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#26 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

got a new washer fluid tank today. pump for rear washer was seized.

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#27 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

Replaced my valve cover gaskets last night, and did some painting.  Use the pic in the last post as a before pic.

 

Heres the after:

 

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Would have painted the brake fluid resevior cap too, but didnt know what to put on top to keep moisture out while i was painting.

 

Also, painted the valve covers:

 

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#28 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:47 AM

Added some more engine accents.  Check it out

 

Before everything:

 

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After:

 

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during some painting:

 

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My buddy and i have painted sooo many parts on those ramps xD

 

This is where i started with the belt guards, before i hung them to get the undersides:

 

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best ramps ever.



#29 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

New Stuff!!!!

 

New Rims. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My buddy is seen in the pics helping me with the prep and painting.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

This wagon is really a work of art seeing where it used to be. Looks great, congrats on all the work you have done to it.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

thanks tdodge.

 

more pics for eyes

 

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all clean

 

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some new gauges

 

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and some other pics to come later.  We have 2 new additions to the family.  a 1996 Legacy Outback and a 1995 Legacy LS.

 

Oh, and could someone help me with the lean issue?

 

the last pic of my new muffler is a little old.  i forgot to post it.  but it makes my car rumble hella.


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#32 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

and now for the chew toy; my grandpas 1996 Legacy Outback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, there's all the pics of the damage the previous owners dog did.  now the rest of the rest of damage.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

Dogs, nuff said.....



#34 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

well guys, we have bought 2 more Subaru's since last time i posted.  We bought a 1995 Legacy LS from Elensburg (500 bucks), and a 1995 Legacy Outback 2.2 from yakima (2100 dollars).



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

Did I miss something? No turbo, but I do see that you are installing a boost gauge. :blink:

 

 

 

 

some new gauges

 

 

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#36 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:59 PM

well, since the days of carburated cars is over, you can no longer buy just a vacuum gauge.  so, yeah.



#37 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:13 AM

finished doing my Outback brake swap.  stops waaay better now.

 

 



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:43 PM

here's what i did on the weekend.  Buff, wash, wax

 

 

 

and a new Tru Cool transmission cooler after a nice fluid flush, so my transmission will live longer than me xD

 



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

Some more pics showing how hella clean my car is

 

 

 

 

 

one things for sure, i dont let her sit.  she's gained some miles since i got her.

 



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:25 PM

looks like you have done a great job restoring this rig! cant wait until mine is that clean..... its a basket case right now....



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:20 AM

So begins the painting since some a$$h0le shot my car while i was camping.  its actually already completely done.  has been done for 2 weeks now.

 

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is there a design flaw in these hoods?  3 of our 4 Subaru's have dents on or near the exact same spots as mine.  Right on the freaking crease

of the hood too.

 

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Got the chance to get this fixed too.  Break in attempt damage that was there before i bought the car.

 

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and some general dent fill ins

 

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everything is just random from here.  I forgot to take pics during the base coat steps, and only have after pics of the clear coat.  for to take pics while i painted.

 

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btw.  primer spot are filled spots.

 

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and after clear coat.  like i said.  completely forgot finished pics of base coat.

 

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taillights back on

 

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I let my buddy Cody paint and clear coat my rear bumper.  His first time ever using a gun.  perfect coverage and no runs.

 

 

He even signed the base coat and then cleared over that.  He insisted so i let him, but in a not too obvious spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:09 AM

and I got the lean thing figured out. hooked up to the wrong wire. a/f meter work excellent now.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

Nice job on the paint.  I have been toying with doing this to my '05 Legacy but am not sure as of yet.  Few questions:

 

1. What paint brand?

2. Other than filling issues what did you do to prepare the whole car?

3. HVLP I assume on a home compressor?

4. Anything worth noting as far as looking out for?

5. Do you have any resources you used for the process?

 

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

Dang! I should almost have you do my two cars! They both need paint pretty bad.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

Wow. Trick job on the rims. Everything else as well. Nice work.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

Nice job on the paint.  I have been toying with doing this to my '05 Legacy but am not sure as of yet.  Few questions:

 

1. What paint brand?

2. Other than filling issues what did you do to prepare the whole car?

3. HVLP I assume on a home compressor?

4. Anything worth noting as far as looking out for?

5. Do you have any resources you used for the process?

 

Thanks.

 

Sorry O.C.D.  I havent been on in a while. 

1.  Omni brand basecoat, cant remember the clear coat brand, but it was quite expensive.  i told the paint shop i didnt want a clear coat thats gonna peel in 2 years

 

2. Only issue i had was not being able to see all the dents until i was done painting.  the really small dents are hard to spot.  you need a very good sense of touch and sight.

 

3.  Yes, i have a 45 gallon Dewalt brand air compresser and HVLP guns.  works great.  when you do the clear coat though, but it on in thin layers, to help prevent orange peel.  I like to get about 3 even coats sprayed, then on the 4th coat you have to lay it on just right that it all looks shiny.

 

4.  Look out for those hidden dents xD  also, it really does help to take as much off the car as possible like i did.  Or course, i did that cause i was ocd about not having any noticeable tape lines along the trim and whatnot. 

 

5.  Resources?  the only resource i used during painting was a friend.  it sucks trying to walk around the car with hoses trying to hit it all the time.

 

 

 

Ok,  now for some new pics.  Some are random, but i'm gonna start off with the pics of getting my new tires.

 

Starting with thee new tires.

 

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First one on.

 

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My old tires were worse than i thought.

 

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A nice shot all clean with the new treads.

 

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A random pic of the stickers i have on my car.

 

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Some people think they are tacky, but i do have freedom of expression thank you very much.  So far, i have stickers from Brundage Mountain near McCall Idaho and White Pass in Washington.

 

My favorite is the Labrador one xD


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

Man I gotta get a job so I can get an EJ22 Legacy... I miss mine very much. This is a very well done job. Always remember to enjoy this car while you have it. They don't always last as long as we do...



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:10 PM

You need some sweet JDM headlights for this monster ;)



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

I'm soo happy with this car.  I was surprised when i ran a carfax on it.  all the way up to the point when i bought it, every single last bit of maintenance done on the car was done at the dealer.  All oil changes, timing belts, trans fluid changes, it was all done at the dealer at the required intervals, some of it done a little early.  I cant believe i got that lucky.  Its no wonder why this thing runs so freaking good and never gives me any problems.  I was even able to call the dealer and confirm all the maintenance that was done.  Pretty cool stuff if you ask me.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

Holy cow, that went from EEK to pretty damned clean!






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