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#1 tundrabrat

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:36 AM

Picked up this 85' GL 4WD Turbo late last Winter. It had 105k on it and had been sitting since '95. This was to be my daily driver while the Brat is being restored... which is taking longer than I thought. :(
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A little rattle can work...
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Has the RX pattern interior...
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Akghandi hooked me up with front shocks off of a parts car, fog lights (to be added) and pugs with awesome tires, Jerry DeMoss set me up with a set of RX springs and I have a 2" Boss lift on order.
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EJ22 sitting in the garage, to be installed this summer... ONLY AFTER THE BRAT IS DONE!!!

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#2 AKghandi

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:37 AM

did you clean those rims or paint them? either way they look awesome!

#3 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

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#4 tundrabrat

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:47 AM

Simple Green... I have 3 boys, I buy it by the gallon:brow:

#5 AKghandi

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:51 AM

Wow I didn't expect them to clean up that well, And I still think thats the nicest GL in Alaska, and its only getting better!:headbang:

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

I love your seats! I've come to the conclusion that I like any other seats that aren't mine lol

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:55 AM

very clean car!
seeing sedans like yours makes me want one more!
*goes in to wake up wife and talk to her about getting another Subaru...* wish me luck!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:18 AM

very clean car!
seeing sedans like yours makes me want one more!
*goes in to wake up wife and talk to her about getting another Subaru...* wish me luck!


GOOD LUCK!

To TundraBrat, thats one clean EA! Someday I hope Ned looks that good ;) Ive got a few plans for him though so hopefully...

Good luck, keep us updated!

#9 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

i like how the battery charger plug is sticking out from the hood and grill:Dincase the battery gets low or to keep the battery from freazing?

#10 tundrabrat

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

i like how the battery charger plug is sticking out from the hood and grill:Dincase the battery gets low or to keep the battery from freazing?


That's a block heater....its been -5 or less every morning for the last 10 days and she stays outside. With a nice warm block and oil she starts right up every morning.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

Those are some cool seats!

#12 l75eya

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

Those seats.....what's the story with those seats?! I've never seen em' before and I want a set. Bad.

#13 tundrabrat

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

Those seats.....what's the story with those seats?! I've never seen em' before and I want a set. Bad.


I don't have any info on how rare they are, but I can tell you a few things 1) they predate the RX, 2) the rear seat is a split fold down w/ an armrest 3) check out the matching seat belts... this tells me these are an original option.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

I bought an 86 GL-10 turbo sedan once that was terribly rusted. It had rear discs, and LSD rear diff, and had those seats as well. Wish I had been able to get a few more parts off it.

#15 tundrabrat

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

Boss 2" lift installed.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Great looking car. Really clean cut.

Very tasteful modification. If you didn't know it was modified, you'd think it came that way. Keep up the good work with that gem.

#17 tundrabrat

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

Great looking car. Really clean cut.

Very tasteful modification. If you didn't know it was modified, you'd think it came that way. Keep up the good work with that gem.


Thanks... I was telling AKGhandi that's what I was going for.

#18 AKghandi

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

That thing looks awesome!
Let me know when you wanna go test it out:)

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

How are your front axles liking the lift? Any issues?

#20 AKghandi

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

I'm not sure how his axles are liking the lift, but for about a week after I installed my lift the front axles made a sort of grinding noise. there was a little drive axle vibration at highway speeds while accelerating

but its been about 200 miles, and they seem to have "broken in" no odd noises or vibrations anymore. and I'm not exactly easy on my axles.:grin:

#21 tundrabrat

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:07 AM

Axels seem OK so far. I have a slight clunk from my rear right... I'll get that figured out this weekend.

I love sitting at lights and having people stare at the car... trying to figure out what is going on with it.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

What size tires are you running? I am looking at the same 2" BOSS lift for my 1994

#23 tundrabrat

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

What size tires are you running? I am looking at the same 2" BOSS lift for my 1994


14" pugeots steelies, 175×80×14

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the info! I have a line on those same Pug style pug steel wheels. Hopefully I can get them for a good price.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Every time I look at this car I'm jealous :slobber:

Love that interior and love the lift and tire/wheel combo you got going on. It looks great! It must be awesome driving around in that thing.

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