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Old 06-19-15, 05:29 AM   #1
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Said goodbye to my Jeep last month, met some great people along the way but it's time to tear up something a little more classy. Say hello to my 1993 Lexus LS400, with 105k original miles, factory air suspension, full black interior in near perfect condition, and a fairly clean body.

It has a few common problems such as the dash cluster, and a cracked taillight but that will all be sorted out soon enough.

I've got some huge plans, but you'll see that it'll be nothing shy of a serious build.

Day I picked the UCF10 up.


Shot of the interior, I was blown away when I saw it.
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Figured rather than selling them, I kept my set of 19" SSR Agle Premiums. They just so happen to be near perfect fitment for the time being, so they'll find there way onto the car.


One of my first priorities was to get the dash cluster fixed. Picked up an extra broken instrument cluster from a member on the Facebook page and began combining mine and his to make one fully functional cluster. It works perfect now! While I was at it, went ahead and install a HKB steering, NRG quick release, and my Nardi wheel.




While searching the Facebook page for some answers for my cluster, ran across a seller offering the celsior one piece headlights... well, there goes my savings!



More to come, ran out of time on my break!

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Got the Celsior headlights installed a few days ago, and also picked up a set of the clear parking lights. (I noticed I had the flat section on the wrong side, and flipped them properly now).



Put the SSRs on. The stock wheels had a few bends and the tires were shot so thats solved!
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Gratzs on the new car. Looking good. Enjoy the ride.
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Gratzs on the new car. Looking good. Enjoy the ride.
Thank you, it's a much different vehicle for sure compared to my jeep but it's my realistic dream car.

This weekend I'm ordering 326 Power Coilovers, then starting on the other suspension pieces that need to be replaced to accommodate the changes. I'm also a portion of the way through setting up a Nexus 7 tablet to be installed in my dash, just waiting to take care of the coilovers before I start buying more random parts.

Here's the user interface of the tablet, just need to pickup another amp and EQ before I rip apart the dash.



Just for reference, here's the Jeep I just sold to show that this isn't going to be some silly build.
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I ordered my 326 Powers last night! Should see them in about 3 weeks or so
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i never knew they made a white/black combo! super rare indeed. if the jeep is any indication of your creativity then i cannot wait for the outcome of the UCF10!

are you going the mad camber setup? serial nine makes all the adjustable camber arms this side of the pacific!
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i never knew they made a white/black combo! super rare indeed. if the jeep is any indication of your creativity then i cannot wait for the outcome of the UCF10!

are you going the mad camber setup? serial nine makes all the adjustable camber arms this side of the pacific!
Yep. I can't wait to really start cranking some of these ideas out. It'll slowly work it's way to a mad camber setup, I've got the 326 powers ordered and a few preventative maintenence things to take care of then it's time for serial nine. I'll be running all the s9 arms and the RCA unless I pick up a 326 power RCA.

It should be a fun build.
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It's been crazy busy, and i'm waiting on parts really. 326 Powers are still 2-3 weeks out so I have been stock piling some OEM replacements like brakes and tierods to knock out at the same time.

Also been making some progress on the audio side. Spent a few hours working on making the bezel for the tablet and seperating the mounting points so this part can be removed individually. Still have some work to do and then it'll go off for hydrodipping.



Also picked up a TC Sounds epic 8 for the rear deck, a PPI 600.2 for the sub, a set of focals for the doors, and searching for a PPI 900.4 for the doors. The hunting and waiting continues.
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So a few things have happened over the past week or two, nothing too extreme but progress none the less.

326 Powers have been delayed, probably another 2 weeks out unfortunately.

Went ahead and did new rotors, pads, and inner tie rods to start refreshing the cars 22 year old parts.



Got the radio bezel all glassed up, it's now awaiting refinishing at the hydrodippers. I went ahead and sent all the panels off that are currently wood just to have everything match. I'm sticking with a woodgrain pattern to keep the OEM feeling.





Onto the audio, I tried to not be a complete cheapskate. I didn't use any factory wiring, so everything has been rerun with KnuConcepts wiring. RCA's, Power, Grounds, Speaker Wires, the works.



Focal Door speakers.



TC Sounds Epic 8 in the rear deck.


EQ installed in the center console, still need to do some glassing but ran out of supplies. Project for another day.


Sub Amp, PPI 600.2.


Door speaker Amp. Rockford Fosgate 250x4.


Goal was to make it look as factory as possible with the trim reinstalled.
Success?



While everything was apart, went ahead and tucked the harness and power line to avoid rubbing once the coils show up.



That's all for this week, until I get some other stupid ideas. I'll be at SouthrnFresh5 in the spectator lot if anyone else is going!
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Very nice progress.
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Very nice progress.
Thank you. Hopefully these 326 powers will show up soon.
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Nice work so far , what spring rates are the 326 powers?
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They are 32k/24k.
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