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#5951 TheWanderer

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:34 PM

Now that's a shame... we are supposed to be fellow Subaru friends here... I would say not to make that decision, but on one hand, I really see your point, and on the other, that means more parts availability for me!!!! lol - of course I might have the same problem if I did so....

 

 

The first items I ordered that were damaged I was ok with.  I was able to fix them (albeit counteractive to the reason I ordered them in the first place, seeing as they were in better shape than what I originally had).  This time though, its not possible to fix the damaged item.  Theres no way to straighten out the bend in the brass probe :(  Shame too, since its a NOS part from Subaru thats going to now run me over $100 to get another one.  So now I've got a NOS paperweight...

 

I guess on a more positive note though, i got my insurance check today.  Just too bad the bank is closed and I can't go until tomorrow to cash/deposit it


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#5952 jj421

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:46 PM

Got some black truck bed liner and did the bottom half of my wagon in it. Took care of some of the rust, the bed liner should make it strong for offroading, and the two tone looks pretty good in my opinion. At least with red/black.

 

I've also got two new front axles. So no more clicking/knocking, for now. :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:58 PM

Got some black truck bed liner and did the bottom half of my wagon in it. Took care of some of the rust, the bed liner should make it strong for offroading, and the two tone looks pretty good in my opinion. At least with red/black.

 

I've also got two new front axles. So no more clicking/knocking, for now. :rolleyes:

 

Wow! I like that! How much did it cost you? I wonder if it would work with/if they have it in navy blue....



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:58 PM

Wow! I like that! How much did it cost you? I wonder if it would work with/if they have it in navy blue....

 

The bed liner that I got was just in an aerosol can at O'Reilly Auto Parts. They are $12 per can (I got it for less, since I work there). I picked up two cans. I was able to do two coats with one spray can, and I did a third coat with the second one. Definitely not the best stuff out there, but it was cheap and as easy as spray paint. If ya want navy blue, you'll probably have to spend quite a bit elsewhere, haha.

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:15 PM

- You're saying that you did the whole bottom half of your Subaru with just three cans?!? That's great!

 

I know of an equally good use for it possibly...

 

Those door handles on the inside and other similar plastic parts that are often self-disintegrating. Even though the surface of it is uneven, making it nearly impossible to make a good repair, due to the lost platic, this stuff could coat it well, maybe even with an even surface, unlike what the disitegration leaves!

This might be a very good way to repair disintegrating plastic parts, bumpers, etc!

 

I love it!

 

I cannot find any other colors but black and tan in any brand so far - as serious bump in the road for me, but also makes me wonder if I could change my color preferences in some way, lol...  I can find other colors in the roll-on stuff, bu not the aerosol so far...

 

This is what I'm after! - but how to properly apply it to more than just truck bed - with metallic blue liner "tint":

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:02 PM

No, I'm saying I did the whole bottom half twice with one can. So even better! The can says to apply 3-4 coats, so I did three. I didn't have to open the second can until I got to the third coat.  :)

 

I seem to recall a thread here not too long ago asking about bed liner on the interior. I didn't really follow it, so I don't know what the result was. But my interior feels as solid as the day it got sold in 1990; I don't have any disintegrating parts, yet.  B)

 

If you wanna get blue in a spray can, you're most likely going to have to contact a company and special order it. Or maybe get it in a paint can and brush it on? 


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

My plan was to paint the lowest portiomn of my brat, below the trim, navy blue; then above there, royal blue, and beyond that I have not decided.

But that lowest area is pretty slim, so I could get away with using this stuff in black on that portion, then put the navy blue above that, royal blue from there up, maybe the whole rest of the Brat, with details and bits in either navy blue or metallic blue. I don't want to use too much royal blue on it, because as long as there is still the original white paint on it, it might look too....'effeminate' ??? ( Modern politically correct thought control avoidance there, lol...)



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:41 PM

Ya know, that stuff could be very good undercoating for most of the underside of the vehicle, except where it might be close to a heat source, like the tail pipe.

It would make good protection in general, and especially against rust, which loves the underside of a vehicle...



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:37 PM

Ya know, that stuff could be very good undercoating for most of the underside of the vehicle, except where it might be close to a heat source, like the tail pipe.

It would make good protection in general, and especially against rust, which loves the underside of a vehicle...

 

Funny thing. I looked under my wagon the other night, and I have absolutely no rust underneath. Why? Everything, everything, is caked in a layer of dirt. There's a good layer of dirt on top of everything, and I kinda think that's preventing it from rusting. Maybe I'm stupid and know nothing, but this dirt has covered everything and is protecting the actual metal. If you clean off the dirt, the metal is clean and shiny. Maybe frequent offroading is saving my car. shrug.gif

 

The blue would be cool. Make sure to post a picture when/if you do it. I'm slightly color blind, so I can't tell you if those shades will look good together. But if you do it in bed liner, it will be cool! :) Would you just be doing the bottom half in bed liner, or the whole car? If you did the top as well, that'd be one strong Brat. But it'd probably be unnecessary time and money.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:55 AM

Hey! How'd you get my car?!? Lmao

Got some black truck bed liner and did the bottom half of my wagon in it. Took care of some of the rust, the bed liner should make it strongholds for offroading, and the two tone looks pretty good in my opinion. At least with red/black.

I've also got two new front axles. So no more clicking/knocking, for now. :rolleyes:

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#5961 Subaruist

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:21 AM

Funny thing. I looked under my wagon the other night, and I have absolutely no rust underneath. Why? Everything, everything, is caked in a layer of dirt. There's a good layer of dirt on top of everything, and I kinda think that's preventing it from rusting. Maybe I'm stupid and know nothing, but this dirt has covered everything and is protecting the actual metal. If you clean off the dirt, the metal is clean and shiny. Maybe frequent offroading is saving my car. shrug.gif

 

The blue would be cool. Make sure to post a picture when/if you do it. I'm slightly color blind, so I can't tell you if those shades will look good together. But if you do it in bed liner, it will be cool! :) Would you just be doing the bottom half in bed liner, or the whole car? If you did the top as well, that'd be one strong Brat. But it'd probably be unnecessary time and money.

 

Hmmm.... You seem to have a point, but I am wondering if the underside, and the dirt protecting it, just don't get wet very often or for very long, as that dirt would actually hold the water against the metal over time, as opposed to the water naturally drying in basically minutes once the source of the water ceased. However, I see you live in Washington, so water is a semi-regular occurance there.

There could be contributing factors too, - where did your subaru spend most of its life before you got it? Maybe in dryer areas?

 

My Brat has same thing. LIttle to no rust underneath, lots of tenacious dirt.

 

Personally, I think we both may just be lucky, and have subarus that have not been exposed to too much road salt and water, and may have spent time in drier regions.

If you have no rust, then what better reason! You won't have to scour rust off in order to put the bed liner on! - Preventative maintenance!



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:26 AM

Hey! How'd you get my car?!? Lmao
 

 

Don't you know ?!? - just look at the picture! He obviously traded-out those lights on top for that spare tire on top! lol... That, or maybe you guys crossed each other's paths unkowingly in some parking lot, and accidentally switched cars?  Alien abduction and return? They are twins switched at birth?



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:44 AM

Hmmm.... You seem to have a point, but I am wondering if the underside, and the dirt protecting it, just don't get wet very often or for very long, as that dirt would actually hold the water against the metal over time, as opposed to the water naturally drying in basically minutes once the source of the water ceased. However, I see you live in Washington, so water is a semi-regular occurance there.

There could be contributing factors too, - where did your subaru spend most of its life before you got it? Maybe in dryer areas?

 

My Brat has same thing. LIttle to no rust underneath, lots of tenacious dirt.

 

Personally, I think we both may just be lucky, and have subarus that have not been exposed to too much road salt and water, and may have spent time in drier regions.

If you have no rust, then what better reason! You won't have to scour rust off in order to put the bed liner on! - Preventative maintenance!

 

My wagon was originally purchased in SE Wyoming back in 1990. Then at some point before 2003, it got sold and moved to Montana. Then in 2012, that guy moved to Washington and I bought it. Wyoming is a pretty dry state (compared to the NW), but Montana sees it's fair share of rain and snow. So it spent 10+ years there in that climate.

 

Maybe I just got lucky. My wagon had 253K on it when I bought it, so it was obviously driven and maintained. It wasn't parked on grass for years, allowing rust to form. Now I have got it up to 278K miles, so I'm definitely driving it.  :)

 

It has body rust. In the pictures I posted, you can kinda see a hole under the left taillight. That's the biggest damage from the rust. There were some other small holes that I covered up when I did the paint.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:33 PM

They do have a "weather protectant" undercoating from the factory

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:05 PM

Just replaced the struts and axles. No more clickity clack or squeak and clunk. Rides better than I dreamed.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:46 PM

I have been getting a:

 

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You don't have permission to access /forum/index.php? on this server."

 

When trying to post in 'off-topic' forum... - what's the deal?


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:53 PM

Have you Earned some "Warning Points" Perhaps:confused: 



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:03 PM

Have you Earned some "Warning Points" Perhaps:confused: 

 

Ya know... I wuold think that I would have, but not as of yet anyway, lol....

Maybe I broke the server with all my rabid posting?

Yesterday and this morning I could not evan bring the site up at all...



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:03 PM

(Sorry for the off-topic posts, but someone should help him)

 

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:01 PM

Repaired my torn inner d/r shift boot using............."shoe goo" and a patch piece made from one of my failed 29er bike tire tubes  :lol:

Hey, it works, no more road debris coming up into the tunnel and console.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:29 PM

I thought it was the website being down, was not on my end, something with the connection or in between in the net, server, or ISP maybe.



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:59 PM

Did some degreasing and cleaning before I dig into taking it apart:

 

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:28 PM

My 4 speed trans shot craps way back in February... but I finally got around to yanking the motor and trans out! Made a list of things to repair and/or reseal before the motor and new trans go back in.... Still debating whether or not I want to mess with the modifications to do the 5 speed swap, or just let Jerry do it....

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:52 AM

Started the teardown:

 

 

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Are the head bolts supposed to be carboned up like this?

 

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:04 AM

Took off the heads and dropped them off at CD in kirkland along with the flywheel. My transmission tech removed the transmission from the vehicle (thanks Grant ;) ):

 

 

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Now I have neither an engine nor transmission :o

 

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