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Old 02-07-2018, 11:33 AM   #981
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:50 AM   #982
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I ordered a bearing separator kit and stock bearings to do Hubs and Bearings myself. Iíve got multiple presses up at work to attempt this job so Iíd be stupid not to try. Iíve also got the Forester to think about after and if I learn how itís done I could save my self mucho $$$. Iím gonna stay with 100mm hubs cause Iíve got at least three sets of wheels already that will bolt to either car and I donít plan on buying new 114.3 rims. The stock bearings lasted over 120,000 miles on both cars so I donít see the need to upgrade. The Impreza mayyy see a track day in the next couple years but Iím not gonna be autocrossing it or any consistent tracking.

Canít wait to get back up north and back to work on the project
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:56 PM   #983
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Got back to High Level AB and went right to work on the car. I called the paint manufacturer and talked with a tech who told me the met had to be sanded down before applying the clear. So back to sanding again. Took the whole car down with 320 grit, being careful to sand all the orange peel down.. but the result wasn't as good as the plan

At the end of the day I Re-sprayed the metallic blue then this morning I went back about 12hours later and sprayed the clear.. There is still orange peel and dust into the paint from the overhead furnace. It still in the -Teens Celcius here. But hey, I'm not even working in a paint booth. only so many variables I can control. Wish I had a better place to paint but this is all I can do. At least with a coat of clear on it now I can wet sand out the imperfections. The dark met is way harder to spray than the White pearl, A couple faint tiger stripes showed up, not sure why, I didn't get any with the first application. I wanna pull it out in the sun when possible and see if I can live with the results before I put it all back together. Probably put 3M or Xpel clear bra over a large portion of the car as well after the clear is hardened and sanded. Worse comes to worse I can drag it over to an actual paint booth and pay someone else to finish it if I'm not happy with my work. I'm only into this for paint so far about $500 CAD.

Saw the sun start to come in the window this morning while the shop was still fogged in so I had to snap a few shots.




Its a way different color in direct sunlight. The Metallic reflection really makes it pop.




Closeup of the dust specs on the front bumper


Really hard to make a perfect paint job in this mess. The dodge is getting a new front end so even if the front wheels were on the car I couldn't move it out.

If you buy Aluminum Control arms make sure you get the Steel cones they NEED inside the Ball joint holes.. NO ball joint will fit without them.


Got the pistons in the mail when I got back.


I cant find any Titanium Fender badges so a guy from Kelowna made these replicas for me with his 3D printer. Gonna sand them down and put some paint on them for the Front fenders...


Engine work starting as soon as the paint is dry enough to work in the shop!
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:32 AM   #984
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Dust specks be damned! Still looking good.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:44 AM   #985
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Dust specks be damned! Still looking good.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:48 AM   #986
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Yeah that's gonna look mint when you're done. Nice work.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:55 AM   #987
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I cant find any Titanium Fender badges so a guy from Kelowna made these replicas for me with his 3D printer. Gonna sand them down and put some paint on them for the Front fenders...
One of these days when I can find some time I want to try to cast some of these as well as the prodrive P1 version in aluminium. The only tricky part would be the plastic base it sits on(that and finding an original to mold).
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:19 PM   #988
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Working in the shop today I separated the clutch I got with the 98STI trans from the flywheel.. the clutch is fried. Need to order one soon.

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are GC STI pull type clutches compatible with GD WRX/STI pull clutches???
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:53 AM   #989
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Working in the shop today I separated the clutch I got with the 98STI trans from the flywheel.. the clutch is fried. Need to order one soon.

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are GC STI pull type clutches compatible with GD WRX/STI pull clutches???
I have read you can make a 6MT clutch work with a 5MT but you have to clearance some ribs on the bellhousing. I'd stick with one of the 5MT turbo pull style clutches like an updated one for the 02-05 WRX. That will fit the 98 STi 5MT trans.

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Old 02-26-2018, 05:41 AM   #990
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that blue is gonna be awesome.
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