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by vervepipes
November 25th, 2013, 6:05 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New member: Michigan FR-S/+ To be Celica
Replies: 7
Views: 11840

Re: New member: Michigan FR-S/+ To be Celica

I prefer liftbacks myself, but the '77 coupe looks to have the best body and would have the larger engine compartment, plus it has louvers and the GT emblem is still there in the grille. Black seems to hide a lot in pictures so it could be deceiving. If you have to replace basically everything on th...
by vervepipes
July 20th, 2013, 6:23 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Just got a 77 celica LB but somethings not the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 18717

Re: Just got a 77 celica LB but somethings not the same?

Not very hard, there's always a few people parting out a car on the for sale board here. I wonder where the seats come from as well.
by vervepipes
July 13th, 2013, 6:10 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica
Replies: 31
Views: 30398

Re: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica

Is the flat black paint covering up shoddy body work? Those missing vents can be difficult to find since they become so brittle. The 4 speed in the red one can easily be replaced with a 5 speed from numerous sources, not too hard to find a cheap tranny to stick in there.
by vervepipes
July 11th, 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica
Replies: 31
Views: 30398

Re: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica

That one looks like it's in fantastic shape. The liftback in your earlier post, I could see being in the 3500-4000 range. For the non running one, 1500 max, but location determines prices
by vervepipes
July 11th, 2013, 4:04 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica
Replies: 31
Views: 30398

Re: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica

I'm not sure how the vinyl roof's trim is held in place, I don't think it was like that from factory? The Liftback looks very nice. Without a baseline price to negotiate from, who knows what he considers low ball
by vervepipes
July 10th, 2013, 4:30 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica
Replies: 31
Views: 30398

Re: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica

Probably the worst spot for rust I've seen in people's builds has been under the wiper cowl, other than that the rest is typical areas to look for. My build is going to involve motorcycle carbs. I still haven't built my manifold yet because I seem to be moving every 6 months lately and haven't settl...
by vervepipes
July 9th, 2013, 2:26 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica
Replies: 31
Views: 30398

Re: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica

That one really doesn't seem that bad. Look around at some of the threads bringing these cars back from the dead and you'll understand. Incidentally, I had an '87 CRX as well and it was one of my favorite cars. Not very fast at all but the very short wheelbase made it fun.
by vervepipes
July 9th, 2013, 6:56 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica
Replies: 31
Views: 30398

Re: Hopefully a soon to be new owner of a Gen 1 Celica

If you want to build one from ground up, keep an eye out and you'll see some much lower than that. I got mine for $200, needs one of everything but like you said, thats the fun part.
by vervepipes
June 29th, 2013, 6:05 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New Guy from NH, With a Ra24 Ex Rally car!
Replies: 6
Views: 7543

Re: New Guy from NH, With a Ra24 Ex Rally car!

The car has some neat history. Are you going to restore it as the rally car or a clean slate?
by vervepipes
June 24th, 2013, 8:05 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: NEW - RA28 Eleanor Tasmania
Replies: 3
Views: 7285

Re: NEW - RA28 Eleanor Tasmania

Welcome aboard, I think we saw this one listed a little while back, it sort of stands out
by vervepipes
June 24th, 2013, 8:04 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 6987

Re: Hi

Welcome aboard, looks like she still has a good shine
by vervepipes
February 2nd, 2013, 1:18 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: hi jim from australia
Replies: 3
Views: 4434

Re: hi jim from australia

Welcome. I've had mine almost a year and I've only refinished the headlight buckets and ordered loads of parts, indeed they take time!
by vervepipes
January 9th, 2013, 11:50 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: new celica owner
Replies: 2
Views: 3597

Re: new celica owner

Welcome aboard, lots of parts available new and used, take a look in the classifieds. Off the top of my head there's toysport (groupb on here), toyheadauto, and of course ebay. LOTS of used parts, Santos is a big contributor of those. If you edit your profile with your location, and your signature w...
by vervepipes
January 9th, 2013, 2:14 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: TEXAS RA24
Replies: 10
Views: 13810

Re: TEXAS RA29

Welcome to the screwed up roof club, my car was rolled decades ago and was pretty much re sculpted with bondo, which is currently all falling out. My solution is the purchase of a cut off roof from a parts car. Lots of work, but I see it as the best option.
by vervepipes
December 25th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: New member in NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 7082

Re: New member in NJ

beautiful. I've always been a Toyota guy too. My first car was a 1988 Tercel 2 door sedan, my first project was a 1984 Tercel 4wd with a 3A/4A hybrid, had a '96 Camry for a while, now I have a '77 Celica GT and I'm picking up an '87 supercharged MR2 in the new year. Love my Toyotas, especially that ...