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#451 TheLoyale

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

Looking good dude.

So I guess the stubs are welded to the CVs, eh? :eek:


Pretty much, I didn't even try to hard trying to get them out. Why waste the energy, taking the axle apart is much quicker. :grin:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

for future service or if you toss in the lsd, i would have tried t separate them

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:38 PM

I feel like I am going to get this car on the road real soon!

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

Does anybody know how many of Each year Ski wagons existed?

For instance, how many 1983 GLs were done up with the Skiwagon decals?

Could the wagon in this photo actually be mine?
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

when I had mine ('80 GL - click link in my sig for pics), I got in contact with someone from the US Ski team, and there were hundreds of them over the years, but normally the decals were removed before they were auctioned off.
Obviously some made it through without getting them removed...

so no records as to how many white wagons the US Ski Team and the USSA actually ordered. The decals were applied after delivery, probably by a decal shop or possibly dealer...

I got some original decals off eBay long ago, that were from someone involved with the program. a nearly full set of Gen2 decals that I sold to another board member, and some Gen1/Gen2 logos, (not the stripes). most of those have been sold too, though I still have a couple left :drunk:

here's the direct link for just the skiwagon....
http://www.indysworl...ag/skisoob.html

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:38 AM

did you try that nasty pin socket yet? it might not be a bad idea to weld a short extension into it and be done with it if the welder can do it.. could get some more life out of it.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

New wheel bearing and seals in, took about an hour. Retaining ring came off pretty easy, tapping out the old 3 piece race took a little bit of time. Funny, the tapper bearings didn't look too bad.

Here is the already beat Pin socket, it did hold up!
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Bearing/Seals, $106 total for 2 seals and a bearing assy. The bearing is an NTN.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:13 AM

How hard would it be to get a set of these? They are the 13" Rally 8-hole Alloys, I actually really like these and would like to get a set.

Anyone? Getting my feelers out.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:30 AM

I actually have a set of those. I have some H style wheels as well. I'd probably sell them knowing they were going to good use :cool: They are complete with center caps, no lugs though. They are just the normal acorns, but are painted black.

Here they are on my 82

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Edit sorry for the huge pic, I must have put this in my Photobucket before I know how to size them :o

#460 TheLoyale

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:19 AM

I want! *Drool*

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

How hard would it be to get a set of these? They are the 13" Rally 8-hole Alloys, I actually really like these and would like to get a set.

Anyone? Getting my feelers out.
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Looks like you can get them here:

http://www.capitalwh...816&cat=&page=1

Kinda spendy

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

The funny thing is that my old '87 GL-10 had a set of these wheels on it when we went up to Duluth.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:02 PM

The funny thing is that my old '87 GL-10 had a set of these wheels on it when we went up to Duluth.


Yes, that is what turned me onto them. I thought they looked great on the car, even with the lift.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:39 PM

I keep removing things, and then find that I have to do something else before I can put things back in. For instance, I removed the Diff, to drop the fuel tank and fix the wheel bearing, then I painted it, I then had to derust and paint the driveshaft, but now I have to derust and repaint the Shaft tunnel. What else can I remove? Lol!! I have most of my car in the basement.

And yes, this IS Chrysler Red.
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One of my headlights was put in upside down. Some people are not Anal enough.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:48 PM

Have yet to look closely at the two but, Are there any case changes in a 1983 3.900 Open diff, and a 1993 3.900 VLSD from a SS? Are the Axle stubs the same diameter?

Is this a drop in?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

Have yet to look closely at the two but, Are there any case changes in a 1983 3.900 Open diff, and a 1993 3.900 VLSD from a SS? Are the Axle stubs the same diameter?

Is this a drop in?


drop in for the case.

But.

1993 SS is not VLSD.

only 91 SS...
or it has been swapped.
but no 93 SS has vlsd if it was kept original. Was not even option package etc.

I was thinking off selling my set of 4 sport mags...with 3 nos center caps, and 3 used centers.....
if interested make offer.
these are as pictured before i got the 3 nos centers.
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I would be willing to drive them to madison or so later this summer. They would look nicer with a refinish or polish better, not the best condition on surface as they sit.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:03 PM

Whoops, I think it was a '91. Either way, lets say I wanted to bolt the entire rear diff under my Wagon, is the bushing bracket the same? and Are these diffs the same length compared to the '83? Dan out here in WI has the rear diff out of his old Legacy, and I was thinking about getting onto it, if I could just bolt it up (Without changing internals over)

Wow, I do like those wheels. I would be very interested in them, and later this summer works for me good for me, as I'd probably have more money by them (Should have the car done by then)

I'm not sure what to offer for these, but I will PM ya.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:06 PM

cool if it works out, then i was thinking that would be the first big trip in my Blue Z.......whenever i get it done.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:28 PM

That sounds like a good deal! Thank you.

Anyway, now I am weighing the option of coming onto a EA82 rear disc set, to swap onto my Loyale, so I can then swap the larger rear drums onto my GL. Since one of the brake lines just started dripping today sitting in the driveway LOL! I would need to replace the lines, Wheel Cylinders, the drums, the shoes and springs. So would it be cheeper to come onto a set of rear discs? What is the going rate for a disc swap?

This is the type of thing that I don't have much money for right now, but am I am debating if I should spend money to replace the stock brake set up or just swap entirely, what is the better option here?

I would also need some EA82 wheels at the same time, since the EA81 wagon wheels will not fit over the rear disc. Scott, I might need to borrow your stock steelies after all, depending on which way I go.

Trying to get stuff lined up so everything flows.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:59 AM

The ea81 wagon wheels fut over rear discs fine. Its the front that rubs.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:00 AM

The ea81 wagon wheels fut over rear discs fine. Its the front that rubs.


Ah, good to know.

This reminds me, do the 1974 Mags fit over EA82 brakes? Which I guess doesn't matter, I'm not planning on running larger brakes on the front.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:07 AM

i have set of those rally rims.
someone pained them black but they should restore(no scratches or chips and all4 centercaps.)
but i think the shipping from here in Alaska would make it not worth it.


i actually know where there's a few sets of those, and the H style

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

Indeed, shipping is always the killer. AUS has all the cool parts, but no one wants to ship anything (And for good reason) haha :)

i have set of those rally rims.
someone pained them black but they should restore(no scratches or chips and all4 centercaps.)
but i think the shipping from here in Alaska would make it not worth it.


i actually know where there's a few sets of those, and the H style



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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:30 AM

the amount of Subaru parts here in Alaska is astounding. if the shipping wasn't so steep i would start a parts salvage business just to ship parts to board members.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:32 AM

the amount of Subaru parts here in Alaska is astounding. if the shipping wasn't so steep i would start a parts salvage business just to ship parts to board members.


What is a Zip code up by you? I'm gonna do a quick quote for shiz and gigz. Mines 53186.

Edit: a Parcel Post from 99506 to 53186 with a 15x10x15 26lbs box is about $30. So lets say $60 total for 4 alloy rims. Not to bad if that is ballpark.

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