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Old 09-13-2010, 12:58 AM   #26
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gotta love people who deviate. cant wait to see more pics!
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:07 AM   #27
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:16 AM   #28
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Subscribed, can not wait to see how this turns out.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:19 AM   #29
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:51 PM   #30
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:35 PM   #31
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is that all done with a flux welder??
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:48 PM   #32
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:21 AM   #33
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Holy damn dude, that is bad ass! Where are you located man?
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:01 AM   #34
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:12 PM   #35
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Nice! My father's side of the family (including my half sister and half brother) is from South Plainfield. Nobody from my family has lived there since 1980 that I know of, but yeah. At some point you should put your location (and once you're done, your vehicle ) into your profile. There's a LOT of people that are in the North East, and you might be surprised what letting people know where you are can get you

Anyway, back to the thread topic: This is going to sound pretty friggin' nit-picky, but why didn't you cut the bed while it was still intact? Hell, I might have even considered throwing some bracing in there, like you would for chopping a hot rod. You might find that taking it apart and then cutting it could allow the bed's panels to warp somewhat and the bolt locations could shift just enough to be fairly time consuming/annoying. Obviously it's not a huge issue in any way, but it's something to think about. Which reminds me, since you're going to be keeping the WRX rear suspension geometry, is there any chance that you might be putting some strut braces on there at some point? To be honest, I don't see it being much help in the front (it'd still do something obviously), at least not nearly as much as the rear . If you were going to be hauling anything, you could just unbolt the center section of the rear brace, unless whatever you were hauling was small enough to fit underneath of course. I don't know about you, but my Impreza flexes a fair bit, so I could just imagine how much the rear end of a hardbody (especially after this much time) might flex under hard cornering .

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Old 09-16-2010, 03:30 PM   #36
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If you were going to be hauling anything, you could just unbolt the center section of the rear brace, unless whatever you were hauling was small enough to fit underneath of course.
What about a beefy (boxed frame?) roughly U shaped brace that follows the contour of the bed?
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:48 PM   #37
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I cant wait to see this thing get sideways lol.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:51 PM   #38
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What about a beefy (boxed frame?) roughly U shaped brace that follows the contour of the bed?
That is a novel idea, though I suspect that it would be cheaper, easier to make (if one chose to make it themselves), and less invasive to just have a regular brace. Remember, you can remove the center section from the mounting plates with a regular tower brace, and it wouldn't weigh as much as what you're talking about.

To be perfectly honest, having given it some thought, the rear end on a pickup is so light that I suspect you would lose rear end grip long before being subject to the sort of loads in which a rear strut tower brace would be particularly effective at handling
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:53 AM   #39
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This is going to be awesome. Nice fab work, I used to have a buddy that was in to lowrider trucks, he had an old 85 gmc s15 laying frame and then he moved on to subarus. I will HAVE to foward him this thread, he loves to build crazy off the wall stuff. You might start a trend

What else is in the plans? Cage?, motor build? I'm anxious to see how you're going to do the rest of the interior, or are you just going to leave it stripped basically?
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:16 PM   #40
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^^^ yes, very sano fabrication! I am interested to see how you enclose the bed of the truck. i imagine the wheel well hump with an extra bulge on top for the strut?
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:26 AM   #41
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:45 AM   #42
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:57 AM   #43
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:10 AM   #44
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Good work order, this thing will be nuts.... any thoughts about how your going to deal with the light rear end? I know a lot of SRT-10 and SVT Lightning boys run things like baffled water tanks and sand tanks to get some weight in the back. Speaking of weight, do you have any guesstimates on weight balance?
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:24 PM   #45
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really nice!!!
got lots of skills!!


I have both too(wrx and hardbody) and never tough of putting them together




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Old 09-20-2010, 09:11 PM   #46
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I challenge u to an almost subaru challenge. Keep up the sweet fab

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Old 09-22-2010, 02:48 PM   #47
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Is that like an SP-100 or SP-135?
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:21 PM   #48
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This thing done yet? I crave updates!
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #49
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yes this is awesome! I love custom things like this.
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