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Trash3door2:88GL offroad build/5 lug outback/3at>5mtd/r...maybe ej22 and hybrid trans


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#1 MilesFox

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:33 PM

Subaru Alliance has brought home an 88 gl coupe 1.8 ea82 4wd 3at from some nice folks in central WI who have retired all of their EA82 stuff to Team TrashWagon for a build to enter in local rally events, urban baja, railroad tracks, and farmers' fields.

The plan will first be to address body issues with rust, replacing a fender, and taking up some of the interior to inspect for rust. The interior is rather nice for what the outside of the car looks like.

This car is 4wd automatic, but it comes with a 5spd dual range and all the parts to swap. I also have a forester trans, and an ej22 laying around.

The easiest thing to do would be to swap in the dual range. eventually i may do the ej22 up for it, cut down a harness, etc. And when that is ready, put in the forester trans, or even hybrid the 2 to make a dual range ej trans

with just the 5spd, or as it is, i may swap on 2000 outback suspension, but i would have to swap axle parts around with parts i dont have. I do have xt6 parts to use to make the outback knuckles fit, and the 5 lug hubs for the rear.

Or i just might do a 'poor man's 5 lug' swap by using the 5x100 knukles in the front, and keeping the 4x140 pattern in the back, and running a 14" peugeot wheels in the back and legacy 14" steelies in the front. I can do this if i reserve the xt6 parts for something else.

I may do some road sign skid plates. And whatever i can build up for it, i would like to reproduce to put on my 86 3door runabout.

First things first, i need to replace a brake line. I drove it home 275 miles loaded down with parts with just the hand brake.

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#2 MilesFox

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:33 PM

now this car has brakes....4 lugs in front and 5 lugs in rear. with compression fittings!

Pulling drum shoes with stuck bleeders
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2000 outback calipr, does not fit. may fit with modified bracket, once it comes off the outback. This is an idea yet for the build. If it works, i may swap it onto my other 86 3door
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I couldnt buy these if i mentioned brake lines. If anyone has issues, compression fittings are safer than rusted out brake lines. and, you still don't need brakes to drive the car anyway
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Used rotors from one xt6, used brake pads form another xt6, and calipers form an ea82 turbo. This will eventually get new pads and rotors.
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xt6 wheels in the back, 5 lug, and peugeot wheels in the front, 4 lug.
14 inch and 195/60 all the way around. "poor man's 5 lug swap"
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88 xt6 donates its wheels and brake caliper brackets
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Where this car now sits is the first time it has driven with brakes-some 4 miles-about 275 miles after getting here from across state with NO brakes

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:37 AM

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