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#1 kingbobdole

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:01 AM

I just bought this.
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Yeah... It's blue :|
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Clean one owner... Not sure what I'm gonna do with it yet. Little drop, clean up the rust, maybe a bit of paint. Fender mirrors and smaller bumpers? Drove it home from Wyoming.:banana:

#2 bonvo

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:05 AM

5 speed = fwd right? this thing is so bad rump roast i want one but it would need to be 4wd

i think your plans should include a wrx swap...the whole drivetrain......meanest little car ever

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

Paint?




Plastidip!


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

This is awesome! Year? I agree. Full WRX drivetrain swap!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

You just gotta put on 4WD bumper brackets! Those 8 mph shocks completely ruin the lines...

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:10 AM

This is awesome! Year? I agree. Full WRX drivetrain swap!


That be very fun.
Had wanted to do something like that with my Spare parts Coupe.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:53 AM

Much to talk about , I have tail lights , etc. Probably Todd does too.

Talk soon !! Enjoy !!!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:57 AM

5 speed = fwd right? this thing is so bad rump roast i want one but it would need to be 4wd

i think your plans should include a wrx swap...the whole drivetrain......meanest little car ever



No !!!! You go grab another 2 door or coupe or hardtop and do that. Leave the FE an FE. Thrifty , intelligent , easy to work on. All that these cars COULD be that a 4wd can't be. This one is rare getting extinct.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

No !!!! You go grab another 2 door or coupe or hardtop and do that. Leave the FE an FE. Thrifty , intelligent , easy to work on. All that these cars COULD be that a 4wd can't be. This one is rare getting extinct.

I second that!!!!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

I have an extra Front drivers side turn signal lens and assembly if your interested.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Probably gonna keep it fe. I've converted cars to 4wd before, not real interested with this. More show then go here. Gonna do a resto mostly. The current drivetrain is in almost perfect condition. Need some valve cover gaskets, oil pump gaskets and maybe fiddle with the carb.... Smells a bit rich. Might put an exhaust on it, it's all totally original, even has a spark arrester type tip. The car is so original I don't want to do much. All the cool old stickers are still on it.

First question, should I be adding lead? Owner manual says 90 or better octane and California versions require unleaded.....

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

No lead.

Is the "caution ....don't let idle race etc. " decal on the drivers door panel?

That's the telltale of a true low mileage baru of that era.

"drivesubies" Danny is the man to work with for nos parts.

I've got some too and lots of good used. "ctsuba" Charlie can help lots too.

Enjoy! You'll be able to boast Subaru's highest mpg 4 cylinder car here in the states.

#13 moosens

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:19 AM

Any updates?

#14 kingbobdole

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:34 AM

Nothing yet. I took it for an Etest and they booted me claiming I have an exhaust leak. On a vaca right now, and I've got a 84 hardtop to swap. Get it legal is step A.

Are brat and wagon fenders the same?

#15 moosens

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

Yes

#16 kingbobdole

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

Got some fiberglass fenders from O.C.D. And started rigging them. The tops of them seemed warped, like they're bent inwards. Also found a broken hood hinge.
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#17 Leeroy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

Yep, the bonnet hinge going like that is typical!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:22 AM

I like your new project car! Let me know if you are ever looking for parts I may be able to help.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Aw and I thought those pics were just for me.... lol

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

Hood hinge is a typical problem. Everybody who hasn't gotten that yet TAKE NOTE,

Beater car was the last one I had like that and I just used Tek screws to anchor it back down.

Looks like yours could be fixed correctly since there's no real rust like many of ours will have.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

$20 paint job. Then took some pics with Zem's beauty.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

i like the black paint w rusty steels. looks good


Zems Beauty, thats a GLF huh?:slobber: miss mine.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

Ok so I missed all the pics of the flat black. Looks really good! Leave the rusty wheels though - adds a touch of vintage, lol.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

Small hijack: Is that a legacy scoop on that GL coupe? looks really good on there.

#25 kingbobdole

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

More of a fake WRX scoop....

What clutch do I need? Is it special to the five speed?




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