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ricochet1490
Ok - we've thought about doing this for quite some time now. Old coupe parts car, hitting the dirt track... with an EVENTUAL beams in the engine bay.

Just some love...











Terribly rusted bumper and bumper mounts





Redneck Car Lift








While in the air we dropped the exhaust and the gas tank and examined the under body. It looks surprisingly GOOD! The shock towers are solid, not rusted. The shocks seem to work, and the rear subframe is for the most part in tact. A removal, sand blast, lube up, and a good painting will make it really smooth for full racecar adjustment.



Back to the interior...







And finally...



Dash Out




And Finally again.... doors and fenders off as well, as well as all glass, no gas tank, no dash, only pedals





delusionz
was it a rear end collision?
rave2n
I want a forklift now...=P
ricochet1490
QUOTE (delusionz @ Jul 16, 2012 - 2:50 AM) *
was it a rear end collision?


No - Just a really rusty beater that barely ran that I picked up for about 400$ about a year and a half ago.
I used the airbag parts and windshield out of it after I hit a deer, sold a bunch of parts off of it to make back some of my money on it, and it's sat there ever since.
The rusty rear bumper mounts broke off when we tugged on the rear towing hook to pull it out of its parking spot.

It spent many a winter in Cleveland




ricochet1490
Motor in the red car had a blown soft plug from sitting all winter with nothing but water in the motor and cracked radiator. At 200k, it was time to come out anyway...... Ok rewind a little bit, and we find that I have plans for a BEAMS in this car to DOMINATE the track.... but as to not go in there and win or come close in my first week, I'm electing to slide in under the radar with 5s power for a few weeks... and then BEAMS THE H*LL OUT OF THEM! LOL

So this 5s power.... where is it coming from. Why the spot where all of my other parts have come from 6gc and my friends Richee3 and Celicasaurus...

We begin with a CLEAN 162xxx k mile 5s with a TORCHED automatic tranny.

2 hours worth of work....


Redneck engine hoist





Evidence of TORCHEDNESS




The separation...




The inside of the tranny bell housing



The motor sits right now with the torque converter off, the flex plate off, and awaiting the MT flywheel and other assorted bolts before being mounted to a spare subframe and being installed via the bottom like I do all my motor pulls and swaps... Only way to do it if you can leave the car still and don't need it "rolling" IMHO

All for today... maybe more tomorrow - maybe some RHD building... just depends on what I want to do
richee3
What? Torched? I don't k ow what you're talking about... That tranny was never the victim of any neutral bombing! laugh.gif Looking great, Trace! I'm curious to know how the 5S feels pulling a Celica with no weight. Quick question, are you going to be welding the diff in your trans or leaving it open?
ricochet1490
Trans will be welded or LSD'd ... if it looks like we can get some good $ out of the lsd tranny, it'll be welded. And as long as it's under 5s power, it'll def be welded.
ricochet1490
And there's more!!!!





Ted95
something looks different about this car.. confused.gif
ricochet1490
QUOTE (Ted95 @ Jul 17, 2012 - 11:33 PM) *
something looks different about this car.. confused.gif


haha what does that mean?
kurt95gt
All I can say at this point is ...... You have to gutted celica NOW PUT ONE BACK TOGETHER!!
SupraKid
-1 for you. Came into thread expecting to find racecar.
Smaay
if you are going through all this. WHY a BEAMS? that engine is flat out not impressive to me. a V6 will cost you just the same. put a 3MZ in there and call it a day!
kurt95gt
QUOTE (Smaay @ Jul 18, 2012 - 9:50 AM) *
if you are going through all this. WHY a BEAMS? that engine is flat out not impressive to me. a V6 will cost you just the same. put a 3MZ in there and call it a day!

Already asked the same thing
The class he's gonna run in is a 4cyl class
Tigawoods
QUOTE (SupraKid @ Jul 18, 2012 - 12:15 AM) *
-1 for you. Came into thread expecting to find racecar.

ricochet1490
QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Jul 18, 2012 - 9:15 AM) *
QUOTE (SupraKid @ Jul 18, 2012 - 12:15 AM) *
-1 for you. Came into thread expecting to find racecar.





Can't even give a guy a chance to build a roll cage?! Lol

And lets be cle.ar here, any circle track race in
volving cars l like this will always be 4cyl only cars.

Remember turnip? Lol
richee3
I think Turnip prefers a welded diff over his factory S54 with limited slip. Seems like I remember him saying the difference in the final drive (a difference of only .02) was the difference between him topping out and getting passed on the straights or being able to keep pulling and accelerating. However, the BEAMS ECU is limited to 180 km/hr, which I can do in 4th gear so he must have a speed cut defender. It's worth asking him about.
BonzaiCelica
i think this build is awesome. I went out on some dirt roads the other day with the celica, and yea its fun sliding around laugh.gif
Ted95
QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ Jul 17, 2012 - 11:40 PM) *
QUOTE (Ted95 @ Jul 17, 2012 - 11:33 PM) *
something looks different about this car.. confused.gif


haha what does that mean?


haha i was kidding, i havent seen a complete gutted celica shell before lol
Smaay
oh didnt know. i missed that part.
czwalga
Screw that.... build a rally car instead. You can actually turn towards the right sometimes! biggrin.gif
ricochet1490
QUOTE (richee3 @ Jul 18, 2012 - 1:00 PM) *
I think Turnip prefers a welded diff over his factory S54 with limited slip. Seems like I remember him saying the difference in the final drive (a difference of only .02) was the difference between him topping out and getting passed on the straights or being able to keep pulling and accelerating. However, the BEAMS ECU is limited to 180 km/hr, which I can do in 4th gear so he must have a speed cut defender. It's worth asking him about.

That really only applies to his track. My tracks are going to be different lengths and everything, no way to really tell until you drive it. Welded differentials though put heavy wear on the axles if there are too many tight turns.

QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Jul 18, 2012 - 2:01 PM) *
i think this build is awesome. I went out on some dirt roads the other day with the celica, and yea its fun sliding around laugh.gif

haha - glad you like it. With any luck we'll see some Celica racing dominance here soon

QUOTE (Ted95 @ Jul 18, 2012 - 11:21 PM) *
QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ Jul 17, 2012 - 11:40 PM) *
QUOTE (Ted95 @ Jul 17, 2012 - 11:33 PM) *
something looks different about this car.. confused.gif


haha what does that mean?


haha i was kidding, i havent seen a complete gutted celica shell before lol


You should probably just come to my garage then..... as I currently have two frown.gif lol thumbsup.gif
QUOTE (Smaay @ Jul 18, 2012 - 11:47 PM) *
oh didnt know. i missed that part.


haha it's all good. So did kurt wink.gif - The cage is going to take the longest cause we're custom fabbing ours up, not using some "premade" kit cage.

QUOTE (czwalga @ Jul 19, 2012 - 12:51 AM) *
Screw that.... build a rally car instead. You can actually turn towards the right sometimes! biggrin.gif


LOL - I tried convincing my other "car mechanic" a while back we ought to build a rally car. And he agrees, it would be fun as all heck, but your only "enemy" is the clock, and I think he prefers passing wink.gif
On a side note, given that we're only about 3 hours apart, next time you have a rally in PA or WV let me know, we might be interested in giving a watch smile.gif
ricochet1490
Forget the 5s....
This is a racecar god d*mn it....

2-3 days out
ricochet1490
From the other day.
Forgot to post






After some sand blasting....
kinda rusty in the rocker panels, but the frame and suspension towers are all solid. Some welding is needed on the subframe also found via sand blasting... but very fixable.

Also purchasing maf adapter....
njccmd2002
that car is definitely rusted!!
ricochet1490
that's why she's not on the road...... LOL

CLEVELAND ROCKS!!!
kurt95gt
July rust holes Batman

Just throw some sideskirts on there you'll never know its there lol
Box

Can't leave the car outside for an hour without those damn hoodlums stripping it down. laugh.gif
ricochet1490
QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Jul 24, 2012 - 11:57 PM) *
July rust holes Batman

Just throw some sideskirts on there you'll never know its there lol


There will be no side skirts lol - it'l get some some sheet metal welded on on the way down the side... *maybe lol* and then painted.... maybe red... maybe black.

I'm thinking black since the engine is gonna have a little bit of color to it wink.gif if you get my drift
kurt95gt
Pop rivet some aluminum sheet over it an save the weight lol jk
Black an red should look good together
ricochet1490
actually, I'm pretty sure we are gonna pop rivet the stuff on there.... and I'm pretty sure the sheet metal we have in the garage is aluminum kindasad.gif lol
I wanted to run the 5s for a while to get used to the racing.... my one man pit crew up and changed the powerplant on me yesterday by completing an ebay purchase order. I suppose there is not going back now lol
czwalga
QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ Jul 19, 2012 - 12:23 AM) *
QUOTE (czwalga @ Jul 19, 2012 - 12:51 AM) *
Screw that.... build a rally car instead. You can actually turn towards the right sometimes! biggrin.gif


LOL - I tried convincing my other "car mechanic" a while back we ought to build a rally car. And he agrees, it would be fun as all heck, but your only "enemy" is the clock, and I think he prefers passing wink.gif
On a side note, given that we're only about 3 hours apart, next time you have a rally in PA or WV let me know, we might be interested in giving a watch smile.gif




www.rallywv.com This weekend at snowshoe resort.
ricochet1490
QUOTE (czwalga @ Jul 25, 2012 - 10:44 AM) *
QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ Jul 19, 2012 - 12:23 AM) *
QUOTE (czwalga @ Jul 19, 2012 - 12:51 AM) *
Screw that.... build a rally car instead. You can actually turn towards the right sometimes! biggrin.gif


LOL - I tried convincing my other "car mechanic" a while back we ought to build a rally car. And he agrees, it would be fun as all heck, but your only "enemy" is the clock, and I think he prefers passing wink.gif
On a side note, given that we're only about 3 hours apart, next time you have a rally in PA or WV let me know, we might be interested in giving a watch smile.gif




www.rallywv.com This weekend at snowshoe resort.


What's the spectator entry fee?
czwalga
QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ Jul 25, 2012 - 12:12 PM) *
QUOTE (czwalga @ Jul 25, 2012 - 10:44 AM) *
QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ Jul 19, 2012 - 12:23 AM) *
QUOTE (czwalga @ Jul 19, 2012 - 12:51 AM) *
Screw that.... build a rally car instead. You can actually turn towards the right sometimes! biggrin.gif


LOL - I tried convincing my other "car mechanic" a while back we ought to build a rally car. And he agrees, it would be fun as all heck, but your only "enemy" is the clock, and I think he prefers passing wink.gif
On a side note, given that we're only about 3 hours apart, next time you have a rally in PA or WV let me know, we might be interested in giving a watch smile.gif




www.rallywv.com This weekend at snowshoe resort.


What's the spectator entry fee?




It's free, just have to drive to the spots via the spectator maps on the website. It tells you what time you need to be there and how to get there. Also you can walk around the service area and see the cars before the rally starts. I will say that last year this rally was a cluster****. However they brought on some good people and it should be much better organized than last year.... especially as far as spectating.

It's not a national rally so none of the top guys will be there, but there will still be plenty of fast guys/cars.
ricochet1490
Ok, now we're cooking with gas.



Included Motor, lsd tranny, ecu, totally uncut harness, MAF sensor, fuse box, both axles, all motor mounts, ac lines, b-pipe, shifter cables...

Very clean
Very minty
video proof for the interested here
Box
Sweet Jesus that's a hot piece of metal. woot.gif
njccmd2002

Sweet Jesus that's a hot piece of metal. woot.gif

SwissFerdi
Jesus, who is sweet, that there metal is hot.
Box
QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Jul 28, 2012 - 9:49 AM) *
Jesus, who is sweet, that there metal is hot.

That made me break out into laughter. laugh.gif
ricochet1490
These came in over the past few days...
Extra springs to modify, gonna put a rear spring on the front right if we can to soften up that side and still be "stock" - all 4 purchased 30



And then a homemade maf adapter... measuring to the best of my ability 73.8 mm without having calipers.... purchased 35



MSD8920 on the way as well, be here middle of next week. purchased 35.

Building racecar dreams on a budget lol
ricochet1490
After a few weeks this is what it looks like...

njccmd2002
glad to see that adapter changed hands again, i should have signed it, and made more and then world domination.
jordisonjr
This, Is a celica?!
Da fuq? lol.
ricochet1490
QUOTE (jordisonjr @ Aug 8, 2012 - 1:15 PM) *
This, Is a celica?!
Da fuq? lol.


I'm glad someone asked.....

NOOO! this is a late model dirt car, rear wheel drive, 500+ horsepower crate motor, it'll be the other car we take to the track come race night.... Celica be on the other trailer lol
yellowchinaman
Amazing that an adaptor can change an entire car smile.gif
njccmd2002
Box
^ laugh.gif Weight reduction to the EXTREME! tongue.gif
ricochet1490
I'll just leave this here from yesterday...
playr158
rollcage!
njccmd2002
amazing!!!
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