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My 93 Impreza

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#1 MPtyza


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:36 AM

I've got a 1993 Impreza L FWD I picked up from my ex-wife who had it for 8 years at that point, all work during that time was done by me, so I knew the car in and out.
This is how she looked when I picked her up, after I put on the 05 WRX wheels I got from a friend for free. (I also ditched that abomination on the trunk soon after this picture)
Here she is after my cheapass quick roller paint job that I never did get a chance to sand smooth
And finally, here she is as she sits today
She is pretty much stock drivetrain wise for now, but I have plans of building a frankenmotor, and as soon as I can find a transmission, a FWD 5 speed swap.
What she does have already:
2005 Baja front seats, cloth and vinyl type
2001 RS sedan rear seat back, and RS coupe rear seat bottom
2004 Forester steering wheel and airbag
2001 Forester 6CD changer, lights up red
All interior lighting changed to red
Full front end converted to 99-01 RS
Homemade clear corners, insides blacked out
Blacked out headlight trim
Hella 500FF driving lights (These are eventually being replaced by fog pattern 500's or stock RS foglights)
Black front turn signals
97-01 Impreza mirrors
Mirrors and door handles paint matched
Chrome window trim replaced with 95-01 black trim
2005 WRX wheels, painted graphite
Factory cruise control added
1995 Legacy map lights added
Antenna hole on A pillar delete
Trunk lock hole delete
All door and fender trim deleted
Factory L/RS sedan spoiler added
Fiberglass rear bumper cover, not entirely sure what brand. It reminds me of the 00-04 Legacy rear bumper cover
1998 Civic side skirts (only until I get a set of RS skirts)
2005 Forester front brakes
No name intake tube and cone filter
ebay header, new Forester cat pipe, and no name catback.
Eibach Prokit lowering springs on RS front struts, FWD rear struts.
Modified chrome Altezza style lights, chrome painted to match wheels, added second brake lights to each side. 
Quarter panel rust delete and replacement section of radiator support welded in. Seems when you hit 5 deer over the years, things tend to not line up anymore
And my favorite part of all, we repainted her in the proper Rally Blue, 74F this past May. Needs more clear, but I love it anyway.
After 20 years and 215,000 miles, the only things to go wrong were a single brake caliper years ago, and the original starter earlier this year.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

Nice L. Tastefully modified, as well. Lotsa work into this one eh? What engine is in it a 1.8 or a 2.2?

My brother has a 94 L FWD 5 speed all original (except snowflake rims) 235,000 miles on it and counting right now. That red beast has the 1.8. Apparently a lot of people seek those cars for their drivetrain as the ej18 and the front wheel drive/5 speed combination is hella rare.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

Thanks. I've still got the original EJ18 in there for now. It runs great just want some more power.

I was actually surprised by my emissions test last year. The car had sat for 3 years prior and everything was well below the max levels. Not bad for having the original cats yet.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:26 PM

I got a ride up to one of the u pull yards yesterday, and came back with this:



FWD manual from a '93 Legacy with only 280,000 on it. It was the only FWD manual EJ transmission in the yard, so I'll use it to get things up and running with the swap, and probably until it decides it's had enough or I find a lower mileage one.


Also went looking for a keyless entry module and harness, and found this:



Amongst that rat's nest is also the security upgrade and all associated parts. I already have a driver's door lock actuator, just needed to hit ebay for a remote.


And lastly I'll include a rear picture with the $140 ebay catback that just came in today and my work-in-progress taillights, which will be going when I can grab a set of JDM tails


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:37 AM

Picked up a 2013 Impreza shift knob, and I had a leather shift boot made. Finally got the boot installed yesterday.


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