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Masani
12-17-2010, 07:16 AM
My project, 1992 Celica ST (AT180) 214,500 miles.
"So far, Masani is almost as stock as when I got it. I had many plans for this car, but when my job fell through all mod projects screeched to a halt. Then, with my new somewhat decent paying job, the pace has picked up to a slow crawl. The cylinder head that came with the car was extremely corroded and had to be replaced as a number of issues resulted from years of only putting water in the radiator. (Previous owner's mistake) "

What I've done so far:
-Cold-air intake
-Custom HKS exhaust with an Evo X resonator.
-Complete AC delete
-Antenna hole bondo'd
-Lining removed
-Passenger seat removed
-Stock speakers removed
-Center console, glove-compartment removed
-GT-S rims
-2" lowering springs
-Smoked tail, side and signal lights
-Replaced headlights, ultra blue H4
-Engine rebuild (Top end)

Updates to follow...

187flatliner
12-17-2010, 07:28 AM
got any pictures to go along with this story?

Masani
12-17-2010, 08:27 AM
Ya, just have to get the cable for the phone. :P Should be up tomorrow if I find it soon enough. :)

Masani
12-18-2010, 04:16 AM
PHOTOS!

Antenna hole
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/arsenikvein/Celica/media10.jpg
Passenger side dash
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/arsenikvein/Celica/media9.jpg
Cabin from passenger side ( excuse the mess, thnx)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/arsenikvein/Celica/media8.jpg
Partial view (Sorry, Kia in the way. :P)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/arsenikvein/Celica/media5.jpg
Left side - Lower
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/arsenikvein/Celica/media4.jpg
Right side - Lower
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/arsenikvein/Celica/media3.jpg
Trunk - Inside
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/arsenikvein/Celica/media2.jpg
Muffler
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4/arsenikvein/Celica/media1.jpg

Masani
05-01-2011, 11:12 PM
Much progress has been made since I set about fixing up little Masani. So far my monthly ebay bill has averaged about 230 USD a month. Not including purchases made via craigslist and RockAuto.
Well, let's begin...
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/217301_216255868387329_100000087511509_906958_1558 575_n.jpg
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/222395_216256151720634_100000087511509_906959_7083 734_n.jpg
All interior paneling cleaned and painted
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/04301615.jpg
New calipers, drilled and slotted rotors.
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/04301750.jpg
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/04301751.jpg
cold-air intake
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/04301216-1.jpg
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/04301225-1.jpg
headlights replaced
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/04291853.jpg
Smoked taillights
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/media1.jpg
New head, valves, valves springs, cams and so on.
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/05011127.jpg
Smoked signals

Here begins the wrap section..
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/04221537.jpg
Carbon Fiber vinyl wrap of headlights
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/224980_216194661726783_100000087511509_906515_6415 330_n.jpg
CF gas hatch
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/04231322.jpg
CF steering column
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/05011107.jpg
CF instrument bezel
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/Mobile%20Uploads/05011119.jpg
Vinyl interior trim

I've also replaced injector seals, replaced distributor cap, rotor and sparkplug wires, replaced the OEM header, and a few other things. Nothing too huge. As soon as the new seat and motor mount get in, i'm gutting my exhaust, replacing the oxy sensor,
maybe replacing the entire exhaust system.

celica9303
07-29-2011, 06:27 AM
Is that 3m di-noc??

Masani
08-18-2011, 04:49 AM
Is that 3m di-noc??

Yessum

Masani
08-18-2011, 05:40 AM
So, I've been working on designs for my vehicle wrap. So far I have received sponsorship from my work (Pacific Sign and Design) and video game company Majesco. I've gone through three or four drafts and I'm still not settled on a design yet. At the moment I'm going with a half-design, half-Di-noc idea.

First draft:
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/fullproof2copy.jpg
This draft was not received well. It was a simple two-color set up loosely based on a wrap I saw on an Evo X in Dsport magazine.
Draft 2:

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/proof1copy.jpg
This and the first draft were put together using an image of a Celica GT that I pulled off of Google. So neither were a good representation of the final result. Started to use the images provided by Majesco.

Draft 3:
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/carbase2.jpg
I dumped the streaked design and started going for a black-based background. Considering using Blakc Di-noc Carbon fiber as the "black" background layer.

Draft 4:
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/Masani/293416_263373963675519_100000087511509_1127291_811 7192_n.jpg
I found some splatter brushes for CS3. The hood of the car and the fenders are CF, not that you can see them here. Tint now fades from black to red.