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#1 Carmen

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 02:37 PM

Hi all. I have a Subaru Rex, i know that for many of you its name is not familiar, the rex is smaller than the justy, in the seventies it came as rear engined, 600 cc two cyl car, but mine is the 1981 model. it got front engine and front wheel drive (i know that was an all wheel drive version, called subau sherpa in some areas) and it looks exactly -almost- as a tinier justy.

the question of this, is: where i can buy parts for it on internet? becuase at my nation, the dealer has not many of them, and wont bring them here unless first pay the half, and result are extremly expensive.

i need the head, valves, and other things that i exactly dont know at this time ... is my dad (he is master mechanic) the one that will fix it for me, and also he said... something about piston rings, and maybe oil pump, (now he is with me) and the man brake pump, along with the kit for the wheel brakes too... maybe that is all, bt maybe it will come out something else, dad is saying something about rusty bearings, ohh!... i hope fix the rex wont be so expensive, it has about a decade in a corner of our mechanic shop, just dying... i wanna see it running and shiny for me, to go to university, maybe next year...

so, any help to find a website that carrry subau rex parts, would be highly appreciated. thank you.

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 04:02 PM

You could try http://www.subarugenuineparts.com. They might have what you need. However, you may need to email them to ask if they even carry the parts you need.

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 08:57 PM

I dont think any US vendor has parts for a "rex'...

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:25 PM

As Kostamojen said, no US dealer will have parts specifically for a Rex, unless it was the newer Rex that IS the same as the Justy.

Yours looks similar to this right?
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 05:27 PM

so, so... not at all.

my rex is in pieces, because it was originally from a dad´s client at his mechanic repair shop.. the past owner could not find some parts to repair the engine, and then time passed by. dad did buy it for me, becuase i like that tiny beautiful car, and in the family is another subaru, and i wanted that small one for me when i go to the university, but it still may take some time to happen.

i searched in internet for a photo of a good shape rex, and i found this photo:

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just to show which car is the subaru rex i am talkin about. i hope i can fix mine like that in the photo.

thanx you all for your help, i am still serching but dad says that maybe is better idea to install another motor (swap) and brake pumps, etc... i dont know if that is good idea.

any info i will post here. thanks..

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 11:01 PM

Actually, that is essentially our Justy...

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Your headlights are different, but the platform looks the same.

What are the 4th and 5th digits of your VIN number?

Still though, our Justy only had a 1.2 inline-three. Yours is a 600cc engine, which we never got at all.

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 01:25 PM

Apparently the Rex is like a 3/4 scale justy. They are very similar, but not the same. The Justy and Rex were made along side one another in Japan - Justy had a 1.0L, and the Rex is the 600cc. Our US Justy got the larger 1.2L

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 07:24 PM

The car in the photo is called a Sherpa in the Australin market, but that probably doesn't help you with parts.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:02 PM

thank you for your replies, :) i know the sherpa, here came as a 4x4 version of the rex..
instead of searching in internet, dad is searching for a nice donor car to swap some parts.. he also thinks that he could (maybe) swap engine an trasmission with another brand, i am pretty scared about that..... :confused:

i will write back here with the results of the "REX QUEST"

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 02:52 PM

thank you for your replies, :) i know the sherpa, here came as a 4x4 version of the rex..
instead of searching in internet, dad is searching for a nice donor car to swap some parts.. he also thinks that he could (maybe) swap engine an trasmission with another brand, i am pretty scared about that..... :confused:

i will write back here with the results of the "REX QUEST"

carmen :-p



That is a cool car!!! I am a fan of small cars. I have been looking for a Subaru Justy, but all the ones I see are not for sale.
Nice car!!!
I am glad it is in the hands of a Subaru enthusiast!:)

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 02:53 PM

As Kostamojen said, no US dealer will have parts specifically for a Rex, unless it was the newer Rex that IS the same as the Justy.

Yours looks similar to this right?
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I like that car....love at first sight!!!!:burnout:

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 02:56 PM

thank you for your replies, :) i know the sherpa, here came as a 4x4 version of the rex..
instead of searching in internet, dad is searching for a nice donor car to swap some parts.. he also thinks that he could (maybe) swap engine an trasmission with another brand, i am pretty scared about that..... :confused:

i will write back here with the results of the "REX QUEST"

carmen :-p

Carmen, like Subyluuver2212 said, with the vin number we can find out exactly whast model it is and where it was manufactured. That cross reference will allow you to find out which parts from the Justy or any other Subaru worldwide will match youir Rex!

If you have that info, it will help a lot in the quest for parts.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:25 PM

Well... sort of ;)

I wanted the 4th and 5th digits of her VIN because that's her chassis code. It's probably different from the Justy, which is KA.

Regardless, if she gave me her entire VIN, I won't be able to do anything with it because my catalogue only has USDM Subaru VINs in its database.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 06:00 PM

thank you for help me, i will search for the number vin, i think that is the one that is ussually under the front glass, over the dashboard, almost all cars got a small metalic plate with a number there.. but my rex dont :mad: so i am asking about that.

dad says that all the USA models did came with that number there, but not all the latin american does, it come just printed somewhere in the body of the car..

so i still searching, if i find a number, i will post here.

carmen :-p

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:35 PM

I was in a long trip, for visit uncles, cousins, etc; and to search for parts for my rex... still nothing. i will update here if i found something about.

bye.. carmen.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:40 PM

The VIN code should be stamped either on the driver's door or driver's door post, and inside the engine compartment on the firewall. It should also be on any bill of sale, title, registration document or WOF sheet.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:29 PM

you are right.. dad is asking to the previus owner the documents, bill of sale, etcetera.. we did not find any thing on the car. it was on my dads repair shop since long time

when i find the vin, i will post it here, and i want to tell this: my dad will made a long distance travel in a truck to panama, and he say that he will search for my rex parts there, or in the other countries between..

maybe he will be lucky to find them :-p

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:39 PM

Being Subaru and all, you'd think most any other parts would work for it (?) but i guess the motor size makes the difference.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:38 PM

my dad started to repair the little rex, it is very bad for now but i believe soon will recover the cute look ;) dad find some parts from other subarus and some non subarus that can work in the rex -i hope so-

searching i find this site with tecnical information about the rex: http://www.cars-dire...x/1981_0/29751/

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 05:31 PM

http://car-blueprint...-combi-1981.gif

http://www.impreza-g...subaru/Rex2.jpg

http://www.dtpdesign...es/history.html

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:59 PM

the littile soob is returning to life again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with parts of other cars

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:34 PM

my dad started to repair the little rex, it is very bad for now but i believe soon will recover the cute look ;) dad find some parts from other subarus and some non subarus that can work in the rex -i hope so-

searching i find this site with tecnical information about the rex: http://www.cars-dire...x/1981_0/29751/


Glad to see he's finding parts for it. I just saw this thread for the first time and thought about the first Honda cars, the N600. They had a 600cc motor too and I wondered if they could have been the same. It might be worth looking under the hood if you ever run across one of them. Here's a link to the car...
http://www.honda600source.com/

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:14 PM

no much honda 600 here, but i will tell dad to search. dad found a donor car with engine,, it is a 1000 or 1200 we are not sure if it will fit the size of the original rex 700 engine

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:31 PM

now we are facing this problem= to swap engine and transmision or only the engine. dad says the new trans will not use the same axles :(

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:21 PM

what hapened to the site?? it looks amazing ! :clap:
dad choosed to swap everything from a bigger subaru= the justy hes working in that transplant :banana::banana:




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