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#81   2017-08-21 08:17          
X30 REVEAL


-✘ Well.. Today is the day my project car is getting revealed to you guys, some of you maybe have already seen it wandering around Osaka or in my garage, but I know that majority of you never even heard of such car being built in Osaka. But that is about to change. ✘-

-✘ Here she is, a custom built and one of a kind - 1980 TOYOTA CRESSIDA X30. Basically the only thing that is left of her is the body and few bits of interior, as in the process of this restoration everything was taken from TOYOTA ALTEZZA RS200 or replaced with new or performance parts. Completely fixed body, all rust was removed, replaced by new fabricated bits of metal, also in the process the whole chassis was strengthened by new weld seams. The rear independent suspension was adopted from Altezza, everything including subframe, drive shaft, differential and other similar things. Front suspension was modified of existing Altezza parts and fabricated by us. The whole car was painted in dark purple color by me, by no means I am professional painter and its not excellent, but it definitely does it job, looks good. ✘-



-✘ The car sits on Altezza's TEIN FLEX coilovers which was adapted to X30. Heavily modified and custom made front arms for bigger steering lock which in result now we have 60 degree lock, also to get such camber the CUSCO CAMBER ARMS was installed. The brakes were also borrowed from Altezza. Welded differential, reinforced rear subframe mounts, also every single bushing was replaced with polyurethane bushings for more stiffer ride. Because of Altezza suspension, the wheelbase of Cressida got wider, and with the help of spacers it was widened even more. So in the end I am running -4.5 negative camber in the front and -2.0 negative in the back. Considering the purpose of this car the caster, damping and height was set to achieve stiffer ride and better handling, even on full lock we have no clearance issues. Also the car was fitted with new shoes - 15x7 Enkei 92 Classic wheels with Toyo Proxes R888 in the front for better grip and used Advans in the rear. ✘-




-✘ Well, the fun part I guess ? As you may already know, the new heart of Cressida is fully built, race engine spec 3S-GE accompanied with rebuilt J160 6-speed manual transmission. Completely new internals, only the crankshaft was kept stock because it is strong enough to hold big power and even more, ported cylinder head, injection system was replaced by 4A-GE 20V BLACK TOP 45mm individual throttle bodies, custom fabricated 4:2:1 exhaust header for more torque, straight pipe from the headers, stock ECU was replaced by Apexi Power FC ECU accompanied with FC commander, everything mapped correctly, HKS oil and water sensors, Motul 300V oil and filters and probably even more things which I can't remember. After the final tune, we were making making around 260 horsepower at the crank, which roughly measured would be around 220 horsepower at the wheels, considering the little weight of our car which is around 1040'ish kg it is more than enough to get her sideways. ✘-



-✘ The interior was fully stripped out for weight reduction, sound deadening and other things is gone, only bare shell, everything was painted in black. We did decent job in fabricating our own rollcage, we used seamless steel tube, and did it by FIA standards, so I will be well protected in case of crash. The seats are Bride Zeta III accompanied with 4 Point TAKATA harness, Nardi Classic Leather steering wheel, Apexi 10K RPM Gauge, HKS oil and water gauges and FC Commander on the glovebox, all those things were sourced from UpGarage, only the custom made handbrake was made by Shao. The gearknob was a gift from Russian guys. ✘-



-✘ So yeah guys.. Thats kinda it, the Cressida project is finally "finished", it took us nearly four months of sleepless nights and days, I can't thank enough to the ones who helped me, most importantly to the Shao and his crew for letting me use his workshop, and also the custom work he did, and also Oscar ( Terroras ) which helped me a ton, it wouldn't be possible without you guys. The whole project turned out very successfuly, and I don't even think of selling her now, considering how much time I spent working on her.. Unless someone pays more than 30' grand, any volunteers ? It is not my last project car for sure, as you know the saying, there is no such thing as "finished" for project cars. Also I can guarantee that another car might be coming soon, I can only tell that it will be two seater which will turn into another beast in the long run. But that is for future, only time will show. Here is one more picture from photoshoot. ✘-


-✘ To end the post I will post a "rolling" shot of Cressida and me behind the wheel, the face are blurred for safety reasons, oh and by the way those number plates are fake as I didn't registered her, rolling around still in Russian documents unregistered, hashiriya life you know, zero fucks given. ✘-



-✘ So yeah guys, keep an eye open for further updates, a lot of action coming in near future, peace! ✘-

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#82   2017-08-21 11:55          
Good stuff, waiting for ya to come by! :D

MACKAY

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#83   2017-08-23 13:38          
"Leaving" Japan

-✘ Well, short update on what is happening. The Cressida is running awesome and well, did some "test runs" in touge accompanied by Oscar, will post photos later as we still don't have a lot to show, went there only to drive, no fancy pics. But this update is not about that. Me and Oscar are leaving the Japan for a week, we will be visiting United States, more specific California/L.A for some "business" things, as this was kind of impulse thing, I bought the tickets yesterday and we are leaving in few hours, at night btw. We will be spending whole week there as we will be leaving USA at August 30, so we will have a little bit of time to do some other things than doing "business", any offers ? Oh and by the way fellow car guy known as Sleepy ( Sleepin mOnkey's Topic ) was kind enough to let us stay at his place the whole we time are here, so that is awesome, can't thank him enough. ✘-

-✘ My lovely bimmer' at the parking lot, right after I bought the tickets, love this car, always puts a smile on my face when I see it. ✘


-✘ As I said I am not travelling alone, as you know, I got my partner for everything, called Oscar up, told the situation and in no time I heard reply - "I'm down, let's do this, buy a ticket for me too." I believe he have some things to do there too, haha. So here we are, packing our little bags for those few days and waiting for our flight. I am not going to get into detail what is going to happen there, but I will show soon enough. ✘-


-✘ So yeah, I believe we will update you all when we get there, keep an eye open for further updates, anyone local wants to meet up with us here haha ? Peace, till later. ✘-


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#84   2017-08-23 15:46          
Wow impressive work on the x30 if it was my car i would do the conversion with a is300 but i cant lie it's definetly impressive. Also the house and the garage will be open for you guys,just need to check my warehouse to see if is something there i can lend you and oscar.
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#85   2017-08-25 12:44          
Welcome to the USA

-✘ Yeah guys, short update. Few hours ago we landed in L.A.. So now in the morning we are headed to meet the "Sleepy". First impressions - everything is so different here haha, cars, people and etc.. So basically our plan is to "settle down" at Sleepy's place, get some rest, find something to drive, Sleepy said he may have something to lend us for those few days, so that is very good news. So whole day tomorrow we will be busy as hell doing the things we came here for, we hope to be able to sort it out in one day as everything is happening in L.A. After everything will be sorted out we will have 3 days to spend doing other things, so we may visit Vegas or something like that, "travel" a bit. ✘-


-✘ Stay tuned, will "reveal" everything tomorrow or on sunday.. ✘-

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#86   2017-08-25 13:11          
Just drop at the shop i will be there working
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#87   2017-08-25 13:18          
# Sleepin mOnkey : Just drop at the shop i will be there working

We should be there in an hour.

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#88   2017-08-26 20:07          
Adventures begins

-✘ Well.. Our day started at 6' in the morning.. But first things first before we get into detail. I must say thank you to "Sleepy" once again for hooking me up with amazing whip for few next days. It is cherry red Nissan S14 Kouki with a little bit modified SR20VE under the hood, it has ITB system, so the sound is amazing especially while revving oh boy, also it sits on Enkei RPF1's and on Tein coilovers, oh and also R34 Seats and steering wheel inside. Better words couldn't sum it up - very clean and fun car to drive ! Don't worry, I will take good care of her. So this morning we filled her up and went to do our "business". ✘-


-✘ But as you guys know me, I had to test her out, not the brightest idea of me but oh well.. Considering the fact it has around 200hp, she rips man, and the sound both of the engine and exhaust while pushing her to the limits is amazing. Everything was done on closed race track, more specific in Mexico haha. ✘-


-✘ So yeah, now to the "business" part.. As you probably noticed, I am in the docks.. Filling all kind of paperwork and shit. Yeah yeah, I bought another project car in United States, so now we are dealing with shipping company to get her into Japan.. Oscar bought something too, so we will be putting two cars in one bigger container, so we will save little bit of money that way. I am not going to reveal the car, but there is some hints all across my topic, so maybe someone will figure it out. The car should be in Japan at the beginning of September. ✘-


-✘ After the whole day of driving back and forth to the car lot, docks and Sleepy's workshop, we were starving, so we did "dinner" stop at local Burger King before going to Vegas, yeah Las Vegas. S14 sitting pretty in the parking lot. ✘-


-✘ So as I expected, we managed to sort everything out in one day, so now "relaxing" begins. You may ask, why Vegas ? Well.. As you guys know I was ZOCIETY member for quite a while, so I made quite "few" friends here trough forums and stuff, actually I am still one of them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.. So they invited me over to meet them, so we will spending another two days here in Las Vegas, might do something cool, we will see. Lit content is coming. So now we are on the way to Vegas, more than 400km's of road. Love those wide roads in the USA. ✘-


-✘ So yeah guys, this is how we do things here. Will update you all after Las Vegas shenenigans. :thumbsup: ✘-


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#89   2017-08-26 22:42          
That S14 tho!!! Cant wait to see these projects you bought
Cars:
1999 Nissan R34 GT-T (RB26DET 473BHP)Broken For Parts - Written Off
1988 BMW 325i (E30 Generation)3S-GSE Powered
1995 Nissan 180SX Hatch (Chuki) Sexy as Fook - RB26DE (Running ITB'S and a Custom Manifold)
1989 Mazda RX7 (FC3S) 10th Anniversary
FancyPubes? Was Cheeki Breeki - Cyka Blin Mudafucka - Initial Z

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#90   2017-08-26 23:04          
# Zero : That S14 tho!!! Cant wait to see these projects you bought

Sleepy did hell of a job, drove this car all day, and now to Vegas without zero issues, definitely an awesome example, I like her a lot too haha ! I think I will keep our new project cars a "secret" till it arrives to Japan, you may find out sooner as we will have a lot of time to talk while building your E30 lol.

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#91   2017-08-26 23:11          
Yea i guess so..
Cars:
1999 Nissan R34 GT-T (RB26DET 473BHP)Broken For Parts - Written Off
1988 BMW 325i (E30 Generation)3S-GSE Powered
1995 Nissan 180SX Hatch (Chuki) Sexy as Fook - RB26DE (Running ITB'S and a Custom Manifold)
1989 Mazda RX7 (FC3S) 10th Anniversary
FancyPubes? Was Cheeki Breeki - Cyka Blin Mudafucka - Initial Z

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#92   2017-08-27 03:56          
Nice to see my baby in good hands, and for your happyness you can realy abuse the engine since i am swapping it soon. If Oscar needs a car you guys can drop by and i will lend he one of the stangs.
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#93   2017-08-27 06:15          
That's a really nice red S14. I already miss my old one.



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#94   2017-08-28 19:39          
That S14 tho!! Have fun in Vegas dude!

MACKAY

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#95   2017-08-28 20:46          
# Sleepin mOnkey : Nice to see my baby in good hands, and for your happyness you can realy abuse the engine since i am swapping it soon. If Oscar needs a car you guys can drop by and i will lend he one of the stangs.

Don't worry, I am not abusing her haha, it is not my car after all..:) Can't thank you enough fam !

# Soju : That's a really nice red S14. I already miss my old one.

Right in the feels huh, yeah I remember yours, was good one haha :thumbsup:

# therealkingmat : That S14 tho!! Have fun in Vegas dude!

All compliments about this car goes to Sleepy, he is the owner of this S'. Thanks man, we will definitely get most of our time there haha.

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#96   2017-08-28 21:07          
Tonight seems like a good night, eh? >:)

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#97   2017-08-28 21:28          
Las Vegas

-✘ Well, very short update on what is happening. As you know now we are in Vegas, staying at Cory's home, he is a fellow ZOCIETY member which invited us over. Basically all we doing is exploring and doing sightseeing now, basic "tourist" shit you know, but tonight we about to do something different because many members are coming here, so you know what to expect, many cool cars and stuff, so if you are into those cars, you should definitely keep an eye open. Here is a photo from his place, "our" S14 and two HR's.. The one in garage is boosted, running on low boost single turbo setup, pushing around 350whp.. Anyone recognizes that car? haha. The other one on bags, nothing crazy on the engine, just basic bolt ons, basically a showcar, low af. ✘-


-✘ So yeah, tonight we are leaving the S14 in the garage, so we will be taking passenger rides in one of those beauties, we are expecting some action tonight, but as you know.. Only the night will show ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ✘-

This post was edited by MACKAY (2017-09-02 14:06, 17 days ago)