Hello everyone, I've been on here for a little while now, it's been extremely helpful and I'd like to share my Celica's journey now, from the garden back to the road. My Celica did belong to my parents, but for various reasons it was taken off the road about 10 years or so ago. It was retired to the garden, and there it languished for those 10 long years. On soft ground, exposed to the elements and with periods of bombardment from the apple tree. Life was not so good. I graduated from university and go involved in the rebuilding of the shed / garage at the end of the garden, and that's where my involvement with the Celica began. It needed to be moved out of the way for work to commence. So we thought we'd give a go at starting it, save on all that pushing you know. And you know what the thing came to life. A desperate spluttery and inconsistent life, but life none the less. This one moment saved it from the grave. I foolheartedly decided that I'd get the car back on the road. Well It took me 11 months of work to get it back on the road, and the work continues today. I'd never done anything with cars before, so it was a big experience, so let me share my Celica's story. Here it sits, before any work was done. I gave it a quick clean up. Unfortunately under the bonnet was a sorry story. Over the years the engine bay had become home to rodents. Say goodbye to the once iconic golden rocker covers. These are corroded away by rodent urine and quite badly pitted because of this too. Everything else is covered in filth. I was pulling tea bags out of loads of nooks and crevices for about 3 weeks. Not just because I'm British either. How often do you hoover your engine? Inside was not doing so well either, not on the roof at least. The headliner has gone mouldy and stained. I certainly had my work cut out for me. There was a lot to do and I hadn't even seen the underside of the car yet either. I'll keep updating the thread until we get to the present day, and shortly after that I'll be telling the story of the Celica's first Alpine adventure!