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#1 Dr. RX

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:44 PM

Well, I have started a search for a new Subaru holy grail, here is a picture.
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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:53 PM

holy crap... what is that? year? i love the big scoops on the sides. sweeeeet

#3 NV Zeno

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:01 PM

Now that's kewl.

My guess is it's of mid-to-late 60's vintage.

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:12 PM

Wow, very cool... me too, me too.

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:13 PM

I love it thats all I can say words cannot express it enough

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 10:24 PM

A Subaru I had absolutely NO idea existed :eek:

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 10:39 PM

Hey Corky (I thought I would be the first to ask)
Are you going to drop an EJ in it?

I'm sorry, I just couldnt resist :cool:
Must be the drugs :-p

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 11:16 PM

Hey Corky let me get my weed eater out .I think I might have one out backPosted Imagehehe..........Pat

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 12:01 AM

Yikes!!!!!!! Damn near fell out of my chair.

Onward Christian soldier....onward!!!!

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 12:52 AM

from the 360's in the back I am guessing its like a limited run 360 sports car / convertible or something... maybe its like a 700 :lol:

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:39 AM

Wow!!

So many questions. I wonder if it's just a concept car that never went into production? I wonder if the doors open at the front or back? (kinda looks like they might be hinged at the front) I'd be willing to bet that it's got the same little 360cc 2cyl engine in it!

Very cool! Where do you find this stuff?

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 09:29 AM

Hey Corky (I thought I would be the first to ask)
Are you going to drop an EJ in it?

I'm sorry, I just couldnt resist :cool:
Must be the drugs :-p

The answer is NO!!!!!!, but it will be painted Rally Blue.

Found some more info, this is a MS Word document, so you'll probably need MS Word to open it. http://corkysrocks.net/Subaru Sports.doc . It's in Japanese, I wish I could read it.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 01:32 PM

The answer is NO!!!!!!, but it will be painted Rally Blue.

Found some more info, this is a MS Word document, so you'll probably need MS Word to open it. http://corkysrocks.net/Subaru Sports.doc . It's in Japanese, I wish I could read it.


english http://www.geocities...1803/maniae.htm
http://homepage.mac....Personal26.html
1/43 scale resin model http://sekidohf.hp.i...e1/sports01.JPG
RQ-1 A holier grail? and other neat stuff http://www.geocities...ten/tmotore.htm

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 01:49 PM

:eek: What the Hell.........................look at that overbite will ya lol

i like it.....sparkster

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 04:32 PM

Looks like I need to make another trip to Japan and find the car, someone over there must know where it is. I'll bet if I ask his wife, she'll give it to me.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 04:55 PM

Is the car a one off or concept? Could your buddy from the U get you some info on it?

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:56 PM

Is the car a one off or concept? Could your buddy from the U get you some info on it?

First, it appears that there were two of these made, but it appears only one is still around. Second, who you talking to?? Whos's buddy in the U???

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 09:41 PM

The one I was refering to was your friend(?) at WWU (I think it was from there, the one that had the Turbo Hatch). I thought he had some connections in Japan.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 10:39 PM

I am thinking GSXR 1100 engine/tranny with top of the line Mini suspension and rubber.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 11:37 PM

Hey Dr. RX, why not make one yourself from pics and use a 360 chassis? It's a fairly simple body, a learning experience in fiberglass, if it's something you've never done before.

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 11:52 AM

The one I was refering to was your friend(?) at WWU (I think it was from there, the one that had the Turbo Hatch). I thought he had some connections in Japan.

Well, just saying friend at U didn't tell me much, which U?? I have friends at the UofW, WSU, WWU, UCLA, and several other U's. If you are refering to Dr. Seal, I believe he has retired, but I do have his phone number. I'm not sure if the car in question is in Subaru's hands, it seems like it is in a private parties hands, not someone at Subaru, so I'm not sure his connection would help. So let's see, there are how many millions of people in Japan? And only one of them owns the car, gee talking about a needle in a hay stack. Someone from Subaru must know who the car was sold to since is was a prototype, so that is where I would start.

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 11:58 AM

Hey Dr. RX, why not make one yourself from pics and use a 360 chassis? It's a fairly simple body, a learning experience in fiberglass, if it's something you've never done before.

Well first I'd have to find a 360 that the body wasn't worth restoring and the running gear was good. Then I wouldn't do it in fiberglass, it would probably be aluminum or steel. I once worked (parttime in the summer) at MarLin Ski boats (later renamed to Skegin (sp?) Boats), I have many hours of experience of prepping molds for fiberglassing, laying the glass and spreading the epoxy. To do it right I'd first have to create a mold, and that is not an easy task. It would be much easier to create it out of sheet metal.

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 03:04 PM

Yeah, my dad bought an early 60's tvr grantura once that had been rolled. So he collected as many photos and measurements as he could of the original car and built a new body to sit around the original tubular frame. He added some improvements along the way like a race-modded capri v6 and jaguar suspension. He said it was fun but he'd never do it again. The shed he did it in had to be taken down by a hazmat team before he could sell the house :lol:




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