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#1 r_kirky

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 04:48 PM

Evolution of a Subaru and a fond farewell.


This was originally a free car that with a bit of elbow grease and a very small amount of money became a daily driver.

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Then I sold it to wicked36 so I could buy my brat. We then lifted it.

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Then I bought it back from him because he was moving cross country.

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After replacing more axles than I care to count. I grew tired of looking at it and decided to turn the wrenches on her one more time.

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Most parts will transfer straight over to my new project which I am very exited about.

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Calling Scott and Jeff. I will soon be joining you at walker valley:banana:

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 06:40 PM

to be honest, thats a shame :( it didn't look that bad and the axle thing could've been solved (I believe EA82 inner cups give you more room for flex)

I guess when you live in a country where old subarus are plentifull you don't care too much about one hatch..

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 06:47 PM

oooo finally another sedan out there! lol getting tired of wagons.

what are your plans?

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:01 PM

to be honest, thats a shame :( it didn't look that bad and the axle thing could've been solved (I believe EA82 inner cups give you more room for flex)

I guess when you live in a country where old subarus are plentifull you don't care too much about one hatch..


I tried the axle swap and they continued to pull apart. I had some pretty bad rust where the diff hanger attached. there wasn't a straight body panel on it anymore and unfortunately it was worth more in parts than it was whole.

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:03 PM

oooo finally another sedan out there! lol getting tired of wagons.

what are your plans?



Lifting it and maybe an EJ swap. I plan on posting pictures of the progress. I had a hard time finding a sedan with 4wd at a reasonable price, there are a lot more wagons out there.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:53 AM

there wasn't a straight body panel on it anymore ...

All that means is you can park it anywhere and not have to worry about door dings nor wheeling in tight spots :grin:

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:44 AM

ya i would have stuck with the hatch it was a seasoned vet on the battel field and those dents were battel scars you know how girls are about nasty scars that car looks like it would have been a chick magnet lol:grin:

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:33 AM

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that'll buff right out...

you might miss the shorter wheelbase of the hatch... granted, passengers are easier to load into a 4-door, but if you're gonna wheels it then you want to be able to get to your cargo...


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:01 PM

[quote name='joostvdw']to be honest, thats a shame :( it didn't look that bad and the axle thing could've been solved (I believe EA82 inner cups give you more room for flex) [quote]

I've gone Wheeling with rob 2 time while he had the hatch, and this thing loved to break axles. It wasn't anything that Rob, you where doing, it seemed that they just broke. joostvdw if you went wheeling for one day and broke 3 axles in one day do you think you would give up sooner or later? I know I would. "I guess when you live in a country where old subarus are plentifull you don't care too much about one hatch."

If you lived here you would know that there are about 20 more hatchbacks or 4,000 other kinds of subaru's you could go with.

Rob, I like it Welcome to the Dark Side!!:lol: :banana:

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:08 PM

Remember this day Rob?
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It is kinda sad, but you are now in the clear, you are now free to move about the country!!!:grin:

RIP to the old hatch.


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:15 PM

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Calling Scott and Jeff. I will soon be joining you at walker valley:banana:


Rob I figure I owe you for all you have done so bring your car and a crew over and we will lift that sedan on the house :banana:

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:53 PM

Yeah I had a good time even through three broken axles and driving a car that was absolutely worthless on the trail. I think that was the day the hatch became dead to me.:grin:

Remember this day Rob? Jeff



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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:55 PM

Thanks Scott.

Rob I figure I owe you for all you have done so bring your car and a crew over and we will lift that sedan on the house :banana:



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Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:41 PM

hell ill take the shell if you wanna sell it

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:52 PM

What excactly are you transfering over?

Almost nothing between EA81 and EA82 are the same.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:51 PM

What excactly are you transfering over?

Almost nothing between EA81 and EA82 are the same.


I'd imagine wheels, tires, and engine. All the important stuff....



Good luck with the new one Rob! Let me know if you need anything fabricated!

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:49 PM

I'd imagine wheels, tires, and engine. All the important stuff....



Good luck with the new one Rob! Let me know if you need anything fabricated!



Thanks for the offer I would love to get out there and see your shop sometime.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:52 PM

hell ill take the shell if you wanna sell it


Sorry I already sold it to the recyclers. I suppose if you wanted it badly enough you could buy it from them before they crush it for about .80 cents a pound.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:03 AM

Sorry I already sold it to the recyclers. I suppose if you wanted it badly enough you could buy it from them before they crush it for about .80 cents a pound.


lol

It'll be a prious in no time. :headbang:

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:54 AM

sad day all that good glass its a shame.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:32 AM

Rob Sorry I missed your calls today. I was logging @ my parents house , and I couldn't hear my phone over the ChainSaw. I'll try and phone you tomorrow and see what's up!!:headbang:

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 12:09 AM

Dual range trans in and EJ on the way.:banana:

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EJ in and spaghetti waiting for me tomorrow morning. :dead:

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Thanks Jeff and Will for picking up the radiator and power steering pump for me. I think all that is holding me back now is me.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:10 PM

No problem Rob it was cool to have you come over and check out my mess:rolleyes: . As always glad to help, except wiring.:grin:

PS Will got a new one yesterday, he's on the dark side now to!:eek:

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:17 PM

No problem Rob it was cool to have you come over and check out my mess:rolleyes: . As always glad to help, except wiring.:grin:

PS Will got a new one yesterday, he's on the dark side now to!:eek:

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Sweet! :banana: :headbang:

I want pics!

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:29 PM

He is picking it up in La Conner as We type. He should be back here at my place in less than an hour.

I'll get some pics, he scored big!

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