Good work, found this from your post looking for advice on a builder.
Big do-it myselfer too, done a LOT just live out in the sticks so internet is more a slow frustration then a tool so I just never tossed a thread up because I would hardly be able to upload a pic.
Looks like a good thread to keep an eye on, one of the few not over-run with D-bag comments and uninformative opinions (Please don't let me jinx it).
Im 6 years forward similar story just got delayed a bit, bought an 02 wrx when I was 14 going on 15 but clearly needed help driving it home so my brother happily picked it up and got half way home before hitting 2 tree's because he thought it would be fun to mess around on a few back roads
. After that I put my subi love aside because I got a truck as "payment" clearly not the same. Worked like HELL and bought an 04 Sti drove it 25k had 50k on it when I got it before she blew and I currently am finishing my build back it just took a like two years but thats my fault for being overly worried about contamination and just the amount of money it needed to get where I wanted it. My next one will be to see how little I can spend building a 2.5rs from the ground up