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#1 BeerHeart

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:10 PM

While searching for axle donors for the wagon I came across a blue 1979 FE Coupe. It's the only one I've ever seen, and figured somebody needed to know about it soon because the junkyard it's sitting in has a full on chubby for crushing older cars. If I'm having trouble finding 80's cars I'm sure you Historic Guys are really strapped.

LOCATION: Richmond, Virginia "Chesterfield Auto Parts" on Midlothian Turnpike. The car is in the Import section on the far leftside of the yard a little over half-way towards the back and is the outermost car on it's row.

Just thought it was my Duty to the Subaru community to let SOMEBODY know about this car before they murder it.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:42 AM

Thanks!!

Did you look it over at all?

Chesterfield Auto Parts Co
5111 Old Midlothian Tpke
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 233-5484



I'll be calling on Monday.

Jon,you weren't looking for an FE....:)

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:44 AM

nah, go for it Paul, unless its pre 74, i want 4wd

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:02 PM

Cool,this could be the one I really have some fun with.


Andrew....still need to go to VA???

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:18 PM

Thanks!!

Did you look it over at all?

Chesterfield Auto Parts Co
5111 Old Midlothian Tpke
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 233-5484



I'll be calling on Monday.

Jon,you weren't looking for an FE....:)



From what I could tell it was mostly intact, didn't have time to really give it a good look, I was under a time crunch to get the wagon roadable for work on Monday. Definitely let them know to hold that car. I know of 3 brats in various stages of disassembly that they crushed before I could get to them last year. Good Hunting!!

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:37 PM

nah, go for it Paul, unless its pre 74, i want 4wd


Hmm... I dunno, converting an FE to 4WD sounds interesting. :)

But then again, I'm psychotic.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:15 PM

Hmm... I dunno, converting an FE to 4WD sounds interesting. :)

But then again, I'm psychotic.


Unfortunatly, its next to impossible to convert a gen 1 Subaru from 2wd to 4wd. I have already looked into it and the whole underside of the chassis is different in the rear.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:25 PM

Caboo......what exactly is different? I know the 'capture nuts' are missing, but what else needs modified.


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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:46 PM

not if one was being lifted.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:16 PM

well the way the under chassis is made is totally different 2wd vs. 4wd. I compared a '78 2wd wagon to my '79 4wd wagon and it was waaaay different. Also the way the rear suspension is mounted is different as well. General Disorder and I compared the two.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:51 PM

well the way the under chassis is made is totally different 2wd vs. 4wd. I compared a '78 2wd wagon to my '79 4wd wagon and it was waaaay different. Also the way the rear suspension is mounted is different as well. General Disorder and I compared the two.


I had two '75 wagons side by side,one 2wd and one 4wd and Russ is correct.They're different animals after the firewall...and even the radiator support as well.

But, when it's lifted I don't think it'll matter....but please don't lift it if it's got potential for restoration.:cool:

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:39 PM

Yes, I still need to go down to VA...just say the word...

You get that trailer hitch yet?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:45 AM

They're not that different...

I've converted 3 sedans now, thinking of doing another....for myself.....

Stock height or Lifted.....:)

Hey moosens....Whats the story on Russ's Wagon..?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:34 PM

They're not that different...

I've converted 3 sedans now, thinking of doing another....for myself.....

Stock height or Lifted.....:)

Hey moosens....Whats the story on Russ's Wagon..?

John


yeah, it would be nice to have a heads up;)

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:43 PM

for the brave restorer of the FE i still have a nice running FE engine, complete original exhaust, radiator, fuel tank basically the complete ICE system that i removed from my very nice 79 FE that i am converting into a full electric vehicle. this stuff is for sale for some small pitance- i haven't had any offers yet. thanks. at

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:48 PM

i`m still interested if you`ll sell it reasonably, actually, i am buying a brat up in Lisbon Falls Maine, and might be able to swing by and pick your stuff up on the way if i find a truck to use. whats the best you would take for the lot? pm if you want.thanks
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:30 PM

Sorry,computer been down........


I'd really really like an FE engine.I was thinking about the one in Maine,sorry,couldn't get back to you this week.Just sent a message,we'll talk.

Sent a message to Russ too...I'll call you two guys tomorrow,thanks.


As for this FE,it's not going to be sold off the yard lot.They just won't do it since they've already turned over the VIN tag to the DMV.

I would like the engine and tranny....anyone willing MUST get this tomorrow or Sunday...or before the 9th of February...or it'll be crushed.

I'd also pay for a few other parts as well.Please contact me if you can make there and we'll talk.Thanks!

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:55 PM

Adam, i am looking at picking your engine up next week, so please let me know, i have cash

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:48 PM

aint nobody gonna save it from the crusher there gonna get theres:banghead: :(

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:06 PM

Thanks Adam, i`ll see you next week. i looked it up and you are right on the way to where i am going to get the brat. nice talking to you, i`ll call again a couple days before we leave next week. take care,

Jon




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