Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
jzxseven

i just wanna look good for you

Recommended Posts

hi all it's been awhile. nothing x or jz related for that matter, but i hope yall enjoy. :wub:

 

sob story cliff notes incoming

 

been out of the loop for a looonnnggg time. partly because everything after my first cressida that got wrecked never had that same feeling.

i basically didn't really care about anything cool car related, just was focused on saving money to get out of the hood eventually. even got to the point where i was content just doing basic maintenance stuff and enjoying life driving around my stock 98 ls400.

met some dude at work awhile back that was into toyota mini trucks. we bonded full on homo like. my lady decides we should take him along with us to toyotafest whackness this year. checked it out left unsatisfied because of all the trash that was present and how BUNK engine swaps were done.

on the way home from broyotafest my dude just kept saying i should build a mini truck and kept mentioning this socal meet coming up in october.

was sooo persuading that even my lady was on board with it.

told myself fuck it and tried to shake off all the rust with one goal in mind. to be that douche at the socal mini truck meet.

 

cruised craigslist for awhile and in july found what i wanted an 87 xtra cab 2wd sr5 pickup. bought it off some painter dude that cried when he signed the pinkslip lol. shit is lit fam.

from that point up until my 3 week vacation in august, i was collecting parts and what not.

vacation rolls around and with the help my coworker turned brother and my lady we bang out most of the shit in that time frame. got it fully driveable 2nd week of september and to the point it is right now at the end of september.

 

after the super long days of working 3/4s of the way dead and coming home to button up the truck, the goal was accomplished. made it to socal and back drama free, stunted, made people faint etc. overall it was a great time.

and on the way back from socal, my lady and i were talking about the truck. and the topic came up of how the truck is basically my first cressida reincarnated. and i feel it brothers. i fucking feel it with this one. although im behind because it has the dumbest suspension and steering setup to do "cool" things with. THE FEELINGS I GOT FROM MY FIRST CRESSIDA ARE HERE. trust.

 

in the end, it was all worth it. a brotherhood of teamsters was formed. it got me hyped up and out of the shadows again. when i get steering and suspension sorted can finally dust off my non existent driving "skills". didn't break the bank account too bad. fun was had and memories were made.

 

vvti 1uz

sc300 w58

swag swerve

lets go

37204278180_eeda0d1690_b.jpg

 

36791925913_6e7bd771d2_b.jpg

 

37461599221_e29538d579_b.jpg

 

36752383154_2113c4ac0a_b.jpg

 

23610160278_c42a93b4ab_b.jpg

 

37461604511_48a3dc7f20_b.jpg

 

23610158378_1c517236fa_h.jpg

 

 

my favorite part of it all. all the jokes, feelings, hurdles and thoughts during that time in space. blasted on the rad and rad support.

37462058071_7d9cdd3652_h.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bay area Mac dre lives!

That truck is fucking awesome!

 

What wheels are those? Alcoa? Weld? They look fucking deadly! 6 Bolt?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know lots of those feels ;_;

 

Truck looks really good. It's weird how Toyota guys are universally cool like that. Discovered a guy at work has two 86s and a Supra and we ended up taking our smoke breaks together now and hanging out after work talking about car stuff all the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks my dudes. thorougly enjoying this build for sure. wheels are summit racing weld knocks. 15x10 0 offset 5 lug. my stock steelies didnt get finished in time and still haven't heard from the wheel place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey frenz, so this happened.  i fuckboi X7'd the truck.  don't judge.  😐 and yes those AREN'T rotas.

 

32095900718_b3731df5e9_c.jpg

45054816685_c7dc0c014e_c.jpg

43926315410_fbdaceaf14_c.jpg

30949390137_71b7fcfaf1_c.jpg

45054811945_f710d8469d_c.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

damn wtf this is to fucking rad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

truck looks good!!! btw i lost all the pics you took of my last cressida :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, WhoreMouth_Jr said:

He used x7 front and rear subframes haha

aii. makes sense. 

interesting choice for the rear, better than a solid rear axle in terms of having camber and toe, sucks a bit with the lack of much camber adjustment, but i like the idea.

i guess made a new mount on the LCAs for the larger single large piston rear coils. all off the shelf toyota bits, and the few different differential ratios to chose from as well are bonuses

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wait, you have an X7 rear end under that ?
The same one that everyone breaks when they try to put half serious power through ?
Why ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks bros!  Yeah subs are from an x7.  Coilovers are PBM ae86. And jordans old 2 way kaaz it breaks. 

Ended up with the rear x7 simply because its what I wanted, downfalls and all.

ps brian i might still have those pics on my comp!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe some 13x12 wheels out of Japan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×