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#1 steven304

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

I bought this wagon a year ago for $300 with 53,000 miles on it. Its a fwd auto with power mirrors and windows that all work:banana:.

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I then lowered it about 2-3".
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I got tired of not being able to use any of my wheels so I decided to redrill the hubs to 4x100.
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Also added a GLH body kit I had, but covered up the H on the side.
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Found this at a junkyard which was very hard in Indiana.
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Borrowed some wheels for a day and added a roof rack off a Ford Escape.
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Bought some new wheels.
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Custom high flow aircleaner :lol:
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#2 steven304

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

Went to an autox last weekend
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#3 TheLoyale

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

I remember when you first posted about this car, Looks like it came a long way! Looks really good, props to you bro :)

Like that Grill retro fit and the 4x100 conversion :drunk:

Cross bars from a Ford Escape really fit on the Stock rack flooring?

#4 steven304

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

I remember when you first posted about this car, Looks like it came a long way! Looks really good, props to you bro :)

Like that Grill retro fit and the 4x100 conversion :drunk:

Cross bars from a Ford Escape really fit on the Stock rack flooring?


Thanks. I had to cut a couple inches off the side then reassemble them, but they where free.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Thanks. I had to cut a couple inches off the side then reassemble them, but they where free.


Good to know! I might go this route (Or similar soon) :banana:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Good to know! I might go this route (Or similar soon) :banana:


Ya it was impossible to find stock crossbars around here they even side into the stock slides on the roof. I forgot that I had made a thread last year oops.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:19 PM

That looks awesome. I've wanted that exact set of wheels for a really long time, I'm glad they look as good on one of these as I always thought they would :) Really digging the twin headlight grill too.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

Dear lord, that thing is awesome.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

The last set of wheels you bought. What brand, size, offset, and of course what tire fitment are you running? That GL is absolutely bad@$$!!!

Oh, and I am new to older Subaru's but how did you lower it? Did you clock the torsion bars in the rear and then do different struts? How did she do at autoX?

Thanks for posting.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

I love it, autoxing with the bike rack on top, I don't need no stinking aerodynamics. I'm really starting to develop an affinity for these early 80's wagons. Nicely done, very creative.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

The wheels are Drag DR-20s. They are 15x7 with an offset of 40. The tires are 195/50R15 Kumho Ecsta Ast. I reclocked the rear torsion bar 1 place I think, and took 2 1/2 coils off the front since you can't really get aftermarket parts with swapping to a newer frontend. I didnt do to bad at the autox for being an auto. I beat about 8 cars.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Care to share any tips on your hub redrill process? I would love to do this to mine.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

I kinda just made a template out of a piece of metal that I had. I had 4 lines going out from the middle at 90 degree angles. I then measured 70mm from the center on each line so they would be 140mm apart from each other the stock bolt pattern. I drilled out the holes to the stock lug width so I could use lugnuts to hold it tight while drilling the new holes. I did the same thing for the second bolt pattern which is 4x100 so the holes are 50mm away from the center, but I put the new holes in the middle of the old holes since I figured it'd be strongest that way. I drilled some small holes in those so I could drill 4 small holes then take the template off to work up the drill bit sizes. I forget how big I drilled it out to and how it looked since I did it last year. When I go back to my parents house this weekend I'll try to find it and take a pic. I need to find it anyway since I found a fwd XT-6 at a junkyard s it'll get a rear disk brake swap.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

Snapped some driveway pics today.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

i have the same set of ground affects for my 2 door

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:34 AM

1st beautiful wagon.
2nd would you do a huge favor to the usmb and make a write up on the 4x100 conversion when you do the rear disc swap? it would be handy to be able to use rims that fit almost every import. and you could run rims from a tercel to keep the 13inch rims...idk why anyone would do that but options are always nice. And i bet car rims have much better offset than truck rims.
3rd KEEP UP THE GOODWORK!!!!:banana:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

1st beautiful wagon.
2nd would you do a huge favor to the usmb and make a write up on the 4x100 conversion when you do the rear disc swap? it would be handy to be able to use rims that fit almost every import. and you could run rims from a tercel to keep the 13inch rims...idk why anyone would do that but options are always nice. And i bet car rims have much better offset than truck rims.
3rd KEEP UP THE GOODWORK!!!!:banana:


if you wanted a way cooler selection of wheels you would redrill them 114.3
way better wheel selection

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

Looks like he had a few sets of the 100's laying around though.:drunk:

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

what did the headlights and front end come off of?


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#20 steven304

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:15 AM

The headlights were off a EA81 DL hatchback. It seems like just the cheap ones got them. I've gone back to 4x140 for now, because I had studs thats would like to break loose in the drums even with tack welds on them. This summer I'll hopefully go to 6 lug of something. I have some nice aluminum slots that'd look good on it, or some wide Chevy steel wheels like my Datsun has. 



#21 SmashedGlass

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:53 AM

Sweet Datto! What are those Chevy rims off of exactly?



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 01:39 PM

i have fallen in love with your wagon, i might do something like it in the sedan flavor



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:49 PM

That is pretty bad@$$.   Too bad about the redrill issues though the wheels really set it off.



#24 the sucker king

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

wow that is niice! good job.



#25 BratRod

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:51 PM

Yeah, this thing has been my favorite Subaru for awhile, I admire it.






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