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#1 ontherun987

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:38 AM

Just got a 1987 subaru gl Posted Image

#2 Fuzpile

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:22 AM

That baby looks so straight and true! Sits right up there too. Congrats:)

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:01 AM

Looks like a very nice ride!

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:47 AM

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

Hello every one, Thanks for the warm welcome. I have a odd question, the gl doesn't have cup holders. Is there anything I can do about this ?

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:12 PM

Most 80s Subarus dont unfortunately... you can buy aftermarket ones... Or if yours isnt dual range, the spot between the e-brake and the driver seat makes a nice "Double Gulp" holder.. Just watch your accelerations and stops.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

Kind of a dark picture... is it lifted??

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:01 AM

I lightened the picture up in photoshop, it's gotta be lifted. Looks like a 4" too! And straight and clean like previously stated. Nice:headbang:

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:54 PM

how much miles? there have a shift of 4wd or press?
nice ride!

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 01:08 AM

177xxx and it sound great, from what I can tell it has been well maintained. It does have a 4.5 lift. Unfortunately, doesn't have on the fly 4x4 :cool:

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 01:21 AM

Does the 4wd not work, or is the car front wheel drive. you can shif into 4wd while driving, just let off the gas, engage, go. Do not do this while spinning wheels while stuck. But you can drive in and out of 4wd at any speed.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 03:30 AM

177xxx and it sound great, from what I can tell it has been well maintained. It does have a 4.5 lift. Unfortunately, doesn't have on the fly 4x4 :cool:


ahh, thats would be tough driving while snowing. :eek:

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:16 AM

How so ?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:19 PM

How so ?


you will find it out when u got a snow.
I've been driving on snowing with 4wd becuase i live near mountain from Oregon.
anyways, if not use on 4WD then will going pretty slip off and will for sure get going slow down because of wagon pretty light weight.:-\

what's your plan for project on ur wagon? :)

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

Hello every one, Thanks for the warm welcome. I have a odd question, the gl doesn't have cup holders. Is there anything I can do about this ?


I just got an 86 GL wagon myself, and no joke, the cup holders was one of the first things I noticed on the ride home. I'll have to get on that soon!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:34 AM

Ok well I found out that is has a dual range tranny, I thought it had like locking hubs. My main project is the cup holders.




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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:53 AM

Ok well I found out that is has a dual range tranny, I thought it had like locking hubs. My main project is the cup holders.



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you should do some researching on your trans, since it is not at all what you think it would be, with no transfer case or center diff. have fun.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:09 PM

Who sold this thing to you? All you care about is cupholders, you didn't even know it was 4wd... somebody has commited Subaru sin by selling a Roo like that to somebody who has no idea what it even is. Hopefully being a member of this board will turn that around...

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:05 PM

Ok well I found out that is has a dual range tranny, .


That is like looking between your legs and finding out you have a penis.

#20 ontherun987

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

WOW guys its my FIRST CAR:banghead:

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:01 AM

First off..Welcome aboard and nice Soob :)

man,i miss my old 86 GL with dual range.. :( stock with all seasons,i'd go where trucks couldn't..(mainly cause they were to big) :grin:

does it have owners manual ? if so then just read up on the dual range,you'll grow to love and cherish it..

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this was my 86 GL (not meaning to hi jack your thread)

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#22 MilesFox

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:09 AM

Subarus are always a good car to learn how to work on. Get to know this car well, as it is different than most examples of cars. Behold the wonders of 80's subarus!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:21 AM

Subarus are always a good car to learn how to work on. Get to know this car well, as it is different than most examples of cars. Behold the wonders of 80's subarus!


ditto..

I still remember doing front brakes for first time..was a little confused when i found out the caliper piston had to be turned back in and not pushed like most cars....

btw,on the cup holder issue,just get a cheap universal one and you'll be good to go..

http://shop.advancea...8_A|GRP2013____
can't recall if there's room for this type but just as example..

http://shop.advancea...8_A|GRP2013____




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