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Old 09-17-2014, 11:22 AM   #11
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WOW!
You have put some hard work into this car! Great build and congrats, looks awesome!
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:50 PM   #12
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So while the body work was going on I was searching for a wrx tranny for this project as the original trans is the 1.8l and has 200kmi on it.
i didnt find a tranny but i found a 98RS with "full 03 wrx swap" atomatic
Thought process here being that i can convert this to MT by grounding the ecu pin and bypass the TCU thus only having to really mechanically swap things over. This is assuming that the harness was actually merged

The car itself is trash. its so rusty you can see into the cabin from the quarter panel. The swap only has 99kmi on it
Well turns out they stuffed the entire 03 harness under the dash and cut and spliced the rs dash/accessory plugs as needed. no ac no rear signals...no exhaust.
Cant afford a merge right now so diy it is:/

Sadly my roomates split to washington. so i lost my garage and had to spend all my money on security deposits and moving expenses.
So here she is in her new habitat.

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Old 09-17-2014, 01:38 PM   #13
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hell yeah! awesome work my friend. Cant believe all the rust being a Florida car and all. i just bought a 99 obs in punta gorda back in june and still have yet to find the first bit of rust. I stay in clearwater, i got some buddies in bradenton, would love to come check out the car when its done.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:35 PM   #14
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Wow. Subscribed. You've done an awesome job so far!

Where did you get the roof trim clips? The previous owner of my car had it painted and they broke every single one of them. Damn previous owners...
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:44 AM   #15
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This is pretty impressive. Subscribed.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:54 AM   #16
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Damn! Nice work! I like the blue/black scheme in the engine bay in the earlier pics.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:27 PM   #17
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thanks all I will be glad to show off the car when its running again. The blue black engine turned out better than I thought it would. Sadly that engine is sitting on my porch and has no home for now. Fortunately there is now a usdm 04 wrx engine in my bay. its pretty shabby looking but it was running. don't want to touch anything on the engine yet.
not until im done with the wiring,

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Old 09-18-2014, 02:40 PM   #18
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Damn man, you dont mess around. i was searching craiglist in the tampa bay area and saw a 03 wrx engine for sale a couple days ago, wonder if it was that same one?
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:53 AM   #19
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Thanks for the detailed roof trim clip photo/details... I was trying to figure out how many and what type I'd need to fasten the trim down properly. (Lots of threads for part numbers, but no details on how many and which ones go where.)

-as the crappy auto glass place who replaced my windshield a few years ago decided to pop out both trim pieces completely (breaking the clips obviously) and then did a horrible job gluing them back in with windshield adhesive.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:28 AM   #20
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No prob. I had a hard time finding info on the clips so I tried to give back to the forum a little. I would be really stuck without this website.

Bretts05 I was lucky enough to have all the trim pieces on my car and even acquired a parts car that had a partial set. I scuffed and repainted mine with matt black trim paint. turned out ok. I still have a good drivers side gutter trim left over. pm me if you're interested
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