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it’s an illness…or it’s the illness

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few pics from eeeezzzbro

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Old cressida inspiration pics

back when i built my cressida these pics of this toyota mark II were then inspiration.

the cress and mark II share complete mechanics, beneath the skin they are exactly the same. the mark II was more upscale/sporty had a lower roofline, smoother front and rear facia’s, and frameless door windows….. but we never got them here so i got a cressida.

this one sits on R34 skyline gtr wheels.


mx63 redux

the 84 cressida kinda hovers that line between the classic 70’s toyota’s and the “old school” 80’s stuff….I like it but Im not sure what to do with it.

oh and a crazy crown too, love those slot mags


the x6 cressida’s

the x6 cressida(81-84) is certainly less popular then the later models. but the last 2 years of it (83-84) go the same 156hp 5mge as the supra, the same independent rear suspension as the supra, and also had 4 wheels disc breaks. the car also weighted 200-300lbs less then the 85-88 cressida and I think that the  x6 cressi’s have a more classic look to them.

these wheels are 15×8 -30 and is from booyaka of the japanese nostalgic car foum

sorry for the poor quality of the next photo’s but it’s hard to find good pics of these few cars that have been built on this side on the pacific.

These cars look decent even with the north american park bench bumpers, to me at least.

not a fan of the external oil cooler but it’s a good shot of the wheel fitment.

specs are 12k front coilovers(short stroke conversion , 10k rear springs AGX shocks
15×8-32 front, 15×8.5-32 rear

this car is from toji004 on the japanese nostalgic car forum


life’s all about variety.

Many people, including myself at times, just focus on one type of car or one make and they fixate themselves on that narrow range of cars. This isn’t entirely a bad thing, some of the best builds come from those guys, but life is all about variety.

I can never seem to be able to keep myself to just one car or one make or style, I see awesomeness in nearly every genera. And as you can kinda tell, if you’ve been keeping up with my cars, I’ve had a lot of cars and I change cars a lot. I have recently sold my ’92 civic si hb because for the last few years I’ve been struggling with trying to have one car that can do everything and sharing that car with my wife means that I (willingly) compromise on how I build that car, and because of that compromise my builds are never expressive enough to entertain me or to be a real creative outlet.

Because of this I have bought a newer Honda CR-V, great car I might add, I really enjoy driving it to work and running errands, but it by no means fills that creative void.

I don’t build cars to please other people, I build them to have fun. I love the build, once it’s done I sell it, I’ll drive it around for a few months or weeks but once it’s done (or reached the limitations of being a daily usage car) or I ‘m tired of it I’ll sell it. My favorite builds are junkyard builds, like the old way we build corolla’s by mismatching parts of other cars that work like, supra wheels, any random electric fan that’ll fit, camaro rear shocks, mr2 rear shocks in the  front,…etc etc

For me building cars needs to be a creative outlet that’s not for profit or some kind of gain in status, and never never serious…. it’s gotta be fun!!!!!

But now that the daily car is had…… I can focus on projects… not sure what but it will be rwd, and most of the mods will be fabricated by myself and with some help from friends, no more buying a build on ebay and merely assembling it…. I wanna just get back to putting my blood and sweat into it.

Enjoy  and celebrate the differences

Build what you got your way and who cares about the rest.


cars in white

mmmm white, the best non-color

miata thanks to motormavens.com

nissan s14 and s15 thanks to matt nugent

ae86 corolla

gc10 skyline and 240z

84 celica

85ish cresta from Nori Yaro


Pics from capital drift in victoria B.c.

I was checking out DORI-KAZE when i came across some event pics of the “captital drift season finale” in victoria by member “666” and the pictures are actually really good and so are the cars. so here they are.

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looking at these pics proves that toyota certainly peaked in the late 80’s