I am still working on the interior.
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The shifter work was made a LOT easier thanks to SubaruTex's thread leading the way here;
The Legacy shifter mod worked great with only a couple of minor changes. I wanted the rear shifter mount to be able to float fore and aft on a rubber bushing like the factory used. Due to the difference in trans tunnel design between the EA82 and the Legacy there isn't ANY extra room in there to use the stock Legacy shifter mount like I had wanted to. I also didn't want to cut the factory Loyale shifter opening in the floor without a solid plan in place first. I made this up quickly out of the parts bucket. This way the car stays running and I wasn't wasting shop time fabbing something up with the car in the air.
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It is safe, solid, and functional so it is good enough for now. I also added a 5 mil plastic vapor barrier under the insulation but over the metal to keep moisture from getting to the back side of the carpet.
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I found a combination of plastic that fits as a shifter surround and I'm pretty pleased with it.
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I was trying to make it look like the factory could have made it.
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The trip computer installation should be complete soon including the dash display. At first the clock and outside temp will work. The other functions may have to wait until later. The dealer was still able to get the new mini light bulbs to make the dash LCD display function again. I even have the outside temp sensor to mount in the grill
So far no fault codes after almost a week. I am really liking this conversion a lot! No more trouble going up hills or getting up to freeway speed. I just about ready to mount the ECU and finish tidying up the interior.
Edited by Crazyeights, 13 October 2014 - 11:45 AM.