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JosephST575
My name is Jose and i have been a member for about a year now so i decided to talk and show hows my progress goes with my celica. So i purchased my Celica back in 2010 i fell in love with Celicas since the first time i knew about them and i started my research from engine types to model years. while i was looking at Celicas i came across one that was a 95 beige one but it was too expensive at that time and i needed to trade my old car and give the rest in cash, so i kept searching until i saw this add on the internet:
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So i went to see it with my uncles and we tried it and instantly i fell in love with it but at that time i didn't know much about it or where it came from. here are some pics of my celica first day at my house:









I will be posting more info and pics. smile.gif
njccmd2002
Celicas en guatemala. Ya decia yo que las construcciones se me hacian reconocibles
JosephST575
QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Feb 23, 2015 - 9:24 PM) *
Celicas en guatemala. Ya decia yo que las construcciones se me hacian reconocibles

Sip yo me mude aca hace unos Aņos yo soy de New york. smile.gif
Box
I didn't know Norberto spoke un-American, learn something new everyday. tongue.gif

Anyhow, welcome! Car looks to be in great shape.
JosephST575
Heres my First of many speeding tickets i got:


So my first mod for my celica was my XXR 17" rims Black and silver with red. here are some pics:



The i got my second Speeding ticket laugh.gif


After a while one of my friends invited me to a stance meet and i met some 6gen








QUOTE (Box @ Feb 23, 2015 - 9:31 PM) *
I didn't know Norberto spoke un-American, learn something new everyday. tongue.gif

Anyhow, welcome! Car looks to be in great shape.


Thanks its a Florida car no rust mint shape when i bought it. smile.gif
Box
Your plate tag is over 9,000!!! laugh.gif
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 24, 2015 - 12:03 AM) *
Your plate tag is over 9,000!!! laugh.gif


What you mean by that? smile.gif
JosephST575
My first 6gen meet



About a week later i got hit by a drunk motorcycle driver frown.gif



Took me a while to get my Celica fix but it was all worth it.

Here are some pics from my photography class:




specter1001
QUOTE (JosephST575 @ Feb 24, 2015 - 1:33 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 24, 2015 - 12:03 AM) *
Your plate tag is over 9,000!!! laugh.gif


What you mean by that? smile.gif



I follow your instagram actually mine is 01sgs. good to see you on here, your car looks even cleaner on the comp than on my tiny phone screen and I have that exact same damage on my drivers side fender/bumper right now so I know them feels frown.gif
JosephST575
QUOTE (specter1001 @ Feb 24, 2015 - 1:49 AM) *
QUOTE (JosephST575 @ Feb 24, 2015 - 1:33 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 24, 2015 - 12:03 AM) *
Your plate tag is over 9,000!!! laugh.gif


What you mean by that? smile.gif



I follow your instagram actually mine is 01sgs. good to see you on here, your car looks even cleaner on the comp than on my tiny phone screen and I have that exact same damage on my drivers side fender/bumper right now so I know them feels frown.gif


Yeah i seen your Celica too, it was time for me to put up my Celica story and its progress and that feeling is the worse tho.
JosephST575
More Random pics of my Celica:


My rescued dog likes Celicas too lol:




After breaking my rims for all the potholes thats around my way i decided to buy me some steely s:




Then i got myself another speeding Ticket:



Box
What is it with you and speeding tickets? I have about four times the power and stay out of trouble. tongue.gif You should keep an eye out for some nice 14" alloys, the problem being not many cars have the 5-100 pattern. Most are either 4-100 or 5x114.3 it seems.
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 24, 2015 - 4:50 AM) *
What is it with you and speeding tickets? I have about four times the power and stay out of trouble. tongue.gif You should keep an eye out for some nice 14" alloys, the problem being not many cars have the 5-100 pattern. Most are either 4-100 or 5x114.3 it seems.


lol yeah i got alot of speeding tickets for been late to class but i learned, and yeah its kinda hard to get rims for my Celica. smile.gif
cheela
hahah. so far, all i've read is speeding tickets. hahaha
I can't imagine how you would be if you had a 3sgte in your car.
JosephST575
QUOTE (cheela @ Feb 24, 2015 - 9:59 AM) *
hahah. so far, all i've read is speeding tickets. hahaha
I can't imagine how you would be if you had a 3sgte in your car.


I would be speeding more nah those are old pics i don't get tickets anymore im trying to control myself smile.gif
JosephST575
My next purchase was mud flaps since i have seen some Celicas and the rally GTFour with them i decided to get a pair.Installing them was easy since i used the same holes that its use to mount the back splitters the only thing i did different was use another screws and washers and downloaded the level app for my iphone could get them straight as possible:
mud flaps from Ebay

Things i used to hold them in place

Final Product

Box
Really, another speeding ticket after the flaps? laugh.gif
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 24, 2015 - 6:57 PM) *
Really, another speeding ticket after the flaps? laugh.gif

Sorry it's the last one I promise lol smile.gif
Box
Man, just think of all of that money that could be used for car parts. redface.gif
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 24, 2015 - 11:25 PM) *
Man, just think of all of that money that could be used for car parts. redface.gif

Your right that's what made me think it over my last ticket was 6 months ago so I'm not getting into trouble anymore I'm putting everything on my Celica now .
igpx12
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 24, 2015 - 6:57 PM) *
Really, another speeding ticket after the flaps? laugh.gif


That's what I was thinking too when I was looking at his progress shots. One shaky shot by him and a full rear shot by the popo laugh.gif
JosephST575
The next item i got for my celica is a Simota intake Carbon Fiber Shell:

It took me a while and help from friends to get it to fit right.


After that i got hit by another dumb driver frown.gif




i was sad and mad at the same time but still i had to fix my Celica frown.gif . Took a week to repair it. smile.gif

After saving money and looking at it on Ebay, finally i purchased my Roof Visor almost a year to get it and i didnt wait to put it on my Celica:



More Pics of my Celica:




Another Mod Was the custom Made side Fender light red:





QUOTE (igpx12 @ Feb 25, 2015 - 12:31 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 24, 2015 - 6:57 PM) *
Really, another speeding ticket after the flaps? laugh.gif


That's what I was thinking too when I was looking at his progress shots. One shaky shot by him and a full rear shot by the popo laugh.gif


Lol yeah didnt get a good shot of the flaps while i was putting them on.
Box
I like how the intake snorkel is sucking air from the hottest part of the engine bay. tongue.gif
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 25, 2015 - 2:17 AM) *
I like how the intake snorkel is sucking air from the hottest part of the engine bay. tongue.gif

Not really Most of the Air is going in from the Big opening That snorkel Thing you mention It makes a sound for some reason but no air is coming in from it smile.gif
JosephST575
Today its a sad day, my Celica overheated becuase the fans stop working and on top of that the two fuse boxes started to smoke frown.gif


Box
The radiators are notorious for cracking due to age, so maybe you lucked out and that's it. If it were the fans it would've taken some time for it to overheat and you would've noticed the temp climbing. When mine cracked there was a large amount of steam and the temp gauge indicated it was overheating, even though I know it didn't because it happened when the car wasn't even running and I was listening to the radio. It sounds like coolant found its way into the fuse and relay boxes, will just have to check things out with a multimeter.
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 26, 2015 - 1:57 AM) *
The radiators are notorious for cracking due to age, so maybe you lucked out and that's it. If it were the fans it would've taken some time for it to overheat and you would've noticed the temp climbing. When mine cracked there was a large amount of steam and the temp gauge indicated it was overheating, even though I know it didn't because it happened when the car wasn't even running and I was listening to the radio. It sounds like coolant found its way into the fuse and relay boxes, will just have to check things out with a multimeter.


Yeah it was really weird tho since it was working fine the day before that. frown.gif with our Celicas Age is a problem. I mean it did took time for it to overheat because i left my house as usual and once i got near the city temperature raised quickly i put on the air to cool it down thats where i noticed that the fans where not moving at all. We put down the temp and turn it off once we started it again thats when smoke came out the fuse and relay boxes.
igpx12
Sounds more like an electrical issue involving the fuses to me rather than the radiator failing. If you were in stop and go traffic in the city with no direct air on through to the radiator it would start climbing with the temp due to your fans not running. It's amazing how much they keep the motor in check with the temp. Which fuse boxes smoked out on you?
JosephST575
QUOTE (igpx12 @ Feb 26, 2015 - 6:12 AM) *
Sounds more like an electrical issue involving the fuses to me rather than the radiator failing. If you were in stop and go traffic in the city with no direct air on through to the radiator it would start climbing with the temp due to your fans not running. It's amazing how much they keep the motor in check with the temp. Which fuse boxes smoked out on you?


Both the relay box on the engine bay and the fuses that are on the drivers side they both started to smoke.
igpx12
QUOTE (JosephST575 @ Feb 26, 2015 - 7:32 AM) *
QUOTE (igpx12 @ Feb 26, 2015 - 6:12 AM) *
Sounds more like an electrical issue involving the fuses to me rather than the radiator failing. If you were in stop and go traffic in the city with no direct air on through to the radiator it would start climbing with the temp due to your fans not running. It's amazing how much they keep the motor in check with the temp. Which fuse boxes smoked out on you?


Both the relay box on the engine bay and the fuses that are on the drivers side they both started to smoke.


The relay box has two fuses for fans and the drivers side underhood fuse box has one, so its very possible that it burnt out those fuses. give all the fuses a look though to see if anything else could have burnt out. Quite possible though once you replace any bad fuses that it will fix your issue. Did you have a chance to check the radiator yet?
Box
Though there'd have to be a reason for the fuses to blow in the fashion they did. They'd have to been overloaded quite significantly to throw smoke. Could be as simple as someone used way too low of an amperage fuse, that or the motors shorted out.
igpx12
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 26, 2015 - 6:21 PM) *
Though there'd have to be a reason for the fuses to blow in the fashion they did. They'd have to been overloaded quite significantly to throw smoke. Could be as simple as someone used way too low of an amperage fuse, that or the motors shorted out.


Yeah thats why I said quite possible that it would fix it, not a guarantee. Just hoping for him that its not a in depth issue.
JosephST575
QUOTE (igpx12 @ Feb 26, 2015 - 6:12 PM) *
QUOTE (JosephST575 @ Feb 26, 2015 - 7:32 AM) *
QUOTE (igpx12 @ Feb 26, 2015 - 6:12 AM) *
Sounds more like an electrical issue involving the fuses to me rather than the radiator failing. If you were in stop and go traffic in the city with no direct air on through to the radiator it would start climbing with the temp due to your fans not running. It's amazing how much they keep the motor in check with the temp. Which fuse boxes smoked out on you?


Both the relay box on the engine bay and the fuses that are on the drivers side they both started to smoke.


The relay box has two fuses for fans and the drivers side underhood fuse box has one, so its very possible that it burnt out those fuses. give all the fuses a look though to see if anything else could have burnt out. Quite possible though once you replace any bad fuses that it will fix your issue. Did you have a chance to check the radiator yet?


The radiator is fine, I'll check the fuses to see how they are thanks for the recommendation.
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 26, 2015 - 6:21 PM) *
Though there'd have to be a reason for the fuses to blow in the fashion they did. They'd have to been overloaded quite significantly to throw smoke. Could be as simple as someone used way too low of an amperage fuse, that or the motors shorted out.


Yeah it's weird but I'll get to the bottom of the problem .
Box
Hopefully it's something simple and the engine didn't suffer any damage. Aluminum heads don't like overheating at all.
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Feb 26, 2015 - 11:14 PM) *
Hopefully it's something simple and the engine didn't suffer any damage. Aluminum heads don't like overheating at all.


Well the engine is fine it didn't heat up all the way i tried to contain it by using the air system thats how i noticed that both fans where not working. but the engine didn't suffer any damage
JosephST575
My celica Got back Yesterday nothing serious it was just one wire that was on the relay box. Thanks to all of those who told me possible things that could of started the problem.
So one day while browsing for Celica parts i came a cross on a pair of Curren Headlights:



But they are not any Curren headlights they are a rare kouki dark tint Curren headlights. still looking for more parts to make the Curren conversion.


Once i got my new radio/DvD player on i wanted to make my console look different and unique and with the help of one of my friends we Carbon Fiber wrapped it:


And heres a little video of my celica and a few other celicas:

Toyota Celica Meet
JosephST575
This is how my Celica looks so far:



I will be posting how Im gonna restore my GTFOUR front strut bar and the special design i got plan for it, This is how it looks right now:


Box
I want to say the GT-Four had a 3 piece front strut bar, but I could be mistaken. Someone with a more relevant memory could say for sure. I know that's the same as a regular GT anyway.
richee3
The GT4 got the same strut bar as the GT's and SS-III's. The TRD strut bar won't clear the intercooler, sadly.
Box
Ahh ok. So there you go. I thought there was something about the TRD 3-point and the intercooler, but at the same time I remembered there was one that would clear. Though at the same time, be careful in the future not to pay more just because it's a "GT-Four" or "SS" part when a regular GT had the same thing.
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Mar 4, 2015 - 1:37 AM) *
Ahh ok. So there you go. I thought there was something about the TRD 3-point and the intercooler, but at the same time I remembered there was one that would clear. Though at the same time, be careful in the future not to pay more just because it's a "GT-Four" or "SS" part when a regular GT had the same thing.


Actually i didn't pay much theres ones on Ebay that go for $90 to $100 dollars i got mines for 30 so didn't pay much and the TRD strut bar is the one with the 3 Point . i just called it GTFour since is the one that comes with it. And i didnt know the GT came with it smile.gif thanks for the info
Box
I say you got a good deal then. The rear strut bar was exclusive to the GT-Four though I want to say, so of course it'll be more expensive.
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Mar 4, 2015 - 4:17 AM) *
I say you got a good deal then. The rear strut bar was exclusive to the GT-Four though I want to say, so of course it'll be more expensive.

Yeah tell me about it i got mines for 90 bucks and it came with the leather protector. But I'm not doing nothing to that one since it got that leather feature.
JosephST575
So today i finally got around to sand my Front strut bar since its color got faded and it had some rust spots on it. Here are some pics to show the rust spots:





So after a while of work and dedication it looks like this:
I used 80 grid sand paper.






I still gotta figure out how to get to the hard to reach spots so i can get rid of the rust on both ends of the bars any suggestion let me know. smile.gif



Box
Dremel with a cone shaped sanding stone.
JosephST575
QUOTE (Box @ Mar 7, 2015 - 10:52 PM) *
Dremel with a cone shaped sanding stone.


Thanks i think I gotta get one of those then. It kinda numb my hand when I tried it just like that lol.
JosephST575
Finally i painted my front strut bar first i applied black antirust paint on it:


It dried out and it look like this:


To make it more custom and unique i decided to paint a design on it:

I made templates of the 6Gen Celica dragons out of vinyl and painted over them in red:



This is how it looks install in my engine bay:


A pic of my rear strut bar too:


Since i got in the mood of painting decided to paint the headers cover too:



And the next day i got my splitters:








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