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msvasquez22
07-15-2009, 05:43 PM
Well long story short, my brother wrecked my car (2nd gen jdm 3sgte in 92). Basically destroyed the passenger side of the car, but luckily didnt damage any of the engine, just will have to replace the strut, control arm, cv joint (just in case), and check out the tranny. Well since he did bend the frame and pushed in the firewall im dumpin the car. But i just found a 92 st in town for cheap and was wondering if i could just transfer everything to that shell? I dont know if the 3s will fit in the 1.6lt bay? So just wondering if its possible, and what would have to be done? Used the search button but couldnt find anything really helpful


Thanks guys

Trance4c
07-15-2009, 05:49 PM
Please search and read the stickey's.

The ST frame and issues with an S block engine have been addressed multiple times. I'm looking at your answer as we speak.

Sorry to hear of the bad fortune though, good luck.

Colossus20v
07-15-2009, 06:33 PM
http://celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6278 is a how to for a 6th gen ST.

Basically you will need to make a mount in the ST bay. It will fit.

vip09
07-15-2009, 06:38 PM
Pics?

msvasquez22
07-15-2009, 07:05 PM
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/msvasquez22/Image003.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/msvasquez22/Image001.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/msvasquez22/Image002.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/msvasquez22/Image000.jpg

msvasquez22
07-15-2009, 07:11 PM
So read the link in collossuss post.... and i basically have everything i need if i already have the swapped celica? right just have to change shift cables and mounts

Colossus20v
07-15-2009, 07:23 PM
^Yeah. Sounds like it. Everything else is pretty much the same.

joe's gt
07-15-2009, 07:34 PM
Sorry to here that bro. If I were you I'd make your brother help out every step of the way. It will be some manual labor as repayment and will teach him how much work a swapped celica really is so he will drive safer next time (unless it wasn't his fault) and appreciate it. If he doesn't know anything about cars, then it will be a good learning experience for him and will help him understand how much work goes into having a unique car.

Don't know if your bro is on this board or not, and I apologize if it wasn't his fault. I just hate seeing 3sgte's in wrecks :(

msvasquez22
07-15-2009, 08:10 PM
it was his fault... he's 18 and is fully aware of how much sweat and money i put into the car. I didnt make him pay for anything up front, but he knows that whatever i decide to do he is gonna help... I think he will be paying for some of the new shell also. here is a link to the story i posted on my local forum....

http://www.houston-imports.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511638

Trance4c
07-15-2009, 10:59 PM
ouch.. looks like a good job. Nice Enkei's.. I had those on my old 90 GT.. I LOVE those rims. Can't find than anywhere though.

Sinyk
07-15-2009, 11:17 PM
What about your insurance? Is he going to pay for that when it goes up?

msvasquez22
07-16-2009, 01:37 PM
since i didnt drive the car that much we didnt even tell the insurance company.... Just dropped the car. The person that he hit had no insurance or liscense and it think had a warrent out so yea they got screwed and went to jail

ChrisD
07-16-2009, 07:53 PM
ouch! that could have been messy if there were injuries.

Glad to hear you'll be salvaging the 3sgte. If you have any questions along the way, just ask. But it shouldnt be too hard as it's not your first swap. Only a couple differences.

msvasquez22
07-16-2009, 08:00 PM
i actually found a 91 gt shell for about the same price only bad thing is that it 3 hours away; also a guy that i used to see at meets alot says hes gettin rid of his 6th gen which im pretty sure is not running... so we'll see. I love the way the 6th gens look, but im super experianced with the 5th gen, and have every single thing i need to swap. Dont know if there are the little things ill need for the 6th gen and RC bumper for the big front mount i have.

ChrisD
07-16-2009, 08:37 PM
Honestly, the 4th, 5th, and 6th gens are all really similar. Wiring is all designed in a similar way, just some different body panels is the big thing that differentiates.

I love them all tho. 6th gen certainly 'turns heads' the most though imho.

Sinyk
07-16-2009, 08:56 PM
and, at least where I live, 6th gens are a lot less common. I pass about 3-4 5th gens on the way to work everyday, but I see maybe one other 6th gen a month.

zen
07-16-2009, 10:10 PM
sorry to hear about your 92 gt. off topic but, if you go with the 6th gen and want to get rid of your rc bumper, i'll be interested in purchasing the bumper.

Smaay
07-20-2009, 04:29 PM
get a 6th gen, there is aot more room under the hood. plus they look better :) not that im dissing my All-Trac

joe's gt
07-21-2009, 03:04 AM
^^ +1.

If you get a high 90's one its also a newer car.

GT4SOM
07-21-2009, 08:47 PM
I would say just find a late model 5th gen GTS and enjoy the widebody sexyness!