Mad Max / Death Proof inspired Toyota Celica 1977 Rebuild w/ Supercharger Engine Upgrade Built by n0el

It's build projects like this 1977 Toyota Celica from n0el that are the heart and soul of what mod-culture is all about. The passion to do something different, exciting, and a little bit crazy, all encompassed within this, nearly 4 decade old Japanese sports car. After connecting with n0el about sharing his build story here, you'll see this guy has clearly wiped the slate clean on the subject of how-to do "JDM Muscle" the right way.
Mad Max Fury Road Toyota Celica 1977 SuperCharged
Mad Max Fury Road Toyota Celica 1977 SuperCharged
He built this thing using a mix of parts from other JDM cars, imports and various Toyota Supra, Corolla suspension and engine parts, with Mini Cooper S Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotors paired to Mazda RX-7 FC Brake Calipers, a Tercel booster with a Nissan Silvia S13 Brake Master Cylinder. Kudos n0el, this Mad Max / Death Proof inspired Celica has turned out to be a real work of art, receiving praise from internet forums and car junkies all around the world this past week. The above photo was created by a fan of the car, photo-shopping n0el's Celica into the Max Max Fury Road poster. Just awesome!

1977 Stock Original Toyota Celica
1977 Stock Original Toyota Celica
n0el: Love it or hate it, I took a perfectly good car and made it into something I enjoy (on most days) driving and looking at.


So I bought this 1977 Toyota Celica back in late 2009. Big fan of Japanese classics but they were rare here in Hawaii. So I took advantage of being stationed in Texas and bought one and took it back to Hawaii with me.

1UZFE 4.0 V8 out of a Lexus LS400. Mated to a Supra MK3 W5x gearbox.
1UZFE 4.0 V8 (Lexus LS400) w/ a Supra MK3 W5x gearbox.
It took a while but I finally decided on a motor (2013) I wanted to swap in. A first generation 1UZFE 4.0 V8 out of a Lexus LS400. Mated to a Supra MK3 W5x gearbox.



Modified 1986 Corolla GTS cross member.
Modified 1986 Corolla GTS cross member.
Engine Mock up
mocked up... actually, could of been running at this point.
Battery Relocation to Trunk
Relocated battery in the back
Related: How To relocate car battery to the trunk - Battery Relocation Guide.

Toyota AE86 Performance Suspension Components
Bought some suspension goodies for it. Mostly aftermarket AE86 suspension parts.
Mini Cooper S drill slotted rotors + RX-7 FC front brake calipers
Mini Cooper S drill slotted rotors + RX-7 FC front brake calipers
Installed Mini Cooper S Drilled Slotted Rotors and Mazda RX-7 FC Brake Calipers
here they all are.
Ajustable spring perches for Suspension Coil-overs
Used some adjustable spring perches in the back
Converted read drum brakes to disc brakes.
Converted the drum brakes to disc brakes.
Tercel brake booster + S13 Brake master Cylinder

Had to go to a smaller brake booster for engine clearance. Tercel brake booster + S13 Brake master Cylinder (for its internal proportioning valve)

Nissan Silvia S13 Brake Master Cylinder

Earl's Fittings Stainless Braided Lines Anodized red and blue
finally got to play around with fuel lines and AN fittings. These things are so stupid expensive.
10 Gallon Racing Fuel Cell with dual external fuel pumps
10 gallon fuel cell in the back because the stock fuel tank hung so low to the ground.
1st Generation Toyota MR2 Rack and Pinion Steering Rack

1st gen Celicas came with a steering box, very sloppy so converted to a 1st generation MR2 rack and pinion with other Toyota steering components that ranged from Tercels to Supras...



1977 Toyota Celica Headlights
Lights good...
Eaton M112 supercharger with a 3" pulley making 7 psi of boost.
Eaton M112 supercharger with a 3" pulley making 7 psi of boost.
Did I mention the supercharger? Yeah Mad Max fan.. had to have a supercharger.. and not that centrifugal type... but ROOTs.

Upgraded rear end LSD
due to the gains with the v8 and SC I broke my rear... Upgrades
Fiberglass lip with 240z fender flares and BBS RS wheels
Fiberglass lip + 240z flares and BBS RS wheels.
Diamond wheels
changed my mind and went with Diamond wheels...Because Mad Max... Black of course..
1977 Toyota Celica Banana Tail lights

Banana tail lights is what the first gen guys call them...Didn't get them here in America and are getting more and more ridiculous to find.

1977 Toyota Celica on Tow Truck
off for alignment
Bride bucket seat + Simpson 5 point harness
Bride buckets + Simpson 5 point harness
4 point roll bar
4 point roll bar...
Read end backside of 1977 Toyota Celica
finally driving around
Duck Tail Spoiler on black Toyota Celica
Duck tail spoiler + dirty rattle can Plasti-dip paint job because Mad Max
Death Proof Toyota Celica
MadMax/DeathProof Celica - did I mention I also like Death Proof?

Exhaust System Toyota Celica

After a couple months of driving and pissing off the neighbors I decided to go with a more subtle exhaust system.

Toyota Celica Strut tower
Strut tower bar added
Oil relocation kit
Oil relocation kit (because it was so hard taking it off in the first place)
Radiator Coolant overflow Tank
Coolant overflow
Custom Aluminum Welded Cold Air Intake
Got rid of my Checkers/Oriellys intake and made a more wasteland warrior type to match the car.
Low Front Cold Air Ram Intake
Yeah that wont suck any water
Death Proof Toyota Celica at Car Show
Friend of mine wanted me to enter a show... instead of cleaning it I ran it through the dirt..

Sometimes you gotta be a little different

1977 black custome Toyota Celica in Sand
1977 Toyota Celica in the Wasteland, j/k its at the beach
Here's a video n0el posted to YouTube showing the engine and Supercharger running. Great sound.




Later on, n0el added that he has since upgraded the tires away from the skinny stretched ones to fit the wide rims with new Proxes. Awesome car, crazy idea, definitely a beast project.

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