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1986 GL Coupe Restoration Project

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Nice car. I went through the trouble of bringing back an 86 gl coupe, fwd. Yours is quite a bit less rusty than mine. Looks nice! I hope you keep the car as a 'classic subaru'

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Still have not got the collector plates, have no time or money to work on it :(

hope someone buys my 92 wagon so I'll have come cash to fix the axles, small body dents, a bit of rust and paint scratches.

I have a dual range and diff, is it worth converting from FWD or should I keep it stock? 

130,000 Kilometers, is only 80,778 Miles not bad for a 27 year old car.

I swapped the rear speakers for new, much better sound now.

anyone know how many coupes were produced? how common are they in North America now?

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Worth it? yes. Youll need a pedal box, clutch/flywheel kit, and a 4wd gas tank though

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This car is now for sale. I recently bought an 88 XT6 and have no room for the 86 Coupe.

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this is my GL Coupe, It's in great shape very clean and same owner for 25 years.

It has minor rust and some small dents and scrapes. It was a city car hardly ever driven, running poorly, terrible lifter tick, full of carbon.

after some treatment in the fuel and oil then a hard drive on the highway the carbon is burned out now.

Interior still smells like smoke even after steam cleaning, needs ozone treatment.

 

all that I have done so far;

-oil and filter change

-fuel and oil conditioner flush

-itallian tune up (drive at 4500 rpm for 30 minutes)

-full steam detail inside

-degrease engine compartment

-removed loose rust

-removed ugly blue pinstripes with auto body eraser

-pressure washed underside and wheels to remove grime and grit

-repaired and replaced small interior broken or missing trim parts

 

still needs;

-new axle

-main pulley and belts (pulley broken, only one belt channel

-steering dust boots look damaged

-rust repair and body work

-more steam cleaning

-ozone treatment for smoke

 

Wish list;

-sweet sexy wheels

-RX body kit

-LSD of course

-webber

-new speakers and aux audio in mod to factory radio

-convert to AWD (FWD 5spd now)

I've done the FWD to 4WD conversion on that exact car, mine is the coupe, it is a process, but, I can explain how to do it. I'll make a thread because I've never found one.

 

It's a photo of mine when it recieved a rebuilt motor and a pushbutton 4WD trans. The tough part is the rear-end, but, I'll put it all in my thread when everything is doen and compiled.

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Worth it? yes. Youll need a pedal box, clutch/flywheel kit, and a 4wd gas tank though

Mine came with a 4wd gas tank. Just look under it and see if it has a hump that goes up into it where the pumpkin should be in the rearend. Never know when the factory didn't have FWD tanks and just stuffed a 4WD in there.

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EA82's use the same tank for both 2wd and 4wd. but the driveshaft mount and the captive nuts for the moustache bar are not present on a 2wd body.

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