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Thread: 71 Celica

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    This thing is sweet!
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    Rob with an awesome post as always.

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    Are you going to throw a front lip on this thing? it changes the entire look of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiInProgress View Post
    This thing is sweet!
    Thanks!

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    Are you going to throw a front lip on this thing? it changes the entire look of the car.
    Eventually there will be a front lip, and I'm on the fence with flares. Needs more go first though.

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    New shoes day!

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    Looking good! Don't do flares unless you have so much rot that you have to cut the fenders up anyway. Looks like a problem this car doesn't have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSready View Post
    Looking good! Don't do flares unless you have so much rot that you have to cut the fenders up anyway. Looks like a problem this car doesn't have.
    Thanks! There is a bit of rust in the bottom corners of the front fenders, and who knows what the rockers look like under those trims but rest assured flares aren't really in the plan. Gonna get some seat time in at this ride height and decide if I want to cut the the rear springs to lower it some more.

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    Been a long time since an update. Got the old engine pulled and started to do a bit of bodywork.
    First on the list was to repair the old battery tray. Not going to be putting the battery back under the hood though so just trying to make it look like the other side. No fancy tools here, just a hammer, a pair of hands and a squirt gun.
    20170124_153508 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    20170128_151457 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    20170129_155744 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    20170129_155735 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    20170129_171610 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    20170301_200945 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
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    What I didn't tell you on the last update was the plan for the new power plant...
    Xcessive manufacturing AE86 crossmember, with conversion to AW11 manual steering rack, comes with 1" spacers, engine mounts, trans brace/mounts.
    20170124_154131 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    Plus an empty bay
    20170306_114705 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    Minus all this useless junk
    20170312_122441 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    Ready for a BEAMS 3SGE blacktop...
    20170312_122425 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    ... or a test fit at least
    20170312_164643 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    and the only cut I had to do to make it fit... was a lil bit of the trans tunnel.
    20170312_164800 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr

    The bad news... while I was fitting the trans in, a few issues came up. Shifter on the J160 will be way too far back if I use stock mounting locations, oil pan braces are causing issues with the steering rack, header that came with the car is never gonna work with the shaft, and to top it off noticed a hole in the floor board by the gas pedal.... so time to do a lil digging on that.

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    Been chipping away over here... literally. Had a little fun with dry ice, and chipped off all of the sound deadening in the car. Floors turned out to be pretty decent, but there are a few places I need to patch before I continue.
    Started out like this:
    20170314_165444 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    20170314_165452 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    Mixed some isopropel alcohol in with the dry ice and let it sit for 5 mins or so. I ended up smashing the ice into smaller pieces but you get the just of it.
    20170314_175132 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    Kept recycling the dry ice to a different part of the interior and it gave you time to chip out the part it just came out of. The bag in the passenger footwell came in handy for the vertical portions.
    20170314_181234 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    And lastly the carnage I was afraid of. I'll cut these out and patch them up while I'm doing the trans tunnel.
    20170314_191004 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    All said and done this took a little over an hour with the help of my daughter, who thought this was a totally fun science experiment.
    20170314_190940 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    20170318_110539 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr
    And my wife suprised me with a vintage plate. Does anyone know if I can use this if I'm going to daily drive this thing? I seem to recall vintage plates have to have classic insurance on it and that limits you to all sorts of things.
    20170312_201616 by Chad Blixhavn, on Flickr

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