Baby blue started her life as a white 2000 2.5 rs that had a rod through the top of the engine and was being parted out. I picked her up for $800 of of CL and drove 2 hrs to pick up.
I originally bought this car to do a simple swap and have a nice daily driver and sell my 14' Crosstrek to be rid of a car payment. Then I got carried away with the build.
As you can see the car is actually really rust free for a new england car but did have some rear quarter rust starting and was side swiped and a nice crease down the passenger side.
I was very eager to start the body work I originally told my self I would wait to start this project but that didn't happen.
At this point I realized how crappy subaru's paint was and proceeded to scrape all the pain off the car with a razor. I originally did not want to paint the whole car and was going to keep it white since it was in decent shape.
I decided after much debate to remove the side moulding, which I must add is a pain since the metal on these cars are so thin it warps very easily.
First of four application of High build primer.
The drivers side was just as much work.