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1983 ea81t gl wagon build


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#1 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

got her today for free:headbang:thanks to Red0ktober, im planning on either finding a ea81t head in good shape or put in a ea81 with a carb or with a ea82 fuel injected monifold and putting a 4 speed dual range replacing the auto

had a little problem on the way home though the rear wheel lug nuts where a little loose:-\but lesson learned im checking lug nuts from now on lost a wheel but brought a few with us just in case and we lost the lug nuts so i just used 3 on each wheel worked just fine(well we didn't really loose it but we didn't want to go looking for it because it would have been bad because it bent a stud and we where going around 45mph didn't even notice it fell off untell we started hearing something drag which was the hub rolling on the ground)

heres the pics more to come of coarse when its light out

dent was already there but it dragged for 3/4 of a mile so we figured pulling it 300ft more into a parking lot wouldn't hurt it and thats my dad
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came with black hood so im putting it on my brat and putting my spare blue one on this
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#2 BratRod

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

Well thats one way to do the towing lights :drunk:

#3 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:51 PM

did some body and clean up work to it today put a hood and windshiled wiper cover on from a wrecked 86 brat i got last winter which had the same color of exterior and interior as this wagon:banana:also put on the new rear shocks for the truck so it stays up on its own(happy it came with them)also reconnected the emergency brake cables and put the consolls back on, and put on my spare rear bumper stoppers that came off another wagon bumper that was on my brat

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new struts next to old ones
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#4 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

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even came with a non-turbo harness so it makes the ea81 with a ea82 fuel injected monifold more tempting
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

I just want to say first off, I hate the east coast. And congrats on another good looking project.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

I just want to say first off, I hate the east coast. And congrats on another good looking project.


yep i just couldn't say no to a free project

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

Keep us updated on your progress, looks pretty good for a free car!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Lookin good so far!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:13 AM

that thing should be pretty sweet! with the motor out already i would say ej it.

#10 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:21 AM

worked on it more today all body work and i also did a junkyard run and got some parts for it, i got two switches for the rear doors for the auto windows off a loyale but im going to have to rewire mine for it to work, valve cover, gas tank stopper, the small end piece for the aluminum trim at the end toward the tail light, side mirror screw caps 8=set of 2, and a 5 speed shifter for my brat and subaru gl emblelm for my brat, all together it was only 5 bucks:Dplus 2 bucks to get in and for people looking for parts theres 3 gl/loyales, a 87 ea81 hatchback and another, and a ea81 wagon

still need to hit this out
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it was hit in so the wiper fluid holder was right up against the panel
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after came out fairly well i used a hammer and my autobody tool kit from harbor freight but upgraded to a piece of kindle and a 2x8 and that worked great:banana:
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pic of what i scored
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:36 AM

previous post continued
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its cool how the mire is in the glove box in this one
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has a 3.7 gear ratio in the diff so it has the lower diff my brat only has the 3.9
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this is a extra diff
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:04 AM

3.7>3.9 lower number higher ratio. Just an fyi

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

3.7>3.9 lower number higher ratio. Just an fyi

forgot about that thanks

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:17 AM

Lower number = taller gearing = less rpm at same speed.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

did some more work on it today:). i took apart part of the dash because the fuse box is missing the two connectors with wires that go to the ecm and one connector and wire that goes to the kick down relay. so im dealing with some wiring issues:banghead:but i got the two back window switches wired up but they only go down when you use them so you have to use the center console. im going to have to go through trial and error to fix that i probably have a wire crossed or one not hooked up right. anyway i hooked up a battery to it today and everything works but the battery is junk so i had to have a charger on it to test stuff. but everything works so far:banana:pic update maybe tomorrow but i need to find my camera first i think i left it in the wagon:o

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:09 AM

didn't really work on it today but moved it into the another green house that has my brat in it. also got 2 spare sets of keys made

here is the exaust it needs a cat. and muffler but who can complain when you get a car for free.
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stock switch for windows
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stock ones out of a loyale
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the loyale switches with the connectors off the stock ones
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the missing connectors and wires, suggestions would be helpful how to fix
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

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came with a complete extra harness and i have a spare complete harness from a brat i tore apart so i have 2 extra.
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extra compete front/rear suspension with axles off the brat i tore apart 2 years ago, complete ea82 rear suspension, extra diff, drive lines, and steering wheel.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

The window might not be working because they are not the correct switches. Additionally, at least on my wagon, the rear window switches afe auto up/down and have more wires than the regular ea81 power window switches.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

There's a lot of Subaru contained in that greenhouse.

Keep with the project. Those are some nice cars you've got there. Projects get long and tedious sometimes but they are so worth it in the end.:banana:

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

There's a lot of Subaru contained in that greenhouse.

Keep with the project. Those are some nice cars you've got there. Projects get long and tedious sometimes but they are so worth it in the end.:banana:

yah they are nice cars and it just happens i love projects:headbang:

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from a few days ago 12/20/12
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12/23/12 jb weded and sanded with 220 then painted gold
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12/24/12 light sand down and another coat(spent most of the day rebuilding a carb. for the brat)
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fixed the hatch wiper fluid hose by adding more hose and a hose clamp
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

continue of 12/27/12
the pieces that held these pieces on fell off so drilled some wholes and used screws looks factory.
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pics of the rear doors after the power window switch mod had to cut a little piece off the door so the switch would fit but works great
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put some stuff back together
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pieces that hold down the carpet sanded and primed there going to be painted black
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cleaned the windows and put the plastic pieces over the screws on the mirrors
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the crappy things they gave to connect the hatch lifts kept falling off so i put on bolts with double nuts
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:02 AM

just bought this for it.http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1497.l2649hope it covers turbo:popcorn:or at least have brat diagrams. either way i think its worth it.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

Looks like the ones I have. I think you'll be all set.
Great find:banana:

just bought this for it.http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1497.l2649hope it covers turbo:popcorn:or at least have brat diagrams. either way i think its worth it.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

Looks like the ones I have. I think you'll be all set.
Great find :D 


thanks:banana:these things only go up in value so i think its a good investment plus it even comes with the wiring manual. i only payed $14 for my other factory manual but it doesn't cover the turbo because it was printed in 79 but it covers everything for the 1600 and 1800 motors, electrical, and bodies which has really helped me with all the brats i work on.

Edited by ShawnW, 07 February 2013 - 10:26 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:47 AM

the manual came in the mail today:headbang:im very happy with it:D (only thing it doesn't cover is the third eye which doesn't really matter since i wired one onto my 85 with the dpdt relay so it has a custom setup but it is covered in my other factory manual) anyway i covered the manual cover in a clear plastic that has a adhesive on one side that are used to protect books and such. so no more damage to the front covers and dirty finger prints:cool:but it also helps the manual to stay in one piece because they start falling apart when the get used.

does anyone know if this has power mirrors? i will check tomarrow i saw they did in the manual, but im not sure if it has them or not because some one took out the radio console and put in a huge rump roast radio out of a chysler( the control for the mirror i think is on that console)




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