I'm not new to Subarus and have been a member of USMB for a while as a lurker. I've mainly visited the boards for reference information.
I've owned a total of eight Subarus. Three Foresters ('98 na,'04 XT, '04 XT), a Legacy wagon ('97), an SVX ('97), a WRX wagon ('02), a Baja Turbo ('05), and the newest acquisition is a 1971 ft-1 with 73K miles. I still have an '04 Forester XT that's modded, the '05 Baja, my daily driver that's also modded.
I found the ft-1 locally and quickly bought it since it was running and drivable. It had a hair over 72k miles and I drove it for 45 minutes on snow to get it into my garage. About 90% its parts are intact and work with the exception of the radio and parking lights. All other parts work including wipers, headlamps, hazards and turn signals. The drivers visor and inside door pull/handle are broken. My main concern with this car is its scarcity and finding replacement parts.
After some searching I found USMB to have the most members who own older Subaru's that are active on the boards, therefore the best source of information. I would like to be able to communicate with others who own ff-1's since there is limited amount of information out there about the car, and very few owners who are actively restoring or even driving these cars.
I am currently contemplating how much I will do to this car. I don't have any experience with restoration, so I'm guessing I will decide how far to go once I find out how much it will cost. For now, I foresee working the ft-1 and maintaining it as be a long term endeavor.
I'm glad to be here and looking forward to meeting others who are also working on these cars.
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Edited by frogmonk, 09 March 2014 - 09:56 PM.