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Happy holidays!

 

The day after christmas, my sister backed into front end of my 1996 OB while on her way to Wal-mart. The hood is totaled, the left headlamp housing is scrapped, the grill is semi-damaged, and the front bumper has a major break/gouge. Sooooo seeing how this is a FAMILY affair, and to go easy on my Kid Sister, I'll be doing a majority of the replacement work myself.

 

First up...

Any suggestions on an on-line vendor / search engine for subaru parts?

 

Second,

What model years are common to 1996 insofar as hood replacement and headlamp housing?

 

Thanks for any advice you folks may have... I've been poking/lurking around here for quite some time and you have helped me greatly in the past. Thank you!

 

Fun Times,

Todd J.

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a wire service.

Request replacement parts in the same color and odds are you might not need to paint it. On old paint jobs I have gotten away with this several times as the paint is faded about as much as the original.

The wrecking yard should do the translation for you as they have books on what fits what.

This is not what I would do on my BMW, but it would be a fine repir for my 99 Forester.

If you are not going to paint tell the wrecker that up front so he can tell the workers not to scratch the panels.

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Originally posted by Phizmo5

First up...

Any suggestions on an on-line vendor / search engine for subaru parts?

 

Second,

What model years are common to 1996 insofar as hood replacement and headlamp housing?

 

sorry to hear of this... :( yuk... not fun.

 

http://www.google.com for "used subaru parts'

i'd offer to assist, but we cannot ship hoods

as they are soooo large,

the frieght would outweigh any discounts i could offer you....

 

1993-1996 should fit with no issues.

headlights/grills are basically same shape/form

 

I hope this helps, good luck to you!

Jamie

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1996 Outback? (Legacy I'm assuming.)

 

That's the first year of the "new" look, right?

 

So I don' t think anything older will fit.

 

This model ran from 96 to 99.

 

Headlights changed in 98 I think. I don't know if newer ones would fit, but they went from H4 bulbs to 9007 (?).

 

Hoods should be fine. Even a Legacy wagon hood (sans scoop) would fit I suspect.

 

Grill and bumper. Again, I don't know if a 98 or 99 is the same.

 

I'm not aware of differences between 96 and 97, but, I'm no expert on these models either.

 

Commuter

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oh 96 IMP OBK

not impreza L'ISH...

sorry

 

part numbers are the same from 1996 - 2001

you'd need an RS/IMP OBK/L hood

 

part ## from subaru is: 57220FA120

 

so if you can find one (and they are out there)

it should work out for you.

 

good luck

sorry for not reading the original post as closely as i should have.

 

Jamie

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Ahhhh.... Sorry about the cryptic model abbreviation, my fault.

 

It's a 1996 Legacy Outback with the 2.5L

 

thanks for all the help... Keep it comming.

 

Cheers! :drunk: Happy New Year :drunk:

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