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post Dec 16, 2012 - 1:28 PM
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Nial



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I was certain I started a build thread on here, but for the life of me I can not find it so forgive me if I start again and its old news.

About a year and a half ago my current GT4 failed its yearly inspection (MOT) with rusty sills, they were fixed and it subsequently passed but it set alarm bells ringing in my head that the poor things days were numbered.

I decided that I would buy a shell and swap everything onto it. so I hunted for a reasonable shell to start work on.

While I was looking, I had to extend my garage. I only had a single car garage so not enough space to work or store stuff.

So I decided to extend my garage backwards a bit

Work started.



and after a few weeks, finished ;0





About the same time a shell turned up, well it was sold as a shell, but it was more or less a complete car minus the engine and gearbox.







It was in good condition with no rust, even the interior was in pretty much spot on condition, not that I need much of it





I set to wrok more or less straight away



First job was to strip everything off the car



everything went, all the looms, glass, suspension the works



Next job was to remove the sound deadening material





it then went outside for a thorough jet wash go get rid of all the years of crap





As I was moving the battery to the inside I could remove the battery tray



which I did





Next up I needed to get to the bottom of the car....this was going to require some ingenuity.


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Posts in this topic
- Nial   ST205 Total Rebuild   Dec 16, 2012 - 1:28 PM
- - Nial   I was going to have to make my own rotisserie. So...   Dec 16, 2012 - 1:38 PM
- - Nial   Tackling the stone guard on the bottom of the car....   Dec 16, 2012 - 1:45 PM
- - Nial   First job was to add some strengthening to the top...   Dec 16, 2012 - 1:54 PM
- - Nial   I was going to have to make myself a mini blast fu...   Dec 16, 2012 - 1:59 PM
- - Nial   Taking a long look at my roll cage, I was not happ...   Dec 16, 2012 - 2:06 PM
|- - SwissFerdi   QUOTE (Nial @ Dec 16, 2012 - 2:06 PM...   Dec 17, 2012 - 12:47 AM
- - Batman722   Great job. That's a ton of work, impressive.   Dec 16, 2012 - 2:19 PM
- - Ted95   Not your everyday build, excellent job so far man.   Dec 16, 2012 - 10:18 PM
- - Tigawoods   super diy!!   Dec 16, 2012 - 10:43 PM
- - malpaso   You are unbelievable Nial . You are true faffer   Dec 17, 2012 - 5:06 AM
|- - Nial   Thanks all, glad you like it QUOTE (malpaso ...   Dec 17, 2012 - 5:32 AM
- - Edser   Looks great! It'll be like new! Just o...   Dec 17, 2012 - 6:28 AM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (Edser @ Dec 17, 2012 - 6:28 A...   Dec 17, 2012 - 6:41 AM
- - richee3   Great work so far! I can't wait to see whe...   Dec 17, 2012 - 10:36 AM
- - S8S8   Nice work! Can't wait to see the finished...   Dec 18, 2012 - 4:45 AM
- - Nial   I dont know if you guys like small regular updates...   Dec 18, 2012 - 2:23 PM
- - enderswift   QUOTE just because you cant see it doesn't mea...   Dec 18, 2012 - 6:00 PM
- - Nial   I have been busy recently, but have found some tim...   Feb 25, 2013 - 3:47 PM
- - paulgtt   absolutely epic Nial, top work. fancy doing my car...   Feb 25, 2013 - 4:10 PM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (paulgtt @ Feb 25, 2013 - 4:10...   Feb 25, 2013 - 4:28 PM
- - delusionz   f**k yeah! I want to reshell into yours!...   Feb 25, 2013 - 5:53 PM
- - Legen-dary   Wow, just wow. I truly admire your attention to d...   Feb 25, 2013 - 10:28 PM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (Legen-dary @ Feb 25, 2013 - ...   Feb 26, 2013 - 3:28 AM
- - delusionz   Ahhh is that what that was, I was thinking of jus...   Feb 26, 2013 - 4:25 AM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (delusionz @ Feb 26, 2013 - 4...   Feb 26, 2013 - 4:31 AM
- - delusionz   do you know what the pre-rad thing is on the TTE c...   Feb 26, 2013 - 4:50 AM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (delusionz @ Feb 26, 2013 - 4...   Feb 26, 2013 - 4:53 AM
- - Nial   Well, it's been a while, haven't done much...   Jun 4, 2013 - 2:57 PM
- - Dennisthe10   Love this thread, your car is going to be epic...   Jun 6, 2013 - 4:26 AM
- - Nial   Its been a while, but a bit of progress this weeke...   Sep 8, 2013 - 2:38 PM
- - richee3   Love that bumper.   Sep 8, 2013 - 2:49 PM
- - JoshuaM   Oh, so not content with a perfectly rebuilt st205....   Sep 8, 2013 - 4:11 PM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Sep 8, 2013 - 5:11 ...   Sep 9, 2013 - 2:12 PM
- - SwissFerdi   Very funny, I actually had that idea myself (SS-FO...   Sep 8, 2013 - 5:34 PM
- - Nial   Thanks just need to start sanding it all smooth n...   Sep 9, 2013 - 12:27 AM
- - kurt95gt   Good to see an update on such a sweet build   Sep 9, 2013 - 1:38 AM
- - Nial   Hmmmm shiny bits   Sep 17, 2013 - 10:19 AM
- - cjh4l22   Wow, most impressive sir. Keep up the good work...   Sep 17, 2013 - 12:18 PM
- - Nial   Thanks i will just be using standard motor mount...   Sep 17, 2013 - 12:34 PM
- - onnaj   Really really impressive! Nice work!   Sep 18, 2013 - 4:35 AM
- - rentaspace   Just read through this whole build... I am so jeal...   Sep 22, 2013 - 11:46 PM
- - KAOS   Excellent!   Sep 25, 2013 - 12:16 PM
- - Nial   Thanks.....have been busy paint stripping and unde...   Sep 25, 2013 - 3:58 PM
- - Nial   Still removing paint and underseal......sigh. Just...   Sep 30, 2013 - 3:12 PM
- - Nial   I could do the chassis welding route, but for two ...   Oct 10, 2013 - 2:43 PM
|- - malpaso   QUOTE (Nial @ Oct 10, 2013 - 9:43 PM...   Oct 11, 2013 - 2:54 AM
- - Nial   Well, not much being done today, spent a large por...   Oct 12, 2013 - 12:25 PM
- - Nial   Finally getting round to finishing the SS4 front b...   Oct 13, 2013 - 10:07 AM
- - Nial   Well finally got to apply some paint instead of st...   Oct 27, 2013 - 10:42 AM
- - enderswift   So much epicness   Oct 27, 2013 - 10:54 AM
- - bsamps4   That is ridiculously epic!   Oct 27, 2013 - 11:33 AM
- - mi645   I am really impressed with the amount of work just...   Oct 27, 2013 - 2:20 PM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (mi645 @ Oct 27, 2013 - 2:20 P...   Oct 27, 2013 - 2:44 PM
- - dudeofchaos   Will you post how to mod the BC coils? I plan...   Nov 8, 2013 - 12:50 PM
|- - qatar11   QUOTE (dudeofchaos @ Nov 8, 2013 - 12...   Nov 9, 2013 - 7:10 AM
|- - qatar11   .   Nov 9, 2013 - 7:32 AM
- - Nial   There is no modding of BC coilovers required, simp...   Nov 8, 2013 - 5:13 PM
|- - dudeofchaos   QUOTE (Nial @ Nov 8, 2013 - 7:13 PM)...   Nov 10, 2013 - 3:33 PM
|- - qatar11   QUOTE (dudeofchaos @ Nov 10, 2013 - 3...   Nov 10, 2013 - 7:11 PM
|- - dudeofchaos   QUOTE (qatar11 @ Nov 10, 2013 - 9:11...   Nov 10, 2013 - 7:51 PM
- - Nial   Well a bit more progress, some high build primer i...   Nov 16, 2013 - 1:36 PM
- - Nial   adding some seam sealer now. need more masking tap...   Nov 22, 2013 - 4:57 PM
- - RoyO   Awesome rebuild, very impressive!   Nov 22, 2013 - 5:31 PM
- - Nial   Only about a million hors of sanding left to go   Nov 27, 2013 - 2:58 PM
- - SwissFerdi   Yes! I almost feel bad for Martin that his de...   Nov 27, 2013 - 3:41 PM
|- - malpaso   QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Nov 27, 2013 - 9...   Nov 29, 2013 - 4:20 AM
- - delusionz   I looked back and noticed martin didn't transf...   Nov 28, 2013 - 7:12 AM
- - Nial   Not that I have been following all others that hav...   Nov 28, 2013 - 2:35 PM
- - 6G96GT   Everything you are doing is effing incredible.   Nov 29, 2013 - 4:11 PM
- - Nial   Thanks. More sanding today, managed to get a nice...   Nov 29, 2013 - 6:14 PM
|- - Trodai   QUOTE (Nial @ Nov 29, 2013 - 6:14 PM...   Nov 29, 2013 - 7:11 PM
- - Nial   Any 6gc club meets in Florida in April next year? ...   Nov 29, 2013 - 6:26 PM
- - Box   DISNEY WORLD!!!!   Nov 29, 2013 - 6:26 PM
- - Nial   Yep On my honeymoon.....but if you can't at...   Nov 29, 2013 - 6:28 PM
- - Box   What do I win for getting it right?   Nov 29, 2013 - 6:39 PM
- - Nial   Taking a break from this project while I decide wh...   Dec 16, 2013 - 3:47 PM
|- - enderswift   QUOTE (Nial @ Dec 16, 2013 - 4:47 PM...   Dec 16, 2013 - 4:22 PM
- - Tigawoods   yup! time to call it a day! Fly it over to...   Dec 16, 2013 - 3:50 PM
- - Nial   It is a POR paint yes. Sick of it. It runs no matt...   Dec 16, 2013 - 4:37 PM
|- - enderswift   QUOTE (Nial @ Dec 16, 2013 - 5:37 PM...   Dec 16, 2013 - 8:33 PM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (enderswift @ Dec 16, 2013 - 8...   Dec 17, 2013 - 1:17 AM
- - Nial   Well, a bit of work today, decided to refurbish a ...   Dec 28, 2013 - 11:25 AM
- - Smaay   keep up the good work!!! This is what ...   Dec 28, 2013 - 11:45 AM
- - Nial   Well after getting over a rather mild winter, i ha...   Mar 23, 2014 - 12:44 PM
- - JoshuaM   I would personally go black because it will look t...   Mar 23, 2014 - 1:13 PM
- - Nial   So, i went with black, looks ok. Will contrast wel...   Mar 30, 2014 - 1:26 PM
- - Langing   Nial, reading about your Celica build is like read...   May 14, 2014 - 10:34 AM
- - Nial   Well got a bunch of tstuff back from the zinc plat...   May 18, 2014 - 9:55 AM
- - Smaay   such an awesome build... How much do you think yo...   May 18, 2014 - 9:14 PM
- - Nial   I dread to think how much I have spent.....probabl...   May 19, 2014 - 12:25 AM
- - Smaay   stick with it man, its going to be worth it when i...   May 20, 2014 - 8:25 AM
- - Nial   I hope so, the number of things to do seems endles...   May 20, 2014 - 11:52 AM
- - Nial   It's about time I had a new rotisserie, so I h...   May 23, 2014 - 12:55 PM
- - Nial   Sent the shell away for Media blasting at last, an...   Jun 20, 2014 - 10:44 AM
|- - Langing   QUOTE (Nial @ Jun 20, 2014 - 11:44 A...   Jun 20, 2014 - 3:04 PM
|- - Nial   QUOTE (Langing @ Jun 20, 2014 - 4:04...   Jun 20, 2014 - 3:36 PM
- - Nial   This s one of the wooden supports kinda three quar...   Jun 20, 2014 - 3:42 PM
- - Langing   To set my reference: The last two photos show ...   Jun 20, 2014 - 5:28 PM
- - Nial   QUOTE (Langing @ Jun 20, 2014 - 6:28...   Jun 21, 2014 - 12:55 AM
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