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post Sep 13, 2010 - 3:52 PM
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I've always wanted to make a progression thread, just can never find the time to, and the more i modify my Celica, the more I wish I had one. So I decided before it gets too late or I lose all my pictures, I will post one now, right before I swap my motor. A little background info, my name is Matt, I'm 21 and my 1995 Celica GT was my first car. I've always been into cars and modified cars so as soon as I got it, there were lots of things I had planned for it. However, still being a kid had no money to fund any big projects, until I got a job...Here are some pictures of my cars evolution to the point where its as now. Enjoy smile.gif I will try and keep this as updated as I can from now on.

Here's where I started...

Just a stock black celi...


Wanted to do things, but had no money, so I painted my stock GT wheels red.


First performance mod was a v2 TRD Quick Shift Kit, was VERY happy with it, bought some GT4 spoiler blocks, while in the paint process, tried spoilerless, not my thing.


Painted my blocks myself, put em on.


If you ever are wondering USDM tail light or JDM taillight? JDM ALL THE WAY!



My winter set of wheels are those stock GT ones.
Basically, I fell in love with OEM JDM from there on, and the real transformation started. I fell in love with GT4's, learned A LOT about them, and ended up purchasing a project car (ST-165) so funds halted on the 6gc frown.gif





Winter time came and my birthday is 4 days after xmas so I got a decent chunk of cash and help getting this.


As you can see, it needed A LOT of work, but I was 100% committed to doing all the work on it myself and getting it on my car. Bought so many parts for it, got really used to seeing this.


While the work was getting done on the 4 front end, got some new wheels.



HID's too.


Front end on! And some OEM '98 skirts!



Spacers!


Like I mentioned earlier, my car is waiting on the arrival of a 3rd gen 3S-GTE motor set from _Jim_. I am extremely excited to start the swap. These are not mounted yet, but here will be what my gauge setup will look like. I also purchased an Apexi AFC NEO to be put where the cigarette lighter currently is.


Thanks for looking. smile.gif

This post has been edited by mak5603: Jul 12, 2012 - 1:59 PM


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post Sep 13, 2010 - 7:14 PM
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Lovin' it. One question though. How come the ST205 bumper doesn't sit flush with the ST205 hood? Did you mold it that way?


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post Sep 13, 2010 - 7:32 PM
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I dont have my hood latch extended right now, and I am using the rubber from the stock bumper, so...basically i could put washers under the bolts and not have the gap, but then I would not be able to open my hood. Its on my to do list but it works this way until I can weld an extra inch on the hood latch and I don't mind the look.


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post Sep 13, 2010 - 7:38 PM
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Holy schnitzel, nice project. Good job.


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post Sep 13, 2010 - 7:50 PM
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liking the gauges
post Sep 13, 2010 - 8:32 PM
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Hey matt i like your interior guages alot. Its coming along great, and the st165 is beatuiful! And i love the start of how many progress threads im seeing now in General Chat.

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post Sep 13, 2010 - 8:55 PM
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car looks freaking awesome keep up the good work


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post Sep 14, 2010 - 12:37 PM
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Thanks guys. smile.gif Trying to get some stuff done for the local Toyota owner's festival, so hopefully I will have some updated pictures pretty soon.


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post Sep 14, 2010 - 10:03 PM
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Finally got around to painting my calipers red today.


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post Sep 14, 2010 - 10:05 PM
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I love the look of your car from the rear. The Black, TRD badge, and tails look great.


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Btw, I loved your USDM vs JDM tail picture. TOTALLY helps me explain to people what I'm trying to do! lol


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post Sep 14, 2010 - 10:32 PM
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QUOTE (HectortheRican @ Sep 14, 2010 - 10:30 PM) *
Btw, I loved your USDM vs JDM tail picture. TOTALLY helps me explain to people what I'm trying to do! lol


I used to love the USDM tail and not know if I wanted the JDM, but then I got all into being different and went JDM and when I was switching em, I put one in and got so excited I had to take a picture to show to everyone who wanted to know which ones looked better, which ones in fact looked better. Glad it helped out smile.gif

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post Sep 15, 2010 - 11:19 AM
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Here's the painted calipers. Quick morning cell phone shots but you get the idea.





Also bought another piece for my turbo setup last night. The list keeps growing. smile.gif


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post Sep 15, 2010 - 3:01 PM
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The red on the calipers looks lovely with the red on the wheels.


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post Sep 15, 2010 - 8:05 PM
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loving the progress, and another beautiful black cellie
post Sep 15, 2010 - 8:29 PM
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what springs are you lowered on?
post Sep 16, 2010 - 11:04 AM
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QUOTE (sunwukongg @ Sep 15, 2010 - 9:29 PM) *
what springs are you lowered on?


Tenzos


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post Sep 16, 2010 - 12:17 PM
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Good stuff thumbsup.gif


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post Sep 20, 2010 - 1:07 PM
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Got a couple more weekends until the big local Totoya owners meet, so here are my plans for this week.
-20% Tint
-Couple low key decals (on the skirts)
-Clean, Clean, Clean

Probably more, just don't want to overwelm myself with college starting back up tomorow. I'll keep you guys updated.


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post Sep 26, 2010 - 7:30 PM
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Car got hit while parked today, minor damage but its to the GT4 bumper and only ONE WEEK before the Puget Sound Toyota Owner's Festival frown.gif I sure hope i get it fixed quickly, I've been working so hard to get my car ready. frown.gif



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