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  1. Hi guys, sorry to bring this old thread back but I just thought I'd say hi as there was a picture of my car in it (the blue one on UK plates). As far as I know all UK cars are 'R' engined, hence the RX30 model code, but most other markets got the six cylinder 'M' engine too. Basically and swap you could perform on an R engined car (Celica etc) or M engined car (Supra) could be done to a Cressida (if you're handier than me!). Suspension is coil springs all round, MacPherson struts on the front, the rear axle is a live unit (although there was IRS on some Chaser models I believe). Body styles include saloon, estate and coupe. Stud pattern is 4x114.3. Various guises are known as Cressida, MarkII and Chaser.
  2. Hi, I don't have one myself - but I am interested in the more extreme sides of Japanese car culture (Bosozuku, Garuchan, Shakotan and the like) which your van is part of. Can you get a group of people together for the Retro-Rides show? I bet they'd love to see you there! :) www.retro-rides-show.com www.retro-rides.com
  3. I'm no expert, but your easiest bet might be an 18RG (found in early GT Celicas). Failing that, the Cressida was available with an M engine in various markets, so fitting an M is definitely an option, but you may have to source some extra bits.
  4. It's even nicer in the flesh. I find it hard to believe an enthusiast would steal it for parts or to ring it. I can't help thinking it might end up on a dirt oval somewhere surrounded by Granadas
  5. Thanks for clicking in folks...over on the www.retro-rides.com forum one of our members has had a rather special car stolen. It's not a Toyota but it is a classic J-car - a Datsun 180B SSS. I'm sure as classic J-car fans you understand how rare a car like this is and feel equally repulsed at the theft of any of our cars. This is the car in question: The car was stolen from Bournemouth, but please keep your eyes open wherever you are. If you see or hear anything relevant you can contact the owner via this thread: http://retrorides.proboards29.com/index.cg...read=1132770923 on our forum. Thanks guys!
  6. Welcome to the board. Got any pictures of your Cressida? I've got a '79 RX30 Cressida, it's nice to see they're getting some recognition.
  7. Your KE70 looks beautiful...and ready for some serious (but tasteful!) mods! Keep us posted on developments, eh?
  8. Cheap RA28? Those two word together scare me a lot! Looking forward to those pics!
  9. Hi David, first of all, nice car. I have a quick question for you about the feasibility ofimporting older Japanese cars...do you know the costs and regulations involved? Over on the www.retro-rides.com forum we're always drooling over stuff for sale on Yahoo auctions and although I'm sure none of us would be making immediate purchases it would be nice to know what's involved. The sort of stuff we're on about is in these threads: http://retrorides.proboards29.com/index.cg...read=1124876094 http://retrorides.proboards29.com/index.cg...read=1121967569
  10. Although it's a hard search Yahoo (auctions) Japan might have what you need: http://search1.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/sea...cale=0jp&acc=jp http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h28388670
  11. I'm in the planning process of fitting a Celica Supra (MA61) engine (5M-GE) into my '79 Cressida (RX30). Does anyone have any knowledge/info of this swap or a similar one. (perhaps an M engine into an R-engined Celica?). My main reason for believing the swap is a potentially good one is that, in other markets, the Cressida was available with the M engine from the factory...does anyone know of any M engined Cressidas in the UK?
  12. I think that the car looks nice as it is, and there's quite a few GL replicas about, I've seen Chargers (obviously!), Marinas, Capris (there's one on ebay now!), Cortinas, and even Skodas. That said, a good signwriter could make up some stickers easily enough and you can peel them off when you've had your fun. The real GL used American Racing 'Vector' rims, but it'll be hard to find a set in the UK, especially in the 4x4.5" pattern you'd need. In the UK the most common wheel sold in that style is the 100+ 'interstate', they probably made/sold quite a few in the right size and pattern...although finding them now might be a little harder. I believe some early RX7s had a similar wheel fitted, which might fit if you can locate them. If you're really desperate, then Australia is the place to look...I've seen a set on a Celica, and further invesrigation led me to discover they were relatively common (like, slot mags in the UK)
  13. Aren't 4 stud MR2s 4x100?
  14. Two splendid cars you've got there! Pop over and see us at the www.retro-rides.com we'd love to hear about your cars. (although don't leave the TOC forums...there's room for both! :) ) Once you get the Rewinds on will the old rims be looking for a home? :D
  15. I don't use the list 'cos I have a PCD database in my head! I can see two sets of 5x112s in the drop down menu. The set that you found are probably supposed to be 5x114. I'll have a word with HotWire (the head guy at RR) and get it sorted.
  16. The vast majority of those aren't 5x112. Put simply 5x112 fitments are Mercedes (except sprinter vans), Ford Granada/Scorpio, and VW vans/campers (Bay window/T25/T4). I would have thought that the LiteAce was 4x114.3 (4x4.5") but that's a mere guess. Is it 4 or 5 stud?
  17. There is one in Japan that has been done (although with very bad taste) In my opinion it would need to be a two door design, with longer front doors. That's a lot of work, and requires a lot of skill...are you up for it?
  18. Welcome! Good to see another Cressida owner on the board...especially a wagon!
  19. Probably all out drifting! :)
  20. Thanks! Hot Olds 2005 has been and gone now, there are a few galleries out there, although none on the NHOA site yet. Goldenwonder: I think I saw your Starlet...was it in the retro-only parking area?
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