View Full Version : Junked AT to WRC

10-21-2009, 08:39 AM
Hey i have been building a 90 Alltrac over the summer and its getting close to finished so i thought i would share the progress i will update the next few weeks. I bought the car from a friend after a lady hit him in the front and he took out the engine and parts so a whole front clip was a must to cut and splice part of the inner fender and core support as well as the hood bumper and fenders of course, the side marker wholes on the fender will get a patch panel welded and the whole car will be repainted black.
The plan now and parts collected are:
ground control adjustable coils
kyb agx in rear wrc strut in front
wrc rear lsd diff- came with clip
custom fabed 3'' stainless turbo back exhaust, slp resonator to magnaflow chambered muffler dual 2.5" outlets
custom rear diffuser from aluminum with recessed cut outs for exhaust tips.
twosrus endlinks and mbc, autometer ultralight ll guage
konig hotswap 17x8 35 offset
235-40 bfg g force sport
south bend clutch- the best of the street level whatever its called

once everything is put together and in perfect running order me and my gramps will do body work and paint then when im out of dept from all this again i can start on the ripped up interior.

so from the pictures below this is where it was mostly damaged, then both clips stripped out and marked for where it will be cut and spliced together. Then the cuts and countless spot welds drilled out and whole core support removed. It all lined back up well and is straight, and welded up. once i figure out how to get a bunch more pictures up then they give room for i will bring this thing up to date...

10-21-2009, 09:15 AM
And the front clip: i bought this from rpm garage through ebay took like 6 weeks to get to denver from hong kong. I was impressed with the customer service and quality of this clip, only 52,000 miles! But dont hire their broker service, i saved like 450 by doing it myself and it was easy to get though customs i just had to take all the papers forward air gave me to the customs place get a few stamps and thats that.

Mr. Babb
10-21-2009, 01:20 PM
thats a good looking clip, I didnt think you could still get a clip in the states much less a complete rc one...................................nice!

10-21-2009, 02:29 PM
thats a good looking clip, I didnt think you could still get a clip in the states much less a complete rc one...................................nice!
Venus still does clips for the 185 and 205.

10-21-2009, 09:19 PM
That is a really nice looking clip you've got there... Surely you're going to swap the RC hood and front bumper, right? What about the fenders with the cool corner lights?

10-22-2009, 09:29 AM
Venus still does clips for the 185 and 205.

Not anymore they dont.

10-22-2009, 01:39 PM
Not anymore they dont.

When I ordered my 215 they said they still had a few 185 clips in

11-16-2009, 12:28 AM
Ok so here is the clip before the above pictures, everything being taken apart and labelled. Its amazing how much components and crap is stuffed into one little engine bay and all the heat exchangers besides the radiator im surprised it gets any airflow!


I had to take the entire body harness out as well, and everything else that is not metal so i could take it to the junker.

Here is the alltrac its all going into, all rust has been cleaned up and POR 15 applied to both sides.

Replacing all these brake lines is a pain about half were smashed, they fit very close together and remaking them to look factory is close to impossible my new ones take a little different path the A/C lines and ps lines all want to be in the same place i dunno how it ever worked before..

I dont have a pic showing the piece cut from the clip to be welded in but i did it as one with the core support still connected with the lower support that connects the two sides it was actually less spot welds to remove and reweld this way. Weld through primer put inside the frame rails and everywhere metal will be covering what is exposed..
Welded, cleaned and painted...
wow that camera kinda sucks sorry..

Alright now getting the engine ready to put in, replace water pump, timing belt, all rubber hoses, rear main seal, plugs ect..
South Bend Clutch HD street series OFE line. Ive heard alot of good things about these clutches and they were very helpful and priced alot lower than comparable clutches.

Instead of lengthening the entire engine harness you can split the harness and reroute the wires back to the other side of the intake because most of the wires come from passenger side anyway the jdm wiring harness is actually longer than the usdm. so all together i had to cut and add on to about 20-30 wires then re tape the whole thing
here is an idea of where the harness enters the body on a jdm.

My body harness was missing alot of plugs that had been cut off like headlight, foglight, and the whole relay box with the ac and fan relays was smashed to bits so i had to cut apart the jdm harness and steal them, and replace the whole relay box wire by wire taking each pin out from the back side and put it in the new one.

And why a catch can will be one of my first mods... Ahhhh!

11-16-2009, 05:50 AM
Theres soooo much stuff to cram into this thing!! both those huge tables on the right are covered with stuff that has to find its way into this little 2 door car!

Fun stuff...
fixing this crap will probably be the most expensive part

not much pics of putting the motor and such in so here she is ready to go...
dont worry the green wiper has been taken care of haha.
New windshield put in. so here she is started right up and runs great, i took her out to the desert that has some nice hills great for dirtbiking but the main road is winding lots of s turns and big dips and smooth hills covered in gravel and i cant even tell you how much fun it is to fly down that road it drives so predictable downshift and starts sliding in then floor it and it just pulls you out were you wanna go while powersliding, ive never been sideways going that fast before it was amazing! going 3rd gear pinned in every corner when every truck ive driven out there im going like 30 on the turns, no wonder this thing won championships!

so were almost up to date the dash and everything is put together. just finished a 3" stainless steel exhaust from the turbo back with one resonator and a magnaflow muffler and its retarded loud so im adding another silencer soon. ill have pics soon. the rear strut mount rattles and nocks real bad but im waiting on springs to fix both at same time then shes about dd worthy, besides no stereo.

11-16-2009, 01:23 PM
That link isn't for an image file...has to have the extension .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .gif, etc. Use the ceilcatech gallery, theres a section called "user images" that you can post whatever you like to. Then at the bottom of the pic theres a little box with the code for posting in a thread.

ctech gallery: http://www.celicatech.com/gallery

11-16-2009, 06:14 PM
ahh yes now i see, thank you Sir..

11-16-2009, 11:16 PM
Wow! What a great restoration! Congrats I bet it's a blast to drive. So I must ask, got a full color for the car in mind?

11-17-2009, 02:05 AM
Kudos on the work. Looks good.

11-17-2009, 04:01 AM
So I must ask, got a full color for the car in mind?

yeah although i do like 2 tones i like them lengthwise not half and half haha, but yeah the whole thing is going to be repainted gloss black.

11-17-2009, 05:19 AM
very nice.

Fox 21 Alpha
11-22-2009, 05:28 AM
Oh gawd. Those wires looked like hell. And your right about the interior being the worse part. As much as the engines suck, I can deal with that. I flipped a sprite from Wendy's that was riding in the passenger seat in a cup carrier the other night, and I flipping shit, just because I knew the work interior shit takes. God damn pop went under the passenger seat and shorted out the amp. Thankfully I was able to get it dried out and working again, but still gotta clean the carpets.

Awesome car man, enjoy it, its awesome :)

Mr. Babb
11-22-2009, 03:24 PM
nice work, I am much jealous of your shop!

01-10-2010, 03:19 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys, and for the shop im very lucky to have access to it after hours to work on whatever i want if there is room that night. We have some sweet equipment there for sheet metal work and my tig welder so trying to make everything possible myself to save some money..

So i finally have some pics and updates on recent mods this exhaust went through many changes and still is not what i want it to be.
3" stainless steel 14 gauge tube from mandrelbend.com along with two all stainless V-Band clamps and flex pipe
Heres the setup the first time around: SLP resonator and magnaflow chambered muffler 3" in dual 2.5" out.
3/8 thick steel for the downpipe flange, couldnt find this pre-made so i cut it out by hand what a pain! stainless steel can destroy some drill bits!
That is what raw stainless looks like when you get it but after a little spit-shine it gets real nice...
At that stage it was really really Fing loud with any gas but pretty quite at cruise, so i added in a vibrant "ultra quite" silencer before the rear subframe and it helped alot but still to loud for me.
after that much work i wanted it perfect so i decided to put in another silencer as big as possible, its like a 16" magnaflow 4" case the only place it would fit is where the resonator was so i took that out and cut it down into a shorty little res that could fit right behind the magnaflow in-between driveshaft mounts.
the brown ring around the weld is from welding on unclean metal because this piece was already polished the rubbing compound is in the metal and contaminates the weld
So that last long silencer didn't do crap is sounds just as loud! so im thinking with 3" the sound waves don't even really need to go into the absorption material they can just go through the mufflers and not quite down so when i finish the tips and rear diffuser im going to play around with a little restriction to see if it changes much, anyone have ideas to quite it down?

Had extra 3/8 plate from the dp flange so made a mount to connect dp to block so welds wont ever crack

01-10-2010, 03:33 AM
I had a bunch of left over straight pieces of tube so decided to make a new intake, filter is a AEM dryflow 5x9" its huge but no more oiling! Filter does go into fender area to get colder air, all colored couplers are temporary will be replaced with black silicon couplers soon.
BOV i found used from new local speed shop for 30$$ "flyin miata" engraved on it i dunno if they are the ones that made it or not, they are another local speed shop.

01-10-2010, 03:57 AM
wow, looks nice man!!!

01-10-2010, 04:09 AM
That is a lot of work. Good luck it looks good so far. The interior looks like it will be a challenge all by itself.

11-05-2010, 04:29 AM
Ok so its about time i updated this thing not a alot of progress but some.

And unfortunately some progress reversed:http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1030_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17658) a co-worker well now ex co-worker decided to be careless and drive the forklift into the side of my car while it was sitting out there. oh well atleast it was before body work and the paint job. Finally got the wheels on 17x8 35et
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1101_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17664)
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1100_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17663)
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1038_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17661)
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1037_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17660)
Some better exhaust pictures w new camera
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1116_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17667)
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1117_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17668)stupid magnaflow already getting surface rust where i had sanded on it i guess it had some kind of coating on it. http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1118_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17669)
and this is the culprit of why i dont get more done on the AT cus i spend alot of time on this thing, got cage all cleaned up and painted looks way better.
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1108_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17665)http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1109_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17666)
But that just means it can sit all winter while i work on the AT now, getting aligned tomorow then working on exhaust this weekend finally gave up and bought a 3" catalytic converter to put on if that doesnt quite it down im going to flip!!

11-06-2010, 04:16 PM
A GT-Four and an old school Yota truck.. Good man. :bigsmile:

You've done a great job so far!

I like your fab work, do you do all your own welding?

Props for saving another 185.

11-12-2010, 04:31 AM
Thanks! yeah when i sold my old dirt bike i bought a tig welder with the money so i can make stuff out of aluminum and stainless but ive had alot of practice with a mig welder from my work and fabrication ive built alot of bumpers and rock cages for rock crawlers so if you need something for youre runner hit me up! shipping might cost twice as much as a bumper tho haha.
So i just gave up on the idea of having a quite free flowing 3" exhaust and gave in to putting a cat on, this magniflow one was the smallest i could find and there were a few place it could have fit but this seemed the easiest. it ended up being a pita cus the case is so thin on it and i had a little gap to fill and the thing would just melt away but i finally got it on there its pretty hagard but its air tight:
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1135_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17698)http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1134_thumb.jpg[/URLhttp://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1139_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17700)
well there it is hopefully finished for good, 3 mufflers, a resonator, and a cat!
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1136_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17699)
Bought some more tube to extend the tips they didnt have the right size so it tapers down a little so dosnet look as beefy as it could but i like it
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1144_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17705)http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1143_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17704)
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1140_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17701)http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1141_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=17702)
Sorry about the thumbnail pictures you can click on them to c full size i dont know why its doing that anyone know? you insert the BB code right?

11-12-2010, 02:14 PM
Is it really that loud?

I plan on going 3" straight pipe from the turbo-back with one muffler at the very end.. lol.

11-13-2010, 07:06 AM
very nice project! keep up the great work. :)

11-16-2010, 08:33 PM
Looking good. I would get that underside undercoated to protect it. I like the project over all! Keep it up.

02-03-2011, 01:59 AM
Some updates finally!
Dudeman- yes it really is that loud haha but not having any carpet or mat in the back could have something to do with it i will find out soon as you shall c...

And the underside has a fresh coating on it extream look at the older exhaust pictures it still looks wet.

So it was time for interior revamp and paint will come soon..
First thing stripped out seats, carpet, and most of the sound deadener stuff they spray on from factory:



02-03-2011, 08:23 PM
Wow this is the first I have seen of the whole exhaust system. Your welding is awesome! All of your work really. Thanks again for the help with the charge cooler. Let me know if there is anything I can help you out with, looks like that interior could use a good scrub down let me know if u need a hand. Also I have lots of experience masking things off with no overlap. Another hand to help when you need to sand the whole care wouldn't hurt right?

02-04-2011, 05:12 PM
Beautiful work! Great to see the car saved and restored and not junked. Keep up the good work!

02-04-2011, 05:24 PM
Yup, looking good.

02-06-2011, 09:11 PM
Thanks guys, sorry for the delay i got things figured out so ill put more up. And yeah dude help with sanding is always nice but im afraid i wont realistically be able to start body work until my spring break with all the studying i have to do to understand this crap i only have one afternoon a week to do anything on the car.

So after i got the floor cleaned up first put down a layer of vibration dampner down everywhere i thought there could be resonance in the sheet metal, i learned you really only need 25% coverage to stop vibrating panels, a non-stop layer is kind of a waste of money. There is a good read about this stuff here: http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi

All the vib mat i got from raamaudio enough to do everything for hundred bucks trunk is completely covered too..


the next layer was 1/8th inch of closed cell foam that helps to break up sound waves before it hits the mass loaded vinyl which is the black rubber looking stuff. the mlv is what really stops outside road noise from coming into the cabin so im hoping this will really help with exhaust noise and make highway cruising cadillac quite. The foam is underneath what is seen:


If you look at the wires and rca cables popping out of it you can see how the stereo wiring is ran for an amp under each seat and everything hidden.



Then it was mounting speakers and sealing everything, had to do a bit of clearancing in door for 8" pioneer midbass drivers there is about 1/16" clearance between back of speakers and the window rail.


Jl audio 6.5 components for the rear:

Mb quart components up front dont have a pic of speaker but here is the tweat temporarily mounted do get an idea of how beefy these things are they must weigh 3lbs each! i have not heard much about mb but i got them for $98, normally like 350 so worth a try

while it was apart played around with panting bulbs different colors the right is blue but didnt really work so red it will be!

More to come once i take pictures but here is a sneak peek of what next update will include:

02-09-2011, 11:15 AM
Gorgeous work, that's quite a ways you've come on that. It's impressive, have you tracked man hours? If not, where would you guess you were at investing into this project?

02-10-2011, 05:20 AM
Wow I never looked at this thread. I like the work you have done. Can't wait to see it in person.

02-10-2011, 05:56 AM
lots of good hard work done to it...looks very good too..

02-10-2011, 09:49 PM
I installed 2 50 ft rolls of b-quiet.com's product in my 91 gts and it sounded great. this should sound phenominal. Can't wait to see what you do with the doors.

03-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Gorgeous work, that's quite a ways you've come on that. It's impressive, have you tracked man hours? If not, where would you guess you were at investing into this project?
Thanks i appreciate that, ive had 5 years to decided how i want to build this car so i dont want to cut any corners now, it was about January of 2009 when i got the clip and started working on it after it sat for 4 years i didnt keep track of hours but im sure hundreds.

Quick guesstimate of investment:
185 shell approximate value .........................$500
(got a good trade w blue dragon)
front clip,clutch,hoses,seals,belts,ect... ......... $3500
wheels/tires............................................. ...$1000
stereo, wiring kit, rca cables......................... $1000
new carpet and reupholstery......................... $1000
(think i got a killer deal on seats)
Total:............................................ ..............$7000ish so far

That kinda seems like alot now i add it up haha but how many people get to own their dream car in their life? And i have a WRC conversion w only 55,000 miles on the motor, one the the cleanest sounding systems ive ever heard, and an awesome interior so im pretty happy w this car besides i haven't driven it that much. I would say its the most challenging car i have ever worked on with how closely packed everything is in the engine bay and what not its very frustrating sometimes, like screwing the speedo cable onto the trans! but its worth it.
All i need to buy now is paint which should be no more that 5-700 since were doing it ourselves so when this thing is finished it will be about a 8000$ car, i sure hope i could sell it for more than that?

Hey GT4rc what product did you use from b-quiet? im surprised i never came across them when i was researching all this it looks like they make some good stuff, that vcomp would be nice because thats basicly what i made by glueing foam and mass loaded vinyl together and its time consuming.

Anyways a short update:
Put as much mat in the doors as i could then did a layer of foam/mlv ontop of that to stop road noise and tame down the sound-waves back there from destroying the doors
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1208.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=18871)http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1234.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=18875)

Also unbolted all the brackets and window motor and sandwiched foam in between it and the door. Then tried to seal it up best i could was missing one of the access hole covers so made a new aluminum one, i ran out of vib dampener mat but i got a few layers on the bad spots, i still have alittle vibration w heavy bass tho so might buy more ive used about 40sq ft so far.http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1237.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=18877)
quick comparo of new tweeter vs old cover so going to do something custom for a new cover, rizin gave me some good ideas on what i could do. http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1238.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=18878)

bought the carpet from auto custom interiors or something like that it doesnt come cut to size so i still need to trim more, also i couldn't find alltrac carpet anywhere so this is for a 2wd coupe celica and it fits tight in places and loose in others especially the driveshaft hump area: http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1236.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=18876)

also got the door center recovered to match new colors http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1233.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=18874) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1229.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=18872) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1230.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=18873)

03-08-2011, 08:39 PM
Dude, that car is looking great.

Love the interior colors.

03-13-2011, 07:31 PM
wow car looks bad ass!

03-13-2011, 11:11 PM
This car is looking amazing man. This is going to be one of the cleanest celi's ever!

03-14-2011, 07:49 AM
Hey GT4rc what product did you use from b-quiet? im surprised i never came across them when i was researching all this it looks like they make some good stuff, that vcomp would be nice because thats basicly what i made by glueing foam and mass loaded vinyl together and its time consuming.

I actually used the Extreme stuff. I think it was llike 100 bucks for both rolls when I did it though... I kinda went silly with it as you can see in this album:
Ended up selling off all my audio gear to buy my grey RC.

03-14-2011, 07:49 AM
Hey GT4rc what product did you use from b-quiet? im surprised i never came across them when i was researching all this it looks like they make some good stuff, that vcomp would be nice because thats basicly what i made by glueing foam and mass loaded vinyl together and its time consuming.

I actually used the Extreme stuff. I think it was llike 100 bucks for both rolls when I did it though... I kinda went silly with it as you can see in this album:
Ended up selling off all my audio gear to buy my grey RC.

Edit - Good reading at the sound deadening site you posted

07-19-2011, 09:01 PM
Im sorry i have been neglecting my car and the celica community i kinda forgot about it for awhile but the next few updates will make up for it! And gt4rc the inside of that car looks insane i wish i had the patience to do my doors like that and cover every inch of it because its definitely needed my 8s are making everything near them rattle around.
Anyway to the goods...
started body work!! http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1321.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19978) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1322.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19979) i think i lost some body work pics but just lots of sanding and getting it scratched up for primer to stick to and of course fixing the nice dents it accumulated over the years. But i need a break from sanding so i decided to make the heat shield ive been wanting to. http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1313.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19980)http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1314_570267.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19981)
sanded level and polished: http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1317.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19983)http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1315_268174.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19982)http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1318.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19976)
the good updates coming soon..

07-19-2011, 10:56 PM
Nice update!!!

Love the heat shield. Looks great and OEM-ish.

07-20-2011, 01:33 AM
Fuck yeah. I'm really glad your still updating, love seeing your work.

I imagine that heat shield will be more effective than the stocker, since the metal is much thicker.

Keeping it the same colour?

07-20-2011, 09:14 AM
yeah i thought about keeping both the colors, the front half made me think a dark silver would look pretty good but black was the original and super glossy black celicas look badass. Heres a little teaser shot i will have much more when i get back from vacation in michigan.

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1337_thumb.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=20007)

08-10-2011, 07:03 AM
Its finally one color! http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1325.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19993) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1323.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19991)
i love how curvy everything is on these things it works so well: http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1246.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=20000)
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1329.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19997)
the nice dent i was given now untraceable woohooo every hour of block sanding was worth it! http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1330.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19998)
so lots of work but its so awesome having the outside of this finally done and looking 50 times better all the sudden im stoked. Gpa did all the spraying and such i did the body work, it was hard getting it all done on his schedule hes like come on lets spray this bitch right now im like ahh give me 3 more layers of primer and two days to block! anyway heres the OG himself while we were doing the wet sand/buff http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/100_1328.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=19996)

08-14-2011, 08:29 PM
Props for saving another 185! That heat shield looks incredible! Would you ever consider making more of those? Also do you have the model # of that muffler, that's exactly what I've been looking for but unable to find.

$7000 plus your time isn't too bad considering you've got a beautiful car that now needs nothing, I saw a black RC go for $6900 CAD a few months back and it needed a new rear diff and mount, new coilovers/rebuild coilovers and had a CEL that had it at low boost.

08-15-2011, 01:35 AM
Thanks! i dunno if enough people wanted one then i could build a jig to build the heat shields off of but doing one off ones like that are kinda tedious. And i dont know the muffler model off hand but its just a magnaflow chambered muffler 3" in, dual 2.5" out, let me know if u need the exact model..

Here is some assembled pictures and showing the before stance. http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1333.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=20003) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1332.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=20002)
And after 25mm H&R spacers sorry all the pics are bad we put them on at night right when i got them and it was raining all the next day. http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1335.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=20005) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1336.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=20006) http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/8/7/4/5/101_1334.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=20004)
still need to rebuff some areas and polish the paint better and get some better pics

08-15-2011, 06:35 AM
I'll talk to some local buddies, I may be able to get a couple in town here interested if you'd consider a run of them, IMO the stock heat shield is one of the biggest eyesores in the stock bay. Just knowing what brand to look for should help me find it, I'll shoot you a PM if I get stuck.

Wheel fitment looks sick!