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#1 bheinen74

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:35 PM

Took these pics this am of the 83 Gl Wagon I rescued in Illinois, so you know what it is.
http://s405.photobuc...scued 83 wagon/

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:39 PM

Wow that's crazy that car did come from Maine! I just saw that in early December when my wife and I went to Portland. We passed it on the highway! That's awesome! It really is a small world! So what kind of shape is it in? I see it has some rust but how bad is the underside?

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:40 PM

Yeah, I would have rescued it too.

So what was ultimately wrong with it?

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:45 PM

it had a failed distributor, the top bushing was worn on it and was not getting spark correctly due to the wear. I put in my BRAT distributor, and brought it home, 241 miles one way. Since the clutch is toast on my Brat currently, it was a good time to use its parts to save another from the crusher.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:47 PM

That thing is so mine when your done with it.:grin:

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:52 PM

I really like the rack!! That would look good cut down and mounted on my Brat!:grin:

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 06:53 PM

Nice!

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 08:16 PM

keep it a driver as a backup, and will replace my other wagon as the dog hauler when i have to take my dogs. too nice to not do that.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 08:26 PM

So what are your plans for it? Are you gonna fix it up and run it, or part it out?


Sell it to me:)

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:13 PM

Look's like it is in comparatively decent shape. Good work!

Took these pics this am of the 83 Gl Wagon I rescued in Illinois, so you know what it is. http://s405.photobuc...scued 83 wagon/



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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

Wow, that's a really good shape EA81 for not being a NW car. I like the roof rack and stuff too. Good catch :banana:

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:50 AM

i put my extra center caps on yesterday.
I read posts from when GoldieOldie had it. I am 4th owner. He was 3rd owner, where he found it in Maine on Craigslist. The person he got it from took it to Maine from new Mexico. So, it is still really solid. GoldieOldie said the rockers are new, and reinforced, yay. I think, with warm weather in spring, I will finish up the body work, putting it a 2-tone kinda like McBrat posted here. http://www.ultimates...?t=94177&page=4

It will make it look pretty nice, Mick I am going to recreate the same that you had, thanks for the idea.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:02 PM

Thanks SubieMech85.
He came over to pick out a hitch, and the legacy hitch not even close to fit a EA82 and the civix hitch nogo.
Dennis worked in the sub 20 degree tempts and we got the timing set to 10 on the rescued gl.
Also had fun driving it and we exchanged a few test drives. I think he likes ny 92ss. Think the rescued wagon likes the brat donated organ. Today, I ordered 300 bucks in parts to put the Brat back together. Distri, clutch kit, rear main oil filters for the svx the brat the legacy and brat/gl and etc.
Thanks subiemech85

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:08 PM

I had the timing set to +10 before it went ca-clunk. And I was also planing on two tone-ing the paint after finishing the body work, along with a 3" lift :banana:
You're going to really enjoy her

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:34 AM

very nice, hey uhh if you ever want to sell the rack let me know ill but it for sure.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:37 AM

Thanks SubieMech85.
He came over to pick out a hitch, and the legacy hitch not even close to fit a EA82 and the civix hitch nogo.
Dennis worked in the sub 20 degree tempts and we got the timing set to 10 on the rescued gl.
Also had fun driving it and we exchanged a few test drives. I think he likes ny 92ss. Think the rescued wagon likes the brat donated organ. Today, I ordered 300 bucks in parts to put the Brat back together. Distri, clutch kit, rear main oil filters for the svx the brat the legacy and brat/gl and etc.
Thanks subiemech85


Would it of been a good time now to update to a stronger igniton, like msd or did you want to keep it around stock.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 03:41 AM

Would it of been a good time now to update to a stronger igniton, like msd or did you want to keep it around stock.



stock is just fine on these critters


although I have a "JACOBS" iirc that I will try on the ea82T

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:26 PM

Wow, that car gets around. Is that GoldieOldie (is that his name?) posting or his brother?

I like the kid who said it looked like the first soob to hit US soil. Must be a zit-faced teen eh?:lol:

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

Wow, that car gets around. Is that GoldieOldie (is that his name?) posting or his brother?

I like the kid who said it looked like the first soob to hit US soil. Must be a zit-faced teen eh?:lol:


The guy that actually posted that was the fourth owner. The kid who had it when it died...Goldieoldie...was the 3rd and 5th owner. Yeah I told you that I saw it a couple weeks ago in Portland!:lol: Yeah I guess that kid must have been very young or not have a clue about subarus at all and just likes his fast car:-\

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:15 PM

:banghead::banghead::-\The person I rescued it from never transfered the title to himself (maybe due to Maines law) but I received the title, which now, since he never transferred into his own name, is a ISSUE.
New Mexico title:
person 1 selling to Jim
then Jim signed title to ME.
I cannot register it or get title in my name until the previous owner has titled it.. It has to be tranferred to jim, where he would apply or title, then he would transfer to me.
Since there is NM, ME, IA, and jim is in UT, this is not going as planned,
I would have to send title back to jim, he would have to register the car again, and obtain his own title then he would have to send the title to me. Its a lost cause for a nice car i wanted to use.

Edited by bheinen74, 25 February 2009 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:34 PM

have to see what kind of title laws UT has. if he can get title without inspections like Iowa, then it's just time consuming, not that big of a deal really...

if they require inspections, then not so much....

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:35 PM

its not a lost cause,you people kill me.
you know it is not stolen.just go through the red tape and wait for the title.

if everything went as planned,how the hell are you supposed to learn anything?cheers, brian

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:53 PM

We don't need a title for a vehicle over 15 years old in Maine, that's why he never got a title for it in Maine. All we need is a bill of sale. It's not a lost cause! Take the time and get the paper work that you need, you will just have to wait a little longer, that's all

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:06 PM

for once, i blame the inconsistency in laws. willl determine something:horse:

Bratman....probably i need to get a maine title somehow, from the NM. then the maine title, would be sent to me here in Iowa. problem is Jim is not around. I will pay the title fees wherever, they can't be too terrible.

Edited by bheinen74, 25 February 2009 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

Do you want to contact the previous owner? I mean the one that had it before the guy that you got it from. He is on a Maine subaru site that I am part of. PM me your email and I will give it to him and he can maybe help you out.




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