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I found a 76 DL sedan today! Pics added
Posted 03 December 2006 - 05:26 PM
Posted 03 December 2006 - 06:24 PM
Yep that's right! A guy called me today and said he had a old Subaru sitting in his yard and asked me to come see it if I wanted it. Pulled up and what do you know. A orange 76 DL 2 door sedan! It has been sitting in the same spot since 1988. The guy quit driving it because the engine was using too much oil. Still has the original hub caps on it. The front fenders both had a couple of dents in them but nothing that could not be pounded out. The trunk had rust bubbles on the corners. RH tail light is broken and the RH door handle is broke off. Ok, now here is a few questions. Parts, how hard to find parts for this car like a door handle and some side markers and a tail light? How many of these cars do you think are left in the U.S.? I can't recall ever seeing one before. My first thought was to get it and part it but I am thinking that would probably be a mistake. Would it be one? I did not take pictures because I was not prepared and I did not have my camera. The guy told me I could come get it whenever so I will probably pick it up next weekend. Any thoughts on this car would be appreciated. I have never owned a Subie older than a 78 before. Thanks.
Cool!!!!!! We've got you coverd on parts,just GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 03 December 2006 - 06:25 PM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 01:27 AM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 01:39 AM
It's gonna need alot, but the body looks pretty good. Is the floor OK?
I'd start with cleaning, assessing all the systems, (brakes, electrical, mechanical), making a list of needed items, Try to turn over the engine, (do an oil change), Flush the cooling system and see if you have anything at all. Of course you will need a battery.
You will need a lot, bit you might be surprised after clean out the dirt. Just hope the wiring is still intact. That glove box looks scary!
Posted 08 December 2006 - 01:44 AM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 03:24 AM
Yeah mice had gotten into the glove box. Found the owners manual under all that stuff. The floors look good. I stuck my head under the car to look for any major rust in the floor but I did not see any. Lucky for me the windows have beeen rolled up the whole time it has been sitting. But the door and trunk weatherstrips need to be replaced. Will those new windshield gaskets that we had made fit into this body style?
Yes, the new weatherstrips will fit. Good thing the windows were rolled up! Keep us posted on the progress!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More pics when you can.
Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:59 PM
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 02:47 AM
you know u dont want the car.... just give it to me.... jk nice car, id love to have an older sedan along with my brat. nice find:headbang:
Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:45 AM
Does anybody know if this car will have the EA-63 or the EA-71 in it? If it is the EA-63 are parts for it still easily available?
Should be the 1400 EA63
Mike,I never realized you're in the same town as John Cockrell.I just sent his gasket out :-\ could have sent yours too.Doh.
Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:50 AM
Yeah my wife would like that. She's got to be getting tired of me dragging home a different Subie about every 3 months but I think this one will be a keeper. That is as long as I can find parts for it.
I'm fairly confident that between us and eBay you'll get it running.
Weatherstripping will have to be whatever you can find that works.
Posted 10 December 2006 - 12:59 AM
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 03:14 AM
From your photos, it looks like you got a really nice, practically rust free car to start with. That's awesome.
Posted 14 January 2007 - 03:32 AM
I put a battery in and the only thing that came on was the brake light on the dash. I am very concerned about this one.
Maybe replace some light bulbs and all the wires that are 30 years old? Don't worry about the steering wheel, there's plenty of em. Keep positive and you could end up with a sweet coupe that makes Bryan jealous!
Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:27 PM
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:27 AM
Did you check the oil? It's probably no good either, if it's even there. Does the carburetor have spiders or anything stuck in it?
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