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Tuner4life's 1991 Cressida Drift Build

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You should've practiced with a stock car and build it as you go, not the other way around. You don't learn how to do something by starting at an advanced level. Welded diff with a 1UZ 5 speed will get you in a lot of trouble compared to a wheezy tired old 7M. The cars back end starts to snap around especially with a welded diff and a stiff suspension. The fact that you're going to add a lot more rigidity to the subframe and possibly go with stiffer bushings, you're really taking away the forgiving things about the car. You'll have a hell of a time "learning" how to drift because Cressida's aren't beginners cars and they're not as easy to hang sideways compared to your average 240sx or AE86 Corolla. The car is bulky, heavy and can get pretty sloppy if you're unaware of its handling characteristics.

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"Forgiving" doesn't quite describe it it, I could literally change the alignment of the rear wheels just by grabbing the tires and pulling them one way or the other. Replacement was necessary, and I can't see buying stock stuff just to upgrade it again later. I could not even imagine trying to drift this car on that defective stock rubber. I will however wait to upgrage from the 1uzfe until I am comfortable with the cassis.

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You'll have a hell of a time "learning" how to drift because Cressida's aren't beginners cars and they're not as easy to hang sideways compared to your average 240sx or AE86 Corolla.

 

Wut....?

 

I'll give you a 240 with some power is easy but AE86's are notoriously hard to drift. The shorter the wheel base, the worse it is. Longer wheel base means a longer, slower, more predictable transition. And getting rid of the rubber only adds to the predictability of the chassis. The only bad thing about starting with a good drift car is it doesn't teach you how to handle things going wrong until it's too late.

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I managed to get the 4 mounting bushings out of the subframe last night, this is the average condition of them once removed...

 

 

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I'm still working on the diff bushings. I think I can split the outer sleeve of the bushing with a hacksaw or sawzall and then just pry them out, but my hands hurt, I'll do it later in the week.

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Must suck not to have a lathe in one's garage...

I just machined out a couple of pieces scrap, and used a gear puller bolt to push out the diff bushings.

 

Be carefull not to cut into the sleeve that's welded to the subframe when you go to split the shell of the diff bushings.

If you only cut through about 75% of the outer shell, at 3 places, like at 10 o'clock, 12, and 2, you can colapse it in on it's self with a hammer & punch at the 12 o'clock point.

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A lathe would be cool, but yeah.. money..

 

I've cut through bushing sleeves in this fashion before, definitely need to be careful. If I can't make it happen with one cut, I'll give the 3 cuts a try.

 

I'm realizing that I'm going to have more money and time wrapped up in the rear end of this car than any other part. Not necessarily a bad thing..

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I managed to paint the bay over the weekend, I'm happy with it. This is NOT the color that the body will be.

 

 

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I Like !!

 

What will the outside be like ?

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It will be Team Oneway Colors. (green with purple trim). I'm good friends with these guys and will be drifting with them in the upcoming seasons.

 

 

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Hey. I'm stoked on your progress and all. Now cut it out with the loads of useless pics. 2 pics of the sunroof blockoff? COME ON. No one wants to see that crap.

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Well, I installed the clutch pedal and master cylinder over the weekend, but since I've already used up my alloted internet in this thread, use your imagination. ;)

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All of my pics are on photobucket. I've just been inserting them right into the text. That's how i've done it for years. Is that not working?

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Not sure I read or not, but what transmission will you be buying to use for this? I'm not overly versed in swaps but found this site to get help with my Cressida in case I need it.

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I apologize for no thread. I just make one for you. I am not the best with computers and found this site while looking for parts for Cressida.

 

I am an "old timer" as some Americans I have met say about older people, but I still can work my way around car or vehicle.

 

I will enjoy watching your Cressida progress through the time!

 

There is a gentleman younger that has a 1995 Supra with a stick shift. If he has wreck with car, maybe you could visit our land and buy transmission from him. I am only joking.

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So do I, he's arranging a date for me with a dumb Icelandic colledge girl.

Hope she doesn't smell too much like fish.

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She will not smell like fish. Vodka a strong possibility!

 

 

Please do return her without "dong slap" marks on face. She will need to return to work at cafe without questions from IS custom at Keflavik airport.

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I may be old and not understand some of English, but know to keep up with joking and fun here.

 

Thank you for the welcome.

 

I need to get off of the computer. Must let dogs out for a bit and relax before sleeping.

 

Daylight is getting very short (sunrise around 09:00 and set around 14:30 or so. Gets shorter and shorter every day.

 

Busy tomorrow. I need to make a drive to Rekjavík (Our capital city) to buy things for the home and Land Cruiser. My Land Cruiser needs a new "valve cover" gasket. Leaks a little fluid. Might as well.

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