My Celica GT-S

She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The sideskirts are done. Looks pretty sharp.

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Going to take my car in on Monday to get the sideskirts fitted and painted. I tried to do it myself, but there wasn't enough ground clearance for a screwdriver, much less myself. It should look pretty awesome when finished. I just need to wait for the rest of the pieces to show up...

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Installed the hoodscoop, radiator grill and fill-in decals today. It took about two and a half hours, not too bad. Definitely a nice little weekend hobby. Starting to look pretty sharp. I would have dry fitted the side skirts today, but it's way too cloudy to do it. I don't want to be halfway done and then be caught in a thunderstorm. I took some pictures. It looks nice. I'll try to post some pics when I have time.

Friday, February 14, 2003

I picked up my hood scoop today. Looks awesome. Now to wait for a dry day.

As a Valentine's day gift to myself, I bought a new lip and some wheel arches for my car. Those probably won't show up for another month/month and a half, since they are coming from Japan.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

I was supposed to pick up my hood scoop from the paintshop today, but the guy called and said he wasn't happy with how it came out, so they're going to add another layer of clear coat to it. Not a big deal, as long as it looks good. It was raining earlier today, which makes me worry about getting time this weekend to do car work. The radiator grill needs to be installed, as does the hood scoop. I need to dry fit the side skirts before I get them painted also. So much to do. The hood spoiler needs to bondo'd and painted as well, but I'm waiting for the hood scoop to come back so I can see the quality of the job.

Monday, February 10, 2003

I think my hood spoiler arrived today. I'll have to go to the rental office in the morning to pick it up.

My sideskirts, and the radiator grill arrived today. I hope I can work on it this weekend. The sideskirt looks good enough to mount without painting, but I want to get them painted to match the car.

Saw a Celica that had done the power antenna mod. It was on a silver GT.

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Took the hood scoop to get it painted. Will probably be done by Tuesday. On the way back, saw two more silver 7th Gens. Everyone's got the S2000 antenna.

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Yup, I was right. It was the hood scoop. Took it around to a paintshop to get an estimate on painting it.I'm looking for recommendations now.

I went to get my oil and routine maintenance performed this morning. Coming back, I saw a stock black pre-03 GT-S. The only visible mod was the S2000 antenna and a car bra. I think it's funny that if you have a 7th Gen Celica, the first mod anyone does is to change out the antenna. Makes sense, as most Celica buyers buy the car for style more than anything else.

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

I need to bring my Celi in for an oil change/maintenance tomorrow. I think my scoop and hood spoilers came today. I got a package but the rental office picked it up. I'll have to grab it from them tomorrow. Now comes the search for a decent paintshop to do them for me.

Sunday, February 02, 2003

Spent a few hours driving stick yesterday. It's a lot like dancing, as soon as you start overthinking the steps, you begin to trip up. It's best to just let it go naturally. Now I want to find a cheap beater to practice on. Shifting is no problem, since I have the sport shift option on my GTS, which has provided me with a lot of practice of shifting via sound. I haven't done a lot of clutch work, so it's taking some time getting used to that extra pedal being there. I have some pretty big feet, so it feels really cramped down there.