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Tell me more about how you fitted up your j spec front bar. Did you have the OEM rebar or anything? I was going to weld on some guide plates under my headlights to hold my bumper up..mines just the skin with a single mount in the center and the aluminium sheet for the ic. Tell me more about your magic

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Thanks for the tip Gordon, I can be a knucklehead using brake cleaner on fucking everything with disregard for what material or finish it is.

My front bumper mounting is actually pretty crude and lazy. I only ever had the GX bumper cover and not the bar. I literally just kept cutting the stock Cressida bumper frame until the bumper cover fit over it. It's still in one piece, no foam insert either.  The top edge of the cover is just draped over the flange at the top of the bumper frame instead of screwed to it with that flat piece with the studs on it because that rotted and fell apart.  I was too lazy to make a new one from scratch so I threw it together like that and never fucked with it further.  The only evidence of it sitting too far in is where the grille overhangs it in the center.  Screws to the front corners of the fender like stock and lower corners of the bumper have home made brackets connecting to the body similar to stock

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Basically just drove it this year.

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It may have ended up being my last year in the Cressida because I just bought this:

 

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The trunk is lying.  It's a JZX91 Grande G 2JZ auto:

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What it came with:

Old HKS Hipermax LS+

R33 rep? wheels

Hippo Sleek front lip

X100 Tourer front seats

Mark II rear seat doily (fuck yes)

cracked windshield (fuck)

two spare hoods, spare trunk lid, spare OEM spoiler

ruined driveshaft center support bushing stuffed with windshield urethane (didn't work)

 

 

Plan is to put the 110 engine and R154 from the Cressida in it while converting the intake manifold, harness and ECU to JZX100, which should be able to run A/C, fuel pump control unit, etc. like stock.  I've already got the proper center console, shifter garnish, manual pedal set and clutch master, but I need to cool it with the parts from now until after the holiday season.

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Works if you clean all the parts, and giving it enough time to set up.

Did that on the rat Datsun truck of mine, with the only downside was the high durometer urethane that I used, that sat up like nylon.
It transferred a lot of noise.

Had to do this because of the difficulty of finding an OEM quality center bearing, which I finally did.

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If they have the Nissan writing and size around the center cap they're obviously OEM. That's the main tell tale that it's OEM unless they shaved the lettering in that area. The OEM wheels are pretty heavy and the g33 replicas just look off to me. Hard to tell from here. I don't remember there being any stampings inside the barrels or spokes for the OEM. I've been eyeing the jzxs more and more since being in Japan for holiday...the mark x and crowns have definitely grown more on me too. Good trade up

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Center caps are blank.  They have the Nissan hub bore dia.  These wheels are old and gross and the chrome is flaking off all over.  I'm pretty sure they're reps; I was able to clean off the back of one of the spokes enough to find 17x8 +30.

Driveshaft lol:

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Also, having a base 3.0L car means I get the same diff and axles as Tourer V.  Should be pretty cheap and easy to shove an FR-S Torsen up in there.  Only difference is the N/A car is minus one mount so I'm going to want to do that as well:

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Oh yeah it's like that stock. I guess they determined three mount points were adequate for the non turbo. They just used the same rear diff cover and subframe minus the bushing sleeve welded to it 

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yup mine came stock with only 1 diff mount as well lol you can get a quick is300 mount on ebay for like 17 bucks

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The GE is being saved for a rainy day. Yours truly aint gon toss a perfectly good 2J.  Maybe another 1.5 in the future. Right now it's swap complete engine set from the other car over to this one. 

I don't care to spend the money and effort adapting a Solstice trans.  It's not appealing enough to me, especially when I already have a 154.  I don't like the shitty gear ratios meant for the gutless four cylinders they were sold behind, and the 3.75 1st gear for people who can't drive manual.  And like the CD009, initial buy-in cost of the box is low, sure, but after you're done wasting money adapting it (and hacking your car apart in the case of the nissan trans) you're at or exceeding an R box anyway. 

Come to think of it, I've had this same R154 for 12+ years and it's the sole surviving part I have from my MA70. As it should be.  I'll continue to reuse it until I can't anymore. That being said, I will need to open it up again to extend the shifter for the x90. Or get a tripod shifter and housing for it, if that's even possible; I understand the shaft bearings are different sizes. I'll figure it out once I have everything apart in January

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So true about the Nissan trans. Lots of cutting for me. Adapting everything with the Collins kit and the serial nine shifter set me back an additional 1200.

Only reason I did it is because it shifts nice and holds more power

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Organ donor.

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Started on the wiring.  The X110 harness is way too short,  so I decided to use the original GE harness as a base and rework it into an X100 configuration since it's already the correct length and has the right ECU and body connectors.  The GE harness has sequential injection, as well as half of the other connectors I need already in the correct place.  I trimmed the fat and removed all trac and auto trans circuits, while adding cam sensor, crank sensor, OCV, 4 wire o2, and the entire primary ignition circuit from the X110 harness (half of which I could just repin from the distributor ignition module).

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Got my penis enlarged:

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Would've had a reassembled transmission by now, but I noticed this nice crack through the extension housing:

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My trans had been leaking slowly for ages, even after a couple reseals, so I'm thinking this might be the cause.  Unless I'm the world's worst FIPG sheet cake artist.  Anyone with a junk R154 willing to sell me their extension housing?  I'm looking for either a late non-tripod with the extra tapped holes for the newer style trans mount, or maybe an early tripod (pre-95?) which I think will fit over my mk3 internals.

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Looks like way too many clutch dumps with a heavy stock flywheel, and the stock 2-piece drive shaft.....

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Stock flywheel, check.  Haven't had a 2 piece driveshaft since it was in my Supra, but who knows how long it's been like that

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You probably answered this at some point

 

Whats your cressida front lip?

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MA70 lip from eBay, I think it's a bomex rep or something like that

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I was just commenting how this place was dead the other day.  Now that it's officially dead, but we have multiple build threads going at the same time.  

 

 

Crazy.

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Couldn't see myself having a build thread anywhere but here. I was hoping this place would get a second wind after enough of the imported cars came to the US. Not that Canadians haven't already been doing what I'm doing on here for the past 10+ years already.  But I also dont see JZXP material in the typical clientele overpaying for these cars fresh off the boat from an importer either, this isn't exactly the most lucrative platform for them for attention whoring.

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As far as fresh importing goes, I'm kicking myself in the ass for not buying an x100 or two last year when I had the money, and just parking it in Japan.  I've been wanting one since I was in high school and now it looks like I might never get one. HAHA.  I need to go back to having a good job and no free time.  Right now I've got tons of free time but a shit job and no money.

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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.

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@bigtoepfer you could still make it a reality with an NA model.  The Grande G was a great base to start with and it was a third the cost of a Tourer V.  So far among other stuff, I've found it has the same drivetrain, front brakes, fuel pump, and obviously the crossmember, engine mounts etc as Tourer V.  I can't imagine the JZX101 is much different

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Yeah, I saw the inside of a later housing and it's completely different.  The shift rail and detent isn't even on the same side of the trans

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What was tripping me up was the JZX90 parts diagrams I was looking at for the shift lever and retainer group only show images for tripod shifters for all years of X9, where in reality I'm pretty sure they had the dog leg shifter like early Z30 until sometime in 1994 when the r154 was updated. 

Not that it matters to me at this point, I already slapped mine back together and it's under my car using an Xcessive MX83 crossmember redrilled for the X90 bolt pattern and 1/4" plate spacers to make up for the increased height of the MA70 trans mount.  My X9 only uses four M8 x 1.25 fasteners to attach the crossmember to the body, which is a bit disconcerting...

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