'77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

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'77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby ike44 » October 6th, 2016, 6:48 pm

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Took a tour of the Toyota Museum in Torrance, CA. They have a light blue (or silver? cant remember) one and is was one of the first cars where I stopped and thought to myself "I absolutely need one of those". Took a year of searching for a solid one that had a black interior (not a fan of the tan one) and wasn't trashed with rust or had a dead engine.

This one is mostly original. I think most of the maintenance parts (belts, filters, etc) are aftermarket and the seats were reupholstered at some point. I love the original paint.

As my first old car, I feel like I made a good choice. I've found that these cars (especially in this condition) are quite rare. It could be that all the owners keep theirs garaged all the time because from what I can gather any sort of body parts and anything non-engine related are basically nonexistent.

Just got access to these forums and I am looking forward to learning anything and everything. I was surprised to find out that there are not very many 1st gen Celica communities.
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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby rachuck21 » October 7th, 2016, 5:34 am

Really nice! Keep that original paint even it has blemishes. I put a new "wheel skins" steering wheel leather wrap on mine. Your car for sure deserves one. Welcome to the forum!
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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby neil reid » October 7th, 2016, 7:39 am

Very nice car! In excellent shape. Same color as mine before I painted it black. I had a black one when I was younger and I was compelled to take it to black. Yours looks very well kept, Enjoy!

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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby exodus » October 7th, 2016, 9:48 am

very nice celica!!

i was after that same vehicle too! Glad you got it and glad you are here in the forums!

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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby ike44 » October 7th, 2016, 5:52 pm

Thanks guys. Appreciate the welcome.
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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby Castillo77 » November 4th, 2016, 7:59 pm

Looks great. We need to find other socal members and get together.
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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby Tads74 » December 18th, 2016, 2:23 pm

Hello, I live in Northridge, Ca. I am down to meet you guys.
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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby Castillo77 » December 18th, 2016, 4:08 pm

Tads74 wrote:Hello, I live in Northridge, Ca. I am down to meet you guys.

I'm In Hemet but from Murrieta. If we can get a few people maybe a BBQ at my house?
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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby ike44 » December 22nd, 2016, 3:02 pm

I am down for a meet. Are there regional threads somewhere?
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Re: '77 RA29 New Owner/Member from SoCal

Postby Castillo77 » December 23rd, 2016, 11:28 am

ike44 wrote:I am down for a meet. Are there regional threads somewhere?

I don't think there is. I'll start a post for the socal guys to introduce themselves and say where they are from.
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