LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:09 am

ok so that definitely worked, thanks! Now... im stuck once again haha, how on earth does the sunroof come out? Basically i just got the headliner off and out and now theres the little headliner section for the sunroof left and nothing that i can see to unbolt. Couldnt quite figure it out so i moved onto the exhaust and got about 1/2 the midpipe section off and the whole downpipe is loose and ready to come off too I just cant slide it off the studs because its too close to the oil filter housing *Woe is me* haha. So i figured id goto the passenger door and attempt to get the latch to work (hasent worked at all yet) its definitely something inside the latch assembly which i also couldn't get to yet so i just detatched the latch so i can open the door. Power steering reservoir is out and all the top fluid is drained as well. Plan for this weekend is to have the full exhaust out including DP/ turbo assembly/ exhaust manifold and the rest of the midpipe. Been a decent night, time for more beer and R+R haha.

PS: Only good thing about not having heat in the garage in the winter is my beer stays oh so cold :)
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:26 pm

Went to town a little more on the engine bay and front end, ill leave this one short and let the pics do the talking for you all :)

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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby UtahSleeper » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:11 pm

What did you use to cut up the exhaust? I am about to remove my exhaust and one of the PO's decided it should all be welded together as 1 piece lol.
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:41 pm

if you look in the 2nd pic from the bottom in the drawer youll see my new toy :). Its a Skilz (?) sawsall 9 amp i got from lowes for like 79 bucks? Picked up some metal cutting tips and cut though it like it was butter. I had to take the wheel off on the passenger front to get a good angle at one section but that was the worst of it. 2 cuts and it just fell right out. I hacked out my AC lines and tranny cooler lines with it too as i dont plan on putting the AC back in and im also buying a new aftermarker tranny cooler prob from mishimoto cause the lines on those one are all fubar anyway.

Made some more progress, ABS brick and lines are all out up to the p-valve thing and the block over there. I plan on replacing all the brake lines as well so im just hacking and bending this stuff out.

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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby alltracman78 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:11 pm

I don't think it was the prep or how I applied it; everything was stripped, degreased, sand blasted, recleaned and then sprayed with the zinc spray they have. And I applied it strictly by the directions [with a brush, I didn't spray].
Did this in the fall/winter of 05, car did a decent amount of sitting in a gravel driveway [in eastern Ma] til it was totaled in early 09 [only got like 10K miles in the 3 years], then sat in the same gravel driveway til late 11 when I finally stripped it down.
When I did EVERYTHING that I had painted had rust on it. Entire rear, brake calipers, some parts of the body.
My stainless steel Aussie exhaust rotted away too, so it was somewhat of a torture test.

It's also so hard to remove if you want/need to and so expensive.

Someone else mentioned noxudol; that is exactly what I was thinking of when I recommended a rubber/wax under coating; I just couldn't remember the name at the time.
That is what Toyota used on the recall for the spare tire carriers. Excellent stuff, and is relatively easily removed if need be. But still expensive.

As for how I got the oil in my rocker panels, I removed the rear plastic panels and poured it through the holes.
I also removed the door sill panels and used the clip holes to pour in there.
If your drain holes are working correctly you'll have oil dripping out of them, so be aware where you're parked while you do it and a little while after.
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:29 pm

So i didnt get the engine and tranny out yet. I need to either borrow or buy a hoist atm but the engine is definitely ready to come out. Did a little more work today and finally with the assistance of a 2 ft prybar i got the exhaust manifold, turbo, downpipe full assembly out of the car. Also came by another decent rot spot on the front end by the drivers side wheel well (i wire wheeled this down and blasted it with some rust paint to try and save it till i can get there to replace the metal), passenger has some in the same spot but not as bad as the driver side. Here are some pics to update you all...

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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:57 pm

Sorry for the lack of updates guys, ive hit a few snags so far. There was a member on here that was suppose to get me original sheet metal from a all trac he found in a junk but hes not replying to my messages anymore so im pretty sure hes given up (ive given up on him actually supplying them at this point). The other snag is a engine lift, I would like to purchase one and am just waiting for the right deal at this point. If anyone local has a hoist they would let me borrow for a few weeks it would allow me to get the car stripped completely. Biggest let down is that im back at fabricating the panels as NO ONE has panels for these cars anywhere (unless i can find a junk 90-93 celica of any model, putting out APB if anyone knows someone local to NH that has a junker sitting around. Only need the metal so i dont care if the engine or the tranny are in a million pieces or missing completely.) Car at this point sits pretty much 95% stripped, just need to take out the front axles and rip out the engine/ tranny. I plan on doing alot more this spring but my garage has no heat so working on it in the winter has deemed itself a challenge cold wise (been a very cold winter). Ill try to keep updates going, any help anyone might have is always appreciated.
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby Sifu » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:32 pm

Check your local car parts store; they usually rent these out for a fee (returned when dropped off at the store). Otherwise you could always buy one. I got mine from Northern but I know Carquest and Napa sell them. Shouldn't go for more than $150 and if you've dropped everything at least twice I'd advise just buying one because you. Won't have to keep renting or borrowing it. Just be careful because everyone will want to borrow it.
Also it wouldn't hurt to grab a winter heater. I grabbed one from Norther Tool as well for $120. It runs on kerosene. If you do buy kerosene try to get the less smelling version. A little more $$$ but at least it doesn't keep you in the clouds.
Also great work so far. I miss working on mine.
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:46 pm

yea i have considered a heater, but ive already decided to put that money to a permanent heating solution for the garage (just wont be getting it this year). Im adding a zone on the furnace for the garage, just need to seal up the garage a bit more. Ive also considered renting (for 1 day a local place is charging $100, NO THANKS!) Ill wait and buy one for 130-150 or so, i figure sense i wont be working on it really till spring time ill wait till then to actually buy one and see if I can borrow one for free until then if it happens to come up.
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby Sifu » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:27 am

If you wrench at all you can never have enough tools. Get as much as you can. But having an engine hoist is great, until It's borrowed a hundred times its one of those tools you just can't think of living without.
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:49 am

hehe im way ahead of you man, its about the ONLY tool i dont have other than maybe a sheet metal break and a few sheet metal tools i need to get (havent done much body work quite yet). I would say i have over $5,000 in mechanics tools not including my tool box :). Ive already built a couple cars from the ground up (this is not Littlemissalltrac, this is her boyfriend btw). Ive just always had access to a hoist so never needed to buy one. Just bought the new house and a trip to Jamaica so the hoist needs to go on hold for a bit (i dont like to buy the first cheap thing i see come along).
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby Mr Alltrac » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:14 am

Looks like the legacy needs bath ha.
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:56 pm

Yes haha the legacy does need a both (it got one shortly after) we have been getting pelted with snow storm after snow storm. I keep it as clean as possible, its 1 of 3000 made limited GT Spec.B model (STI in a legacy body)
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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby littlemissalltrac » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:08 pm

Its my daily driver, some car porn for you all...

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Re: LIttleMissAllTrac's ST185 (1992)

Postby N8wrx » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:14 pm

PS: ill try to post under this name now (this is littlemissalltrac's boyfriend) So i dont need to use her account anymore.
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