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Carolina91GT-S
04-28-2010, 12:41 AM
The 1991 GT-S is no longer a DD car for us and so will now become more of a project. It currently has about 280k miles on it. I swapped a 2nd gen 3SGTE into it about 3k miles ago which was last year. The car has some issues that are normal for a car this age and some that are not. I have no idea how long this project will take but I will be updating it here to keep a record. Here some pictures of it as it sits right now.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/053.jpg
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I have quite a collection of tools but I'll most likely be doing most of this work at my Uncle's machine shop, every tool you can think of is available plus welders, blast cabinets, and powder coating equipment.
UPDATE: 3/25/11 Much of this is happening in my driveway. The 1.5 hour drive each way to the other shop was killing my productivity time. If I had 2 hours to work on the car....I couldn't. So now, it is in the driveway where I can poke at it as time permits.

Here is a list of things that I plan to do. If I decide to add something I will add it to this post and then update the thread. I will start by creating one post per aspect of this whole project and then update them as I progress. Since many of these things will be happening simultaneously and/or out of sequence. I will be updating with dates as things change.

1. CS/RC Hood, currently have a hammered stock ST-185 hood
2. CS/RC Front bumper, currently have the original hammered 91 GT-S bumper
3. Fog lights of some sort, currently have the stock GT-S fogs that are hazed over and don't fit the RC Bumper
4. New right front fender, currently have a GT narrow body fender on it...don't ask
5. Wheels
6. Brake caliper rebuilds and powder coating
7. Gen 3 3SGTE electronics conversion, currently using JDM Gen 2
8. WTA intercooler upgrade, currently have the stock ATA top mount.
9. Gauges project completion, currently have an AEM Tru boost system, gauge installed but EBC is not. Also installing an AEM UEGO wideband.
10. New/Refreshed interior
11. Complete new paint
12. New exterior trim
13. New exterior lighting, probably going to the 92-93 tails and the JDM corners, clear front bumper lights...
14. Replace the 2nd gear synchronizer in the E153 XMSN.
15. Powder coat as many of the engine components that I can.
16. Replace all rubber lines with Stainless, really just a dress up thing.
17. New suspension, probably Megan Coilovers
18. A bigger turbo would be great, I'll start a post on it but we'll see if happens anytime soon.
19. spare section...things always change...


I know it is a bit ambitious to do all at once but what the hell?

:feedback:

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
04-28-2010, 01:50 AM
Step 1: CS/RC Hood

I ordered the complete hood new from the local dealership piece by piece. Everything is available in the US as of mid April 2010. I am including the diagram and the complete Toyota parts list here in this post. This is what I ordered. If you are in North Carolina go to Mark Jacobson Toyota of Durham on 15-501 and say hi. One of the parts guys is a 5th gen All-trac fanatic. He can help with anything you need. You may see him from time to time on this board or Alltrac.net, he goes by BlownTaco.

Ignore the arrow, I pulled this image from somewhere they were discussing that particular part, but the image is useful.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/CSventpic.jpg

QTY 1 : 53301-20400 HOOD, SUB.ASSY. (The main hood)
QTY 1 : 75033-20020-CO ORNAMENT (Right side rear facing vent)
QTY 1 : 75034-20020-CO ORNAMENT (Left side rear facing vent)
QTY 1 : 76181-20901 BULGE HOOD (This is the big center vent)
QTY 1 : 76182-20020 GUIDE, HOOD AIR (This is the small round air guide next to the big center vent)
QTY 7 : 76183-12030 PROTECTOR, HOOD B (These are small rubber pads that go under the big center vent)
QTY 1 : 76186-20010 SEAL, HOOD AIR I (This is the gasket for the big center vent)
QTY 1 : 76191-20900 GUIDE AIR TO COWL (This is the hood spoiler)
QTY 1 : 76192-20010 PLATE, HOOD BULGE (This is the mesh for the big center vent)
QTY 2 : 76188-20010 RETAINER, HOOD AI (Small rubber pads under the hood spoiler feet)
QTY 2 : 76189-???? (Small rubber pads under the hood spoiler feet)
QTY 8 : 90109-06241 BOLT (Mounting bolts for the big center vent)
QTY 3 : 90164-50033 SCREW, BINDING TA (Mounting bolts for the small round air guide next to the big center vent)
QTY 8 : 90179-06007 NUT (Mounting nuts for the big center vent)
QTY 3 : 90183-06009 (Mounting nuts for the small round air guide next to the big center vent)
QTY 8 : 90540-06032 CUSHION (nut pads for the mounting bolts on the big center vent)
QTY 4 : 90179-05042 (Mounting nuts for the hood spoiler)
QTY 6 : 90179-05081 (Mounting nuts for the left and right rear facing vents)

Not listed on the parts list and not available in the US from Toyota are the extended height washer nozzles required to clear the hood spoiler. You can get them from RHD japan, follow this link http://www.rhdjapan.com/toyota-oem-windshield-washer-sprayer-st185-celica-rc-53436

I ordered my Nozzles on April 14, received a confirmation email from RHDJapan. Recived the nozzles on May 24. So almost 6 weeks.

The bolts listed above are 2 sided bolts with a flange in the middle, for a couple of bucks total I just went ahead and got these bolts from Toyota. I did not think they were worth the time and aggravation attempting to source them somewhere else. The nuts are standard nuts but they are painted black and look pretty slick so again I decided to pay a couple of bucks and get them from Toyota.

UPDATE: I have received all of items on the list...pics of these coming soon. I will be installing the hood at painting time to keep it in the best shape possible plus I am still currently driving it with the ATA top mount intercooler which really is not a good idea to run while using the RC hood.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/004.jpg
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~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
04-28-2010, 04:53 AM
Step 2: CS/RC Front bumper

I ordered the complete bumper and other required items new from the local dealership piece by piece. Everything is available in the US as of mid April 2010. I am including the diagram and the complete Toyota parts list here in this post. I know that you can make the front bumper cover fit over the stock crash bar and brace so these parts may not be required depending on what you want to do. I went with the RC parts. This is what I ordered. There is an excellent thread regarding this activity with the stock braces by AznKlique here http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30798

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Rcbumper.jpg

QTY 1 : 52119-20929 COVER, FR BUMPER (The bumper cover, coolness)
QTY 1 : 53101-20450 GRILLE S/A, RADIA SPORD (Center grill)
QTY 1 : 53102-20030 GRILLE S/A, RADIA SPORD (Lower grill)
QTY 1 : 53103-20030 GRILLE S/A, RADIA SPORD (Right side grill)
QTY 1 : 53104-20450 GRILLE S/A, RADIA SPORD (Left side grill)
QTY 1 : 52021-20210 REINFORCEMENT S/A SPORD (Main crash bar)
QTY 1 : 52029-20020 REINFORCEMENT S/A SPORD (Upper reinforcement)

Side note: I have seen photos of a version of this bumper with a smooth mid horizontal section, that is to say one without the vampire teeth on it. The Toyota guys have looked and cannot find any reference to it. I know that I saw a thread somewhere that showed a guy had one molded to be this way but I have seen them other than the one he did. If anyone knows of another Part # for that item please let me know.

UPDATE: I have received all of these parts, pics coming soon. I will be installing the bumper at painting time to keep it in the best shape possible
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/015.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/013.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/007.jpg

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
04-28-2010, 05:21 AM
Step 3: Fog lights

Since I am going with the RC bumper the stock 91 Fog lights won't work. So I am going to have to figure out if I should make some custom brackets to fit the 92-93 fogs in there or do I take the mindset that If I am willing to do some fabrication I can use any fogs that I decide are cool. Right now I am leaning towards the 92-93 fogs since they seem to fit into the lower right and lefts holes in the RC bumper very well.

Has anyone else done this?can you provide some pointers?

Update: 4/7/2011 I have purchased a used set of 92-93 fogs that I will be working with, I'll let you know how it goes.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
04-30-2010, 04:27 PM
Step 4: Right front fender

Originally had intended on going with a set of the RedRkt polylaminate fenders but there are problems with the import shipping so I will be going with OEM parts, either new or used is ok since it will be properly prepped and painted either way.



A long time ago a repair shop corrected a damaged right front fender on this car but they did it with a narrow body fender and so also eliminated the wide body rock guard. I have the rock guard but need a fender. I have searched the local junk yards but have not found one in decent condition. If you have one/know of one nearby North Carolina please let me know. Other wise I will have to get one from Toyota.

53801-2B170 RIGHT FRONT FENDER, GTS, TURBO MODEL
53835-20060 FENDER STAY (both sides)
?????-????? Rock Guard

UPDATE: Got a new OEM front right fender delivered the other day and I found some rock guards at the local U Pull it yard. Should look great after paint. Hopefully I have the correct mounting hardware.

Update 4/1/2013: New rock guards have been resurfaced and primered, ready for paint. New fender has been prepped as well.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Rockguardsandheadlightpanels_zps83cb82a8.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Rightfrontfender_zps07db5791.jpg
More to come...

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
04-30-2010, 05:58 PM
Step 5: Wheels

I picked up a set of 7th gen GT-S Rims from someone over on newcelica.org, they were in really good shape. Pics coming soon. The new wheel setup will be going on after the paint shop and suspension work.

I still have not decided if I am going to leave these the stock silver color or powder coat some other color.

I need to select tires for them still. Any input would be appreciated. I may order online, otherwise I get tires for my DD vehicles from Costco for the free road hazard warranty and free rotations and the 2% back. I haven't looked though so I don't know what they have available applicable to the Celica application. Thinking about going for 225/45/16

Update: 4/16/2011 Tire search is on. At this point I want to go with 225 or 215/45/16. I can't seem to find anything decent in an all weather tire, just summer tires and racing stuff. Any suggestions? I found the Falken Zeix 912 in 215/50/16 might go with those

Update: 4/5/13 I was looking at the next project car out behind the house which is 1990 ST-185 and it is currently sitting on some 17" Scion TC rims...wondering if I should use those instead.

~Chris

Hookecho
04-30-2010, 06:03 PM
i can't wait to see the finished product. i may have read over it but how much did the hood set you back?

Carolina91GT-S
04-30-2010, 06:53 PM
Step 6: Brakes

The plan is to stay with the stock calipers but do a complete rebuild as well as powder coating. I have done this rebuild before, it is fairly easy and I'll write up the process here when I do it. Probably going to go with some new rotors too. It's about time for new ones. I know about the controversy for modified rotors. Honestly I don't see myself pushing the braking system to the limit so far that it would really matter in some quantifiable way. I will take the additional form here at the near zero expense of function. Oh I plan to also make sure to get zinc coated ones so there will be no rusting of the cool looking parts. Anybody with experience can recommend a good supplier?


Update: 4/7/2011 Front brakes removed as part of the paint prep process
Update: 4/16/2011 Ordered Stainless steel lines for all 4 corners to add to the build
Update: 4/22/2011 Stainless steel lines arrived from Technafit. Thanks Kevin(RedRkt)

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
04-30-2010, 08:31 PM
Step 7: Gen 2 to Gen 3 3SGTE electronics conversion

I decided to go for this conversion originally because I have a spare USDM 3SGTE sitting around in pieces that I was going to rebuild and then swap into this car in the future that way I could drive it in the meantime. But, my spare engine has no ECU, Harness, Sensors, etc. I figured if I have to source all of this stuff anyway why not go for the upgrade. I searched around on 6gc.net and found some guys in Europe parting out an ST205. I was able to get from him the items listed below. Now that I won't be driving this car while the build is going on there is no real reason to not apply the upgrade to the existing JDM 3SGTE. I fell in love with the idea so I'm going to use the upgrade stuff I was able to get. It all needs some cleaning up, will post "after" pictures as well.

89661-28840 ST205 ECU
89420-20310 ST205 MAP sensor
89424-24010 ST205 MAT sensor
?????-????? ST205 IAT sensor
89??1-26010 ST205 Igniter
ST205 Coil
ST205 Engine Harness, complete
ST205 Fuel Rail with 540 injectors and regulator

EDIT 4/5/13: I am also on the lookout for some gen 3 cams. If anyone has/knows of some...let me know


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/gen3electronics117.jpg
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Carolina91GT-S
04-30-2010, 09:24 PM
Step 8: Cooling upgrades

~Water to Air intercooler upgrade

While I was dealing with the European guys buying parts I also got an ST205 WTA top mounted intercooler, pump, and lines...I just don't have a radiator at the moment. This activity will happen more toward the end of the engine work so there won't be much to report on this for a while. but I will be posting more pics and info as I have time. They are a little dirty at the moment, but here they are as I pulled them out of the box.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/gen3electronics118.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/gen3electronics116.jpg

Update: 4/16/2011 I did not get the WTA intercooler radiator with the setup. I found a guy on craigslist who is selling a good condition ST165 WTA radiator. I have made arrangements to meet up with him early next week.

Radiator upgrade

Looking to add one of the thicker aluminum radiators. There is currently a thread here gauging interest for a group buy. I hope it pans out.....

Update : 6/14/2011 Got in on the group buy for an aluminum radiator and have received it....sitting in the pile of new parts, it's there jumping up and down waiting to get on the car.

Oil Cooler upgrade

Planning to add an oil filter relocation kit and and oil cooler.
~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 12:07 AM
Step 9: Gauges

Two parts here...Reworking the original gauge cluster and aftermarket gauges.

Original Gauge Cluster: Plan to change over to LED backlighting and/or whiteface gauges as well as correct the faulty speedometer. I have a RHD GT-four cluster with an electric speedometer and I also have the electric speedo sensor that came with the JDM swap...I wonder if I can make the electric speedo work and maybe even calibrate it to read properly once I change the tire size.

Pics and more coming soon.....

Aftermarket Gauge install: 3 gauge pillar pod from Lotek with an AEM Tru Boost electronic boost controller, AEM UEGO Wideband O2 gauge, and what else? maybe a place to put the knock sensor LEDs

pics and more to come....

also need to install the Turbo Timer I bought from Mario last year....crap I have away too long.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 12:59 AM
Step 10: Interior

The interior is 19 years old and it looks like it. I'll be stripping everything out for the paint job. I will be outlining here what gets replaced/refreshed etc.

I have a pair of racing style seats, generic type, black pleather sitting around... I got from someone I may use these I like the idea of some of the skins that I have seen for sale. I really like the GT-S seats but they could use new skins. I do want to go with system 10 door panels if I can find a pair....

Update: 4/7/2011 Removal of the interior has begun as part of the paint prep process. Since I am color changing, just about everything comes out giving me the opportunity to redo this stuff.

Update: 4/16/2011 Seats are out along with the carpet(nasty), removed the interior panels in the rear and right side except for the passenger door. Found about 10 gallons of water in the spare wheel well ( nasty) drained it, removed the hatch closure mechanism. Found a gaping hole in the floor, check it out in this thread. (http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?52695-check-out-this-gaping-hole!)
I have acquired a pair of system 10 door panels and speaker boxes, looking forward to having a decent sound system.

Update: 6/14/2011 Entire interior is out except the steering column. Got the heater core and A/C units out and most of the wiring harnesses. Dash is out, center console is out, headliner is out, shifter cables are out etc

Update: 6/16/2011 Firewall is bare and right door is gutted. Just have to gut the left door and remove the sunroof.

Update: 10/17/11 Entire interior is gutted, car is off to the paint shop and once it gets back the interior work will get moving.


~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 02:29 AM
Step 11: New paint

Some parts of the car still have original paint, some have been resprayed one or more times along the way. Take into account that the hood, bumper, and fender are being replaced and it just screams paint me. The car will be stripped and prepped by me and then toed over to the shop for paint. It's going to be blank slate....I'm fairly excited about this part of the project.

For paint color I have decided to go with a candy apple red over a black base. pics will come as soon as it starts the process.

Current update: 3/25/11 Weather has finally warmed up so last weekend I finally got to pick this project up again. So, now the engine is out and the car is being stripped down. I have dive classes all weekend but I'll try to get some more progress... here is where I currently sit

Update: 4/16/2011 Got the fenders off as well as the rear bumper, tail lights and surround, wipers/motor/cowling, hood hardware

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/100_3221.jpg
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http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/100_3224.jpg

Update: 6/14/2011 Exterior is stripped completely minus the sun roof and one of the windows....got the rear bumper and other stuff this weekend.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/IMG_1433.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/IMG_1435.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/IMG_1436.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/IMG_1438.jpg

Update: 10/17/11 Stripping down is complete, the car is at the media blasting and painting phase now. Here it is as I pulled out of the driveway
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/Halftracgoingtostripshop003.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/Halftracgoingtostripshop002.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/Halftracgoingtostripshop001.jpg

Update 10/18/11 Media Blasting complete, now it sits in the body shop for a couple of minor items then over to the paint booth\
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/003-1.jpg

Update 4/1/2013: I have been out of the country working or engaged in other hobbies/activities for most of the last year or so and this has delayed the project but we are currently back on track and ready to work on the car as the weather warms up. The minor stuff turned out to e major once the car was media blasted, previous repairs had been completely blasted away by the media and quite a bit of stuff had to be done. So the paint shop has had the car for literally 2 years while I have been away. I was able to work out a good price deal with them based on the long term nature. Basically, this car is always at the back of the line priority wise. So, they only work on it when there is nothing else to work on at all. an hour or two here and there as time permits. Anyway, I was there today checking up on it and they have made enough progress to make a difference. They have repaired the rotten bottom of body where all the water leaking through the antenna hole and rusted it out. It's skinned and shaped, primered and ready
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Leftrearlowerquarterrotrepaired_zps9ca7b8aa.jpg
So since it was such a problem and I use sattellite radio anyway I had them do a complete antenna delete so the spoiler and body are filled and prepped.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Antennadeletedonspoiler_zps4727bd38.jpg
They have also cleaned up all of the rust in the trunk/spare area and primered that as well
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Sparetirewellprimered_zpsab3f5f39.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Leftrearquarterandinsidetrunkarea_zps61a6a3fa.jpg
The engine bay had some items removed like the battery tray and some other unused brackets and some damaged fender mounts repaired...all smoothed out and primered. I decided not to grind down the seams..too much work and I think it may be overkill.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Enginebayprimered_zps2dfdceb7.jpg
The rear hatch was pretty hammered and the spoiler got he skinning treatment too, they are not attached at the moment, just sitting like this to save space.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/rearhatchprimered_zps6bb01f8e.jpg
The Door trim was deleted and the holes welded closed shaped, skinned, and primered
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Rightdoortrimdeletedandprimered_zps44392773.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/leftdoortrimdeletedandprimered_zps66b2694a.jpg
The new hood was damaged some in shipping, minor really but perfect now
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Hoodperfected_zps3f8fef6d.jpg

Update 8/30/2013: Finally the car is painted. I still have to get it all back together but I can start work on that within the month. Here are some quick shots of the chassis and parts post paint. Once the paint was dry they moved it back into the shop so it had a layer of shop dust on it almost instantly. The color is a Jaguar factory color called chili, DuPont code CHG. I would say it looks like a candy cinnamon. To the eye it looks a little bit more orange that what shows in the pictures. Between a camera phone, flourescent lighting and dust, the color didn't come out acurately.

So the fire has stopped burning, the ashes have cooled, the phoenix has begun to rise.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Hoodandfenders_zpscf3b6966.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/FDBumperandhatch_zpsffd9fcd0.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/HoodVentRadiatorcover_zpsa6cc8bfe.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Chassis_zps5c5c3549.jpg
~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 03:33 AM
Step 12: Exterior trim

After new paint goes on the car I don't think I can bring myself to put old trim back on and ruin the look. Also, the door window seals are pretty shot. They leak water and whistle at speed. Some of the things included in this section will be the window seals, faux carbon fiber trim parts, spoiler gaskets, etc.

I am going to list the parts I am collecting here and I will be showing pictures of them after the paint work to show how it all goes together.

~ Window Trim and Seals:`
QTY 1 : 62381-20072 WEATHERSTRIP SIDE WINDOW
QTY 1 : 62382-20072 WEATHERSTRIP SIDE WINDOW
QTY 1 : 75551-20400 MOULDING, ROOF DRIP (Passenger side)
QTY 1 : 75552-20400 MOULDING, ROOF DRIP (Driver side)
QTY 2 : 75710-20331 MOULDING ASSY (lower window to door seal, both sides)
QTY 1 : 7881-20100 WEATHERSTRIP REAR HATCH

QTY 1 : 67514-20061/81 RH FRONT DOOR MIRROR BRACKET
QTY 1 : 67513-20061/81 RH FRONT DOOR MIRROR BRACKET

~ Spoiler:The three piece spoiler on the hatchback will come completely off during painting and the rubber gaskets that go between it and the body are shot or missing. A full set of gaskets for the spoiler is as follows (includes retainer bolts): Also see the drawing below (If it isn't here I just haven't posted it up yet, coming soon)

QTY 1 : 76872-20090 PROTECTOR, RR (forward point, Right side piece, on the hatch)
QTY 1 : 76883-20050 PROTECTOR, RR (forward point, Left side piece, on the hatch)
QTY 1 : 76881-20050 PROTECTOR, RR (forward point, Right side piece, on the body)
QTY 1 : 76882-20050 PROTECTOR, RR (forward point, Left side piece, on the body)
QTY 1 : 76876-20060 PROTECTOR, RR (For the center post just below the light mounted on the hatch)
QTY 2 : 90999-91056 PROTECTOR, NO. 4 (inner gasket for the left and right end pieces mounted to the body)
QTY 2 : 90999-91055 PROTECTOR, NO. 3 (outer gasket for the left and right end pieces mounted to the body)
QTY 4 : 90999-91054 PROTECTOR, NO. 2 (both rear and outer, for both left and right posts of the center piece mounted on the hatch)
QTY 4 : 76868-20110 RETAINER, RR (These are bolts that hold the spoiler on, they come apart sometimes so I got a few just in case)

90999-91054 replaces 76873, 76874, and 76875.
90999-91055 replaces 76887
90999-91056 replaces 76888
the replacements are because Toyota went to a "cut to fit" system rather than having some of this rubber that was different lengths.

~ JDM Rain Guards will be part of the package. Thanks ChrisD for this hard to find item.

~ Faux Carbon fiber pieces:
53111-20650 GRILL TRIM (between hood and bumper)
54108-20030 RIGHT HEADLIGHT TRIM
54107-20030 LEFT HEADLIGHT TRIM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/008.jpg

UPDATE: 3/27/2011 Working with the V8Killer/Team Vendetta for some real CF pieces to replace the faux CF pieces that go ont he front of the car. We'll see how it goes. Update: The guy at Vendetta fell off the planet, took my 100% up front payment and my parts, never produced anything, never refunded me, never returned my parts.
UPDATE: 4/19/2011 Added The mirror brackets to the weather seals list. These seal the door to the frame, the window to the mirror bracket, and the mirror bracket to the door. mine are cracked, the rubber has hardened and they look terrible. The LH side was easy enough to order form the local Dealer. The right side is currently on order from 1stToyotaparts, they say they can get it while my local dealer says they can't. We'll see....said the zen master

Update 10/17//11 Got 2 new mirror brackets, one from the local dealership and one from 1st Toyota. Same situation for the exterior door handles which both fell apart when I removed them.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 02:31 PM
Step 13: Exterior Lighting

The lighting is old, hazy, cracked, and amber. I will be replacing it all with the paint and trim pieces to make the exterior refresh complete. I am not including the fog lights here because I think that with the new bumper it won't be just a simple swap out type procedure.

JDM Clear corners, new, got these from 1sttoyotaparts for less than you see them used on eBay
81610-20391 RIGHT SIDE JDM CLEAR CORNER
81620-20391 LEFT SIDE JDM CLEAR CORNER
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/021.jpg

Smoked bumper lights, picked these up on eBay
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/018.jpg

92-93 Tails and centerpiece...
Need to source them from somewhere. I saw set in very good condition at a Upull it yard a couple of weeks ago. I plan to hit it up the next time I drive past it in another week or so.

Update 4/16/2011 I have acquired a pair of very good condition 92-93 tails and matching centerpiece, going to clean them up and get them ready to go on after paint. I also have some new JDM vented corners to go these.

HID headlight package...
I have no idea what exactly I am going to do here. Probably go back and read what Mario was doing.

~Chris

Hookecho
05-01-2010, 02:39 PM
what color paint are you going with? +1 on the wta intercooler. that's what i want to go with instead of a front mount.

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Step 14: XMSN 2nd gear synchro

The car currently uses a E153 XMSN that came from a USDM MR2 turbo. It works well with one exception, when down shifting into 2nd it refuses to go into gear. It goes into 2nd no problem when accelerating, or If I downshift into first and then to 2nd without releasing the clutch it will go into 2nd ok.....strange...This may be the synchronizer or it might be the shift linkage. I'll be tearing into it once I get the engine and XMSN out for painting. I have the AWD XMSN that came with the swap and I have verified that the 2nd gear synchro in that is the same part as the one in the E153. It is a little daunting to think about opening up the XMSN but I do look forward to it.

Update 4/16/2011 A while back I picked up another E153 XMSN from Trance, I may just switch to this one and not worry about the 2nd gear on the current one. I guess it depends on how long this whole process takes.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Step 15: Engine powder coating

Anything I take off will be cleaned and powder coated. I would love to be able to literally do everything including the block and the head. If I tear it down that far I will be coating them too. I can't say for sure if that is what will happen, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I will most likely be going with a High temp powder so it will better handle the conditions in the engine bay, although that does limit greatly the color options available. The turbine housing and exhaust manifold will most likely get jet hot coated or some similar treatment. The jet hot facility is right off of the interstate about 30 minutes from my house. I am hoping to get a tour and see the process in person. I will post pictures here if they let me take any. We have the capability to powder coat here in the shop. So I will be doing all that work myself.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 06:34 PM
Step 16: Replace all rubber lines with Stainless, really just a dress up thing.

I hate the rubber piping and lines used on car engines. I know it is the way to go for weight and mass production but it looks like ass, is prone to dry out/crack, and is difficult to keep clean. In my industry all plumbing is done using Stainless steel lines and fittings and I have come to like the look. Swagelok is the premier manufacturer of this type of system and they will be heavily used. I have access to large amounts of this stuff at virtually no expense because much of it gets removed from facilities as things change as part of our projects. For cost reasons I would not try this otherwise. I intend to replace all of the rubber in the engine bay with stainless. I won't be using the braided lines unless I just can't figure a better way, most of this is going to be rigid lines bent with mandrels. All of the vacuum lines, cooling lines, etc. I know this will add weight to the car but I can live with it for the effect. The smaller lines with a special type of compression fitting (swage) and the larger lines will most likely be KF type flanges/clamps which is very similar to what many of you know as V band clamps, but they are industrial in nature rather than consumer automotive.

Step 16A: All wiring will get similar treatment. The wiring will be routed inside stainless steel lines to add continuity to the look. Yes, this will be time consuming but it all adds up to coolness and one of my tangent goals is to be able to go at the engine bay with a pressure washer to get instant clean whenever I want to.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 07:49 PM
Step 17: Suspension

Like everyone else with a 5th gen, my suspension is shot. Last year I put in a new steering rack with new inner and outer tie rods as well as new lower ball joints. This made a noticeable difference but still not perfect so I will be replacing the Sway bar bushings and end links as well as all 4 of the rear control arms which I was able to pickup new OEM ones at a great price from Trance. I understand that Whiteline has greatly reduced their offerings for Celicas but I do not know if it affects me or not. Does anyone know of other options?

QTY 2 : 48730-20100
QTY 2 : 48710-20100
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/003.jpg

A new set of coilovers would be nice...I am currently looking at getting the Megan Racing set. They seem like the least likely to need some kind of massaging to make them work properly. This will likely be near the very end of the project so I have time to make a decision and come up with the cash. I am looking at having to get a new Fridge so that would take priority over the new suspension.

Update: 4/7/2011 I am working with Redrkt to get a set of these coilovers here very soon.

Update: 6/14/2011 aforementioned Megan coilovers have arrived...Working on getting replacement bushings/tie rods etc...


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/BnHFBGkKGrHqQH-CYEqvCGYuhlBKsQ7Fph5.jpg

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-01-2010, 09:19 PM
Step 18: Bigger turbo?

Currently have the Stock JDM Ceramic CT-26. Should I try to move to something bigger? I know that the CT-26 is limited to 14 PSI or so...I am running about 10 PSI right now and fell like adding 4-5 PSI would be plenty for me in this car. If the CT-26 dies then maybe I'll upgrade...at the moment it looks like I will stay with what I have. But I am making a post section here for it because it I may change my mind about this...


Update: 3/25/11 Thinking that I might try to put a twin turbo setup on this. More for fun than really trying to overdo it. I have a spare set sitting here in case the ones on the mkiv go bad, they were cheap ....I just can't help but think of how fun it would be to try and make it work on the 3SGTE. Am I crazy? By the way don't tell me it won't fit. I have already made some measurements and come up with some solutions to make it fit where there would be issues.

Update: 4/16/2011 Not gettign good feedback from the guys here on the forum for the TT idea. Rethinking it...not letting go just yet.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
05-02-2010, 10:38 PM
what color paint are you going with? +1 on the wta intercooler. that's what i want to go with instead of a front mount.

For paint color I want to go with some kind of black cherry shimmer. I am looking at the ALSA site now...there is just too many options, the selection process is going to take a while.

Found this the other day, interesting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfYHHrirhms&feature=related

Yeah, I had even gone as far as getting a front mount. So now I have a new one that I'll need to sell.


i can't wait to see the finished product. i may have read over it but how much did the hood set you back?

Thanks...I have been reading through your project thread as well. Nice to see what others are doing.

The hood, complete was around $850

~ Chris

zen
05-03-2010, 09:55 AM
i have a full set of 92-93 celica taillights in good condition if your interested. pm me.

Carolina91GT-S
05-24-2010, 07:40 PM
Thanks...Got a set in very good condition for $60 including the centerpiece at one of the U Pull it yards.

Thinking about using a different paint shop. My Work vehicle was damaged in a collision and is being repaired at a shop about a mile form my house. I saw their work and they do good work for not much more money. Paint is coming soon, hopefully as soon as the DD is repaired I can assess the work and decide.

Carolina91GT-S
05-31-2010, 11:40 PM
I should have my DD back on the 9th is what the shop says...then Paint for the Celica starts.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
06-15-2010, 04:12 AM
Got my Exploder back finally. $6200 in damage repaired. These guys did an excellent job, looks like I will be having the paint work done by them. I hope to start stripping it down soon.

~Chris

UndaGrwnD
06-15-2010, 12:16 PM
sick project!

hey got a link to the smoked pinkers ?

Carolina91GT-S
06-15-2010, 12:37 PM
Thanks man.

Yeah, I got the smoked bumper lights from this same seller, these same ones
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1990-1993-TOYOTA-CELICA-SMOKE-BUMPER-LIGHTS-1991-1992-/390207066320?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5ada2750d0#ht_3697wt_1165

UndaGrwnD
06-15-2010, 12:43 PM
ah, i just found it on ebay also...looks very nice..i got the clear ones now..but my car is black...so this should look great on it.

hows the light comming through it ?

Carolina91GT-S
06-15-2010, 05:01 PM
Don't know yet...They are going on after paint which I hope to start next week. You could always change the bulbs to get the result you want.

~Chris

UndaGrwnD
06-15-2010, 06:09 PM
ya thats true

Carolina91GT-S
03-25-2011, 09:19 PM
Update:

Weather has warmed back up. Engine is out now and the stripping to prep for paint is now in full swing.

Old bumper/cover/fender etc removed. Progress is happening.

~Chris

Doowstados
03-29-2011, 04:51 AM
I'm actually excited to see how this turns out. With all the new parts and stainless tubing under the hood this thing is going to look like a million bucks, probably cost something close as well, haha.

Carolina91GT-S
04-09-2011, 03:14 PM
I'm actually excited to see how this turns out. With all the new parts and stainless tubing under the hood this thing is going to look like a million bucks, probably cost something close as well, haha.

Thanks, man....Cost for the stainless will be low since I have a ton of this stuff and the fittings laying around. It is basically considered scrap in my industry once it is removed from a facility so I have been grabbing up pieces/parts of it for a few years. For me the cost will be close to nothign. If you wanted to just buy the stuff to do it the cost would be ...eh prohibitive.

Lots of updates throughout the first page of the thread, updates in the sections that are changing...

~Chris

Doowstados
04-14-2011, 02:57 AM
Hey, I noticed you're planning on buying some Megan coilovers from RedRkt. What is he charging you for em? I may be interested in buying some as well. Maybe if we do it at the same time we can manage a discount? :laugh:

Carolina91GT-S
04-17-2011, 03:33 AM
Already bought em before you posted this but he had the best price I could find, or at least matched it and I wanted to support a Celicatech vendor. Talk to him, you'll be happy dealing with him.

Added more updates to the 1st page on this thread for the current status of the project

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
06-15-2011, 03:09 AM
updates.... close to having the car fully stripped down for paint. maybe by this weekend. keeping fingers crossed

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
06-18-2011, 02:39 PM
New pictures in Post #13 Hardly recognizable as a naked chassis

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
10-18-2011, 04:03 AM
Finally got around to finishing the stripping process. I spent most of my free time this year advancing my Dive training. I have officially completed and passed the Divemaster course. Now I am free to continue working on the cars. I also did some work on the Supra recently(FMIC, new Radiator, new exhaust, ext) and that backed up the Celica project even more.

The car is just the shell and 4 wheels now, even the glass is out. Put it on the dolly, filled it with the other parts getting painted( fenders, bumpers, hood, etc) and took it to the strip shop for media blasting. Now it is at the paint shop. Here it is as I was headed to the strip shop. I'll some pics of it tomorrow at the paint shop. The media blasting exposed a couple of rot spots but only one that will need any real work. the bottom rear left Quarter panel is rusted out at the very bottom corner. I may just cut this area out of a local junker and weld it it place.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/Halftracgoingtostripshop003.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/Halftracgoingtostripshop002.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Celica/Gina%20new%20project%20at%20start/Halftracgoingtostripshop001.jpg

Carolina91GT-S
10-19-2011, 02:22 AM
Stripped and Ready for a couple of quick body work items then to paint. Here is a pic of it media blasted

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/003-1.jpg

~Chris

match220
11-24-2011, 11:20 PM
nice!

Carolina91GT-S
04-01-2013, 11:52 PM
Also updated these items in post #13 for new paint.

Update 4/1/2013: I have been out of the country working or engaged in other hobbies/activities for most of the last year or so and this has delayed the project but we are currently back on track and ready to work on the car as the weather warms up. The minor stuff turned out to e major once the car was media blasted, previous repairs had been completely blasted away by the media and quite a bit of stuff had to be done. So the paint shop has had the car for literally 2 years while I have been away. I was able to work out a good price deal with them based on the long term nature. Basically, this car is always at the back of the line priority wise. So, they only work on it when there is nothing else to work on at all. an hour or two here and there as time permits. Anyway, I was there today checking up on it and they have made enough progress to make a difference. They have repaired the rotten bottom of body where all the water leaking through the antenna hole and rusted it out. It's skinned and shaped, primered and ready
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Leftrearlowerquarterrotrepaired_zps9ca7b8aa.jpg
So since it was such a problem and I use sattellite radio anyway I had them do a complete antenna delete so the spoiler and body are filled and prepped.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Antennadeletedonspoiler_zps4727bd38.jpg
They have also cleaned up all of the rust in the trunk/spare area and primered that as well
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Sparetirewellprimered_zpsab3f5f39.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Leftrearquarterandinsidetrunkarea_zps61a6a3fa.jpg
The engine bay had some items removed like the battery tray and some other unused brackets and some damaged fender mounts repaired...all smoothed out and primered. I decided not to grind down the seams..too much work and I think it may be overkill.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Enginebayprimered_zps2dfdceb7.jpg
The rear hatch was pretty hammered and the spoiler got he skinning treatment too, they are not attached at the moment, just sitting like this to save space.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/rearhatchprimered_zps6bb01f8e.jpg
The Door trim was deleted and the holes welded closed shaped, skinned, and primered
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Rightdoortrimdeletedandprimered_zps44392773.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/leftdoortrimdeletedandprimered_zps66b2694a.jpg
The new hood was damaged some in shipping, minor really but perfect now
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Hoodperfected_zps3f8fef6d.jpg

Murgatroy
04-02-2013, 12:59 AM
Looks like it will be rather nice when done.

Welcome back.

Carolina91GT-S
04-13-2013, 05:00 AM
Today I received a set of Gen 3 cams to round out the Gen2 to Gen 3 upgrade. That should be everything I need for that. I ended up getting them for $90 shipped from a shop I found over on MR2OC.

Also picked up the windows from the tint shop. I figured that while they were out was the best time to have them tinted.

Final sanding is done for everything except the rear bumper cover which I was trying to replace but there are none available anywhere in the country. Anyone know of a source? My current one is just as good as any from the junkyard...wish it was better. So, once the rear bumper cover is done it goes in for paint. The paint for this project has been ordered and is on the way to the shop.

~Chris

Carolina91GT-S
08-30-2013, 01:57 PM
Finally the car is painted. I still have to get it all back together but I can start work on that within the month. Here are some quick shots of the chassis and parts post paint. Once the paint was dry they moved it back into the shop so it had a layer of shop dust on it almost instantly. The color is a Jaguar factory color called chili, DuPont code CHG. I would say it looks like a candy cinnamon. To the eye it looks a little bit more orange that what shows in the pictures. Between a camera phone, flourescent lighting and dust, the color didn't come out acurately.

So the fire has stopped burning, the ashes have cooled, the phoenix has begun to rise.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Hoodandfenders_zpscf3b6966.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/FDBumperandhatch_zpsffd9fcd0.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/HoodVentRadiatorcover_zpsa6cc8bfe.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Afishianado/Chassis_zps5c5c3549.jpg

Shadowlife25
09-02-2013, 03:09 AM
Looks nice. Glad to see things coming along.