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My 1971 Subaru FF-1 Star (official build)


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#26 Kevint143

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

I would love to have one of these. Excited to see more progress!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

Link to JDM mirrors?

I need to jump back into EA71 rebuild. I spent months gathering OEM parts from dealerships and I about everything needed to rebuild the engine and tranny.

But I just need to tear it out. Yours is already out obviously so you are ready to rock and roll. If it isn't too much trouble can you post your tear down and rebuild process?

I am hitting mine either way but pictures and detail of what I will be getting into will really help.

Can't wait to see her after the body shop! :banana:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Looking forward to this coming out of the body shop!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Link to JDM mirrors?

I need to jump back into EA71 rebuild. I spent months gathering OEM parts from dealerships and I about everything needed to rebuild the engine and tranny.

But I just need to tear it out. Yours is already out obviously so you are ready to rock and roll. If it isn't too much trouble can you post your tear down and rebuild process?

I am hitting mine either way but pictures and detail of what I will be getting into will really help.

Can't wait to see her after the body shop! :banana:


JDM mirrors are one of the Ebay specialties! I will post a link to them when I get home from work.

I will try and take pictures of each process of the tear down, hopefully starting on it this weekend just depends on the weather.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

Finally made it to the shop today to check out what progress had been made while I was out of town. Progress has been slower because of the cold weather and holidays, so only got the trunk, quarter panel, and hood sanded down to bare metal... I am going to go in Saturday and try to get the sand blasting finished on the whole car. Will post another update again next week. A couple pictures...

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#31 Mishimoto

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

Looking good! Sanding paint is a tiring job but it looks as if it is coming along nicely. Did you consider any chemical stripping products?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Love it! My current project is a 1970 Subaru 360 van.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Love it! My current project is a 1970 Subaru 360 van.

http://legacygt.com/...&pictureid=6654


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#34 Mishimoto

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Love it! My current project is a 1970 Subaru 360 van.


Awesome!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Cant wait to see your finished FF-1!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Cant wait to see your finished FF-1!


Do you have a build thread yet?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

Just started one. Just posted a few pics of what she looks like at the moment. All i really need is a distrubitor cap, battery, and obviously new fluids. My father got her in 98-99, and it ran great then. He got sick in 04 when i was in the military and it sat untill 2010-11. Then over the summer last year he gave it to me!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Love it! My current project is a 1970 Subaru 360 van.


360 Van another one of my fav's! I may search for one of those later on in life...

I should have some updated pics of the progress from this week hopefully by weeks end.. Parts continue to roll in daily for it new Shocks and the fuel pump showed up in the mail today. I also finally got my work bench and stuff built this past weekend so I now have space to rebuild the motor and suspension..

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:59 AM

Slick little van you've got there!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Looking forward to see how this FF progresses. Happy for you that it's time to start digging in! :grin:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

hey earl. been chatting with you on ebay on the dash. contact me @ danbreadman@gmail.com when you get a minute. thanks! danny in tn.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

Email sent Danny!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Some more progress made the past few days... Got the drip rails on the top shaved and rewelded the seams and also started on of the unique touches I am adding to it... Adding the Subaru Brat Fuel door.. here are some pics.

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The fuel door needs a little more adjustment before welding the panel down, going to try and inset it a little bit more..

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Trunk is stripped along with almost the whole front clip.. probably going to have to fabricate a whole new front panel since there is no NOS for this piece...

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Just FYI, that is a wagon or hatch fuel door. The brat fuel door was flush with the body, and the same color as the body, and had a little round knob to turn to open it.

Looks like a sweet project! Looking forward to seeing it done!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Just FYI, that is a wagon or hatch fuel door. The brat fuel door was flush with the body, and the same color as the body, and had a little round knob to turn to open it.

Looks like a sweet project! Looking forward to seeing it done!

i've seen brats either way whether they got it like factory, dealer, or swapped.

i would say the major difference would be how the gas tank lid is facing the wrong way, because that is off one that has the gas tank on the right and this ff-1 tank is on the left.

#46 EWSuby

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

My bad said wrong suby the lid came off of.. putting different tweaks from different Subarus got it mixed up..

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

i've seen brats either way whether they got it like factory, dealer, or swapped.

i would say the major difference would be how the gas tank lid is facing the wrong way, because that is off one that has the gas tank on the right and this ff-1 tank is on the left.


never heard of suicide gas doors??:brow:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

i've seen brats either way whether they got it like factory, dealer, or swapped.

i would say the major difference would be how the gas tank lid is facing the wrong way, because that is off one that has the gas tank on the right and this ff-1 tank is on the left.


If they had that style, it was swapped on. It's not a problem either way, just wanted to make sure he had the right info.

#49 Castelar

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Hello nice rebuild process .

I have a Subaru ff1 1300 and need head gaskets.... can you help me ? i,m from Portugal .

Its dificult having parts here.already looked on ebay and only appears the 1400 head gasket

Also liked to have the symbol of the hood that says ff1

my email is casteloruca@gmail.com

thx and good luck with your Subaru.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Hello, I recently found a 1971 Subaru FF-1 star. I was wondering how hard parts were to come by and if you thought $1000 was a good price for it in semi running conditon? Thanks a ton!






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