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#576 SmashedGlass

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:58 AM

Do they have stampings for the lower quarter panel area?

Also, how is the Duplicolor vinyl paint holding up?



#577 TheLoyale

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:43 PM

No stampings for the lower panel (Boo!) but its for the most part pretty easy to remake.

 

As for the paint, its holding up everywhere perfectly except for the front door pads, maybe I didn't clean them well enough IDK? I want to take all the door pads to an upholstery and just have them redone with Black vinyl.  



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:57 AM

No stampings for the lower panel (Boo!) but its for the most part pretty easy to remake.

 

As for the paint, its holding up everywhere perfectly except for the front door pads, maybe I didn't clean them well enough IDK? I want to take all the door pads to an upholstery and just have them redone with Black vinyl.  

I have the exact same results with the Duplicolor Vinyl on my front panels too. I'll share if I find  better solution. This "Safariwagon" build helped inspire two cars that I am working on right now, Thank you for starting this thread and taking the time to include photos and keep it updated.


Edited by Crazyeights, 29 March 2014 - 09:59 AM.


#579 TheLoyale

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:18 PM

Must watch Leone in Rally!

 



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:44 PM

More progress today! Seats out, Carpeting out, Pillar Covers off, still need to remove Headliner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#581 TheLoyale

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:28 PM

Removed the Headliner to check out the Supporting slats in the roof, everything seems solid. So I will be applying FatMat on the entire roof to dampen any noise.

 

 

I am also removing all the original sound coating as I did in the GL, then will be coating the entire floor (After welding up anything need be) with Rustolium's Truck Bed Liner (Dries hard like enamel) Then will be applying FatMat through-out the floor and wheel wells.

 

 

Labeling All hardware!



#582 TheLoyale

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:50 AM

Rockers and Wheel Arches came today! I will get some pictures of them in a bit.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:49 PM

Found a site that specializes with mounting clips and fasteners.

 

http://www.clipsandf...&show=45&page=1



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:49 PM

I'm going out to a Junkyard tomorrow, I am going to pick up an Auto darkening Mirror with Digi compass from a S-10 Blazer and adapt it for Subaru use! Pictures of new panels and upcoming mirror soon...!



#585 The Dude Abides

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:15 AM

Jesus man, my car doesnt even have that much belly rust.  Where did you get the wheel arches and other body parts.



#586 TheLoyale

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:17 PM

MillSupply.

 

This car is far much less work than the GL ever was.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:54 PM

Lots of elbow grease going on there. Considering you're running a 3at too, (our Loyale has one) have you ever flushed it and refilled? I'm sure the Loyale could use it, as it's the original fluid in there. Is there JUST trans fluid in there or is there gear oil anywhere too? Sorry, just thought maybe you'd have some insight. Mine is FWD though.



#588 TheLoyale

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

Yes, I have changed the Trans fluid twice (Now running Synthetic) The fill tube for the ATF is on the Driver side close to the Steering link and yes, the front diff uses its own gear oil 85-90 and the fill tube for that is on the pass side just above the axle. I would change both, I wouldn't run a flush, possibly drop the pan and wipe it out along with the Valve body to remove the typical gray sludge.

 

To drain the gear oil, there is a plug under the trans, or its on the side on FWD trannys I kinda forgot.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

Anything tricky about getting that headliner out? I am looking to reupholster mine and am looking for tips on getting it out/in in one piece -what is it made of?



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:09 PM

Must watch Leone in Rally!

 



I've been talking to Mo Verjee about that video. I asked about why it seems they were never really pushing their ea82 past about 4k rpm, shifting low and generally being easy on the car. He told me that 2 days before the start of the event, they had seized the original motor. They purchased a brand new engine from Subaru that was crated, but never run in, and for this reason for the first 1,000 km of the event they were essentially breaking in the new engine, while competing!

Also, the problem at the 10 min. mark was because a pipe to the turbo had broken (downpipe?) and essentially rendered the motor gutless so they had to keep slipping the clutch from a stop to make it up the hill.

Interesting stuff.

And thank you for the information about draining and refilling the 3AT. Probably going to be getting around to that this spring at some point. How is the pan sealed, if I do drop it?



#591 TheLoyale

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

Good info on the rally video! Thank you. As for the trans pan, it has a cork gasket which probably leaks already. I always reseal Engine and Transmissions with RTV Black. Works great and doesn't leak if you apply it evenly.

 

As for the headliner, its straight forward. Remove the trim pieces first, then pop or pull out the visible clips. I had to cut my clips so I didn't wreak the Vinyl, but I can buy the same clips online. and the liner will drop down, pull it out the gate and done.

 

The liner is cardboard line the door panels so be gentle.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:15 AM

Not sure of 'color matching' (if that's important to you) but Lowes actually carries automotive hardware and panel clips in their nuts and bolts aisle.



#593 TheLoyale

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:16 AM

Yeah finding gray clips seems few and far between, the only gray clips I've seen are the wrong style. I'm just going to replace the clips with Black, since I have other black accents in the interior. I'll check out lowes, I was really amazed how much more they have Vs HomeDepot and Menards.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:50 AM

Once I get everything done on the car, I plan on painting it this color.

 



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:21 AM

Nice, lol. How, rattle can or HVP gun? Once in awhile I think of doing the same thing, but I probably won't.



#596 TheLoyale

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:43 AM

Was thinking of rolling it if I can find rustolium in this color. I rolled Trashwagon and it turned out really good, more control I think, I would still need to remove everything from the body to get a thorough job, areas I can't get to with a roller I would shoot with a can.



#597 SmashedGlass

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

I assume you have a garage or some other sort of good cover. I can't do that down here, no place inside for a car.



#598 TheLoyale

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

I have a garage, but there isn't enough room to work with my dads bike in there. Everything I do is outside :( I painted Trashwagon outside (Just avoid direct sun)



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:55 AM

Once I get everything done on the car, I plan on painting it this color.

 

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i cant wait thats a nice colour ! 



#600 TheLoyale

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:32 AM

Well, I found a way to get custom Rustoleum paints in Satin. Rustoleum offers Door paint for Steel and Wood doors, Extreme durability with UV protection and chip resistant! Still self-leveling which will be a nice feature.

 

Now my problem is figuring out which color I actually want... I will post of picture of the color sheet and see which ones everyone favors most.






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