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Well it's been a year since I got this car, so I figured I'd make a thread on the updates so far.

Been looking at getting a 4 door drift chassis of some kind for a while, wanted something to drop a JZ into, and I've always liked older toyotas - my pops had a 1981 Crown back in the day too.

Plans are to JZ swap it and get it driving again.

 

As I bought it.

 

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It's a 1988 GX81 Mark 2 Hardtop, it was running when I bought it, but not in driving condition - the brakes had seized and it had rust. And one of the previous owners painted the interior blue.

These don't go up for sale often around here, plus we have a 12 year import ban on vehicles - only vehicles 12yrs and newer and eligible to be imported. Any others that show up for sale usually either have worse rust or some other issues.

 

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The first things after buying were stripping it apart and removing the 1G, then dealing with the rust.

 

Chopped the rusted front end out

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Cut out the old rockers and welded new ones.

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New front end tacked on.

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Welded and primed.

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Primed.

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First coat of colour down. Paint is Toyota Deep Jewel Green Pearl (6P3), factory paint on the LS400 and Supra before being superseded by Imperial Jade Mica (6Q7). The 2 are similar but I rather the Deep Jewel Green.

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After a few more coats and then clear.

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The chrome trim had faded out, so I resprayed them in something a lil more lively.

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Been looking at getting a 4 door drift chassis of some kind for a while,

 

Looked more like a 'drift car' before you started.

No matter, being a 'drift car' it will look that way again.

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Found a JZX81 Cresta for sale locally, bought it as a parts car. Didn't take any pics before I started stripping it apart. Didn't have a trans in it, engine turns over though. The body was thoroughly rotten, the roof had been beaten in. Had the complete brown interior with power driver seat.

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All that's left of it now

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Cleaned and fitted the carpet from the Cresta also got the dash back in.

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Some parts recently came in, wasted no time fitting them.

 

New headlights and grille. I got the corners to fit whenever I put the fenders back on.

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New tail lights, trunk lock

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Also happened to find this analogue cluster from a JZX81

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this reminds me i still want to finish my arduino to drive my Turbo Light, i miss that thing after putting in a JZX90 ecu.

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