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OmegaRed
11-04-2009, 07:21 AM
I Bought this 90 Celica GT on Ebay from a guy that was local to me a few months back, This guy was the 2nd owner and he did not know anything about cars let alone Celica's , The cars story was this : The guy bought the car in the midwest and drove it to new england durring the winter, than he parked it on the lawn under a tree and let it sit for 3 years in New England....... Well you can Imagine the damage that caused to an otherwise all original mint car. After jump starting the car The first thing I noticed was the car had no brakes at all and there was no brake fluid. This was just the begining But for some reason I really liked the car... Here is what I have done so far This work was done @ 147000 miles

Project Name : OmegaRed

Replaced ALL Brake lines

Replaced Passenger side caliper

New Brake Pads / Shoes

New Head Gasket

New Timing Belt

New water Pump

Aluminum Radiator

Battery

Welded in a new flex Pipe

Plugs, Wires, Cap, Rotor

Wiper Blades

Celica Fitted Floor mats

She runs and handles awsome pulls real strong. I still have a lot of work to do. This car was a total mess when I got it Just getting all the tree sap off of it was a real project.

THE BAD

The rocker panels on both sides are gone and the floor pan on the passengers side has got a few rot spots. She is going in to the shop next week and I am having both rocker panels replaced along with a new floor pan , than after that is all welded up we are sandblasting and undercoating the undercarriage. The gas tank is also shot and I am not looking forward to spending $600 for a new one but that is also on the list.

All Emergency brake cables need replacing

bloodMoney
11-04-2009, 04:44 PM
Requesting price on rocker panel replacement and pics of said replacement please!

My alltrac is in dire need of replacement rockers and I'm trying to price it out....

OmegaRed
11-05-2009, 03:36 AM
Requesting price on rocker panel replacement and pics of said replacement please!

My alltrac is in dire need of replacement rockers and I'm trying to price it out....

In my Case its going to be expensive, I Need the rockers on both sides replaced front to back, In addition to that Im having the passenger side floor pan replaced the place I am dealing with specalizes in these kinds of jobs and do top quality work , To have all that done it would be roughly $1500. Im also having the entire underneath of the car sandblasted and undercoated, along with both front fenders welded on the bottom. I took a few pics so you can see what i am talking about . I'll post after pictures when i get her back....

OmegaRed
11-25-2009, 05:22 AM
Just completed some major work on the car. Figured it was time to post some more pictures. All my rust repairs are complete ! Check it out New Rocker panels both sides, new floor pans Sand blasted and Under Coated......

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17863.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17868.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17865.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17871.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17874.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17875.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17880.jpg

OmegaRed
11-25-2009, 05:29 AM
Here are the underneath shots, Keep in mind all these pictures and even the ones in the last thread taken after driving the car in the rain..

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17876.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17877.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17878.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17879.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17883.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17884.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17885.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17886.jpg

Murgatroy
11-25-2009, 05:51 AM
Looking good.

Did you do the work yourself, or have a shop do it?

I am interested in how you did the rockers. That is the only issue I have rust with (other than the sway bar mount issue that is common, but I found a work around for that.)

OmegaRed
11-25-2009, 06:02 AM
Here is the answer to my Gas tank, emergency brake cabels , GT Badge, Rear window wiper arm..................

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/tn_SDC17831.jpg



TO BE CONTINUED.........................

OmegaRed
11-25-2009, 06:15 AM
Looking good.

Did you do the work yourself, or have a shop do it?

I am interested in how you did the rockers. That is the only issue I have rust with (other than the sway bar mount issue that is common, but I found a work around for that.)


I had the work done at a shop that specializes in these types of repairs. I am more of a mechanic than I am a body guy , I can weld but don't have the equipment that was needed to do this job. I am very Happy with the work.

VikingJZ
11-27-2009, 06:01 PM
Looks good.

Hopefully all this work is cheap for you and you don't plan on selling this car.

Unfortunately, fifth gens don't go for much, except for All-Tracs.

Can't wait to see the finished results!

OmegaRed
11-30-2009, 08:03 AM
Looks good.

Hopefully all this work is cheap for you and you don't plan on selling this car.

Unfortunately, fifth gens don't go for much, except for All-Tracs.

Can't wait to see the finished results!

Unfortunately the work was not cheap, I'm not going to sell it I am going to run it :)

Slider
12-04-2009, 08:45 AM
Good progress, nice to see a clean 5th gen. Most of the ones I see are pretty beaten up.

And where did you get those floor mats? I'm just rocking universals right now, the proper fitting ones would be nice.

aNuBiS43
12-29-2009, 08:46 PM
The celi's coming along...great job :)

OmegaRed
06-26-2010, 04:08 AM
This project continues........
I have not done anything on the car other tan drive it (It is my daily driver) since the winter until this week, ended up sanding down the primer from my earlier repairs back to metal and re-primed and painted it came out mint, than we did some minor buffing really brought back the original paint. Tuesday she goes back into the shop, I have 4 brand new KYB performance struts sitting on my table, going to throw those in.. Than I am looking for a set of gen 7 Gts 15'' rims, 4 new tires and FTW...

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/SDC18354a.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/SDC18361.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/SDC18362.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/SDC18362.jpg

OmegaRed
07-01-2010, 07:38 AM
4 new Kyb struts Installed today HUGE difference ! Will post updated pictures soon.

OmegaRed
07-03-2010, 02:59 AM
New Kyb struts installed, replaced stabilizer links,Yeah they are plastic lets see how they hold up, I also cleaned it up back there here are some pics...

New struts in but those drums allthough resurfaced the out side look like shit so:

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/SDC18369.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/SDC18370.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/SDC18371.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/SDC18377.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/SDC18367.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/SDC18378.jpg

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/SDC18383.jpg

Look at that wrapped engine at the end of my cherry picker, haunting me to do another project......Its a 20V silvertop im saving it for a future project.

OmegaRed
07-03-2010, 06:01 PM
Need new rims and tires !

DudeMan
07-03-2010, 06:26 PM
Gawd, I'm stupid jealous of your finished rockers...

Looks like you missed a spot on your rear quarter though, under the mud guard.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/SDC18383.jpg

OmegaRed
07-04-2010, 01:28 AM
[QUOTE=DudeMan;30110950]Gawd, I'm stupid jealous of your finished rockers...

Looks like you missed a spot on your rear quarter though, under the mud guard.

I didn't get there yet.... But I will..

I need some new rims and tires , than I will address that area and a few other spots, some dick head keyed me last week I am super pissed about it, I buffed most of it out...

UtahSleeper
07-04-2010, 08:51 PM
Looks very clean! Nice work!

OmegaRed
07-12-2010, 06:26 PM
Ok I just got back from my local wheel and tire shop, and tomorrow is my cars big day, A long overdue upgrade, 4 new wheels and 4 new tires... she is going in @ 11:30 tomorrow morning. WIll post new pix.... I can't wait this is going to make the car look a million times better.

OmegaRed
07-14-2010, 12:05 AM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/IMG_1228.jpg

UtahSleeper
07-14-2010, 04:16 AM
Much needed!!! Fits the car well.

OmegaRed
07-14-2010, 06:12 AM
Much needed!!! Fits the car well.

Thanks man......

I really love this shot, you might have to give it a second to load.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/omegared401/90GT/90gt.jpg

OmegaRed
07-14-2010, 06:42 AM
This Saturday I am going to paint the front brake Calipers.