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post Aug 15, 2010 - 11:42 PM
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Well Im not on here much but i decided to start a thread on this long over due project.
PLEASE NO POST'S OR PM'S ASKING HOW TO TITLE..NEED TO GET CAR HERE FIRST.


Bought in 2003 and picked up in 2004
Towed from Calgary to very rural Iowa
where it sat for last 8 years at friends shop .

Repairs started in Aug 10'


MODS (SO FAR)
98 JDM CELICA Steering wheel
98 Shift knob
98 SILVER interior trim
98 projectors set
98 SS-III F/R splitters (real) and sideskirts
98 tail lights
98 jdm door sills
98 Full Toyota "confetti" Recaro interior F/R (Toyota recaro rails too!)
new jdm rear visor
new jdm side visors
2 sets brand new hyper sports 5 peice mat set
1 set of "shag-o-lious" jdm blue stripped mats
Modded TRD strut bar
Legalis R exhaust (Nice tone and quiet with 4" tip)
Wolife lights front and 3rd brake light
Oem clear side lights
Real TRD rear spoiler
TRD short shifter
Seat Heater switches for Toasty Recaros
English and Japanese Owners manuals
JDM oem Keyless entry
2 speaker door panels
Converted mph gauge cluster
WRC rear spoiler (real)
gunmetal celica emblems
cusco lower brace
MORE TO COME













This post has been edited by FORGMANN: Aug 22, 2013 - 11:56 AM


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post Aug 15, 2010 - 11:56 PM
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I've always wanted to drive over and check this car out. I may still have to.


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post Aug 15, 2010 - 11:58 PM
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the epic... is strong with this thread



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post Aug 16, 2010 - 12:10 AM
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Old pic from 08 when spoiler came in from Australia (paid $100 for spoiler, though cost $140 to ship)



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post Aug 16, 2010 - 12:20 AM
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DAMN! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 12:21 AM
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how did you .....LOL

nice car, how confortable are those recaro seats? I think i saw them once on ebay, but i refused to pay a lot of money


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 12:37 AM
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I love that steering wheel lol if you EVER change it I call dibs on it!!!! I had one like that in my 2009 Cobalt SS Turbo and loved it to death. My Celica has the nice 3spoke steering wheel but not that sexy leather, i needz to find me one lol.


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 12:39 AM
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Congrats, i just would like to know how the hell you got it past customs. let alone register it even though you said dont ask. you dont have to tell. Id pay you if you tell me. seriously. lol anyways nice car and project your one lucky american
post Aug 16, 2010 - 12:49 AM
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QUOTE (JuMPiiN @ Aug 16, 2010 - 1:39 AM) *
Congrats, i just would like to know how the hell you got it past customs. let alone register it even though you said dont ask. you dont have to tell. Id pay you if you tell me. seriously. lol anyways nice car and project your one lucky american


wink.gif just move to Western Canada and you can have almost anything 15 years or older available to be imported. If I had the coin I'd be all over a GT-4.


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 12:51 AM
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Move to Canada.... live there for at least a year... wait a minimum of 4 months just to get the thing shipped over... then figure out a way to get it registered and get a title.... way easier said than done.
post Aug 16, 2010 - 12:58 AM
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QUOTE (JuMPiiN @ Aug 16, 2010 - 12:51 AM) *
Move to Canada.... live there for at least a year... wait a minimum of 4 months just to get the thing shipped over... then figure out a way to get it registered and get a title.... way easier said than done.


I know of 3+ GT-4's locally for sale that are already landed/titled/ready to be insured. 1 in very MINTY condition and is for sale on this forum as well, the other 2 are in decent shape and with a little elbow grease they would be monsters. And if you moved to Canada there is no reason why you cannot apply for a local drivers license within the first week of moving here. After that there is zero reason you cannot get local registration/insurance and own any 15 year old imported vehicle.


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 7:58 AM
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It was almost easier than buying a car in the states but this was done years ago and things have changed
since. One key point is car was brought in as parts car so i with paperwork pre done and taxes paid i was
only at border 15 mins to get inspected and had no issues.


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 4:01 PM
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QUOTE (FORGMANN @ Aug 16, 2010 - 7:58 AM) *
It was almost easier than buying a car in the states but this was done years ago and things have changed
since. One key point is car was brought in as parts car so i with paperwork pre done and taxes paid i was
only at border 15 mins to get inspected and had no issues.


lolz when I saw the pictures that's the first thing that popped into my mind, say it's a parts car and deal with the rest later.


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 4:37 PM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 15, 2010 - 11:56 PM) *
I've always wanted to drive over and check this car out. I may still have to.


Dude, it's worth it. Trust me.


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 9:02 PM
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ahh nice gt-four. i may just pick it up if you sell it wink.gif


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (RockyMountainCelica @ Aug 16, 2010 - 12:58 AM) *
QUOTE (JuMPiiN @ Aug 16, 2010 - 12:51 AM) *
Move to Canada.... live there for at least a year... wait a minimum of 4 months just to get the thing shipped over... then figure out a way to get it registered and get a title.... way easier said than done.


I know of 3+ GT-4's locally for sale that are already landed/titled/ready to be insured. 1 in very MINTY condition and is for sale on this forum as well, the other 2 are in decent shape and with a little elbow grease they would be monsters. And if you moved to Canada there is no reason why you cannot apply for a local drivers license within the first week of moving here. After that there is zero reason you cannot get local registration/insurance and own any 15 year old imported vehicle.


Yea Untill your local Vehicle inspections unit inspect you and get you for seatbelts not DOT approved, head and tail lights not DOT approved, wrong standard of glass and all this other crap that realy doesn't make a difference but they still make it so you can't insure your car.

I dunno about where you are, but in manitoba, they have been going crazy with that, posting there units on local cruise nights just bust street racers, which aren't even driving the RHD cars.
My buddy has an s14 silvia, he's had it for months now and he still can't get it to pass a manioba safety because no shop will touch rhd cars all because these inspection units have been giving out crazy tickets and going back to the shops they were saftied at.

And to the OP, how did you managed to import a car, in 03, that was not 15 years old?


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 10:32 PM
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Car was buried in a 40 ft trailer and listed as 2 clips . Had a 96 mr2 hanging above it.
Had 0 issues getting to canada. This was years before rush of popular jdm cars and not
sure it would be as easy now.

My opinion on Canada is this , people are great , Govt is horrible, I can't stand big brother
type Govt. I live in midwest so no one here cares about RHD car or what is or
isnt DOT. Im 36 so i won't be hanging out much ,so no worries there. We have
0 inspections on anything so bye bye oem cat downpipe.

Going to frame shop soon..more pics to come


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post Aug 16, 2010 - 11:19 PM
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QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Aug 16, 2010 - 10:11 PM) *
QUOTE (RockyMountainCelica @ Aug 16, 2010 - 12:58 AM) *
QUOTE (JuMPiiN @ Aug 16, 2010 - 12:51 AM) *
Move to Canada.... live there for at least a year... wait a minimum of 4 months just to get the thing shipped over... then figure out a way to get it registered and get a title.... way easier said than done.


I know of 3+ GT-4's locally for sale that are already landed/titled/ready to be insured. 1 in very MINTY condition and is for sale on this forum as well, the other 2 are in decent shape and with a little elbow grease they would be monsters. And if you moved to Canada there is no reason why you cannot apply for a local drivers license within the first week of moving here. After that there is zero reason you cannot get local registration/insurance and own any 15 year old imported vehicle.


Yea Untill your local Vehicle inspections unit inspect you and get you for seatbelts not DOT approved, head and tail lights not DOT approved, wrong standard of glass and all this other crap that realy doesn't make a difference but they still make it so you can't insure your car.

I dunno about where you are, but in manitoba, they have been going crazy with that, posting there units on local cruise nights just bust street racers, which aren't even driving the RHD cars.
My buddy has an s14 silvia, he's had it for months now and he still can't get it to pass a manioba safety because no shop will touch rhd cars all because these inspection units have been giving out crazy tickets and going back to the shops they were saftied at.

And to the OP, how did you managed to import a car, in 03, that was not 15 years old?


I'm in Alberta, we get away with a fair amount but damn I had no idea about all that DOT crap........that sucks!!!!


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post Aug 17, 2010 - 5:56 AM
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Please forgive me but all these past 6 years I thought that you had a running gt4 that you drove on the streets. I remember you popping up every once in a while to post pictures. What car were you taking pictures of?


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South Carolina has no inspections, and what we call kit cars. Application process for the kit car is simple, and cheap. You do have to have a DMV agent check it out, but they are only looking for receipts to confirm nothing is stolen. RHD is also no problemo to drive here, seen atleast 3 within the last month.

Insurance can be acquired with no inspection of the vehicle in SC as well.

Guys drive around here with just frames of a vehicle, and big arse engines mounted on the back. Just have to have proper signaling equipment.

Now the border process I'm unaware of, and having it checked out by a Canadian friend. Hopefully I hit the lotto =P

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