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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby Redswan » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:45 pm

FC Zach wrote:Big thanks to Redswan for sharing info about which rotors to use in place of ST205 pieces for the 205 caliper install! More info on that here http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=50455&p=469181#p469181, I had searched many threads for information and no one ever shared that info. About two months ago I purchased a pair of crossdrilled/slotted IS300 rotors from RockAuto for a pretty good price to complete my Big brake kit. Previously I ordered a stainless brake line kit from Klue.
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In the mean time I have been waiting on a friend to drill the rotors, he finally got to them today. Starting this week hopefully, I plant to start this mounting these.
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby Redswan » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:47 pm

Oh yeah and what was this roof canoe post I saw somewhere? Ar e you sure you don't need a rear glass/ el Camino mod too?
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:21 am

Redswan wrote:Oh yeah and what was this roof canoe post I saw somewhere? Ar e you sure you don't need a rear glass/ el Camino mod too?


:lol: it's a versatile car, if it were to flip on to water then I'll have myself a boat! :smokes:
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:35 am

msanders2 wrote:
FC Zach wrote:
msanders2 wrote:On the other hand, I don't want to pay someone to come over and slip up and mess up my car. I'm going to do it my self because I know I'll take my time and do it right. Hopefully lol I'm going to practice on some junk cars first lol


My thoughts exactly! The only difference is that I don't have a junk car to practice on. . . I'll be borrowing this tool from a friend that owns a shop (Gage Performance) and has done this a couple times so I'll hopefully be under wise supervision. I'll share any dos/don'ts that I may run into if before you attempt yours.


Awesome! I'll standby


I rolled the pinch welds on the rear quarters today and all went well! Three tools were used: Heat gun, IR temp gun, and of course the roller. This is the exact roller I used:
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The important tip my friend who owns the roller gave me was to heat the area to 120* (I took my time with the heat gun and slowly applied heat to an area to avoid cooking the paint), while using the IR temp gun to get to that temp. I had the tool mounted before this point to prevent the area from cooling if I hadn't already done so. He also told me to take my time by slowly rolling the lip to also help avoid cracking the paint. As the roller does it's thing, you'll need to periodically adjust the angle of the roller wheel and the angle of the arm (by rotating the "pressure screw" to keep adequate pressure on the outer edges of the pinch welds). Once the lip started to roll, I had to adjust the height as well as readjusting the angle of the roller wheel throughout the process. I started in the center of the well, working my way down on each side of the well.

I tested the results immediately after by filling the tank up and taking a long curve as fast as I felt comfortable doing and did it without rubbing! :shock:
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:00 am

CTechBlueDragon wrote:Let me know how the fender rolling goes it looks like I'll be having that adventure soon. It really would be a shame to mess up some 25 year old paint that still looks great other than all the dings and stuff, that don't bother me much, leaving the original paint keeps me from having a heart attack every-time someone door dings it at the store... They sure did a good job on some of these older cars. I guess buying a heat gun is probably a must? I know next to nothing about it so I hope I can learn something from you and the other guys experiences. :shrug:


Important detail I should mention as a disclaimer. . . My paint is not original (was repainted by a previous owner at some point) and although not fresh I would venture to say it's more elastic than 23+ year old original paint. So with that being said, results may vary. . Hope that's not the case but I feel it should be mentioned.
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby msanders2 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:16 pm

Awesome! Glad to hear it went well! My rpf1's will be here tomorrow and I'm getting tires this week or next so I'll be rolling my fenders too! Everywhere I read said heat up to 200* you say you did 120*?
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:25 pm

Yep, just under 130°
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:37 am

I still haven't got around to mounting the 205 front calipers as I've been waiting for a good time to go to my friend's place who has a mill for me to use for the removal of material from the caliper mounting ears but in the meantime I've picked up some coil-overs and 205 rear brakes from a local. Hope to install these soon, pics to come :D
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:02 am

205 rear calipers disassembled and ready for paint.
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:09 am

This took me a while but I finally finished making centering rings for the rotors. I hammered aluminum rings to exactly 55mm OD and honed the center to exactly 54.1mm.
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Painted calipers with semi gloss black hi temp paint.
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And done! (well only after using BFH to mend the dust shield) I finally got to install my new braided lines I picked up from Klue.
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Now to start on the front :)
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:53 am

A couple updates since August. .

Last November I diagnosed and repaired an intermittent engine stalling issue when my Celica left me stranded in a store parking lot. I suspected it was a fuel pump issue but it was in fact a fuel pump relay that cause all my headaches, I was grateful it was this simple and that I didn't have to pull the tank and replace the pump :)
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In December I finally got around to installing fog lights, it bugged the crap out of me that I had a switch hooked up to nothing. While at it I rewired the fog light circuit to function separate from the headlights.
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And finally the long awaited front ST205 brake install. :D
Machined calipers
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Mocked up after machining mounting ears of calipers
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Nice and centered.
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Painted to match the rears
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Next up is mounting my System10 door panels once I find some speaker boxes. .
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:08 am

I had been on the lookout for replacement OZ centercaps for some time since I was down to one. The mounting tabs were breaking off the original set and slowly disappearing. I finally found a set on eBay that arrived today.
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Not entirely sure they'll work for my application but I'll figure it out :shrug:
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:55 pm

They don't fit, I broke one trying to force it in place. . On the hunt again :(
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:56 am

Found some speaker boxes and finally got to install some new speakers as well as the System Ten panels.

Made my own speaker adapters.
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And finally it's almost done, just need a few pieces like the panel inserts to complete.
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Re: My First AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:39 am

On to the rear speakers. .

I had to make slight modifications to use my new speakers. The originals have a square mounting flange as well as a small lip that the edge of the flange rests against on each box. I trimmed this lip off and the speaker was able to sit flush against the box. A few little tweaks to the new speaker flange using a Dremel and done, much easier install than the front!
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My rear tweeter covers have been broken since I got the car, I finally decided something needed to be done with these so after a little brainstorming and experimenting I found a sturdy fix. I cut a section from a Bondo self adhesive body filler patch and welded it in place using an old soldering iron. I used the other side as a reference while bending the metal. Very strong, probably stronger than the original flimsy tabs and it holds the cover in place firmly :)
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Did the same for the opposite side.
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1976 Hercules W2000, oil injected
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