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A realization about Leroy the junkyard Justy


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#1 RallyJusty

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 06:21 PM

The realization...

How much change can I do to the car before it stops being what it was, and starts being what I make? I have recently realized that I may have crossed that line.

Granted, it started as a Justy, but has ZERO justy drive train. In fact it doesn't have anything Justy but the unit body from the firewall back. NO Justy interior remains at all, including the whole firewall and most of the floor panels. It has an Impreza engine, an '89 XT dual range tranny and rear end, double A-arm front suspension, and bits and bobs from about 8 other makes, and a roundy-roundy style fuel cell. The whole drive train and suspension are attached to the roll cage. I am using Ford Explorer Shocks as the base for all 4 coil-overs. The body is Justy from the firewall back, but forward of that it will be my imagination. The headlights I have for it are from a gen 2 Eclipse!

What the hell do I call it? I am afraid that with the hardest part of the build behind me, this thing is going to be on the road sooner than later, and when that happens it will need a lineage. I want it to be a Justy, because who would dream of such a beast, But when did that end?
For me, in hind sight, it was when the three cylinder made way for a four.

I am rambling..

Am I building a Subaru hybrid, or should I leave this site and find a new one for junkyard beasts? This car is using mostly Subaru parts, but I doubt Fuji Heavy Industries ever saw this thing coming.

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 06:27 PM

I don't care what you call it. I want to see some dyno numbers, 1/4 mile times, it crawling some rocks or spanking a Mustang. :) Yeah, Yeah!

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 08:28 PM

Its a SUBARU. SUBARU drivetrain, SUBARU unibody. So there, its SUBARU.

Lets see...i think you mean RX trans..as XTs didnt come with D/R. So...RX+Impreza+Justy=JIXR! (Jicks-er)

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 10:57 PM

Its an Imprezy! hehe with that new motor its more subaru than it ever was ;)

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:15 AM

I'm with bushbasher on the "Imprezy" badge. Your rig is definately a Subaru!
What little odds and ends you have added from other makes isn't any different than the rigs out there running transfer cases and front diffs. I'd really like to see some pics of this creation :brow: Any way of making the original front clip work?

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 06:04 PM

maybe try to keep the hood and headlights stock, so that it will still be a justy... in spirit :)

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 07:48 PM

Thanks all for the encouragement. I will keep on calling it a Subaru.

Still, the pics are coming, and you'll see just how frankenstien this is.

About the body work: The front end was mashed in a roll-over when it was just a turbo-charged 3 cylinder. That is to say the sheet metal was crinkley or just plain flatened.
I am still looking for a junker in the paper I can get for cosmetic bits and pieces. I want it to be a "Justy in spirit" as well. Otherwise it will be what it is. I have some crazy plastic that can be heated and formed into shapes. When cool it will retain the shape and be quite flexable. I may just find a willing Justy owner and do an overlay.

I just finished tacking the upper mount for the driver side coil-over in place. I am going to try to get some semi-decent pics with our web cam and link to them in an hour or two. I am kind of pleased with how my compromises turned out. I'll put the pics in a new post. Then let the flames begin!

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 08:15 PM

About the body work: The front end was mashed in a roll-over when it was just a turbo-charged 3 cylinder.
Troy


I think I asked this before but forgot the response. What did you do to the parts that made the Justy a turbocharged Justy? I'm talking about uppipe, downpipe, turbo, etc. What happened to them?

#9 RallyJusty

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 09:35 PM

Don't get pissed...


I kept the turbo and threw the rest away. Engine and all ran great, but the ECVT was dead. I had no place to keep it so it went to the scrap yard.

Of course nobody wanted it until 3 days after it was gone.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:15 PM

About the body work: The front end was mashed in a roll-over when it was just a turbo-charged 3 cylinder. That is to say the sheet metal was crinkley or just plain flatened.


Sounds like this car is really going to be driven ;) I can't wait!

#11 RallyJusty

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:23 PM

This car will be driven like I stole it! I am trying to make it strong enough to take some fairly decent jumps. I'll probably roll it before I jump it though.

I tried to get some photos with our little web cam. They sucked.

I'll get the digital camera from work tomorrow and try again. Since I know how to get the pics on my web page I'll probably put them there.

I've been too lazy to get the updated version finished and up, so they'll be on the old one.

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 02:30 AM

man with all those other parts on there it's kind of a Subamutt!




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