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Old 02-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default A Top Scoob Call-to-Arms for your local MAIC member Smurftastic!

Greetings fellow MAIC members! As some of you already know, my build has made it to the second round of the 31st Top Scoob competition. I am an Air Force SSgt who's been working on this build for roughly two years and am incredibly honored to see the community support I've received to make it this far.

I have met mannnnny of you at Mach V meets, Richmond Cars and Coffee, and the annual Pence meet and am asking for your votes! If you have some spare time and don't mind lending a fellow MAIC your vote, please head on over to this thread and vote away!

Vote here:http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2434493

Some recent pictures of my 100% self-built Scoob:

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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No prob SSgt! This lowly SrA will assist you and you're ride by voting. Ride looks great btw!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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I was the first vote lol good luck sir
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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Hey thanks for all the support! A SrA with a 2012 WRX, puttin those deployment funds to good work!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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Hahaha. If I was an Active Duty SrA there would be no way in hell I could afford this! I sold off the three project cars I had before I moved up here to pay for that. The contracting work helps as well. In the reserves now, but I am contemplating going back Active but on the Dark Side since I have this degree thingy now. Working around all these AD peoples has me missing wearing the uniform everyday. Hey maybe it would help me finally get a deployment I've been begging for too! Still never been on one . They don't need us Comm Weenies over there I guess.

Back on topic, I put a vote in for you, hopefully you win Sir! Your car is beautiful!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Hahaha. If I was an Active Duty SrA there would be no way in hell I could afford this! I sold off the three project cars I had before I moved up here to pay for that. The contracting work helps as well. In the reserves now, but I am contemplating going back Active but on the Dark Side since I have this degree thingy now. Working around all these AD peoples has me missing wearing the uniform everyday. Hey maybe it would help me finally get a deployment I've been begging for too! Still never been on one . They don't need us Comm Weenies over there I guess.

Back on topic, I put a vote in for you, hopefully you win Sir! Your car is beautiful!
Thanks a ton sir! Yeah... esp with all this sequester talk, being in the reserves is a good backup for those that work for the govt or contract.

I am also in the reserves (former active duty) and eligible for tech on March 14th! Woohoo!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
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Woot! Congrats on that! Where are you drilling out of? If this whole plan to go O doesn't come to fruition I'm going to transfer bases. Traveling down to Homestead every month or every other month hurts the checkbook.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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Ugly car is ugly.


Voted!
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #9
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Voted for the MAIC
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #10
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Amazing car
voted
My brother in law is staff Sargent AF in hampton rds area
Glad some AF guys love subbies
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for the votes everyone! I really appreciate all the votes and every single vote truly does make a difference!
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:04 PM   #12
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I tried voting but I can't since I just joined the forums........ hahhaa
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #13
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Hey, I appreciate the effort
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:14 AM   #14
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Vote For A Service Man And A Bugeye At The Same D**n Time!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #15
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voted. GL with baby!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:13 AM   #16
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All around just a great well-executed build so far. Good job Smurf, and keep it up. Voted for you
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:28 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone! Yeah... baby daughter arrives in five days... a wonderful valentines day present for my wife. We are already looking forward to taking her to car meets this next Summer... can we say baby turbo pictures?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Sweet car, voted. Your car and my old bugeye would have gotten along.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:19 PM   #19
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Appreciate the vote! I take it you sold your old Bugeye and now have an Evo AND a Saaburu. Not bad... not bad at all...
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:25 AM   #20
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Sharing another recent engine bay photo to hopefully inspire a few more votes

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:04 PM   #21
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Appreciate the vote! I take it you sold your old Bugeye and now have an Evo AND a Saaburu. Not bad... not bad at all...
For comparison, the bugeye:



Always wanted to do the roof scoop but it wasn't legal in my class.

Go, fight, win!
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #22
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Well since you have pics out, do you have progression shots on how you did the shave and tuck job?
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #23
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Okay, well I will share. You don't know how painful this is for me because I hate people seeing my project car in anything but a good state

I really got serious about this starting last September. I started selling parts and saving a bit of money to buy the following setup:

* Jegs trunk relocation kit with 0/2 gauge wiring. This was the only kit that I KNEW included an enclosed box big enough to fit an Optima Red-top.

* Stinger 200 AMP in-line breaker. I did a LOT of research trying to figure out the best way to deal with the issue of needing a fuse of some sort. Large-amp fuses are really expensive, so this turned out to be an affordable choice. It's actually REALLY convenient - I can kill power whenever I need with just pushing a button.

* Xscorpion power distribution block. This is possibly a little overkill. I wanted a good way to connect the fuse box, starter, and hella horns to the power. Some people run the wire from the trunk to the starter and then from the starter to the fuse box. The only downside to this setup if you have hellas would be having to tap into a 12v somewhere.

It took me about five hours to install this setup, which included drilling through the bottom of the trunk to affix the battery bolt setup. This setup was designed to meet SCCA standards in case I ever get more serious about autoX, etc.

I did the install back on October 1st...



Battery in the trunk: http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/521/83973810.jpg

Trunk setup with reservoir: http://imageshack.us/a/img716/525/75522333.jpg

I also relocated the windshield wiper reservoir to the trunk. I made a bracket system but I'm not content with the final product, it takes up too much room. I'll be looking to make something more flush with the side once I have some time.

The next big step was relocating the fuse box. I thought about this for a long time - in terms of placement. The options really are:

1. Relocating behind bumper beam
2. Relocating to top/front of wheel well
3. Relocating to inside the cabin

I chose the wheel well option for now simply because I have a baby on the way (due Feb 14th) and if I ever had to change a fuse on the fly, I'd rather have access via the wheel well than have to take off the front bumper. Eventually I would like to put it in the glove box.

I did have to extend the wiring harness to reroute it around the front of the car. If you plan on putting in sheet metal, this is something that is pretty unavoidable. I used the good Rosin Core solder full of lead to get the job done I'm a little on the paranoid side so I used electrical wire thicker than necessary, used heatshrink, and then wrapped everything up.



Next came the sheet metal. I made templates out of poster-board and then traced it onto the metal. WEAR GLOVES this stuff is REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY sharp.



There are a few different ways you can put it in. The best way of course is welding - specifically because the engine bay will flex and welding ensures things stay solid. Another option is using a body panel adhesive. 3M makes a good version of this called Automix Panel Bonding Adhesive. After I applied the sheet metal I let it set overnight.

The next step is to smooth everything out. Regardless of welding, panel adhesive, or rivets (I haven't seen anyone do this yet in the Subie community), smoothing things out with a filler will remove a lot of the imperfections. This will of course require a lot of sanding once it's all done. Here is my driver's side during that process.



The last step was primer and paint. Figuring out the best way to do this led me a lot of muscle car and rat rod forums to see different techniques for getting this done. Most say the same thing - remove as much as possible, and wrap everything up. Some people go as far as wrapping the entire block saran wrap. IMO as long as you use a good block off plate you don't need to go that extreme. Tin foil is really helpful for wrapping up specific things you don't want to get paint on because you can mold it to the shape.

I used a filler primer that required a good deal of sanding... three or four coats of that with sanding in-between, followed by three or four coats of paint.



After that, added a clear. I used a VHT high heat clear but I'm not entirely happy with it and may add something different later. "Look ma, no holes!"




Right after I finished putting the TMIC on...



At this point I don't consider it to be done. It's definitely a good accomplishment this far but I have more ideas about what I want to do, with a target date this Summer in mind. However, everything is going on hold for a bit, I have a baby daughter arriving in a planned c-section on February 14th.... FOUR DAYS!

Again, I really appreciate all the support from the community so far. I may not win, but I have a feeling it will be close
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #24
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Bumpity for a good friend! Wanna do mine lol
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #25
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I would do it for parts
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