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> 1994 Celica's Reconstruction, Beams Swaped as of 3/5/16
post Nov 20, 2013 - 10:15 PM
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I decided that it was about time that I did a build thread to show my progress. My father surprised me with the car about 4 years ago. It was a very happy surprise as I've always loved 6th gen Celica's. It had 235k miles on the clock, and only cost $850. It needed a bit of interior work and a trans rebuild but besides that it was in pretty good shape. This is what it looked like when I got it.





Not long after I got it I decided I wanted leather seats so I bought some 7GC seats and put them in.

Sorry the pics aren't the best but all I had was a cellphone camera. The seats were the last thing I did for awhile as I had little money and interest. My interest was revived earlier this year and I decided to reconstruct my Celica to be better than it ever was. The first thing I did to start this was buy a GT-4 body.

After that I graduated from high school and got some nice JDM tails as a present.


With my car looking better and better by the day I decided it was time for some better looking wheels, and a decent set of tires.

Not long after that I scored a nice deal on some projectors, and retrofitted them with HID's. After that I decided it was time to plastidip the whole car white so it would all match.


Update on my future plans
I know have my plans set out for the car. My plans are
Acquire and install cool and rare JDM parts
Manual transmission swap.
A decently built 5s
Upgraded brakes with Avalon calipers in the front.
Complete suspension rebuild including sway bars.

This post has been edited by 1994Celica: Mar 6, 2016 - 11:36 PM


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 10:51 PM
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Time to update with some pictures not taken from my cellphone.















This post has been edited by 1994Celica: Oct 22, 2015 - 7:16 PM


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 10:53 PM
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Now you just need to upgrade the engine and transmission. wink.gif Looks pretty good to be Plasti-Dip'd.


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 10:58 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Nov 29, 2013 - 11:53 PM) *
Now you just need to upgrade the engine and transmission. wink.gif Looks pretty good to be Plasti-Dip'd.

I'm defiantly going to do something to the engine, just not sure what yet. I'm leaning more towards the BEAMS than anything right now, but still considering other options such as 1m and turbo 5s as well.


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 10:59 PM
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If you're wanting to stay auto the 1MZ would be a great choice.


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 11:09 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Nov 29, 2013 - 10:59 PM) *
If you're wanting to stay auto the 1MZ would be a great choice.
No auto, my car will be a manual no matter what choice I go with. biggrin.gif


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post Nov 29, 2013 - 11:26 PM
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Ahh, well that's good to hear then. In that case any should be good, just depends on what you're wanting from your car.


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post Nov 30, 2013 - 10:57 AM
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Nice car man! tongue.gif I just wondering about 7gen seats...would them bolt right up to the 6th gen seat rails with no fabrication needed? Or how tricky to install them? biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (zoocsijr @ Nov 30, 2013 - 11:57 AM) *
Nice car man! tongue.gif I just wondering about 7gen seats...would them bolt right up to the 6th gen seat rails with no fabrication needed? Or how tricky to install them? biggrin.gif

Thanks! I had to swap the rails and seat pan from the 6gc seats to the 7gc seats. It took a bit of time but it wasn't too terribly hard.

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post Dec 16, 2013 - 12:27 PM
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looks pretty cool. wanna do the same seats, how comfortabe do you find them compaired to the stock ones? also where in TX are you , i've been having to drive to SA for work a lot recently. maybe i can take the celica for a drive out next time i go.


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post Dec 18, 2013 - 9:33 PM
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QUOTE (JasonTX @ Dec 16, 2013 - 12:27 PM) *
looks pretty cool. wanna do the same seats, how comfortabe do you find them compaired to the stock ones? also where in TX are you , i've been having to drive to SA for work a lot recently. maybe i can take the celica for a drive out next time i go.

I didn't have stock seats for long so I don't really remember how they feel. The 7gc seats are good though, comfortable and supportive.Also I love in Lubbock. I don't think there are many 6gc members in my area if any at all.



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post Dec 19, 2013 - 7:24 PM
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your a bit farther than i usually travel, but if i head up that way we should meet up maybe do a photo shoot


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post Jan 10, 2014 - 3:10 PM
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I have some small updates. I've installed some hood struts, some cool JDM parts, S2000 antenna and got my fogs to work.












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post Feb 24, 2014 - 10:28 PM
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Some more small updates, will have more pics up later. My car now has
LED interior lights
Clear indicators
JDM rubber trunk mat
Used a rear fog switch as a switch for my regular fogs.

I know these updates are small but the big stuff will start soon.







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post Mar 1, 2014 - 6:59 PM
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Small but cool... Keep it up smile.gif


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QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Mar 1, 2014 - 7:59 PM) *
Small but cool... Keep it up smile.gif

Thanks! I promise bigger stuff is coming soon. I already have most of my suspension and brake parts, and I have a manual transmission coming. I just need to find a low mile 5s and put it all in.


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post Apr 1, 2014 - 6:54 PM
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Some more small things.

GT4 rain deflector


TRD 3point Strut brace


JDM cupholder armrest


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post Jun 24, 2014 - 11:14 PM
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So haven't updated in awhile, mainly because I'm still gathering parts,but I finally got my JDM fenders on and dipped. Pics a bit crappy but its all I have. I really need to get some shots done with a good camera.



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post Jun 25, 2014 - 12:27 AM
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Are the side-markers clear or missing? Either way they look a lot better than the USDM fenders.


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post Jun 25, 2014 - 1:49 AM
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nice stuff going on here. whats the offset. your tires could use some more meat on them to cover fit the monster truck gaping. those look like some 205/45R17 tires....


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