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Slider
09-11-2007, 09:05 PM
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/IMG_6803.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/IMG_6804.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/IMG_6805.jpg

edit: UPDATE on page 2

Sean
09-11-2007, 09:09 PM
No!!!!

Sean
09-11-2007, 09:10 PM
Then again, thats how mine looked after the deer... I then bought the Alltrac hood :) You can make it work...

vip09
09-11-2007, 09:11 PM
Awww.. it was so clean. Don't worry, you'll get it back to 100% in no time!

Slider
09-11-2007, 09:16 PM
I was at fault, so I don't know how I'm going to do this, the biggest problem is the hood not latching. If I could get the supports that were bent pulled back so the new hood would latch, it would be a lot easier. I'm going to ask around the local forums to see if any body shop can do it for cheap. It won't look the same again. :(

extremeskillz
09-11-2007, 09:37 PM
No that will buff out with a big buffer.


j/k

THat sux but its rebuild time. Good luck.

trumanpriest
09-11-2007, 09:51 PM
Sorry to see it man. On the positive side, at least it's the front of the car- so you CAN repair it to new again.

Mr Celica
09-11-2007, 11:02 PM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/celica1718/stuff035.jpg

before

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/celica1718/Celica009.jpg

after.


you can do eet!

andy
09-11-2007, 11:23 PM
ahhHHHHhhhhhh, stop wrecking celicas!!. man you could fix that with a new bumper, fender and hood. and a hammer.

Cavanagh
09-12-2007, 02:24 AM
Oh geez! Such a cleeean Celica....Its alright i guess, you can get it back to 100%.

Murgatroy
09-12-2007, 02:30 AM
That sucks man.

It was clean.

How extensive was the damage? Is the rest of the body worth keeping? I remember your sway bar has the same issues as Chaos.

It is repairable, it would require some work, but nothing more than a big hammer. And a lot of panels.

How is the passenger corner? I have a driver's side from a set that I don't need I could hook you up with. The headlight assembly looks fine, even if the CF trim is warped. How is the frame underneath?

Hookecho
09-12-2007, 03:11 AM
oh my!

celicaGT90_05
09-12-2007, 03:20 AM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/celica1718/stuff035.jpg

before

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/celica1718/Celica009.jpg

after.


you can do eet!

I remember that, you made it look beautiful, so you can do it man I mean shit, your fenders got surprisingly lucky, all you need basically is a new hood and bumper and a couple lights. Look at my celica, I have to do more than you do, but I will get her beautiful so cheer up

Slider
09-12-2007, 03:37 AM
I put the hammer to good use and it's alright now, had to get rid of the hood latch.

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/IMG_6811.jpg
(Yes, those are foot marks on top of the hood)

The radiator support got pushed back, I think that's what it's called. That's the worst part of it. I'm trying to find a place that will pull it back. Because that's the main part that's screwing me over. Basically I went under the other car so everything got screwed for me. Thanks for the corner light offer but I can probably find it in a junkyard for pretty cheap, not worth your hassle shipping it.

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/6/0/IMG_6806.jpg

You can see how on the driver's side it's pushed against the radiator.

Slider
09-12-2007, 03:43 AM
Oh and the underbody isn't in the greatest condition, the passenger side is rusting, while the driver's side is fine for some reason. But I was still planning to keep this car for at least a year or two.

Sean
09-12-2007, 03:53 AM
Hey you do good work! :hehe:

The core support can be fixed for probably under 200 dollars.

celicaGT90_05
09-12-2007, 04:01 AM
well it looks better than it did, but whats holding down the hood? You'll get it lookin great again in no time as long as you have $1000 layin around.

What are those circular things on the bottom part of the engine bay pic?

VikingJZ
09-12-2007, 04:16 AM
Looks like he purchased an aftermarket horn.

Are you going to keep the car and fix it?

Please do...you were always one of the coolest dudes here.

MCcelica
09-12-2007, 04:58 AM
Dude. I think if I rummage around I can come up with the driver side headlight shroud. It's yours for the asking assuming I can find it. All I would ask for is shipping costs to be covered. Other than that I wouldn't charge you dime one. Hit me up on PM's if you're interested...

MCcelica
09-12-2007, 05:00 AM
Actually. Just found it. Lol! Pics available at your request.

1990CelicaGT-S
09-12-2007, 10:38 AM
That sucks. If you do need any parts, I have most of everything that you need to get that fixed. It would be the same thing as NothingSpecialYet, you pay shipping and you owe me nothing. And you can find a new radiator support on the interweb for under $200. I'm pretty sure 1sttoyotaparts.com has them.

celicaGT90_05
09-12-2007, 10:48 AM
pay shipping and owe you nothing?! I need a new bumper and hood! haha I'm kiddin, he can have the stuff if he wants it, but if he doesnt I may be interested

burnyd
09-12-2007, 01:58 PM
it will buff right out dont worry.

Slider
09-12-2007, 03:23 PM
That sucks. If you do need any parts, I have most of everything that you need to get that fixed. It would be the same thing as NothingSpecialYet, you pay shipping and you owe me nothing. And you can find a new radiator support on the interweb for under $200. I'm pretty sure 1sttoyotaparts.com has them.

:bowdown: Thank you I will let you and NothingSpecialYet know. First I'm going to figure out how much it's going to cost me to get the front end pulled back and if there's anything else significant. If it's going to cost me a lot, it's probably going to stay like this unfortunately. The drivers side is pushed back, the headlight is pushed back too. I didn't get a good look at it, but I'm guessing the radiator support would have to be welded in.

toyotatuner
09-12-2007, 07:43 PM
i think its time for an alltrac bumper upgrade. so how did it happen?

Mr Celica
09-12-2007, 11:15 PM
i have a red 90-91 bumper with lights minus the fogs that you can have for like $50 plus shipping. i don't know how good the paint is but its red! (and not cracked)

Ricksta
09-12-2007, 11:34 PM
ive got a hood you can buy. 50 bucks plus shipping

VikingJZ
09-13-2007, 03:19 AM
Hold off until you find out about the serious damage. If it's an easy fix, then start hunting for a bumper. Obviously, this is a great time for a RC bumper upgrade and AT/RC hood. However, you need to do what's in your budget, and a flat black OEM hood and bumper may be your best bet for now.

Functionality>Aesthetics

Slider
09-13-2007, 05:19 AM
I'm going to a body shop tomorrow to see how much it would be to get that radiator support taken care of. Might just buy another Celica, depending on how much the repairs are going to be.

celicaGT90_05
09-13-2007, 11:46 AM
what you gonna do with this one if you do decide to get a new celica?

Slider
09-13-2007, 03:01 PM
Well I'm hoping it won't be a lot of money to pull that out. But if it is, I would try to sell this one for cheap after the insurance runs out on it. If no one wants it, sadly it's going to the junkyard as I can't have a car taking up space.

7thgenreject
09-13-2007, 07:11 PM
It would only be a few minutes on the rack to pull that out, but if you you can't afford it you can fix most things with a come-along winch and a tree. I only had to take mine to a shop to pull down the front motor mount because I think the tow truck backed into it with the lift bar half raised and bent the support which also pushed up the rad and made the hood impossible to close. Ah what a week that was..

The Captain
09-13-2007, 09:15 PM
Yep, definitely need a clay bar too.

Slider
09-13-2007, 09:20 PM
Not looking promising. The guy at the body shop told me it would probably better to replace the upper radiator support which is $240. To get it back to where I could take care of the rest myself it would be $500. Then I still need the hood, bumper, and some misc stuff. Don't know if it's worth it. I think I might be better off looking for another 5th gen.

Going to try another place right now.

This winch and tree method is sounding pretty appealing.

Mr Celica
09-13-2007, 10:24 PM
so 500 plus 100-150 for a new hood, bumper, and other front end pieces? thats max 700 as opposed to getting a new fifth gen that would be the cheapest $900 that needs a lot of TLC and doesn't look nearly as nice as yours?

fix that car, its sweet. you'll end up spending more on another 5th gen and probably kick yourself in the ass for not putting the money into that car that you love so truly :)

Slider
09-13-2007, 10:32 PM
Just got a quote from another place. They would pull it for $200, I would do the rest of the work. I wonder if the hood will fit in the back of my hatch. Looks like that might be an option. I'm still keeping my eye out for other Celicas.

Slider
10-23-2007, 06:00 AM
UPDATE

Had it pulled for $300 a while back and it came out like this:

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/241/img6824ix8.jpg

Drove around like that for a while until I got a front bumper and some paint.

My first time painting. The compressor I had was a giant piece of crap so the paint didn't go on as well as I hoped for was only getting 20 psi at the gun, it needed more like 40-50psi, but it still looks a lot better than before. If I get a hold of a better compressor, I'll redo the hood since that came out the worst. Just a teaser pic for now, haven't had a chance to take a pic in the daytime, I will when I wash it :)

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1340/img6834zs0.jpg

celicaGT90_05
10-23-2007, 06:44 AM
that looks great man! Deffinately way better than before, sucks about the compressor though. I wish I had the ability to paint my own vehicles lol glad to see its coming back though!

2kSnakEater
10-23-2007, 03:24 PM
omfg you paid $300 to have the support pulled? ugh, too bad I didnt see this thread until now. Its easier and cheaper to just yank the destroyed radiator support and weld in a new one.


and I speak from experience and not out of my ass like some of the posts I saw here.

Slider
10-23-2007, 07:33 PM
Never welded before, don't have a welder either :o

Anyways here's how she looks in the daytime. It's too cold to wash it so the car is dirtier than the painted parts, which are also dirty but not as much. I painted the hood, headlight covers, bumper, driver's side fender and the mirror. It looks good until you get really up close then you can see some of the flaws on the hood. Might redo the hood if I get a hold of a better compressor and more paint. I ran out of paint on the hood so the paint on is darker than the paint on the other pieces. Oh well looks a lot better than it did with the blue hood and torn up bumper IMO.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8530/img6837lu5.jpg

celicaGT90_05
10-23-2007, 07:48 PM
yes it looks much better, very clean. I was wondering, how do your horns sound and whered you get them from? I am wanting to go with something deeper and a little stronger sounding than the factory ones. I tried to adjust their pitch, but they still sound pretty weak

Slider
10-23-2007, 10:23 PM
This is how they sound: http://youtube.com/watch?v=2A_k_nZYV5E a little deeper and more harsh than stock, they are also lot louder than stock. I was tired of the wimpy stock horns. I ran a relay to them because the stock horn wiring is tiny, so I ran some thicker wires to the battery. I'd take a sound clip but one of them stopped working after the accident, I'm going to double check the wiring and see if I can get it working again. I got them from here: http://www.rallylights.com/hella/supertone_horn.asp You won't get a louder electrical horn unless it's one of the air horns.
If you want something cheap consider Chevy Astro horns, my buddy had an Astro and the sound was loud and deep. You can probably pick them up at the junkyard for cheap.

Hookecho
10-23-2007, 10:31 PM
dude, that looks pretty darn good!

Cavanagh
10-24-2007, 12:38 AM
Yay! Thank you for repairing your 5th gen. It's looking really good.

Mafix
10-24-2007, 02:30 AM
you did a great job on her. very nice.

turbo4ag
10-24-2007, 02:52 AM
You've got courage man, AND patience.

I probably woulda sold it.

celicaGT90_05
10-24-2007, 06:16 AM
This is how they sound: http://youtube.com/watch?v=2A_k_nZYV5E a little deeper and more harsh than stock, they are also lot louder than stock. I was tired of the wimpy stock horns. I ran a relay to them because the stock horn wiring is tiny, so I ran some thicker wires to the battery. I'd take a sound clip but one of them stopped working after the accident, I'm going to double check the wiring and see if I can get it working again. I got them from here: http://www.rallylights.com/hella/supertone_horn.asp You won't get a louder electrical horn unless it's one of the air horns.
If you want something cheap consider Chevy Astro horns, my buddy had an Astro and the sound was loud and deep. You can probably pick them up at the junkyard for cheap.

Haha that does sound much better. That stock horn sounded just like the celica's. That sounds like a horn that would deffinately get noticed and not sound whimpy

Joeye27
10-24-2007, 09:27 PM
nice good job!

Fastrac
10-24-2007, 11:09 PM
That came out real nice. What happened to your wheels. Those look suspiciously stock compared to what you had on there before.

Hookecho
10-25-2007, 12:54 AM
that horn is definately an improvement over the stock one.

car
10-25-2007, 02:47 AM
Hey, whats wrong with MEEP! Great job on getting the car back to shape, looks nice

92st184
10-25-2007, 02:51 AM
looks good! good job!

Slider
10-25-2007, 03:00 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys, if I had more paint and a better compressor I'd probably redo the hood at least. But this should hold over for a good while.


That came out real nice. What happened to your wheels. Those look suspiciously stock compared to what you had on there before.

Winter tires, well technically they're all seasons, but they're better than any other all-seasons in the winter. It's a little early but summer tires aren't the greatest in cold weather.

celicaGT90_05
10-25-2007, 03:13 AM
Hey, whats wrong with MEEP! Great job on getting the car back to shape, looks nice

the problem with it is is that it sounds like a nerdy guy asking if he can get through at a supermarket

Hookecho
10-25-2007, 10:45 PM
meep, is for the roadrunner.

Ads28
10-25-2007, 11:11 PM
the problem with it is is that it sounds like a nerdy guy asking if he can get through at a supermarket
hahaha nice....yea the horn does sound pree wimpy and ive had ppl totally not even notice me honking at them..soo i think ill make that my next mod..a louder horn

celica91gts
10-26-2007, 04:14 AM
our horns are a lot better then civic horns.... its like ur the road runner with civic horns... *beep beep*

Slider
10-26-2007, 04:59 AM
Yeah even with only one of them working it gets people's attention. Had an old lady in a Buick go in my lane as well a taxi cab drive. The taxi driver swerved back real quick after I layed on it.

Fastrac
10-26-2007, 05:36 PM
Yeah, I thinking of putting a truck horn in my car. Not a semitruck horn, just a nice loud horn from a big american pickup. This little wimpy horn our cars came with is just so.......wimpy.