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Zake
As some of you my know, I have been wanting a 5-speed for a long time.. since I got rid of my old 5-speed Mustang GT and got an automatic Celica GT. Well, yesterday I went to Iowa and picked up a 1994 Celica GT 5-speed. One that you may recognize as navseal345's Celica. (he was awesome and met me half way so I didn't have to go all the way to Nebraska.) ANYWAY, here is the beginning of this build, and the end of the old build. farewell Blue Celica, you were good to me and we had some good times.


when I first got the car:
Already had MEGAN coilovers, and a flowmaster muffler






After all day today of swapping my stuff from the Blue Celica to the Silver one.
swapped out the wheels for my plasti-dipped stock GT wheels

JDM-Tails

3-post steering wheel & Celica floor mats (not really seen in the pic)

Sony explode head unit and black shift knob

stock cargo bay cover

10 inch Kicker CVR subs and GT-4 rear strut brace

gotta have the fire extinguisher wink.gif

had to swap over my sun visors.. just because wink.gif

swapped over the INJEN intake and reran the sub power wire.


here's some more random pics of the car i took. (the fun will really start when my blue Celica is sold wink.gif )




cheela
looks awesome! bet it's nice to have a 5spd again. smile.gif
can't wait to see what you got in store for this beast.
Zake
QUOTE (cheela @ Jul 22, 2012 - 8:22 PM) *
looks awesome! bet it's nice to have a 5spd again. smile.gif
can't wait to see what you got in store for this beast.

oh it's going to get some special stuff. after all, I need to try to out-do Daniel/Brigette's car without doing an engine swap tongue.gif
richee3
Looks great, Zake! Hurry up and sell the blue one so this one can get some goodies!

Oh, and I like your sig laugh.gif
njccmd2002
nice car, and nice sig
Box
Hooray manual!
SwissFerdi
^ and silver, but man, that blue/gray was such a nice color! And the new car has a bit o' rust. Oh well, congratulations. Many happy miles.
Box
Meh, rather have to deal with some cosmetic work than auto to manual swap. tongue.gif
kurt95gt
I need megans !
Great pick up car looked good at the last meet
Zake
QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Jul 23, 2012 - 12:13 AM) *
^ and silver, but man, that blue/gray was such a nice color! And the new car has a bit o' rust. Oh well, congratulations. Many happy miles.

my blue one has rust on the rear fender and the bottom of the passenger door is rotted out. atleast THIS rust can be patched and covered with skirts tongue.gif
navseal345
This is my last pic that is going in the album I have of my former Celica. I lol'd.
zfjohnson07
like the rims what color is that.
Zake
QUOTE (zfjohnson07 @ Aug 15, 2012 - 9:52 PM) *
like the rims what color is that.

Black plasti-dip smile.gif
Zake
I was going to wait till the midwest meet to reveal what I have been working on. but I'm not the type that's able to keep so much awesomeness contained for that long.

Thanks to Kaos, I now have a short throw shifter smile.gif I then bought a sparco shift knob. (I LOVE THIS SHIFT KNOB) I then hacked off about another 1.5-2 inches off the top of the shifter and put the knob on. NOW it's awesome biggrin.gif

I'll take some more pics when my new shift boot comes in.


I bought my GT-4 bumper back from Daniel and Brigette.

Then I got a SS-III spoiler off ebay

Then I got a bright red hood off of ebay, it wasnt in bad shape! biggrin.gif



BUT after driving a few days with a bright red hood, having everyone and there mother staring at me when I drove by, I decided to paint it today. It took 8.5 hours, 80% of that was sanding, filling, and sanding.

this is when i started to sand to fill in some dings

the little vent/scoop things were set aside for later

started filling

fully sanded

3 coats of primer later and.. I couldn't resist spraying that on the plastic smile.gif

sanded the primer down to get it ready for the paint

me and the first coat of paint

4 coats later

not bad for getting my "how to" info from youtube wink.gif

as she sits drying for the rest of the weekend. and no, the hood isn't closed all the way, as I cannot touch the hood to press it down wink.gif



next weekend after letting the hood dry all week, I'm going to sand it and polish it. the color of the hood will also be the color of the car eventually. I figure I'll do the car bit by bit. (one weekend will be front bumper, next will be fenders, then doors, then rear bumper and spoiler, then hatch, then the rest) If I had a sprayer, and a good area to work on it, I'd do the whole thing all at once, but seeing as I'm using a rattle can with limited time since my final semester will be starting in a week.. frown.gif (not looking forward to going back..) ANYHOO.. more fun stuff should be coming in the next couple of weeks smile.gif (shipped and on the way. but sometimes takes forever)
kurt95gt
Looking great man keep it up
navseal345
Very nice.
SwissFerdi
Not to be pedantic, but why didn't you spray it silver the first time 'round? DIY painting FTW though.
Zake
QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Aug 19, 2012 - 10:01 AM) *
Not to be pedantic, but why didn't you spray it silver the first time 'round? DIY painting FTW though.

i wanted to prime where i put filler, and where i sanded scratches out where it went down to the aluminum. (originally had filler there but...) so by the time i was ready to throw the primer i saw that the hood was going to be mostly covered anyway. so i just did the whole thing. 2nd reason was i wasnt sure if i was going to be able to paint it the same day or have to wait till next friday. and i didnt want to be driving with, not only a multi-color car, but a multi-color hood tongue.gif

oh, this is the first time i have ever seen anyone use the word "pedantic" other than family guy laugh.gif
njccmd2002
I like the triple tone. seriously
richee3
It's a Midwest Trend! I show up with two tone, now I've been shown up with your tri-tone! I'm really gonna have to step my game up.
Zake
QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 19, 2012 - 11:44 AM) *
It's a Midwest Trend! I show up with two tone, now I've been shown up with your tri-tone! I'm really gonna have to step my game up.

hahaha, but luke has shown both of us up with that engine rebuild.. tongue.gif
Box
QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 19, 2012 - 11:44 AM) *
It's a Midwest Trend! I show up with two tone, now I've been shown up with your tri-tone! I'm really gonna have to step my game up.

My mom had an old Chevelle that the colour was listed as "Calico". laugh.gif

Great job! Can't wait to see it all in one colour!
bloodMoney

QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 19, 2012 - 11:44 AM) *
It's a Midwest Trend! I show up with two tone, now I've been shown up with your tri-tone! I'm really gonna have to step my game up.



Don't make me put an engine back in Ellie and bring her up... Red alltrac, burgundy hood, black RC/CS bumper with silver vents and a white fender...

You kids still have some catching up to do smile.gif
cheela
guess I'm following the trend too with my black spoiler. laugh.gif
not as out there as you guys but it's two tone-ish.



looks good by the way. I feel like you're gonna need spacers now. hehehe
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