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  1. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Yep, that's why I'm not too upset about spending 2 hours getting those stupid exhaust manifold shields off, or the dumb starter location, etc. The car is really quiet, the 12 CD changer and sound system works perfect and the motor is super smooth. It has just enough power to be interesting. I actually might keep the auto instead of manual swapping it, since it is a daily. Probably will give it a slight drop with some MKIV supra used struts and springs, and then of course some middle of the road enkeis or something.
  2. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Thanks Zach, yeah it is. That was my thinking. I would build a new bumper support to mount the thing. Bumper came in yesterday, but I haven't checked to see how bad the mounting is going to be with the stock bumper yet. I'm terrified of the bad drivers up here, there's a lot of them. I'm probably going to only drive this thing in very light traffic and/or on the weekends anyway. I might not even park it at the store or whatever. I might just drive it around without stopping and getting out, who knows. I also bought this thing for $900. It has 330k on the 1UZ in it, but the interior and exterior are almost perfect, so I can't complain. It even came with the user manual, Lexus first aid kit in the trunk, and the 12 CD changer still works. I'm going to make it my daily driver. I'll be dumping a little time and money into this thing for a little while. The cress will be on the back burner for a few weeks probably, but then I'll get back to it. The 1UZ is kind of a pain in the ass, but I still like it. I've already torn the motor apart to refresh the goopy top end. The motor is super healthy for the mileage it has, take a look at the spotless cams. They look brand new.
  3. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I would have... the whole bumper itself is 100 bucks. Shipping is a minimum of 1600 I think? It was astronomical. Most proxy services don't want to deal with it.
  4. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Also came across this about a month ago on ebay. The seller originally wanted $500 for it, $650 with shipping. I called and offered $450 shipped, but he denied. Checked again a few days ago, and it dropped all the way down to $150. Bought it for $300 shipped. It doesn't come with the JDM metal bumper support. I know it will fit with some hacking. On the SerialNine website, they say that their JZX rear bumpers will fit with "heavily modifying the rear USDM bumper". Time to get out the cutting wheel again.
  5. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Biggest factor right there
  6. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Yep. I get too attached to cars. Don't like beating them up after all the time I took to build them, hence "sleeper mx83 build". It's not gonna be much of a sleeper with the lowering done to it and the giant six pistons though. It should fool most people... it's an old four door and it looks like a Camry, it must be slow, right?
  7. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Not drifting this car, so I'm not worried about it lol
  8. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    It's real pretty. Got it brand "new" and unused in the box. They don't come up very often, and when they do, they're like $600+ dollars. I lucked out and got mine for like $500 shipped, which is still ridiculous, but whatever.
  9. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Yep. No going back now, no ragrets
  10. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Finished the tunnel, on the inside of the car at least. Put some dynamat and some thick sound-deadening vinyl on the tunnel and called it good. Did a quick mock-up of all the front end stuff. I'm really thrilled that the Woodbell grill I bought last year fits. Not everything is lined up perfectly in the pic since the corners of the headlights aren't supported by the fenders that I don't have yet.
  11. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Yes and no. You're going to find very few old Toyotas and Datsuns in any local yards. They're mostly being held onto by private owners. Parts availability is pretty bad here too. I feel like most people aren't heading to Canada to buy parts though. A lot of kids with their parent's money are getting cars from Canada, no doubt about that. Totally agree about the artificial bubble though. Seems to be true everywhere.
  12. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I am aware, and I feel bad for my brothers up north But hey, at least you have the 15 year rule. We're waiting forever to import stuff when we see an entire choo choo train of canadians drive down to the US in imported jdm rides. It hurts man. You win some, you lose some
  13. BoristheCat

    It's an old Toyota at least so fuck off.

    Lol rekt. In all seriousness, is he doing ok though? Kinda worried about the dude. He hasn't posted in a while and was going through some ex wife struggles or something last I saw him post
  14. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Why am I not surprised lol. If it all bolts together properly and just needs some panel gap adjustment, I can deal with that. It's pretty much expected when you're getting parts that aren't manufactured with a perfect OEM mold.
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