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celi_wabbit
So, here it is the start of this project. Story is that I bought it for $500 with blown motor (that's what the owner thought), towed it home and founf out a couple things. The motor is not blown, the timing is only off! it is so off that it's causing some ticking noise and flooding the engine with gas when you start the car. It also badly needs of brake lines, somehow the lines from under the floor board got rusted and he cut the rusted part (about 9 inches long) and patched or jerry rigged it. Also has a small dent on the passenger side back fender and created a small surface rust, this is an easy fix.


Things I bought already for upgrade so far....

GT4 front bumper (comes with Headlight bracket, fog light, and reinforcement bar that the fog light also bolts up to).
Lowering Springs
KYB Struts
Interior stuff


Oh! by the way...looking for a GT4 hood. Preferably a white one.


Here some before pics....








celi_wabbit
Update... a little experiment with carbon fiber dash.



RabidTRD
Nice to see a fellow white 6GCer! Keep updating!
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (RabidTRD @ Oct 28, 2011 - 9:59 PM) *
Nice to see a fellow white 6GCer! Keep updating!



Thanks! here is another....

I insulated under the hood also bc I'm planing on doing a carbon fiber wrap on the hood. (coming soon)









Arsaces
What wrap is that on your e-brake, it looks very well done!
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (Arsaces @ Oct 31, 2011 - 9:49 AM) *
What wrap is that on your e-brake, it looks very well done!



My e-brake handle is the real leather boot, if that's what your asking?
cheela
wow! great deal for $500. smile.gif looks like u know what youre doing so keep it up. thumbsup.gif
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 31, 2011 - 11:23 AM) *
wow! great deal for $500. smile.gif looks like u know what youre doing so keep it up. thumbsup.gif



Thanks! I'll keep them coming...
celi_wabbit
Here my rims for now... and I also did the projector headlight. I had to solder a capacitors on my wiring for my HID conversion, wish I took a pix on that, but forgot!






KAOS
Looking great! Did you get the engine running properly?
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (KAOS @ Oct 31, 2011 - 2:07 PM) *
Looking great! Did you get the engine running properly?



Yeah! all it was is the timing belt was way off, like a quarter of a turn on the pulley. The guy had taken it to the garage to change the oil pump and somehow they mange to fudge up the timing gear on the crank side. Instead of the pin dot facing towards you, they faced it towards the engine and that totally missed up the key that slides into the crank gap. This is why he thought the engine was blown, bc it was knocking so hard and smell of gas when he starts the car. I just had to find another pin and gear and set the timing properly. Now it runs like a champ, but still needs a little bit of tweaking on timing.

kurt95gt
what are you going to use to wrap the hood
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Oct 31, 2011 - 2:50 PM) *
what are you going to use to wrap the hood



a white vinyl carbon fiber wrap. I already bought it and it's on it's way. he! he! I can't wait to get started on it.
kurt95gt
Where do you order it from an does it look like real carbon fiber
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Oct 31, 2011 - 6:34 PM) *
Where do you order it from an does it look like real carbon fiber



If you look at the pix I took on the dash with blue carbon vinyl, that's what it looks like. I'm not sure if I can tell you it looks a lot like carbon fiber, it just mock the look. I guess from up close you can tell the deference, but if you step back, you may get fooled? The vinyl wrap does not have that glossy look the real carbon fiber has.





Arsaces
QUOTE (celi_wabbit @ Oct 31, 2011 - 11:06 AM) *
QUOTE (Arsaces @ Oct 31, 2011 - 9:49 AM) *
What wrap is that on your e-brake, it looks very well done!



My e-brake handle is the real leather boot, if that's what your asking?


Yes, where did you get it from, who makes it?
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (Arsaces @ Oct 31, 2011 - 11:50 PM) *
QUOTE (celi_wabbit @ Oct 31, 2011 - 11:06 AM) *
QUOTE (Arsaces @ Oct 31, 2011 - 9:49 AM) *
What wrap is that on your e-brake, it looks very well done!



My e-brake handle is the real leather boot, if that's what your asking?


Yes, where did you get it from, who makes it?



It's been a few months, so, I have to look around and check some of my emails for receipt. I'll get back to you when I find it.


celi_wabbit
QUOTE (celi_wabbit @ Nov 1, 2011 - 7:49 AM) *
QUOTE (Arsaces @ Oct 31, 2011 - 11:50 PM) *
QUOTE (celi_wabbit @ Oct 31, 2011 - 11:06 AM) *
QUOTE (Arsaces @ Oct 31, 2011 - 9:49 AM) *
What wrap is that on your e-brake, it looks very well done!



My e-brake handle is the real leather boot, if that's what your asking?


Yes, where did you get it from, who makes it?



It's been a few months, so, I have to look around and check some of my emails for receipt. I'll get back to you when I find it.




I think you can find them at TOP GAITERS BOOT. The store is from England and I think they sell on ebay also, let me check if I can find them.


Here it is....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-CELICA-E-BR...d#ht_843wt_1270



http://stores.ebay.com/TOP-GAITERS-BOOTS/T...581&_pgn=10



http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-CELICA-BEIG...5#ht_873wt_1270

celi_wabbit
Here is the GT4 hood and the front end conversion. Fog lights are not hook up yet. I'm trying to get some wiring kit for it since the 94 GT does not come with fog lights.

When I bought the front bumper, it came with headlight mounting braket and the GT 4 bumper reinforcement bar. All I had to do is find the front rail adapter which took me a while.




cheela
wow. you are quick! biggrin.gif
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 1, 2011 - 10:42 AM) *
wow. you are quick! biggrin.gif





ha! ha! it's going to slow down soon waiting for parts.


All these parts that I just put in was setting down my basement waiting for complete parts and when I got them, they were put together.
Arsaces
QUOTE (celi_wabbit @ Nov 1, 2011 - 9:24 AM) *
I think you can find them at TOP GAITERS BOOT. The store is from England and I think they sell on ebay also, let me check if I can find them.


Here it is....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-CELICA-E-BR...d#ht_843wt_1270



http://stores.ebay.com/TOP-GAITERS-BOOTS/T...581&_pgn=10



http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-CELICA-BEIG...5#ht_873wt_1270


Thanks bud, looks great!
celi_wabbit
Managed to install the tail light today in half and hour. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif





cheela
one of the best mods for the rear IMO. biggrin.gif
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 1, 2011 - 10:57 PM) *
one of the best mods for the rear IMO. biggrin.gif


I do love the tail lights....

is that 77 celica done?
cheela
nope, that's one slow going. 30 year old cars bring lots of trouble. check out my thread:

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...40&start=40

haven't updated much but did manage to get it running but now the ignition switch or cylinder is messed up. frown.gif!
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 2, 2011 - 4:36 AM) *
nope, that's one slow going. 30 year old cars bring lots of trouble. check out my thread:

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...40&start=40

haven't updated much but did manage to get it running but now the ignition switch or cylinder is messed up. frown.gif!



Nice...
celi_wabbit
Got my KYB struts... laugh.gif


celi_wabbit
Received the fog wire kit late last week. Got the fog working this past weekend. I may go to HID fog soon, hopefully.



celi_wabbit
Update on white Carbon Fiber Wrap.













KAOS
Looks like it turned out ok - take some daytime shots when you can, k?
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (KAOS @ Nov 12, 2011 - 5:57 PM) *
Looks like it turned out ok - take some daytime shots when you can, k?




Yup! sorry for night shot, took me 3 to 4 hours to do it. By the time I was done, it was getting colder and dark. Oh by the way, if you think about doing it? try to avoid doing it in the cold. The vinyl doesn't stretch well. I did use some heat gun, but that can only keep it soft for a few seconds.

kurt95gt
looks sweet
so it would be a better summer job then I take it
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Nov 12, 2011 - 9:57 PM) *
looks sweet
so it would be a better summer job then I take it


As long as it's not cold. It's probably best to take the hood indoors.
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (KAOS @ Nov 12, 2011 - 5:57 PM) *
Looks like it turned out ok - take some daytime shots when you can, k?



Here's a day shot!




KAOS
Awesome. Do you have cold winters there? I'd be very interested to see how it holds up in winter.

Looks great!
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (KAOS @ Nov 13, 2011 - 2:28 PM) *
Awesome. Do you have cold winters there? I'd be very interested to see how it holds up in winter.

Looks great!




Probably not as cold as canada, but in PA we get a lot of cold weather. I'm also interested on how this will hold up. They say that it suppose to last for 5 years in hot and cold, so will see?
celi_wabbit
Got my clear turn signal installed today.





dudeofchaos
Where did you get your fogs wiring kit from?
cheela
looks like you got fluid in the high beams like all of us. tongue.gif you gonna get projectors or try n fix it?
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 20, 2011 - 11:44 PM) *
looks like you got fluid in the high beams like all of us. tongue.gif you gonna get projectors or try n fix it?




biggrin.gif yeah, I was thinking of getting one also for my high but, right now is a bit expensive and it's not a priority to replace one's I have. Suck's, these water s*** in the lights.
KAOS
QUOTE (celi_wabbit @ Nov 12, 2011 - 3:48 PM) *


Where did you order it from? How big of a sheet did you end up getting?

Scale of 1-10 (1=Easy); how hard was it to apply properly? (no air bubbles, etc)
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (KAOS @ Nov 21, 2011 - 5:17 PM) *
QUOTE (celi_wabbit @ Nov 12, 2011 - 3:48 PM) *


Where did you order it from? How big of a sheet did you end up getting?

Scale of 1-10 (1=Easy); how hard was it to apply properly? (no air bubbles, etc)



I would say a 4 if you did it in a warm condition and 8-10 in the cold (below 60*). I started doing it at 67 F* and was doing well. Took me 3 hours and started to get later and colder. Then it started getting tougher when it got colder bc the vinyl the not stretch as easy and when I did blow it with the heat gun, the elasticity did not last long enough for me to shape it in place. So right now there is 1 or 2 imperfections. I have some spare wraps, and next time I'll do it in spring or summer. 60x54 is the safest bet in size, any shorter you may have a hard time with spare room to move and adjust.

kurt95gt
How much did it cost an what site could I order it from
celi_wabbit
QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Nov 21, 2011 - 6:23 PM) *
How much did it cost an what site could I order it from



http://www.metrorestyling.com/Carbon-Fiber...l-Wrap-s/25.htm
celi_wabbit
Latest look! only need a swap now.







JasonTX
those 3m vinyl products are great. you did a good job with the application.

what roof rack is that? what are your impressions of it?

been looking to got one to haul my bikes for rides this summer cause the trunk rack wont clear my wing in this car anymore.

celi_wabbit
QUOTE (JasonTX @ Apr 7, 2012 - 5:22 PM) *
those 3m vinyl products are great. you did a good job with the application.

what roof rack is that? what are your impressions of it?

been looking to got one to haul my bikes for rides this summer cause the trunk rack wont clear my wing in this car anymore.



I just got a universal one and they work just great for what I use it for. I carry my kayak with it and remove it when I'm done.
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