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Post by Upgrade_Complete on Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:42 pm

Hello, About two years ago now, A firend and I were looking for a vehicle for our first attempt at drifting.  Well after a failed attempt at purchasing someones blown 13B FC.  We found this little gem ready to go to the scrap yard.

Picked her up as a rolling shell for $300, with no engine no trans, and some wiring in the trunk.

Picked up a 7MGE out of a MX83 with quite a story behind it, i will probably elaborate later... for $500

Found a W58 for $100

Some wiring and a radiator form an MKIII in a junk yard for $60 and we had ourselves a running driving cressida.

It is most likely in for some love this winter, though i have still not completely decided what direction i want to take her power plant wise, though I can assure you it won't be a 2j.

Pics of progress.

When I picked her up
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While she still didn't run I had her in front of a friends house and this happened, I was not amused...
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Wiring, Also I have diagrams for an 86 MX73 if someone needs them
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Bag of unnecessary wires
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First Start up (open header, she sounded mean, but my ears hurt so she got stock exhaust out of a junk yard.
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Some engine pics
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"Interior" pictures
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Cleaned up the wiring a bit (It may not look like much but the under hood fuse box is inside now and the driver side kick panel box is now in the middle, I will be running Mega Squirt so before I make it pretty I will get that installed and probably run LS2 Coils)
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Acura RSX Seats
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Exterior pictures
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The lowest I have ever had her
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Took the turd to a dyno day earlier this summer. It for sure runs like poo on the the stock AFM and I cant wait to go to speed density on MS.
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Finally A friend of mine drifting her and popping a tire.
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Also I own a 1990 Honda Accord
Lots of mods but probably not crazy interested in them on this site, but here is a pic.
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Comments welcome.

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Post by RayRay on Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:10 pm

Haha hey man thats rad. I should really make on of these things.

I also put RXS seats in mine, well not the passenger seat yet... You got a picture of the brackets you built, or how did you mount them? Just out of curiosity. I'll share how I did it mine after.

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Post by Upgrade_Complete on Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:58 pm

I cut the ribbing that the stock seats bolt to, ground off the spot welds that hold the front brackets to the RSX seats, then lined up the seat with spacers so it sat level, marked where I wanted it to mount, drilled holes and made spacers for the front, since it isnt even from left side to right side.

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Then welded up some brackets to fit in the back and again just bolted it to the welded plate underneath.

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Post by RayRay on Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:11 am

I kinda went a similar rout and hut the tabs off and put the bolts in the track

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Here is a picture of the front and back, Its shitty but you get the point.

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Here is one of the finished products, you can see it in the bottom of the picture.

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Post by RayRay on Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:12 am

Not sure why they look so small but click them and they go bigger.

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Post by Upgrade_Complete on Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:33 am

Ha ha ha ha ha your fab work is significantly nicer then my thrown together job lol. I hope someday to be mildly good at fabrication, but I am far from good at it. Thumbs up to your work however.

I hope to pick up an AC tig sometime soon and really practice, but that is a ways down the road I fear Sad

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Post by RayRay on Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:40 am

Haha whatever man, you got them in! Thanks though haha.

I used a mig to put these in but I also have a small tig welder, it's sick I love it, get one.

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Post by Upgrade_Complete on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:03 pm

havent been here in a while but figured I should post a picture of her new shoes.

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the top two sets are for the accord, the sa and oni are for the cressida.

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more to come in the near future.

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Post by Push on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:23 am

good job saving her... I can't believe someone was going to junk that... body seems to be near perfect...
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Post by Upgrade_Complete on Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:26 pm

A few pictures since it got washed and most of the snow is gone.

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I should be getting real suspension under it soon, less sidewall, and more low and I think she will look pretty good.

I am also contemplating picking up a trd 2 way and SSR earls for the front, but haven't decided on either yet.

I will look for the regular members section and post in there, if there is one in the future.  Thanks for looking!

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Post by Push on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:19 pm

TRD diff is 1.5 way... Do you have a part # for the TRD 2 way?
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Post by Upgrade_Complete on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm

From my understanding, The TRD could be configured either 1.5 way or 2 way, I will look for a part number.

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Post by Push on Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:40 pm

Reason I ask, is that I ordered the TRD diff for our x7 and it is only available as a 1.5 way. Their are some TRD Diff's that are adjustable, but for the x7 I believe the only one you can get is the 1.5 way.
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Post by Upgrade_Complete on Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:55 pm

She is an underpowered, bad suspension, low angle pig but she tries real hard lol.





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Vimeo link (the cressidas very short appearance is at 1:50)

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