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  1. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    I've had this car since July 7, 2012. I bought it from a good friend of mine, Matt Peterson, hes an old member on here and for the most part got out of cars. I bought it with a 1JZ running, but would buck at mid to high rpm. Had a fmic, full 3inch exhaust, intake, fuel pump. no gauges, only gauge that works was the digi dashs' fuel gauge. Once I bought it I cleaned it up and made a gauge pod in the dash, my first fiberglassing project. Once the gauges were in and working I found that the car was overboosting to 24+psi on the stock twins, I drove it essentially out of boost for 4 or so months as a daily driver, then took it off the road to do little by little upgrades...that turned into nearly 4yrs off the road. I ended up changing just about everything on the motor. Left the motor and trans in the car and changed everything attached to it.
  2. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    cressida is functioning, still needs some stuff, like the fans put on a thermo switch and not being on all the time. has beats, its aligned and has the same wheels and tires all around now. it was flat when i measured it before alignment, but now that it has the same wheels and tires, and ironically the same camber front and rear, i need to re measure and adjust. this photo was taken on a hill so its a bit loaded to the back. this car is a paradox. has re71r's in 215/45 all around, and runs -5 camber all around lol, wheel sizing is limited. thats 17x9 +17 all around and it barely fits. gotta be weary of tire and wheel sizing on this thing as the fitment is spot on and only has so much clearance in the back being a 4 door even after heavy mods to cut weld and move everything in the back.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    just shy of "better" now. just gotta put insurance on it, drive it, align it, drift and daily it. AEM meth container, just put in so i can clean up a bunch of my million of boxes and parts i have for all these cars. completed the passenger seat rail which is now a whole unit and not tabs, with working slider for driver and passenger, both painted in flat black cleaned the entire interior, no more musty smell. i pressure washed the carpet and then cleaned it again when i installed it. even cleaned all the metal/sound deadening before putting the the carpet in. gutted the rear seat to allow no damage to the newer, bigger power cable. all metal was cut back and sanded, then i added cut vacuum lines and fuel lines to cover all the metal to not damage the wire as well as making it lighter. cleaned up the weak power steering line from the reservoir to pump and added nice new clamps, checked fluids finished putting the interior back together and not totally finished, im happy with where it is right now put it outside and put the supra in the garage to make a 24/7 fuel pump relay and some other bits and pieces so i can finish the tires i got, this or next year. dailies bonus, got all 4 re71r's mounted and balanced on the bronze cr kais so those will go on when the car is aligned and maybe do a drift/grip thing so i can get used to it again. and my blitz techno speed that i curbed like 3? yrs ago and got it re balanced finally for the time being. also got the crv aligned after the recent suspension work
  4. battleaxe

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    whatever driveshaft is in mine had this vibration as well, talked to another jzx83 guy as well and he too had this issue. mine steadies and unsteadies. i topped the car out where i felt i was going too fast to brake good and the vibration went away. i think mine is a oem mix up of parts. the other guy i talked to, same r box and jz, he has full sub and diff bushings and arms and changed driveshafts and its still there. i havent tested mine since removing all the slop but i think mine is in the driveshaft too. tried multiple wheels and tires as well. 😕
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    Curse of the Cressida

    i claybar'd and polished and wax'd this thing so now it feels nice again. i removed the hose clamp to this ae86 boot and drilled a hole and slit this old sway bar end link bush so it fits a lil better ran the new 0 gauge wire with the rca's and amp signal wire built a new battery tray, mounted the sub and amp. i love the music in here now but hate all the wires. did it as tidy as i could as i cant shorten the rcas. theres enough slack on it so i can un mount the sub and push to the back to remove. the aem meth kit will be behind the spare tire cover there, going to work on that today, pump will be below that. then run the wires and what not. got tired of it sitting in a box for like 10yrs. im looking for the oem carpet in the back as well, i may have a lead on that, wanna make it nice and oem in this car. Interior goes back in once I finish the seat rails and paint them. once all thats done, going for an alignment and hope to daily it and work out the bugs.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    take this time to figure out your gun. your fan, fluid control etc. the dust in a lot of cases will wipe off with a tac rag. spraying base is about consistency so max that fan out and play with the volume. every gun and area is different for gun pressure. should be 15-25psi. 25psi is on the high end. if its blowing shit back at you, turn it down. take a step back and realize this isnt your day job and theres a reason why paint and body is so expensive. its why i tell ppl to do it last after they drive and enjoy the car, but thats not here nor there. once you realize everything sucks but a coat of paint that one colour will make you happy at the end of the day. i guarantee that coat of base will rejuvenate you. also remember you can spray the base and clear again after all of this if it doesnt turn out great and you can pay someone some day if you want it mint. focus on one step at a time and take a deep breath now and then. once its one colour you'll be happy to drive it around at least and then worry about perfection later. you'll learn a lot, no matter how much you kick and scream.
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    man i love how this is turning out. excellent work. love all the blacked out bits and the wastegate through the oem shield. very tidy.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Humidity doesn't cause orange peel. Orange peel comes from a variety of sources. Your gun, gun setup, the paint itself and how it flows, speed at which you spray, spraying too light, too far away. Humidity would cause paint defects due to airborne water in the air.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Keep in mind, you can only do so much. If using a tack cloth, get it kinda "dirty" first. The first few swipes of a tack clotch always have some kinda residue to it. Can use a microfiber too to grab all the bits. U pretty much can't fuck up until clear. Base coat just needs good coverage in terms of how many coats. Put your light all over the base to make sure you got good coverage. If it feels kinda rough after last coat that's likely overspray that settled on top. Once it's flashed off and dry to the touch, you can test an area for a tack cloth of microfiber. If it's not dry enough if will streak. Clear is medium coat first, and adjust for second coat. Some ppl do a tack coat, so super light, can have an issue not melting as good into the second coat. Read the instructions for the paint manufacturer for flash off times to apply second coat. When ppl say x coats of clear, that's not an accurate measurements of thickness cause every coat is different in thickness. U can take a paint measure stick if u want to accurately measure but no one will ever care. It's only relevant when wet sanding the clear or cut polishing.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    High build should only be used to make a panel straight by blocking. For the inners I would just use a sealer as it is thin and does not need to be sanded after (if wet on wet) and makes the painting party easier. Any reason why you didn't just paint the entire inners if you went through the trouble of fully disassembling the whole door?
  11. battleaxe

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Wetting the floor has pros and cons. Can keep dust down, but also introduces humidity as well as the air hose will drag around and get dirty, wet and muddy. I'd personally do a good clean down before spraying. Broom, blow out, water out and squeegy or yolo it.
  12. battleaxe

    Sleeper MX83 build

    whatever booth you make without a roof, will just go around what you do have up. if you can make a poly roof, do it. get good air flow in there too. hope you got enough paint there. take your time. only part you can fuck up is the clear. too light and its hazy and lumpy. too heavy and it will run big time. you watch any youtube paint videos? i find them helpful. i watch motivated painters, the gunman, and bode vision. all very different ways to do that same thing. good luck
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    Curse of the Cressida

    the other things: s13: its outside civic: maintenance done and polished supra: has 2 working fog lights truck: functional, still has sick beats
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    Curse of the Cressida

    i fucking hate this car.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    This is an ongoing issue with the drift scene in general and will always be contentious. Our scene here on the island is nothing but great to competent drivers. Nearly anyone who drives at our events can compete anywhere. That being said, there's like a handful of cars that don't look like dog shit/multi coloured/no car style. Our drivers consistently go to BC/WA/OR tracks and take home the hardware. once again, there's next to no media of the cars. Vice versa, you go to american events, and the big ones of super D and final bout, lots and lots of good looking cars but the amount of good to competent drivers is very lacking. its my opinion as to why the media that comes out of those events are "high light reels." also look at the animal style cars and they're usually in 40 pcs by the end of the event, much like the former burst drivers. There's also the distinction of a car held together loosely that falls apart v crash and cool damage. i hate fixing my car so close calls and running walls are less and less now a days I will be the first to admit id also rather look at something cool doing something shitty than a garbage car doing something sick. i get it. ppl want to see cool things and not dumpsters. The problem with this will always be, much like ppl, you just got to look good and ppl will follow or treat you good. False egos. What I do love, is the cool cars doing cool things, and really that's a rare being. If ppl actually knew how many garbage cars are in japan doing events, all the nostalgia perfect drift cars would be even brighter because there's junk at all drift events always, they also just don't get film time because they look bad and drive bad. complex i know lol. begs the question, why does anyone do anything they're doing? seat time is important, but also taking care of your car is too. a stock body with fitted wheels and decent spares i could look at all day long, even if it is a e36 bmw. its so weird how ppl "just dont get it"
  16. battleaxe

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    the formula still exists, no matter the parts. id love to see F&F original cars redone with fitted wheels and stuff, sort of what Angry Earl did for the FD. Would have been cool if it had the same kit, but his car looks better. its weird how such a simple thing, that anyone can do, gets done so wrong. This is based strictly off ppl posting fitted, low, styled cars, and then they make their own, and its not remotely the same, but they are like ya, its the same..same car...ok dude.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    I think you're confused. X8s never made it into drifting, that would require the car gets driven/finished to even attempt to LEARN to drift. There is only a handful that got finished and then used. Most would get parted and sold/scrapped. Then ppl tried to "drift tax" the chassis resulting in many being between 3-5k for a free to $500 car which requires several 1000's to make it a usable vehicle, or roll the dice with a M motor, w box and a welded diff. Now we have none for sale as they get dropped at the wreckers, and the wreckers dont hold them because they're a worthless car, now they're all but gone. Probably for the best because its either S9 v1 kit on 18s with 45 series tires, or stock body with 350z rims and 45 series tires. Absolutely zero creativity, style what so ever for the chassis.
  18. battleaxe

    JZX100 Chaser

    sooo...did this sell?
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    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    how does paypal not give your money back for goods not delivered, and yet ppl can say they never got their packages and get their money back all the time? didnt Gordo have this issues when he sold some stuff online? have you blasted him on his IG page to get a call out? works decent for most things online when every post has a where the fuck are my parts?! its been x months?!?! would get old fast and i would imagine they would call back finally.
  20. battleaxe

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    jzx in canada are so stupidly expensive for the x chassis. there some some gx's that are reasonable, and even the auto jzx are expensive. the market has spiked HUGE since imports to the USA have become legal. taking a lot of the moderate priced cars here and are nearly double and in US funds and most our older cars go south while these guys up here are making good money. most who own them still give up though and are horrendous looking.
  21. battleaxe

    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    u know how i can tell you're a machinist? them allen head bolts. i love that datsun, and would love to see more of it or where to see more of it. i like misc projects no matter what theyre on.
  22. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    This was an actual lake and it sits outside all the time. Never a lake, not even damp. It was super weird and as I was away I couldn't check even if I wanted to. Oh well. I dried it out and washed the cushions and it's back in the car. I'll be keeping an eye on it
  23. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    the e85 here on the island is sitting at 67% ethanol currently (local shop has been testing it from the one station in nanaimo, which is and hour and a bit from victoria) and the price for e85 was $1.03/L and in august on the mainland it was $1.80/L, i suppose the difference is the mix of 60% vs 85-90% (testing of e90 was done by a e85 member) while our current gas prices are $1.30L and back in the summer is was $1.60 or thereabouts. This is why i drive my civic everywhere as BC is quite high in gas prices, go across the border and you save .30+/L. Just wanted to update this as the e85 pumps are starting to pop up. I came back from Japan and the Supra had a lovely lake waiting for me in my recaro, not sure where it was leaking from as the roof and headliner are dry, no water spots or drips, and the windows were all the way up. Havent done much of anything in a bit but the truck should be done shortly then when papers finally come for it I can sell my blue truck and thin the heard a bit
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    who ever shipped your shit is a liar, ive shipped countless wheels via boat, even shipped seats and tires. your shipper is the issue, not buying stuff from japan. but also like, dont bitch about your exchange, you have the "world dollar"
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