"buy my dream attainable car."
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More info, please.
Yeah it sucks. But I look at it this way. I've given the car a few good years and it wasn't me who wrecked it.Ugh. That sucks. I dread that happening to my car. Good luck with whichever direction you decide on for the project and keep us posted.
Second last paragraph. But it's a WRB Bugeye WRX wagon."buy my dream attainable car."
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Sounds like a good plan.
Gotta love your subaru.
Cheers guysGlad it's sticking around!
I hope so too. I'm a bit scared that I've gotten myself into more trouble than it's worth but we'll seeGood to hear! Looking forward to the progress reports. Hope it's not too bad to fix.
It's easy to fall in with these cars and make some not 100% logical choices. I know from experience.Whether you made the right choice or not, you probably made the same one I would have for what it's worth.Best of luck!
Yeah completely agree. I'm gonna go with the right choice (I'm somewhat biased though) as I keep seeing more and more of these cars getting wrecked/parted out and it's really sad and I didn't want my car to be added to the list.^ well said
Thanks mate. The logic part of my brain is telling me just to leave it but nah. I'll fix it.You definitely made the right call. Thank you for keeping another first gen on the road. Also, good luck!
Cheers. How about we split the difference in temperature. About 15-16 degrees sound good :lol:Nice work!
I've been wanting to mess around with some projects on my car but it's been 37 degrees here in California and I'm not about to endure heat stroke. I'll trade you weather :lol:
I know what you mean. I was kinda going in with the mentality that it's already fucked so how much worse can I make it. Yeah pulling the latch out that was wasn't my proudest moment but what can you do. It worked. Cheers man. This is only the beginning as I will get this car better than new, or at better than it was.I would have been too paranoid that I was going to make things worse pounding out dents and pulling the latch back into place, but it looks like you made it happen on a shoestring budget. That's some great backyard bodywork!
She's great. She wanted to be a mechanic when she was younger but parents were against it so she's always taken an interest in what I'm doing.Also, I love that your mom helped you with the hatch. My mom helped me get my engine slotted into the crossmember when I was doing my swap. Yay for supportive mothers!
Do you have the colour code for those wheels?Hi.
This is my Dec 1997 GF8 Impreza RX. Bought for $2200 in January 2017 with 309,000 km's stock and original after my my old gc8 became a lost cause. Nothing too special but it's a clean Wagon and nothing about it says it has 350,000 km's.
I never clarified this in any posts but this car has the original motor and gearbox.
This Project so far cost Roughly $3350 (not including tyres and rims) and I'm sure there are things I've missed in the mods list. The plan is to focus on handling and other cheap mods, and once (well if at this point) the engine dies then I'll look at the EZ30/EZ36/EJ207/EJ206/EJ22 options.
- Lowered on Low King Springs
- Front Brakes off a 2008 Outback
- Rear Brakes off a 2002 Outback
- GC8 5 Spokes Wrapped in Federal EVO ST-1's
- Unbranded Alloy Front Swaybar Links
- Whiteline 22mm Front Sway Bar
- Whiteline 22mm Rear Sway Bar
- V4 STI Steering Wheel
- Axleback off a GC8 WRX (Came with old car so unsure if accurate)
- Felted Dash and Glove Box Pocket out of a Forester
- Brushed Aluminium Radio Trim
- Black Generic Floormats
- Leather Handbrake
- Blackvue Dashcam
- Rola Crossbars
- Variable Wiper
Stock Options Equipped - All the things that are usually done that I don't have to.
- V4 Front Bumper with Fluted Fog Lights
- Side-Skirts/Rear Spats
- Front and Rear Aero Guards
- V4-V6 Smooth Rear Bumper
- Smooth Doors and Fenders
- Smooth Fuel Door
- Roof Rails
- Rear Fog Light
- Top and Mid Wing
- All Black Interior
- Red Hazard Light
Don't know the paint code. This is what I used but I don't know if you can get it in the States.Nah i was after the silver cobba