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New the HPA, I will post my backdated Cressida Build progress here...

I picked up this Toyota Cressida off of a friend in 2016. The friend and I used to be a part of a car club/discussion board for the last 10 or 12 years which has had this car build going for that long. The car itself has been through many revisions from a basic street car with upgraded early 1jz to a big turbo track car with full roll cage (that was never tracked) to what I bought off of him which had a more modern 1jz with variable cam timing and full interior.

The previous owner was really into trinkets and Japanese car culture and the car shows it. There are many little parts that get overlooked that are from Japanese cars so the fit is very good but not normal for our market. These things are generally aesthetic like the bumper cover, fenders with indicator lights, headlights and hood.

Here are some photos of how it was picked up...

Cressida by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

Cressida by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

Cressida by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

Cressida by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

Cressida by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

Cressida by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

I drove the car for a summer making sure that nothing would rear its ugly head before I start to build it into something of my own. The plans initially were very minor. I do automotive based fabrication as a hobby and I wanted a few of my own parts on the car. With that said, I sold the intercooler and exhaust system.

That's when I noticed the oem replacement turbocharger had crazy thrust bearing slop and needed replacement and everything went downhill. As well, the rear fenders had been pulled and bondo coated and there wasn't much in the way of inner fender bump clearance, so I cut them off to build some nice fenders with full bump clearance.

Here are some photos of what I have done so far.

BuddyClub in Cressida by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

Low Cressida in snow. by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

Cressida fender work by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

Cressida fender work by HellaFab Fabrication, on Flickr

This is a street car and is being built as such. I am adding a/c back into the car, building a new engine loom to go with a LINK G4+ Thunder.

There is a whole heap going on right now and more needed to get the car operational. Turbo manifold for an EFR7163 that was purchased as a second hand unit from an Indy Car, Custom intake manifold holding an 82mm VDO Throttle body from a Hemi engine, 3" to dual 2.5" exhaust, Fuel system upgrades (injectors, fuel pressure regulator and 6an hoses after the hard lines) as well as cooling system modifications and a whole host of additional sensors.

Since this is a tuning forum here are the supplemental sensors I plan to run:

-Turbo Speed sensor

-Fuel, oil and water pressure

-oil temperature

-wheel speed sensors (add on, the Cressida does not have any right now)

-Cabin mounted rotary position sensors for boost with a toggle for traction and momentary buttons for cruise control/anti-lag.

-Sensors for full ecu control of A/C. The majority of the OE a/c control has been removed and LINK control would be preferred.

-4port Mac valve for boost control of the TiAL mv-r 44mm

I will keep this thread updated as I build it... but its slow because I like to enjoy my family time too

-Matt

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