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Ok so Ive never put together a build thread so bear withh me. Here is what I have done withh the cressida so far.

Picked this thing up for $1000 DD over a year ago withh 210k on the clock and SUPRISE the motor blew. Before it did I was able to have a bunch of fun in it during a snowstorm and was hooked withh the X-chassis.

After the HG went I had to get on the road quickly. My then-girlfriend / now-fiance dropped a check for a replacement motor when I didnt have the money so she wouldnt let me say no. Its still a 7MGE but also has a 3 year warranty less than 60K on it a year later.


For reference, here is the car, stock everything and dirty as shit after a drive through my old stomping grounds.
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the stomping grounds
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Didnt get progress pix, but have a shitty cell "after" picture of the Tein S-tech springs. Looks great withh the Myspace viewing angle... any lower though and there is still a big gap :?
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Huge thanks Matt for the spare cressida diff/suspension and Mark for installing the Supra internals for me.

When he was finished Mark signed PM Spec! on the housing.
I got bored at work and decided to make it more obvious and blue
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yeah I painted the ENTIRE diff blue... I was really bored.
The one I pulled out is gonna get welded as a spare when I need.. thinking yellow

putting it in the car.
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Fast forward a little, I picked up some white Advan AVS
17x8 +32 all 4 corners

Got them withh messed up and curbed lips
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stripped the bead lips and had them polished. Place was fucking awesome, even took out all the curb rash.
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Big gap still, but looks, rides and feels a lot better than stock.
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So far the car has:

earlier model X8 grill
Tein S-tech springs
PM-Spec Supra LSD: custom smurf blue withh "MS_CHILLER" font (aaw yeah)
Advan AVS: 17x8 +32

not much but its a start.

heading to a junkyard this weeked to pull suspension parts off a crashed X8. thinking i can fab some custom arms withh heims and swedge tubes. Looking for a MR2 swaybar as well.

5-speed and 1jz are next on the list as well as coilovers.

But I have to face reality. Im getting married soon and my cash flow isnt really "flowing" so this is gonna be a slow build.


Here is how it sets now, next to its older, cooler brother.
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what's wrong withh the diff you pulled out? if nothing send me that one and i'll send you my welded...*seriously.

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nothing other than its open, Im just gonna have a guy I know weld the open one I pulled just in case.

I'm loving the supra LSD so far.

 

Im not sure why you would want an open diff, but I would reccomend hitting up a junkyard before trying to ship mine.

 

 

had some fun withh it this weekend. I have a new found hatred of the automatic. Hope to put in a 5-spd before too long so I can have fun in more than just wide open spaces.

 

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needs to be lower! I am going to keep bugging you until that unsightly fender gap is gone. You will be flush! Whore your self out for some coilovers or something, I won't tell Sujung. :twisted:

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Im trying to sell my 240 so I can maks some progress. Until then here is a pretty picture I took today:

 

 

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hey those mid drfiting pictures i took of you were "pretty" too. The only reason you have them is because I stood there as you shot rocks and shit at me, twice I might add. Don't forget how you almost ran me over while I took action shots of you in your 240 damn it! :twisted:

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needs more cow bell.

 

ok, this is too funny because on my 240 last year I was running a big rainbow reflective metallic stucker that said "I need more cowbell."

 

Ran that until a friend ruined my moment by saying it looked like a gay nightrider when he followed me at night.

Looking back he was right but yeah, my shit needs more cowbell.

 

Here is the corner mitch was talking about. He took the picture from the inside of the corner and I came withhin like 3 feet of him. This isnt it... cant seem to find that one.

 

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hey those mid drfiting pictures i took of you were "pretty" too. The only reason you have them is because I stood there as you shot rocks and shit at me, twice I might add. Don't forget how you almost ran me over while I took action shots of you in your 240 damn it! :twisted:

 

 

remember.... mitch takes it for the team

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Very funny, anyways here is the shot where you were only a foot and a half from me!

too lazy right now to find the larger pic but here it is. If you zoom in you can actually see him looking over his steering wheel to see if he's going to hit me.

This is just the begining of that run, he got much closer a split second after that shot. god i miss touge :cry:

 

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So just because I said I would update..

 

The FUCK is because I sold my 240 and have the money in my pocket to get a 1z and maybe even enough to work out my suspension if I play it right. I was stoked about that... BUT I found last friday that my work has not recieved a needed round of funding (start up company) and Im not promised a paycheck this next time around.

 

So.... I might be unemployed I might not be unemployed. Dunno. But either way I am under the impression that Im volunteering right now so Im gonna have to play it safe and not order my motor until I know what going on.

 

 

 

bummer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

but fuck it, this car is gonna get stuff done to it not matter what. I need to have some fun.

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update:

 

Job- not anymore

Fiance- bailed on me

Cressida- getting rewarded for still being around but still being a bitch!

 

So some shit has happened since my last update. Not all good, but now I have no excuses for not swapping my car.

 

here is the space I have to work with.. minus the cabinets.

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the motor

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the tranny

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hoping nobody notices

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out with the bad.

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friend calling it a night

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havnt had a chance to get pix since the 1st day but here is where I am so far.

 

 

 

7m - out and going to be traded for cooler

clutch pedal - installed

non ABS - installed

firewall - clearanced

trans tunnel - pounded (but not enough, cant get everything in :hammer: )

6-puc in the R154 - yes

shifter hole - started cutting for shifter (too far forward)

 

Im dropping the engine and trans in as one but hit a snag when I cant get both mounts and the trans mount to line up (2 out of 3 is still bad) so I have to pull and hammer again. Also the one of the engine mounts is torn. This car is being a little fucker but its gonna get done.

 

 

Huge thanks to Mitch for coming up to help out and drive my ass around as needed.

also thanks to Mark and everyone who has been answering my questions.

 

more pix will be on the way, and I hope soon a running car.

 

 

 

PS: its cold

 

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Good shit man, get it done! Let's go ski to Acrop.

 

 

-Matt-Panic!

 

 

Im gonna hold you to that. Best breakfast in town + tits. good place

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little update from yesterday. Sorry for the krappy cell pix

 

got my driftmotion PS line and clutch line hooked up, took the sledge to the tranny tunnel again, and test fitted a MK4 Supra fluidyne radiator I picked up for cheap.

 

Its too tall to fit without some modification to either the radiator, lower mount on the car, or both.

 

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Lower mount points are different too,but thats an easy fix.

 

have some other pictures, Im gonna start a thread about it in the Tech section.

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Yeah your welcome, I practically froze my ass off helping you. I still pissed that guy never sent out the driveshaft. Not to mention almost everything that could of went wrong with the swap, did. Oh yeah there was driving at 2:00 in the morning to wal-mart for a drillbit in the snow and ice! :angry:

 

Ah it's all good, i did get to fuck around in the snow with the hyundai ^_^

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Yeah your welcome, I practically froze my ass off helping you. I still pissed that guy never sent out the driveshaft. Not to mention almost everything that could of went wrong with the swap, did. Oh yeah there was driving at 2:00 in the morning to wal-mart for a drillbit in the snow and ice! :angry:

 

Ah it's all good, i did get to fuck around in the snow with the hyundai ^_^

 

 

 

that did suck... I know Im never going to live that down.

 

 

the guy finally did send out the driveshaft so thats a plus.

Though Im betting its going to show up while Im on vacation. Hope they dont send it back.

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after some doing..

 

MOTARZ IN!!!!!!!

 

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just putting things back together now..

 

 

Mark, we have the same motor mounts... Nick said you guys were having some twisting issues when you put it in. I had the same problem and was wondering if this was so.....

 

 

ALso my need to find the right driveshaft continues... the one that guy sent me isnt right. He is swearing up and down that its from a R154 because "he just sold the R154" but check this out.

 

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wonder if someone is gonna be pissed they bought a W58... or am I missing something?

 

Either way Im starting to hate dealing with car guys from California.

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Either way Im starting to hate dealing with "car guys".

 

fixed

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