Jzx love affair Part ii - 81 Cresta

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  1. niall14a

    niall14a Member

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    Been on the lookout for another x body for a while now after really regretting selling the chaser.


    Looked at importing but couldn't see anythin that tickled my fancy within my budget. So after enquiring all round the country I came across this, it wasn't advertised anywhere just through word of mouth.


    It's a 92 Cresta with a Mark ii front, it's not the tidiest body wise but it's straight and no rust so a good start.


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    It's supposed to be black over dark grey but the front is a few different colours with the mark ii conversion.


    Plan is to get a full respray, maybe new front wings as they are flared nearly too much and are very rough and new wheels and just drive it as much as possible!


    Bit of spec:


    Standard 1jz twin turbo
    HKS F Con
    HKS induction kit
    Unknown dump valve
    Unknown cat back exhaust
    JIC Magic coilovers
    Unknown front strut brace
    4 pot skyline front brake conversion
    2 way diff
    TRD Nardi wheel
    Blitz boost gauge


    Otherwise standard apart from the few electric bits from factory including sunroof and seats.


    Needs some bushings etc for test so gonna check that out next sat and do up a list to order from Toyota.
     
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    Would it not be better to go for pollybushes?
     
  3. Stavros

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    Awesome! Seriously miss mine. Mine had the digi dash too.

    Can't be many in the UK or Ire tbh? I only know of one in the UK these days I think.
     
  4. xborninthefightx

    xborninthefightx JZX BOSS

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    Oh nice.
    Whats the plan for the car.?
     
  5. niall14a

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    Cheers, yea the fella I bought it from reckoned it was the only road going one left over here anyway, there are a couple of others being built for drifting.
     
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    Plan is to leave it standard power wise, I might get a spare set of twins I have rebuilt with steel internals, a front mount and maybe a better rad. Body wise it'll be getting a full respray so it's like new, keeping it two tone and a cool set of wheels!
     
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    Going for a look at some different sets of wheels next week, swaying towards regamasters as the sp1's I was thinkin of putting on it are a bit overdone on cars here.
    Set I'm looking at...

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    Some inspiration...

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  8. garrigle

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    Nice looking car :)
     
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    Cool car.

    There's a set Uras Exols on Zilvia, they would be awesome.
     
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    Those wheels look really on point for 81s. Sp1s are pretty samey samey
     
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    Man...Love 81's

    Nice find!!!
     
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    Cheers for the comments lads, after nearly deciding on the regas, I'm lookin at te37's now, can't make up my mind!
     
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    Picked up a really clean set of headlights and a bride rail off xborninthefightx on here.

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    Hope to have it on the road in the next month or so.
     
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    Got a small bit done on this today.

    Got new track rod ends new from Toyota. (Thanks to Danny)

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    Stuck them in, when I was at that I had a look round the coilovers, they are done, so think I'm gonna get a set of BC's for it as they're the only reasonable priced ones available. New JIC's are over 2k from japan!

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    Then I stuck on the Regas I picked up, fitment isn't bad, the rears are nearly spot on when it's lowered a little. The front wings are a bit of a mess so when I get the new coilovers il raise it up and take some of the negative camber outve it.

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    Happy with them, think they'll look a lot better when they're painted in the same grey as the bottom half of the car.

    Also found a few leaks and anti roll bar bushes gone so have a few more boring parts to get before it's ready to test
     
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    Super cool! Fully awesome car.
     
  16. BradMD

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    sweeeet car, those old toyotas are cool
     
  17. Calllllly

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    That is very very cool!
     
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    Thanks lads, the more I look at the front wings the more I hate them. Keeping a tight eye on yahoo auctions for a good pair.
     
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    Looking pimp as fuck mate, good work
     
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    Sweet car :) Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
     

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