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tailgate handle rust--1996 Legacy Wagon


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#1 eiremed

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 08:09 AM

just bought this 1996 legacy wagon. only real problem is that the tailgate handle/latch has a bracket around it that is badly rusted. is this pretty easy to change yourself? what will i need? where is the best place to order the parts for this?

this is my first post! love this board! thanks to whoever put this together!

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ADDENDUM: i found the previous discussion on this. thanks anyway.

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 01:23 PM

Look here for instructions in my post.

http://www.ultimates...ght=hatch latch

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 01:28 PM

Look here for instructions in my post.

http://www.ultimates...ght=hatch latch

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thanks! found it. any idea where i can order the part on-line?

cheers,

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 08:23 PM

1stsubaruparts (I think) or places like that.

But, considering the small cost of the part, I think you'll more than eat up any savings in shipping. Just go to a dealer and buy / order it.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 10:45 AM

Junkyards are your friend.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 11:35 AM

This is one piece that would probably be just as rusty, or more so out of a junkyard. I'm assuming that the piece changed with the 2000 model, so what you will find will be at least 4 or 5 years old.

Com'on people... the part cost me $18 Canadian from the dealer. I don't think I even asked for my usual 15% discount, it was so little. The big saving is the labour. A dealer would charge you an hour I'm sure.

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