Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
* * * * - 1 votes

87 GL Wagon (picture heavy)


  • Please log in to reply
137 replies to this topic

#76 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:49 PM

AK, yeah I've been on the lookout for a set. Only regular yota wheels on CL near me. Closest set I found is way down in Idaho. 40 bucks, but still a bit far..

I'm also just hoping some 15 pugs will pop up somewhere, somehow... Haha

#77 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:53 PM

Picked up a donor car today :) 200 bucks!

 

Will be taking the advice of many on this forum and getting it running perfectly before I take it all apart.

 

Updates to follow, also put some heated seats out of a 99 outback in the wagon, pics coming soon.



#78 Scooner

Scooner

    New User

  • Members
  • 345 posts
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

How easy was it to put the outback seats in your wagon? I thought of doing something like that to mine. Love these wagons...did i see you live montana as well?

#79 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:39 PM

Yeah after 200K my drivers seat was disgusting, not to mention extremely uncomfortable. It wasn't too hard to put the seats in, I just removed the outback rails and replaced them with the GL ones. The passenger side was very easy, bolted the front bolts on, then drilled two holes for the back two bolts. The drivers side was an entirely different story. The adjustable height mechanism is a bitch. I basically just cut off as much as I could of the mechanism, and bolted the rails to the seat frame, using large, 3/4 inch thick, square lug nuts. Actually I only bolted the front two, ended up welding the back two in place. I may go back and get the rear seats from the yard as well. The dimensions of the seats are the same, the lower bench part brackets are spaced differently, probably a cut and weld job, looks like the uppers mount the same, but I'm not so sure how to get those out..

 

Yeah I live in Montana, up near Bozeman.



#80 Scooner

Scooner

    New User

  • Members
  • 345 posts
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:58 AM

That's good to hear, i may do the same in my loyale. My brother lives in Dillon, we plan on doing a road trip to Teton this summer. I just took my first long trip after the EJ22 swap and it felt good! Let me know if you have any questions when you go to do your swap, be glad to help!

#81 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:30 PM

Awesome, I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. Thanks!



#82 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:50 PM

Thanks to TheLoyale for his old carpet, put it in my car today:

 

 

 

My carpet is blue, but it's so sunfaded that you can't really tell the difference!

 

I replaced my transmission fluid as well, put some Subaru Extra-S in there, looking forward to smoother shifting from what I've read.

 

I'll be pulling the EA82 out pretty soon, putting in my x-member spacers, fabbing some spacers for the radius rod and trans mounts, getting the engine bay all shiny, and replacing my axles while I've got all that room.

 

After that I'll be taking the plunge into the EJ swap. I have so many questions right now, a bit concerned about the fact my car is carbed (fuel lines and pump) but I'll be doing some research.



#83 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:30 PM

Also, the ea82 and weber will be for sale pretty soon here. I'd like to sell them together, but depending on offers I may split the two.



#84 Scooner

Scooner

    New User

  • Members
  • 345 posts
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:02 AM

Yeah buddy! My first EJ swap was into a carbed 85' wagon, i replaced the fuel pump with one from a GL-10 and just replaced the rubber fuel line in the engine bay and never had a problem.

You just have to find a fuel pump from a fuel injected EA and swap them out, it's actually very easy to do!

#85 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:15 AM

Awesome, thanks Scooner, that brings a huge sigh of relief. Now to find such a thing. I have one local junkyard, and they don't ever have any cars older than 1998. Does this pump look like it will work?

 

http://www.summitrac...3/applications/


Edited by ystrdyisgone, 09 May 2014 - 10:15 AM.


#86 Scooner

Scooner

    New User

  • Members
  • 345 posts
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:11 PM

It might? Your biggest concern would probably be mounting it in the stock location. I'm sure if you put a wanted ad for a fuel injected fuel pump in old 80's gen i bet someone would sell you a good one for the same price my man. The best part is it bolts right in without modification!

I'd figure montana would have some great junkyards full of old subaru stuff! Reminds me of shitty cheyenne, took me 3 different stores to find a lower balljoint tonight!

#87 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:31 PM

I sometimes forget how useful the wanted section is on this site. Thanks for the reminder!

 

There are other junkyards, but they are all more than an hour and a half away. I can't think of anything that would make the trip worth it. Rear discs maybe?

 

Oh and an update, I picked up some steel today to lower the rest of my subframe. So I've got the 1 1/4 spacers from an outback for the crossmember. And I grabbed some 1/2" x 3" flat stock that I am going to double up and use for the rest (just drop an inch.) I didn't feel like messing around with tube. It sounds like a good idea to me, any thoughts on the matter?

 

Adapter plate is in the mail!

Will be ordering my group n engine and tranny mounts and clutch kit fairly soon.



#88 Haight

Haight

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 279 posts
  • Seaside, OR

Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:48 PM

If the price is right I call dibs on the weber if you decide to sell separately.

#89 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:22 AM

Sounds good Haight, you'll be the first to know.



#90 AKghandi

AKghandi

    87 GL-10 2" lift 27" tires, 86 GL 2" lift 29"

  • Members
  • 1,108 posts
  • Anchorage, Alaska

Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

havent i told you about DC subaru? he has every part you could need in wassilla.

 

 

also im interested in that weber as well.


Edited by AKghandi, 10 May 2014 - 03:33 PM.


#91 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

I'm way down in MT my friend, or are you saying you wanna pull and ship some parts for me?? :)

#92 AKghandi

AKghandi

    87 GL-10 2" lift 27" tires, 86 GL 2" lift 29"

  • Members
  • 1,108 posts
  • Anchorage, Alaska

Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:56 PM

my bad, i thought you were the guy in my area with a blue wagon..



#93 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:22 PM

Had some fun disconnecting the ea82 yesterday. Everything is unhooked, now it's just waiting on an engine hoist. :clap:

 

 

I labeled everything as I removed it, there are a few things that I am not sure of though.

So there's this thing, on the driver's side of the intake. I'm guessing its part of the emission system?

 

 

Which leads me to wondering what these three things are. The plug with the white connector goes to the item on the left, the wire with the boot on it connected to the sensor/solenoid thinger on the right, and the hose connected to the left doohickey(return line or vent?)

 



#94 Scooner

Scooner

    New User

  • Members
  • 345 posts
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:41 PM

You need an engine hoist? Damn these miles man, mines just sitting in the garage doing alot of nothin!

#95 czny

czny

    USMB is life!

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 336 posts
  • Azusa, California

Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:14 PM

Be sure to pull the radiator before tugging on the engine.

 

Just disconnect the harness connector(s) below/behind the battery - you're not gonna use it for the EJ.



#96 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:32 PM

Scooner, road trip?! Haha that would be very convenient, for me anyway. There's a place in town here that rents them for 33 a day, not too bad I suppose.

Czny, thanks for the tip, I'll do that. I'm thinking I should jack up the tranny too when it comes time to pull the engine?

#97 czny

czny

    USMB is life!

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 336 posts
  • Azusa, California

Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:49 PM

"Czny, thanks for the tip, I'll do that. I'm thinking I should jack up the tranny too when it comes time to pull the engine?"

 

Yeah, raising the trans enough that the engine mounts studs just clear the crossmember works.


Edited by czny, 15 May 2014 - 04:50 PM.


#98 Crazyeights

Crazyeights

    SubaRube Goldberg

  • Gold Subscribers
  • 903 posts
  • PNW

Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:39 PM

Keep an eye on the inboard CV's when you do this.



#99 ystrdyisgone

ystrdyisgone

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 361 posts
  • MT

Posted 16 May 2014 - 01:38 AM

Thanks for the heads up, but luckily/unfortunately the CVs are shot. I've already popped out the roll pins and I'll be removing the axle nuts on both sides before this. I'm hoping I might kill two birds with one stone here and get those axles started in their removal process.



#100 Haight

Haight

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 279 posts
  • Seaside, OR

Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:39 PM

I'm ready for that weber anytime now =p.

Edited by Haight, 19 May 2014 - 03:40 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users