View Full Version : Blast from the past love begins

11-11-2007, 04:27 AM
Well... was just going thro some old pics... almost cried lookin thro these.... this is what started my love of toyotas especially alltracs... if anyone wants to post up stories or pics of the start of their obsession feel free!!

11-11-2007, 05:26 AM
wow that green on the front was bad lol. i dont even remember seein anything like that before. Car is lookin really good now. Ill have to get out some old and new pics and post em.

11-11-2007, 04:12 PM
wow that green on the front was bad lol. i dont even remember seein anything like that before. Car is lookin really good now. Ill have to get out some old and new pics and post em.

Hm, I thought that was tape, masking off the front lights for painting, but I guess not, judging from where the pics were taken?

11-11-2007, 04:46 PM
yeah that green is somethin else thats for sure....a quick story of my Celica

I started a new job at Walmart about a yr ago..and had been looking for a car of my own for a while..well it turned out a guy i worked with was installing a new tranny in his buddies car n asked if i wanted to help...get to his house and there in his garage sat my future car:) a black 1990 Celica Gt-s...my friends buddie had driven down from BC to live and work here a while ago but things didnt work out and he had to move away b4 his car was fixed..so it sat in my friends garage until his buddie could wire him some money to fix it, well i helped install the tranny and by the time it was all siad and done the Owner of the car was living in Alberta and didnt want the car anymore soo i was able to buy it:) and get it on the road...and so began my love affair with Celica's

The first night gettin her home, she was a Dirty one thats for sure
The next morning her first wash in months

The Captain
11-12-2007, 04:23 PM
When I first found her and brought her home:


During "construction"


Midterm "look"


Final (10g's and 4 yrs later, OUCH)


First engine iteration:


Final engine iteration:


11-12-2007, 04:34 PM
Here are old pics of my car.
Day after I got it.

A vid of what it looked like.

After the wreck.

The death of a perfect paint job.

Just after getting new wheels. Y2k celica wheels.

First celica meet. Also the day of the first autox. Everyone thought the car was lowered, but I had blown front stuts which I replaced, and hated the cheap replacements. The car did well.



As I started getting funds to get the car back into shape, a horrible thing happened on the way to the dragon. I sucked in a chunk of intake at killed my turbo. The car got me home. I drove it one more time, which is when the turbo blew and dropped the oil out on the interstate. I put the car up for sale right away. I sold most of my aftermarket parts but was insulted with most of the offers I was given for the car.

That day I decided I was done with cars. I went out that night and bout a 350z. I wanted something done.
After going into debt for 30k, after a while I started missing having a paid off alltrac. It was rotting in another town, so I decided to revive it.


Here is the car now, and as I slowly get my life in order again, I will be restoring it to what I really want the car to be.