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CarolinaJr.
12-25-2008, 04:48 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Nick. My dad is Carolina91GT-S. I'm new to the board. I got a 1990 Black Celica GT this morning. Its got an All Trac hood, 7th gen GT-S Rims, and a APEXi Muffler. Anyway just wanted to share, here is a pic of her.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Nicks1990GT.jpg

extremeskillz
12-25-2008, 05:07 PM
Haha, nice you kept your username with jr at the end lol. Very nice car and good luck with it.

Ryan
12-25-2008, 05:11 PM
You are very lucky!!!!!!! Welcome to ctech man!

lburner
12-25-2008, 05:24 PM
gotta love Christmas, welcome

vip09
12-25-2008, 05:44 PM
Awesome present! Be careful and enjoy!

david in germany
12-25-2008, 05:45 PM
Props to dad! Jr, Welcome to Ctech! If you get out of hand I will tell your dad. :hehe:

Car looks very nice, is it your 1st car?

90CelicaST
12-25-2008, 05:56 PM
Haha, congrats dude. It's a very nice ride. Does that make 3 Celicas in the household now? A swap and two stockers?
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/twocelicas.jpg

mar_phi6
12-25-2008, 06:09 PM
family member in the board that cool

CarolinaJr.
12-25-2008, 06:35 PM
Yes it does a swap and two stockers, but soon my will be better then his second one lol. Well i hope so. Mine is already better because it is black.

CarolinaJr.
12-25-2008, 06:36 PM
Soon i will have a pic of all three of them together.

k.beaty
12-25-2008, 06:46 PM
congrats man, I see santa was good to you :hehe: I can't wait to see some more pics

Wicked Toys
12-25-2008, 06:49 PM
Nice Gift to wake up too. Enjoy

CarolinaJr.
12-25-2008, 06:52 PM
k.beaty, Is that a stock color on your rims?

k.beaty
12-25-2008, 06:54 PM
same as you haha, just painted them bronze with dupli-colour wheel paint. I needed 2 cans and it ended up costing about $20 haha

CarolinaJr.
12-25-2008, 06:58 PM
I see lol, that is pretty cool. It looks nice on black

k.beaty
12-25-2008, 07:16 PM
thanks man, i like it a lot better than the aluminum

hyoctane
12-25-2008, 07:36 PM
Congrats... Love the color and the hood. Not bad wheels either... But I'm bias. Maybe they are my old wheels? ;)

Cavanagh
12-25-2008, 08:05 PM
Wow, now THAT is love! :D Congrats, awesome present.

ciento44
12-25-2008, 09:48 PM
And JDM hood trim, btw....

Congrats!

ehntoo
12-26-2008, 12:50 AM
Wow. Lucky. I was happy enough to get a new windshield for my Celi for christmas.

Don't go wrapping it around a tree, now.

lburner
12-26-2008, 12:51 AM
now swap a 2jz in that baby and your golden

90CelicaST
12-26-2008, 01:03 AM
now swap a 2jz in that baby and your goldenNO!
It's been done, and isn't that impressive. The gains just aren't worth it.
http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/399/77502hh5oa1.jpg

Okctrd
12-26-2008, 01:32 AM
^ lmao. congrats man, awesome present!

ciento44
12-26-2008, 01:56 AM
Someone verify that this car has JDM hood trim, pls.

k.beaty
12-26-2008, 02:14 AM
Someone verify that this car has JDM hood trim, pls.

looks like it to me

RedRkt01
12-26-2008, 02:54 AM
Congrats and welcome to the boards.........wish I coulda been given a Celica for Xmas when I was younger! Have fun and keep reading.....

METDeath
12-26-2008, 03:11 AM
Someone verify that this car has JDM hood trim, pls.

PROTIP: it says "CELICA"


Grats on the clean ride, now get the real JDM corner lamps in there instead of those knock offs.

Carolina91GT-S
12-26-2008, 04:13 AM
yes JDM hood trim, the lamps came with it. Real JDM corners are in the plans but he needs tires and brakes first and foremost.

CarolinaJr.
12-26-2008, 04:57 AM
Props to dad! Jr, Welcome to Ctech! If you get out of hand I will tell your dad. :hehe:

Car looks very nice, is it your 1st car?



Yes, it is my first car = ). After i get my new tiers and brakes ( hopefully in a short time, maybe 2 to 3 weeks) i am going to really start to fix some things up on her. It has a lot done to it already, like the hood, rims, and muffler. I cannot wait to get her going with even more.

goretro77
12-26-2008, 05:01 AM
welcome. nice ride!

Santa has been good to you! :)

Chris
12-26-2008, 06:09 AM
Celicas are an awesome first car man. Just be careful in them. They're not stupidly fast, but remember to be safe.

CarolinaJr.
12-26-2008, 07:07 PM
Right now i am working on changing the brakes. I have drums in the back and im getting rid of them and putting in Discs. Im also painting them to match my rims. I know i need to do something about the parking brake. My dad said something about them being different with the drums.

METDeath
12-26-2008, 07:48 PM
Yeah, the parking brake cable is different. Best bet is to find a donor car in the junkyard and get the parking brake, calipers, caliper brackets, dust shields, all the hardware connected to the parking shoes, and get a new pad kit (includes all the shims) and parking shoes from Toyota. Then either order new lines (40ish a piece) or get the stainless braided from Earl's for around $90 that include all four lines.

CarolinaJr.
12-26-2008, 08:20 PM
Is it different all the way up to the front or just in that area? My dad and i are going to a you pull it yard tomorrow to find the parts. I think we are just going to take the hubs. I am getting some of his parts because he is rebuilding his right now also. He has caliper brackets, calipers and dust shields for me already.

CarolinaJr.
12-26-2008, 08:43 PM
What color should i paint the calipers? I am going back and fourth between red, or sliver to match the rims

celicaGT90_05
12-26-2008, 09:12 PM
thats awesome, car looks really nice! First thing I'd do though is get rid of those crappy ebay corner lamps, I hate those things lol

CarolinaJr.
12-26-2008, 09:16 PM
thats awesome, car looks really nice! First thing I'd do though is get rid of those crappy ebay corner lamps, I hate those things lol


Yeah, the lights are going to go and im going to get JDM corner lights on it, but i need to get tires and brakes before i do anything els, and i am getting ready to do it soon

METDeath
12-26-2008, 10:08 PM
There's a section under the car where it splits from the one cable that's attached to the handle to the two wires attached to the brakes, you need from there on. Hubs are supposed to be the same though...

goretro77
12-26-2008, 10:49 PM
Celicas are an awesome first car man. Just be careful in them. They're not stupidly fast, but remember to be safe.

+1. Be safe with it!

If someday - your going to track it, spend money on safety related items.

CarolinaJr.
12-26-2008, 11:54 PM
congrats man, I see santa was good to you :hehe: I can't wait to see some more pics

I have more pics on my myspace. I will have more on here also in my sig soon

Ryan
12-27-2008, 01:20 AM
I would just go silver with the brakes because it isnt as flashy, and it makes everything look brand new.

Plus, if you decide to change it later down the line it will be easy, because silver is a lighter color and is easy to cover up.

andy
12-27-2008, 01:52 AM
PAINT THEM BLACK! hahah dont match the wheels that looks goofy! and red looks like you want brembo knockoffs. so black. or orange. jkjk. my dad gave me my celica when i was 16! they make sweet gifts!

CarolinaJr.
12-27-2008, 02:55 AM
Yeah lol, im 16 now = ). Thanks for all the help guys. Im trying to get my dad to go to the dragon run. Im going to try and go, im not sure if im going to drive in it but i want to go. It is the best gift i have ever gotten. I have always wanted a celica ever since i even knew about my dad having one. I was planning to buy one but have had issuses saving up. This is one of the greatest things that have happpened to me

goretro77
12-27-2008, 04:01 AM
I would just go silver with the brakes because it isnt as flashy, and it makes everything look brand new.

Plus, if you decide to change it later down the line it will be easy, because silver is a lighter color and is easy to cover up.

+1. Good advice 92-gt.

Ryan
12-27-2008, 04:07 AM
Thanks man!

CarolinaJr.
12-27-2008, 05:21 AM
Yeah thats what im going to do. Once i do it though there is no going back and changing the color because im powder coating it. My uncles shop as everything to do it

Ryan
12-27-2008, 06:07 AM
Id do silver then...

CarolinaJr.
12-27-2008, 06:19 AM
Yeah imma stick with the silver, thanks guys

CarolinaJr.
12-28-2008, 02:42 AM
Dude, i got some stuff at the you pull it today, i got a new shifter guard, you know that leather thing lol. I got a new steering wheel also. That was the first time i have been to one. It was sad to see all the celicas in bad shape.

k.beaty
12-28-2008, 04:12 AM
Dude, i got some stuff at the you pull it today, i got a new shifter guard, you know that leather thing lol. I got a new steering wheel also. That was the first time i have been to one. It was sad to see all the celicas in bad shape.

glad to see you fixing yours up....I got a new shift boot today too, mines from Toyota though :D

CarolinaJr.
12-28-2008, 04:52 AM
oh yeah, that's cool. I was shocked at how cheap i got it all, $26 bucks. And all they needed was some armorall.

Mister2T
12-29-2008, 02:24 PM
thats one very cool present for xmas.

CarolinaJr.
12-31-2008, 03:42 AM
My celica also has a rebuilt engine in it, that is another mod i have.