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Chassis => FWD => Topic started by: The Chazzman on February 25, 2015, 08:09:48 PM

Title: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on February 25, 2015, 08:09:48 PM
Good day, all! I just recently acquired a '96 Celica and my brother-in-law, Errin immediately directed me to this site! This isn't my first Toyota and I doubt it will be my last! I hope to see some of you out there!
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: twincharger on February 25, 2015, 10:51:01 PM
Welcome aboard..

My wife had a 97 celica convertible.

Fun little cars.

Let's see it.
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on March 16, 2015, 05:22:48 PM
Wow! Sorry it took so long to get back. Lost track of time working on this thing. I'm trying to attach a photo, but apparently its too large. :( Just replaced the valve cover gasket set and pretty much every hose involved in the power steering system. Thing was just oozing oil and p/s fluid, but not anymore! :)
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: twincharger on March 16, 2015, 09:57:07 PM
You don't upload pictures here...

You just link to them.

Upload them to Photobucket or other photo storage site, then in the text of your message, put the link between {img} and {/img}.

{img]http://cosmetic-candy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Silly-cat-image-by-mgcampbell-on-Photobucket.jpg[/img}

(http://cosmetic-candy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Silly-cat-image-by-mgcampbell-on-Photobucket.jpg)

Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on March 17, 2015, 04:26:29 PM
Got it! Thanks! She's kind of a work in progress. Just replaced some gaskets, the spark plugs, boots and wires and just about every hose related to power steering and she doesn't leak anymore and no more check engine light! No I have some gunk to clean off the engine, a couple belts to replace, then I need to locate a bumper, turn signal, the two inside headlights and some seats and she will, mostly, be beautiful again!

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w6/Chuck_Broadwater/Car/Celica%20Front_zpslbcnimzk.jpg)[/URL]
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w6/Chuck_Broadwater/Car/Celica%20Rear_zpsvazsv5xc.jpg)[/URL]
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w6/Chuck_Broadwater/Car/Celica%20Engine_zpsh3d7nxju.jpg)[/URL]
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w6/Chuck_Broadwater/Car/Celica%20Interior_zpsxofmbo0p.jpg)[/URL]

Well...obviously some body work and paint will be needed as well...
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: SDSK on March 17, 2015, 07:51:52 PM
What's wrong with said bumper and inner lights??? They all look fine to me. Maybe just some paint but that's all I see.

Are the inner lights plastic? If so why not just restore them?
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on March 17, 2015, 08:19:38 PM
That's because I took the pic from her good side. On the driver side, the bumper is cracked pretty badly. Kinda hangs off and won't hold that rubber grommet around the headlight properly and the turn signal doesn't even exist anymore. The driver side inner light is all rusted inside and there's a hole right in the middle of the passenger side inner headlight lens. No operational problems, but I want her to look her best!
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on March 17, 2015, 08:51:12 PM
The crack is pretty bad, I'm assuming a previous owner nailed something.
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w6/Chuck_Broadwater/Car/WP_20150317_001_zpsjd1dlmxy.jpg)[/URL]

I might have been a bit overdramatic when I said, "right in the middle," but it looks like it melted, maybe?
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w6/Chuck_Broadwater/Car/WP_20150317_002_zpscldnipvu.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: errin on March 17, 2015, 09:16:05 PM
some duct tape and bubble gum should do the trick on that.   ill be honest i have  rocked way worse, with pride.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/pts/4890509264.html

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pts/4876184600.html
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on March 17, 2015, 09:20:47 PM
I actually don't doubt that! Thanks, I've been eyeballing that grey one, but its been up there forever. Suppose it couldn't hurt to text him. Hadn't seen the one in Florence yet. Good looking out!
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: SDSK on March 18, 2015, 10:00:17 AM
Oh wow you weren't kidding lol. Photo angles are awesome lol
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on March 18, 2015, 09:39:01 PM
So yeah, I celebrated prematurely. Looks like the p/s pump is leaking. So, I  got a new pump and am going to try to set aside some time to change it tomorrow. Fun!


I was really hoping I would be able to find a video for replacing it, but there doesn't seem to be one...think I'm going to have to tackle this one through the wheel well. FUN!
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 19, 2015, 07:13:33 PM
I grew up watching Rally on TV and playing Gran Turismo.   Castrol racecars are all cool. 

These cars are cool, look like they are a pain to work on...   but are cool
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: haymaker on March 19, 2015, 09:07:44 PM
alternator is easy to replace
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on March 20, 2015, 12:43:04 PM
I've been pretty much all over this thing now and honestly, I've come across much harder cars to work. But that p/s pump does kind of worry me. I always hate having to go through the wheel well.
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: twincharger on March 20, 2015, 05:20:02 PM
Use jack stands, and be careful if you have to pull on anything.
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on March 25, 2015, 07:56:54 PM
Its done! Power steering now works swimmingly!
Title: Re: New to the forums!
Post by: The Chazzman on April 15, 2015, 09:11:29 PM
So I got REEEAAAALLLY bored today and decided I would play around with my bumper which, hopefully, I will be replacing this weekend. Trying to get in a bit of paint prep experience since I've never painted any part of a car and I know my odds of finding a white ST204 with matching bumper are pretty slim. I thought I'd remove the badge, sand it down, pull it off and find something creative to do with it to make it look kinda different until I replace it and I wound up stopping at this just cuz I kinda like it...I know...didn't get very far. Lol
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w6/Chuck_Broadwater/WP_20150415_005_zpsmgakp9l1.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/Chuck_Broadwater/media/WP_20150415_005_zpsmgakp9l1.jpg.html)
I'm really shocked by how stubborn all the gunk and paint beneath the emblem were...I was just sanding and the design just stayed there...must have been meant to be. For now.

I'm planning on doing a hardcore j-yard raid this weekend. I'm not worried about finding parts for that fucking Chrysler, those heaps are everywhere. I am worried about finding parts for the Celica. The Phoenix PAP site lists a '94 in their inventory as of 4/10, anyone been in there recently? If so, have you seen if it is still there? Does it still have a front bumper? Also, aside from that import yard right down the street, any other yards you'd recommend combing through? Thanks.