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Build Thread for my 1978 Wagon...


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#1 Pooparu

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:51 PM

So I thought I'd start a build thread for my new wagon. So I'll start by posting some before photos.

List of plans for the built for now:

1. Get the motor running much better.

2. Cut away all the rusty metal and weld in new stuff.

3. Fit up a duel exhaust.

4. Strip most of the interior and bed spray it all.

5. Fill in all the dents and smooth the rest of the car.

6. Paint is in a two tone flat black & burg

7. Tint the windows.

8. Fit some JDM fender mirrors.


This build is going to be very minumal compared to the other builds I've done. I'd like to keep it simple and import rat rod style, but not gehtto. I'm sure I'll have more stuff and might change my mind about a few things as the build goes along.

So here we go:

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Wish me luck.....:-\

#2 Breeke

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:15 PM

Good luck.......

P.S. you can't blame ANYTHING on me :lol:

I did nothing but house it for 5 months...:-\


I will keep a close eye on this.....something I acutally have interest in.

#3 michael appel

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:19 PM

Dude I love it it is a jewel cant wait to see the build thread totally would make a rat rod dream I would sport it just the way it is but drop my ea82 in it then get me 2.2 in mine hehe

#4 T'subaru

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:25 PM

...mid engine EJ20T....:cool:

#5 subaruguru

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:30 AM

WTF EA82... first WTF??? and second it would not fit between the frame rails.

Im thinking EJ LSD RWD Drift slut but thats just me :grin:

When in doubt ROBIFY IT!

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#6 Pooparu

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:02 PM

Just picked up a motor yesterday. I'm going to button it up as good as I can, then through it in the wagon for now to get it going. Then I can build the other motor that's out of it.

(it has no compression on the passengers side on the motor & the carb is spitting fuel out of the top)

#7 Pooparu

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:52 AM

Well the LSD is on it's way. Can't wait to make this baby a rear wheel drive beast. :banana:

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:08 PM

need someone to drive it to the show LOL

#9 Caboobaroo

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:05 AM

I miss my gen 1 cars :(

#10 Pooparu

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:37 PM

need someone to drive it to the show LOL


Then who will drive your beast?:)

#11 Pooparu

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:42 PM

update: So I should have the new motor put back together this weekend and maybe in the car. Also I just got the LSD in the mail so I'll start putting that in too. This should be a fun car.

#12 Pooparu

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:00 PM

I'm hoping to drop the freshened up EA71 motor in this weekend. I did a little home port and polish on the heads and intake manifold. We'll see if it makes any difference.

#13 Pooparu

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:40 PM

Well I was going to use the clutch stuff from the wagon, but after I pulled it I found out the through out bearing was bad and it trashed the pressure plate. So I need to buy an all new clutch kit and through out bearing. Then I can drop the fresh motor in.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:16 PM

Well I was going to use the clutch stuff from the wagon, but after I pulled it I found out the through out bearing was bad and it trashed the pressure plate. So I need to buy an all new clutch kit and through out bearing. Then I can drop the fresh motor in.


Will be cool seeing that thing do a rear wheel SMOKEY burnout :banana:


Damn throwout bearing ne who...:)

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:56 PM

Ahhhhh, so you're the one who got the draggin' wagon...
I am so watching this one :popcorn:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

Will be cool seeing that thing do a rear wheel SMOKEY burnout :banana:


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#17 Pooparu

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:13 PM

That's it. This will be easy to do with the front e-brake too.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:04 PM

Yeah, I use the E-brake too, it actually works pretty well if its adjusted properly. Poor man's line lock! :banana:

Your wagon looks ill too, great stance, but hows the ride?

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:34 PM

My RWD Brat had the factory open diff in the back but once I changed the center of gravity, it would light the back tires up everytime I got into it. I had also swapped in the rare JDM EA71 high compression motor with a Weber and the car would walk sideways while I had the frotn end locked up doing burnouts.

I could only run Chevron premium though which ended up making it kinda expensive to drive but it went like a bat outta hell. :eek:

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:22 AM

Looks like you have your hands full with that rust. Looks like a fun project though!

#21 Pooparu

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:12 PM

Yeah, I use the E-brake too, it actually works pretty well if its adjusted properly. Poor man's line lock! :banana:

Your wagon looks ill too, great stance, but hows the ride?



The ride is a little stiff. I can't wait to see how it drives with all four cylinders working.

#22 Pooparu

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:57 PM

I got this thing running today. I did a port and polish on the heads & port matched the intake manifold to the heads & the weber carb. It sounds really good now.

I'm waiting on a thermo switch for the radiator so that I can hook up the fan (correctly) and put some water/coolant in the system, then I can take it for a spin.

I'll post some photos of the engine bay as it sits now in the next day or so. I've been working on cleaning up some of the unnecessary items. I also got rid of that baulky old style fan and put in a slim fan.

#23 Pooparu

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:51 PM

I finally got to take the wagon on a test drive last weekend. It's a ton of fun to drive. It has a lot more pick up then I expected too. I'll snap a few photos tomorrow of the engine bay and maybe some video of it running. It sound great.:)

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:22 AM

Yes more pics!!!!:banana::banana::banana:

#25 Pooparu

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:02 PM

Photos of the engine now:



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