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#1 subiwag

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:29 AM

well i finally just picked up a GL for 500 bones. been looking for a while now. this is my 5th subaru, but everything i have owned has been EJ...

 

1987 GL wagon. original owner. 303k miles. all service records. thule roof rack. runs like a top. he replaced the original clutch at 250k miles.

 

for whatever reason he forgot to put it in gear one day at his usual parking spot. it rolled into a tree. all cosmetic. anyone have some spare parts to fix it?

 

plans. are CB radio, 2" lift, and i already have a set of 225/70/15 general grabbers sitting in garage... just need to convert it to six lug...

 

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#2 mikaleda

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:34 AM

Wow good score.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

Hey Greenlake. Doesn't look like that bumper will just buff out will it? lol Jeff (one eye) can definitely hook you up with a lift and the knowledge you'll need. Scott in Bellingham sells kits too.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:55 PM

Hey Greenlake. Doesn't look like that bumper will just buff out will it? lol Jeff (one eye) can definitely hook you up with a lift and the knowledge you'll need. Scott in Bellingham sells kits too.

 

living up in northgate now. right down the road from josh actually. trying to decide if i want to go with a bigger lift. maybe 4"... also seriously thinking about just going straight to a ej swap. i am not a fan of this carburetor at all. it has some hesitation



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:25 PM

drove it to the junk yard today. couple issues i have noticed so far. when it is first started, doesn't matter if it is cold or warm, it bucks and hesitates when i accelerate. also the shifter has about 5 inches of play when in gear.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

I have a bumper, PM sent



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

Wish you would have sent that a few hours earlier! Got one from the junk yard today...

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

damn, oh well.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

fixed her up fine today. went to the junk yard and got some parts...

 

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and these are the tires that are waiting. still not sure what to do about lift. i dont want to bash and cut her up like crazy just to fit these...

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

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And as far as the carb....it probably just needs a cleanout/rebuild.

 

These are pretty easy carbs to open and cleanout.  It's ussually the slow emulsions and the primary main emulsions clogged.....which causes the poor transition from light to full throttle.

 

Just redid a carb on a Brat the other day.......now drives flawless.

 

I charge $90 bucks for this service....the carb kit only cost about $25


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:37 AM

and these are the tires that are waiting. still not sure what to do about lift. i dont want to bash and cut her up like crazy just to fit these...

 

If you you went two inches and found a set of peugeot wheels you wouldn't need to do a lot or if you converted to six lug and found some close to stock offset wheels you would be good.  Wheels with tons of negative offset will need more trimming but stock style wheel with positive wont.  Like Zap said, if you made your way North Jeff could hook you up for cheap and we could help you install it.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

And I have some Pugs for cheap in the for sale section.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

HighGuysLifts.com

 

And as far as the carb....it probably just needs a cleanout/rebuild.

 

These are pretty easy carbs to open and cleanout.  It's ussually the slow emulsions and the primary main emulsions clogged.....which causes the poor transition from light to full throttle.

 

Just redid a carb on a Brat the other day.......now drives flawless.

 

I charge $90 bucks for this service....the carb kit only cost about $25

Napa up here still charges 45 to 50!! per kit......



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

And I have some Pugs for cheap in the for sale section.

 

ya i saw those. my tires are 15" though..

 

just sell me the other ones you have :D



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

If you you went two inches and found a set of peugeot wheels you wouldn't need to do a lot or if you converted to six lug and found some close to stock offset wheels you would be good.  Wheels with tons of negative offset will need more trimming but stock style wheel with positive wont.  Like Zap said, if you made your way North Jeff could hook you up for cheap and we could help you install it.

 

yea i am thinking 2 inch for now just to keep it cheap and simple. seems like most pugs are 14" though... i will have to look into what 6 lug wheels would work the best for not poking out like crazy.

 

 

 

thanks for all the help guys!



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:47 AM

Yeah something like Dodge D50 or some steel stock Toyota rims may work.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

Eying the byb 3" lift in the classifieds...

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:45 AM

The dodge d50/mitsubishi mighty max pickup wheels fit perfect. They also have a thick center section to the wheel which lends itself well to redrilling for 4 lug.

Here's a side view showing how well they tuck with 235/75r15's on mine:

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And here's what the wheels look like. You may also find them on 80's Raider's and Montero's.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

Napa up here still charges 45 to 50!! per kit......

 

Autozone is $28

 

My supplier (IMC) they are only about $18.

 

Both are "Walker" brand kits.  Annoyingly, they do not include a new power valve.  They do have everything else needed.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

get some steelies off a 91 mitsubishi montero, trapezoid holes. mine are perfect for a 2". stock offset, too narrow now that the 4" is on there though



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:01 PM

doesnt seem like much is on craigslist that would work well for redrilling to 4 lug



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:26 AM

for anyone curious this is whats sitting in my garage waiting to be finished...

 

i have a pact it will make to wcss this year!

 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:06 AM

Nice score Nigel. Glad to see you got yourself a decent little wagon!

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:29 PM

Thanks man!

Just checked and I think it is getting like 14mpg city...

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

your garage looks like mine, Subaru parts and home brew stuff. too bad I have little time for either.






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