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How far down have you torn a Soob?


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#1 Guest_Adam N.D.J._*

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 03:15 AM

As in how apart have you had a car and put it back together. I was wondering cause doesn't seem that too many people on here have actually torn one down to nothing and basically started from scratch. About a year after I got my Brat it was vandalized pretty badly. My insurence wouldn't cover it because it was parked at the time. Long story short I got it home from where it was messed up and took all the damaged stuff off of it (everything). Took me about 7 months of gathering up parts and stuff, but got it back together. And of course it's still running (well, when I'm not upgrading it's running). Check it out.
<a href="http://www.usmb.net/albums/album10/Pbrat1.jpg" target="top">From this, Feb 1999</a>

<a href="http://www.usmb.net/albums/album10/adams_brat2.jpg" target="top">To this, few months ago</a>

Anyone else done anything like this? Maybe not so radical. Maybe I'm just bantering in some insomniac way at 2 a.m.
Catch ya Laters.

#2 Guest_baccaruda_*

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 03:31 AM

i've stripped two cars I've gotten rid of.. the RX wins between it and my old wagon. RX lost its entire front and rear suspension and driveline, and i removed the hood, fenders, doors, and seats to make it easier to lift the corpse off of the engine/tranny and wheel it out of the garage on the back wheels before i pulled the rear stuff. So much more fun taking a car apart when you don't have to put itback together!

#3 Guest_tomrhere_*

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 03:50 AM

but I helped the owner do the tear-down and rebuild of a '57 Chevy. Total off-frame restoration = lots of work/hours. Haven't seen him, or the car, in a few years, but she sure did look sweet. Intense drool factor. Planning on tearing the '82 down this winter, for rust repair and repaint, 5 Spd swap, maybe lift/tires............Tom

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 10:27 AM

Must have a lot of patience doing a long project like this. I have enough patience to swap an alternator but not something like this. Not yet anyway, I have been gradually taking on longer projects.

#5 Guest_jon61484_*

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 10:43 AM

one time... I took the seats (front and rear) out of my car...

but that's really it.

Does taking the oil pan and valve covers as well as the front 1/3rd of exhaust out to work on, count?

(I know, not very far in the tear down!)

#6 Guest_electryc monk_*

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 10:29 AM

I have scuttled two older wagons of everything possible then trailered them off to the scrap yard for recycling.
I have swapped an entire driveline on another
and now I can add 4 engine teardowns (for rescuing the heads)
and one engine head rebuild with ery clean remanu'd heads and the cams all cleaned up and new belts and the turbo all clean.... blah blah blah.

but a single car all the way to the skeleton and back? nope only on Mom's 1969 dodge charger so far :>)

#7 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 11:37 AM

I have gutted my interior most of the way, I've never torn off the dash pad, though I've had the guages and stuff out, headliner out carpet, seats....

Under the hood my turbowagon would win that (the 86) andrew and I were tinkering with the engine in and out of that car for afew months.

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 02:27 PM

My RX is stripped out completely from the dash back.

I stripped an XT of its 4WD drivetrain, which is now under my GL-10...I have yet to install the XT6 FT4WD trans mind you...

I've stripped another XT of its ENTIRE suspension.

<img src="http://free.inkfrog.com/pix/wmaham1701/RX_08.jpg"/>
<img src="http://free.inkfrog.com/pix/wmaham1701/RX_11.jpg"/>
<img src="http://free.inkfrog.com/pix/wmaham1701/RX_12.jpg"/>

Ive since then put the seat and center console back in, just so the diff lock switch is on one place all the time. The dorr panels...I dont know what to do with them yet. I want to take the dash out and rid it of the A/C stuff, and some other stuff.

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 07:25 PM

have stripped several ea82 cars down to the unibody...some bolt by bolt, some with crowbars, wire cutters and wrecklessness...

a few XT6s too

#10 Guest_Hondasucks_*

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 12:24 AM

Don't suppose you still have that North Carolina license plate do ya? :lol:
(would look good in my collection...)

#11 Guest_wjmgl10_*

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 10:12 AM

Yes, I do still have that plate. (on the car too) Ive kept it around so I can drive! LOL If you want, I can get it to you when I put a legal tag on there.

#12 Guest_subyguy_*

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 06:54 PM

as for tearing them down well thats my job relly i work for a subaru only shop and about once a week i tear them down to the point i can pull out the wireing harness and stuff everything from early brats(1 so far) to 97 legacys. mostly just legacys and what not, not its not a chop shop its a subaru recyler, anyway as for putting them back to geather well not yet well see. :D

#13 Guest_Wagon Wagon_*

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 08:36 PM

Well... I'm at the stage where I'm taking on new projects as they're required. Until this weekend the farthest I'd gone was to take the right rear suspension off my wagon.

Today I had the entire front suspension off the XT, I was replacing the struts and also needed lots of access to the engine bay, so I just yanked everything. Then I proceeded to pull the transmission and rear diff (going from a turbo trans to an NA, final drive has to match). Now I just gotta put everything back together....

Here's to my first transmission job!! :D

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:01 AM

Long before I found the USMB(I think before it was here) I was tinkering with Soobs. My first real job was converting an 84 Turbo wagon w/AT, to a 4spd D/R. Learned that a stock clutch wasnt enough:p Then I converted a 2WD to 4WD. I had all the parts from a couple of cars I had parted out, but I had no idea if it would work at first. I just started throwing parts at it, and found out what did and didnt work. I actually traded the car in at a local stealership(gave me $1200:eek: ) and bought my Mazda truck, which I still have, w/200K.
I've stripped out several Soobs, and have replaced/removed 3/4 dashes (lots of fun). Hopefully soon, I will have a garage built at my new place so I wont have to work in the dirt or dark anymore.

Rob

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 02:48 AM

took the alt and the battery out,

took down entire rack and pinion steering to replace one lousy seal that had to be specially ordered, i was without a car for three weeks!!

thats about it, well that and taking the spare tire out, does that county for anything....:rollin: :lol: :rollin:

#16 Guest_Skip_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 07:53 AM

well, I took out my ashtray once. Does that count?

#17 Guest_electryc monk_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 12:40 PM

:lol: !
Skipper, it only counts if'n you emptied it too!!!

#18 Guest_thesubarukid_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 02:20 PM

i would think so, but you don't HAVE to empty it...:rollin:

#19 Guest_Future Subaru Driver 1_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 03:14 PM

I had my Justy down to just about everything, but the rear suspension.

It was completely stripped of all interior, dash, wiring harness, engine, tranny, front suspension. This was all to install the 90 EFI Justy Motor.

I also stripped the 90 donor car down to a bare unibody before loading it on the tilt and load for it's journey to the crusher.

the best part of it is, that i know how everything goes back together, and if anything goes wrong, i know exactly how it is

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 11:19 PM

everything but the dashboard! trashwagon 4 83 turbo wagon

the trashwagon5 had the fenders, rear bumper, and front headlight bezel/grille out, the struts have been out, a 6 inch lift in and out, twice, lower control arms out, rear trailing arms swappes, torsion tube swapped, ea82 motor and tranny swap, clutch, heads, intake also, seats, front carpet, door panels, roof rack, headliner, center console gas tank, shocks, brakes, rear discs, axles

other cars have had the windows swapped, manual to power and vice versa, tailgate, wiring harness, turbo, bottom end on a hatch motor, coilovers, coil, alternator, master cyl/booster, side quarter glass, ea82 dashboard, hood, axles, diff

and the 88sedan 2wd auto to 4wd 5spd d/r conversion!

and the motor out of a legacy for seals and timing belt




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