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celica83_gts
03-25-2005, 11:00 PM
My '83 GTS with '86 22RTE

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/celica83_gts/Celica01.jpg

More pics (http://photobucket.com/albums/v737/celica83_gts/)

Jigglypuff
03-25-2005, 11:05 PM
:cool: Third gens are awesome.

Blackcloud
03-26-2005, 06:18 PM
sweet.

how did the rte install go? ive been wanting to do that forever to mine

celica83_gts
03-26-2005, 09:16 PM
The swap was a process that took 3 years, rebuilding the engine, collecting parts, and solving problems. There are many issues involved: turbo to steering clearance, oil drain clearance, different coolant plumbing, battery relocation, oil pan and pickup swap, wiring harness merging..... I would not recommend it to anyone who cannot fabricate their own parts, unless they've got deep pockets. But, yes it CAN be done!

I've posted a lot of answers HERE (http://www.celica-gts.com/forums/index.php?act=idx)

Blackcloud
03-27-2005, 12:21 AM
that answers my question..

I will not do it :hehe:

fiveSFE
04-07-2005, 05:36 AM
nice. its a sleeper!!!

Doctor Jinxed
04-11-2005, 07:25 PM
Oooh, was finding the 22RTE a prob? My next projext is to put one in a first gen. :wiggle:

celica83_gts
04-17-2005, 06:45 PM
Oooh, was finding the 22RTE a prob?

This was the only RTE I've seen in my area. I've seen the odd truck around here but finding one for sale would be like hitting the lottery. Wreckers were no help to me either. Best bet is to watch the 22RTE trucks message board on Yahoo or Celica GTS board for guys selling. E-bay too of course.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/22RTE-Trucks/?yguid=127351942

http://www.celica-gts.com/forums/index.php?act=idx