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#1 Pooparu

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:35 PM

I'm picking this up this weekend and I hope to restore it (also modify it a little too) I've got a very clear vision in my head of what this is going to look like when I'm finished.

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#2 Kostamojen

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:40 PM

Holy crap that looks fantastic! Is it actually a "Sport" model with the dual carbs, or just the 5-speed GSR?

I so wish I could find one of those in good shape... I'd sell my Impreza and use it as my daily driver.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:08 AM

Nice! Pretty sure with very little mod you can get the front grill from an early Coupe or Stage I 4WD grill to work , which has the round orange lights and super***************in look in general compared to the '74-77 Stage I squareness. I'm glad you're going to make a mold for that Kamei. It kills me to have mine and not have a space to work in that'll allow me to go to town. I cut prepreg all night long. Uni , woven , glass , E-glass , etc....

This one desreves the nose job.

Hey , you still want all that crap I was/am still putting together? - lights , tail light .... ??

Cheers!

#4 Pooparu

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:09 AM

oh, crap I totally forgot about that stuff. I have long sold the wagon that I needed that stuff for, but I'm going to need a butt load of stuff for this coupe. Sorry about that.

I didn't know that the sport coupe came with dual carbs, so I guess this is not a sport coupe, but a GSR 5-speed. I still have much to learn about the ways of the first gen Subaru.

#5 Pooparu

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:14 AM

As far as the body goes it only has one small spot of rust right behind the drivers side rear tire, but lots of rust on the floor boards. So I'm going to have to make some new ones and weld them in.

I've had a few gen ones and it seems like the floor boards are always rusted through.:-\

#6 moosens

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:06 PM

No sweat Earl, and totally my fault. Good luck with this one. Going to be a winner , I'm sure. Can't go wrong with those body styles. :)

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:12 PM

Hey Earl

Knew youd pick this up.
Saw it on Craigslist and was like... hmm, bet Pooparu would like it, so I emailed the guy and asked him to send me pics that were right side up and he said someone was looking at it today. So I gave up, but I see you got it. Congrats.

Cant wait to see the build thread and progress photos!

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:06 AM

Holy crap that looks fantastic! Is it actually a "Sport" model with the dual carbs, or just the 5-speed GSR?

I so wish I could find one of those in good shape... I'd sell my Impreza and use it as my daily driver.


I thought the GSR was never sold in the states?
GSR is twincarb but only came in 4 speed.
RX came with 5 speed.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 02:42 AM

GL coupe?

I can't tell anymore, I've ready too many damn old brochures...

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 03:26 AM

GL coupe?

I can't tell anymore, I've ready too many damn old brochures...


GL or GF?
I remember a US guy have a GF coupe? was it that he converted to electric car

#11 Pooparu

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 11:50 AM

I'll have to get you guys some more details on the car once I pick it up this weekend. We'll get this figured out.

All I know right now is that it has a single carb EA71 motor with a 5-speed transmission. Oh, and a flat tire.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:59 AM

Looking at the vin# I guess it's a GL.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:42 PM

Sure it is ...now git to makin' it a GSR :grin:

Seriously, please explore putting the earlier grill from the Coupe or 4WD wagons. Round orange lights ....mmmmmm :slobber:

Let me know what parts I can take forever to get to you. :lol:

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:08 PM

I agree with you on the grill. Someone was using my tow dolly last weekend so I couldn't pick it up yet, but I should be grabbing it in the next day or so. Then I'll start making a list of parts I need. I'm sure I'm going to need a ton, and I'm sure they are going to be super hard to find. That's why I love restoring these old Subarus. It's the thrill of the hunt (not to mention that they are way cool looking too).

I also think it's going to look super cool with this little number I picked up the other day too: http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=122735

Any help for you fellow old schoolers is greatly appreciated.




Sure it is ...now git to makin' it a GSR :grin:

Seriously, please explore putting the earlier grill from the Coupe or 4WD wagons. Round orange lights ....mmmmmm :slobber:

Let me know what parts I can take forever to get to you. :lol:



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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:12 PM

I finally got it home:

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:15 PM

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#17 Pooparu

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:16 PM

So if you have any parts that you want to sell to me to help me put this little gem back together I would greatly appreciate it. Right now all I have is what you see in the photos.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:51 PM

Looks like you need a dash and a column shifter surround more than anything.

Gnarly looking rust hole on the rear... Otherwise looks pretty straight.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:08 AM

Have steering columns here complete or just cover. Also have a brown dash with some cracks but nothing like yours. That dash has the tach in it from a GF. :grin: I've got a ton of stuff from that GF which was a 56k old lady car. Most everything matches up to your car. And I've got that early Coupe grill too.

Somewhere between my place and ctsuba's I also have that heater unit.I know I have a good shifter base with nice boot. All sorts of plastic including decent remote covers for the inner door handles and window cranks.

Time , I don't have much of lately , as usual. But I'll get to storage over this long weekend and get stuff set aside.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:36 PM

Sweet! You're the best Moosens. I buy everything you got that can help me out on this project. I'm so excited to get this car put back together and start driving it. :banana:




Have steering columns here complete or just cover. Also have a brown dash with some cracks but nothing like yours. That dash has the tach in it from a GF. :grin: I've got a ton of stuff from that GF which was a 56k old lady car. Most everything matches up to your car. And I've got that early Coupe grill too.

Somewhere between my place and ctsuba's I also have that heater unit.I know I have a good shifter base with nice boot. All sorts of plastic including decent remote covers for the inner door handles and window cranks.

Time , I don't have much of lately , as usual. But I'll get to storage over this long weekend and get stuff set aside.



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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:14 AM

Cool coupe, Poop.

Keeping original drivetrain, or upgrading to AWD/WRX motor?????

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:24 PM

Cool coupe, Poop.

Keeping original drivetrain, or upgrading to AWD/WRX motor?????


You know I can't keep anything stock:grin:

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:08 AM

You know I can't keep anything stock:grin:


Yes I do. Would love to see a turbo charged sleeper.

#24 Pooparu

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:42 PM

So I pick up a set of rims for the coupe. It's taken me days to get these refinished, but the results should be good.

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Polished the lip and painted the inside gold metallic.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

Wow those look amazing :slobber:

What did you use to polish the lip like that? It looks awesome!
A great car too can't wait to see what you do with this one as well!!! :grin:

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