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Eric's trail wagon build, 56K b/w!


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#1 SoobieDoo

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:22 PM

What I've got:
'86 GL Wagon 4x4. Original 1.8L with 190K on it. Dual range tranny. Mostly stock, except for the few changes I've already done.
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What I want:
A daily driver that can handle "4x4 only" roads.
EJ22 swap, once the EA82 gives up the goat
Turbo type muffler
4" body lift
Drilled 14" wheels with same offset
225/70R14 Liberators or 27/8.5R14 Kuhmo ventures
Bumper mounted Hella 500's
Rack mounted Hella 5" work lights, front and rear
Custom safari basket, maybe bumpers
New bucket seats, OB, XT, or anything

What I've done:
Not much! :eek: I've been working on making the soob reliable above all.
All tune up stuff done
Beck Arnley 180* thermostat 6 months ago
Napa premium 190* since other failed

Accel Superstock coil

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Jerry Demoss match ported intake with rebuit weber 32/36

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Manual choke cus the auto don't fit

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Cobra CB

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Yakima rack and 3' firestick antenna

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Feel free to suggest anything else or different. Lots more to come soon...with plenty o' pics! :banana:

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:34 PM

Looks great! Are you from Blaine, MN? I live down in Owatonna, and its always fun to meet another midwest Suby lover! Kurt

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:56 PM

Looks great! Are you from Blaine, MN? I live down in Owatonna, and its always fun to meet another midwest Suby lover! Kurt


Blaine, Wa. Not too bad for pizza cutter wheels and all, huh? Next up is the lift with pizza cutters. :banana:

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:59 PM

Sounds like a solid plan ya got there, pretty much the same thing Im workin on on a small project of mine, except Ive got a few "durability upgrades" in the works, basically I want mine to be able to take a beating repeatedly, with no love. We shall see how it goes. Yours is a lot nicer than mine, and i had to start with a 3at (swapping to 5spd D/R). Looks like it will be fun when done!
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:51 PM

my first subaru was a twin to yours, i did the same things you got done so far, but it ended up with 4w disk brakes, RX ground FX, exhaust, loud stereo, 8 spoke gold enkei's, XT6 sway bars and impreza seats. good luck with your project.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:55 PM

Eric, Will (3eyedwagon) found that the late 80'/ early 90's mazda Wheels are real close the corect offset, This is what his look like with about 28s or so. Will you can call me out if I'm wrong but I think that is pretty close.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:57 PM

Yours is a lot nicer than mine, and i had to start with a 3at (swapping to 5spd D/R). Looks like it will be fun when done!
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Bill is this the for the trans I sold ya?

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:00 AM

my first subaru was a twin to yours, i did the same things you got done so far, but it ended up with 4w disk brakes, RX ground FX, exhaust, loud stereo, 8 spoke gold enkei's, XT6 sway bars and impreza seats. good luck with your project.


Thanx, add 4w disk brakes to the list.
And Bill...glad I never picked up that craptatchi of yours, but too bad we didn't meet. Maybe next time we head over to benton city.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:02 AM

Bill is this the for the trans I sold ya?

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Yep. I had all the other parts I need but the car they are in had a single range tranny. Ill post pics of the rig when I finish it, it will be savage, but nothing really earth shattering. just a reliable, abuse taking go anywhere rig with some cool and useful features.

PS sorry about the thread jack, i really want to see this wagon when its done!
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:04 AM

Thanx, add 4w disk brakes to the list.
And Bill...glad I never picked up that craptatchi of yours, but too bad we didn't meet. Maybe next time we head over to benton city.


No harm no foul man, looks like you made out like a bandit with that Weber! We hunt Racoon down near Benton City alot... We'll have to go wheelin sometime after I have a capable rig back on the road
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:07 AM

Eric, Will (3eyedwagon) found that the late 80'/ early 90's mazda Wheels are real close the corect offset, This is what his look like with about 28s or so. Will you can call me out if I'm wrong but I think that is pretty close.

Jeff


NIIIICCCCCCCEEEEEEE! I was planning on getting my wheels from a local place called Beacon. They've got a mountain of wheels out back for something like $10/wheel. It'll just take a lot of sortin with a tape measure, but sure I'll end up with mazda's! :slobber:

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:11 AM

NIIIICCCCCCCEEEEEEE! I was planning on getting my wheels from a local place called Beacon. They've got a mountain of wheels out back for something like $10/wheel. It'll just take a lot of sortin with a tape measure, but sure I'll end up with mazda's! :slobber:



Right on, I've been up there a bunch of times, Lots of stuff there, Pull a Part in Smokey point would be a good place to get a set too. Same price there. and No so much digging. :)

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:19 AM

Right on, I've been up there a bunch of times, Lots of stuff there, Pull a Part in Smokey point would be a good place to get a set too. Same price there. and No so much digging. :)

Jeff


I'll have to mapquest that...not sure where smokey point is, but beacon would be some serious diggin.

Bill, we'll do that sometime. I haven't wheeled much, but love doing different terrains. Ever eat that racoon...tastes like chicken?

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:22 AM

God no, my friend is a Taxidermist, he uses the hides, he and I wouldnt eat one of those grubbers unless we absolutely had to.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:31 AM

God no, my friend is a Taxidermist, he uses the hides, he and I wouldnt eat one of those grubbers unless we absolutely had to.
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:lol: I'm all for trying new eats, but seen too many in my trash can. Add racoon tail antenna flag to list. :-\

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:44 AM

I'll have to mapquest that...not sure where smokey point is, but beacon would be some serious diggin.

Bill, we'll do that sometime. I haven't wheeled much, but love doing different terrains. Ever eat that racoon...tastes like chicken?


It is next to the Arlington Airport.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:54 AM

It is next to the Arlington Airport.

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Not far from your place then. I'd like to see your soob collection sometime, too. B'ham really needs a good yard, lummi wrecking is the worst yard ever.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:23 AM

Dude raccoon is a very good meat I ate a few and I never knew until someone told me and I still ate it after that

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:25 AM

oh yeah add spare wheel and tire holder in the back after replacing a tire or two you will want the spare a lot closer to the ground

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

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you may want a raccoon tail on the cb antenna

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:16 PM

oh yeah add spare wheel and tire holder in the back after replacing a tire or two you will want the spare a lot closer to the ground


That makes sense. I like the looks of spare up on the roof, but looks aren't important. (Ask Scott or Jeff...they've seen me!) :eek: Then again, the look of a racoon tail on the firestick I think I can do without!

Add GM alternator to the list.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:23 PM

Then again, the look of a racoon tail on the firestick I think I can do without!


Oh come-un be the first on your block :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 09:29 PM

Oh come-un be the first on your block :lol::lol::lol::lol:


:lol:...or the first in the state!!!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:33 PM

Well, I haven't had much time or money to work on the snail. Been spending a lot of both on a Ford. :banghead:
I did do a few things today, though, and best of all...didn't cost me a dime!

Disconnected front sway bar on pass. side. I believe from searching around here, that will be same as fully removing it. I'll drive it like that to work for a while, before pulling the whole thing. Still have to do rear's.
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Finally got a good, used taillight on that I bought here on the board. Cleaned up both sides real well with WD-40, then alcohol. Dap gutter and flashing buytl caulk worked great for a reseal. It's gray, not black, but who's gonna see it!?!
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Slapped some stickers on. The Edelbrock is on the Ford, but I thought it funny to put on the soob. :lol:
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Hope to make some big progress here real soon,
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:57 PM

Dude, I have Edelbrock stickers on all my soobs.... I did have an Edelbrock air cleaner on the Beast for a while, but it wont fit on the Weber cuz I dont have the round filter adaptor...

Oh, I learned the hard way that you really want to take the sway bar completely off otherwise it will dangle and get in the way of your steering stuff, and still hinder your flex a bit. I got lazy though and just cut the ends off right by the mounts with a 6" cutoff wheel on a grinder :grin:

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