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Postby darthripley » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:26 pm

even if you just shoot the hatch with primer it will blend in better.
there were a few times i felt like getting rid of the MR2 since the body is not the best on him & needs quite a bit of work.
after shooting the hood & fenders with primer & getting the body kit back on the car i could see some light at the end of the tunnel.

project cars that drag on for years are tough to complete - that's why you see so many for sale that are close to completion but people can't finish them for one reason or another.
i think it takes a lot of mental toughness to gut out a project car & fully restore it to a state where you are pleased.

just a couple of my pennies :)

p.s. ST205's can be pretty, but i gotta agree with Meurz the ST185's looks are superior in my book - can't beat that wide arse 8)
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Postby turbo4wd » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:19 pm

In the US... 185>205..

Right hand drive cars in a left hand drive world are a pain in the ass.. OEM parts, while you can get them - are not the easiest to come by.. Forget about the aftermarket, you would be forced to buy from overseas for any kind of aftermarket parts..

You've got a 185, with a 205 swap, suspension bits, pretty bits, etc.. all it needs is a repaint along with a few other things here and there and it'll be very nice..

In my opinion, considering what you already have, a 205 is not a large enough move up to justify the cost and headaches..
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:52 pm

So I was trying to connect the old fuel line to the new pump bracket and as I was putting it on, I could not help but think, how do I know if it is the damn fuel line that was leaking past the threads and not the bracket lines?

And of course, if I need to replace it, should I go toyota oem or get an aftermarket line.

Thoughts? I am running out of day light!
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:43 pm

Well it looks like rain. I got the fuel pump in the car and the new bracket. I wasted most of my time trying to install the rubber fuel line and ended up rounded the new bracket line some. So I took it off and I will likely put a new one on before installing the pump. I also sprayed the tank cover with some black, so now it looks better.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:03 pm

I checked 1st toyota and the oem fuel line is $50. Is there an aftermarket fuel line I can use instead that is maybe braided or something?
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Postby DeeCee » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:23 pm

are you talking the hard line that runs from front to back? If so, get come copper nickel seamless piping.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:26 pm

The line that comes off here.

The part 23091 in this pic.

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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:52 pm

I ordered a new one from toyota today. Any tips on installing it? Does anything special need to be done to the line before installing it? Or do I just screw it on? The bgb did not rally have anything on it from what I saw.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:32 pm

The parts should be here tomorrow, so I plan on putting the stuff together friday and installing the tank saturday when it is 60 degrees again.

I have been thinking a lot about my spring setup and I am trying to decide what spring rates to get or if I want to start from scratch with my suspension. I am also looking into the part numbers of springs because I think my rear springs might be able to be used for the front and I would just have to buy new rear springs which would save on total cost. I have also been wondering about running the same spring rate all around or higher rears. I have heard good results from the subaru and evo guys with running a higher rear spring rate. I think when I get new springs, I am just going to get new 8kg front springs and go from there. There are some high end coilovers for the evos with the same spring rates so it may have good results.

I figured I would post my old window sticker so people have an idea of what these things cost back in the day.

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Postby turbo4wd » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:04 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:I figured I would post my old window sticker so people have an idea of what these things cost back in the day.


That come's out to a little over $42k in today's dollars..

Its easy to see why there weren't that many Alltracs sold in the US.. People had a hard time justifying paying BMW money for a Celica..
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Postby LegacyofDan » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:51 pm

turbo4wd wrote:
CMS-GT4 wrote:I figured I would post my old window sticker so people have an idea of what these things cost back in the day.


That come's out to a little over $42k in today's dollars..

Its easy to see why there weren't that many Alltracs sold in the US.. People had a hard time justifying paying BMW money for a Celica..



BMW > Celica

BMW < Celica Alltrac

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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:30 pm

So the hose got here thursday. I am pretty sure the old hose was shot. I could not even turn the swivel once it was removed. The new hose is on. I de-rusted the filler neck. I am not sure how man coating it has. I had rust and paint on the top layer then a layer of copper then the main metal. Turns out the rust was just on the surface. I got the grime and such off then put two coats of paint on it. I will give it another couple coats tomorrow.

Tomorrow I will deal with another other surface rust and install my battery tray in the hatch, then I can reinstall the tank tomorrow or sunday depending on how long that takes me.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:36 pm

So things are moving quickly, but I a having a hard time choosing a spot to locate the battery. I don't really want to obstruct the wheel well in case I ever run a full sized spare, but I am not crazy about placing it on the driver side since there is already so much weight over there.
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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:51 pm

I placed mine on the passenger side of the spare tire. It was a tight fit between the hatch plastic and the full-size spare but I got it to fit.
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Postby pit_celica » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:13 pm

please, post pics on how you did your relocation, what wire gauge you use, where you run the wires, etc... I maybe want to do it soon!

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