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Donut in Stockton! 209

Discussion in '8th Gen' started by cBass, Dec 7, 2011.

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    cBass buffalo bell lover

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    So yea I'm bored here in web design class, I'm pretty much done with my work and i need to kill 2 hours so i will start my own thread of the progress of my corolla, i still got a but load of things to do. So the story of the corolla starts like this...
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    I think around late 2002 my dad bought this corolla new from the dealers ship that still sits in Stockton, I don't know that much detail since I was only 9 I believe.

    He used it for work, from Stockton to the bay every weekday, at least putting in 100miles a day, car reached 100k and my sister turned 17 and got this car, then my dad bought a 2.4 cavalier 2002.My sister put in 20k and hit a pole on a parking lot while trying to park and the whole passenger side was messed up.

    The car was siting in the drive way and I just wanted to drive so I drove around the age of 15 like I had my license nothing had happen to me for over a year.

    After coming back from my girlfriends house around 3am i was doing about 100mph on i205, no one on my left or right nor oncoming traffic. Next thing you know i see a car coming very fast and then BAM red lights....I felt like shit, I told him the truth and he said he wont tow the car but I had to call both my parents and have them take the car at 3am...my dad just told me I'm young and I will not be young forever and my mom just yelled at me like the normal Hispanic mother she is. I turned 17 1/2 and I got my license!

    A month later as I was involved in an accident, some drunk guy was driving his big pick up truck, suspended license and taking his kids to school and when he is exiting the freeway he does the turn too short and crashes me. My windshield broke, hood was like a spoon, bumper was cracked and broken, passenger side lights all messed up and radiator and fan bent but working. Car was considered totaled but when me and my dad went to go see it at the towing yard the engine still turned on and the car was drivable, insurance payed my dad for the car and the car was given back to us.

    Me and my uncle took over fixing it and this car has been through many stages. [IMG]

    The day we took it out of the towing yard we replaced the windshield, hood and lights.
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    My uncle gave me this body kit on my birthday
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    The after damaged
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    primered body kit
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    The day i primered it.
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    I wish i had my older photos of the corolla and the day of the wreck but my house was broken into and my digital camera was stolen, i still got aton of things to do...

    --Done--
    Exterior:
    Painted car
    Hybrid 01-02/05-08 front bumper with oem fog lights
    Toms side skirts
    Bomber (Bomex) rear bumper
    Molded TRD fiberglass spoiler on trunk
    Clear corners with black housing headlights
    Clear corner rear lamps
    MR-2 Wheels 15x6.5 front and 16x7 rear

    Engine bay/exhaust:
    K&N air filter
    Ported exhaust manifold
    NGK iridium spark plugs
    HKS Muffler with Magnaflow resonator
    Painted plastic cover letters red
    Painted engine bay flat black

    Suspension:
    Installed Stagg struts with TRD lowering performance springs
    TRD Strut bar
    6th gen Celica rear disc conversion

    Interior:
    LE interior swapped to S Charcoal black
    Celica 7th gen front seats Blue on Black
    Celica 7th gen rear view mirror with self dimming and compass
    Converted non-folding rear seat to 100% folding rear seat.
    Red and blue LED cluster with all red LED dash
    Pioneer 6.5 speakers all around
    Pioneer head unit
    touring edition gauges


    Need to do, future?
    Engine swap to something with less miles
    New wheels
    New windshield
    Manual conversion

    Here is how its sits...
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    More pictures can be found over at my facebook page.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.160283550695187.35941.100001406289829&type=1&l=eb58e8462e

    and excuses me for any misspelling...
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    drunk driver with kids in the car? what an ass that dude is
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    yea apparently thats what the police report said, i had to pay .50 to get the 14 page report. im still with my lawyer trying to get money from this guy and its been over a year
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    so whats next.
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    I was suppose to paint it some blue and get some trd rims but now im leaning to get some white rims to go with the blue paint....its been pretty cold here in stockton, 3 days straight 28. So i cant paint it inside my garage and i was thinking about maaco but know all these guys are saying they are crap.

    and when i get the money from the accident, hopefully by the end of december i will buy a cheap corolla S manual to swap the interior and transmission since the last guy in SOCAL decided not to sell me the stuff.
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    man i know how that accident stuff goes. my other rolla got wrecked in aprol. april 16th. but i bought a new one. back at square one. and white rims are tuff. somebody told me about plastidip which basically paints over anything. primed or now. now im lookin for ways to increase my horsepower without engine swapping (too expensive) and winters comin so ima need some tires
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    2 accidents and still rolling, i just cant get rid of this car, ive been through so many good times with it...increase horsepower to our engines? idk about that man, you wont find bolt on parts to increase power...best your can do is prob change your air filter and port your exhaust manifold...im still thinking about installing a celica IM/TB
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    damn that might be the only thing. and my mpg sucks
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    White rims are awesome if you can keep them clean... seen pics of when I had the Rota's?
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    @TheMEnace if your MPG sucks i recommended replacing or doing the following

    Donut ring/exhaust manifold gasket
    Spark Plugs
    Air filter
    Oil change
    Seafoam
    Clean MAF

    my MGP was around 28 and now its at least 36

    @Mack ya i think i remember seeing them on your thread, looking back at some old pages...i want some rims like the ones gold had on his corolla but white
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    my 99 doesnt have the maf sensor it has the map. spark plugs ,wires and oil were changed by me. the 99 corolla has the map sensor not the maf. so i guess i gotta do the Donut ring/exhaust manifold gasket and clean my engine. you know what brand you want for white rims? im in ny and my boy is close with these guys INTRACK Tires heres a link http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.117807361657084.16879.100002834635903&type=1
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    idk i want to get something local to avoid shipping....
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    anyways a preview of my 10th gen fog lights...still got to paint the mounts and cover it up with the mesh and make a perfet circle to fit the light through...stupid cell camera with no flash, i miss my previous phone
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    No mesh please.

    And dude, whats with the grandma furniture?
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    well i had already installed it, the lighting home depot thingy mesh....i was planing on cutting it in a shape of a circle to fit it through
    its my parents place lol, since im out of collage i decided to stop by and say hi
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    Oh lol gotchya, i tried home depot mesh to, the chicken wire stuff but it never worked out too well.
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    chicken wire always stretched and then looked nasty.
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    The chicken wire tarneshes, so you gotta get it powdercoated
    as if you knew anything about interior design
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    I know my cave is lacking grandma furniture, so yes i know a little something, and why the hell would you powder coat chicken wire?
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    haha, you wouldn't... and that's the point (don't install it).
    I mean, unless you want to change it out often... of it you dig that dirty-no-matter-what look.
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    Someones obviously done it if your mentioning it.. hmm
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    I had painted mine with a spray can.... it worked well enough, but it chips off over time from rocks.
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    I couldent even get mine to stay in, PITA and fell out eventually.
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    same here.... I'd always be running it over on the highway. You wonder why I ditched my 02 front end and splurged on the Impreza bumper... cause of that dang failmesh.
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    You said it was because of the failip. lol. Dont blame the 02 bumper for your decisions. just because there are holes in the bumper dosent mean you have to cover them with mesh.
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    haha, the fail lip, the fail mesh, the fail gaps... lots of fail there. But the mesh was for the upper grille after I cut out the slats. It needed something!
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    Oh gosh, dosent suprise me it would have matched your ricey altezza tail lights nicely lol :p
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    gold, i was looking at your car over at the cardomain, i gotta say i liked what you did with the 01-02 bumper....but also i would never use chicken wire, body kit came with it and i took it off the next day after i installed it...

    anyways....
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    That's an interesting way to put fogs in there! Nice.

    Well I was in a pickle when I did the 02 bumper. The grille area wasn't tall enough to reach the hood, and the bumper/grille stuck out too far so it didn't match the hood that way either. So, I had to remove the top bar of the grille (like is on your body kit) and that looked dumb so I had to remove all the slats to clean it up. But then everything was exposed there. So I used what I could find at the time.
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    Wow, that actually looks good.
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    fogs look good. need some blackedout headlights

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