Hello from Oakland

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Hello from Oakland

Postby giangd » April 5th, 2017, 11:05 am

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I've been the owner of this 1975 Celica for more than 10 years. 10 years of saying I will get this project done next summer.



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A picture of my 1996 Chevy Impala in its better days. Recently got into an accident that will ultimately force me to get rid of what I thought would be a keeper for life.



With the insurance money, I'm going to get the Celica back on the road. I've had a 1UZ swap idea for a while now. Bought a W58 adapter back in 2009 for 1500+. A bit sad to see how much cheaper an adapter cost today. Recently went to the junkyard during the the 50% sale and got a steering column, crossmember, and tierod-less power rack and pinion off a 1985 SR5 corolla. So the ball is rolling

I've been doing a lot of research for this project and always find myself to this forum that I could not access unless I'm a member. I want to thank a member from celica-gts.com forum, yella81celica, who guided me towards the right people to be apart of the 1stgencelica forum. Also, I don't want to put real names out there, but I guess I'll refer them as the Santos family, for making me a member. Thank you
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Re: Hello from Oakland

Postby 73GTV » April 18th, 2017, 2:55 am

Performance options is a place that you need to stop by in your area, if they are still around , they have most of the technical support, information and parts that you may require. I was recently back in Oakland and failed to stop past that business, so any updates on your build will be great.

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Re: Hello from Oakland

Postby Keo » June 8th, 2017, 10:03 pm

Unfortunately Performance options has closed for now. I know the people are still around the bay area, but the shop is closed. Let me know if you ever want a hand, I'm only in richmond.
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Re: Hello from Oakland

Postby giangd » June 19th, 2017, 9:01 am

That's crazy. I literally was going to stop by today to talk about my project. Any word whether or not this is permanent?

I had my 1988 ST165 celica clutch done here a while back. Did a good job. Good people
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