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91 Loyale wagon
Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:09 AM
Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:53 PM
Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:05 PM
Rock auto got a bunch of my money this week too. I figured I'd treat myself to some birthday gifts in the form of loyale parts haha.
Thanks again for the hook up on those parts Tom
Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:57 PM
Lots of progress on this wagon considering I don't really have a garage to work out of. I've been driving it a in all this snow, and it actually goes pretty good.
A few weeks back, Tdodge and I drove the BRAT to Wi. First up to Sheyboygan to pick up a topper, then down to rendezvous with MilesFox. Fox, I must thank you again for being a great host. The guy really knows old Subarus. He loaded the brat to the rafters with parts for my loyale.
I got a ton of really cool stuff. Part of which was the RX body mouldings that I've been wanting. The rocker mouldings were warped from sitting, so I mounted them up to help straighten them out. I will be taking it all back off for paint. I also got a really nice passenger fender to replace my rusted one.
I still have to head out to the junkyard to pick up the two drivers side doors I want, but this snow is making things a challenge. Soon though, and then paint will come soon after.
I'm still pretty sure I want to five speed swap this, I just really wanna get the body work finished up first. Here are a few recent pics.
without RX mouldings
Edited by Mechanical_misfit, 22 January 2014 - 05:59 PM.
Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:44 AM
I finally got two good drivers side doors. I am now searching for a new drivers fender because some jerk backed into me.
I really want to get this thing painted soon.
Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:22 AM
I finally made time for a paint job! I still have to install some mouldings, and swap a fender and bumpers. I also have to prep and paint the RX trim, but I'm happy with the result.
This is going to be Desert Fox MK2. Thanks again to everyone here for all the help, knowledge, and support!
Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:13 PM
Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:27 AM
Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:21 AM
That bike rack came from a stash i inherited with a car. It was a dealer option for ea81. Glad to see it in use now, especially for it's purpose with bicycles. All the cool kids with their yakimas just can't get down with this.
Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:39 PM
RX mouldings installed! Still have to do the rear. I've got 5k miles on it since I picked it up, and its going strong
Edited by Mechanical_misfit, 19 May 2014 - 08:53 PM.
Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:27 AM
Not much else. Got my rear drums turned, also installing wrx seats. I'll have a write up when done.
Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:22 PM
I love the look - it's amazing how the wheels look with the black detailing. Also, the car looks a bit odd without the rearmost section of kit, and I reckon you should paint the bootlid pillars black like on the GL model. Props for the paint job though, looks awesome.
Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:08 AM
Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:05 PM
decided against the WRX seats and put my stock ones back in. Also just had to replace a tire because one had a busted belt.
I hadn't been driving this one much lately, but got it back out to drive to work and balance the tires. I like that its quiet compared to TDF, and makes my 80 mile commute a little bit more relaxing.
next up is a reseal of the oil pump, and then more driving! I'm also thinking of some winterforce tires on white wagon wheels for winter.
Posted 20 September 2014 - 12:30 PM
Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:16 PM
Hope it stays "in the family" and doesn't get too worked over
Posted 21 September 2014 - 06:15 PM
I am absolutely in love with this car! I ran so many errands today and took the long way to ever destination.
Last night when I took it home, I cleaned every square inch of the inside and installed the new rear hatch lift support; Bought several new tools and already planning a few repairs. I have always worked on my car's, but mostly simple things; replacing hoses or changing oil. I plan on doing everything on this.
Before any repairs, I will be taking it up-north camping next weekend. Our camp spot is down a 2-track and I'm excited to do some light off road!
Future repairs I'm planning on:
Replace wheel bearings
Install Winterforce tires
Do something to the front brakes (mechanical_misfit you will have to remind me of what needs to be done)
All in all this car will teach me a lot. Any links to things I should read are greatly appreciated!
Let the adventure begin!
Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:04 PM
Good luck with it!
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