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#1 Urrik

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 12:40 PM

Some of this is just copy-pasted from my intro.  About the car: it's the worst X8 ever.  Low VIN, high miles.  No ABS, no leather, and no a-lot-of-other-things now as well.  

 

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Abridged list of bullshit I wasted on this car:

 

-Early Z30 1JZ-GTE

-Went with a Driftmotion 6262 kit.  It's whatever.

-440's/SAFC

-AEM UEGO

-MA70 R154

-XM trans mount

-XM single piece driveshaft

-XM diff bushings

-MA70 3.7 LSD.  Ugh.

-Mishimoto MA70 radiator

-BC coils

-Z32 front brakes

 

 

So first thing's first.  This car has a little rust:

 

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I'm using V20 Camry replacement dog legs and Ford Crown Victoria outer rocker panels, which aren't nearly tall or wide enough:

 

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So I got pissed off and bought IS300 side skirts to cover up this atrocity that should never have been touched except by a forklift on its way to the top of a stack of crushed Chevrolet Caprices.

 

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The right side is pretty much finished.  Still have to seam seal everything.

 

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This is my first time welding anything or making sheet metal templates.  I'm not going to show much of the stuff I welded because it's gross.  The left side might get done this weekend, but probably not.  At this point my car is basically just hopes and dreams scattered across concrete.  

 

And that's about it for this year.  After this bullshit is done, car is getting stowed before more snow/salt.  Clutch is slipping, but that will have to wait until post-tax return.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:11 PM

This dude stays. Self loathing for sure. And car is cool....for a cressida.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:05 PM

When I saw rust on the fenders of my car, I just figured it was a good excuse to cut it all off and build the fenders I wanted.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:27 PM

Are you trying to follow in swim's footsteps ?

It's nice work and everything, but jeeze, I would have scrapped that bitch within a day of buying it.

Just enough time to pull a few parts.

 

Sorry for the 'swim' comment, your car actually almost runs, and has a few painted surfaces on it.........


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:32 PM

Tragically awesome. You're in deep now. Do the same thing to the hood dent that you did to the 1/4 panel dent. And stop painting it. I think this car needs to look like a quilted bag of dicks. 


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:54 PM

You don't like my sweet color matching? I've got gunmetal rattlecan on the fenders and some GM factory color dusted on the quarter panel.  The car isn't even gray.  I actually thought it was when I bought it, but I guess it used to be blue?

 

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The hood is beyond help, like every other front end panel.  There's even square-edged holes punched through it from when some asshole tried bending it back with vise grips.  

 

Gordo I don't know why I bothered with all this.  I shouldn't have.  This is probably the last X8 in New England.  And I'm definitely the last owner.  Figured I should give it a beautiful death.  



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 05:21 PM

just popped in from being absent a little while and saw this.

 

cool stuff man.

 

i don't do white stuff and sure as hell don't touch the brown stuff. and you have both lol

 

yet your car looks 5x better than some builds i've seen that started with a mint x8 (i'm guilty of this)

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:43 PM

Other side was finished before Christmas, then promptly covered up.  IS skirts fit pretty well.  Car is officially rust-free, for now.

 

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Picked up another shell the other day:

 

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It's about as rusted as my other car was.  But it's got the goods I need; headlights, grille, bumper frame, fender, doors, gray cloth interior, etc.  I have no luck with hoods, this one looks like it flew open while driving.  I also bought a GX bumper:

 

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Maybe I'll even paint the car this year (nope).



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:53 PM

project "why bother?" for sure. if you fart too hard it disintigrates into tetanus extract

My friend that lives in US showed me CraigsList while we search for my Cressida. You find lots of odd things on that site. Lots of fat US girls looking for a free ride from black basketball type American man.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:09 PM

I should fire this bad boy up and see how much of that falls off the car

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:17 PM

Hey. Where did you get the replacement panels from?

I might be copying you since we both live in the rust belt.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

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It says it's for a Cressida but it's not really.  The front section is very close and the rear corner on the right panel almost lines up with the rear pinch weld on the passenger side.  Other side doesn't have a pinch weld there because of the spare tire well, so I just made my own

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:12 PM

This shit is next level. Two tone actuslly looks dope. Is sides look great on there.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:51 PM

Like the skirts.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 05:38 PM

Damn you are a brave man. Good progress.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:15 PM

Thanks peoples. Yeah the two tone grew on me. I'll probably end up just painting the top half of the car. That way if I ever fuck something up or change skirts or whatever I can just keep spray bombing it because I'm lazy and cheap.

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 04:59 AM

I really do like the IS side skirts! May have to copy that.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:10 AM

I don't know why i haven't seen the skirts done before. Wonder what bn skirts would look like?

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:42 AM

Buy my BN skirts, so I can buy the IS ones.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:32 PM

I want to get the whole kit eventually Gordo. I just had an interview for a CNC position, so if I can get that I should have enough to finish my car the way I want.




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