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VikingJZ
01-07-2007, 05:57 PM
Here you go my friends.

1972 Celica ST.

Yellow

Four-Speed manual transmission



It's in good shape! 133,000 on the body but had the 18R-C swapped out of a 1972 Hilux. The engine only has 45,000 miles on it and doesn't leak, smoke, or burn a drop of oil. The owner has all of his gas milage records: 35MPG

I didn't mention that this car came from California in 1987 to Indiana. It has been garaged all the time. Only surface rust has been repaired by not painted. There are no cancerous rust holes anywhere on this car. I spent about two hours checking everything over.

Things that don't work:

Rear 1/4 window will not roll down (off of track)
Tachometer does not work
Needs new battery
One headlight is burned out
Old-School Sony Eight-Track player installed at some store in 1975 does operate.


I drove it today and it drives very nicely. Might need some carb work from sitting along with obvious things like and oil change and a tune up.

I'm getting it for $850 as long as I put the new battery in.


Since I can't stand resizing my photos for Ctech, go to my Photobucket link below.


Let me know what you guys think!



http://s61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/audstuen/1972%20Toyota%20Celica%20ST/

hobbie2k
01-07-2007, 06:52 PM
Nice, I hope you'll give her a future. Too many Celica drivers aren't aware of their heritage.

VikingJZ
01-07-2007, 07:30 PM
I'm not going to do anything major to the car. I want to keep it original, as much as I can at least. It's too bad it isn't the original engine in the car. Numbers matching would have been really nice, but oh well.

VikingJZ
01-07-2007, 07:30 PM
Is there a website that I could get replacement parts for the car?

1st Toyota doesn't date back that far.

Hiko
01-07-2007, 09:35 PM
As far as replacement parts go, junkyards are now your friends.

I'll try and track down some hopefully better sources for you in a while. What needs to be replaced?

Welcome to the classic club :bigthumbu

VikingJZ
01-08-2007, 04:52 AM
Not much needs to be replaced but if I need something I'd like to be able to with ease.

Local yard don't have these...I've looked for every generation Celica I can find.

4th generation is the most common.

To this day, my 1972 is the only one I have seen, driven, or even heard about in the area. And when I refer to "area" I'm talking within 60 miles.

Cavanagh
01-08-2007, 05:05 AM
Sweet! Good luck finding the parts you need. Thats an awesome car.

andy
01-08-2007, 06:35 AM
nice, i want a 77 liftback real bad right now. :wiggle:

mtp_69_i
01-08-2007, 07:24 AM
you need to put a 1GGZE in that puppy. Forget staying original, with some decent suspension, a hilux rear disc brake and diff upgrade and the 1GGZE this car would be awesome.

nice score man, I always have liked the older celi's.

Fuelish
01-08-2007, 06:57 PM
Let me know what you guys think!
AWESOME !!!!! Dang... first car I ever owned was a '75 Celi' ST (4 spd, 2.2 L....first year for that motor in US - with hood "buldge," as I recall) that I bought from my dad when I graduated from college in '80.....I'd driven it since he bought it, so it was already a well worn favorite.
Wish you the best of luck sourcing parts for it....it's an "oldie," but worth the effort, imho. I love my '92 GT 'vert', but...there's a special place in my memory/heart for my '75 :cool: Was a fun/funky car for it's time (and mine seemed to be one of few, am guessing - had never seen another one - that had a vinyl roof.....LOL@vinyl roofs...) Was "whatever" red w/ a black vinyl top....looked nice, iirc ;) I haven't seen a pre - '80's Celica in I don't know HOW long !!!!!!!! :cool:

VikingJZ
01-08-2007, 11:39 PM
Yes...it has been very difficult finding parts for the car.

It doesn't need anything really.

I'm torn in between doing things to it and restoring it to showroom stock quality. If I did try and put an engine in it, I'd go with a 7MGTE or a 2JZGTE. I know both would be expensive and time consuming, but hey a guy can dream. I'm mainly buying this to replacing my Sonoma that is starting to become a hassle. The brake lines blew and I can't drive it. I don't feel like replacing them right now either.


Anyone found links yet? I can't find anything.


Looks like I may have to make my own site.

Hiko
01-08-2007, 11:52 PM
http://www.toyheadauto.com/

Best I've found so far, though I remember finding something else about a year ago.

BTW, about the 7mgte or 2jzgte. I hate to piss in your cornflakes, but without cutting the firewall, the 71-74 models cannot accept inline six cylinders (except the 1g engine). You are pretty much relagated to I4's, V6's, and V8's.

partyball
01-08-2007, 11:58 PM
Id really love an old school celica like yours or hikos but i cant find them anywhere around where I live. Congrats on the find and good luck with fixing it up.

mtp_69_i
01-08-2007, 11:59 PM
hence the 1ggze post above.

ciento44
01-09-2007, 12:09 AM
http://www.toyheadauto.com/

Best I've found so far, though I remember finding something else about a year ago.

BTW, about the 7mgte or 2jzgte. I hate to piss in your cornflakes, but without cutting the firewall, the 71-74 models cannot accept inline six cylinders (except the 1g engine). You are pretty much relagated to I4's, V6's, and V8's.


Beat me to it. A 1mzfe would be pretty awesome in that car, though. Is there a tranny that bolts to it RWD?

VikingJZ
01-09-2007, 11:09 PM
I can't find a 1GGZE on Ebay, so I have to hunt.

Pretty much any six cylinder will require lots of custom work, so that will be a while before I do that.


Basically, I will be restoring the car to showroom stock for now.

I might add a few things like a bigger carb and an exhaust, which is really all you can do to the 18R-C without cracking it open.

mtp_69_i
01-09-2007, 11:36 PM
I can't find a 1GGZE on Ebay, so I have to hunt.

Pretty much any six cylinder will require lots of custom work, so that will be a while before I do that.


Basically, I will be restoring the car to showroom stock for now.

I might add a few things like a bigger carb and an exhaust, which is really all you can do to the 18R-C without cracking it open.

blah! I wouldn't spend a dime on that motor OR gearbox. Seriously, save your cash for better things and work on the suspension etc until you find the engine you want. check out toymods (http://www.toymods.net/forums/) there are heaps of guys on there that have modded these cars. It's free to sign up. Just a word of warning. DEFINITELY use the search function before asking n00b questions. And maybe just lurk around in the tech/conversions and "dedicated threads" a bit before going OT etc. There are some guys in there that love poaching wookies.

and don't forget to say I referred you :bigthumbu

VikingJZ
01-10-2007, 12:19 AM
That will work.

Still...I don't have the time to do swaps now, so spiffing up the stock stuff and making it look nice will be fun and easy.


I also have a 5G awaiting the 3SGTE swap.

ciento44
01-10-2007, 12:29 AM
I vote for 22re swap into that bad boy. (When you get to it, that is. :P )

Fairly cheap to do, and potential for plenty of power for that little car. :)

Mike431635
01-10-2007, 12:52 AM
I only have two things to say:

1. SWEET! :bigthumbu

2. LS1 :Ban1:

85gtsblackman
01-10-2007, 01:06 AM
22rte swap has been done and runs low 13s



also a 5vzfe would be fun plus its a bulletproof v6

VikingJZ
01-10-2007, 02:17 AM
I also thought of the 22RTE but again...I don't want to wire.

boo hiss.

I'm not sure what I'll do to it



Anyone have any place for cheap rims for these?

VikingJZ
01-10-2007, 02:27 AM
Oh and what mods does that 22RTE that runs low 13's have?

GT4SOM
01-10-2007, 02:34 AM
Damn thats a sweet ass find with a nice price. Good luck restoring that. Try www.classic-celica.com thats a awsome board for all the old school celicas. I bet you would find alot of parts for it there.

VikingJZ
01-10-2007, 05:04 PM
Yeah I was pretty pleased with it myself. I even like the color! I thought of repainting it black too.

extremeskillz
01-10-2007, 09:15 PM
well you do have a nice platform. If you don't find parts for it build it your way. There is a yellow one that drives around here and he did that car over. New paint, interior, wheels and tires, brakes, full 3", etc. I do not know what engine is in it, but i will tell you one thing i heard psssh from under there. Car is fast as hell too.

VikingJZ
01-10-2007, 11:44 PM
I actually think the 22RTE is a common swap if you can find the engine. It's an R block so it will bolt in.

Too bad it isn't carbureted though....wiring isn't fun.

VikingJZ
01-11-2007, 12:01 AM
Jesus the 72 was the lightest year, weighing in at 2266 pounds.


DAYUM

Hiko
01-11-2007, 03:29 AM
If you don't want to mess with efi, the best toyota engine would be an 18rg. They're getting a little rare, but they are bolt in, no wiring, 140hp. Upgrades are also getting a little scarce for them, but they can be found.

VikingJZ
01-11-2007, 05:06 AM
Yeah an 18RG is hard to find....I've come to find out.

Perhaps I'll break down and do a 22RE.

Didn't Toyota make a 22R that wasn't fuel injected?

85gtsblackman
01-11-2007, 06:04 AM
yeah i was just about to say do a 22r swap

go to enginebuilder.com for goodies


my truck is gonna have a 300 degree cam , a holly 500 cfm carb, 10 inch free flowing filter and a full exaust system

and thats the beater.....


u can get more power out of a 22r than u can a 22re but u can get more power out of the 22re turboed than u can a carb engine

im just gonna trow a 280 degree cam, header, 60mmtb, hog out the intake, and a msd coil in the gts , im slowly gathering 22rte parts though

one day lord willin for me to have this car that long, im gonna do a 5vzfe swap, ill actally still have a good power to weight ratio and over 200hp and torque

Disco Dan
01-11-2007, 03:06 PM
Sweet. I've been looking for one of those for a while now. Granted, yours has the one problem I don't want to mess with, and that's rust. But I love the look of those 1st gen notchbacks. Hot stuff. Paint it blue. That baby-high-chair yellow looks... well... old.

See, that's the trick. People see a car that old, and they expect it to have holes in it, and for the paint to be faded. Just like the idiots that say they don't like to listen to records because "they sound scratchy", as if they're manufactured in the factory with scratches in them. So if you make it look REALLY clean and nice, it'll be a major head turner. Just get ready for the neck-injury lawsuits coming from people you've never met.

Edit: Check out http://www.classic-celica.com

VikingJZ
01-11-2007, 07:15 PM
The baby blue is okay, but I love the yellow color. It's different and original.

2kSnakEater
01-11-2007, 08:04 PM
Im with Mike on this one, put an LS1 and be done with it. Stock they make 350hp to the flywheel, you can keep it Manual by getting an LS1/T56.

VikingJZ
01-11-2007, 08:33 PM
Oh boy...not again.

I'm not sticking an LS1 in that car. I don't want/need a high horsepower car. I'm buying this for the cool factor.


Plus, I don't buy American. (new or used)


If I do anything it will either be an 18RG or a 22RTE.

Hiko
01-11-2007, 11:08 PM
*COUGH*18RG (http://www.classic-celica.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11656)*COUGH*

It might be "rebuildable", but what better time to do upgrades than when it is apart? Plus, $400 ain't bad.

Edit: And here's (http://www.classic-celica.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11969) another.

VikingJZ
01-12-2007, 04:17 AM
Would you like to buy it for me?


: )

Hiko
01-12-2007, 04:33 AM
Sure, if you'll spot me about 400 and shipping :hehe:

VikingJZ
01-12-2007, 05:05 AM
Nice I'm game for that!

haha


That's too bad you're in Colorado, because there really aren't any active members on the boards with classic Celicas.

85gtsblackman
01-12-2007, 07:54 AM
cough "22r swap" cough.........u can get well over 200hp na, stage 3 head is only 600 bucks

plus the parts would be availabile easily


if u wernt so scared of efi id say do a 5vzfe swap

100 dollar engine (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1983-toyota-22r-engine-motor-runs-great-complete-ac-82_W0QQitemZ180072170058QQihZ008QQcategoryZ33615QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

elektrateq
01-12-2007, 08:49 AM
Get that shit lookin good and use it to take chics out in! They will be FORCED to lick your balls.

VikingJZ
01-13-2007, 03:05 AM
I'm not scared of EFI at all. Laziness is my problem with it comes to that.

I did the wiring for the 3SGTE and the majority for swapping a Japanese-sourced Mitsubishi GTO twin turbo engine into my friend's Stealth.

VikingJZ
01-13-2007, 03:06 AM
But that was back in high school...

Before I went to college and had a shit load of work to do.

Before I had a decent job with good pay.

VikingJZ
01-13-2007, 11:36 PM
I had to pay textbooks Thursday.

I do not know when I will get the car.

Kinda sad.

VikingJZ
01-14-2007, 06:12 PM
The guy told me today that he would trade the Celica for my truck and $500.

What do you think?

Sonoma needs new brake lines, front bumper cover, and grille.

ciento44
01-14-2007, 07:20 PM
The guy told me today that he would trade the Celica for my truck and $500.

What do you think?

Sonoma needs new brake lines, front bumper cover, and grille.


Try maybe.... the truck plus $200. But yes, i would do it.

Cavanagh
01-14-2007, 07:26 PM
5 seems kinda high IMO.

VikingJZ
01-14-2007, 09:46 PM
That's kind of what I thought.

All the truck needs to be drivable are new brake lines.

THAT'S IT.

The bumper cover and grille don't interfere with driving.

I'll start pointing out shit that's wrong with the Celica.

If the Tach doesn't work....how much would that cost to fix?


He started going on about how it is going to cost him $350 to fix the front end cosmetic stuff.

I didn't think that much.

I may make a run to the junk yard tomorrow If I can get up early enough.

RedWing
01-17-2007, 12:55 PM
www.horsepowerfreaks.com

Has several sections of their web site devoted to toyota parts, so its worth a look see.

I think there is even a picture of my 04 celi gts absouletely red posted there.

VikingJZ
01-18-2007, 02:25 AM
Thanks. I'm still waiting to see about getting it here.


Need money.


I got my tax thing from the grocery store I worked at last year today. I hope the one I earned from ND over the summer doing landscape work comes soon too.


And the student loan.


I'm getting Bilstein struts and Eibach Sportlines plus KYB mounts for the car. I'll probably do bushings as well.

Maybe tie rods and CVs

VikingJZ
01-25-2007, 04:39 PM
The guy told me last night that he got the tires installed and a new battery in the car. He also said that it will be "stiffer than a board for a while" after I start driving it.

What the hell does that mean?

VikingJZ
01-26-2007, 04:49 PM
Bump!

Anyone?

VikingJZ
01-29-2007, 05:12 AM
Anyone know what "Stiffer than a board" means?

And what should I do about this?