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post May 20, 2011 - 11:52 AM
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I've made so much progress in the past few weeks with my car (thanks mostly to local board members) that I thought I would jump on the band wagon & start my progress thread too.

This thread, just like the car; is a work in progress. tongue.gif

My Car was purchased back in 2006 and was meant to be a project car right away, but unfortunately I was busy with my career at the time and she was quickly neglected.

1994 Celica GT-S w/ ~224K kms on it (approx 139187 miles)

Interior was in great condition, nothing special done to it...




Exterior was in decent shape, except for the driverside fender, which was mashed in, punched back out, and rattle canned. The most unique feature of this car, was the dual exhaust.




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post May 20, 2011 - 12:00 PM
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Then I caught the mod bug.

The first modification I did, was to upgrade to the JDM Taillights.



The company I worked for at the time was nice enough to give me a vehicle for personal & work use, so the Celica was parked for the better part of 3 years.

In 2007, I was promoted and moved to Calgary Alberta to work for the companies Corporate office.

That's when I met WALKER and the rest of the 6GC members from that time.

(I had also just purchased the 7th Gen rims the day before this picture was taken)



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post May 20, 2011 - 12:12 PM
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After becoming more comfortable with the 6GC, and where to source parts from... I had the mod bug baaaaad:

In 2008; I purchased my first suspension mods; Tanabe D210 Lowering Springs & a GT-Four Rear Strut Bar:




And in 2009 decided to spice up the interior...

From this:


To this:



aaaaand somewhere in there a 7th Gen Short Throw Shifter was installed... smile.gif

Also purchased some headers, a cooling panel and Hotwires spark plug wires:

Before:


During:


And After:





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post May 20, 2011 - 1:02 PM
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Later that summer I managed to get my hands on a set of Custom Projectors w/ Clear lenses (from Rayme via WALKER)

I had to tear them apart and rebuild them myself as the brackets were loose and the projectors would bounce around inside the housings. I also took this opportunity to mount some Halo rings onto the projectors as well.





It was also around this time that I installed the JDM rain guards JDM Rear Visor & removed the amber piece from the JDM Taillights.
I decided to try a little tint as well to match the CF License Bezel:



After the headers were installed and the stock cat was removed - I could no longer stand the sound of my exhaust... so I took it in to get modified.


To this:



The sound is much better, but I do miss the unique-ness of the dual exhaust... tongue.gif


Then the worst happened... the timing belt snapped mid-commute one day. IIRC it was around the same time I was installing the projectors, etc. I can't seem to find any pictures of that event, but long story short; with the help of WALKER & ZenAutoworks I was able to tear apart the engine, replace the timing belt & Water pump and then redo all the seals on my way in/out.

The car was back on the road again!! Yay! But at the end of the fall season in 2009, the clutch went, and left me stranded again at the side of the road. Not just 500KMs after I just finished the timing belt!! Argh!

So the car has been parked since then; waiting to roll again and finally this year I was able to make some progress with it again. (Busy/Cold 2010 year)


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post May 20, 2011 - 1:17 PM
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My 3rd gear had always given me grief while shifting, so I decided to get a whole new bell housing/tranny along with a temp clutch and pressure plate.

In the prep process I was a little distracted and decided to test fit some new body panels. (ie 404 Skirts, JDM fenders, and ST205 hood) tongue.gif




This past weeks worth of work revealed the problem with the clutch;



DESTROYED

See the link in my signature "Project- Tranny Swap" for more details...

But this brings us up to date so far in my progress (or lack-thereof, LOL laugh.gif ) and this is how she sits until I can get back underneath her...


Resurfaced Flywheel ready to install, lightened and machined down...


Hope you enjoyed so far, and I will update when more work is done...

Thanks!


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post May 21, 2011 - 3:38 AM
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I love your Celica, especially your dash


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post May 21, 2011 - 11:36 AM
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Great project, very unique! I look forward to updates in this thread.


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post May 21, 2011 - 10:19 PM
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C-ONE !!!!!!! Hell-yeh!


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post May 21, 2011 - 11:35 PM
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QUOTE (whatthe @ May 21, 2011 - 9:19 PM) *
C-ONE !!!!!!! Hell-yeh!




Riiiiight!? I cant wait to get it done and mounted!!

... So pumped!


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post May 21, 2011 - 11:46 PM
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how loud is the exhaust from inside the car at around 3,000 rpm?


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post May 21, 2011 - 11:54 PM
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The new exhaust, or the old dual exhaust?


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post May 22, 2011 - 12:17 AM
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new exhaust


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post May 22, 2011 - 12:45 AM
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QUOTE (NYp8tBaller07 @ May 21, 2011 - 11:17 PM) *
new exhaust


I'll be completely honest with you; the car has been sitting for so long that I don't really remember what the sound was like kindasad.gif

I do remember that the dual had an amazing sound at 3000 smile.gif

The new exhaust is a little quieter, even with the headers, but its more of a deeper throaty sound, IIRC.


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post May 22, 2011 - 6:40 PM
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also whats the outlet size on the new muffler?


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post May 22, 2011 - 6:57 PM
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2.5" in -> 3" out I believe.


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post May 22, 2011 - 7:35 PM
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I love your new exhaust and am going to do the same but with a little mor tilt to it so thats why im asking so many questions


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post May 23, 2011 - 12:53 AM
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As I was looking at the clutch picture I thought to myself "wtf, it looks fin..O ****" Thats quite a skill to do that to the spring. Looks great man, this will be one of the few builds ill be sure to follow!!
post May 30, 2011 - 3:31 PM
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QUOTE (SupraKid @ May 22, 2011 - 11:53 PM) *
As I was looking at the clutch picture I thought to myself "wtf, it looks fin..O ****" Thats quite a skill to do that to the spring. Looks great man, this will be one of the few builds ill be sure to follow!!



LOL - yeah this picture might have been better to post:



As soon as WALKER removed the pressure plate, the spring fell out. kindasad.gif


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post May 30, 2011 - 4:30 PM
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I remember my uncles turbo rx7 ripped the metal from the pucks on his clutch


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post May 30, 2011 - 9:52 PM
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Cool story bro

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