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> 95 Celica Coupe Budget Build, part1
post Dec 19, 2013 - 5:21 PM
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Well and so it begins.. Took me a little over a month to find a Celica coupe. Took a chance on this one.
1995 Celica ST Coupe.1.8
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Completely stock when i got it. Was owned by a college kid who just got done with school. Paint is a absolute mess with the roof being damn near metal. That is what Florida sun will do to a macco paint job i guess..

The goal for part 1 build is just to keep a very small budget. Get it looking decent with some minor body work and get the motor running very good for daily driving. Wanna enjoy the Celica front for as long as i can, as a Curren conversion is the end game.


Things I've already done-
Motor wise:
Complete tune up, Spark+wires, Fuel Filter, Cap+rotor, Air Filter, PCV and all fuild changes.
Didn't do anything aftermarket, really wanted to get it back to stock specs to see if anything else is wrong.
So far so good on that end. Motor runs real smooth and no smoke or leaks.

Outside:
I have a legit Hiro front lip and OEM Side skirts. Hiro rear splitters are in the mail.

Paint:
DipYourCar.com ProkitPLUS in my garage with white paint + glossifier.
Yup.. Might get alot of hate on plasti dip'n my car but this is a budget build. And with this much body work i would get raped on labor.
When i get the money i'll just peel it off and get the work done right.. Or just change colors every week.. =D
Should look really good with the glossifier with the white. Damn close to a real paint job.

Searching for some Megan EZ Street Coilovers.. Thats the next thing..
After that.. Rare wheels but that's gonna take some time. I want nice wheels.. picky picky..

But after 1week with my purchase.. Here is how it looks.. Remember the hiro lips and sideskirts did not come with the car..






^^****KKK LOL

Front lip and sideskirts mounted temp.... Intill body work!!



Dirty engine bay.. Cleaning it after body work.. Just imagine how the rest of the car looked when i got it.





Hows this for a project??? hahaha.. built not bought!!

This post has been edited by blockustomz: Dec 22, 2013 - 10:06 PM


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post Dec 19, 2013 - 6:40 PM
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budget build with a real HIRO lip! laugh.gif awesome!


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post Dec 19, 2013 - 6:54 PM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 19, 2013 - 6:40 PM) *
budget build with a real HIRO lip! laugh.gif awesome!


believe it or not.. the lip was really really budget... stupid low price. =D


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post Dec 19, 2013 - 8:45 PM
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I need that lip for my coupe!!!


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post Dec 19, 2013 - 9:09 PM
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QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Dec 19, 2013 - 9:45 PM) *
I need that lip for my coupe!!!


I never thought I would get this lip.. I had my mind set on ssIII. funny how things work out but i'm sure i'll be selling them some day.. keep an eye on the classifieds..


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 12:28 AM
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I'd give you my ss-iii an some cash for it if the wife wouldn't kill me frown.gif


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 12:42 AM
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Nice little project man, the lip looks great! Your gonna love the coupe as its different from all the rest, project coupes FTW!


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 12:58 PM
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QUOTE (Ted95 @ Dec 20, 2013 - 12:42 AM) *
Nice little project man, the lip looks great! Your gonna love the coupe as its different from all the rest, project coupes FTW!


Thanks Ted!.. I love the hatchbacks but the coupe are just too dam sexy and rare (compared to the rest). So far I have the same feeling as i did with my last project, 93 honda civic hatchback. Except this time i'm not paranoid my car is gonna get jacked. Witch is a really great feeling to not have. Most people might think it looks like **** with the paint but I see the future in it. Enjoy ever second of driving it. <3 the gas mileage and just really happy with my purchase. I'll always love honda but toyota just found a new groupie..lol COUPES FTW!!


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 1:23 PM
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Ha, you have the less useful version of our car! tongue.gif Ditto on the genuine Hiro lip on a budget build. laugh.gif If you haven't bought it yet I'd look into a blue Plasti-Dip that'd sorta match the stock paint. Then with the gloss in it, should look pretty ok. At least every time you open your hood there isn't a giant colour clash, which would have me going into a seizure. Your results may vary. tongue.gif


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 3:15 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Dec 20, 2013 - 1:23 PM) *
Ha, you have the less useful version of our car! tongue.gif Ditto on the genuine Hiro lip on a budget build. laugh.gif If you haven't bought it yet I'd look into a blue Plasti-Dip that'd sorta match the stock paint. Then with the gloss in it, should look pretty ok. At least every time you open your hood there isn't a giant colour clash, which would have me going into a seizure. Your results may vary. tongue.gif


less usefull... ? please explain..

and i already bought the white.. not worried about the different colors, this is a budget build not a show car. platidip blue is no where near the same color it has any ways really.


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 3:36 PM
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Box was just commenting on the coupe having a smaller trunk than the liftback. But the coupe is a little bit lighter and a little bit stiffer than the liftback, which is a plus. wink.gif


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 3:55 PM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 20, 2013 - 3:36 PM) *
Box was just commenting on the coupe having a smaller trunk than the liftback. But the coupe is a little bit lighter and a little bit stiffer than the liftback, which is a plus. wink.gif


That's what i was thinking but wasn't sure if it was because of ST. That is true but trunk space is perfect for me. I had the Hiro lip and side skirts in my car for a 30mile trip.. Plus had the big boxes of plati dip **** in the trunk at the same time..lol just makes you put the thinker cap on with no hatch.. =D

I was surprised the coupe was lighter.. Didn't know it was also stiffer.. nice!! =D


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 5:52 PM
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Handles better than a lift back too...
Least I think so


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 6:34 PM
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QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Dec 20, 2013 - 6:52 PM) *
Handles better than a lift back too...
Least I think so


Great!! even better.. I have blown shocks in the rear and it still handles really well.. Can't wait to install coilovers and see what its really about.


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post Dec 20, 2013 - 7:48 PM
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Looking good. Hopefully you'll be able to do the curren conversion along with a beams swap. Then it'll be a perfect curren replica.

QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 20, 2013 - 12:36 PM) *
little bit stiffer than the liftback


That's true but once you put the rear strut bar on the hatch. You're good. Lol.


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post Dec 22, 2013 - 10:17 PM
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Hey, the liftback you can fold the rear seat down and you have an instant "bed" so there. tongue.gif


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post Dec 22, 2013 - 10:56 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Dec 22, 2013 - 11:17 PM) *
Hey, the liftback you can fold the rear seat down and you have an instant "bed" so there. tongue.gif


lol.. I can lay down my seats too =D coupe FTW!!


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post Dec 23, 2013 - 1:30 AM
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Yeah, but then it just won't really work right. Anyhow, should I digress. Throw on a Curren front end so it'll look right.


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post Dec 23, 2013 - 2:28 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ Dec 23, 2013 - 1:30 AM) *
Yeah, but then it just won't really work right. Anyhow, should I digress. Throw on a Curren front end so it'll look right.


hahha... find me a front and i'll be glad too.. =D you got the trunk space right? lol hopefully soon


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post Dec 23, 2013 - 2:35 AM
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They can be a pain to find, but it's a must have for the coupes. It's like the S13 240SX coupe, oh how it needs the Silvia front...


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