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    CelicaSupra.com Member SupraFiend's Avatar
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    If all it needed was a motor and tranny, so would have I. It would be sacrilege to not repair the lower subframe and front end damage while the motor is out. Give me a call some time if you want to talk about this. I'm not going to be interested in letting the motor go on its own though till the car is sold. I may be starting on it as early as this weekend, over the xmas break for sure though if its still here by then.
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    I'm starting on the rad support repair tomorrow. Last chance to get this thing cheap, but of course this is a complex repair to a common problem (acid spillage from the battery rusting the battery mount and lower subframe). Unless somebody jumps now, I'll be updating this thread with new pics and the new price when the repair is done.
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    Hey man this old girl looks like my old 85, I'd be willing to look at 2000$, shoot me a text to let me know if you still have her. 7805307439.

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    Texted. Give me a call.
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    I've made some good progress on this car (working on the lower rad support rust), though been pretty busy with family stuff this month. I should have something to show in the following weeks. Hoping to find a good home for this car ASAP.
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    Interested, but so far away
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    Well if I get the motor in it should be good for a long trip, though I do have someone in Alberta who I believe is still interested if I take it to that point. I'm hoping to find someone who would be interested in it sooner though. The rust repair to the lower rad support is now complete, that will be painted next weekend and then I can update this thread with current pics and prices. After this weekend the car will be in an excellent state for someone who is looking for a solid chassis to do a motor swap and a fairly simple restoration to.
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    Front End Rust Repair COMPLETE

    Ok, big progress on this thing. I've completed the rust repair and paint work to the front end. As many of our beloved mk2s do unfortunately, this car also fell victim to a leaky battery. This is a blight that can attack any mk2 no matter where its from or how little rust the car has. Owners don't notice that their battery is leaking acid and it drips out of the battery tray (if they were even running one), onto the battery mount, then down the rail and into the lower subframe where it wrecks havoc. This is a very complicated repair to do right, luckily this is the fourth mk2 I've done this to so I've got my technique down. My process removes 100 percent of the rust and seals up every crevice inside and out so it can't happen again. Not familiar with my work? Check out this thread...

    http://www.celicasupra.com/forums/sh...amp-Slow-Build

    I actually just posted a photo to it from the repair of this car that shows the before damage and the extent I went through to fix it properly. I am preparing an update for that thread of a very similar repair I did to the car that that thread is about, which will go into much detail on how I do this, the hows, the whys and the how toos.

    Onto the good stuff! Here is this car right after paint...


    The black paint sprayed on the outside of the lower rad support is generally a thin coat. As the factory does I spray a good 2 coats of body color acrylic enamel down first for maximum rust protection before applying the black that blacks out the areas visible through the holes in the factory bumper. All of the red is PPG Delfeet Acrylic Enamel oil base sprayed from an HLVP gun. This is left over paint from the restoration to DeanFun's 85 SDR I completed last year, very nice paint.

    Here's a good one showing my handiwork. The front section of this rail was removed, can you see where it was cut?



    Don't think so. Removal of the rail is essential, the acid drips into them through those little holes on top and gets in between the inner pieces of the rail. I soak the rail in a vat of Metal Rescue for almost 2 weeks to remove all of the rust in it, before treating it, primering it, welding it back on then seam sealering every crevice inside and out. I have been doing this professionally for the last 6 years, it will not rust again. Here is the car as it sits now...






    Concerned about the disparity between the shiny paint and the original? There are 2 very simple solutions if you are interested in this car. A) if you are looking for something to drop something fast and shiny into, then chances are you going to be repainting the entire engine bay anyways, so no problem. Or B), you are looking for something to drive and not worry about, in which case just do nothing. A years worth of road grime will make everything the same color soon enough. I have another SDR car here that I replaced the upper rad support on many years ago and just painted bits of it like this. You would never know only a portion of it was done.

    Ok, so here is the latest and where things are at. I am going to install the front sway bar with the refinished strut rod bracket this weekend, and then I'm taking a break from this car. Autox season is upon me and I need to get some engine work done to my black 86. I bought this car to make some cash on and because I saw huge potential in it and had all the bits it needed to be whole. I am now in a situation where I need my time more then the money (baby on the way etc), so I would love to call it a day on this project and move on, letting it go for alot less then I originally hoped to make off it. Right now the car is at the perfect level of assembly for someone looking for a chassis to do an engine swap too. Trust me, I just finished a 1jz swap and did a custom intercooler system for it last year, and this is exactly the level of tear down you want the car at. I am going to leave this thing as is for at least the next few weeks and hope someone snatches this up. If not, I will be proceeding with fixing the rust hole on the PS rear quater and the one on the DS front quater (both in the usual spots) and a small dent on the DS door, then proceed putting a good 5m and w58 in. Here's the price break down I'm thinking is fair right now for the various stages this car could sell in...

    1. Done, running, driving, sorted and reliable. All significant rust repairs as described and any significant body damage repaired, with SDR acrylic enamel on all surfaces affected (factory original paint everywhere else). Detailed and highly presentable, no significant rust. $5000

    2. The body and interior the same as 1, but no motor or tranny installed, rolling chassis with a little detail work and a nice exterior. $4000

    3. No motor\tranny, the last 2 rust spots not fixed nor any additional bodywork, but a dent free fender and header panel swapped for the bent ones and painted SDR (see original pics), and the front end assembled to whatever level you would like. $2500

    4. As is currently. Front end rust repair work completely done, a complete rolling chassis with a fully installed interior in good shape. Both head light lids have already been swapped for straight SDR ones, and I dealt with the white sections on that replaced headlight bucket. I can finish assembling and aligning the front end body panels if you like (header, fender, hood). $2000

    Additional Option for 3 & 4. The good 5m with w58 and all bits you will need to get this thing complete and running again included but uninstalled for an additional $800. Add another $200 for me to install it all. I will pull the motor and such out of the donor car as well.

    Another Additional Option. If you really want those 2 rust holes fixed but are interested in putting a motor into this car yourself, take it now for price 3 or 4, and then bring it back to me when the motor swap is sorted and I can do the rust repairs then for $25 an hour.

    Any other combination that peaks your interest, give me a pm and we can talk. I am always willing to deal, just don't low ball me. I know what I have and I know what its worth. Up here mk2s with this little rust, and this low miles are stupid rare. This is easily a 7-8k car once its been painted and sorted nicely, and that's with this 5m under the hood, never mind something racey.
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    Not that anyone needs further confirmation on the quality of Seamus' work, but it can't hurt to note that his attention to detail is superb, (almost to a fault ). This is a great candidate for whatever you can imagine doing with a mk2. Buy it!
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