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#26 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

True, starting with an EJ platform has many benefits. However, there are two reasons I prefer the EA: the narrow width of the wheel track, and the extremely tight turning radius. I wonder if one could make an EJ with the turning radius of the EA. Is it all in the steering rack? :D



the body on the gen1 EJ is only about 1" wider then the EA82

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

http://www.clubgti.c...SA-amp-FIA-info
This Impreza roll cage looks like a pretty good start for a buggy, along with a very cut down donor car

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:38 AM

There are lots of pre cut and bent cage kits for impreza, with all sorts of options.
I think it would be worth the investment to get all the bent pieces, and fab the easy pieces?
Approved cage parts, takes the guesswork out of engineering this project safely.
Also saves time, instead of messing about with difficult bends and no pattern to work off, but i'm sure there are some free impreza cage plans out there somewhere?

#29 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:45 AM

There are lots of pre cut and bent cage kits for impreza, with all sorts of options.
I think it would be worth the investment to get all the bent pieces, and fab the easy pieces?
Approved cage parts, takes the guesswork out of engineering this project safely.
Also saves time, instead of messing about with difficult bends and no pattern to work off, but i'm sure there are some free impreza cage plans out there somewhere?


I have atubing bender so the cage is no problem

#30 Soobie-ruu

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:56 PM

I love that white three door Scot. Never has left me nowhere

#31 Gloyale

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:08 PM

the body on the gen1 EJ is only about 1" wider then the EA82


More like 4 inches of track width. (compared with similar offset wheels)

Each front wheel on my EA81 wagon, with EA82 front end, sticks out about 2-1/2 inches past the body.

EA81s came with a deeper offset wheel standard. So when you compare to an EA82 with the same wheels on it the difference is larger than on 2 stock vehichles.

Subaru specs

EA81 = 63.8 inches wide overall

EA82 = 65.4 inches wide overall


No specs are given for track width, just the body.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:06 PM

So I'm picking up an 86 GL 3 door coupe this week,
It's FWD, I have a dual range and diff, and can get the rest of the driveline from the wrecker.
But what bolts on and what does not? Do I have to fabricate anything?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:41 AM

I dont know about a 3 door for sure, but be sure to snag the bearing between the trans and rear end if it has one. I believe they are welded in, but I could be thinking of people who were just moving them.

also the gas tanks often have reliefs for the rear diff, so check in the wrecked one to see.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:26 AM

Looking at the coupe I just bought, $300.
Just taking the rear hatch off, it resembles a brat.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:29 AM

But now I don't want to chop and buggy build this one, too good condition and low miles.
I could even apply for collector plates, it over 25 years old, and If it's kept all original.
So the wagon will end up being the buggy, or if I get a legacy.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

here it is, upside down? whatever

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

:rolleyes:i think the pretty one wants to wheel.
i mean look at it!
it already knows how to roll over!:lol:




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