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My '83 GL: The Ski Wagon


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#1526 TheLoyale

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:57 PM

Some Amber fog lights would look proper on this thing... Wonder where they are?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

right next to a fan shroud, and a few other things. i sense your need for such things sooon.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

right next to a fan shroud, and a few other things. i sense your need for such things sooon.


LOL! That was funny. Just checking :lol:

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

I need to take a current picture of this thing. I think most of ya'll will be disappointed with what I did LOL.

It involves 22ga galvanized sheet metal, two screws with nuts and expanding foam (OH NO!!!) Oh yes!!!

#1530 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:35 AM

... 22ga galvanized sheet metal, two screws with nuts and expanding foam ...



Not a Fartcan Muffler... isn't it? Posted Image

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

Not a Fartcan Muffler... isn't it? Posted Image


Na, it's got to be a HUGE Aero wing on the back! :clap:

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

HAHA, that is an idea. xbeerd did something like that to a Probe.

Nah, its a temp winter fix.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

The Ski wagon may no longer be the ski wagon after seeing this. I am in love with this color (Thanks Kiwi) I just need the color code. Next year when the car goes for paint, it may become this gray color instead of Porcelain White.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:14 AM

Winter fix!
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:22 AM

Got the steering wheel I ordered, today! Wow, it looks and feels really nice.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:23 AM

looks factory. rust be damned!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:49 PM

Jon, thank you for drawing this up! I printed it out nice and clear, gonna check around for some type of Machine shops in Waukesha, Could a Mill cut this, or will it have to be CNC'ed?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:38 AM

That could very easily be done on a manual Bridgeport mill.
Or even a drill press...

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

the custom exhaust shop I always go to always seems to have them on hand to fit....

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

You must be a lucky man..! Hell, I ordered a Borg Warner Coolant temp switch from the Hub location for O'reillys, Hub driver dropped it off a few hours later, I looked at it and and its like 3x the size of the original, it won't even screw into the port on the intake (Its like an M20!)

So, I'll write up a return invoice tomorrow and maybe go order one at Subaru.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

Thats why my first stop for parts is the dealer. Subaru has yet to hand me an incorrect part. And typically cost is so similar to a parts house, I may as well go OEM. :headbang:

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

You must be a lucky man..! Hell, I ordered a Borg Warner Coolant temp switch from the Hub location for O'reillys, Hub driver dropped it off a few hours later, I looked at it and and its like 3x the size of the original, it won't even screw into the port on the intake (Its like an M20!)

So, I'll write up a return invoice tomorrow and maybe go order one at Subaru.


the coolant temp switch is what I sent you. do you mean the temp sender in the intake manifold?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

Hey guy, I was noticing the change in your front clearance lamps on this GL of yours...

From clear
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to amber
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And was wondering, do you still have the clear ones? Id love to have a clean spare set if you want to sell them :headbang:

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

Mick, OH! Is that what the issue is..? Yep, you did send me a box of those, I put a new one in the GL so the Fan would work.

But yes, the Loyale needs the one for the Gauge which screws into the intake. The problem is when I look up "Temp Sender/Sensor" it always brings up the $100 two wire one which goes elsewhere on the Intake, and does not control the gauge.

Kenny, those lights are the same ones. I just made them Amber ;) As these will soon be wired as Marker Lights/Turn signals, so I won't have to add lights to the bumper (1980-82 bumper)

As for the dealer, I was given the wrong parts a few times at my dealer. Since they can't run the vin on the 1983, they have to manually look it up (I guess its hard for the mentally compromised who work at the Dodge/Jeep/Subaru dealer)

Haha!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

I just ordered a Temp sender from Rockauto. $7.94 shipped via First Class! Perhaps this will be the correct part (It still has the single Spade tab)

These threads are becoming a mess, Talking about another Subaru, in a Subaru build thread, which has its own build thread! Perhaps I need to make a build thread about how to make a build thread. Or a thread about how to have a 1,000 post thread about a car you don't even own yet.

(Check out the first page of this thread if you don't understand my last comment)

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:43 AM

These threads are becoming a mess, Talking about another Subaru, in a Subaru build thread, which has its own build thread! Perhaps I need to make a build thread about how to make a build thread. Or a thread about how to have a 1,000 post thread about a car you don't even own yet.


I'm guessing you haven't read Toonga's build thread on ausubi. Now that's one hell of a spam fest!

Thought you'd like to know ;)

I also like how this thread has had triple the amount of attention and posts than your L safariwagon's has...

Cheers

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:10 PM

I kinda want to go this route with the GL, but that would also require dropping in a new driveline so its actually fast.

Damn this Celica looks good. :clap: Japanese muscle car?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:24 AM

'tis indeed a Japanese muscle car....with the engines they were intended to have installed.... unlike the ones that we got on American shores.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:27 AM

The rear end of that thing looks a bit shelby like with those fat tyres on the rear - very muscle like!

Cheers

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

my 76 celica gt had a buick 3.8 and chevy running gear. scariest thing ive ever piloted. nice pic Tom, made me sniffle. some 10" wide tires on the back of a raked out gen 2 would be pretty cool, add traction bars and solid rear axle, and a ej




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