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#1 Luvn737s

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:02 AM

Will the hood off an 87 GL fit an 85 GL ?



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:05 AM

As long as they are both the same chassis code. Like either ea81 or ea82.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:20 AM

Two different body styles there.

 

The EA81 style - early 80s wagons and early-late 80s brats and hatches.

 

EA82 style - 85+ wagons, coupes sedans and Loyales.

 

Any EA81 will fit another EA81. Same for EA82, but they wont cross over from body styles.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:50 AM

At some point in time, they added windshield wiper nozzles to the hood.  An 85 is not necessarily a different body style from an 87, and I am sure the original poster is aware.  But the original posters photo, shows the EA81 body style, which was not manufactured in 1987.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:42 AM


At some point in time, they added windshield wiper nozzles to the hood. An 85 is not necessarily a different body style from an 87, and I am sure the original poster is aware. But the original posters photo, shows the EA81 body style, which was not manufactured in 1987.


Actually it was. The hatch was made till 89 in the states and the brat was made till 87.

#6 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:40 PM

Yeah. the avatar pic is an EA81 Hatch.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:12 PM

I have a 86 brat so any ea81 fenders and headlight housing will interchange? Also how about taillights. Thanks for the info. I'm new to subies if you cannt tell

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:24 AM

EA81 body part swapping;

 

Tail lights are specific to the body type I believe. Same with rear bumper, BRAT ones are different.

 

Hatch doors fit the BRAT, but you have to swap window glass.

 

Everything from the seats forward swap between body types, exception being dual/quad headlight system, but they "can be" swapped also.

'82 BRATs have different front fenders, slight change around side markers, antenna on DS vs. PS for later ones.

 

Gas tanks are FWD-4WD specific. You can fit the FWD tank under a 4WD if you're lifted 4" or so. No recess in FWD tank for the rear diff.

 

Rear suspension swaps for the most part, shocks may be different, not sure.

 

 

Some one else would have to do a list of EA82 differences, I'm not real knowledgeable on those, and there are differences over the years.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for clearing that up for me

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:23 PM

My avatar only represents the first Subaru I owned.




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