dude nice 76 love.
i thought i would start a progress thread on my project car, a twincam 1976 celica.
ive owned her for 9 months, brought it interstate in not great condition, and in a horrible shade of purple.
since then, ive stripped it repaired the smash in the front it had from purchase, pulled the engine out, gave it a freshen up, sprayed the engine bay black. tuned the side draughts, cut out all the rust (there was lots) reshaped body lines that had been bogged over (for whatever reason who knows) picked up a set of 15X8 Impul Promesh's and the car has just been pushed into the spray booth to be high filled, primered and painted in Mclaren Orange.
the idea behind the car is to modify it, whilst staying true to the 1970's in japan, simple fun is the ultimate goal, you know, 1970's fun, light, twin carbs, slidin round corners fun
the engine is in quite good condition at the moment, running nicely and the 18RG has enough poke to not be boring. so i plan on getting her reliable and neat, with everything sorted bar the engine, then in 6 months once i have some more dosh(bodywork has sent me broke ) pull it off the road and build a more serious engine. anyway, pictures are worth a thousand words so thanks for taking a look at my thread! i hope i can provide an interesting read! pics are out of date by a few weeks. camera is broken.
the colour vvvv
ive always loved these cars.. nice example and keen to see the outcome... my mates got a silver one with MA61's but only with the 18rc.. How does the 18rg go?
Yes! A build thread I will be watching this, from what you've said it's going to turn out awesome!
well enough, its not a rocket but its puts a smile on my face every time i here it chug into life and its got plenty of torque. a heap better then an 18RC everyone should get one!! in 6 months time ill aim for 90-100 kw atw, which isnt loads but itll be a fun reliable figure i think, they can be made quite light aswell, standard they seem to be about the 70kw atw mark, depending in if its a G/GU/GUE (mines an 18R-GU)
love these old celicas. so tough looking.
alrighty! update time! started painting this weekend!! did the insides of all the panels, which came up really nice, the rest should be done within the week. heres a shot of the inside of the boot, kudo's to my girlfriend for taking time off tafe work to finish prepping the boot for me!
looking hot mate!! liking the colour choice man same colour as my ra28 lols. Dude i think u left some chrome bolts for me ages ago sorry if its not you ey but if my memory serves me right its you lols thanks heaps for them im yet to use them but will soon for the guards of the ca22!!! loving ur build up should look sweet when completed i bet you cant wait man!!
thanks man! yeah its a very similer colour to your ra28! yeah man that was me! glad to here they were what your after and heck yeah i cant wait! its been 10 months since i started working on the car so im really happy to see it all coming together now
hurry up with pained pics loving the colour of the boot
sweet man so next classic celica cruise this baby will be ready and tearing up the streets mate.
keep the updates rolling man love these old school celicas they fricken rock!!!
aaaah, maybe? haha, im hoping to have it registered by january, as long as no unexpected breakages/repairs come up (likely) rego is really expensive as im 19 and have a horrible driving history, but we'll see, i want to have her at dubbo this year
Ra23 are the best shape, gets u the best front (ra28) and best rear (ta22)
Looks like a nice project
That orange looks very similar to the old 'CLKWRK' boosted ra23
A build thread with 4 pics booooo haha