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My 79 GL Wagon


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#1 Dan-AZ

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Here is my 1979 GL 1600 Wagon. All Subaru except for the Stereo added before I bought her. Paint is the original "Brilliant Red" and the interior is stock from the factory. The Driver's seat has much wear and that's a project for this Summer. Engine rebuild is coming this Summer as well.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

That thing is beautiful! Loving all the new threads popping up in the My Rides section lately! Gotta get more pics of that thing! Gorgeous.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

I have restored her and she is my baby. I think I will cry for a week when I have to get rid of her. If I ever do.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Oh, by the way. Devils suck! Go Flyers!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

I retract my previous statements. Your car is a pile of ****. Disgusting. JK lol

Go Flyers! I agree! They're playing the Rangers right now, so that's about the only time you'll hear me say that. And don't be mad about the beat-down the Devils gave Philly in the playoffs last year. :banana:

Hahaha, good fun.

Seriously though. MOAR PICS!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Awesome and ditto on more pics!!!!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

OK. I own a Marty Brodeur goal stick that I use to play hockey here in Arizona. Yes, at almost 49 years old I still play and my glove hand is nowhere near the speed it was 25 years ago. Born and raised in Philly so I am a die hard fan from 1968 on.

Since it's 13 degrees F outside, I will take pictures when it gets a bit warmer. I turned the odometer over to 147,000 miles last week on the engine. I'll get some interior pictures posted this afternoon and some pictures of the engine compartment too.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

More pictures added. - Enjoy

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

Nice. I LOVE the 70s wagon look. Probably the classiest looking Subaru out there in my opinion.

Looks like a real gem!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

I guess I'd better clarify some stuff. The paint is not original. I had the body work done in 2006. The paint color is the original match to what she was in 1979. The interior is still all original. The tranny was redone in 2005. The front end and tie rods were replaced in 2008.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

She's a beaut. IF you ever want to sell her to a fellow Arizonian, please look me up. I'll take mighty good care of her. I have a '79 BRAT who is looking for her long lost sister! :-) Oh, and I'm a Flyers fan too!

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Thanks. It's 12 years of work to get her to where she is now. My wife does not understand my obsession with my car.

It's funny that you own a Brat because I am looking to purchase one and perform the same restore on it as I did my wagon.

It's good we have the weather we have here in this state. Otherwise older cars would never be able to make the years some have on them.

The snow is all melting, but if you hurry up here you still have great skiing at the Snow Bowl. 50 inch base or better. Cheers.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

I was up in Flag with my 86 BRAT just before X-mas. It was snowing and I had an awesome time. I don't ski, but I did take her up to Snowbowl to see the sights. I love Flagstaff when it snows! Gives me the chance to do some nice 4wheeling!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

Bout to pick up a '79 Wagon as well but in the 2WD flavor. Love what your's has become. Did I miss you having a build thread cause I looked for one.

Love the red!

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

Bout to pick up a '79 Wagon as well but in the 2WD flavor. Love what your's has become. Did I miss you having a build thread cause I looked for one.

Love the red!

Nope. I haven't been real active on the board for a while. I really never took pictures of what she looked like prior to all the work. I am a backyard mechanic with a ton of tools I inherited when my father-in-law passed away. She was pretty rough, but the family I bought her from kept her in a garage and didn't run her much. I picked her up with under 110,000 miles. She has some oil loss thru the valve guides but she is pretty sound. Tranny was worked on and the front end for the most part is new.






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