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Old 11-22-2017, 01:52 AM   #1
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Hereís her most recent!





Sheís coming along. Lots to finish and bolt on. Then the actual fun begins. Canít wait to get into the mechanicals on this one...aesthetics will do while I make some decisions.

Up To Date(ish) Mod list:

V4 Front Bumper Cover
V4 Hood
Crystal Headlights
V6 STi Grille
JDM Rear Bumper Cover
JDM Bumper Beam
JDM Rear Spats
JDM GF8 Tail Lights
V4 STi Brakes F&R

V4/GF8 F&R Seats
WRX Black Carpet
Pioneer 8200NEX

V7 STi Wheels w/ Michelinís

Not yet installed:
RS Sideskirts
Mid & Upper Wing
Perrin Rear Sway Bar Stout Mounts

Iíll update pics as soon as sheís ready to roll out. Should be any day.


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Day 1:

Picked up a 93L. One owner out of FL. Itís a 1.8L autotragic but weíll get to that later.

Lots of research still going on regarding which direction to take the engine. Iíd like an H6 but this may end up boosted depending on how the next year pans out. Planning for a fun reliable DD.

Hereís how she looked the day I bought her.












Hereís the underwhelming bay shot careercadavers L wagon...with an extra side of rice




...and the interior, which will be replaced as i can find bits. I hate the Old Man Tan.



Just under 98k on her.



From here she actually cleaned up pretty well. Paint was chipping near the rear hatch and there were a few bumps and bruises.

Picked up a donor RS to convert the car to a newer look.



Had the interior out of the L instantly. I assumed I could swap the newer dash with the RS but being a phase one engine I donít have the option of powering the car off the RS ECU. So that will get swapped along with the engine.





Grabbed these to go back in. The Old Man Tan seats had nothing in the area of bolster support. I have a lot of the RS black indoor but this interior is going to drive me batty until itís uniform.



Trimmed the L front bumper beam to accommodate the V4 bumper but Iíll be watching for the correct support to show up locally.



Picked up a BNIB Bumper Cover from the stealership. This one got me to the paint.

JDM tails and rear bumper...



From there she went straight to paint...and that was July.

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Old 11-22-2017, 01:52 AM   #2
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Hereís the progress...

I believe itís getting resprayed 51e as I post. Should have some more of the finished product soon... Then the fun begins. careercadavers L wagon...with an extra side of rice










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Old 11-22-2017, 01:53 AM   #3
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Whatís coming...

Rear wheel bearings are shot and Iím not putting money into drum brakes so I picked up a v4 STi set-up that will replace back to the hub. Iíll be upgrading the master cylinder to a WRX one and adding 17mm wagon rear sway and v7 STi wheels. Wheels will go on next year as Iím running RS 6 spokes with Hankook iPikeís for the snow.






Everything needs cleaned up and painted but I for right now Iím needing the car together so I can sell my GR STi.

I still have a few nice pieces that will go in from previous builds. Pioneer 8200NEX and component set-up. Not super into audio but I also have a powered sub for a GR hatch that may fit rather well in the trunk. Harness would be custom. The one from the dealer is $75 or more. Not sure if Iíll put the headunit in as the placement seems awful for a heads up display till you get into a GD.

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Old 11-26-2017, 10:42 AM   #4
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Waiting for an update but I believe heís finally into color. careercadavers L wagon...with an extra side of rice



Started prepping my winter set-up too. A lot of work for RS 6 Spokes. Lol






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Old 11-27-2017, 04:49 AM   #5
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We have some color on her! Moar to come!

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sub'd for wagon awesomeness.
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In anticipation of the car being finished I decided to coat the winter set-up. Theyíre far from perfect but this far Iím happy with the results. Learning a lot for next time...

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Love the color!
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Love the color!


Thanks man! Itís just Duplicolor Gold. Got it at Advanced Auto. Same with the satin for the barrels. Only thing I would have done differently is I would have primed and filled but this is probably enough effort for RS 6 spokes. Lol
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