Yhatzee89's Second-Hand Supra Build Thread

yhatzee89

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Well this is the new toy. bought it in SC for $6500 off craigslist cuz i couldnt sleep that night. its a '91 targa with an auto trans and a whole plethera of upgrades that i feel have no buisness in the car. the previous owner, from what i was told, was trying to build a drag car with it (and failed miserably IMHO). i was into the Supra's before i deployed and own an '87 NA with a BHG back home in MO. when i saw the chance to step up to the turbo side of life i took it.*

All my pics are located here:*http://photobucket.com/Yhatzee89
ALSO: ANYTHING I REMOVE OFF THIS CAR IS FOR SALE, INCLUDING THE 7M, JUST ASK!

the car as i saw it on CL




the engine when i got it.
when i first drove it, it seemed very sluggish, turns out that the guy had turned down the boost and fuel as low as possible. we turned up the fuel just so that we could make it home to MD. on the way home it only ever got up to 5lbs when i floored it. we fixed this when we got home when we found the boost controller. it will now make around 10-15lbs depending on how hard you push it. it was also running dual straight pipes all the way back and looked terrible and sounded even worse. whenever i had a muffler put on and could actually hear the engine, i found out its knocking. this was the final straw and it convinced me to go 1JZ like i had wanted to in my '87






the "upgrades"
this is all the stuff that is on the car right meow (but not for much longer)





the Interior
the seats in the car when i first picked it up were terrible, duct taped and had some hideous dragon seat covers on them. there was even chevrolet floor mats. the back seat had been partially deleted but he had left the backs, which i dont mind actually (maybe someday ill make some CF seats for back there lol). but the steering wheel was a joke, it was a momo knock off that was so small it made me feel like i was driving a littletikes car. luckily for me i had just bought a set of Recaro black and grey leather seats from a guy down in SC a few weeks prior. these were made for a JZA70 and had some wear on them but they were beautiful seats nonetheless. the guy also gave me a black and grey leather momo steering wheel (a full sized real one) with the mounting hub. these quickly replaced the trashed seats and useless steering wheel in the car and made it look 100X better. the car also has no radio at the moment, the PO had replaced it with some switches. so i recently bought a kenwood touchscreen exactly like the one i installed in my truck with Garmen GPS (so i wont ever be confused on how to work the system in either vehicle)




New head unit


hey i fit!



AWAITING INSTALL!!!
1JZ that I bought off Cl out of a soarer






UPDATE: 24OCT2012

Got some parts in today for the Evo rear BBK that I got because the BBK I thought I was getting with the car:

Turned out to be:

And so...


Also got this HKS cluster in from eBay , not sure what to do with the GCC but the boost controller will get used



and my new lip since mine drags if I don't tape it up :/



UPDATE: 30OCT2012

Got my shipment of swap goodies from DriftMotion today:
Beautiful down pipe

Belts

Power steering bracket

Oil pressure adapter

Brackets and mounts

I decided to be responsible and get the gasket and seal kit, too bad I have no idea where to start with this. And to top it off, I forgot to order ARP head studs, had to place another order :/

Throttle cable

PS reservoir*

2JZ clutch fan


See anything missing?




UPDATE 01/25/13:

well alot has happened since last update, i saw the dash light up today when i ran the power cable and it was amazing after of being just a REALLY expensive shell , i have the 1JZ in, im just dealing with the electrical at the moment. there is a couple of plugs that i have no idea what they go to. ive also got the exhaust installed and finished and it looks F'ing AWESOME. my biggest problem at the moment is un-fucking the hack-job that the PO did to this car. i also brought my old rims from missouri and put them on, they are staggared and give the whole car a more aggressive look. ive also finished a little project with the mirrors that i hope will make the car that much better. i also just purchased a shadow grey interior that i hope to pair with Recaro back seat and door panels (that I plan to make myself) to compliment the Recaro's that i have meow.

as it sits meow:



trying to fix the PO's electrical nightmare... (note the TRD pedals)

new tires on the front

Tanabe hyper madalion exhaust installed




Awesome heated power folding mirror project:


power folding/heated mirrors. this took a little bit of research and its kinda awsome cuz the euro-spec mirrors are the right style glass vs. the RHD style JDM glass. (still need to install, but have completed the retrofit)
JDM vs euro mirror glass

euro glass holder

JDM holder, i had to cut the hole a little bit bigger for the heater wire

front and back of finished glass

inside of power folders


Trunk battery
this is how it used to look


now...



electrical that confuses me

Cam at Tweak'd Performance has been a tremendous help with this process (awesome customer service) but this is what i have left...










interior updates:

this is how i fixed the torn RECARO decals

new horn button

new TRD E-brake handle (CnC aluminum)

my other steering wheel options






my new FMIC (out of an EVO)

my GPS head unit



UPDATE 08/02/13

Project for the interior



HKS parts for the build

Really wish I had some different gauges in Lbs/F.



UPDATE 10/12/14
Well unfortuneately the car has veen down for over a year. I took a couple of long distance trips in it before it crapped out on me. But these trips brought some serious electrical issues to light. They also resulted in a couple of major issues with my wheels and tires. Ive sorted out a lot of issues and here are the majority of them

1JZ is obviously installed, had it finished up by a shop in Baltimore




Got one of these just because


I also swapped out my E-fans for a 2JZ clutch fan



I also replaced the vented hood with a completely stock one


Replaced my carpet with black



Also died my hatch carpet


Swapped in my TRD Momo steering wheel, its grown on me and I like it better than my grey one


Also picked up these for my gauge cluster that im having redone soon


Went from these…


…to these


Got a set of Tokico Illumina-IIs with RSR race springs and installed them with Moog bumpstops and energy suspension spring isolators









Got a set of 8” Starion/Conquest rims and had them powder coated and got a set of TRD center caps for them








One piece aluminum drive shaft





Picked up a set of rear TTR badges and installed a TRD grille badge



UPDATE 10/26/14

my parents went and picked up my car from the shop for me and sent me this...
 
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Turbo Habanero

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Re: Yhatzee89's (insert awesome phrase) Build Thread

Since your staying twins you should look into sending them to Albert to have them upgraded.

I love the Recaro's super jealous
 

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Re: Yhatzee89's (insert awesome phrase) Build Thread

Yeah but it's over a G to get them worked over and at that point I might as well buy the DM turbo kit.... :/
Yeah it really worked out for me, they were gonna go into the '87 but I think it really looks sick with the grey interior. I even added TRD stickers in place of the torn up RECARO decals, they look awesome meow
 

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Re: Yhatzee89's (insert awesome phrase) Build Thread

Nice, a local owner! Build looks good so far! Good job on those seats, good save!
 

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Re: Yhatzee89's (insert awesome phrase) Build Thread

The doors on the Supra are HEAVY, its possible do get it done but you will be spending some good coin on a system just to keep them secure. Plus, your car being a targa, it would'nt be a good idea. The doors are an important part of the body, expecially when the targa is off. So having them flex any from the most secure part wouldnt be good.
 

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Re: Yhatzee89's (insert awesome phrase) Build Thread

Forgot about the targa aspect of the car, still wish it was possible :/
 

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Re: Yhatzee89's (insert awesome phrase) Build Thread

Haha I saw this car on CL and was like no way! car looked like a wreck and I low balled him.... glad it went to a new home and with someone who will actually do it right :) best of luck man!
 

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Chapel hill huh? I used to pick my buddies up from there every weekend when I was at Bragg lol.
As far as doin it right, that's the goal but I've never done anything this involved before and I'm kinda nervous lol
What made you think the car was previously wrecked?
 

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im impressed, should be a beast when your done. definatly looking forward to more pics and maybe a video?
 

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Update 02/08/13

im impressed, should be a beast when your done. definatly looking forward to more pics and maybe a video?
I'm actually movin your way here in the next couple months, how is the Supra community down around GA/AL?
 

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You can buy those caps on ebay.
So whats new with this build, Yhatzee?
 

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YOu wouldnt happen to still have that HKS boost guage ? Condition ?
 

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First off let me sincerely thank you for not only protecting our freedom, but also for your sacrifice.

Where did you get that 9k tach and 185mph speedo faces?
 

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I figure it's time for an update, since my last update I've fixed some things:

Replaced the burnt up diff with a 3.91 LSD with Ford LSD fluid, painted yellow to help detect leaks



Tried to get a set of previa calipers installed but had issues bleeding them, so I ended up reverting back to the stockers, just waiting to try again until I have a place to work on it. But here they are



Installed a set of TTR front door cards






Also:
replaced the steering rack bushing (poly)
brake lines (Goodrich SS)
Installed steering rack spacers (beech)
Replaced the rear calipers with used ones that aren't seized (thanks Nelson)
Installed my black ProSport gauges in the pillar pod
Bypassed my NSS so the car actually starts
Installed a Whiteline front sway bar

I also have snagged up some parts that are awaiting appropriate install location and weather

aluminum crash bar from junk yard


New front plastic

(With new bar)


TTR floor mats


JZA70 brake ducts


Bought a fan shroud so I don't have to worry about takin a finger off anymore


And a set of grey cloth back seats
 
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