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zfjohnson07
I bought the car two weeks ago. It was previously wrecked







after i got it home, i took the front bumper off and saw that the driver side hood support bar was pushed back and the high beam light was broke onto and was pushed back so far that it punctured the battery, which had a hole in it.


then i took the windshield off and the hood.

I tore apart everything in a day. Took the dash off replaced the air bags, and then put the dash back. vaccumed the interior as good as i could. Shaved off the spoiler, debaged the emblems







bought a new front bumper and i took my other hood off my other silver celica.

got it inspected, i wanted to keep the original rims, but i had some spare rims with brand new 17 inch tires on them. so today im going to buy the scion tc rims for 200 and pt my good kuhmo's on them. This is like my 4th celica ive owned, and it is amazing. the throttle response is amazing, the steering wheel is very stiff. I'm not sure if it is the stock steering wheel but it is the 7th gen 3 spoke spoiler. It has cruise contorl but the wires cut so i need to solder it back on. has leather seats. best leather seats ive ever seen the back rear are not splitting on the top like usual wear and tear. doesn't shake when it sits at a red light, very quiet, i thought it died the other day at a red light. and doesnt burn oil, i assume that because the previous owner bought it from a dealership, they might have fixed the leak.

Plans for the car:

Paint the bumper, hood and maybe hatch.
put the 17 scion tc rims on.
maybe lower it an inch or so.
shave the antenna off,
dunno what else but i love it
Edser
I think it looks great. The interior looks perfect. It'll look awesome lowered on bigger rims. I quite like electrical antennas though. I love that they go up whenever you turn the radio on. But then I love pop up head lights. Anything that moves on a car is awesome. Moving rear wings make me get light headed. I think Transformers and MASK had a big influence on me as a child.
Great car dude. Looking forward to seeing it finished!
Box
Will look really good with it all one colour and having the hatch repainted after having all the holes filled.
zfjohnson07
honestly i think it looks pretty mean with the red at the front. case the gold toyota emblem stands out
zfjohnson07
new rims smile.gif

Edser
Now I'm drooling like a tap. I want a set like that. They look sooo good!
zfjohnson07
Wait till I lower it and paint it I found another 96 celica for 1400 I might buy
Edser
What are you thinking of doing with the newly bought Celi?
zfjohnson07
keeping it and fixing it up. Ive had 3 celicas at one point lol then i just sell them gradually. they are so cheap and easy to work on.
Special_Edy
Thought you were gonna be in trouble if you bought another one biggrin.gif
zfjohnson07
told my dad and he was like yea we could buy it and sell it for more! ha ha..


well tomorrow im gonna go look at sanders i read orbital is a good one, so when you grind you dont go too deep. Need any iinput!!!

p.s. should i take the door handles off? or just leave them on? or what else are my options?
I plan on taking the front bumper off, and side skrts off.
Box
Just going to start a collection. tongue.gif
zfjohnson07
i had a collection, i had about 2 running and sold them. now i have only one, the silver one and its getting painted as we speak!!
Box
Awesome! Can't wait to see it done!
Special_Edy
QUOTE (Box @ Sep 4, 2012 - 9:59 PM) *
Awesome! Can't wait to see it done!

Will you get it back by the weekend?
zfjohnson07
sure hope so! i need to get you over here to help me try to align the hood and the hatch back.
zfjohnson07
got it back today from the paint shop:







and right now im installing an alpine radio !
Special_Edy
Cant wait to see it in person. Is the boot/bonnet alignment still off? And what did Maaco do about the missing battery?
Box
Looks good. thumbsup.gif
zfjohnson07
alpine radio installed oh yeah i love the 3 spoke air bag!

Box
I want a 3 spoke wheel. Found someone that was parting out a 7GC, never heard back from them. kindasad.gif
Edser
I think they are surprisingly common. Here in Spain, I have seen many online adds where they break 7th gens. One guy had more than eight 7th gens! Dunno if they had any airbags left though. The cars looked pretty smashed.
http://www.milanuncios.com/toyota-de-segun...ca-39623729.htm
I don't know if they speak English and I don't think airbags can go by airmail either....
zfjohnson07
well my car came with one but i had to buy the air bag, get on 7th gen forums and you can get a deal on one for like 80
zfjohnson07
painted some interior pieces:


i actually have 2 of these, so im going to relocate the cig ligher and then fill in the hole as well, then primer it and paint it silver i think.

Edser
QUOTE (zfjohnson07 @ Sep 17, 2012 - 1:56 PM) *
painted some interior pieces:


i actually have 2 of these, so im going to relocate the cig ligher and then fill in the hole as well, then primer it and paint it silver i think.


'Fraid they've been moved bud.
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