I am new to this sight and have recently started my first project car; a 1991 Subaru Loyale Wagon 4wd and this is my build thread
So here's the story behind the "Shaggin Wagon"
My room mate bought this car in early 2013 as a commuter for $900. It had it's quirks, but she ran soild at a 175,000 miles with the famous subaru tick of course lol Friend decided to take it out to a popular off-roading place called Jim Creek here in AK. Sure enough, he ran it into the ground. Blown out wheel bearing, blown out ball joints, cracked fuel line, blew apart the timing belt trying to drive it home, water pump was done, and clogged the air filter trying to cross a river which is what I think caused the belt to snap later on. As it sat at my other buddy's place for about a year I decided it would be the perfect car for my first real build.
Drove out there about a month ago and bought it off of him for $200 as is. Before I towed it into Anchorage to begin the build I couldn't help but start to work on it where she sat. Before I did anything I changed out all the fluids. New tranny fluid, oil change & filter change, new fuel line exiting the filter and fuel filter, new spark plugs, wires, and distributor cap, and power steering fluid change. Next step; I picked up a new timing belt and re-timed the engine. Also replaced the water pump at this time. Messed up the seals a bit on the timing belt cover, but I am about to order a new seal in about a week from this upcoming Friday. I just needed to make sure it still ran and sure enough, she fired right up. timing engine.jpg 138.42K 38 downloads
Next thing I decided to tackle was shedding the wagons weight a bit hatch removal.jpg 82.93K 51 downloads
First, the hatch needed to come off.
In which case we got a little over zealous and shot it... arrow.jpg 96.33K 58 downloads Nothing a little bondo can't fix though.
The day after the trunk removal I decided a little bit of spray on bed liner to the floor boards wouldn't hurt. painting inside.jpg 110.09K 49 downloads inside painted.jpg 88.45K 50 downloads I only have pics of the paint job thus far, but I may take more later on for sake of the thread. It's hanging in well though
Had one more thing to do before I could bring it in to town. Decided to cut the fenders. Ugly job, but it'll do the trick. My goal isn't to make this thing pretty. It's to make it get me where I want to go. May even do more cutting as I will be running 28's here in the future. fenders cut.jpg 122.6K 40 downloads Flares are on my list as well, but that'll come later on once I actually get the tires.