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Hi Everyone , just started this a few weeks ago and thaugh I should share it, wrx engine swap planned and complete body job, i bought the car cause it only have 127 000kms so not bad for a 1997 car
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so l am stripping the whole car right now , I already bought the wrx engine/trans/wiring harness, 4pot / 2pot brakes , aluminium V6 hood and a few other things , cant Wait to work on the car again when I have more time
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A coupe and you didnt get the nasty tan interior! Awesome! Sounds like it's gonna be a fun build.
 
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A coupe and you didnt get the nasty tan interior! Awesome! Sounds like it's gonna be a fun build.
Yes , I was pretty happy with the black interior , hope I will be able to run this dash with the new harness , id rather keep this one than put a gd one in
 

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Made some work on the car , engine and trans are out
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also got this authentic zero sports hood splitter
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What tmic do you plan to use?
 

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Still working on getting the chassis 100% rust free , then I will be painting all the underneat with antirust paint before starting to put it back together, car is then gonna be painted in bright red color
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Finally found a donnor 02 wrx and got to work on the car again after a few months , i'll keep the thread updated in the next few weeks as im going to work more on the car
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Got a few more parts for the car
jdm wrx 17" wheels in almost intact condition
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Wangan wrx axelback made by Apexi
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Nice man! Love a good "built in a shed" project
 

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Really hope no one got hurt when you turned that car on the side that way, wow thats creative.
 

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Really hope no one got hurt when you turned that car on the side that way, wow thats creative.
It went pretty well ,we were only 2 to put it like that , I welded some attach point on both bumper beams at balance point . I am able to turn it by hand . Im glad I was able to put it on the side like that , 1000x easier to work on the undercar
 

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So today i put the car back on jackstand and Ive fitted the gd dash + dash beam in the car , few extra holes cuts had to be done but not bad at all . Im pretty happy with the dash gaps
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marked where the new holes had to be done with the template
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what needed to be cut on the middle part , if you dont cut its rubbing against tranny tunnel pretty bad
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this is what i removed from the dash so it fits perfectly against the firewall
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now I need to fit the heater box an then I'll be able to start putting the harness back
 

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Nice work. Love the details in your build thread. I’ll be doing a dash swap and full harness at some point.
Also what’s the rotisserie thingy to turn the chassis over on its side like that. I don’t know the terminology so I can’t search for it. Haha
 

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Nice work. Love the details in your build thread. I’ll be doing a dash swap and full harness at some point.
Also what’s the rotisserie thingy to turn the chassis over on its side like that. I don’t know the terminology so I can’t search for it. Haha
Thx, I actually just modified an engine stand so it can rotate and it was attached to some mount I welded to both bumper beam , it did the job .The real thing is over 1000$+ and for a one time use Id rather spend the money on parts . Here is a link to one Auto Lift CR-3000 Car Rotisserie
 

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So I almost finished the dash install and started the wiring job
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I installed the gd steering column and the pedal set too. Steering column fit good u just have to change the gromet that passes through the firewall and I think I ll maybe have to modify something when I put the steering rack back on . The pedal set fit pretty good too just had to cut the upper right tab on it
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the brake booster and clutch master cylinder are installed too just had to enlarge holes a bit
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some parts that I prep and painted going back on the car
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still waiting on a few parts in the mail to continue the interior including new carpet 😁
 
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