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by drummingpariah
November 11th, 2008, 1:00 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Liftback caught my eye
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Re: Liftback caught my eye

I bought a 76 GT Liftback yesterday. Pictures here (since the last picture didn't show up): http://picasaweb.google.com/Jesse.B.OBrien/Kaizen All told, I paid $500 for it and it drove back on its own steam. I essentially showed up, looked around the body, checked that the lights worked, changed the ...
by drummingpariah
August 4th, 2008, 1:36 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Liftback caught my eye
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Re: Liftback caught my eye

He went pretty balls-to-the-wall with it. I'm impressed. I don't think I'd go crazy with a mix-and-match (partly because of smog, partly because I'd rather just have one manual with which to learn rotary engines). Instead I'm going to keep my eyes open for a 13b-REW. Here are the wheels I have on my...
by drummingpariah
August 3rd, 2008, 4:25 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Liftback caught my eye
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Re: Liftback caught my eye

I'm a bit confused... You ask for things to look out for, but it sounds like you don't care much about rust and want to replace pretty much everything else. BTW, a pretty ambitious project, I'd love to see you go through with it. I'd be really curious to see what you do with the interior, assuming ...
by drummingpariah
August 2nd, 2008, 8:44 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Liftback caught my eye
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Re: Liftback caught my eye

It sounds like this Celica has a lot in common with my '73 240z. I'm not afraid of using a welder if the rust does punch through somewhere, and I'm not concerned about keeping the spare tire well stock (I could just weld some sheet metal in its place). The interior will probably end up being gutted,...
by drummingpariah
August 2nd, 2008, 7:06 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Liftback caught my eye
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Re: Liftback caught my eye

Thanks for the reply. This particular liftback looks like it stopped running one day, and the owner never fixed it. It may have been abandoned, sold, impounded... who knows. Assuming it does not run, I think I'll make an offer of $400 or so, and go from there. My plans would then progress to getting...
by drummingpariah
August 2nd, 2008, 3:43 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 37
Views: 171340

Re: Welcome

Well hi! I haven't purchased a 1st-gen yet, but am in the market and want to do a bit of research first. I come from a versatile automotive background, with Datsuns and Hondas and domestics all thrown into a parts pile and sometimes even making them work together. It's been fun, and I'd like to turn...
by drummingpariah
August 2nd, 2008, 3:39 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Liftback caught my eye
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Liftback caught my eye

Hey guys and gals, I'm looking for a little advice. I browsed around the forum a little looking for a list of common problems or things to look out for when purchasing a 1stgen. I've always liked the look of the 1stgen Celica (everything after it... not so much) but couldn't find any here in Cali at...