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Crazy Cat Lady

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    Good Food & wine, music, home audio, gardening, DIY, cycling, cats!
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    140 Red Edition

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  1. My shock absorbers are okay, purchased vis eBay seller: clickcarparts The replacement boots, bump stops, etc from Import Car Parts (but not their shock absorbers) https://www.importcarparts.co.uk/parts?cat=89&sub=1353&sec=1555&var=38&dc=y
  2. are you ever gonna read my PM ?   :P


    1. Crazy Cat Lady

      Crazy Cat Lady

      Hi Gavin


      confused dot com here


      i have no notification of a recent PM from you, the latest is 19 June? [which i've replied to]


      > insert head scratching confused looking emoticon here <


      Unless you've sent it to someone else by mistake?  :lol:


    2. G.Lewarne


      a-ha!   I sent it to CrazyCatLady (without spaces) which must be someone else

  3. what have you done to your celica today...

    Today i fitted the super dooper deluxe sun screen cover marketed via Amazon by 'FREESOO' [although it wasn't so free costing £23.99] The backend of my car is nicely sheltered in the shade but i wanted something BIG to cover whole windscreen and both door windows. This seems to do the job, also covers the wipers, door mirrors too with room to spare. The shiny aluminium finish should reflect the suns heat, and keep the inside of car from getting oven hot, we will see.... Debs
  4. What came in the Post Today?

    Ordered this bargain lexus via Amazon uk for 24 quid, but all they've sent me is the windscreen cover I wanted to take a photo of the new sun screen on my Celica but.... it's raining now! That's the end of summer then, will put my posh new super deluxe sun screen away ready for next winter's snow Debs
  5. what have you done to your celica today...

    After changing over from winter to summer tyres/wheels on Friday last week... Today i checked the tyre pressures - first time on the summer set [Goodyear F1] since last September when they went into storage. They were all around 28 or 29 psi, so increased to 32 psi all round, car now goes like it's gained a turbo, and the handling is a joy!
  6. You've got us all worried now, Gav Both mine have a silver coloured top, not easy to see on the front shock from photo below but is silver, don't recall seeing sparsely placed weld spots... Perhaps i can relax, car feels okay to drive anyway. All my shocks have a dodgy looking paint job, but that was me in the shed before we fitted 'em
  7. what have you done to your celica today...

    It's official - the summer starts today! Took winters off and put summer wheels on a bit late this year
  8. Gen 7 Roof Bars.

    Toyota did have roof rack bars available - as an accessory for the Celica Gen7. Somewhere i have a showroom handout brochure for the 2003 Celica, and one of the photos shows a roof rack-fitted with bicycles. Although, i bet they were expensive to buy from Mr.T at the time, and maybe difficult to find pre-owned now. Just had a look at the Thule website and they don't appear to list the G7 Celica. Debs
  9. What came in the Post Today?

    The replacement [rear] speakers have arrived
  10. Like an expectant father !

    I admire your commitment to restore the GT to such a high standard, hope it all achieves a really fantastic result. Professional restoration work is far more exciting and worthwhile than anything customising has to offer [ IMO ] Can't wait to see the photos! Who is doing the work? Debs
  11. What came in the Post Today?

    Arrived in yesterdays post, sticky backed sound absorbent material, very light weight but ideal for the inside enclosures of audio speakers The 1 x 3 meters roll will be enough to also use under rear seat, jack stowage enclosure, and perhaps some underneath the parcel shelf...
  12. Painting Replacement Brake Calipers

    3 years ago i painted four 'remanufactured' callipers from EPC, and which came with the thin silver plating coat. I used [ Gold ] Foliatec, an excellent quality heat resistant calliper paint. There is a huge range of colours to choose from. The kit comes with an aerosol of brake cleaner, tin of paint colour and a smaller tin of hardener to be mixed together just before painting. Is holding up well so far, the gold paint has formed a very hard coating and makes for easier cleaning. Priced around £25 but well worth it imo.
  13. is this going to look dodgy to the DVLA ?

    I didn't realise buying new number plates was so bureaucratic, and didn't have any faff buying my new plates [ all done mail order with no documents ] Perhaps because they came from 'Plates For Cars' who are Dublin (?) Size Front: 520x111mm (20.5x4.4in) Size Rear: 520x111mm (20.5x4.4in) Font : UK Legal Black GEL RESIN Badge : Wales 2 Border : Red Legal Details : Yes http://www.platesforcars.co.uk The Gel 3D Resin plates are particularly nice IMO.
  14. Sound/Acoustic deadening (headache)

    Materials tend to differ in function and how they can decrease noise, the sticky-backed dense stuff is good where metal panels are prone to vibrate, such as doors than 'clang' on shutting, although i don't think Celica's particularly suffer from door shut clang. But used sparingly here and there to add weight to 'wobbly' panels can improve things. Car manufactures do tend to use some kind of product sparingly stuck on some outer panels to do this. Three years ago i used a product called 'rattlematt' [ IIRC ] inside the boot floor and rear wheel arch area, but the after-fitting effect on sound deadening was very slight, IMO not worth the effort of sticking it in places that are already fairly 'rigid' in build. What i did achieve is adding around 5 kilo of permanent weight to the boot area! At least the 'rattlematt' looks neat and is so slim not to cause any problems re-fitting the interior panels. I'm not speaking from any experience here, but i strongly suspect a far better sound deadening material would be a dense felt type material and the thicker the better as long as it don't cause problems refitting the panels after. Rubber sheeting would probably work as a good road noise suppressant too, but would be tricky to fit, and very heavy. I suspect there are fantastic products out there that if fitted though-out the inside shell of the vehicle would work very effectively, but i bet they're very expensive, and would be a faff to fit. Probably best to seek professional advise, or give up and buy a pair of ear-muffs. I've just purchased a roll of this: It's only 2 meters by half a meter but easily enough to acoustically damp out the rear speaker enclosures before replacing the rear speakers with Alpine replacements. The job of sound absorption is different again here, simply to acoustically damp the audio speaker 'cabinet'. Many years ago i did this on a previous vehicle with excellent results - better audio sound quality Debs