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Hello there, since I am pretty bored I decided to do a Members Journal.

My name is Ari and I live in Iceland. In 2011 I found this car wrecked outside a garage in a town close to where I live. It had no engine, no gearbox, no exhaust, and every single window, light and body panel was smashed. Right away I wanted to buy it and use the hood, bumper, seats and such to make my Outback nicer.

A few months after I found it I bought it and got it home. When it was home I changed my mind and decided I wanted to rebuild it, thought it was going to be easy, cheap and quick, well in short... I was wrong hah. I finished it two years later, took such a long time because I didn´t want to spend too much money on a turbo engine and tranny so I got a cheap parts car with a 2l N/A and swapped everything over to the GT as we call it here. Then when it was time for bodywork my friend talked me into buying a turbo swap. So I started again... Swapped everything back out again, don´t regret that at all now lol.

I´m not going into much more detail about the process since I already did a build thread on another forum. But I will show you some pictures though :)


When I found it and got it home. Both front wheels, 4pot brake calipers and something more was missing from the car. Might have been stolen since it was there for 2 years or something...



Home sweet home















I´ll skip over to the turbo stuff... Bought an 2l turbo engine, orginally from a Impreza GT and just like the engine orginally in the car. With the engine I got: 5speed GT Turbo gearbox, 3" exhaust, XS Power headers, 4pot brakes, wire harness, ver6 MOMO Steering wheel, ver6 seats (front and rear), orginal RS/GT 5spokes and some more stuff I´m most likely forgetting.









Did some basic maintaince on the engine, timing belt, waterpump, valve cover gaskets, spark plugs, fuel filter changed all oils out for Motul and more.

















Then it was time to swap the harness once again...





Sandblasted and got the wheels painted







Then it was time to take it to a shop where I work were my co-workers helped me with the body work.







All ready for primer and paint









Then the assembly







Painted the lower half of the interior black. And yes, I also painted some parts blue, and I personally like it











Custom made licenceplatelightholderplate (is that even a word?!? :lol:)



Custom gauge pod





Gettin it all together



And on the streets for the first time after rebuild! Oh the joy!





And first time back home after rebuild



New lights arrived





Custom licence plate holder I got made for me





On a local carshow last summer



And here is a roof spoiler I bought way back, it is a bit shorter than the window it self so I wasn´t sure if it would look good enough...







This fall I had a minor accident...



But thats fine, I just got a new fender and it gave me a chance to paint some new stuff, new parts, new look











8000k Xenon installation





Blitz BOV istallation with a custom made mounting plate











New gear knob





Got LED´s for the park lights to match the Xenon







Sparco pedals









And the last thing for now, I started making a trunk lip. Made a thread for that here




Mods

Engine/Drivetrain
XS Power headers
Complete 3" exhaust from turbo
Vibrant Muffler
New radiator
K&N Air filter

Suspension/Wheels
Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 17x7"
GT 4pots in front
GT 1pot rear
ABS disconnected
PB Coilovers

Exterior
World Rally Blue
Antenna Delete
Full trunk debadge
Black DEPO´s
Black DEPO turn signals in bumper
Black DEPO turn signals in fender
Fog covers
GT/RS spoiler
WRX Roof spoiler
Spare trunk, Debadged
Ver6 Grille
Blue Logo in Grille
8000k Xenon

Interior
Ver6 Seats
Short Shifter
Sparco pedal covers
Auto Gauge Boost Gauge
Auto Gauge Oil Pressure Gauge
Auto Gauge A/F Gauge
Custom painted interior parts
LED´s in interior lights

Radio
JVC Headunit
Pioneer 400w Speaker in the rear
Stock speaker in front for now
JBL 1200w Subwoofer in the trunk
Toxic 2000w Amplifier

Future plans
Megasquirt and a Remap
Manual Boost Controler - Owned
V6, P1 or C-West lip
17x8" +35 Wheels
STi Taillights


Soooo... Hopefully you enjoy reading this thread and viewing the pic´s. The other thread I made is on a Icelandic car forum. My thread is in Icelandic but it has some more pic´s and details.

Icelandic Members Journal
 

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So, I might have a chance on buying a empty EJ207 (?) STi block. And I would then gather parts to build the block for some decent power. This is a list of parts i can think of from what I have seen in other builds

-ARP headstuds
- ACL or King bearings (A friend told my to get the king bearings rather than the ACL)
-Wiseco pistons
-Manley H-beam connecting rods
-STi crankshaft
-11mm STi oil pump

So if anyone can chime in and comment on this it would be great. Also, what headgasket, waterpump, and other stuff should I go with? I will be using stock heads from the engine I already have and I would be wanting to get around maybe 350-500hp.
Basicly what would I need in the block/engine for that much power? Any help appreciated :)
 

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Go King. ;)

OEM gaskets, and Gates Timing/Pump.

This is a awesome build thread that im kinda mad i didnt know about! I love it.
 

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Go King. ;)

OEM gaskets, and Gates Timing/Pump.

This is a awesome build thread that im kinda mad i didnt know about! I love it.
Thanks man! :D

sub'd! show us more!
Yeah I will update as soon as I have something to show you guys. On the top of the priority list is getting a Megasquirt and a re-map for a little higher boost (as long as I will be able to afford it).

Can any one else chime in on the EJ207 buildi thing? :)
 

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Sooo... A little update. I bought some new wheels last week and will be getting them repainted since they were a bit rough and they'r black. The wheels are Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 17x7" ET45. Not the wheel size I wanted but they where cheap and I got them with 225/45 tires in "mehh" condition too, sooo :run: But I think I might want to go for 215/45, not really sure...





Test fitted them on my Outback



And test fitted it on the GC




 

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Sooo... Nothing new here for except that my wheels are coming along slowly, might get them painted within the next few days. And summer is pretty much here so I might get the car from storage tomorrow or something.



Oh and here are some pics I took recently :)






 

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nice that color should look awesome. love the way the wheels look on the wagon. guess im a bit biased since i have a wagon myself
 

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Never would've looked at the first pics and figured you'd turn it into that! What a tremendous job, I'm jealous I don't have all your tools/equipment.
 

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I need a bottle of lotion some tissues and 15 min alone with this car.



Seriously that is one sexy ride!


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