Weather's warm enough to finally start riding to wrench. Can't beat it!
Man it feels great to get back in the garage! A quick couple things friday night
Sized up the dead pedal. Thinking it will look nice down there, may actually get new wrx covers.
Painted flat fuel door installed. Color looks great, but we'll see once it's in the sunlight.
Got up at a decent time saturday to get started. Too bad the first thing I did was tap a flickering florescent light to have the bulb drop and explode.. Hour and a half later time to start in on the last few bushings. Bastards put up just as much of a fight as I'd dreaded. Started with the mustache bar, ended up using a jigsaw to hack out the center. Then assembled the hacksaw through to cut a relief in the metal sleeve.
Merely a flesh wound
Manage to get the new bushings mostly in. Just need a plate with a hole for the top of bushing to get it centered up.
Real LCA bushing was not so easy going.. Center sleeve was a wrestle to get out. Tried to just bfh smash the outer sleeve, but only broke every tool within reach(hulk smash..
). Ended up biting the end in a vice then turning the arm to rip the sleeve loose from the bushing. Once that was out I sliced a relief and hammer it out.
Second was a muuuch cleaner show
New bushings in and ALK installed
Called it quits for the day and took a soak in my dad's hot tub. The perks of not having a garage at my house and building the car at the parents place.
After the church house, started sunday's session off by cleaning up and getting a bit more organized.
My 'piling' system
Not used pile is growing!
Jesus first, safety second
Swapped over some bits from my bad to good rear drivers hub and put my list together to build a lowes special bushing puller. Will definitely be putting on new e-brakes
These looked at my wrong so I decided to go ahead and pull em
Wanting to get the interior close to final button up. After a closer look I'll definitely have to cut new holes for coupe seat belts and patch the drivers existing hole. Opening for fuel/trunk latches will need a small adjustment. Also going to pull the stock clips off my grey carpet and put them on the sti to help with the fit.
Dead pedal mounting holes drilled. Keep thinking I should fix the rust, but need to get across the finish line and out of the garage pronto.
Rigged with screws to see if its crooked.. it might be haha
Ran my e-brake cables to be ready for carpet cover
Updated my dirty ToDo list and called it a day. Going to be back next weekend, and maybe get a week night out there.