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Yay finally got my 1400 road legal ( lots of pics )


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#1 kiwi subbie

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:00 AM

:dead: 2day i finally got my 1974 1400 DL sedan running and road legal. ive owned it 4 an year and it was the 1st time ive drived it. it handels an lot better than i thought it would. i had 2 redo all the brakes. also painted the underneath of the floor. engine runs good. im still getting used to driving an 4 speed box.
any way heres some pics :burnout:

heres pics of when i 1st got it
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heres some pics taken when working on it
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#2 kiwi subbie

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:01 AM

pics i took 2day
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#3 Leeroy

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:33 AM

Excellent work kiwi subbie! Great to see another 1400 is on the road and driving again.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:47 AM

great work! That is awesome looking.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:31 AM

I only wish I had something that beautiful here!
(nice XT in the background too)
nice job!

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:01 AM

That looks great. Now put the spare tire in there for crash protection:grin:

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:40 AM

That is a beaut! Lots of hard work on the interior floor and those rear brakes! Good job! Way to keep an old subie on the road!:headbang:

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:55 AM

:headbang: :clap: Right on!!!!!!!!




Thanks for posting those great pics. I'll be getting my '74 4door pretty soon.
Cheers!

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:27 AM

Very nice! Adorable car. :banana:

Make sure you have good back glass rubber. When they leak, you run into problems quickly. That back seat foam soaks fast.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:50 AM

Very nice! Adorable car. :banana:

Make sure you have good back glass rubber. When they leak, you run into problems quickly. That back seat foam soaks fast.

Todd



can ya still get those?

im thinking what my next project be? i think i mite do my 1973 GL Coupe :burnout:

#11 kiwi subbie

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:58 AM

heres an vid of my 1400 engine running
http://www.youtube.c...84A#74Eg-7AF1KU

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:20 PM

I wish my engine bay looked that good.

#13 kiwi subbie

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:36 AM

Its hard to beleave but that car was mint an few years ago. just as well as i reascued it at the time i did. i need an garage or car port 2 park it :-\
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:50 PM

This is a great post. A friend and I just liberated a very similar 74 2 door GL from an abandoned junkyard outside of Fairbanks, AK. The tags expired in 1988, so it's been sitting for nearly 20 years. It has a thick coating of grime, a busted back window, and moss coated carpeting. Surprisingly the tires held air, even the one that had several bicycle tire patches on the sidewall. One of the rear brakes was seized up, so we removed the shoes in order to tow it home on a car dolly. The body is in very good shape, with only a couple of minor dings and hardly any rust, even after all those harsh Fairbanks winters sitting under snow. Even more shocking is that after putting in a battery, a universal fuel pump with a line going to a gas can, rapping on the starter a couple of times and squirting some GumOut in the carb, it turned over and started right up. It idles fine, but stalls when the throttle is opened.

I'm curious where you got the shiny new rear brake parts. I've been searching around but can only locate the shoes. Does anyone know of a good source or even part numbers for the whole drum assembly? Or for that matter, a good source for old Subaru parts in general?

I'll attach some pics of the dirty little beast as it looks out in front of the house right now.

Thanks for the post!

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#15 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:56 PM

That has got to be one of the nicest old Alaska subies I have ever seen! Even when I lived there any of them that have ever been that old have been a heap of rust. Nice job on rescueing an old subie. I am truely amazed you found that in that condition!

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 11:11 PM

How hard would it be to install four wheel discs onto one of the cars of this vintage? i know it would take away from the history of it, but it would make parts a lot easier to come by.

#17 kiwi subbie

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:04 AM

How hard would it be to install four wheel discs onto one of the cars of this vintage? i know it would take away from the history of it, but it would make parts a lot easier to come by.


i dont no but i want to do the same 2 my coupe




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