The chassis started life as an '87 Subaru XT 4cyl turbo AWD. It was
the highest trim level available in that year, and the most aerodynamic
production car at the time. My dad bought it in the early 2000s and
daily drove it for 100,000Mi or so. It has been totaled out three times
by various insurance companies, and when the headgaskets went at 250K,
he parked it in a field. Last year i rescued it, and set about to build a
car I had been squirreling parts away for about 10 years.
How she came home:
Old motor out, new motor in:
Modifications were necessary...
Adapter plate to mount a Mazda rotary to a Subaru gearbox:
Semi-finished, but running and gambler500'ing: