View Full Version : 1990 Celica GT that has been neglected.

10-06-2010, 06:16 PM
Well, for the first part of this cars life it looks like it was very well taken care of. It seems like somebody slid it under a truck or something and I'm guessing that's when it all went to hell. I plan to use this car as a basic daily driver that I can park at the mall or outside without having to worry about it. I have 2 other cars I regularly drive, neither will see winter and one cannot drive in the rain even. This list is mostly for me to keep track of progress.

List of what's been done:
Fix floorpan from when dumb bitch (last owner) put a jack directly on it
Pull metal back and fix drivers headlight so it can move again
Disassemble drivers headlight and find why it's stuck
Remove dent from drivers 1/4 panel
Fix dim drivers headlight
Replace headlights and fog lights with Silverstars
Replace wipers, repaint arms
Tear out interior, power wash, dry, clean the hell out of it all
Fix fresh air switch ($70 for random parts at salvage yard)
Timing belt, water pump, tensioner, idler pully
Oil pump seal and front crankshaft seal
New drive belts
Flush radiator
Valve cover gasket + oil change
Basic tuneup (Plugs, wires, belt install, fuel filter)
Flush power steering fluid
Replace axle seals
Replace drivers and passengers axles
Front Wheel bearings.
Replace outter tie rod ends
Replace starter
Rear wheel bearings
Rear struts
Drop transmission and crack the case open to get a tool back I dropped in (Clean transmission in the process)
New tires and Alignment
Replaced rod bearings
Replace radiator petcock o-ring
Proper gapping of body panels
Replace front and rear motor mounts
Paint front end

Work needing to be done:
Replace drive axle seal (Passenger side) AGAIN...
Find engine oil leak and reseal oil pan
Replace rear wheel cylinders

Pictures: (Yes I'll post more later)

Driving it two hours home from where I picked it up.

10-06-2010, 07:15 PM
that timing belt was on countdown to failure. cool that your fixing it up tho. keep on goin!

10-26-2010, 02:51 AM
It's on the road again at the moment, gotta update my pricing when I sort the rest of the paperwork out, it's going in for another alignment because they didn't adjust anything in the back like I asked, finish the paint and hopefully I can toss hubcaps on and call it.