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locker
01-27-2011, 12:33 AM
Hey,
Been a member here since the site first open a few years ago but stopped posting after I sold my first celica and been lurking every now and again. The site keeps telling me I need to post so here I am.

I currently have a 1990 turbo 4wd Celica that I've owned now for almost 3 years. Her name is Allie the Alltrac and she's nothing ridiculous but I love er. so far she's got 3 inch turbo back exhaust, CS bumper with FMIC, megan racing coil overs, twm short shifter and a set of OZ wheels.
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Hookecho
02-03-2011, 02:30 PM
Yeah, you should post more.

Siyx
02-03-2011, 05:55 PM
She's purdy :D

Luni
02-03-2011, 06:50 PM
I remember you locker. You donated to my engine fund!

ChrisD
02-05-2011, 11:09 PM
well welcome back!

locker
02-12-2011, 06:59 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys,
Luni are you still running that same st185 motor in the MR2. (why i remember that I have no idea)
oh.... and some exciting news for Allie in the mail is a AEM EMS :)

genericly
02-12-2011, 07:36 PM
Welcome back! Got any more pics of Allie? Preferably a profile shot? I'm trying to convince my girlfriend something other than black rims wouldn't look too bad (She's the one with the sense of style, I on the other hand would be happy driving anything - but you know convincing the better half is most of the battle).

locker
11-21-2014, 04:49 PM
So as per usual I haven't posted in a few years. Lots has happened in life and with the car since my last post.
Shortly after my last post I found out I was expecting my first kid so the car took an almost 3 year nap. In that time I decided that since I'd been "trying" to build a celica for close to 15 years It was time to do it right this time. A full blown restoration was in order. This project is a combination of 3 cars. The white one pictured above who's frame was rotten, a 94 for drivetrain and JDM car.
Here is a quick photo montage of the progress.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/mackul/DSCN1970_zps20e099e8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mackul/media/DSCN1970_zps20e099e8.jpg.html)
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http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/20140917_162547_zpse5xioab6.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/20140917_162547_zpse5xioab6.jpg.html)
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/20140917_162200_zpsl3rh2kke.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/20140917_162200_zpsl3rh2kke.jpg.html)

So that is sorta the deconstruction of the body. Sandblasted and the entire body is CRAZY solid. Not a spec of rust left on it. It then was epoxied and off to the body shop. There I had the door moldings removed. Shaved the antenna and rear wiper and decided for color to go with Lexus LFA "whitest white" I love this color. No pearl just simply the brightest white I've ever seen.
Here are a few of the pics of the body work and a few of the parts that have since arrived at my house.
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_193620_zpsv4s9e2lk.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_193620_zpsv4s9e2lk.jpg.html)
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_192101_zpsibkffy0f.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_192101_zpsibkffy0f.jpg.html)
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141019_104729_zps6qlt7wvc.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141019_104729_zps6qlt7wvc.jpg.html)
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_222052_zpsrbtmjmqy.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141119_222052_zpsrbtmjmqy.jpg.html)
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The Chassy should be back at my place in the next few weeks then it'll be time to start putting everything back together. I'll be starting by putting the drive shaft, exhaust, brake/fuel lines and rear subframe first then working on the wiring harness and putting the interior back together before touching the engine.
Since I figure most will ask about Motor and power goals those are a work in progress. Timing and money will play a big factor here with regards to when it finally comes out. The only thing I've fully decided is that the 3rd gen motor wont be installed until the internals are built. Forged piston's etc. I wont put a motor in that I would want to pull out later after spending so much on the body. I can always upgrade the turbo later.

Thats all I have for now. I'll be posting up progress as the car starts coming together.
Sorry for the long post!

tuner4life
11-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Holy crap, this is serious! Nice work. Welcome back! Stick around this time.

locker
11-21-2014, 07:25 PM
Holy crap, this is serious! Nice work. Welcome back! Stick around this time.

Thanks man.... been a long process to get here and I'll make sure to keep the updates coming.

Shadowlife25
11-21-2014, 10:03 PM
Welcome back and congratulations on the child. Your progress on the car looks great. Nicely done.

MCcelica
11-22-2014, 05:34 AM
I'm going to be going down the same road here as soon as I can. Keep the montage and narrative coming. Post more!

locker
11-24-2014, 04:41 AM
I'm going to be going down the same road here as soon as I can. Keep the montage and narrative coming. Post more!

The full tear down is fun! I went through at least 1 full roll of painters tape labeling everything as well as about 2 boxes of zip lock bags for all the hardware so I could label everything. I just hope I can remember where every little gromet goes when i put it all back together....

Quick update.
This weekend was spend cleaning and painting a few parts in anticipation of the shell arriving. progress was slow but the gas tank, drive shaft and few random parts are now painted with POR 15 and looking pretty good.
rear subframe should be out for sand blasting and painting before weeks end and ready for the shell when it arrives in the next 2 weeks.
I have lots of little things that take way more time than you think they should to take care of along with cleaning to make room for the car. I can't tell you how much I want the car to get here just so I can get things off the ground and attached to something!

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141123_232714_zpsuoshmts7.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141123_232714_zpsuoshmts7.jpg.html)
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141123_232741_zps26np5o9l.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141123_232741_zps26np5o9l.jpg.html)

MCcelica
11-24-2014, 11:59 AM
The full tear down is fun! I went through at least 1 full roll of painters tape labeling everything as well as about 2 boxes of zip lock bags for all the hardware so I could label everything. I just hope I can remember where every little gromet goes when i put it all back together....

Haha, I started with a partial teardown. Project has been sitting for so long that I lost basically all my ziploc bags. I mean, I'm sure they're still out there somewhere. So when my shell disappears for paint? First project will be cleaning the garage and looking for baggies of bolts.

Nitro_Alltrac
11-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Looking good Very nice work.

locker
11-30-2014, 09:59 PM
Today was the big day! The car is home!!!!!! The paint looks amazing! There is still a bit of work to do to clean up the engine bay but that is going to be left until the rest of the car is put back together.

Here are a few pics.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_105508_zpsfbeoemqv.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_105508_zpsfbeoemqv.jpg.html)
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_105518_zps81p6udu7.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_105518_zps81p6udu7.jpg.html)
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_105529_zps2xfgzbk7.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_105529_zps2xfgzbk7.jpg.html)http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_110001_zpshz9a5ezd.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_110001_zpshz9a5ezd.jpg.html)

Nitro_Alltrac
12-01-2014, 12:39 AM
Looks great!

Shadowlife25
12-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Very nice. You are lucky to be able to do this kind of restoration.

locker
12-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Thanks guys. I got excited last night and got the interior wiring harnesses run. Gotta go out and get some clips to secure it everywhere though

Luni
12-01-2014, 10:44 PM
Holy shit.

Runner up for better than Princess when its done.

DAMN!

MCcelica
12-02-2014, 01:48 AM
So many sweet builds going on right now. I'm stoked for all of them.

KoreanJoey
12-02-2014, 08:06 AM
This is awesome.

locker
12-02-2014, 04:26 PM
Holy shit.

Runner up for better than Princess when its done.

DAMN!

Who is this princess you speak of? I saw reference to it on your project as well

4thgenceli
12-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Who is this princess you speak of? I saw reference to it on your project as well

Leave.

Now.


You dare ask who Princess is....

tuner4life
12-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Some say you don't really know Princess until you've seen her in person.

Murgatroy
12-02-2014, 07:42 PM
Others say she is the polar opposite of Chaos...

KoreanJoey
12-02-2014, 09:16 PM
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?41128-The-evolution-of-Princess-56k-OMG-no!

Luni
12-03-2014, 12:25 AM
All we know is. Shes called the Princess.



http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z220/92benzman/DSC_0044_zpsa7a2bb2c.jpg

locker
12-03-2014, 12:43 AM
wow! shes purdy.. I really like the white rpf1s

MCcelica
12-03-2014, 01:04 AM
wow! shes purdy.. I really like the white rpf1s

Dude, you gotta look at the whole thread that Joey linked to. Consider it motivation.

Luni
12-03-2014, 01:13 AM
I think theres more detail in the Dutchess build thread actually.

locker
12-03-2014, 02:17 AM
I just went through that entire thread and that man knows how to do shit right!

MCcelica
12-03-2014, 06:08 AM
There's nothing quite like seeing that car in person, man. Seriously, the pictures don't do 'er justice.

locker
12-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Quick Update.

The car came home on Sunday and so the rebuild has officially begun. Its a slow process as almost all the work is done after my daughter goes to bed so I basically get a couple of hours here and there.
I decided the best place to start was laying out the wiring harnesses. I haven't tied them down as of yet as I want to make sure everything is laid out correctly as well as I know I'll need play in the dash harness to get everything in. One big reason to start with the harness was they took up a large amount of space in the garage and its something I'm quite short on.

I know this doesn't seem like major progress but its nice to know its moving in the right direction. From here I'm going to start at the back of the car and move forward. I'm hoping to have the hatch put together by the end of the weekend as well as a few other small items like the door trim etc.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141203_092002_zpsszzpnzdu.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141203_092002_zpsszzpnzdu.jpg.html)
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b569/mikelock2/Mobile%20Uploads/20141203_092022_zps2m94m65s.jpg (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/mikelock2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141203_092022_zps2m94m65s.jpg.html)

Luni
12-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Gotta start somewhere man. Wiring harness seems the first step. You should start a build thread and reserve some spots for pictures and documentation like Cappy did with Princess. I can tell you, if you keep going at the rate youre going, and you are as meticulous about your shit as he is, your car WILL be cleaner than Princess (I know, blasphemy) as he didnt tear his down as far as you have).

locker
12-03-2014, 08:28 PM
Thanks luni! I'll start a project thread this week. Gonna be a fun couple of months... More like year. Lol

Shadowlife25
12-04-2014, 08:32 AM
Wiring harness is a great place to start.

If you have the cash and you aren't in a mad rush, I would recommend doing sound deadening at this stage since you have a clean shell.
I would recommend BTX deadener (Butyl based instead of asphalt based and works REALLY well) and Ensolite over top.
This combination will net you luxury car levels of deadening without too much added weight in addition to the sonic benefits if you choose to do a stereo installation. (Stock or aftermarket)

ENSOLITE (http://www.raamaudio.com/ensolite-iuo-peel-and-stick-14-sq-ft-per-running-yard-3-per-pack-of-bxt-ii-recommended-absolutely-the-best-foam-on-the-market/)
BXTII (http://www.raamaudio.com/raammat-bxt-ii-bulk-pack-20-sheets-37-5-sq-ft-real-automotive-sound-deadener-best-there-is-for-the-money-period-please-click-to-see-product-description/)

OR A full PACKAGE (http://www.raamaudio.com/package-1-20-sheets-of-raammat-bxt-ii-37-5-sq-ft-and-3-yards-ofensolite-iuo-peel-and-stick-41-625-sq-ft/)that is decently discounted and plenty enough to do the whole car.

And if you REALLY want to go the extra step you can sleeve your wiring harness to further protect it since they are a no longer available part from Toyota.
I would source sleeving materials from a seller called FURRYLETTERS on E-Bay.

Best of luck and looking great so far!

locker
12-04-2014, 06:30 PM
Thanks man. That's stuff looks pretty cool

Shadowlife25
12-05-2014, 04:03 AM
It works fantastically well too!

I bought the package deal and did up my neighbors '56 Ford pickup with it. Thing sounded like a giant tin can in an echo chamber when you closed a door on it before.
Now it sounds like a new luxury car. Dead quiet and very solid. You can get verification on that from Brian and Luni, they saw it when they were out here last.

The package deal should be enough for your car. The trick is to only apply the BXTII where it is needed. So you tap on the body and if it sounds "hollow" or "tinny" you cut a small square of it (I used 4"x4" squares) and apply.
Just do it this way and you will use it where it is most effective and you won't just be throwing your money away or adding a ton of unneeded weight.

Then once you finish that part, you go over EVERYTHING with Ensolite. That stuff is like magic. Very pliable and compresses easily and easily doubles the effective noise reduction of the BXTII alone.

For the wiring harness stuff just remember that if you get the basic nylon sleeving, you will want to use a hot knif (actual tool not just a heated knife blade) to cut it so that it doesn't fray.
Then follow this up with heat shrink tubing. I typically use a 3:1 ratio tube for the first seal around the sleeving and the harness and then follow up with a 2:1 ration over top that is color coded, but that is just aesthetic and not necessary for something like this. ;)
I might color code or label tag certain important ECU wires for future reference, but again, that is just something that might be of use in the future and nothing that is necessary to have your harness be more well protected.

If you need a hand with anything let me know. Luni a good at that stuff too, even if he won't admit it. :D

- Mario

david in germany
12-05-2014, 09:02 AM
Locker, a huge welcome back man! I really like what you are doing, the car is going to be amazing!

And +1 to what Mario said! Take advantage of the naked shell and get the sound deadener in there! It will also help with diagnosing engine and drive train issues in the future because you will not have the body rattles and groans from normal road noise to contend with.

Shadowlife25
12-05-2014, 09:41 AM
It really is the best time to do it. Especially since he doesn't have all that nasty carpet batting mucking it all up in there. :D

How terrible is it that the first thing that came to mind was "You really should deaden it now. Because reasons. Oh, and TUNES!" LOL!

locker
12-05-2014, 01:35 PM
Thanks for the tips guys!
David! Been a very long time sir!!!! Glad to see your still part of the Celica world.
This Ensolite stuff sounds amazing! I really do want the car to have a relatively quite interior as once completed the car will really just be a pleasure cruiser. Wife, kids and work mean I will only get to drive it a few times a week if I'm lucky and it'd be nice to be able to hear the kiddies in the backseat instead of just my exhaust.
I'm spending some time this morning trying to find a local retailer as the shipping from RAAMaudio is almost as much as the product itself!

METDeath
12-05-2014, 02:08 PM
Oh, failing having a hot knife, you can use a pair of GOOD scissors and a lighter to melt the nylon.

david in germany
12-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Oh, failing having a hot knife, you can use a pair of GOOD scissors and a lighter to melt the nylon.

How about a hatchet? ;)

Luni
12-05-2014, 09:59 PM
I just pull out my penis and zap it.

For real though, you should do SOME sound deadening while youre at it. That would the the tits if you did it all. It would be so goddamn nice in there!

Shadowlife25
12-07-2014, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the tips guys!
David! Been a very long time sir!!!! Glad to see your still part of the Celica world.
This Ensolite stuff sounds amazing! I really do want the car to have a relatively quite interior as once completed the car will really just be a pleasure cruiser. Wife, kids and work mean I will only get to drive it a few times a week if I'm lucky and it'd be nice to be able to hear the kiddies in the backseat instead of just my exhaust.
I'm spending some time this morning trying to find a local retailer as the shipping from RAAMaudio is almost as much as the product itself!

Yeah I just remembered you are in Ontario. *sigh* shipping will be high, unfortunately.
Pretty sure Rick over at RAAM might be willing to try to help you out with that if you tell him your situation. He is a really nice guy. I don't think they have any 3rd party resellers for their products though.

I will say though, that having used a load of other deadeners over the years the stuff from them is the best performing combination with the least weight added for the money.

locker
12-10-2014, 07:09 PM
So after much searching on the interweb as well as getting some local pricing on sound deadening products I just said fuck it and spent the money and ordered the package from RAAM auto. When it comes to livability of the car being cheap doesn't really make sense. Plus when you really do the math it represents less than 4% of the total cost of the chassy work. lol

Considering what I'm building the car for and what it'll be used for, spending a little cash on this makes total sense.

Shadowlife25
12-11-2014, 06:51 AM
I know you will be really happy with it. :)

Again, if you need any advice come install time, just give a call or PM. I can give you my phone number if you need it, though it is fairly self explanatory.

BXTII:

Starting out, I would do a simple wipe down of any surfaces that you plan to adhere product to so that everything is nice and clean. Do this using something that will NOT leave a residue.

Next, spend the time to pre-cut your BTXII into smaller squares. I went with 100mm squares in my last install but that was in an old truck with large flat planes.
In your case, I would go with 75mm squares and perhaps some 25mmx75mm strips for odd areas. It is incredibly important that you make CLEAN cuts.
You don't want the foil face to have any jagged edges as you will be laying the Ensolite over top of everything. I purchased a pair of large industrial grade scissors cheaply on Amazon.
If you have Harbor Freight out there, you can find some there as well. The idea is that you do not want to use a normally serviceable pair of scissors for this since they will get dulled quickly.

Buy a rubber or wooden roller ("Dynamat" roller) so that you can get the material fully secured against your surfaces. This really helps and is an indispensable tool for this job. I prefer the rubber one.

If you have access to a heat gun with variable settings, borrow one. Use it on the low heat setting and use it sparingly to make applying of the BXTII easier on you since it is cold weather now.
Be gentle when applying the heat, think of it like you were applying heat to vinyl. Gentle. If it comes down to it, you could perhaps get by with a hair dryer.
The general idea is that a bit of properly applied heat will allow you to get the best seal against the metal surfaces in the car with the BTXII possible and save your elbows in the process. ;)

Find your "hollow" or "tinny" spots with diligence and apply the BTXII sparingly. I know I mentioned it before but this is a situation where less is more in regard to effectiveness.
After applying, test your immediate and surrounding areas again to make sure you have the coverage you want. Continue this until you finish with the BTXII.
Don't forget to apply to your outer door skin as well since you can get a lot of resonance from here.
Also, pay special attention to the transmission hump and the firewall, these areas are already factory deadened, but they can stand some more and they also lets in a load of heat.
The foil surface of the BXTII will alleviate this to a degree. Same goes for the trunk pan.

ENSOLITE:

Moving on to this step, you will once again want to clean the foil surface of your BTXII using something that again, will NOT leave a residue.

I would recommend starting with door panels for the Ensolite application since you want to cover the entire door minus the locking mechanism, screw holes and the speaker opening.
To do this, it will serve you best to make a template using cardboard. You will only need to do this once as you can simply use the other side of the template for the opposite door.

DO NOT APPLY HEAT to the Ensolite if you are using a heat gun, you will burn it. Only use the roller to get it to adhere.
If you see that it is not adhering as you like, you CAN apply some heat to the foil face of the BXTII or the metal surface of the car body.

You can make a template for the transmission tunnel as well since it has an odd shape and the Ensolite comes in a solid sheet so it is best to cut once and cut properly.

After the doors, apply to the firewall area then trans tunnel and then rear sections and flooring.

Lastly, pick up some nice felt material and a small bottle of high quality adhesive and a disposable brush. Apply the felt anywhere that major panels meet so that you won't get any friction noises.
The Ensolite helps with this a lot, but they use felt from the factory on many of the major sections like the dash, the undersides of the plastic runners, the inside of the door cards etc.
It is a great "extra step" toward restoring all of the factory touches that will make a great difference in the end and it is a reasonable small investment of effort to do.

I am truly excited in seeing your progress in all aspects of the restoration!

All the best,
- Mario

locker
12-11-2014, 12:21 PM
Thanks Mario... Really appreciate the walk through

Shadowlife25
12-13-2014, 06:11 AM
Anytime. Really excited to see it progress. :)