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> Nick's AWD RHD GT4 Conversion, A thread documenting Me Converting Nick's Celica to AWD and RHD
post Jun 15, 2015 - 8:19 PM
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Im starting a thread to show how I went about converting Nick's (AKA Mgnt232) Celica into a GT4. This is not my car or a how to thread. Simply a thread im starting to show how i went about the conversion. Feel free to ask questions but im not going to answer to criticism or listen how im doing this or that wrong. This is my garage in my back yard not a pro shop thanks.

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Fuel tank was crushed from the weight

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post Jun 15, 2015 - 8:24 PM
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On the rotisserie










post Jun 16, 2015 - 7:34 AM
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Interesting approach. Was the donor part a direct fit to the chassis. I imagine it should. Did u just cut or remove the weld spots


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post Jun 16, 2015 - 7:41 AM
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Cut and removed spotwelds. Its identical from the front seats up to the shock towers. From there back there was some gaps. They where remedyed with a little massaging with a hammer from in the wheel wells. The very rear panel that the tail lights are bolted to is a little different. The frame rails on the gt4 are wider so the opening for the bumper is too. The floor pan also sits up a little higher in the shock tower area. But it's really not that bad.

I went this route apose to making mounts because the package game with the floor complete. Im tryig to make it as much of a gt4 as possible.
post Jun 16, 2015 - 8:36 AM
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The right way to do it.

Do you plan on doing RHD also or just keeping it LHD ?
That fuel tank looks like it's seen better days, save-able ?


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post Jun 16, 2015 - 9:40 AM
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Awesome. Good luck.


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post Jun 16, 2015 - 10:13 AM
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Converting it to rhd as well. As for the fuel tank, im going to seal it and hit it with compressed air see if i cant pop it out. Works on soda bottles so we will see if it will work on the tank. If not going to find a new tank.
post Jun 21, 2015 - 8:40 AM
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Really great stuff, congrats Nick.


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post Jun 21, 2015 - 9:13 PM
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i have a gt4 tank from czwalga that is still in the shipping box...I found out recently that it would be too much work to fit with the GT floor-pan, so I might go with a fuel cell instead.
post Sep 20, 2015 - 8:20 AM
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post Sep 20, 2015 - 8:32 AM
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You make it look easy, we'll done


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post Sep 20, 2015 - 9:39 AM
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I have tons of extra JDM toyota ST20# 5pc mats if you need some and also 2 extra JDM doors for parts if you need the wiring.

Great to see someone doing this the right way 100% .


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post Sep 21, 2015 - 8:25 AM
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You are a mad man.
I could never bring myself to cut this much out of a car. Look forward to seeing progress.


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post Sep 21, 2015 - 4:50 PM
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Dont forget the cutout for the air duct under the windshield wiper section.
Also, you have to flip the wiper motor to the *now passenger side as well as move one of the wiper mounts to the *now driver side.
post Sep 21, 2015 - 9:14 PM
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Alread done with the exception of moving the wiper motor. I will be extending the harness to accommodate the motor being on the otherside. I clearanced the opening for the blower motor inlet. Brake booster touches but will work. I decided to go this route because in order to relocate the way id want to do it id have to pull the windsheild.
post Sep 21, 2015 - 9:25 PM
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We need more threads like this. Seriously awesome work!


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post Sep 23, 2015 - 7:14 AM
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QUOTE (Tecker184 @ Sep 21, 2015 - 10:14 PM) *
Alread done with the exception of moving the wiper motor. I will be extending the harness to accommodate the motor being on the otherside. I clearanced the opening for the blower motor inlet. Brake booster touches but will work. I decided to go this route because in order to relocate the way id want to do it id have to pull the windsheild.


What do you mean? If you swap in all the RHD harnesses, which you would need to, then you shouldn't have to extend anything.
And pulling the windshield isn't that hard. You're doing everything with good quality, why skimp out on one little thing?

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post Sep 24, 2015 - 9:35 PM
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Because to move the wiper motor would require removing the entire wiper cowl. The wiper cowl cannot simply be cut out. It is sandwiched between everything much like the firewall. Its more work than its worth. Ive discussed it with nick and we agreed it was not worth the effort.

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post Sep 29, 2015 - 9:46 AM
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If you knew about old threads, you'd know wink.gif

Go about halfway down the page, the pictures show it's really not as hard as you think it is to flip it.

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...=RHD&st=260
post Sep 29, 2015 - 9:48 AM
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yup looks dooable


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