Maybe this weekend I'll get to fix my own car.... I really need to fix the rust that has started to infest my tailgate. I also need to glue on some of my door seals, these cold mornings did in the driver's rear door.
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My 92 legacy L, the winter ride
Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:52 AM
Got to repair door seals on mine too. Always so much fun to do, Not...
Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:28 PM
I've been gluing them on with 3m weather strip adhesive, it seems to work very well. Plus new door seals are crazy amounts of money. I had a customer want new ones at work a year ago, I think the bill totaled out around $350 or so.,,
Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:50 PM
Like your car very much! Seems for me like it's lifted a little bit. Or am I wrong? What's the difference between the KYB WRX-Dampers you ride to the stock ones?
Thx for your reply
Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:50 PM
Thanks! It does sit a bit higher than stock, not really sure why. The wrx struts were just supposed to have increased dampening over the stock legacy ones, it improved handling by a lot, and sits about an inch higher now.
Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:43 PM
The hood is gone along with the car! I sold the 97.... I ended up having to repaint my tailgate as all the paint fell off about a week after I did it. So now it should be good (fingers crossed) I also cleaned it inside and out. I also touched up around the wheel wells with fluid film, and a few rust spots that started on the drivers front fender. The left rear quarter has started to show a few rust bubbles so I need to touch that up next. I also took the plastic out of the rear and fluid filmed the rear quarters from the inside. Trying to keep this thing in decent shape is starting to become harder than it used to be.
Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:10 PM
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Edited by 1982gl4, 26 January 2014 - 03:37 PM.
Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:28 PM
4 new hellas on the way. When they come in I'll be making a light bar!
Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:01 PM
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:18 PM
Thanks! I'm luck as I don't have to convince anyone to keep mine! I had a lifted 92 legacy, I really liked that car, but this one matches what I do much better. I mainly use it just go to work, and on the occasional road trip.Got my light bar finished and installed tonight! I'm super happy with the way it came out. It's so much better than the old mount set up I had. I've wanted to make this light bar for as long as I've owned the car. I'm running out of things to do to it!
Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:10 PM
Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:01 AM
Nice work! Those projectors really make your car's face! Kind of makes me want to see some goofy teeth in the valance, the bar gives it a fu manchu!
Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:52 PM
Thanks guys, scooner I can't really add more projectors into the headlights without a lot more work, plus I'm happy with the way they are now, it was a lot of work just to get the single projectors in them! rrgrr, I'm not really feeling the teeth Glad you like the light bar!
Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:48 PM
Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:01 PM
Thanks man! I'm loving the lights/bar already. I'm in the Northeast, Vermont to be exact.
Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:16 PM
Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:48 PM
Installed a new pcv, changed the oil, (up to 209k now!) and took it to boston last weekend to see a show. The Car went great as always 27mpg at 75mph and super high rpm due to the 4.11's. Oil consumption seems to be way down with the new pcv. I also repainted the hatch for the third time this year, the paint keeps falling off when I wash it. I took it back down to metal and washed it with dawn and scotch bright pad, and used different paint. I also used an adhesion promoter and cleared it when I was all done. It seemed to do the trick this time as it didn't fall off it when I washed it today. I also was able to order rear quarter seals that go around the wheel arches, mine are starting to fall off, although they can hold the salt in place, they keep the edges from getting sand blasted all winter long. I'll be putting those on after I do a little bit of rust work, the paint has started pealing back there as well now.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:30 AM
Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:03 PM
Something is making a hellacious noise in the front of this now... Seems to be doing it when I let the clutch out or under acceleration/deceleration. I'm thinking the trans mount or the motor mounts have given up. Could be the pitch stopper but I checked that when I got home. I also found the clunk I have been hearing in my front end. Looks like the steering u-joint has developed a very small amount of play. So it looks like I have some work to do. I'll put it on the lift tomorrow and see what is going on.
Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:02 PM
I haven't updated this in a long time, so far this year I have done a 4 wheel brake job, new rotors and pads, due to rust. Two years is about all I get out of them as the car doesn't see much action during the summer. All the paint has fallen off the hatch for the 4th time, and I need to repaint it. For now I just hit it with some fluid film to keep the metal from rusting, it seems to be holding up. I also had the header crack last week, and had to weld that where the flange to the cat is welded to the end of the header. I replaced the flex pipe again, this time I used a pipe joint, as they hold up better in my experience. The door seals are falling off both front doors, and it refuses to start sometimes, I need to add a relay to the signal wire. I really need to spend some time on this, and bring it back to 100%. It is still very solid, and holding up well to the rust, I just need to find some free time to work on it. My other projects (datsun, one of my VW's, and my first home purchase) are take up a lot of time.
Edited by 1982gl4, 14 February 2015 - 09:28 PM.
Posted 11 April 2015 - 07:59 AM
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