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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build (air-ride updates, pg. 15)
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Picking up a complete (hopefully) green velvet interior out of my brother-in-law's Cressida tomorrow. His car got smashed a few days ago, and I've had my eyes on his interior since he bought the car, lol. Sooo, he told me I could have it if I put my interior back in his car. Pretty excited, pics tomorrow. Also I'll be pulling his spare tire as well, bringing me up to just one wheel shy of a complete set of x7 spares for winter :).


Hooray cressida spares! Your car is boss btw. Puttin' a fire under my ass to bag my schwag.

Green velvet sounds like a good idea as well :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build (air-ride updates, pg. 15)
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:13 pm 
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To be honest, I've been seriously thinking about scrapping my air ride plans recently. I've started a bit of a motorcycle hobby recently that is taking up quite a bit of my extra funds. Also, I can't figure out a way to do the front that I consider "safe". I've been thinking about buying some t3 front weld in coilovers since I have the rest of the t3 front system already. Well see. This has always just been my fun daily, and I think if I get too deep into it, it's going to turn into another project and I'll never get to enjoy it.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Picked up the interior yesterday. The car was parked in a stripmall parking lot in Seattle, so I looked like a desperate tweaker stripping a smashed up cressida in a parking lot for about 3 hours, lol. The things we do for rare green interior bits :D.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build (air-ride updates, pg. 15)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:03 pm 

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Any updates? Pics?


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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:31 am 
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shane_lxi wrote:
The things we do for rare green interior bits :D.


Hahaha, I can sympathize! My old Cutlass had a minty green interior but the new owner got a ton of green interior parts I'd stockpiled "just in case"...

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build (air-ride updates, pg. 15)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:01 am 
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green interior! lucky find. y u no post on jzx?

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build (air-ride updates, pg. 15)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:53 am 

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Hey man anyway u can post some pics of your cut springs, im just trying to see how many springs are to low... just scared of the spring moving around on the strut and poping off...


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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build (air-ride updates, pg. 15)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:22 am 
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Any updates on the air ride and what year volvo front lip did you get it from?


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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build (air-ride updates, pg. 15)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:58 am 
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check the last posted date, i think this project has been abandoned.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build (air-ride updates, pg. 15)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Air ride is abandoned. Car is not, just a little neglected. Got a 510 that is going to be kind of a track car project, and also a few motorcycle projects, so rather than turn this thing into another project, I'm going to just do a proper coilovers suspension and repaint it this spring/summer. Id like to just continue to daily drive this thing, its never let me down.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:49 am 
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you still driving it sitting on the ground?

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:53 pm 

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I just noticed your avatar haha. I also just finished the Trailor park boys. Funny show :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:34 am 
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Yessir I am. Might bring it up slightly when I get my coilovers, but not by much. I'm sure even at the same height, it would ride much better with a bit more travel up front.
Trailer Park Boys is great, btw. The last 2 seasons were meh, but the rest and the first movie were amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:53 am 
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we miss you bro. don't let the hood rust hate keep you from posting over there.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Haha, that never bothered me. I just don't really have a desire to swap this thing, and jzxp is kind of a more performance-driven forum. Which isn't a bad thing, I'm just trying to keep a nice looking reliable daily though, so 5m suits me just fine.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:15 am 
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been there recently? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:08 am 
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I am the same way shane, nice and reliable is good for me right now. Besides, I pissed off the wrong people and got banned, which I find funny. Still lurk occasionally.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:58 am 
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Not for a while. Maybe a few times in the past year to lurk and check out some nice builds.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:50 pm 
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T3 coilovers showed up... and I'm having fitment trouble. The sleeves don't seem to want to slip over the strut tubes, neither do the weld on perches. I was thinking that maybe they need to be heated to go over the tubes, but I don't want to ruin them and eliminate the option to return them if they still don't fit. Anyone have experience with T3 coilovers on x7s?

I've seen write-ups on installs for the ae86, and the sleeves fit so loose on them that they need to install o-rings to keep them centered, so I find it odd that I would have to heat up a kit for the x7. Instructions would be nice T3, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: '88 mx73 build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:40 pm 
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grab a angle grinder and grind the tubes slightly with a flapper wheel or something? just to make it thin enough so the sleeve slips over nicely.

I like the SerialNine style better.

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