It all started almost exactly one year ago, i purchased an 87 subaru GL-10 ea82t
with 240k miles a "rebuilt" engine and a 5 speed dual range. It was in decent shape but it needed work. The interior and body were pretty nice, and the engine ran smooth so i payed him $500 and drove it home.
But when the guy i got it from put the dual range in he didn't switch the rear diff or the front c/v's so i needed to find a parts car..
which i did, the exact same parts car the P/O had used. so i set about switching everything from the rear diff to the c/vs, interior pieces locks and ignition. and i also got the original hatch from the gl-10 with a bad window. and a set of 86' egg hole alloys
After that it went smoothly for about 4 hrs. then i noticed the very distinct symphony of bad wheel bearings.
so i went about replacing the front passenger side, and when i was done.. still made noise. so i replaced the drivers side, and it went away. then i figured well why not do the rears? so i did.
After that there was a complete tune up and some new suspension peices like ball joints and tie rods. and i also replaced the fart pipe with a stock muffler. whisper quiet.(hence the name.i was torn between quiet riot and white noise)
I drove it like that all winter and put roughly 6k miles on it and it was a blast
Then the intake pipe and maf acted up. leading to a loss of employment,
so i sat on it for a while then i decided to sell it in april.
And now 6 months and 1k miles later i got it back!!! and i made a profit lol
Right before i sold it i got the original hatch and a good window put back on and wired up, EVERYTHING works. from the cruise to the trip computer
heres the hatch it had on it when i got it
But the guy i sold it to decided he didnt like it the way it was, so he mounted some 2003 wrx seats in the front, got rid of the carpet in the back, and threw away the rear headrests. and he took the amp and subwoofer out.
So that brings us to the present, its got some new issues and a few minor problems but im looking forward to getting my baby back in shape.
onto the pics!/
this is how she looked when i sold it. which is the same but cleaner lol
and heres how she looks today, i scored some more pugs yesterday, for $170 with almost brand new studded tires.
i also have these for after i get a lift and some N/A 4x4 wagon springs and struts.
and now some recent developments, she has developed an antifreeze leak, Im about 90% sure its just a turbo line or heater core hose. if it were the head/gasket i dont think it would be pooled on the head or sprayed on the spare tire. at most it might be the intake manifold gasket.
This has become a book so i'm going to stop here and update as i go.
thoughts, comments, opinions, jokes, anecdotes?
Edited by AKghandi, 22 October 2012 - 02:30 AM.