Hello from SoCal

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Hello from SoCal

Postby djw » December 11th, 2016, 1:42 pm

Hey everyone. I'm new here. I'm also a new owner of a 1975 Celica GT. It's mostly original and needs some work. It has a crappy yellow respray and some rust (hopefully only surface rust). The gas tank is horribly rusted inside and I don't think I'll be able to reuse it. The seller gave me the gas tank from his 73, so hopefully I can adapt that to make it work in my car. The driver's seat belt sometimes stays locked, and I can't fasten it when it does that. So all in all, I will attempt to get it running and go from there. My dad had a 73 GT, but when I was a kid ('95) it was stolen. Hopefully that doesn't happen to me too.

Looking forward to learning from the more experienced members, and maybe I'll be able to help others too!
My 1975 RA22 Celica GT: https://imgur.com/a/paJob
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby rachuck21 » December 11th, 2016, 2:12 pm

Welcome!
Put up some pics!
Also, put your location on your profile so you can get local help.
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby djw » December 11th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Here's a couple of pics that the previous seller took. It looks good to me in the photos, but when you view it up close in person you can spot all the imperfections.

https://imgur.com/a/paJob

Also the steering wheel has LOADS of play, so that's on my list of priorities to sort out as well.
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby Castillo77 » December 15th, 2016, 11:42 pm

Clean ride. What part of socal are you in?
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby djw » December 16th, 2016, 1:57 pm

I live in Eastvale. My car isn't actually running currently because I'm trying to swap in an RA21 fuel tank (my car is RA22). I'm currently trying to figure out how to wire it, so I'll be posting about that shortly.
My 1975 RA22 Celica GT: https://imgur.com/a/paJob
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby soshweet » December 20th, 2016, 1:27 pm

Welcome to the club. Your new ride looks great. Enjoy the project and keep us updated often.
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby DeadDroneSNK » December 21st, 2016, 12:37 pm

djw wrote:I live in Eastvale. My car isn't actually running currently because I'm trying to swap in an RA21 fuel tank (my car is RA22). I'm currently trying to figure out how to wire it, so I'll be posting about that shortly.


where did you find this car?
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby dsp979 » December 21st, 2016, 2:52 pm

Yeah, where did you get this car? Saw a similar one near me for sale not long ago.
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby djw » December 22nd, 2016, 7:24 pm

The car was in the Albany / El Cerrito area of the Bay area. I hopped on a flight to Oakland to get there.
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Re: Hello from SoCal

Postby dsp979 » December 23rd, 2016, 2:09 pm

djw wrote:The car was in the Albany / El Cerrito area of the Bay area. I hopped on a flight to Oakland to get there.


Yup, that's the one near me. Glad to see it go to a member here.
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