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backstory

Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:14 am

THIS HERES MY PROJECT NAMED FLATLINER......

i wanted you guys on here to know somewhat the history and shyt I've been through.

so my grandmother dies.........DEC. 08'......and my mother inherits a sweet looking 1987 celica st.....with 37,342 miles (original)........brings it all the way back here to Oregon from Ohio.

sry don't have any pics from then......wasn't much of a picture taker....

so my mom gives me the car with 42,203 miles....just gives me IT!.....im like sweet......

just picture this......no scrapes and no rust..(except on one fender) and pretty straight.

i go to Salem one night and i blew the head gasket and cracked the head....messed up rite....so after 1700 dollars work....(didn't have time myself and also the know how)....

so shes running just fine......just fine............till i look down to make sure my CD is gonna make it into the slot.


BOOM!


then this.................!!!!
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terrible huh!....i was only doing about 25-30 mph, totaled for the damage was about 7,000.

BUT THE MOTOR WAS UNDAMAGED.

so i went home and went to craigslist and almost immediately i see the same year and color...also and auto only difference was it was a gt and a hatch........so i went out the next day and took a look to see how similar they really were........

so i paid 400 bucks for a running gt...needed a couple of things...like a rad and a water pump......i ran it on the freeway and maintained it for about three exits before blowing the rad to pieces..(had small crack).

so i swapped in the motor as soon as i got it home...(sry no pics)....and i now have 70,500 miles on the body.............i swapped everything from the suspension to the interior ...lower dash and carpet. i should've kept a bunch more stuff but i didn't have the room.

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ive done some more mods like add a cold air intake.. and have now done the starter mod thingy.
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got some mms 17inch wheels with kumo tires for 450 from a friend.
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some shots before any exterior modding (besides wheels)
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was gonna install the trd spoiler from the 7th gens but i really didnt like the look so i went with a factory one instead....
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had to add some stereo equipment of course
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painted the grill black,
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installed my factory spoiler (which is a different color)
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have installed my custom shorty antenna
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tinted the windows limo (5%) on all but the windshield which was done at 35%
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added 25mm spacers on her

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got some new tread on her
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upgraded to all black interior from a gts i had bought.
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upgraded my lights to ebay crappers with city lights...lol....which now rest back in the box they came waiting......
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went ahead and got some reverse white gauges with blue l.e.d.'s
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was thinking of adding some 5th gen mirrors but something just says wrong for this car.
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added a din compartment under my radio.
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added a blue l.e.d. in my keyring loop
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added my front marker deletes, that i got from rickstar22
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have rear taillight vents coming as well as front euro corners.

heres some recent shots
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so thats it for rite now.
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Last edited by 187flatliner on Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: backstory

Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:52 am

The gt looks good. It looks lowered.

Re: backstory

Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:39 pm

3tcpower wrote:The gt looks good. It looks lowered.



it is...just the front tho...i had to cut the springs but i didnt like the back so i put the stocks back in.......gonna get coilovers soon now that i noe i can use a 90 crx setup for them.

Re: backstory

Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:02 pm

updated first post with new additions.

Re: backstory

Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:36 am

clean 8)

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:20 am

havent updated in about 6 months....soooo ummm here she is.......with some new goodies.....new system, dvd player, cheap steering wheel....new vinyls and such




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Re: backstory

Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:35 am

Good looking ride man ... any plans to upgrade to a 3sgte in the future ?

Re: backstory

Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:26 pm

well......yes and no........this motor only has 80k on it....so i wanna ride it out for a bit but i want to get a vert and put this motor into it and yes 3sgte this hatch, but it will be a bit as i dont have alot of money to go towards that and she is my dd.

Re: backstory

Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:04 am

Good plan .... make a daily out of the other maybe with a know good motor and then build on the blue one .... good luck with the project man. Love the color 8)

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Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:14 am

so i havent been active on here as much as i should,....anyways heres an update on my celica


did a huge maintenance on her this past weekend...got some more goodies.....thanks to all who did help with installing

timing belt
water pump
tensioners
thermostat
new rack and pinion
new axles (both)
new rear drums/pads
new rear wheel cylinders (both)
new tie rods (both)
new lower control arms and bushings (both)
coolant flush
new dizzy
corrected the timing from retarded to BADASS mode....lol
new megan coil overs
new drag dr-41's in pearl white
blue nrg extended lug nuts locking
new hid 8k kit
autopal head light houses
fixed and painted the rear panel (in progress)
sanded and reshot tint on taillights (in progress)
painted brakes black



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shes getting towed here for alignment

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had to custom fit 5th gen celica coilovers on my 4th gen

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a couple of shots of bodywork being done, finally fixed that ugly dent

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finished shots

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so what do you think?

Re: backstory

Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:44 pm

Nice work man ... blue LED ignition key light thing just a bulb ?

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Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:45 pm

Man those Drags look awesome

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:10 am

Those last three pictures look amazing, nice work!

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:38 pm

lowered her some more and went out with friends

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it was windy as shyt and yes im 6'3...dont ask how i get in....lol

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:50 pm

Looks good!
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