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cheela
Well, very long overdue but I figured I'd start this thread so I'm not posting everywhere else. laugh.gif

but, I'll write more later. Just wanted to start the thread and that's pretty much it. tongue.gif!

stop by later for a big update.
njccmd2002
lol.... cool story bro.
cheela
yup. tongue.gif
Lil-Joe101
Pics pics pics
SupraKid
This.is.the.best.thread.EVAR.
cheela
QUOTE (SupraKid @ Nov 10, 2011 - 12:20 PM) *
This.is.the.best.thread.EVAR.


LOL thanks! tongue.gif

but ok,

lets start at the beginning. I first got the car in 2005 I believe. My dad got his 91 civic t-boned by a firebird and we needed a car so he picked up the cell. I didn't think much of it at first since he drove it most the time and it wasn't my car. It went through my family before it got to me. My dad and mom, then my sister, and finally to me. It had 120,000 miles then.

Pure OEM-ness




Got it and then not too long after I wanted to start modding. Didn't know what ST or GT was back then and the limited edition options made it even more confusing for me until I saw that I had the 7afe. frown.gif Looked and looked but found NOTHING! then by chance I came on this forum called... "6GC"? I was like, "awesome! finally!"



5/1/07

stalked the forums here for a while before I decided on my first mod. I got a 3in intake pipe from my bro's civic and bolted it on with a carbon fiber filter. gave it such a nice sound


fit nicely given that I never had the battery hold down and used bungee cords LOL! laugh.gif has never given me trouble though. biggrin.gif
cheela
I didn't have money so photoshop was my best friend. LOL laugh.gif












but alas, she stayed stock.




then finally, coughed up some dough for some JDM tails from Vincent Doggy. best mod ever I think.
got those first, and then scoped around on ebay and found the JDM roof spoiler not too long after.

before


after


rave2n
I like it black, with the splitters, but I'm bias..for apparent reasons biggrin.gif
cheela
LOL! yeah, that was a long time ago when I was just dreaming. but i've grown to love my green. smile.gif I guess i'm biased too.
cheela
FEBUARY OF 2008
sad sad day.... I crashed my car...
there were no pics. I pushed it back into the deepest crevices of my mind. frown.gif
Crash was not my fault. stupid walmart chick on her stupid cell phone backed right into me as i was leaving the parking lot.
wouldn't have been so bad if the airbags hadn't gone off and smash my frickn' windshield. I swear Toyota should've done something about that design???

but i was so stuck. I needed a car badly and the insurance gave me $5000 for the car. I really didn't have time to search for a car so I decided to just fix it. frown.gif!! I kick myself for that. could've just bought a front clip and been swapped out by now. LOL oh well. bad timing is all.

drove my brothers' civic while they fixed it.

6/17/08

all fixed and
more goodies were purchased.

OEM sides smile.gif


TOM's lip. SEXY!


oh yeah, also bought clear side markers and turn signals a while before this picture. just didn't take other pics til then.
cheela
9.28.08

I drove around with a white lip on for a while because the stupid people that painted my car didn't frickn' put primer on the bumper. drove around and it started to peel off bit by bit.

So I kept the lip on to hide the paint chips. I'd rather rock a white TOM'S lip than paint chips.

eventually went back to the shop and complained. they were like.. "oh, wasn't our fault. someone must've put some sorta chemical on it before we got it." TOTAL BS of course. I could see that no prep work was done. so i got a repaint for free biggrin.gif



then i quit my job and focused on school for a while. so the mods stopped.


eventually i kicked myself into remembering that I had a lip and side skirts to paint. so i got on it

5.2.09








a little wavy but, hey not bad for my first time and being that i used spray can also, looks pretty damn good! biggrin.gif

so here's some shots of it when i first put it on my car.



then my spray can got clogged up so I stopped. couldn't paint my sides. frown.gif

also, this was the same time that I made some custom door sills.


cheela
forgot to add.

bought a 3rd brake light overlay.
cheep and effective. LOL laugh.gif






bought a new HKS style filter from ebay because my old one wasn't doing the job smile.gif




and
bought a strut bar from ebay.
it wasn't the neon ones.
It was actually made for our cars but probably not enough support for it because I can't seem to find it anymore????
fits perfectly and is pretty sturdy too. works well. wish i had more info on it.

rave2n
Hmm that break cover is something I've been looking for.

Debating if wanted to create it in the cursive type of celica writing. Being I need to de-badge my hatch, I still wanted it to be known it is a celica. Love it.
cheela
yeah, i remember trying to find it in cursive too but I just settled for that one. would be cool if you could make one.
Ted95
QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 11, 2011 - 11:16 AM) *



looks alot like the color of my celi, i kinda like the black hood look on it.
cheela
QUOTE (Ted95 @ Nov 25, 2011 - 10:39 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 11, 2011 - 11:16 AM) *



looks alot like the color of my celi, i kinda like the black hood look on it.


your cell is sooo clean! i love the looks of it. SUPER SLEEPER. smile.gif
Ted95
QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 26, 2011 - 12:47 AM) *
QUOTE (Ted95 @ Nov 25, 2011 - 10:39 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 11, 2011 - 11:16 AM) *



looks alot like the color of my celi, i kinda like the black hood look on it.


your cell is sooo clean! i love the looks of it. SUPER SLEEPER. smile.gif


thanks man, i like your door sills, did you make those? cars lookin good!
cheela
QUOTE (Ted95 @ Dec 1, 2011 - 11:03 AM) *
thanks man, i like your door sills, did you make those? cars lookin good!


they're a combination of these:
click

and the "celica" stickers off ebay as well. all under $20 biggrin.gif
cheela
UPDATE

Pissed at myself cuz I just messed up my fender. link here: click

so....

to make myself feel better I'll put up my semester project I was working on at school.
I loved going to school just to do something I'd really love like taking photos of my cell.

so here is my magazine that I made featuring my cell. LOL laugh.gif


Front Cover:




















Back Cover:




so there it is. I think that would be the big update that will bring this thread up to date finally. Another other incidences and upgrades shall be posted up here accordingly. Hopefully no more bad stuff to come. My cell won't look like that for a while. but it'll give me incentive to fix it up and make it even better. smile.gif
cheela
12/19/11

stone vs celica.
frown.gif stone wins







damage isn't bad because there's no dents just scratches. very deep scratches. frown.gif
looks like it got mauled by a bear
njccmd2002
and the lip?
rave2n
I love the magazine type thing you made!
cheela
QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Dec 22, 2011 - 10:12 AM) *
and the lip?


lip is ok. two long scratches but should be ok. just winterizing the celi for now too so that's why it's off. I hate Wisconsin winters.

QUOTE (rave2n @ Dec 22, 2011 - 10:15 AM) *
I love the magazine type thing you made!


thanks! i had lots of fun doing it. just going out to different places and doing a photoshoot. smile.gif
of course the text was the hard part. laugh.gif
cheela
got another set of clear turns from mkernz22. thanks!

and another surprise will be on the way shortly as well...

what is it? stay posted to find out. wink.gif
bloodMoney
Nice Chee! I'm really liking the mag article.

This summer, you should make one about/at our meet wink.gif
cheela
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jan 2, 2012 - 7:12 PM) *
Nice Chee! I'm really liking the mag article.

This summer, you should make one about/at our meet wink.gif


thanks! and I would definitely like to do that. My girlfriend just bought a camera last year and that's what i used for the mag. Should be great for future celica meets too biggrin.gif can't wait.
cheela
my "new" set of clears! thanks again mkernz22.


not gonna put them on yet. too lazy although weather has been beautiful in Wisconsin lately biggrin.gif!!


and an even bigger surprise!




SAMSONITE?

do they make racing seats?? what could it be?
kurt95gt
Is it amother box of angrybirds woot.gif
Tigawoods
RARE SAMSONITE CF KEVLAR DYNAMO ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT RACING SEATS


WITH USB 2.0!!!
cheela
QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Jan 6, 2012 - 4:27 PM) *
Is it amother box of angrybirds woot.gif

hahaha. glad u noticed those. tongue.gif

QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Jan 6, 2012 - 5:38 PM) *
RARE SAMSONITE CF KEVLAR DYNAMO ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT RACING SEATS


WITH USB 2.0!!!

exactly! ..... or not. tongue.gif Thanks again Tigawoods.
glad to have a part that was once on your beautiful work of art.




To everyone else:
so what's in the box?





OOOOOHHH SHINY!!!

yup that's a genuine greddy sp1. won't go on anytime soon though.
I'll gone for the next 5 months so no point putting it on in the middle of our nonexistent winter.
rave2n
Woah, sexy pipe. You better take a sound clip, though it has been heard many times, its not the same on your own ride =)
Tigawoods
give a try cleaning off more of that paint off of the canister.
I got alot off of the one side but I gave up on the other. (it is also the top side so it wont be viewable when installed)
cheela
QUOTE (rave2n @ Jan 10, 2012 - 10:32 AM) *
Woah, sexy pipe. You better take a sound clip, though it has been heard many times, its not the same on your own ride =)

hehehe biggrin.gif hell yeah I'll get a sound clip. you've heard it but not from mine yet tongue.gif

QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Jan 11, 2012 - 12:48 PM) *
give a try cleaning off more of that paint off of the canister.
I got alot off of the one side but I gave up on the other. (it is also the top side so it wont be viewable when installed)


yeah, i'm gonna clean it up a bit before i install it. I'm not sure on whether I wanna polish up nice n shiny or just paint it. Painting would protect it better especially in the winter but it just looks so damn sexy all polished up tongue.gif.

we'll see how anal I get about this muffler. I know no one's gonna see it but....
Tigawoods
i think i stated in my FS thread, but just to remind you. the hanger on the left, needs to be adjusted. it is too long giving the exhaust a little sag. Either bend it more, or cut and re-weld it, whichever is easier for you.

cheela
yes, i remember seeing that. I will make sure to fix it. thanks for reminding me.
cheela
BREAK


It's so sad to depart from my beloved glorious green celi. frown.gif

I'm taking the next 5 months in Korea so I can't take it with me...

Everything is on hold 'til I come back.

I'll still be online probably just not as active.
cheela
bored so I'm posting up some old pics of stuff i never put up.
this was when i upgraded/painted my brakes
brakes were gonna be off so i decided to paint them while i was at it.


ATE PremiumOne Slotted Rotors & Akebono pads




DOCTOR, my celi's bleeding!


then did the drums as well.




my dad helping me put everything back together.



finished!


rave2n
QUOTE (TCK @ Apr 10, 2012 - 11:53 AM) *
Hi guys

I will try to polish my headlights - it's the stock ones. Just want to be 100% sure that they are made from plastic. Can anyone confirm this? :-)

It's this product I will give a try tongue.gif http://www.headlight-restoration-kit.com/t...estorer-review/


Umm, never seen those type of rotors before. Why are their waves on the pad surface?
cheela
bought them off tirerack
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?...or&make=ATE

they work just like slotted rotors. I like the look of them and they work alright.
a little bit of an OE upgrade but not incredible come to a full stop in .01 sec power
but for my 7a, don't need much i guess laugh.gif
rave2n
QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 10, 2012 - 11:40 AM) *
bought them off tirerack
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?...or&make=ATE

they work just like slotted rotors. I like the look of them and they work alright.
a little bit of an OE upgrade but not incredible come to a full stop in .01 sec power
but for my 7a, don't need much i guess laugh.gif


Ah I see, kinda cool looking. They make any odd noises when braking due to that? Lol looks almost like generic ABS in a sense. On off breaking on the rotor.
richee3
Brakes look great, Cheela!
Box
Great looking car! Sorry to hear about your misfortunes here and there. I got a kick from your magazine though, was really cool.
cheela
QUOTE (rave2n @ Apr 10, 2012 - 11:18 AM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 10, 2012 - 11:40 AM) *
bought them off tirerack
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?...or&make=ATE

they work just like slotted rotors. I like the look of them and they work alright.
a little bit of an OE upgrade but not incredible come to a full stop in .01 sec power
but for my 7a, don't need much i guess laugh.gif


Ah I see, kinda cool looking. They make any odd noises when braking due to that? Lol looks almost like generic ABS in a sense. On off breaking on the rotor.


hmm.. not that i've remembered. they've been pretty quiet. of course I don't think I've ever FULLY tested them out. I just drive around town mostly so they don't get much use. hahahah.

QUOTE (richee3 @ Apr 10, 2012 - 11:37 AM) *
Brakes look great, Cheela!


Thanks man. Wish I could bring her to the meet but Im stuck in Korea. frown.gif

QUOTE (Box @ Apr 10, 2012 - 12:41 PM) *
Great looking car! Sorry to hear about your misfortunes here and there. I got a kick from your magazine though, was really cool.


Thanks! yeah, it's been rough but love carries through. LOL!!! laugh.gif
cheela
ALSO:

i got bored, real bored and well, the spray can was sitting there.... and i wasn't gonna paint anymore calipers or anything so......

BEFORE:


MASK MASK MASK:


SPRAAAAYYY:


UNMASK:


PUT BACK TOGETHER:



BAM!!!!!!

Box
Nice! I should paint mine one of these days.
rave2n
I like it! thumbsup.gif
cheela
my mess of car parts waiting for me at home when I return. lol, it's gonna be fun.



cheela
just got the best out-of-country buy of the year.

7th gen GTS rims!

awwwww yeeeeeaaaahhhhh!

Arsaces
Nice man, I love the 7th gen GTS rims on our cars smile.gif
cheela
yeah, got a great deal on them too. can't wait to come back and put them on!
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