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Exel
01-05-2014, 01:12 AM
I actually got this car back in Feb. of 2013, been maintaining a thread on ToyotaCelicas but thought it'd post all my stuff here as well.

How I got the car.

http://i.imgur.com/zDhsEWPl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XKJmR6yl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yrCGOFMl.jpg

Looks a lot better than it actually was, was dented in a lot of places and the paint was a different color in one area.

A little history on the car:

I originally purchased it with 147k miles, little did I know the engine was going bad, around 150k miles, my engine died. Had a spun rod.

Long story short, she now has a 5A-FE with 30k miles!

Granted, I could have swapped for something better but needed to get on the road ASAP and this was the cheapest option.. for now. ;)

First, let's start with the old engine:

http://i.imgur.com/cAtnruEl.jpg


Here is the new one right when it barely got finished being put in:

http://i.imgur.com/pqVhmkNl.jpg


02-23-2013, 11:44 AM

My lower control arm broke today, went to the junk yard to get one, and it shall be fixed by the end of the night!

Turns our my axle broke, too.
Pictures incoming.

http://i.imgur.com/ai1sqZSl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vTYgJGY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9gV2Bhw.png

03-02-2013, 04:03 PM

Picked up new tires and rims.

http://i.imgur.com/SV4nUYFl.jpg

03-03-2013, 09:41 PM

Changed the seatbelt that the driver side had today, too. Mine was horrible.

http://i.imgur.com/xoAXvnJ.png

http://i.imgur.com/Msy5fKT.png

http://i.imgur.com/qIak0ps.jpg

03-07-2013, 01:10 AM

Picked up an all trac hood. Was in pretty rough shape.

http://i.imgur.com/kekdoUvl.jpg

Cleaned her up a bit.

http://i.imgur.com/ZUSm6Kq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w9Y4w7p.jpg

03-18-2013, 07:35 PM

Picked up another bumper.

http://i.imgur.com/SfgiUlz.jpg

03-19-2013, 11:53 PM

http://i.imgur.com/7LQwkSC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HCasqNA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nGtHXXA.jpg

03-23-2013, 08:50 PM

Picked these up..

http://i.imgur.com/QGmvFRhh.jpg

Also some 6th gen leather seats.

http://i.imgur.com/pmGrbxw.png

03-28-2013, 10:21 AM

This is what I was up to yesterday:

http://i.imgur.com/SIPurYu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/T1rBT2E.png

04-06-2013, 08:37 PM

GTS cluster..

http://i.imgur.com/CnjxZQ0.png

04-13-2013, 02:10 PM

Got new door panels..

http://i.imgur.com/3Rxd0na.jpg

I posted this on here once..

http://i.imgur.com/Wl2lz8cl.jpg

04-17-2013, 08:15 PM

http://i.imgur.com/x0H1g1ml.jpg

Exel
01-05-2014, 01:13 AM
12-18-2013, 12:39 PM

After a few months of not doing anything to my car, it has begun.

I got a lot of things I wanted done to my car this year.

From new rims, to new seats, all trac hood.. etc.

But the list still isn't complete. I'm not un-realistic. I know my car will never be super fast nor will it ever look perfect, but I have this vision in my head as to how I want my car to look and it's getting there slowly.

That being said, it's finally time to paint my car!

What color? Black, of course!

There were / is some small fixes I have to do before I send it off to get painted! (This Friday)

The one major thing I wanted to do was change my trunk and my spoiler for two reasons.

1. The trunk in my car, while it works, was re-welded on there. It had broken and someone welded it. I don't like things half-assed so I wanted to get that changed.

2. My spoiler was also cracked, and on top of that, I didn't really like it. I much prefer the GT and GT-S / All trac one.

Therefore, I'm changing it.

Already picked up the "new" trunk / spoiler.

Here is a picture of it on from last night.

http://i.imgur.com/hwksMTi.png

Here's a picture with the 3-piece completely on.

http://i.imgur.com/2RVCNRk.jpg

And.. TIME FOR A PAINT JOB!

http://i.imgur.com/NHFGY34.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/y2U2Bij.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gzm6pJq.jpg

Exel
01-05-2014, 01:16 AM
12-23-2013, 01:43 PM

http://i.imgur.com/87RXVby.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Y0oh7oy.jpg

http://d.pr/i/Bprt+

http://d.pr/i/XXpT+

http://d.pr/i/kQTG+

http://d.pr/i/MeOA+

http://d.pr/i/oeWN+

AND..

http://i.imgur.com/cmNK2Ho.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ir3Kanq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/RpqJz0f.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ELcjeIe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ms8auDnl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OKeaKJel.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eLx8gZol.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Rfu2Qgc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dx4Ifuh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rKNdec3.jpg

jdm_celica_gts
01-05-2014, 01:40 AM
Very nice! How come you left on the toyota emblem on the back and painted over it?

Exel
01-05-2014, 01:43 AM
Very nice! How come you left on the toyota emblem on the back and painted over it?

Completely forgot about it to be honest.. but it doesn't look too bad I suppose.

UtahSleeper
01-05-2014, 04:52 AM
Good work on making the car better. Looks good.

Exel
01-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Good work on making the car better. Looks good.

Thanks buddy.

bloodMoney
01-06-2014, 07:44 PM
Wow. Great transformation. I love seeing them brought back to life :)

jdm_celica_gts
01-07-2014, 01:38 AM
No it doesn't look bad. I was just curious ha

Exel
01-10-2014, 12:58 AM
No it doesn't look bad. I was just curious ha
Ah, gotcha! :p


Wow. Great transformation. I love seeing them brought back to life :)

Thanks, bud!

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richee3
01-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Wow. Great transformation. I love seeing them brought back to life :)
This. Great progress so far. :)

Exel
01-30-2014, 03:49 AM
I didn't have any nice pictures of my car so I decided to go with le gf to take some.

Here's one.

http://i.imgur.com/32swIrv.jpg