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#1 ClassySoob

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:12 AM

This 85 came from Hawaii with its original owners. They used it as a daily rig, and beach cruiser. They moved to California and after a bit, this ride became mine. When I saw her on Craigslist for sale I knew I had to have her. She had been well taken care of, only things wrong when I bought it was front oil seals, tie rods, and few other things that needed service.
This car runs great, but has lost power over the years from old age. Its scheduled for the an overhaul her soon. I paid $1100 for her and drove 300 miles to get her. Best investment yet . Moved from Cali, She now drives around in Idaho.

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 01:17 PM

Using the ol' soob as a hunting buggy

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#3 l75eya

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:19 PM

Calmasters! Nice wagon!

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:05 PM

Nice ride! Any major rust from being a beach runner? Any major mods planned?



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:04 PM

Actually it has very little rust. And here soon I plan to overhaul her and put a lift on her. Along with a custom bumper, winch and LEDs.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:12 PM

Tomorrow 1-4-17 the soob is going into the shop to start tearing down the engine and begin the overhaul process. This will be my First time rebuilding a boxer engine.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:43 PM

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:49 PM

Have fun! Boxer engines look like coffee tables when the intake is off and the motor is on an engine stand.

If you ever go for different rims, keep me in mind with those! 😀

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 10:50 PM

I'll keep that in mind.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:28 PM

Engine got pulled today.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

1-17-17

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:05 AM

Coffee table!

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 07:21 AM

Coffee table!

 

With cup holders.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:26 PM

Bit of a head gasket leak

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:30 PM

Didn't have a pin puller, so I had to split the block as much as I could, then disconnected the piston from the crank.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:59 PM

How many miles were on the wagon before you pulled the motor?    I didn't realize you could split the block to remove the rod caps ... how much room did you have, and how hard was it?



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:47 PM

It had 203,000. And I had about four inches, and I had to angle it right to get the bolts of the connecting rods. It was pretty easy.




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