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Offline FinnishDog

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First Celica, Red 85 GTS Convertible
« on: Mar 04, 2022, 02:32:25 am »
Hi everyone, this forum has been super helpful so far with tons of information. This is my first Celica, manual, and project car, and I'm excited to learn more about it. As you can see, it needs some TLC and hopefully I can get it to look even half as good as some of the cars on here. Will post a WTB soon but so far I'm looking for window seals, rear glass for the convertible/convertible top motor/convertible service manual, and a stock air intake setup.


Also, has anyone replaced the side mirrors entirely (maybe from a newer gen celica?). I daily an '06 Tundra and the Celica stock side mirrors are a little too small for my liking, not to mention the power doesn't work.
Sorry for the flood of questions/info :heh: My one pet peeve with auto forums for old cars is that some of the answers are on websites that don't exist anymore.
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Re: First Celica, Red 85 GTS Convertible
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2022, 03:02:22 am »
Hello and welcome in!

Sadly I can't help with your WTB items, but as for the stock mirrors, no one has really tried adapting other larger side mirrors. I was so fed up with fixing the adjuster in stock power mirrors, I went to manual fender mirrors. The glass is even smaller, but it is nice to have your side views in front of you rather than having to turn your head. Took a moment to get used to. :)
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