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I Found my Holy Grail Parts car today!!
Posted 10 April 2004 - 09:19 PM
first thing i notice was the back door.. "4WD TURBO RX" now when i saw this i got excited.. finally something to poke around at for parts, lol.. when i get up closer i see the passenger side mirror.. "its an 85' RX sedan" i could tell by the specific mirrors that were only on that year, model, body style soob. now i about wet myself.. then i peek in the window, and about passed out..
this is what i found...
not 1 tear anywhere.. they are as good as when they came off the assembly line.. they are also not broke down either, nice and plush. the rear folds down as it should, its also got a center arm rest that folds down.. the rear folding part is a 3 piece fold down design.. the only thing that was missing was the headrests! (ARG!) so now i gotta track those down..
pictures say a thousand words.. i also snagged all the seatbelts out of the car along with a bunch of odds and ends.. i'm going back for the mirrors (for spares) this next weekend.. i'm debating on jerking the trans, rear LSD, and suspension out of the car for my wagon... its all there.. the car had 202k and was complete (minus my headrests, and wheels) it was a tad o n teh rusty side, and one door was caved in as well..
so i got outa the junkyard with the above seats, all the seatbelts, the resr center plastic (on the back of the trunk) a dome light cover, a bunch of plastic plugs, scrfews, etc. all for the very sweet price of $65.. now i need to find some headrests..
my wheels from germany will be here in a few weeks, and i have a body kit lined up.. Carlisle here i come! lol
Posted 10 April 2004 - 09:25 PM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 09:49 PM
1. could you check on sending my way the clock, rear lsd if 3.9 capable, radio, trip computer, dingus tool for removing something -- part of factory tool kit, plug wires if origional, vac guage from floor, tools from seats/floor, looks like there are several screwdrivers, wrench, and finally how about more pics?
Posted 10 April 2004 - 09:56 PM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 10:39 PM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 11:58 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 04:31 AM
Btw, nice score
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:09 AM
this yard is open 8-4:30 m-f and 9-3 on sat. so since i work those same hours m-f i can only get down there on saturdays..
there are acctually 2 justys there, an 82, and the other was a late 80's.. I plan on goin back out next weekend, so i'll take a look for black centers.. i seem to recall the 82' havin at least one of them, maybe 2..
heres a rundown of whats in the yard
3 ea82 sedans, 1turbo, 2 spfi, all automatic 2wd..
4 or 5 wagons, all either carb or spfi and 2wd..
1 RX sedan, not much left on it
2 justy's, one has mint interior, other is picked at..
one sedan has 4 h-alloys and tires that are almost new on it.. alloys are very nice.. think they go fer $15 each tho..
the turbo sedan has a complete ea82T in it.. amazed the turbo is still there..
the wagons all have engines in various states of parts.. a couple have real nice interiors...
the 82' justy has mint interior, not a rip anywhere.. the other is black and missing a few things..
if anyone wants me to look for anything, let me know.. i'm not pullin any lsd's, tranny's, or engines at this point.. this is the kind of yard that never crushes anything.. maybe once every 5 years... and they already cleared half the lot.. so the soobies are stayin put for awhile..
ohh i saw a nice ea82 chrome roof rack.. its alot different than the black ones.. i'll have to snap a pic..
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:41 AM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 11:44 AM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 11:46 AM
Is it just that it's a D/R turbo tranny?
Posted 11 April 2004 - 01:17 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 01:49 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 03:29 PM
Ok what is so special about them. It is NOT a full time 4wd dual range turbo tranny. It is part time 4wd, 5-speed turbo tranny. So it fits the turbo axles without mods. Also, the low range is not as low as a regular EA82 d/r 5-speed. The low range is higher so its more of a "sport" 4wd tranny. Thats all I can think that is different about them. Also Shawn, there is no diff lock on it. Its just like a regular d/r tranny but its turbo with a higher low range than the na trannies.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 05:26 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 06:01 PM
Can I ask ya a favor when you go back out there? grab a couple of coil brackets with the built in ignition amp?? Dont necessarily need the coil itself, just the bracket part. Would gladly reimburse you for the parts and shipping to me.
We (madkow007 and I) have a lack of junkyards with old Subies, and desperately need at least one of these little darlings that works! The one in my car died about a month ago, have the only spare we had in there now. His car needs one now as well.
Congrats on the great find!!
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:16 PM
Or, you could just take some dark gray Loyale headrests and dye them black.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:28 PM
Heartless: skip and i had a conversation bout them thar brackets already.. am going out this coming weekend anyways to get the mirrors and stuff, i'll dig through the soobies and find ya a bracket.. the amplifier is that little round thingy with a wire comin outa both ends? correct? if not can ya shoot me a pic of what it looks like, so i know i get ya the right part..
hmm maybe i need to talk ta Dennis, hehe.. Dennis ya out there? got any headrests?
in the meantime i took some headrests off a regular RX seat.. you can tell its grey but its close enough for now till i find the real thing...
Posted 11 April 2004 - 08:24 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 08:32 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 11:10 PM
The D/R shifter is different too, I've never seen one like that on an EA82. Yea, you've got to get the tranny and LSD. Man take a day off from work, call in sick, or something, that stuff may not be there next weekend. I know if it was around here it sure wouldn't be, but the the PAP around here are open 7 days a week.
THe DR shifter is standard issue 1985. I looked at an 85 GL and it had it too.
The 5 speed knob looks kinda like mine (WRX / Forester leather unit)
Posted 12 April 2004 - 05:48 AM
Posted 12 April 2004 - 06:36 AM
Everyone else- don't bother asking for parts off it, everything else on it that's special to an RX is already gone, thanks to me and Skip.
Posted 12 April 2004 - 06:36 AM
Posted 12 April 2004 - 12:57 PM
I have both. Neither are brand new but both are in decent/good shape.
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