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usp45
05-31-2009, 01:02 AM
RA42 rwd goodness :bigthumbu

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/photobucket-1.jpg

sorry for the crappy craigslist pictures, I'll post a photo shoot of both my celis together when I have time. This car has me thinking I want one of every gen celica :bowdown: :laugh:

The 20r has about 170,000 miles and runs strong!

she needs a new exhuast and has a little quarter rust all around but seems very savable. with no undercarriage rust.


I just want a nice suspension/brake setup and a weber carb n I'll be happy!

til the 1uz swap :naughty: jk

usp45
05-31-2009, 01:07 AM
I haven't confirmed but its supposed to be some rare touring model or something.

*edit There's a badge on the interior that says Limeted Edition USGP.

and the stock rims seem really limited edition style. I think they are sweet!

GT4SOM
05-31-2009, 02:10 AM
Pretty sweet find. Can't go wrong with RWD! I'm not really a big fan of the liftback 2nd gens.

usp45
05-31-2009, 02:15 AM
I'm not really a big fan of the liftback 2nd gens.

I wasn't either, until I met this one. I think the quad rectangle lights are way better than the round bubble ones. and the USGP rims work well with the body style.

geebes
05-31-2009, 02:19 AM
I'm not really a big fan of the liftback 2nd gens.

I also am not a fan.

That one you picked up looks pretty decent though, and for the price you got it for...why not?

GT4SOM
05-31-2009, 02:39 AM
^exactly. I would do a 2nd gen coupe!

theorhetoric
05-31-2009, 03:15 AM
^exactly. I would do a 2nd gen coupe!

Not a huge fan either... but my dream celica is a Sunchaser

usp45
05-31-2009, 03:29 AM
bah you guys are just haters :p

Although, I was looking at other 2g lb's and the only one I like is my own LOL. I think the USGP LB is pretty damn cool. I'm stoked on the deal. Especialy after I just played in the dirt with her!

85gtsblackman
05-31-2009, 05:44 AM
i like 2nd gens cause they are rwd, the body design on the other hand ehhhh

but yes with a carb, cam, and full exaust car will be pretty peppy

Cavanagh
05-31-2009, 04:49 PM
I'd rock it.

usp45
05-31-2009, 05:05 PM
My plans are to lower it with stiffer springs and shocks. Poly bushings of course, strurt tower brace, ceramic brake pads, dot 5 fluid, and ss lines. Then like blackman said, carb, cam, and a full sport exhuast. Also weld up a lincoln locker :naughty: , fix the quarter panel rust, and a primer paint job. At which point I just want to rally the piss out of it! did I miss anything?

goretro77
05-31-2009, 05:12 PM
I used to have a '87 as a beater. Was not a fan of the liftback body style but the reliability was there and for its duty as a beater it worked great.

Love the OP's signature: Championship winning #98 Dan Gurney Turbo Celica RWD IMS GTO Dan Gurney All American Racers. Saw it run and Road America and they kicked arse. While I was in the pits I got Dan's autograph and shook his hand just before the race that day.

usp45
05-31-2009, 05:50 PM
I used to have a '87 as a beater. Was not a fan of the liftback body style but the reliability was there and for its duty as a beater it worked great.

Love the OP's signature: Championship winning #98 Dan Gurney Turbo Celica RWD IMS GTO Dan Gurney All American Racers. Saw it run and Road America and they kicked arse. While I was in the pits I got Dan's autograph and shook his hand just before the race that day.

thats awesome, that you got to meet him. That celica in my sig is like my favorite celica evar. I love some gt4s too though. I just think celica history kicks ass. I could honestly gladly own one of every gen, if I had room. Heres another pic I can't wait to use in my sig

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/242r.jpg


It's funny, I own a 2g and a 4g. But if I could I would smash them together to spawn a 3rd gen gts. Hah, I guess I'll just have to get a 3rd celica.

85gtsblackman
05-31-2009, 07:40 PM
see the red letters in my sig for my thougts on that

usp45
05-31-2009, 07:47 PM
I know. I know. This is just my $480 compromise. When I see a decent 3g LB forsale, I'm jumpin on it!

VikingJZ
05-31-2009, 08:25 PM
http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/242r.jpg




If you paint the grille and such black, it makes the front end look like a mid 80's G-Body in a way, like a GNX or something.


You paid $482 for it? That's a random number. Better than $500 I guess!

Looks pretty clean. Too bad it isn't a coupe, but a good deal nonetheless.

We actually have an active second gen owner here now!

Trance4c
05-31-2009, 09:21 PM
I think thats a great steal, good find! Much fun to be had with that car. I would be tempted to do the same in the future, the history of the car is what makes it.

No more turbos or bodykits or whatever, an old gen Celica restored beautifully is magic.

Good deal, keep us updated on your progress!

Nitro_Alltrac
05-31-2009, 11:25 PM
Great find! Keep the pictures coming once have more.

alwayzsidewayz
05-31-2009, 11:37 PM
That generation of celica was a great motorsport tool, decent rally car, and in British Touring car championship,, Chris Hodgetts took class victory in the 1600cc class in 1980 and 81.
In japan, Nobuhide Tachi, took first place at Tsukuba in th 81 Super Silhouette series racing a celica turbo.
The rally cars had 235bhp in 81 / 82, Per Eklund was 2nd in the WRC Portugal round of 82.

Cool car, and good price too.

usp45
06-02-2009, 03:18 AM
You paid $482 for it? That's a random number. Better than $500 I guess!

We actually have an active second gen owner here now!

lolz $482 was everything to my name at the time, and 600 was what he was askin on CL.. so that was the compromise.

USP is teh 2g masta... I guess... LOLerz,...



I think thats a great steal, good find! Much fun to be had with that car. I would be tempted to do the same in the future, the history of the car is what makes it.

No more turbos or bodykits or whatever, an old gen Celica restored beautifully is magic.

Good deal, keep us updated on your progress!

Thanks, and I agree.



That generation of celica was a great motorsport tool, decent rally car, and in British Touring car championship,, Chris Hodgetts took class victory in the 1600cc class in 1980 and 81.
In japan, Nobuhide Tachi, took first place at Tsukuba in th 81 Super Silhouette series racing a celica turbo.
The rally cars had 235bhp in 81 / 82, Per Eklund was 2nd in the WRC Portugal round of 82.

Cool car, and good price too.

Whats Up sidewayz! I know you from st162.com. I'm Streetrider. Anywayz I'm glad you made it to c-tech! I have alwayz respected You and your st165!


Great find! Keep the pictures coming once have more.

Asketh and ye shall recieveth...


http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850276.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850275.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850274.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850280.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850281.jpg


http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850282.jpg

You can see the front spoiler has been more than abused. I believe it started
its life sraight,

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850287.jpg

damn I look good in her!

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850288.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850271.jpg

the solution to the celica cup holder dilema :lolhittin

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850272.jpg

all the extra parts a found askewed throughout the car...

heres the main rust damage...

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850265.jpg


http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850269.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850270.jpg


http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850266.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850267.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850268.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850254.jpg

other than those pics. the rockers are solid, and so is the full under carriage. I'm saving up for a welder, then I plan to attack the quarter panel rust!

20R pic

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850258.jpg

the most hackest of hackjobs I'vr seen

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850250.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850251.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850253.jpg

I removed all of the above... and the radio still works in the car... :laugh:

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850256.jpg

plexi to replace 29 yr old warped cracked partical board

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850255.jpg
ahh shit a real life corpse found in the car!

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850257.jpg

after my better efforts to remove faulty wiring and pure filth...

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850259.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850260.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850261.jpg

http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/SN850264.jpg

THe asshole prev. owner drove with this wheels lugs loose and strecthed out the lug holes. anyoneknow a solution?

usp45
06-02-2009, 03:45 AM
oh, and the best part is one day after I got this one for $482... I saw this on on CL for $1500
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/1198952367.html
and thats not even a USGP edition.

Nitro_Alltrac
06-03-2009, 01:22 AM
Car looks really good for the age and especially for $482!

CriScO
06-03-2009, 01:27 AM
I'm just gonna say the same thing I tell everyone with an R series block.

22R-TEC. NAO.

hobbie2k
06-03-2009, 02:28 AM
DAMMIT! I was hoping I was gonna be THE active 2nd gen owner on here! On sat I'm picking up a 1980 GT coupe in Oshkosh. Looks to be in brilliant shape (other than a little rear quarter rust on one side and dents in the airdam).

BTW-Forget blackman, 2nd gens are where it's at. So smooth, so classic, so right :)

usp45
06-03-2009, 03:27 AM
I'm just gonna say the same thing I tell everyone with an R series block.

22R-TEC. NAO.

I'm thinkin if she gets a swap at all. 3rz-fte.


DAMMIT! I was hoping I was gonna be THE active 2nd gen owner on here! On sat I'm picking up a 1980 GT coupe in Oshkosh. Looks to be in brilliant shape (other than a little rear quarter rust on one side and dents in the airdam).

BTW-Forget blackman, 2nd gens are where it's at. So smooth, so classic, so right :)

There can be... only one!

:D

congrats on the new coupe! your right 2nd gens rock! I just didn't know it til I rocked one.

93cc
06-03-2009, 04:15 AM
I actually have two... A coupe and a LB... trying to sell the coupe... Here are a couple of pictures...

This is the one I'm keeping. It has a weber 38/38 carb. I got the konig wheels from discount tires for $30 each.

http://www.93alltrac.com/other/81%20Celica%20Hatch/photo1.jpg

http://www.93alltrac.com/other/81%20Celica%20Hatch/photo4.jpg


These are the wheels it came with before I got the Konig's
http://www.93alltrac.com/other/CL/Wheels/P2162655%20-%20Copy.JPG


and this is the one, I'm trying to sell.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1200888438.html

usp45
06-03-2009, 04:27 AM
damn, both of your second gens make me jealous.

Where did you get those louvers?

93cc
06-03-2009, 08:35 PM
came with the car... they are pretty hard to come by... check over at Celica-GTS.com and you might be able to find someone selling some or keep and eye open at your local PAP.

VikingJZ
06-04-2009, 05:53 AM
You got those rims for $30?

That's insane

wizzards581
06-04-2009, 06:51 PM
almost thot it was a celica supra...

93cc
06-05-2009, 03:38 PM
You got those rims for $30?

That's insane

$30 each but yeah great deal... someone had bought them and then returned them for some reason.

hobbie2k
06-05-2009, 09:09 PM
Quick question for ya. I'm leaving tonight to pick up my 2nd gen, and my parents are exceptionally worried that everything possible will go wrong. I have a tow dolly, just in case the car won't make it home, and they want me to absolutely confirm that I know how to remove the driveshaft from the diff for towing. I imagine it's just four bolts, then tie the driveshaft up so it doesn't drag.

Seeing as how you also have a 2nd gen, I was wondering if you could confirm that for me ASAP.

Thanks.

alwayzsidewayz
06-07-2009, 11:04 PM
Hi street rider, :-) glad I found the site, my ST165, is getting faster as normal, still beating the 5th, 6th and 7th gen Celicas!!

Your plans for the car sound spot on, reckon it will be a great fun project, rust work looks a pain though.

Hobbie ^^ hope you got home okay, and the plan you outlined sounds spot on.

usp45
06-08-2009, 12:58 AM
heh, alwayzsidewayz, I have confidence that one day your gt4 will dominate all!

as far as the rust, its a pita, but I'm fairly excited to take it on. Turns out the rust on my usgp is better than what I found buried underneath bondo and filler foam on my st162 :eek: sadly my 4th gen has been sentenced to beater status, til I drive the wheels off, and rape her for parts :(

oh well I have something to drive while I badassify my usgp. :bigthumbu

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g89/gt-s_photos/SN850277-1.jpg
http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm475/djUrbanTarzan/pbII.jpg

93cc
06-08-2009, 04:12 AM
Quick question for ya. I'm leaving tonight to pick up my 2nd gen, and my parents are exceptionally worried that everything possible will go wrong. I have a tow dolly, just in case the car won't make it home, and they want me to absolutely confirm that I know how to remove the driveshaft from the diff for towing. I imagine it's just four bolts, then tie the driveshaft up so it doesn't drag.

Seeing as how you also have a 2nd gen, I was wondering if you could confirm that for me ASAP.

Thanks.

its been a crazy weekend, sorry I missed your posted... hope everything went ok