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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2018, 08:40:45 pm »
What ever became of this thread?  Did it get moved, or just flop?

my swap thread is here: https://www.celica-gts.com/forums/index.php?topic=30239.0
if you have any questions, it should have most all the info you would need

At one point, since I'm local, I emailed Xcessive to see if they would be interested in copying or improving the mounts I had already made (since they were in use, they could easily see how it fit in the car with my mounts).  I got no response.   When someone else suggested it to them, they responded with their business hours and thought I should take off from my job for a day so they could profit from the work I did  :heh:
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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #16 on: Jun 13, 2018, 05:48:15 am »
That sounds accurate. I’ll do business with them, but I’ll have my wife order in her name. Otherwise I fear getting intentionally inferior parts...
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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #17 on: Jun 30, 2018, 11:59:10 pm »
Sorry it has been a minute before I've updated this post. things are coming along but life happened and it kind of set me back a little bit. I'm back to working on it now so I should have an update for you guys here soon.

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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #18 on: Jul 01, 2018, 12:26:33 am »
Project Aida is making progress and I will do my best to get some updats posted this weekend.
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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #19 on: Jul 01, 2018, 02:06:55 am »
Aida? Like Aida Wong?
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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #20 on: Jul 01, 2018, 05:20:31 am »
Good catch! Yup the project was named after my dog that passed recently. She was named after the character in Resident Evil 2.

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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #21 on: Jul 01, 2018, 04:12:21 pm »
Aida Wong is Chinese... not Japanese. Lol. It doesn’t matter. A car must have a name. And mine still has none.  :disgust:
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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #22 on: Jul 01, 2018, 05:30:35 pm »
That engine is looking at home in there!! Great work, can't wait to see more.

swan, same here, my Celica is just "Celica". Still haven't figured out a name.
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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #23 on: Jul 01, 2018, 07:24:37 pm »
Aida Wong is Chinese... not Japanese. Lol.

So? Aida by itself is an Italian name that is used from the Mediterranean to Iran. He named the car after something that was important to him.
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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #24 on: Jul 01, 2018, 09:56:09 pm »
Oh, I meant nothing controversial by my comment. I figured, just in case he named it because he thought she was Japanese. People can name things what ever they want. Look at my screen name... :laugh:
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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #25 on: Jul 01, 2018, 11:56:09 pm »
Lol nope I have just been a big fan of Resident Evil. My chow is named krowzer which is just me changing Krouser a little. No reference to a country of origin.

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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #26 on: Jul 02, 2018, 12:04:22 am »
Ok guys so I'm not sure where to start. So currently I'm working on trying to find a solid way for a lot of us to affordably do this swap. I'm going to keep track and post up when I'm done what some of the cost are. Today I was working on mounting the transmission. I have seen a lot of people cut the shift hole bigger. So I worked on mounting it up where using a shifter relocation will mount square. The measurements will also allow you to use the factory driveshaft. Remember guys this is still early so there is a lot of variables. I'll keep posting. I do want to send a special thanks to corax for posting up an awesome thread.

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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #27 on: Jul 02, 2018, 12:08:15 am »
So far the plan is to modify the w58 transmission cross member. The overall length of the J160 to W58 is pretty close.

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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #28 on: Jul 02, 2018, 12:09:49 am »
In order to use the J160 mount and the W58 crossmember there is a little tab that needs to be cut off.

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Re: RA65 Celica BlackTop Beams Swap
« Reply #29 on: Jul 02, 2018, 12:16:12 am »
Some of the sides of the crossmember will need to be trimmed. The bolt holes on the bottom need to be opened up. I'll try and get some fitment pix tomorrow.