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1986 GL Coupe Restoration Project


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#26 MilesFox

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

Nice car. I went through the trouble of bringing back an 86 gl coupe, fwd. Yours is quite a bit less rusty than mine. Looks nice! I hope you keep the car as a 'classic subaru'



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:57 PM

Still have not got the collector plates, have no time or money to work on it :(

hope someone buys my 92 wagon so I'll have come cash to fix the axles, small body dents, a bit of rust and paint scratches.

I have a dual range and diff, is it worth converting from FWD or should I keep it stock? 

130,000 Kilometers, is only 80,778 Miles not bad for a 27 year old car.

I swapped the rear speakers for new, much better sound now.

anyone know how many coupes were produced? how common are they in North America now?



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:41 PM

Worth it? yes. Youll need a pedal box, clutch/flywheel kit, and a 4wd gas tank though



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:16 PM

This car is now for sale. I recently bought an 88 XT6 and have no room for the 86 Coupe.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

this is my GL Coupe, It's in great shape very clean and same owner for 25 years.
It has minor rust and some small dents and scrapes. It was a city car hardly ever driven, running poorly, terrible lifter tick, full of carbon.
after some treatment in the fuel and oil then a hard drive on the highway the carbon is burned out now.
Interior still smells like smoke even after steam cleaning, needs ozone treatment.

all that I have done so far;
-oil and filter change
-fuel and oil conditioner flush
-itallian tune up (drive at 4500 rpm for 30 minutes)
-full steam detail inside
-degrease engine compartment
-removed loose rust
-removed ugly blue pinstripes with auto body eraser
-pressure washed underside and wheels to remove grime and grit
-repaired and replaced small interior broken or missing trim parts

still needs;
-new axle
-main pulley and belts (pulley broken, only one belt channel
-steering dust boots look damaged
-rust repair and body work
-more steam cleaning
-ozone treatment for smoke

Wish list;
-sweet sexy wheels
-RX body kit
-LSD of course
-webber
-new speakers and aux audio in mod to factory radio
-convert to AWD (FWD 5spd now)

I've done the FWD to 4WD conversion on that exact car, mine is the coupe, it is a process, but, I can explain how to do it. I'll make a thread because I've never found one.

It's a photo of mine when it recieved a rebuilt motor and a pushbutton 4WD trans. The tough part is the rear-end, but, I'll put it all in my thread when everything is doen and compiled.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

Worth it? yes. Youll need a pedal box, clutch/flywheel kit, and a 4wd gas tank though

Mine came with a 4wd gas tank. Just look under it and see if it has a hump that goes up into it where the pumpkin should be in the rearend. Never know when the factory didn't have FWD tanks and just stuffed a 4WD in there.



#32 MilesFox

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:30 PM

EA82's use the same tank for both 2wd and 4wd. but the driveshaft mount and the captive nuts for the moustache bar are not present on a 2wd body.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:51 PM

this car is now for sale



#34 TheLoyale

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:17 AM

What a shame. Hope it goes to someone good!



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:41 PM

It's now sold, going to a good new home.

I'm now working on my 1988 XT6, doing bodywork this long weekend.

http://www.ultimates.../144984-88-xt6/


Edited by BlackBoot, 31 July 2014 - 10:00 PM.





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