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Hello All!

Postby crankine3 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:38 am

Thanks for activating all pending accounts admin even during the email thing!

I am a former 6th Gen Celica driver. I've had to shop for a "new" car for a little while, and I wanted to go with convertible, ABS, and OBD2, and I was teetering on 96+ 6th Gen Celics and 1rst Gen Solaras. At an auction, I purchased a very used 2001 Solara SLE Convert with 250K and lots of problems. But it is a project car! Through guidance from this forum and a bit of Toyota Nation, I have accomplished a few of my tasks, but I have a laundry list of things I need to do. I have no detailed documentation on the car unfortuneatley, so I am assuming the worse for many things. For now, the drive chain is great, it is mostly comfort and aesthetics at this point now.

Timing Belt / Water Pump (done)
New really good tires (done)
Hub Berings (done)
Top Weatherstripping / realign top (done)
Engine mounts (done)
Headlights blackout / hid / fancy crap (in process)
Megan coilovers / lower about an inch (in process)
New speakers all around (in process)
Amps / custom sub in that space between backseat and strut towers
High amp alternator
Front rotors / brake pads all around
Fancy pants "Android" head unit / DVD
Seat warmers
Convert interior to black and tan
brushed aluminum trim to cover black plastic and fake wood
New upholstery all around
paint and body every panel
expand exhaust / muffler
supercharger (dreaming! probably will replace the engine when/if I do that)

I am expecting to take a year and a half to do all this or more, with me doing most of the work in my free time. While this is a DD, I live close enough to work where I can walk if I don't finish a project by the start of a week. I'll keep ya'll informed as things go on, and I'll get a pic up once I get it lowered in a week (or whenever it isn't freezing outside).
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Re: Hello All!

Postby 1gSE » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:04 pm

welcome to the club
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Re: Hello All!

Postby dinoxor » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:39 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Hello All!

Postby Solarasian » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:42 pm

welcome to sg.
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Re: Hello All!

Postby GzNutz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:46 pm

Welcome.
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Re: Hello All!

Postby crankine3 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:47 am

Thanks all ya'll. I am having fun catching all the how-tos and such that were only google searchable previously.
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Re: Hello All!

Postby crankine3 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:46 am

So, what do we need to do to be able to post to other forums?
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Re: Hello All!

Postby DSM_Lara » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:44 pm

As we say in Hawaii "E Komo Mai" Image to Solaraguy.
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