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post Jul 23, 2010 - 1:35 AM
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HectortheRican



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I've been lagging on one of these, but I finally have the time to start one up. My mods will come slowly but surely due to minimum wage kindasad.gif But I'll keep truckin'!

I was actually trying and trying so hard to buy a 240, I love the things, but every single one I'd find was either too expensive because they were all SR20'd and S15'd out, or too beat down and crappy. But then one day I came across this Celica because the poster had put '240sx' as a tag. I had honestly never even considered a Celica for a second, when I thought Celica, I thought 7gc, and I never liked those. But once I saw this Celica, I fell in love. And thanks to Spider77, I found this site and it's helped me since day 1. Now that I've got a progress thread, I'll start updating it often. Thanks for looking!

The first day I got her. I actually bought her from a member, vi-tuyen.


Then the very first mod when I started working... early June. Injen SRI w/ Fujita filter. Bought from trdproven.

Out


In


Then I picked up an OEM strut bar from a local part out in late June


Three days after the strut bar, I got into a fender bender with an 18 wheeler. I swiped his tire. Luckily, I was fine, and no damage to the truck, and little damage to my car.

Damage assessment: Cracked bumper, totaled RH fender, smashed sidemarker, bent strut, bent wheel.

Literally 20 minutes before the wreck

sexy angle wink.gif

Then when I got home afterwards

Side


Front (see the obvious neg camber? lolol)


This post has been edited by HectortheRican: Apr 10, 2016 - 2:01 AM


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taking too long to mod since '09
June '12 COTM
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Posts in this topic
- HectortheRican   HectortheRican's progress thread   Jul 23, 2010 - 1:35 AM
- - whatthe   At least now you have good offset... Your tyres ar...   Jul 23, 2010 - 2:05 AM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (whatthe @ Jul 23, 2010 - 2:05...   Jul 23, 2010 - 2:10 AM
- - cheela   nice! keep us updated. and go at it with the m...   Jul 23, 2010 - 10:49 AM
- - HectortheRican   I didn't take a whole lot of pics of the repai...   Jul 26, 2010 - 9:23 AM
|- - Success21   QUOTE (HectortheRican @ Jul 26, 2010 - 1...   Jul 26, 2010 - 11:21 AM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (Success21 @ Jul 26, 2010 - 11...   Jul 26, 2010 - 11:33 AM
- - HectortheRican   On 7/24, exactly a month after the wreck, I finall...   Jul 26, 2010 - 5:08 PM
- - NOVAKx17   WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!! haha nice job ...   Jul 26, 2010 - 5:15 PM
- - Spider77   Looking pretty good, maybe I'll have a chance ...   Jul 26, 2010 - 5:17 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (Spider77 @ Jul 26, 2010 - 5:1...   Jul 26, 2010 - 5:18 PM
- - whatthe   Its nice to see the celica back up and looking bet...   Jul 27, 2010 - 8:32 AM
- - HectortheRican   Just ordered the crystal clear Depo turn signals f...   Jul 27, 2010 - 2:13 PM
- - cheela   Did you get the full set or just the signals?   Jul 27, 2010 - 3:56 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (cheela @ Jul 27, 2010 - 3:56 ...   Jul 27, 2010 - 4:12 PM
- - HectortheRican   Welp, found out I have a flat today. It'll be ...   Jul 30, 2010 - 6:28 PM
- - Bigblock   WOW you did great work!! Here's hopin...   Jul 30, 2010 - 6:35 PM
- - HectortheRican   Finally got around to making my SSIII grille fit. ...   Aug 4, 2010 - 1:17 AM
- - Spider77   I like the progress youve made with this so far. ...   Aug 4, 2010 - 4:38 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (Spider77 @ Aug 4, 2010 - 4:38...   Aug 4, 2010 - 7:16 PM
- - block   looks great. keep up the good work. you need tho...   Aug 4, 2010 - 7:21 PM
- - HectortheRican   Welp, Megan Racing pissed me off. After I ordered ...   Aug 7, 2010 - 9:14 AM
- - Spider77   Wow, sucks about your coilovers...they should of o...   Aug 7, 2010 - 9:15 AM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (Spider77 @ Aug 7, 2010 - 9:15...   Aug 7, 2010 - 9:18 AM
- - Spider77   In all honesty then, if they did nothing to keep y...   Aug 7, 2010 - 9:34 AM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (Spider77 @ Aug 7, 2010 - 9:34...   Aug 7, 2010 - 9:41 AM
- - Spider77   Roger that!   Aug 7, 2010 - 9:51 AM
- - cheela   11 weeks just sucks. forget them.   Aug 7, 2010 - 10:12 AM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (cheela @ Aug 7, 2010 - 10:12 ...   Aug 7, 2010 - 10:25 AM
- - whatthe   Go BC and never look back!   Aug 7, 2010 - 11:01 AM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (whatthe @ Aug 7, 2010 - 11:01...   Aug 7, 2010 - 11:25 AM
- - HectortheRican   I got my Falken 512's installed and got an ali...   Aug 9, 2010 - 2:08 PM
- - 97celiman   I never had the clear turns, I bought the sidemark...   Aug 9, 2010 - 2:57 PM
- - HectortheRican   Just painted my OEM strut bar SSIII red. Kind of a...   Aug 12, 2010 - 3:48 PM
- - HectortheRican   Here's the painted strut bar I gotta clean up...   Aug 13, 2010 - 12:18 PM
- - rave2n   looking good!   Aug 13, 2010 - 12:28 PM
- - Spider77   Jeez...wish my Injen was black. Looks nice though...   Aug 13, 2010 - 12:33 PM
- - HectortheRican   Thanks guys! And yeah, hopefully!   Aug 13, 2010 - 1:09 PM
- - Hazmat   Oh damn, I didn't know you had a progress thre...   Aug 13, 2010 - 4:07 PM
- - HectortheRican   Thanks man! I sure hope so! Will you be ab...   Aug 13, 2010 - 6:53 PM
- - Hazmat   I'm hoping so. I find out tomorrow but I don...   Aug 13, 2010 - 8:19 PM
- - HectortheRican   Well let's keep our fingers crossed!   Aug 13, 2010 - 10:29 PM
- - Hazmat   Well I was right again. No dice. Stuck working all...   Aug 14, 2010 - 3:58 AM
- - HectortheRican   That sucks man But definitely!   Aug 14, 2010 - 7:51 AM
- - Hazmat   Maaan you had to move already?! I really wante...   Aug 19, 2010 - 5:40 AM
- - HectortheRican   I'll be coming back regularly, so definitely...   Aug 19, 2010 - 10:53 AM
- - 4-eyed-freek   i know this is a stupid question but what is that ...   Aug 20, 2010 - 3:53 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (4-eyed-freek @ Aug 20, 2010 ...   Aug 20, 2010 - 4:16 PM
- - Spider77   I got that with my new Tennessee plates, just have...   Aug 20, 2010 - 4:19 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (Spider77 @ Aug 20, 2010 - 3:1...   Aug 20, 2010 - 4:28 PM
- - 4-eyed-freek   have to love michigan for only making u have one p...   Aug 20, 2010 - 4:25 PM
- - Spider77   Hells yeah, both cars have been registered in the ...   Aug 20, 2010 - 4:46 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (Spider77 @ Aug 20, 2010 - 3:4...   Aug 20, 2010 - 4:57 PM
- - Spider77   Yeah, the navy throws me a few bones here and ther...   Aug 20, 2010 - 4:58 PM
- - HectortheRican   Finally some progress! I bought a spare ash tr...   Aug 30, 2010 - 5:17 PM
- - SwissFerdi   I'm a pretty big fan of that sticker stuff. I...   Aug 30, 2010 - 6:50 PM
- - Spider77   Gotta say that looks real real nice!   Aug 30, 2010 - 8:34 PM
|- - Hazmat   QUOTE (Spider77 @ Aug 30, 2010 - 9:3...   Aug 30, 2010 - 10:24 PM
|- - SwissFerdi   QUOTE (Hazmat @ Aug 30, 2010 - 11:24...   Aug 31, 2010 - 11:03 AM
- - HectortheRican   Thanks guys! That was my very first shot at wr...   Aug 30, 2010 - 10:20 PM
- - HectortheRican   Thanks bro!   Aug 30, 2010 - 11:31 PM
- - mkernz22   That looks pretty sweet with the CF sticker/ wrapp...   Aug 31, 2010 - 2:22 PM
- - HectortheRican   Lol glad I could inspire people   Aug 31, 2010 - 2:58 PM
- - 4-eyed-freek   when i go off to school i might try to wrap some p...   Aug 31, 2010 - 3:30 PM
- - HectortheRican   Thanks man. I think that's it though. I don...   Aug 31, 2010 - 4:51 PM
- - HectortheRican   Just bought about $260 worth of Celica goodie...   Sep 6, 2010 - 2:11 PM
- - 4-eyed-freek   pics?   Sep 6, 2010 - 2:43 PM
- - HectortheRican   When I get them! Patience! Haha   Sep 6, 2010 - 3:51 PM
- - 4-eyed-freek   ok ok ..i just moved into my aprt. for school so i...   Sep 6, 2010 - 11:16 PM
- - HectortheRican   Same here. I used to be in Fort Worth, TX but now ...   Sep 7, 2010 - 12:00 AM
- - HectortheRican   I got the 3 white LEDs that I ordered for my guage...   Sep 9, 2010 - 12:49 PM
- - HectortheRican   I got part #2 of my Celica bundle! Euro option...   Sep 10, 2010 - 6:37 PM
- - 4-eyed-freek   nice man lookin sexy.. if i still had my original ...   Sep 10, 2010 - 10:08 PM
- - smirnoff   Looking good Hector, I'm getting a kick knowin...   Sep 11, 2010 - 3:18 AM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (smirnoff @ Sep 11, 2010 - 2:1...   Sep 11, 2010 - 1:51 PM
- - 96stgreendemon   looking good with the euro splitters, how you doin...   Sep 11, 2010 - 2:13 PM
- - HectortheRican   I found a parking space in a corner with almost a ...   Sep 11, 2010 - 4:25 PM
- - HectortheRican   Got my brand spankin' new JDM tails from vince...   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:23 PM
|- - mak5603   QUOTE (HectortheRican @ Sep 14, 2010 - 1...   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:26 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (mak5603 @ Sep 14, 2010 - 9:26...   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:27 PM
|- - mak5603   QUOTE (HectortheRican @ Sep 14, 2010 - 1...   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:29 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (mak5603 @ Sep 14, 2010 - 9:29...   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:31 PM
- - cheela   whoo~!!!! seriously one of the bes...   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:26 PM
- - jcbass7   man, nothing looks better than those tails. Gotta ...   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:26 PM
- - 4-eyed-freek   wooo!! lookin sharp   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:27 PM
- - HectortheRican   I'm gonna be going on a mods lent for a little...   Sep 14, 2010 - 10:56 PM
- - monkey_matt   JDM rear lights are the best exterior mod here in ...   Sep 14, 2010 - 11:43 PM
- - 97celiman   disc conversion next.   Sep 14, 2010 - 11:59 PM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (97celiman @ Sep 14, 2010 - 10...   Sep 15, 2010 - 1:14 AM
- - whatthe   Well if anything Brake pads upgrade and change bra...   Sep 15, 2010 - 2:47 AM
- - HectortheRican   I got my brakes replaced 2 weeks ago all around. R...   Sep 15, 2010 - 7:53 AM
- - whatthe   What pads did you switch to? I want to change mine...   Sep 15, 2010 - 8:09 AM
|- - HectortheRican   QUOTE (whatthe @ Sep 15, 2010 - 7:09...   Sep 15, 2010 - 11:26 AM
- - 96stgreendemon   EBC Green Stuff is good for dd, lots of dust but a...   Sep 15, 2010 - 12:45 PM
- - HectortheRican   Installed the JDM tails today! Still haven...   Sep 15, 2010 - 9:12 PM
- - whatthe   Looks good!   Sep 15, 2010 - 9:18 PM
- - HectortheRican   Thanks!   Sep 15, 2010 - 9:22 PM
- - samir0189   those tails look great, but i have always wondered...   Sep 16, 2010 - 9:12 AM
- - HectortheRican   samir, I was wondering the same thing. I mean, no ...   Sep 16, 2010 - 10:01 AM
- - 4-eyed-freek   man those looks sweet, nice buy hector!   Sep 16, 2010 - 10:12 AM
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