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Rickstar22
12-03-2010, 05:51 AM
OK, so this is a timeline of what I've done since February 2010. I picked this car up at a carlot in trade for a '95 Grand Prix and a little extra cash for tax & license....
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/88GTS01Small.jpg
Not much of a looker, but had potential..Not too long after, wheels, tires, and some JDM/Euro goodies were added....
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celitutde007x2.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celitutde005x2.jpg
The inrerior sucked, but I found a person in Canada that had all the stuff I needed to make it respectable...
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/CeliJulyInt003.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celinetrior006.jpg
Some more of the transition...
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/CeliJuly001.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/CelicaCollin003.jpg
Then the lowering project...
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/CeliDrop006.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/CeliDrop009.jpg
Cleaned up the engine bay...
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Tvis001.jpg
A couple months ago, a Jackass ran over my car in the parking lot at work...
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/RickCar003.jpg
Got it fixed, and this is how he sits at the moment, waiting to re-apply emblems...
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/RickCar004.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/RickCar006.jpg
More to come !!!!!
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/CeliBBQ2.jpg

187flatliner
12-03-2010, 06:39 AM
i was wondering when you would start a thread here......its not like the 30 page one over there but hey.......its a start. have you gotten around to appling them emblems yet?


also im headed up on saturday........ did you wanna meet up after work....pm me and ill get back with ya.

Rickstar22
12-03-2010, 06:43 AM
Yea, I didn't feel like moving the whole damn thing over here....lol. As for hookin up, sure... I got the oldest grandkiddo staying the night Saturday nite, but I'll probably be out in the shop for a bit... Off of work at 5, I can have you meet me there if you are around by then...

187flatliner
12-03-2010, 06:46 AM
pm me the address to your work and ill just meet you there. ill be leaving the show around 345 or so.

Rickstar22
01-24-2011, 05:57 AM
Finally got a halfway decent stretch of weather coming, so I got off my duff. I gave him a much needed bath, and re-striped the repair area along with re-applying the side decals....
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celica2011004Forum.jpg
He was very happy....

UtahSleeper
01-24-2011, 04:37 PM
Very clean GT-S. Love to see a car kept looking stockish.

Luni
01-24-2011, 05:10 PM
Those are my wheels bitch!

LOL jk. What kind of wheels are those? Mine are ALT Sevens. What choo got?

Rickstar22
01-25-2011, 04:13 AM
What kind of wheels are those? Mine are ALT Sevens. What choo got?
Motegi FF7's I believe? I gotta look again at the model number... 16x7's...

Rickstar22
01-30-2011, 10:00 PM
Damn weather...Ah, well...Gettin the itch I am....
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celica2011005Forum.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celica2011006Forum.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celica2011007Forum.jpg

RedRkt01
02-01-2011, 01:55 AM
Rick, you have one of the few ST162s I respect. Always looks nice, buddy.

Rickstar22
02-01-2011, 03:04 AM
Rick, you have one of the few ST162s I respect. Always looks nice, buddy.
Thanks !!! It does my heart and pocketbook good to hear...:laugh:... Still thinking about one of those TRD DIN cubbys if you ever dig up one....:drool:

RedRkt01
02-10-2011, 02:18 AM
Depending on what I do with mine you may end up a benficiary............

Rickstar22
03-14-2011, 02:51 AM
Weather sucks !!!! I was bored, so I downloaded some photo editing software.... and did some dinkin around....
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celiwater.jpg
Kinda dorky, but I kinda like the software, and it's free to boot !!!!

Rickstar22
03-28-2011, 01:44 AM
Well, it took a little over a year, but thanks to Flatliner, and an almost 8 hour round trip delivery to me, I finally got the matching front leather seats I've been looking for....
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/Celica032011002.jpg
Not perfect, but nicer than most I've seen... Just nice to have the interior pretty much done now !!!!

Rickstar22
05-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Got one good day of weather in a row !!!! :blink:
The el Nino weather took a toll, but still looking decent....

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Forums/SquareDeuce2011007Forum.jpg

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Forums/SquareDeuce2011006Forum.jpg

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Forums/SquareDeuce2011009Forum.jpg

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Forums/SquareDeuce2011010Forum.jpg

Got to brush up on some of the more advanced paint corrections on Detailing World's forums. Don't want to do a respray quite yet, as the paint still glimmers, just got beat up a little bit.... :mad:

RedRkt01
05-02-2011, 05:39 PM
Do tell what you learned about the paint tips.....

Rickstar22
01-13-2012, 07:02 AM
Been a while... thought I'd throw a few pics in...

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Forums/CelicaJan002Forum.jpg

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Forums/CeliBW.jpg

JWagner162, Flatliner187, and Me at PSTOF last summer....
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Forums/PSTOF11ST162.jpg

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Forums/CelicaJan003Forum2.jpg

Lonestag
01-14-2012, 04:50 PM
Man, I just love the 4th gen GTS Hatchys, any it's great to see one thats been taken care of!

grimmythereaper
01-20-2012, 11:48 PM
very nice :)

black_celicagti16
01-29-2012, 10:57 PM
Great pics Rick!!!

andy
02-08-2012, 03:07 AM
props thats very nice lookin dood!

Rickstar22
04-17-2012, 07:27 AM
Nothing too much going on right now... So busy with work and jobs in the shop afterward, not a lot of time for anything else but eat and sleep. I was getting sooooooo tired of putting front tires on every three months, I decided to do something different. I went from 205-40-16's to 205-50-16's to reduce camber, and lessen the footprint. I kinda like it, no more huge gap in the fender wells, and seems to be a little less bumpy...lol

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/CelicaApr2012002.jpg

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/Rickstar22/Square%20One/CelicaApr2012.jpg

We'll see how well this turns out.......

crymson
04-17-2012, 07:48 AM
Wow, that's possibly the prettiest Gen 4 I've seen.