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It's been a dream of mine to swap any GC, not really super hardcore for it being an RS. However, I was bored and in need of junk to tinker on. Perused the ol' FB marketplace and came across this clapped out '01 RS. Came with a v9 JDM EJ205 (yes I know it's not the STI motor but ruSTI is a funny name), matching 5MT, and rear diff. Also came with an ECU but it was the immobilized one and I got some money off for refusing to take it. That stuff is all in storage and won't be needed for a looooooong time. You'll see why in post #2 which will be the dedicated rust post for now.

Edit 5/11/2021: The MP's came by and said to get my junk out of the parking lot. Moving it to a new location this week. Progress will be significantly slowed by the move. BUT I did get a grinder to do some exploratory surgery.

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Section II: Rust

This car is ROTTEN. I don't have high hopes for this body. It's mostly for education and something to do on weekends. Please don't be mad if I swap shells at some point. I don't have a welder, have never welded in my life, and have never done autobody. It would be nice to give some inspiration to people in the same boat if I can pull off a miracle.

Started 5/6/2021 by stripping the interior. (Not the trunk, there's probably mice in there and I don't have big gloves on hand).

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I will not be mad if you decide to go with a cleaner shell..If not, I wish you the best of luck
 

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Section II: Rust

This car is ROTTEN. I don't have high hopes for this body. It's mostly for education and something to do on weekends. Please don't be mad if I swap shells at some point. I don't have a welder, have never welded in my life, and have never done autobody. It would be nice to give some inspiration to people in the same boat if I can pull off a miracle.

Started 5/6/2021 by stripping the interior. (Not the trunk, there's probably mice in there and I don't have big gloves on hand).

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that’s why you buy a gc from Australia no rust baby
 

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Section II: Rust

This car is ROTTEN. I don't have high hopes for this body. It's mostly for education and something to do on weekends. Please don't be mad if I swap shells at some point. I don't have a welder, have never welded in my life, and have never done autobody. It would be nice to give some inspiration to people in the same boat if I can pull off a miracle.

Started 5/6/2021 by stripping the interior. (Not the trunk, there's probably mice in there and I don't have big gloves on hand).

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Woah that's a lot
 
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