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#1 Sub78

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

Currently have a 78 Subaru wagon GL 4wd 4spd. I have an option to buy a 79 Wagon DL 2wd non running for really cheap. Would most of the body and non engine/tranny parts be a direct replacement? Looking for a solid donor parts car as it seems to be in ok shape. Any info would be helpful. Thanks USMB world... as always. 



#2 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:54 PM

bumpers mount different than on 4wd and the front supension is shorter but every thing unrealated to the 4wd parts of the car are the same 



#3 Reza

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

Id buy the struts from the 2wd from you if you get it.


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#4 ShawnW

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:03 PM

So is the plan to move everything from yours to the other body?



#5 Sub78

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:07 PM

No, I have a pretty solid 78 rust free wagon. More looking just in general for spare parts and whatnot. A feeler mainly. Especially something located locally. Not in the market to ship something too far. The big thing would be a solid motor. I'd like to rebuild one while I still have the runner in the car. Still in the works at ironing out some kinks though. Darn thing sat for a long time before I got her. She runs though. Just rough. Trying to get her to be a daily driver without pulling the motor; but that is where it keeps leading towards. 



#6 Reza

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:23 AM

pour marvel mystery oil down the carburetor lightly as it is running, after that all burns off pour small amounts of water down the carb to steam clean the valves. I know it works, I have done the same thing to two other subarus. then after you get it nice and clean, get a weber!

 


Edited by Reza, 14 May 2013 - 08:24 AM.





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