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post Oct 4, 2010 - 10:51 AM
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Well you've got to start somewhere and this is my second time starting. Nonetheless, the celica's from my past are all part of the story that has led me to this one and finally being able to complete the project I have been dreaming of. They are also contributing a lot of parts and lessons learned to get this car how I want it. I bought this car in September 2010 and will be marking my progress routinely with many pictures.

Here is the baseline. The starting point. The blank Canvas. I'm giving you a full snapshot into its original condition from when I bought it. Flaws and all. This way the you can see the progress it makes as I fix the little details and add the JDM/TRD goodies.

94' Celica GT Hatchback
-Stock 5SFE
-Stock ABS Brakes
-Stock Premium Sound
-Stock Suspension
-Stock Exterior
-Stock Interior


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INTERIOR:







UNDER THE HOOD:






Here is the progress thread for my first build a few years back.. Learned a lot on that project:
http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...3997&st=280
(A good read if you are bored at work, lots of parts, pics, problems and even a fire)

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post Oct 4, 2010 - 10:54 AM
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CURRENT CONDITION: (compare to above!)

Mods/Work to date:
-TRD sport suspension (rear, haven't gotten front done yet)
-7th gen short shifter
-4th gen shift knob
-Performance shifter bushings (shifter base)
-17" TSW rims
-Alpine Head unit
-TRD radiator cap
-Blue Clock
-ST205 Gauge Cluster
-TRD 300 km/h Speedometer
-Blue LED w/ Clear Door Courtesy Lenses
-JDM Taillights
-DCW Dual Shift Boot Pod
-Prosport Exhaust Temp Gauge Blue
-Prosport Voltage Gauge Blue/White
-Blox Torch Blue 450 gram Weighted Shift Knob
-GT4 Front Bumper
-JDM Clear High Beams








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post Oct 4, 2010 - 10:56 AM
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Nice addition!
What happened to the other two? Or are you just starting another one?


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ENGINE: '93 RC 3S-GTE/WRC CT-20b [18-20PSI]
PERF: TRD/HKS/ARP/NGK/MSD/ACT/Blitz/STRI/APEX'i/TwosRus/GReddy/Magnaflo/KOYO
SUSP: Tein/Bilstein/SusTech/
INT: SS-III SEATS/Toyota Hyper Sports
EXT: WRC/TRD/404
QUOTE (lagos @ Aug 25, 2010 - 10:13 AM) *
Its a safety feature so that people like you don't end up killing themselves or everyone around them.
Slow down Paul Walker.

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post Oct 4, 2010 - 10:56 AM
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So this past weekend I was working mostly on the vette, but had a chance to do a few very small things on the celica.

Progress:
-Fixed the uneven gas lid
-Disconnected the cheap aftermarket alarm (that kept going off when I didn't want it to)
-Put in a different driver's leather seat (the leather that is in there is very stiff)
-Cleaned underneath the shifter area
-Started install of 7th gen short shifter
-Installed aluminum shifter base bushings
-Installed TRD Radiator Cap
-Started removing stock head unit (and both amplifiers)
-Started wiring in my new head unit

PICS










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post Oct 4, 2010 - 12:23 PM
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QUOTE (DEATH @ Oct 4, 2010 - 11:56 AM) *
Nice addition!
What happened to the other two? Or are you just starting another one?


-The 3s black hatchback has been dismantled and the shell was junked (too much rust and a bad mold problem in the interior)
PIC




-The black coupe I still own, but will be selling soon. I never liked the coupe's as much as the hatchbacks. I will be swapping some things over from that car though.
PIC




I have a LOT of fun stuff to put onto this car, but will keep most of it quiet until its on there. Keeps it interesting... I bet anyone who has seen my previous Celi's will know most of the parts I will be tossing on there... (the previous two cars pictured above kinda give a lot of it away)

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post Oct 4, 2010 - 1:55 PM
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Oh, I don't know...maybe the GT-FOUR parts and the 3S? Just a random guess, no idea why you'd want to do that though...

Good luck.


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post Oct 4, 2010 - 2:04 PM
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OK I gotta ask - you have 2 sets of projectors headlights and will soon only have one Celica - sell me a set? tongue.gif

Oh! And excellent job on the shifter area cleanup biggrin.gif Mine looks like people been sitting in there eating

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ENGINE: '93 RC 3S-GTE/WRC CT-20b [18-20PSI]
PERF: TRD/HKS/ARP/NGK/MSD/ACT/Blitz/STRI/APEX'i/TwosRus/GReddy/Magnaflo/KOYO
SUSP: Tein/Bilstein/SusTech/
INT: SS-III SEATS/Toyota Hyper Sports
EXT: WRC/TRD/404
QUOTE (lagos @ Aug 25, 2010 - 10:13 AM) *
Its a safety feature so that people like you don't end up killing themselves or everyone around them.
Slow down Paul Walker.

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post Oct 4, 2010 - 2:39 PM
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QUOTE (DEATH @ Oct 4, 2010 - 3:04 PM) *
OK I gotta ask - you have 2 sets of projectors headlights and will soon only have one Celica - sell me a set? tongue.gif

Oh! And excellent job on the shifter area cleanup biggrin.gif Mine looks like people been sitting in there eating


haha, I wish I had a set to sell you, but that's the same set. The hatch picture is from 07 (last time the car was on the road) and the coupe picture is from 09. I put the rims and headlights from the hatch onto the coupe since the hatch never made it back on the road.

The shifter surround wasn't too bad, I found a dog treat, a nickel and a red pen. Get anything good in yours?

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post Oct 4, 2010 - 2:43 PM
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QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Oct 4, 2010 - 2:55 PM) *
Oh, I don't know...maybe the GT-FOUR parts and the 3S? Just a random guess, no idea why you'd want to do that though...

Good luck.


Well you've got some of it haha

The 3S is missing the following items (sold them)
-Mass Air Flow Sensor
-CT-26
-Downpipe
-Exhaust Manifold
-IC and piping

I'm undecided if I want to rebuild it (since its half apart right now anyway) and then get new stuff for it, or just go out and buy a 3rd Gen 3S..

Anyone want to convince me in either direction? Saving money would be the priority at this point.


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post Oct 4, 2010 - 4:37 PM
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I just gotta say good luck with everything!

On a side note, what's up with you and '94's? lmao laugh.gif
post Oct 4, 2010 - 5:06 PM
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QUOTE (mkernz22 @ Oct 4, 2010 - 5:37 PM) *
I just gotta say good luck with everything!

On a side note, what's up with you and '94's? lmao laugh.gif


I wonder that myself sometimes

I choose 94' or 95' over the later years because they are ODB1 and easier to pass emissions/inspections in MA. The newer the car, the more laws regarding what you can do to it. Somehow I just kept ending up with Celica's. One to drive, one to work on and one to use as a parts car, sell/junk one and the cycle repeats.


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post Oct 4, 2010 - 5:13 PM
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I would only go with 94 or 95's for that same reasonn.
I'm not sure if you would know, but if I took the engine from my 97 parts car and put it in my 95, would I have to convert my 95 to ODB2?
Reason I want to do it is that I'm doing an a2m swap and that engine has about 100k less than the one in my car right now
post Oct 4, 2010 - 5:15 PM
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QUOTE (mkernz22 @ Oct 4, 2010 - 6:13 PM) *
I would only go with 94 or 95's for that same reasonn.
I'm not sure if you would know, but if I took the engine from my 97 parts car and put it in my 95, would I have to convert my 95 to ODB2?
Reason I want to do it is that I'm doing an a2m swap and that engine has about 100k less than the one in my car right now


I'm not totally sure, but the wiring harness might be different? Someone on here will definitely know that answer, but I'm unfamiliar with anything but the 94's laugh.gif


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post Oct 4, 2010 - 5:21 PM
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That coupe is defiantly hot!


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what hes saying is if you put blue lights in you car youll lose hp.
post Oct 4, 2010 - 5:25 PM
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QUOTE (EKAn @ Oct 4, 2010 - 6:21 PM) *
That coupe is defiantly hot!


Yea I love the look, and I have a lip that I put on it in the summers as well, but I really don't want to build up a coupe. I'm a sucker for the hatchbacks, but somehow I keep getting stuck with coupes. Thats why I got the red one. I wanted to get back into the turbo world and couldn't convince myself to turbo the coupe.


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post Oct 4, 2010 - 5:44 PM
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As a coupe owner I'm bias, but either way i know this car will turn out a beast especially with the 3s under there, what happened to getting a GT4 from Canada? did that ever work out?


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Are you selling your OEM head unit?
post Oct 4, 2010 - 7:19 PM
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QUOTE (EKAn @ Oct 4, 2010 - 6:44 PM) *
As a coupe owner I'm bias, but either way i know this car will turn out a beast especially with the 3s under there, what happened to getting a GT4 from Canada? did that ever work out?


I looked into it and even contacted some of the importers in Canada. There is still a lot of red-tape, and I ended up buying the vette with the money I would have done it with. So that axed that idea. I'll just do my best to build one (eventually). Starting small... like TRD radiator cap small haha

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Are you selling your OEM head unit?


sorry I am not selling the oem unit


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post Oct 4, 2010 - 8:42 PM
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post Oct 6, 2010 - 10:47 AM
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So I don't remember what this guy is.. my best guess is part of the cruise control or ABS system?



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