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by poutanen
June 16th, 2014, 8:18 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!
Replies: 12
Views: 20970

Re: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!

FYI - Since the last post I've done a fair bit (no pics to post at this point). I've stripped the interior expect for the dash, removed all the sound deadening material, and am ready to sandblast all the rust on the inside and start welding new metal in. I also picked up a MKI Supra rear axle to thr...
by poutanen
May 21st, 2012, 8:56 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!
Replies: 12
Views: 20970

Re: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!

Thanks guys! Had good luck with the el-cheapo Princess Auto welder. Basically recreated a flange on the header from scratch. Started her up and she sounds tons better! Let it idle for a while and there was a minor coolant drip. I found the hose to the overflow bottle was blocked, and one of the seal...
by poutanen
May 21st, 2012, 8:49 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!
Replies: 12
Views: 20970

Re: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!

toyboyracer wrote:ummm... You need to phrase things better there - I blew cola out my nose reading that ! :lol2: :lol2:
:banghead2:

WOW! I think I was a little woozy last night when I wrote that! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by poutanen
May 20th, 2012, 11:06 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!
Replies: 12
Views: 20970

Re: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!

Yeah that's exactly what I'm thinking... I've done some pretty heavy work on cars, but it's all the little details that would make a full restoration take forever. I've been reading a blog about a guy that's been doing one for the last 3 years. I bought this car to drive it, not work on it, so I'm l...
by poutanen
May 18th, 2012, 8:40 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!
Replies: 12
Views: 20970

Re: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!

that 77 body seems to be in fairly decent condition from the pic. are there major rust spots? i like the wheels also. Thanks man, there is a dent in the rear quarter that looks like it was hit with a baseball bat, the lower part of the rear hatch is rusted badly, and the rear part of each rocker pa...
by poutanen
May 18th, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!
Replies: 12
Views: 20970

Re: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!

Here's your answer... :cry: lol

Smiley's seem bloody expensive here, so I'm thinking about going with fibreglass smileys.

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by poutanen
May 18th, 2012, 9:10 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!
Replies: 12
Views: 20970

New to the Forum, NOT new to old celicas!

Hey all, figure it's time I post in here... at the moment I've got a '77 RA29 that I'm starting to restore, but my history with old celicas goes back a LOT farther than that! In 1997 when I was 16 I got my first car, an '82 Celica GT-S. I joined up with celicas.org on the old OCC mailing list long b...