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#1
General / Re: Celica Gen 7 wheels
Last post by Mr220Mike - Today at 07:10
I agree, I think they look great. As my rear tyres are nearing the end of their life, now seems the ideal time to hunt some down. I'm not too fussed if they need a refurb, may go for a slightly bronze colour but obviously need to be round!!
#2
General / Re: Celica Gen 7 wheels
Last post by Ardent - Yesterday at 22:52
Stock takes some beating.
#3
Reader's Rides / Re: My daily Sable
Last post by Mr220Mike - Yesterday at 18:22
It's that time of year again and the dreaded handbrake has reared its head. I thought it might struggle to pass the MOT this year with it. Also failed on offside front service brake lagging in operation. Never heard of that one before. The garage said it could be the caliper on it's way out.

Apart from that, all good. The underside is still nice and solid and rust free. Love this car.
#4
General / Re: Celica Gen 7 wheels
Last post by Mr220Mike - Yesterday at 14:24
Thanks. I didn't realise that. Back to the drawing board then. Ideally going to return to stock I think.
#5
General / Re: Celica Gen 7 wheels
Last post by Alex Knight - Yesterday at 14:20
Quote from: Mr220Mike on Yesterday at 14:11Hi all

Looking at changing the wheels on my car. I've seen some gen 7 celica wheels near me and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if these are the  same offset etc.

Thanks in advance.

They are 5x100, not 4x100.

They won't fit at all.
#6
General / Celica Gen 7 wheels
Last post by Mr220Mike - Yesterday at 14:11
Hi all

Looking at changing the wheels on my car. I've seen some gen 7 celica wheels near me and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if these are the  same offset etc.

Thanks in advance.
#7
Reader's Rides / Re: Black '03 Projects
Last post by Trebordoody - Yesterday at 12:59
Final job for the weekend was to replace the driver's side door bar.

I'm 6' 1" and can fit in the car fine, but found that I couldn't change my foot position on the accelerator very well because my knee couldn't fit between the steering wheel and door handle. Seems like others have experienced this on the forum!

So I tried to find a strap and came across this paracord handle on eBay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285503827670
Turns out the eyelets fit the length of the original door bar positions which made installation a doddle!

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To fill the door card holes (which needed some slight Dremmel fettling to remove a small part of the plastic), I just used black rubber grommets also from eBay:

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I'm very pleased with the result - it doesn't look too bad and now I can fit my knee next to the wheel. So much more comfortable on longer journeys!!

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Next job is a bloody good detail clean and polish, and probably a headlight restore - its looking desperate after it's winter hibernation. So happy to be back working on the car at last!! (and back on the forum of course!) :)
#8
Reader's Rides / Re: Black '03 Projects
Last post by Trebordoody - Yesterday at 12:43
Finally got around to adding some kick plates behind the stereo to hide the multitude of wires added by the subwoofer etc.

Fairly simple job - cardboard templates, some ply, spray adhesive for the carpet material and velcro strips to keep them in place.

I found I needed to leave a gap behind the driver's side so I could put my foot on the rest without interfering with the clutch.

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#9
Reader's Rides / Re: Black '03 Projects
Last post by Trebordoody - Yesterday at 12:37
It's been a (very long) while! Back problems, poor weather and life getting in the way of spending time on the 2, but happy to get back to work on the car and start using it again.

First a quick update to the interior light - replace the dark cover and use LED bulb. The difference is literally night and day!

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#10
Reader's Rides / Re: '00 track car
Last post by Joesson - Yesterday at 10:19
Quote from: AJRFulton on June 18, 2024, 20:16Well we are almost defueled now. About to enter into decommissioning.

Tbf our levels of scrutiny are second to none.

I am Very pleased to hear that!