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New member from Stockton Ca

PostPosted: March 25th, 2015, 10:24 pm
by HoCarina1973
I came across this forum from googling about my 1973 Toyota Carina I just got. The previous owner didn't take car of her. I'm new to fixing cars and thought this site would be a good learning tool. I emailed the site administrator, but with no luck. I wanted to nag the site admin. I have patience, so I bought a Haynes repair manual. Something about 80's supra rims appealed to me. On Craigslist was a person parting an 80's supra. Up for sale were rims. I texted the 916 number. It was a great deal. And he claimed to be a reputable person in the sac car community. I know nothing about toyota subculture. Then he texted me his name.....it was Mike. I recognized the name immediately and sent payment thru PayPal. Not only did I pick up my rims, he got me the membership for this community! Very Cool and knowledgeable guy.

Hoang Ho

Re: New member from Stockton Ca

PostPosted: March 26th, 2015, 7:22 am
by Santos
welcome ti the forum , it was great to meet you yesterday , enjoy the site and please ask questions , these people on here put me to shame , they know their stuff, ill see you soon sir :2thumbs:

Re: New member from Stockton Ca

PostPosted: March 26th, 2015, 7:43 am
by HoCarina1973
here are pics of my carina, it needs a lot of work. i was depressed when a local body shop qouted me around 13K for just body work and paint job. then Mike said, "screw it, the heart and soul of the car is the engine!" i couldn't justify all my money going to the body. i know its important too, but somethings gotta give. enjoy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132159631@N04/16748668888/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132159631@N04/16750137709/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132159631@N04/16748904710/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132159631@N04/16936339545/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132159631@N04/16910406116/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132159631@N04/16313944784/in/photostream/

Re: New member from Stockton Ca

PostPosted: March 26th, 2015, 3:48 pm
by 73GTV
Take your time and invest slowly in your parts, get your rebuilding info and pick a point to start. You have a rare item now so your efforts will justify dollars spent. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Re: New member from Stockton Ca

PostPosted: March 26th, 2015, 6:59 pm
by slowmo
Welcome aboard. It looks like you have a great start!

Re: New member from Stockton Ca

PostPosted: March 26th, 2015, 9:23 pm
by mrm76gt
The body doesn't really look THAT bad. I'd get another quote. I've seen much worse, hell, I've had much worse. lol

Re: New member from Stockton Ca

PostPosted: December 29th, 2016, 9:48 am
by 13jwg
I also own a 73 ...it's an automatic but it's still fun.... :ohyeah:

You can check: rockauto.com, NAPA, toyz-unlimited.com ...for parts....also eBay

Happy New Year :cheers:

Jerry