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About 83subaruGLchick

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  • Birthday 12/24/1995

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    I love this forum almost as much as I love my 83 GL
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    1983 GL Wagon 2007 Subaru STI

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  1. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    Wow! You did a ton more than I did, I used this a wire wheel brush head on my grinder, grinded it all down then cleaned it then let the spray paint get good and warm in the sun and shook it and sprayed, did 3-5 coats then 2 coats of clear on top, its holding up well so far I had some brake fluid leaking and that bubbled it a tiny bit in one small area but besides that it has been great, everything I wanted it to be.
  2. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    I used Krylon Rust Tough Enamel in black, that is what I painted the entire underbody, fender wells, and the suspension pieces with and its been on for about 6 months and I have off roaded the car and daily driven it and none of it is peeling or coming off yet. I did a lot of prep work though with sanding and cleaning. I will continue to use the same stuff as I see fit on this car.
  3. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    Good Afternoon everyone! Sorry I haven't posted much new content I have been in the process of moving lately. Now that I'm all settled at my new place I can focus on some other things. The GL has become my daily driver as I sold the STI to have more money to dump into this baby, she has been a blast! I agree with what you are saying carfreak and the axles I am getting are just not withstanding what they need to, that being said I am going to buy some new front ones and me and a friend of mine are going to extend them and beef them up to hopefully make them more durable for what I am doing. I also became VERY aware of the fact that the transmission mounts in that car are toast. I will be buying another daily here soon so that I can start the swap and the beefing up of the GL. I have that whole write up on the EJ swap into these cars and I am actually thinking I am going to tackle the wire trimming myself, between me and my friend we should be able to knock it out, anyone know if there is an additional write up of what exactly to trim out of the harness? I will be taking a ton of pictures and making the whole process an in depth write up on here so you guys know whats going on and so that it can be a reference point for more people in the future. Happy Subaru'in
  4. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    Alright guys update time yet again, No good news sadly, I have been dailying the GL before I wanted to because my STI just has problem after problem and I don't have money to throw at it, now the GL is taking a toll and it's not looking good. I keep going through CV Axles on this thing luckily I bought them with a lifetime warranty so I just use that but O'Reillys seems to be getting annoyed at the fact that I'm now on my 4th in a 4 month period... On top of that my transmission mounts need replacement my driver side brakes are digging into the rotor and only on the backside on the most inside part and I'm unsure why, thinking the caliper is just bad? It needs an alignment like no other and the e-brake cable on the driver side is destroyed, these are just things I noticed grazing over the car, I'm honestly at a crossroads here I can't keep dumping money into both of my vehicles and not have a reliable daily, I only drive maybe 15 miles round trip a day, thinking about buying a cheap daily, but once again that involves more money I don't have. I realize I'm venting now on things that don't matter to you guys so I'm just going to sign off for today. PLEASE PRAY TO THE SUBARU GODS FOR ME ITS NOT GOING WELL OVER HERE!
  5. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    Cleaning up the donor motor and doing a tune up. She’s almost ready to pop in just have to order the flywheel. The GL has been my daily these past few weeks and it’s been fun but also really hard on it. That 1.8L is not enough power for that car. I’m hoping the EJ222 makes it a more pleasant daily.
  6. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    I have that guide already, it's been like a bible I have everything I need and I know that is what I have heard, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a dual range 5 speed trans because I know the 4 speed isn't a permanent solution. I just am wondering I swear all the 5 speed dual ranges I have seen are like a push button vacuum actuated style...do they make the 5 speed dual range thats a lever for 4 hi and lo like the 4 speed? I have the wiring harness and computer sitting in my garage going to send it out to SJR here soon, and the adapter plate is sitting in my garage as well
  7. 83subaruGLchick

    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    You don’t extend your steering rack you extend the shaft and all you have to do is cut it and weld in a piece of metal go the length you need it so you add about 3 inches. Very simple!
  8. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    Started the work on tearing down the donor motor and replacing seals and cleaning it up and it is an engine out of an automatic 1992 Subaru Legacy it’s the EJ222 I always thought if I just take the torque converter off my clutch and all that will just bolt right up. Is this true for these years? Can’t find much info online. Sorry if it’s a dumb questions.
  9. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

  10. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    Yes eventually I am not right at first just because I am on a budget but once the 4 speed fails(which I'm sure it will eventually) I will be doing that swap.
  11. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    My sti just needs little things. Nothing major. I would personally never put an sti engine in my GL because I’m keeping the dual range in it so it’s a capable off road machine and those trannies can’t handle all that power. I have almost everything for the swap all I really have left is to send the harness to SJR for him to trim it for me. But thanks for the offer. Its a 6 lug conversion not a 5 by the way I wanted more off-road style wheels and those are easier to come by in 6x5.5. I bought the roof rack off eBay I did not make it and yes I plan to make a front bumper but not a brush guard style that’s not really the look I’m going for.
  12. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    Thank you I appreciate it
  13. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    He has one of the 2 door wagon/hatches but I'm going to stick with mine because of exactly that from a realistic standpoint I have a dog and my boyfriend has a dog and they're both big plus camping gear plus I like making the bed in the back of the GL I need all the space I can get which is also why it now has an even bigger roof basket
  14. 83subaruGLchick

    1983 GL Wagon build thread

    The guy I was going to get the 2 door from ended up just scraping it because he didn't tell me that it was missing a bunch of stuff that is irreplaceable in a way, But I wish Sam wasn't doing that!
  15. 83subaruGLchick

    Nookie: The Ruined BRAT

    I love that you're doing something no one has really done....following this project for sure!
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