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Old 09-14-13, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, my name is Gerard and I'm from Vancouver BC.

I'm new to club Lexus but no stranger to sedans. I've been building cars forever and chances are if you've ever searched "cressida" you'll see my last car. It looks like this.



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Usually doing this.




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It's powered by this.



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A 1.5JZ at the time making around 403/450.

Anyways. I stopped driving it in 2011 and was revamping it with a bunch of new parts and more power etc. Was going to re-release my car with diff paint, new wheels, new aero etc.

Over the last year or so I got really busy building this thing.



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And my car took a back seat.

During the build of Alex lees FD car I got to know the 161 chassis quite intimately and was quite impressed with many aspects. I've never been a fan of the body style as much as the 147, (which I've also had as well) but they are WAY more popular and we had already developed the 50mm wide body for them allowing me to showcase our parts in an extreme way.


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My mint 1995 Aristo 3.0V. Stock Automatic 2JZ-GTE with a few mods. FMIC/3"EX/Holset HX35@12lbs (7blade 12cm2 divided t3)/eBay mani w/T4-T3 adaptor)/SERIALNINE delrin diff bushings and sitting on STANCE Super Sport coilovers. Making about 350ish there )
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Long story short I decided to make the jump to the 16 chassis. I put the word out on FB "looking for a 98-05 GS for under $2k" I was semi skeptical but since we had picked up Alex's car for $1100 (complete car!!) I knew something could be out there. Low and behold I got a phone call from a buddy with a buddy looking to get rid of some baggage. A project car which I was familiar with for the past 7 years had been abandoned and was now sitting on an unhappy landlord's property ready to be towed any second. The previous shop had moved and they left the car for dead. PERFECT I thought. Words were exchanged. "It has a full cage, brand new TRD 1.5way and its MT swapped, all for $2k". SWEET!! I was so excited I instantly drove 45 min to check out the car.

Uuuuhhhhgggg I was met with this.

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So I called up buddy and was like "ummmm, sorry man. There is NO diff and this thing is FUKCED!! " "welllllll **** what do you want to pay?" He asks. I reply $500 (being optimistic) I wait, wait, silence on the other end. "Okay" he says. YESS!!! So I acquired this 1998 GS400 for a mere $500. A rolling shell for sure, but most of the life will be provided by my yellow car's drivetrain and a few other key parts.
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Old 09-14-13, 02:20 PM   #2
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Holy cow what a mess! Can't wait to watch this caterpillar turn into a butterfly
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Old 09-14-13, 02:47 PM   #3
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Brought it back to the shop. Gave it some much needed TLC to get it to here.

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Looks pretty good of you ask me!! Only a few dents and dings. Still gotta tackle the brake fluid drip damaged roof. And what looks like a bunch of rusty fasteners. But so far so good.

We compared the weights of S9 BREED CSL style trunk to the stock with and without the wing.

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After that we swapped all of the parts off the stock trunk onto the SERIALNINE trunk.


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Everything fit like stock with threaded inserts provided where needed. All holes lined up quite well and overall fit and finish was very close to OEM.

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So far so good!!

Today I'm going to tackle removal of the ****ty cage.

Ill keep u guys updated!!

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Yea what a mess lol but turned out great with hours of polish lol...

Can't wait for this beast with the 1.5J

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Can't wait to see the finished product.

Is that rear fender flare with door portion custom and if not who makes it?
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Love your work. I'll be watching this build because i know its going to come out sweet!
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wow man. good stuff here. very interesting.
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Old 09-14-13, 10:13 PM   #8
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Yea what a mess lol but turned out great with hours of polish lol...

Can't wait for this beast with the 1.5J
I didn't actually polish it at all. Just washed it with a good car wash. The paint isn't staying so I just wanted to see the actual condition under all of the moss and dirt.


So I cut the majority of the cage out today.

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As well as this




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Disgusting!!!

Still gotta cut out the horrendous "baseplates" WOW whoever made this cage was truly an ameteur. Gonna give the interior sheet metal a good scrub down and get rid of all surface rust and get some protective paint down on it aight well.

Started parting out the yellow car. Hopefully selling the (brand new) wheels next week. They were Work Gnosis GS2 18x10+4 225/35-18 and 19x11+9 266/30-19. Black lip with brushed face.

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Although i love these rims, they're just not aggressive enough for the new car. With our BREED 50mm fenders And the amount of camber I'm planning to run, I can run an EXTREMELY aggressive wheel. New sizes will be 19x11.5-34 (177 mm lip) and 19x10.5-20(120mm) lip. 265/30 and 235/35 tires. Although these may sound pretty aggressive but they are actually a little conservative. My FLCAs are 1.5" longer than stock so I'm limited to the -20 on the front. In the rear I plan to actually drift the car so I need a size that can allow for minimal camber (within reason ) so I stuck with a more conservative -34. Ill let u guys know the particular wheel once I've decided and ordered them. I don't like false promises haha.

Anyways. Till the next update!!

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Welcome Serialnine! I've know your products first hand! My neighbor purchased your solid sub frame bushings from you. Great quality too! That's a nice wide body kit.
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What did you do with those two front rims that came with the black gs, if they are sir professors i'd be interested in buying them.
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Subscribe. Great stuff
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What did you do with those two front rims that came with the black gs, if they are sir professors i'd be interested in buying them.
They are going back to the previous owner. But he has a brand new set of the same rims for sale. SSR Professor 18"x10J -7 offset white center brand new if you're interested. He tried to sell them to me. Vancouver bc local though.

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Subed'. Loving the rear trunk and the wide body.
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"not aggressive enough" LMAO...looks crazy with those wheels on. can't wait to see it finished. Nice 1st gen aristo it loosk really mint.
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They are going back to the previous owner. But he has a brand new set of the same rims for sale. SSR Professor 18"x10J -7 offset white center brand new if you're interested. He tried to sell them to me. Vancouver bc local though.

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I cant do local i'm in florida lol.
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