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Old 09-11-2012, 05:55 AM   #131
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nice! looking good!
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:35 AM   #132
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Looking great! Bet you can't wait to get out to that property, either.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #133
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Nice work man. This must not be your first rodeo.

Feel free to PM me if you don't want to go OT in this thread, but might I ask what sort of paint setup you have? I'm looking into something for my own garage, but Idk really where to start. What volume compressor? HP motor? Hose setup? I know you need the air/oil seperator and probably an external regulator, but do you run hard pipe to a certain point to avoid pressure loss in the hose? I know HVLP is the gun style to get (I think), but any recommended brands for a home setup (i.e. not too expensive). This will be just for my track car (for now) so a perfect job is not required (yet) really.

Love the widebody thoough!
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Really I'm just an amature at this stuff. I have done a couple paint jobs previously but I learn from errors mostly. The tank is a stand-up large 50 gallon with a twin piston oiled 220V compressor. Its a shop duty size, actually in a separate building, we've got two hangars connected by a seacan for a hallway. the lines are hard plastic up to the seacan, I've got about 150' of hose after that before it hits the gun, honestly I dont think the type of tank or hose is important. Air pressure is air pressure. As long as the air quality is good and dry and the compressor can supply the required volume. So check your compressor ratings vs your gun ratings, or just use common sense, if your compressor never stops running its probably too small. if you have alot of hose use a regulator close to your gun. if you have less than alot of hose it should be fine next to your tank.

I did my first paint job with a 10 gallon compressor, The pump just has to work alot more often, just dont buy a cheap air dryer or regulator.
Guns: I've used expensive guns and cheap guns and I cant tell the difference yet. A cheap gun can outspray a very expensive gun if you dont know how to set it up. I know that from experience. Just do some test sprays (water works) or thinner to see what the different settings do to the fan. Definitely use an HVLP gravity feed gun. you can get them very cheap and they are all basically the same. The key to a good job is planning it properly and taking your time. Oh yeah and a clean floor in a warm shop. Dont cheap out on a breathing mask either, that stuff is deadly.

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #134
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forgot this one
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #135
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These are the rims I'm going with.
Drag DR-34 18x8 et35. They are as close to the BBS originals on the 22B as I can afford, I like the black but I can always change to gold later.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #136
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After I'm done the body I want to replace the engine with a USDM WRX engine.
Anyone know a good write up on this or a good place to find a rebuilt longblock? Seems everybody does the JDM swaps but I need a car that can run on crappy canadian fuel. Power is last on my list, but an upgrade from the NA 2.5 would be nice. I dont want an overly complicated swap or wiring nightmare. Dont want to run a stand alone or piggyback ECU, theres no tuners or dynos within 500 miles. So everything has to be pretty much PnP.
This engine is getting pretty tired
What would you guys recommend?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #137
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find a wrecked wrx. take both engine harness out of their respective cars. send them to iwire, he'll make it plug and play. then the hard part is pulling both engine and dropping the turbo engine into your car.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #138
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find a wrecked wrx. take both engine harness out of their respective cars. send them to iwire, he'll make it plug and play. then the hard part is pulling both engine and dropping the turbo engine into your car.
Idk too much about the older USDM variants, but the above statement is probably the better idea. You can do your own wiring work if you wanna save a few hundred.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:18 PM   #139
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i only mentioned iwire...becuase i HATE wiring. i cannot do it. i fry electronics.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #140
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damn nice work my friend, im in the same boat here, except i paid 800 for my rs :P and im attempting to do the engine and drivetrain work before i start on the body... and im in BC, once again, the only impreza in this neck of the woods hahaha. keep it up bud!
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