Total newb here as far as subarus go. My dad left me an 85 gl wagon with 245.000 on the odo. He loved that car and drove it for 25 years. I used to kid him about being stuck in 85 with billy idol.
He had a sense of humor and wrote that I was the only one of his sons who would appreciate that car. lol.
She is in pretty good shape considering the miles. I have been crawling the forums and reading the manuals for about 2 weeks now. Its amazing how much knowledge and good advice is stored in here.
Ive got my subie torn down and ready for rebuilding. Body is sharp and solid. Good paint, rust free and never dented. Interior is pretty decent ......again....considering the miles. The exception is the front seats. Looks like a squirrel or t-rex got inside and chewed a home for the winter.
I was browsing the local craigslist and ran across 2 brand new seats for an 05 forester a guy was selling for 100 bucks. Elect, leather heated seats with airbags. LLBean edition I think. So I snapped em up. Still had dust covers on them.
They are 3 inches longer in the seat and 2 inches taller. Width is the same as far as I can tell. Rails are quite different as one would expect. will post some pics soon. I am thinking that I need to replace the rails off the new seats with the ones off the old seats.
Has anyone done this before? Any advice? Better ideas?