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From an '11 H6 Outback to this "new" hatch! 87' GL


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#1 SnatchedHatch

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:23 AM

My search for a winter beater led me to a surprisingly awesome find! This beats all the other cars I checked out tenfold, and now I can park it next to my other "hatch"!

 

 

They said she came from the Mojave! It's a shame the rear end was crumpled, being in the MidWest for about 4 years has really taken it's toll. I don't know the history of the car that well besides the fact that the title and various retrofitted panels tell me it was rebuilt. They did a good job though!

 

 

 

 

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The worst is that the body is deformed in such a slight way that the rear vent windows do not properly seal. I'm going to have to get some black silicone caulking :S

 

 

 

 

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This forum is really proving to be a handy resource. Glad to be here, I'm surprised at the level of support compared to my last auto forum. Just a bunch of dbags showing off their ricers, HA we'll show them. Check out my undercarriage guys!! (and gals, that's new too)

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Thanks to everyone who has helped me thus far. FYI I found 3 sets of 4x140 Subaru rims in my area. hehe after I have my pick, I'll post the location! (ok ok, Kankakee, IL)


Edited by SnatchedHatch, 24 September 2013 - 11:25 AM.


#2 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

That's no beater, it's a classic! And a rarity for the midwest. Sandpaper and Rustoleum rust reformer is your friend for the light rust stuff. Keep the salt from eating it.

 

Great looking car and welcome to the board!



#3 jmoss5723

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

It pains me to hear that it is going to be a winter car. I don't think it'll last long. However, it will a do a great job at it and it was probably pretty cheap.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

Also, you REALLY should not jack it up on little skid plate. Move back to the cross member or just jack one side at a time from the frame rail of the unibody.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:42 PM

Also, you REALLY should not jack it up on little skid plate. Move back to the cross member or just jack one side at a time from the frame rail of the unibody.

Thank you for this ^^, I was cautious at doing it. Jacked it up slowly and it didn't creak. Let it down right after.

 

As someone new to these cars, it's kinda cool to know I have that sturdy of a plate underneath the engine.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:49 PM

Ya that plate relies on its shape to give it the strength and it really is a pretty decent little piece of protection!

 

But like I said before, it was not designed to be jacked on and i would avoid it in the future. If you must jack it from the center, a few inches back on the cross member should be fine in terms of strength, however a little tippy.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

Nice hatch! Definitely not a beater. That's a classic car and you'll find that if you choose not to keep it for too long, there will definitely be somebody on here who will pay a nice bit of coin for it. Guaranteed.






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