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Bempa´s Celica ST165 -89

PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:11 pm
by Bempa
Hello everyone.

This is my Celica i bought unseen as a forgotten project car.
ImageDSC01485 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

As you can see it´s been a 5 star hotel for the rats the last couple of years.
ImageDSC01474 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

The smell in the car was awful! I cleaned the interior three times with all the strong stuff I could find! The smell went away! ..... For one day! Then it was back again! Decided to replace the whole interior,
A nice surprise beneath the carpet was the lack of rust :D
ImageDSC01494 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:10 pm
by 88gt4DE
Welcome ! Nice project , exterior looks nice. Prol had rat pee in the carpet. Good call to dump it. Good Luck with the project and keep posting pics ! 8)

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:58 am
by Bempa
Well I think it was more than just rat pee in the carpet, I bet it was most kind of rat body fluids in that carpet, I have never smelled something that bad in a car! :cry:

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:22 am
by Bempa
The guy who sold the car told me that it would run if I just put a battery in, tried that one! Of course it did not start.
Could not hear the buzzing from the fuelpump so decided to drop the fuel tank for a change.

When I finally got the fuel tank down after som wrestling with rusted nuts&bolts I could take a look at the fuel pump, It was not a pretty sight.

ImageDSC01443 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

Took a peek inside the tank, think I need to replace it later, but that will be later.
Badly rusted inside, this car has been sitting still for many years, and this is one of the results after that

ImageDSC01445 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

After the fuelpump change the car started and run. :D

I must show you guys the level of repairs from the previous owner, I have found some very interesting repairs but this one takes the 10,000 dollar price

When i opened the hood that hose repair between turbo and intercooler got me curious!
ImageDSC01433 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

So I cut trough the duct tape to see whats going on. this is what I found!
ImageIMAG0166 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

It´s a TOILET PAPER ROLL!! :shrug:

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:08 pm
by my3sgte
O man! :doh:

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:15 pm
by underscore
That TP roll is a combination of fantastic yet horrifying.

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:01 pm
by Bempa
Well it's a creative repair, but really stupid. A new OEM hose is $100, need to find either a used OEM or another solution.

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:47 pm
by underscore
It shouldn't be hard to find an aftermarket coupler in the right size for cheap.

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:27 pm
by 88gt4DE
Wow ... just wow. Yeah go aftermarket on the hose. My fuel tank looked the same way. After searching everywhere for one I sent it to a company in MD and had it re-done. $500 bucks but comes with a lifetime warranty ... and they had that thing back to me in 2 weeks flat ... info on my project build somewhere ....

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:16 pm
by Bempa
Issue with turbo hose is solved for now, got a ss pipe with silicone hoses to connect to IC and turbo and a blue BOV. That will do for now because that´s what I found in the garage. Need to make it look OEM later on. I do not like it when you can see that it´s not OEM. But this car is supposed to be on a budget so can´t buy everything new.

Here´s some pictures with old-new interior.
ImageIMAG0167 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr
ImageDSC01500 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

Ohhhh.... I really need to clean the carpet where the pedals are, and the pedals! That look dirty......


These little bastards always seem to be broken in the Celicas! Lucky that they are not that expensive.
ImageDSC01508 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:46 pm
by Awesome-Trac
Do they still sell the clips for those door lock covers?

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:56 pm
by Bempa
Yes they do.

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:03 pm
by 88gt4DE
Bempa wrote:Yes they do.



Please post a part number if possible cause I work at Toyota and I've never been able to find those suckers ...

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:05 pm
by 88gt4DE
Bempa wrote:
These little bastards always seem to be broken in the Celicas! Lucky that they are not that expensive.
ImageDSC01508 by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr


Why do these look so small in length ?

Re: Bempa´s Celica ST165 -88

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:55 pm
by Bempa
ImageDoorBezelClips by Benny_Gustavson, on Flickr


Thats a view from Microcat, I dont know if you have same EPC as here in Europe. But it´s under fig nr. 67.03
and part numbers is 90468-04124 and 90468-04125.

Its the bezel for passanger side, maybe thats you think it looks so smal since the one on passenger is smaller.

I also used to work for a Toyota dealer here in Sweden, did quit maybe 6-7 years ago and went on to V.A.G cars and then some other works. But it´s still Toyota in my heart, I currently own 5 Toyotas :twisted: