I currently own a 1983 Turbo Brat.
The project list is as follows:
STI 17" Gold BBS rims
full time AWD
front lights and grill swap
Door Panels w/ power windows and power locks
Center Dash Unit
Short CB Radio antenna
fix any body work
Rino Spray Bed Liner
1st Gen Push Bar
The biggest issues I currently face are that I dont know much that about cars (willing to learn) and I dont have a shop to work in.
I would also know what type of time and $$ im looking at.
You have been reading!
The 2.2 swap is going to take at least $2000 to do. It involves a lot of little things, but for you its going to virtually require a complete Turbo Legacy parts car.
The STI wheels are at 600 or so last I checked.
Rhino Liner probably $500 to do professionally
Paint Job at a minimum $500 and sky is the limit.
Not sure what you are doing for a fender swap.
Headliner can easily run over $100 to have done.
Power Locks, I am not sure this has been done but I have been thinking about it. Power Windows can be done but you need to find a Coupe to get the window regulators and motors out of, switches, harness, etc.
I hope you like wiring. The Turbo brat has plenty in it stock, throw some legacy wiring in, power window harness, stereo, CB, front lights. The wiring alone easily takes a week your first time doing it and will consume an entire living room floor or huge workbench.
These posts make these swaps look easy. They can be after many of them, years experience, nice work area, good weather (Junkyard/parts car time), and parts availability. Your going to need a nice set of tools, 2-3 factory manuals, and a lot more reading than you might like. I have friends that have spent $5000 doing half that list to an Impreza and it took them a year and they are pretty talented people with a good job to pay for the project.