New from Boston (77 RA29L )

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Liftback01844

New from Boston (77 RA29L )

Post by Liftback01844 » April 25th, 2012, 7:33 am

Hey Guys ,

Hope all is well.... I went looking to get into a rebuild of some sorts and went to the local salvage yards looking for an Acura/Honda to play with and ended up finding a 1977 GT Liftback that was buried at the end of the lot next to some RV's. Could not believe what i was looking at!!! Grew up around my uncles owning and modifying Celica's ,Supra's , and Corollas so I new right away this was a no brainer and had to take it home asap!! I felt like i had found a treasure in the bottom of the ocean :D

Its in really good shape, Runs and drives pretty good, 4 Factory wheels and 4 Supra wheels as well. All original parts are present and in good condition except for the back bumper. Owners manuals and tape deck manual were in the glovebox. Interior is missing fuse box cover and shift knob , and the best part is that i found a For Sale sign inside the car with a phone #, decided to call it and it was the Original owner if the vehicle!!! Daily driven till 2010 and sold it to salvage yard cause of personal reasons.

Plans are to restore neccesary parts and body and will update as i go
Hope to interact lots more here on 1stgen and learn the love that enthusiast have for the celicas :2thumbs:
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Re: New from Boston (77 RA29L )

Post by 73GTV » April 25th, 2012, 8:50 pm

Liftback01844 wrote:Hey Guys ,

Hope all is well.... I went looking to get into a rebuild of some sorts and went to the local salvage yards looking for an Acura/Honda to play with and ended up finding a 1977 GT Liftback that was buried at the end of the lot next to some RV's. Could not believe what i was looking at!!! Grew up around my uncles owning and modifying Celica's ,Supra's , and Corollas so I new right away this was a no brainer and had to take it home asap!! I felt like i had found a treasure in the bottom of the ocean :D

Its in really good shape, Runs and drives pretty good, 4 Factory wheels and 4 Supra wheels as well. All original parts are present and in good condition except for the back bumper. Owners manuals and tape deck manual were in the glovebox. Interior is missing fuse box cover and shift knob , and the best part is that i found a For Sale sign inside the car with a phone #, decided to call it and it was the Original owner if the vehicle!!! Daily driven till 2010 and sold it to salvage yard cause of personal reasons.

Plans are to restore neccesary parts and body and will update as i go
Hope to interact lots more here on 1stgen and learn the love that enthusiast have for the celicas :2thumbs:
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Update your location, from Boston is ok in the post but take the time to show your pride in where you are from.. :2thumbs: :2thumbs: :2thumbs:
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Re: New from Boston (77 RA29L )

Post by faffi » April 25th, 2012, 10:24 pm

welcome, cool LB
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Re: New from Boston (77 RA29L )

Post by ChristobalRocks » April 26th, 2012, 12:39 am

Nice find! I'm in Bedford. :)

Welcome to the board.

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Re: New from Boston (77 RA29L )

Post by Im jhun_hapi » April 26th, 2012, 7:47 am

did you ask the yard if they put it in the system that the car is salvage? if not maybe u can talk to the owner if he can write you a bill of sale or something for u can register it on ur name without having a salvage title. im jst thinkin out loud dont know if its possible or illegal.. anyone have thought??

Liftback01844

Re: New from Boston (77 RA29L )

Post by Liftback01844 » April 30th, 2012, 7:04 am

Thanks Guys ... Will update my profile as soon as I get a chance :2thumbs:

@ jhun_hapi .. car was never entered into the system and the title is clean as a whistle .. Thank God :cheers: and thanks for the concern..

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Re: New from Boston (77 RA29L )

Post by slowmo » April 30th, 2012, 4:11 pm

Nice find. Those are hard to find in your area. Love the louvers.

Welcome aboard!
77 Celica Liftback GT -- 20r engine with weber 38dges, LC Engineering header, electronic ignition retrofit, 14x7 supra wheels.

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