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Guest Message by DevFuse

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outback lift gate bar

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#1 Guest_flash_*

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Posted 29 May 2003 - 04:36 PM

I tried to order a lift gate bar (horizontal grab bar that mounts under the rear license plate) for my "new" '97 Legacy Outback. My sources indicated it is no longer available from Subaru. That is real lame on Subaru's part. Has anyone tried a 2nd generation ('00-03) bar?

#2 Guest_lesbaru_*

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 01:54 PM

Did you try www.1stsubaruparts.com? They just got me some lift gate parts for my "new" 96 wagon. Even though one part was a special order, I still got everything within a week. I was very happy with them.

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 02:49 PM

Yup...I tried them. Well, I ordered the 2nd gen part and it's on its way. I will let you guys know how it works out.

#4 Guest_remarcable_*

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 06:06 PM

I think the bar just screws into sheet metal, so pretty much any lift bar type object should work.

The subaru part will fit and work the best, I'm sure.

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Posted 28 June 2003 - 08:16 PM

Well, I got the late model bar and mounted it on my old Outback. It worked out fine. The templates weren't correct obviously. It's not too hard to lay it out with a tape measure. I also mounted it 3.5 inches from the bottom of the gate. The instructions said drill at 3 inches, but that was close to a body line so I tried to be safe, since the instructions weren't for my car. Can't have a part like that not sitting flush.

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