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Looking for some insight on an OLD School Toyota...

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Kuneff, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Kuneff

    Kuneff [OP] Carpe Diem

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    I am hoping to own another Toyota Tomorrow. a 1974 Celica GT.

    The car is in amazing condition. Flawless interior and TOTAL Rust Free body.

    Does anyone know of a GOOD informative message forum for those First Gen Celica's? AND does anyone know of any companies that make aftermarket parts for them?

    I wanna keep this car 95% stock. My thoughts are to ditch the luggage rack and side moldings, smooth everything out with a fresh paint job (probably Speedway Blue), a slight suspension drop with some nice wheels... Keeping the rest of it stock...

    Any insight/help/advise would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

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    I visit www.CelicaSupra.com evey once in a while.

    I don't know if ToySport is even around anymore.

    We had a '77 ST 4-speed until my brother was hit head on by a drunk one bright shiny morning.

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  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    BeefTaco

    BeefTaco WESTern Alliance: NORCAL COAST

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    Cool I am a big fan of the old Celica's I had a 72 with an 18R-G motor and a 74 with an 18R-GU motor. Cool cars for sure wish I still had the 72 what a blast I did a partial restore on it. I have a friend I will hit up you he has and old school cressida he shows see what he has to say.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Kuneff

    Kuneff [OP] Carpe Diem

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    ^Awesome... Let me know if he has any insight..


    I will check for those other forum if tomorrow goes well, I will be the new owner of a 74 Celica GT with 3k miles on the ticker...
     
  5. Apr 9, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    I have no information or insite I just know those are some sweet little cars and I am envious of you sir if you get it.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    you suck! I want a first gen Celica so bad. except i wouldnt keep it stock. that bad boy would have a 2jz in it.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    There are alot of sweet old school toyotas on eBay and most of them are on the Left coast...

    Marc M
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    Here's one site :cool:
    http://toygarage.com/index2.html
     
  10. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Kuneff

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    I am now the proud owner of a 74 Celica GT with 2951 miles. :D I will be cleaning it up in the next couple days, getting all the dust off it and posting pics soon... :D
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    2951 miles??!? Original miles??!?!

    You suck!

    No, seriously... what a find! Congrats and have fun with it.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    no seriously, you do suck! :p

    Wait a minute... did you finish the Black Beater? I don't think you can legally have two projects... you better give the Celica to one of us.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    tinker toy... is that a super duke in your pic? im drooling.:eek:
     
  14. Apr 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    yes sir that is my Craigslist treasure. Thanks, your drool is much appreciated... or something like that. :confused:
    But of course you have now pointed out that I also have more than one project and have made my previous post invalid... damnitall!

    :D
     
  15. Apr 18, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    EH HEM! BUMP for pics!
     
  16. Apr 18, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    working on it more today... Getting it all shined up then I will post some amazing pics... :D
     
  17. Apr 18, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    311offroad

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    a buddy of mine used to have a celica all trac... awd turbo. pretty cool little car
     
  18. Apr 18, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    ^ I always liked those also...

    But this one is a vintage classic... :D
     
  19. Apr 18, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    OK, I can't wait... Here are the pics from Last Sunday... I threw a jump box on it, started it up, and drove it home. :D Here are the dirty pics... :D

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  20. Apr 18, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Damn. that car is a museum piece. I did get a chuckle at the exhaust pipe. Could Toyota have possibly engineered a worse looking method of anchoring it? You have an AWESOME find!!!!!!
     
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