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My new 1986 Subaru GL Hatchback


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#1 ibbki

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:22 PM

Just got this a couple days ago. 1986 Subaru GL hatch 4wd stick. 37k original miles! The guy we bought it from was the second owner. He said he bought it at an estate sale where it had been heated garage stored. I couldn't contain my excitement when I found this on craigslist only 90 miles from my house. I plan on keeping it stock and just cleaning it up. It needs a new gas tank. As you can see, the previous owner had a 10-gallon fuel cell hooked up. Other than that and some brake work, its ready to go. I will post some engine pics in the next day or two. Let me know what you guys think.

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#2 SuperBrat

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:25 PM

How many $ Bills?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

$2,000 plus the cost of the stress my body endured hoping that it would not sell before I got out to look at it.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Sounds good to me that hatches value will not go down,, gotta find you a fuel tank though :banana:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:36 PM

Yeah I've been looking online a little bit. Any suggestions on where I should be looking? Subies like this are hard to find in Ohio. They are not popular here like they are out West. I also have this car's little brothers, a '91 and '93 Justy.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:08 PM

This car, along with our Justys, has saved and will save us countless dollars in gas money. We live in a very rural part of Ohio and just a trip to the grocery store is over an hour's drive. But, we also happen to live in the Southeast mountainous part of the state, so we also need something with 4wd. These little Subies are perfect!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:34 PM

That thing is sweet! I hope to see some more of this little car. I'm sure if you spent some time buffing on that, the silver would bling like new! :headbang:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:05 AM

Nice....

You'll have to look out West or down South for a replacement gas tank.

No new ones available for the EA81's, so used it is.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:00 AM

My lord that is hot. Having owned a couple brats and an EA81 Hatch, I would go to a hatch everytime. Those things are so practical. Nice mason badge.

Got any engine bay shots?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:47 AM

You lucky S.O.B. Nice score! More pictures will sure make us all Jealous/Envy:banana:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:20 PM

You lucky S.O.B. Nice score! More pictures will sure make us all Jealous/Envy:banana:


nice score is right! it's good to know some good ol subes are still out there.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

If the old one is still under the car have it repaired. Radiator repair shops usually can do this for less than the cost of a tank either new or used plus shipping typically goes past repair cost.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

Thanks for the advice on the tank. I didn't know that my only choice was a used one. I'm still learning a lot about the older Subies. The first one we got was last year, a '93 Justy and we fell in love. I should have some engine pics and more pics in general up tomorrow. I'll have a look at the old tank and let you know what is going on with it.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for the advice on the tank. I didn't know that my only choice was a used one. I'm still learning a lot about the older Subies. The first one we got was last year, a '93 Justy and we fell in love. I should have some engine pics and more pics in general up tomorrow. I'll have a look at the old tank and let you know what is going on with it.




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