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It's alive! Pics of 80 DL hatch. 56k warning!


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#1 tscinmd

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:42 PM

Here are a few pictures of my 1980 DL hatch. Got the JDM Motor in it and running a week ago. This weekend I took it on a few little trails. http://www.thunderva...ie/DSCF0001.JPG
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:44 PM

Here are a few pictures of my 1980 DL hatch. Got the JDM Motor in it and running a week ago. This weekend I took it on a few little trails. Pics can be had @ http://www.thunderva...tdrag.com/subie :banana:


it said i'm forbidden,don't have permission

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:56 PM

it said i'm forbidden,don't have permission

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Pics fixed - I linked directly - warning - they are huge!


The new frontal shots ( with the terrorist hunting permit ) show the positive camber that I was talking about in a previous post.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:03 PM

looks real good.it was definatly worth putting the motor in.is that color changing paint?

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:06 PM

looks real good.it was definatly worth putting the motor in.is that color changing paint?

jon


Yeah .... I don't know what the previous owner thought he was driving.....

I'm going to coat in either flat black or olive drab once I get my other car next weekend. I have to fix some holes in the floors too. Went trudging through a mud puddle today right after the pictures and water came up through. The puddle was hell of a lot deeper than I thought. The water was almost clean up to the air cleaner. I backed out of that as fast as I could. :)

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:08 PM

ok some way the large pics resized.

looks cool,liked the paint job.is that a type of color shifting paint?

also-i gotta get one of those hunting permits :brow:

i'm noticing that even though i own a legacy,i still find the older subies really

cool looking.:headbang:

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:10 PM

Yeah. I really like what the guys over at Hatch Patrol do with their cars. Too bad I'm probably one of the only hatches left in running condition on the east coast. Don't see too many of them around here that haven't completely rusted to bits.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:12 PM

I am trying to come up with a name for the car. I was leaning towards "Grimmace" because it looks so much like that fat hamburger eating fool.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:26 PM

speaking of water up to the air cleaner, i was doing the same thing yesterday with the old brat.water started coming into the cab, steam was pouring out of it, but it chugged right through that pond-like puddle.my uncle was behind me in his polaris ranger, and the fricken thing stalled.not thinking, he went to start it again, and siezed the engine.man was he sick.subies rock:headbang:

are you gonna get a lift on that thang?
check allied arnament`s post for a nice looking lift for $500.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:30 PM

Oh man I would leave that paint job. That paint is so frickin expensive. Would look sweet with some tinted windows and bigger tires.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:15 PM

The paint doesn't look that bad, but due to some of the rust spots on the drivers door, I'm gonna have to paint it. It's definately different looking.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:53 PM

holy crap those are some narrow wheels and tyres
what size are you running. you should get in the group wheel buy!

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:11 PM

holy crap those are some narrow wheels and tyres
what size are you running. you should get in the group wheel buy!



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155 80 r13 Douglas X-Track tires.

For the light offroading that I do, these suit me fine. At least until I get a lift kit.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:19 PM

I couldn't help but notice the WV temp tag and inspection decal. You buy that thing in the panhandle or something?

That's gotta be the cleanest WV soob I've ever seen. Nice find!

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:15 PM

dont get rid of that paint its awesome, people would be in aw, i once saw a GMC Jimmy with the same paint. i like it, the interior is awesome too, i like that big guage.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:36 PM

It's got a b & m shifter too. That and the gauge are going. Like I said before, I think the guy who had it thought he had a 60hp race car.

There is no way to touch up that paint ... so It's gotta go.


The car is close to the eastern panhandle in WV. Mineral County.

It came from Winchester VA, then my neighbor bought it and I traded him an old minibike for it. It had a dead cylinder when I got it. We got a JDM motor off of ebay for it and my GF's brother installed it for me over a few hours last weekend.

Car only has 52 thousand on the clock , but has some rust in the floorboards from sitting as long as it did. If anyone has carfax. let me know. I'd like to see where this car is from ..

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:26 AM

I just thought I'd mention that your redline is at 5,500 rpm and not 4,500 rpm.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 01:06 AM

I don't even pay attention to that thing. When I get some time, I't getting mounted under the hood or tossed in my tool box.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 01:26 AM

WOW dont repaint it!! that is the best paint i have seen on a subaru, as far as color changing paint!! the only reason i never painted any of mine that color, was the paint is soooooooooooooooooooo expensive!!!! thats the most costly paint there is i belive!

good job on fixin it! hope you have fun!

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 02:10 AM

Yeah, man! That Chromallusion paint is like $500 a pint. Silly expensive. You have a paint job on that car that probably cost five times what the car is worth. Keep it...it's tremendously unique on a hatch! If there's rust on the bottom, just do it up two-tone! Flat black from the rub strip down would be cool...

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:42 AM

I don't want the car to look like a boy racer tried to ************ it up. It draws way too much attention :-). It's covered with Mudd now. Some people would cringe if they saw what I was doing to that paint.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:51 AM

So what is the overall plan for this clean little Hatch?

Are you going to build it up or leave it as it is???

Sure looks nice,
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:52 AM

I want to eventually get a lift kit and a safari rack. Would also like to get a brush guard for the front. The biggest thing right now is taking car of the floors. Can't have sandy mud water comming up through the floors all the time :-). Would like to swap in a dual range if I can find one, as I still have the bell housing that came on the JDM motor with the. I'll have to find what all it entails in swapping it out.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:06 PM

Too bad I'm probably one of the only hatches left in running condition on the east coast. Don't see too many of them around here that haven't completely rusted to bits.


I hear that.
Mine is technically not running as it is unregistered and currently sitting in my garage on blocks waiting for much needed rust repair.
I've only seen 3 running hatches up here in NY/VT in the past 5 years and all but one of those have since disapeared off of my radar...

Yours looks cherry to my eyes, let us know how the floor repair goes, I've got a lot of that to do myself.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:57 PM

Will do.

I'll keep you guys posted.


I may sell it to get a brat once I get her all fixed up. Dunno yet :-)




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