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Unread 09-26-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I just got an '89 celica gt convertible. I had a mechanic friend check it out and he found no major problems. Engine is good (even with 207K miles), trans is good (its auto), exaust is good, only a quarter size rust spot, very clean, it was a florida car for a long time. It has the following issues:

> AC blows warm
> Interior seats and back seat sides are torn
> No radio antenna
> Missing a side molding
> Cracked tail lights (but they work w/ no holes it should pass inspection)
> May need a U-Joint replaced
> Needs new tires & rims (it has 3 of one wheel and the 4th does not match)
> Clear coat is peeling in some spots
> One headlight is stuck in the UP position
> One rear window is stuck UP

everything else is ok (from what we can see so far)

Along with fixing the above I also have plans to totally repaint it at some point, get new carpets and dash, upgrade to leather seats, better sound system and try to get more power out of it (when I have the $$$$ to do so)

Anybody have any other ideas?

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Unread 09-26-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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Race style seats can be a cheap replacement for a project car rather then a refurbish. Is it 4 lug wheels or 5 lug wheels? Either way a set of take off used from a newer model toyota in 15"-17" can be cheap and a big improvement on looks.
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