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Official 'Christening' of "Waterwagon 3"


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#1 Ratty2Austin

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:54 PM

6 years ago on V-day, a few of us went to Long Beach, WA.. and had some fun on the beach.. it was a rainy day, and I had just a plain old 1980 GL-1600, with an ea81 and a 4spd D/R..... this wagon had taken a little stroll on the beach, and I drove it into the water- quite the splash-fest too! It had later been modified with an Ej22, 5spd d/r, lift kit and a snorkel...


Waterwagon 1- back in the day....

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Waterwagon 2.... (not the same story) but it did end up getting a Ej22 hack-job, and a OB strut lift and some awesome bumpers, and of course, the snorkel!

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This V-day, 6 years later, my current wagon made the same journey to Long Beach, and I also took it for a little swim in the Pacific Ocean! (to kick off it's life as Waterwagon 3!)


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More adventures to follow soon!

Edited by Ratty2Austin, 16 February 2010 - 11:57 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:14 AM

get buildin mister:)cheers, brian

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:27 AM

Good to see you back building fun and Water oriented subaru's, :) Hope its as cool as the others!!!

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:41 AM

Good to see you back building fun and Water oriented subaru's, :) Hope its as cool as the others!!!

Jeff



Thanks!

Hopefully, yes... it would seem that each time I build a 'wheeler, I get better at it, at least in the department of functional/quality... since I learn from the previous projects, I know what little things I could do better on the next ones...

besides general maintenance, (which this one needs a bunch very soon)

I am hoping to give this one the OB strut lift, probably the same tires my previous WW's have had (27" BFG A/T) but this one, I hope to get an actual lift kit of some sort, and converting it to a D/R part-time 4wd tranny... (yeah, EA-EJ back-wards swap time!)
oh, and of course, a better looking, water-tight, snorkel!

My biggest problem at the moment right now though, is money.. of course, I would love to do some wheelin' and dealin' (car parts sell/swap, or fixing cars for moola, of course!) to get the parts I need to make this happen..

hopefully I can figure my job shortage out so I can afford to get the parts to make this happen!

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:00 AM

Here is a video clip from the day at the beach....


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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:30 AM

rust! :eek:

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:21 PM

nothing good can be had from fresh saltwater to a car.
How can you keep your grease working in the bearings?

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:13 PM

Woot!

Monica and I took the Forester to Long Beach Vday weekend as well. Surprised we didn't see you... but your current Waterwagon is pretty bland.

Needs camo, or pink wheels or something!

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:28 PM

Yup, not much has changed in all these years......except for the wagons :-p

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:29 PM

Woot!

Monica and I took the Forester to Long Beach Vday weekend as well. Surprised we didn't see you... but your current Waterwagon is pretty bland.

Needs camo, or pink wheels or something!



I did see a Forester parked facing the water, down near the south end of the beach... could that have been you? hmm.... lol


As for salt water and rust, this wagon was an east-coast, AND midwest car, before it ended up here.. don't worry.. I am not adding much to what is already there.... :lol: besides, most of the "damage" is going to get cleaned up when the lift kit, or new parts go into it.. (either that, or I will just destroy it before the rust can...)

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:16 PM

I think this is what we have in mind.

http://www.ultimates...=1&d=1245382197

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:18 PM

I did see a Forester parked facing the water, down near the south end of the beach... could that have been you? hmm.... lol


hahaha, probably was us!

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:29 PM

So today some research has been done... Parts have been sourced... no mods were made *yet* But soon, Waterwagon 3 will be no longer "vanilla" :burnout:


Pics will be uploaded soon.... so stay tuned! (oh, once new pics are up, I will start a new "project" thread)

:)

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:23 AM

:popcorn:


This should be good. :banana:

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:27 AM

So today some research has been done... Parts have been sourced... no mods were made *yet* But soon, Waterwagon 3 will be no longer "vanilla" :burnout:


Pics will be uploaded soon.... so stay tuned! (oh, once new pics are up, I will start a new "project" thread)

:)



tell us about this research, got any pics ?:eek:

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:31 PM

I have a few photos... not much yet of the actual research of the wagon, but some from the initial trip up and parts scrounging for the build up!

the trip up.... (note my new mirror... the first mod!)

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my first task was to source some parts... (not parts for my car, but for a pattern of sorts, "research tools")

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Scott and I made short work of this wagon...

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Tomorrow I will be heading to the Pull-a-part(s) to gather remaining parts that I am hoping to find (5spd D/R, EA82 flywheel+clutch in good shape) and OBW struts..... Then hopefully (if Scott is available, back to B-ham to get some more stuff done.... )

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:48 AM

What could you possibly be building that you would need the entire front clip + doors as templates?

Are you building something like this?

http://t3.gstatic.co...ar-activity.jpg

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:47 PM

What could you possibly be building that you would need the entire front clip + doors as templates?

Are you building something like this?

http://t3.gstatic.co...ar-activity.jpg

Hehe.. not quite, although that is interesting! and if I had more time/money, I would be tempted to use the butt of that legacy to make a trailer/or limo wagon... but alas, that is not the project we needed this front-chunk of car for.


So you know what kind of car this is off of, do you know what is going on here? :)

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I am going to begin the new Waterwagon 3 Build-up/SJR+EJ Lift thread, link here:

http://www.ultimates...ad.php?p=905144

Edited by Ratty2Austin, 24 February 2010 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:30 PM

Austin,

Sorry to inform you that ww1 is no more. Would you like to see pics of its demise?

I warn you they are graphic.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:18 PM

Austin,

Sorry to inform you that ww1 is no more. Would you like to see pics of its demise?

I warn you they are graphic.



It's ok, I can take it.. besides, you already told me it was doomed... so please post the pics here! Guess people should know what happened to the legend that was, Waterwagon 1

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:37 PM

Be Warned! Here is the end of ww1.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:04 AM

what the hell happened to WW1? Looks like it might have been a bumble bee and crashed?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:09 AM

Oh no, a sad end to WW1

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:37 PM

that should buff out :lol::lol:


http://www.ultimates...08&d=1267072584

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:36 PM

Another video clip, for those who like to watch these...

This was from the inside of WW3, while cruising out on the beach, er.... pretending to be a speed-boat!

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