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early 70's ff-1
Posted 29 August 2009 - 08:11 PM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:10 PM
Thats mine, you can read about the whole progress and whats involved if you wish.
The jist of it is that its harder to find parts for this car than any other Subaru ever sold here...
I've had the car for a couple years now, and just recently someone found one in a junkyard in PA that I managed to get some parts from (enough to have everything I need for mine).
HOWEVER, if you have any bodywork that needs doing, it might end up being that you need to go custom. Restoring it back to its original condition is almost impossible (especially for the interior).
The other problem areas are the unique front suspension/subframe layout that limits engine options, and the INBOARD front drum brakes which are impossible to find replacement shoes for. If anything major is missing in that area, it could be hard to find replacements.
If you had a whole car like I did to start with, it would be easier, but its not impossible and the majority of my costs so far have gone towards bodywork (rust repair and such).
Posted 30 August 2009 - 05:02 AM
You mite be able to fine one that had been crashed that you mite be able to transfer the stuff over... or find one full of rust??? maybe if your lucky lol
Or go do a completely custom one off etc...
Ive always wanted to do something hard core and custom with my old 1400 GL coupe. mind you thats all complete, just full of rust and dead rego.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:08 AM
even i fyou cant do anything with it you can for shure find somone that can help save it......
Posted 31 August 2009 - 12:54 AM
Long-time Club member Charles Kepley in IL has a Subaru ff-1 with a rusty body but good mechanicals, engine, trans., suspension, brakes etc. He would like another member who has an ff-1 to get it and use the mechanical parts OR find an ff-1 with a good body and restore it with his engine etc.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:54 PM
We've heard that this one is not all that great.
"taintor" - pardon that,now to your situation. I don't know if you have a 2 door there or what. If you do,then there's a guy here with all glass and some other parts that'll help you out. Not sure how crazy you want to go but you're not going to even come anywhere close to a true restoration so just have fun with it.
I vote that you throw at least some money at it and take a stab....but that's because its your money and I'm an old school Subaru lover. - Post 360 that is.
Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:19 PM
I say save it, no matter what. If you can get it save it. Even if there is anything left of it, it's worth it for the community in genral.
Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:41 PM
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