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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #15 on: Feb 13, 2019, 02:12:59 am »
There used to be a guy on ebay making repoductions.

You talking about these?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-ORIGINAL-CS-7-CHROME-STEEL-CAPS-CONVO-PRO-CENTER-LINE-WHEELS-3-17-OD-/254067940696?vxp=mtr&hash=item3b27a11d58

I was planning to get these but with the old Centerline eagle logo. Don't seem em listed anymore, will have to email the guy.

Small update today. I replaced all the louver hardware with 316 stainless from BoltDepot.com. I had no idea that hardware store black oxide bolts would rust so insanely fast!  :heh: I just put them on a few weeks ago and already they super rusty. The stainless is not as stealth, but I plan to have the louvers powder coated black to eventually it will look uniform.

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #16 on: Feb 22, 2019, 01:28:50 am »
Reproduction Centerline center caps came in today! They totally feel cheaper than the originals (thinner gauge) but they look the part. Should be able to mount them tonight!

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #17 on: Feb 22, 2019, 02:36:32 am »
Hey thinner is less weight and less weight means faster 1/4 miles times! Hopefully they fit, really completes the look of the rims. We will need more pictures too if they fit.  :heh:
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #18 on: Feb 22, 2019, 04:56:04 pm »
If it looks the part, and makes the car better, that's all that matters!
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #19 on: Feb 25, 2019, 09:06:46 pm »
BIG CRAPPY UPDATE.

This past Friday evening, a bicyclist struck my driver side door as I was about to exit my vehicle. When I say "struck" I really mean "SMACKED THE &$%# OUT OF". His bicycle stopped at my door and he went right through my window, landing about 8 feet away! I had already parked my car, turned off my engine, and even put on my club but a second after I opened my door to get out BOOM. Guy got a big gash in his forehead from going through the window and cut up hands from the tempered glass on the ground. Other than the flesh wounds, he was ok but did get taken away in an ambulance.

He was wearing no helmet and had no light of course, and going hellllllla fast. So fast in fact that my door is now super bent outwards with a huge dent where the hinge pushed against it. Now my door won't close and I cannot operate my Celica!  :crying:

The insurance company is going through the process of figuring out who's at fault, but regardless I need a new door/window assembly. I already have a line on a white one from a 1982 Celica that looks to be in great shape, but it's going to cost me $375 to my door just for the part. I figure this is still cheaper and easier than getting a cheaper used door re-painted. Hopefully that works out and I can just unbolt my messed up door and swap and be ok . . .

Pics of damage to follow.

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #20 on: Feb 26, 2019, 12:12:51 am »
Aw man, that SUCKS. :crying: Most likely the door hinges are toast, so you should get those with your replacement door. Hopefully you get a decent insurance payout!
'84 Celica GT - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 22R-E delete, TRD 2-way LSD, Konig Rewind 15x7 +0mm, zenki taillights, '98 Camry cassette deck

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #21 on: Feb 26, 2019, 12:50:59 am »
Aw man, that SUCKS. :crying: Most likely the door hinges are toast, so you should get those with your replacement door. Hopefully you get a decent insurance payout!

Good to know, the door I'm looking at comes with hinges luckily. It's a power window as well so I was planning to swap over my manual parts to it and maybe sell of the power stuff to make a little money back. We'll see on the insurance!

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #22 on: Mar 01, 2019, 07:55:41 pm »
Replacement door purchased from the guy in LA. Cost me $390 to my door with shipping insurance. Hope the white matches! Should arrive mid next week.

Apparently I have collision protection on my 2 other cars, but not the Celica! I even remember the AAA agent talking me out of full coverage when I added the Celica to my insurance :disgust:

So regardless of who ends up being at fault, I'm still responsible for the damage. I guess $400 isn't that huge of a deal in the grand scheme of things but it still pains me deeply!

On the plus side, gauges came last week. Pics forthcoming . . .

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #23 on: Mar 02, 2019, 04:36:45 am »
Wait, what? If the other guy was at fault, his insurance should be paying for your collision damage, your coverage shouldn't matter.

EDIT: unless you're in a no-fault state like MA
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #24 on: Mar 02, 2019, 06:21:29 pm »
CA is not no-fault, but at the very minimum you can get liability coverage. It only pays for the other guy's damage.
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #25 on: Mar 02, 2019, 07:09:05 pm »
Nvm, I forgot we were talking about a bicyclist, not another motorist.
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #26 on: Mar 03, 2019, 05:23:27 am »
Yup, basically if I'm at fault my insurance pays for his medical bills and my rates go up. If he's at fault then he covers is own medical expenses and my rates stay the same. I'm just really hoping I don't get points on my DL for this, though I think they only issues points for moving violations. Since my car was parked, it wasn't a moving violation.

Today I received the new door at Greyhound, and with one friend and one co-worker, mounted it up! It doesn't look half bad, thought that paint is worse off then I hoped and the white is not as yellow as the rest of my car, I'm still back to operable status and happy to be!

Somehow my door panel survived without a scratch. It was kinda sketchy taking the new window out and switching manual/power regulators but we managed to get it done without breaking anything! The alignment is so so, a bit larger of a gap in the front than I want but it closes nice and as a plus my window doesn't leak anymore!  :yes:

Only thing left to do is figure out how to reconnect the power mirror and interior door marker light since the wiring connectors are different. I'm thinking I can rob the old door of the electrical connector and then just re-wire the new door with it and omit whatever wires I don't need?

Crappy cellphone pics of before and after:

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #27 on: Mar 03, 2019, 06:48:07 am »
Why not just swap the whole harness from your old door? The front seal is just a big rubber plug, push in around it and it'll pop out. I think there's only a couple clips inside the door that hold the wiring in place.
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #28 on: Mar 03, 2019, 04:09:09 pm »
Hmm good idea, I should have done that while I still had the door panel off . . .  Oh well, something to add to my list!

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #29 on: Mar 03, 2019, 07:08:53 pm »
It's not too terrible to do even with the door on, I did the same thing when converting to power windows!
'84 Celica GT - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 22R-E delete, TRD 2-way LSD, Konig Rewind 15x7 +0mm, zenki taillights, '98 Camry cassette deck

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