Graeme75

Graeme75's - 1974 TA22 Celica Project

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Hi there,

 

just started a project on a TA22.  Would be great to have any advice as i get started on a full strip and rebuild.  

 

Cheers

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Can anyone help with advice on best way to get to bare metal?  i have heard of dipping the body once stripped, what kind of dipping do i want?  or soda blasting etc?  anyone got pros and cons?

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hey man, good to see the cars getting some love.

there are many ways of stripping the shell and i don't personally have a favourite, id probably acid dip it but im sure youll get many other opinions to sort through.

how bad is the shell rust wise? it looks ok but it would be great to see some more pictures of it.

if it looks fairly sound with the odd bit of rust then perhaps media blasting it would be a better way to go?

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Personally I would never dip a body, they(people selling the service) say its protected afterwards with latest treatments, but I think over time the parts you cannot get to and rust treat/prime etc would start rusting from the inside out.

I have seen a few cars have this happen.

I got my own car media blasted and although the media takes ages to get out of the car, all the important bits are uncovered and clean ready for patching

key is whatever you do seal it straight after to stop flash rusting

I epoxy primed mine as soon as the blasting was done, other people cover the car in products like keyphos which keeps the metal clean and looking as it should but stops the corrosion setting in

 

Good luck with the project- would love top do a TA22 one day - great styling 

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hey man, good to see the cars getting some love.

there are many ways of stripping the shell and i don't personally have a favourite, id probably acid dip it but im sure youll get many other opinions to sort through.

how bad is the shell rust wise? it looks ok but it would be great to see some more pictures of it.

if it looks fairly sound with the odd bit of rust then perhaps media blasting it would be a better way to go?

 

Hey Sheepers. Thanks for the advice, the shell is actually pretty good so far i took to it with a sanding disc to check the usual area of rust like around the windscreens, sills, and boot. all seem ok, some surface rust only, so pretty lucky there.  the two worst areas are at the top of the pillars/ roof junction front drivers side and rear passenger side.  the other area is a few holes in the passenger sill.  

 

car is mostly complete just need to find a lower half of the dash/glovebox that is missing if  you know of any around??

 

The 3T fired up first pop after 3yrs in storage so thats gd too. 

 

lots of fun ahead!!

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Personally I would never dip a body, they(people selling the service) say its protected afterwards with latest treatments, but I think over time the parts you cannot get to and rust treat/prime etc would start rusting from the inside out.

I have seen a few cars have this happen.

I got my own car media blasted and although the media takes ages to get out of the car, all the important bits are uncovered and clean ready for patching

key is whatever you do seal it straight after to stop flash rusting

I epoxy primed mine as soon as the blasting was done, other people cover the car in products like keyphos which keeps the metal clean and looking as it should but stops the corrosion setting in

 

Good luck with the project- would love top do a TA22 one day - great styling 

yeah that downfall of dipping is what concerned me too....might just stick to media blasting.

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Welcome graeme - good to see another celica owner on here.

I can likely help with the dash part. Might be brown but can be recoloured to suit.

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Hi All,

i have started stripping the celica and found a few areas of rust, sills were cut out at some stage and full of bog.  some front accident damage that has been repaired at some stage through it's life.  I have decided to get the shell dipped in Rotorua once the running gear and everything else is pulled off.

does anyone have a donor TA-22 body? mainly after front panels that headlights bolt to behind bumper.

also recommendations on old school panel beater to do the rust repairs???

cheers 

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Finally got into the guts of it this weekend, stripped the body of all the running gear and engine, interior seats etc.

Found the sills are rusted out on both sides so will have to replace them.  the rust was cut out and replaced by an inch of bog!!

the front has had a decent nudge at some stage and both radiator supports have been mangled and then straightened out, but they need replacing or a whole lotta work!

 

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