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  1. Yeah? You got a Facebook by anychance? This sight requires a photo host thing and my Photobucket is so back logged it will take like a week to get it to load the pics.
  2. You can have the column for $65 shipped should cover it. I don't really have any wheels that I want to get rid of. You could pry a nice uncracked black one from me for $150 though. ????
  3. I think your post is in the wrong spot. But I do have a good column up for grabs.
  4. I do have a whole column with a good switch and key. Suppose I could pull it off.
  5. Looks like a U5 motor. Probably with an electronic throttle. I've heard of them acting up in weird ways.
  6. I do have two sets in my parts room. I also know there is a giant box full of them locked in the back of the Holmgren storage van. :/
  7. Whoa! Your actually gonna bring the snow shark to WBM this year!?
  8. Subafreak

    GFT Hardtop

    Yeah. I was gonna say I have a rear window. But forgot you were far away. Shipping would be interesting.
  9. Subafreak

    GFT Hardtop

    What's wrong with the window in your coupe?
  10. But next weekend would be so much better for me. Lol.
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    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    That's the way these projects go sometimes. Serious props for sticking with it over all these years. Some very nice upgraded interior design over the factory set up. Makes it look much more compleat. Might have to adapt some of that if I ever get around to freshening up my 74,s interior. As for the 5 speed swap. Try to find my post on putting one in my 74. I did it the best way possible without hacking any of the original sheet metal. It's definitly a worthy upgrade if you want to drive it more than just around town.
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    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    Wow! Yeah that's way nicer than the factory trunk. Lol.
  13. I would have to look through it and see what it's got in it.
  14. Any idea what the correct dome light lense looks like?
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    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    Lol. Maybe someday. Lol.
  16. I wanna say it's just a little piece of rubber or plastic that sits inside the bracket and slides over the glass. I haven't located any of my brackets yet....and I'm sure sure there was much left of what was supposed to be in there anyway. :/
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    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    In all truth...by the looks of it this resto should be worth 15k all day. Sadly vintage Subarus are in there infant stage of even being reconised by most people. My top offer would be 10k...because I'm cheap, and don't have that kinda money to throw away. But when I got to drive it around it would feel totally worth it! Looking back I've paid less for newer daily drivers than I have for vintage awesomeness. Stole my 74 sedan for $1500 and some side work as a faded, blown motor, no brakes, project car that I didn't even have a place to store at the time! Over the course of a winter I had a reliable, solid, head turner that I would trust driving across the country in. Then I picked up my 72 coupe.....I think I might have paid $2000 for it, but I drove from Connecticut to Tennessee to pick it up and back. When I got to Danny's I had the choice of three coupes, I ended up taking the yellow one that I ever there for even though it was in rougher shape than I remembed when I first saw it at Paul's. It was at least a mostly compleat car loaded with extra parts. Most recently I picked up the 76 4wd wagon....a car I have been on the hunt for the last 10 years at least, and it was only 2 1/2 drivable hours away from me....and it originally came out of so-cal! The $3000 asking price seemed steep for yet another vintage Subaru in my stable....but as soon as I set my eyes on it...I was in love....sure the bumpers were a little crooked, and it had its spots of surface rust....but no rot! And I was assured it "should" make the 2 and a 1/2 hour trip back....even with a pissing tranny input shaft seal and a no air cleaner weber carb "that I'm totally unfamiliar with", and a warning that the cooling fan didn't seem to work if I got stuck in traffic, with a chase car full of fluids and tools I headed on my way back to CT! Topped off with a fresh full tank of high octain I hit the highways and byways holding speeds of 75-80mph...turning up the well working radio when the mechanical symphony became concerning. In the end I made it back home with no problems along the way, and no regrets on the money I had spent to obtain this long time unicorn of mine. Even though it poured that next night and I found the windshield to leak so bad it might as well not even be in there, and under that carpeted dash mat and seat covers was not much remaining of what the factory sent it out the door with 38 years ago....I still thought to myself....I wouldn't have let this car go for under $5000! All in all vintage Subarus are still in the labor of love stage...I don't think many of us are in it for the resale value. But to have people at an all Subaru car show geek over it "in the north east at least" or have an older gentleman or woman driving a 2015 Subaru yell over "nice Subaru!" that may have actually remembed when they were new on the lot...makes it all worth the hard work and money we spend to keep a little bit of a once obscure brand of history alive. I like to think as the brand becomes more popular people will discover that they have been around a lot longer than they thought, and thanks to us they can still get the chance to see that vehicles that started it all, in the flesh, furthering what really is the LOVE...a company that dared to be different....through the ups and downs, stuck to there roots...and really pulled through for being ahead of its time all along....Subaru!
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    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    Wow, can't believe it's been 6 years in the making! At least it's paying off. And it's an inspiration that restorations don't happen over night.
  19. Nothing fancy but....
  20. I couldn't find my radiator. I might have scraped it....so chances are it wasn't in very good shape. I got a few 4 speed knobs floating around. Probably nothing NOS pretty, but one of them should at least have nice pattern print on it still. I can dig around. It would be great if someone could easily reproduce the rear cargo shelves. Make a mold or something. I'm sure there's a few of us that could use them.
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