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post Feb 6, 2012 - 5:17 PM
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hello all, just signed up, thought a project thread was probably the best start biggrin.gif

heres how she looked when i bought her in november 2010 -





opted for a few changes, vinyl front plate, late spec rear lights and a few other bits and pieces to tidy it up around the edges





then a new exhaust system went on, BC Coilovers and a few other bits such as Forge BOV, Apexi Induction kit and a GReddy turbo timer. I also sprayed the wheels black as I knew the new wheels were soon to be fitted and I wanted to detract from the horror that is the TSW Venom!







Now all we needed were some sexy concave 6 spoke 9.5j 18" Rota Grid Drifts saved from an uncaring impreza owner, refurbished by myself and resprayed bronze, wrapped in stretched Falken FK452s, thrown under some heavily pulled arches with 5mm spacer up front, 20mm at the rear -

How they looked when i got them (test fit showed the need for spacing them out, and u may also notice this is pre-coilovers) -











Now im doing my best to steer clear of any obvious aesthetic mods, going along the 'road-worthy track weapon' approach i want to stay away from non-oem bodykits and anything too fussy form wise. Since the above photos i now have huge white Falken tyre lettering (which looks ridiculous but i love it!) Next on the to do list are some interior alterations, a nice dished suede 330mm wheel, maybe a full interior strip and some bride buckets, a rear diffuser of some description and possibly a c-one front splitter. Along with just keeping her running sweet and fixing the bits that go wrong of course biggrin.gif

Thanks for reading!








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Posts in this topic
- mattjw   mattjw UK st205 project   Feb 6, 2012 - 5:17 PM
- - RoyO   Very nice car!! Good modifications!   Feb 6, 2012 - 5:23 PM
- - kurt95gt   Looks amazing those rims look sweet you did a gre...   Feb 6, 2012 - 5:50 PM
- - Tigawoods   Awesome you finally joined! Glad to have you.   Feb 6, 2012 - 11:25 PM
- - HectortheRican   So. Gorgeous.   Feb 7, 2012 - 12:52 AM
- - 199celica   wow that thing is really clean it should be on the...   Feb 7, 2012 - 1:46 AM
- - UndaGrwnD   sick rims ! what specs are the rims and tires...   Feb 7, 2012 - 2:44 AM
- - mattjw   rims specs are: 18x9.5j, 5x100 offset et35 (i thin...   Feb 7, 2012 - 4:19 PM
- - UndaGrwnD   Very nice stance man! No rubbing probs?   Feb 7, 2012 - 4:29 PM
- - mattjw   yes rubbing probs! but only over aweful bumps ...   Feb 7, 2012 - 5:37 PM
- - SwissFerdi   Looks great, although let me just say -1 for Rotas...   Feb 7, 2012 - 7:02 PM
- - Mycurse180   Nicest Celica I've seen on this site hands dow...   Feb 8, 2012 - 12:26 AM
- - UndaGrwnD   +1 on that! i tought that 9.5J would be to wi...   Feb 8, 2012 - 2:06 AM
- - dudeofchaos   Man this is sick! I want mine pretty much like...   Feb 8, 2012 - 3:52 PM
- - mattjw   tyre lettering was sprayed on with a white primer,...   Feb 8, 2012 - 4:21 PM
|- - dudeofchaos   QUOTE (mattjw @ Feb 8, 2012 - 6:21 P...   Feb 10, 2012 - 1:01 AM
- - williamw1987   QUOTE (mattjw @ Feb 8, 2012 - 4:21 P...   Feb 10, 2012 - 8:51 AM
- - UndaGrwnD   yes, nice color   Feb 10, 2012 - 11:05 AM
- - BonzaiCelica   wow simply clean!!! I really like it ...   Feb 11, 2012 - 12:33 AM
- - Sunny   Hi, great car mate, does i ask you what kind of s...   Feb 11, 2012 - 7:45 AM
- - johnyboy1976   Nice car - strange being a later spec car that it ...   Feb 11, 2012 - 10:02 AM
- - mattjw   what year do the late spec st205s start? what are ...   Feb 11, 2012 - 11:44 AM
- - richee3   '96+ are late spec. Non-GT4 models got an upda...   Feb 11, 2012 - 2:20 PM
- - johnyboy1976   As above the facelift was 96. The chrome " ce...   Feb 11, 2012 - 3:30 PM
- - mattjw   fitted a sparco 350mm suede wheel love it and ...   Feb 26, 2012 - 2:11 PM
- - UndaGrwnD   Got a underside body pic? So i can see your exhaus...   Feb 26, 2012 - 5:55 PM
- - dudeofchaos   Any updates on this build? Your car amazes me, I...   May 5, 2012 - 3:56 PM
- - mattjw   just found this old project thread and thought i w...   Jan 11, 2014 - 6:33 AM
- - mattjw   a quick shot of the interior before i fitted bucke...   Jan 11, 2014 - 6:39 AM
- - mattjw   exedy paddle clutch and fidanza lightweight flywhe...   Jan 11, 2014 - 6:43 AM
- - The_enD   Really nice car, dude.   Jan 11, 2014 - 6:49 AM
- - zoocsijr   This is one of my favourite Celicas here! Glad...   Jan 11, 2014 - 2:35 PM
- - dudeofchaos   SOOO GLAD you finally updated! I've finall...   Jan 17, 2014 - 7:58 PM
- - Red123   RE: mattjw UK st205 project   Feb 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM
- - JoshuaM   WOW! Those pics look great... and then that st...   Feb 23, 2014 - 3:04 PM
- - dudeofchaos   I know this is a case of holy **** revival but I a...   Aug 4, 2017 - 12:44 AM


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