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njccmd2002
Decided to start part 2. Part 1 got locked at my request, it was going no where. This time is final, and a tribute to my car...

This will mostly be a journal. Not a how to. No where else to keep records. You are welcome to ask questions. No 2gr info here, there is a separate thread...

This car has not been driven in 8 months, it has been used as a parts car, for the mr2, and the previous celica sold. Unfortunately, because of this, its getting new parts, or parts are getting blasted and painted.

The car currently is a sad vision, 7 years of use, last 3 of neglect...

few pics of current condition... ( no wipers, no knuckles, no seats, no steering, etc, etc, etc...)

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holes left from removing things..

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the knukcles ive got, are rusted....

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Most recently decided to pull all the wiring, for the cruise control. I will never use it so...

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it was sent away

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while i was there...

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then..

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over the next few weeks will bring it back to life again.....
enderswift
aaaaaaand in the trash. I always enjoy the humor in your posts.
njccmd2002
lol. i cant help it. Im working this week, but managed to put 2 hours in the car....

removed AC unit, and finished removing brown wire that feeds the cruise ecu at 16 pin.

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while i was there cleaned the a/c evaporator, and sprayed lysol....

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whipped out some flex tubing in various sizing, what is that? it looks like this...

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and then started to do the rewiring process, and halfway done there. I have to admit, its hard, but the results are great.

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i have some wiring upgrades to make to the other side, since there is no cruise control, now i have a stalk, and 4 empty slots at the clock spring. So I may replicate Daniels, radio controls...
cheela
looks like quite a mess but I have faith in you berto. You never cease to amaze us all.
Box
That's some serious dedication to weight reduction. tongue.gif
njccmd2002
QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 10, 2014 - 2:14 PM) *
looks like quite a mess but I have faith in you berto. You never cease to amaze us all.


this car is my baby...

QUOTE (Box @ Oct 10, 2014 - 4:39 PM) *
That's some serious dedication to weight reduction. tongue.gif


it was 2 pounds total. ecu, cables, wiring and actuator....

i am actually learning a lot, and will tap some wires in the main harness for other things.....
msk59
Excellent Man. Please post as much details as you can. posts like these are treasures.
njccmd2002
wiring is a tedious process.

created a small harness of 5 wires...

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to use in the cruise control plug, to take advantage of the clockspring..

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looks now like this...

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then proceeded to rewire the harness again...

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and almost done for exception of the steering column...

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and here is my harness that comes from the cruise plug. it exits with the ac control plugs...

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dont know what ill use this for, maybe audio controls from the steering wheel. they are there as option...

and all this just took 5 hours, of soldering and taping...
enderswift
good work dude
Fate
awesome Berto!
njccmd2002
thanks guys. I know its nothing to be proud, but i need to really clean this wires, and stuff i undid in the past. This is the last time i mess with my car....

today i finished the steering colum

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reinstalled the dash frame, and wired the amp wire on top of it to the center. i got tired of hitting it...

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im doing jdm fenders, so i figured i had to mess with this...

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all said and done.. Relocated the amp wire and tucked it under the fender, rewrapped the harness, after i had it all a mess. and it looks like this...

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moving onto the dash.., nothing too serious, just need to professinally tuck the harnesses for the jdm power mirros. those are hanging on the sides....

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once i install the drive by wire pedal, and plug some holes, i will be reinstalling the dash again, for it never to come out.... (crosses fingers) ....
richee3
You are going all out on this car. I am jealous and impressed. Come do mine next!
njccmd2002
Lol... No! I know youll do the same. Need to finish this car so i can move on. Cant keep modding it forever...
cheela
need to see some progress on that RA man.... hahaha.
njccmd2002
let me finish this one...

so few things, i had lined up.. prettier TRD cover, its legit, but not sure real CF

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and finally finished the pedal, (discussed in the 2grfe swap section), pain in the ass to make

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most of the inner wiring has been done, and its finished..

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just a few details here and there and boom... FRS Seats!!!

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Smaay
thats a nice looking seat, what is it?
Bitter
No center tach?
Box
QUOTE (Smaay @ Oct 24, 2014 - 9:01 PM) *
thats a nice looking seat, what is it?

FR-S.
richee3
Any updates, or just looking into the PS and A/C lines?
njccmd2002
well not that many, since working on the swap delayed me a lot. little here and there.

Since the FRS seats dont fit, got a steamer finally to steam the foam and rejuvenate it, and wrap the oem seats in leather...

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however, the stupid leather upper covers dont fit, they have somehow shrunk....

made a custom line for low pressure power steering. more info on the swap...

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cleaned the subframe

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and painted it...

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painted the power steering rack.

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and trying to hack some enlinks for the front.

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cant do the engine wiring because i dont have a spcific plug, and it sucks.. so im just doing bits here and there..
Arturio55
What did you do with those cruise control wires? I wouldve bought them
njccmd2002
QUOTE (Arturio55 @ Nov 13, 2014 - 7:08 PM) *
What did you do with those cruise control wires? I wouldve bought them


sold to a member here... biggrin.gif
njccmd2002
ok just in case you are watching tonight.

Time to step away from the swap, and tinker the car....

opened the boxes that are accumulating dust in corners..

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Nailed it!!!

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second time around, this time, easy!

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mounted on a clean and painted subframe....

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and a freshly painted rack...

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will tray to update more tomorrow....

i need to clean those boots.... lol
enderswift
That looks amazing man. I tried to paint a subframe as well but made the mistake of using por 15 in roll-on form. Next time I'll just use the eastwood stuff
Batman722
Looks great Berto.
It gets easier every time smile.gif
njccmd2002
QUOTE (Batman722 @ Dec 23, 2014 - 7:20 AM) *
Looks great Berto.
It gets easier every time smile.gif



yes it does...

QUOTE (enderswift @ Dec 22, 2014 - 9:48 PM) *
That looks amazing man. I tried to paint a subframe as well but made the mistake of using por 15 in roll-on form. Next time I'll just use the eastwood stuff


eastwood is the bomb. pricy, but worth it.
msk59
I wish I lived in your neighborhood! Excellent work as ususal
njccmd2002
few last things, buttoning up the year..

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i decided not to plate but to paint these..

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slapped the st205 cables...

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and buttoned up the engine and the subframe..

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Box
Looking good! Can't wait for it to be finished!
HectortheRican
QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Nov 13, 2014 - 6:35 PM) *
and trying to hack some enlinks for the front.



What length did you cut the bolt for those endlinks? I was actually considering doing exactly this.
njccmd2002
I just cut a bolt i had . Nothing is done to the end-links or the bolts it came
igpx12
Now I can't wait for next year, looking really good thumbsup.gif
njccmd2002
few more things, im flip flopping now to interior, I was bored of working in the engine...

i got rid of the dreared big willie.

Used a brake from a 2001 celica...

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extensive modifications, and it is nice looking..

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I spent some time cleaning the car, and cleaning the interior, cleaned the carpet...

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it was all dusty, and also going to be old school again, i cannot ever get satisfied with an aftermarket stereo... So i whipped this....

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Untested, from the yard, its a 6 disc, and i will use a blue tooth adapter or something, i dont know, lol....

update 9/24/17 sold the radio....
msk59
lovely find on the Stereo. Old School is always reliable!!

Which car/truck this came out of if you don't mind me asking?
njccmd2002
four runner. took the amp as well, but i cut the wires, and later i regretted.
msk59
that is nice one. You don't find those any more. Most of them are one piece with green screen.
igpx12
With the 7gc e-brake, was it modifying the plastic trim on it to get it to work or did you have to do more?
Box
I was looking at some 5th gens earlier and it seemed their handbrake was shorter as well. I guess for whatever reason they decided the 6th gen's should be ginormous.
njccmd2002
i did not take pics of the process, i figured no one would be interested. Significant amount of welding is required...

I extended the tube that holds the screw, and the curve at the bottome that holds the cable. also had to modify both legs, extend on peg by 1 cm, and completely move a leg.
njccmd2002
had some fun blasting and painting a few parts here and there...

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even the wires for the seats lol

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enderswift
good job as always berto
Batman722
I always hated putting those axles back together, have fun.

Are those from your seats ?
njccmd2002
hahahah, yes they are the wires in the seats, i kept wondering whos going to ask... they were so badly rusted, that i decided to clean them up.

I had to rebuild the axles, as they were north axles, with a lot of rust.
Fate
awesome stuff!
njccmd2002
decided to skip the whole shabang, and just in case you are listening..

new tierods, wheelbearing, lower ball joint, and no more rust. The red, is stainless steel brake lines...

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enderswift
sexy. You always do clean work man, keep it up
njccmd2002
Thnks. There were more pics. But 1 posted tell more words...
Fate
good stuff as per usual!
njccmd2002
when i do the other hub, ill place pics...
richee3
I think I need to drop my Supra off at your house for about 6 months. I need some shiny new suspension parts too! It's strange to see such a familiar looking suspension setup but so shiny and painted, not all rusty and worn like mine...
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