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#1 JacksonRally

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:39 PM

Well heres the build thread for my slightly :lol: modified WRX wagon. I bought this car with every intention to use it off road and often.

For the first year I owned the car it was mostly stock with the exception of some 15'' rally wheels and tires. Then after a not so fun day in the desert I managed to smash the front end into the ground and bend all four struts. Oh and shortly after that I blew the motor :rolleyes:

Aftermath:

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So while she was down getting a new heart I decided to bring it into my shop and start cutting away. And did some other mods.

Lowrance Globalmap 540C GPS

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Some goodies for the inside of the motor

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Some control arms I built

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#2 JacksonRally

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:47 PM

Now onto the new departure angle

Before:

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Then I started cutting :banana:

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Capped off the box section of the unibody

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Then started with the tubing

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Little strut support

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#3 JacksonRally

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:53 PM

More tubes!

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Onto the sheetmetal

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#4 bigo1966

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:53 PM

Nice work, is that all tig welded?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:54 PM

Wow! Friggin' Gnarly! I love the front control arms alot!

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:58 PM

Rear bumper and paint pics

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Gotta have a hitch

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#7 JacksonRally

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:08 PM

Onto the front

After a little cutting of crap that was in my way I find out that one frame rail is 4/10 of a degree higher than the other. The good news is that is was only from the subframe forward. So the subframe, motor mounts, suspension pivots and strut tops are all level.

So onto the plating

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Now comes the tubework

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Front end fab complete and paint

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Motor ready and waiting

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Installed

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#8 JacksonRally

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:15 PM

Evap canister stone sheild

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Power steering reservoir

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And now we hit the road to Utah

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And just recently built a lower control arm rear pivot x brace

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Treated myself to a high lift and filter wrap

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I think that should bring everyone up to date :lol: Plenty more to come!!

#9 JacksonRally

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:18 PM

Nice work, is that all tig welded?


Thank you. Yes everything is tig welded except some plate work to the rear strut tops. But 99.9% is tig.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:56 PM

Nice work. I really dig it. What did you use for your suspension setup? You should get a few shots of it on flat ground without snow around it.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:31 PM

Like I said in your other thread, nice rig! Is that the stock tranny? If not, a d/r would rock offroad. :banana:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:43 PM

Yes the trans is stock.

More pics :grin:

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#13 JacksonRally

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:47 PM

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:04 AM

So awesome! Nice build. :slobber:

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:54 AM

Some very impressive work!!! What else comes out of that shop of yours???

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:03 PM

Some very impressive work!!! What else comes out of that shop of yours???


I build rally cars

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:07 PM

Best.
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EVER.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:09 PM

Top notch work!!! That's awesome. It's gotta be the only off road WRX. Keep us updated on your projects, they seem to be super exciting!!!! Do you get any rubbing from those tires at all?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:27 AM

that's an awesome off-roader... those are some nice welds... and it looks like you've got some good fab equipment on hand...

definitely looks like a fun car...


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:04 PM

Mr DirtyWagon, I believe you might have voided your Subaru warranty:eek:

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:14 PM

Good Gawd...Subieporn

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

:eek: :slobber:

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:37 PM

i can't believe they let you rally cross it.did they not know you had a "lift" in it?don't get me wrong,it obviously handles it well,but i thought that was in the rules somewhere.

otherwise,do you need help at your shop?:grin:cheers, brian

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:23 AM

i can't believe they let you rally cross it.did they not know you had a "lift" in it?don't get me wrong,it obviously handles it well,but i thought that was in the rules somewhere.


JUst taller springs if I am getting it correct. No actual *lift kit*

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:06 AM

DUDE!!

Seriously?!!

SICK!!

HOLY-FREAKIN"-COW!

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LOVE IT!

Your work is freakin' sick man! Awesome welds, good fabbing, great ideas, nice finish work, great reinforcements.. Lemme know next time you come to UT, if you make it to moab!




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