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Old 02-17-2011, 07:36 PM   #26
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All I have to say is, good luck with finding an RS-RA. They aren't exactly easy to locate. I bought a rolling body about a year ago. Chassis code confirmed it was an RS-RA, but it was literally just the shell with wheels, so it turned out to be a pointless exercise. I know the bloke who bought the engine from the car, and it lasted 700km, only the heads survived. The ECU still exists in a GT wagon. The worst part for me was the chassis was slightly twisted. Had to let it go, and couldn't take the doors, which had the STi stickers on them.

I kept the boot lid trim piece off it, but I'm not getting rid of it anytime soon.

I also have to ask, there aren't many of them around, so why essentially take another one of the road?
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:53 PM   #27
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I have been working huge hours as usual and very little time to go online but here are a few more pictures. I have painted all the fuel lines and assembled the manifold again, I am painting more pieces black tonight and will hopefully have the replacement cambelt cover and a few more hoses in over the next few days so that I can put everything back on the engine and get it running again soon. As you can see I went and recovered the wiring loom as well to make it look good again, fortunately the connectors are in great condition. Also we sent the Ferrari F1 engine back this week and had the pipes ceramic coated so I thought you guys might like to see it now, they are very complicated to assemble back on the engine!



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Old 02-24-2011, 12:08 AM   #28
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heres a couple of pictures of what I am doing right now, painting all the headlight buckets, bumper supports for the front and rear bumpers, the alt bracket and anything else that was black and had rust or could rust
also a picture of the air intake box after I cleaned it all up, now I'm just waiting for the paint to dry before adding another coat


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Old 02-24-2011, 11:34 AM   #29
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Project looks good. As far as the dealer goes it looks like you have a good case for fraud as he was actively concealing major defects with the camera angles. when asked about defects did not show all the problems which were obvious, as you wouldn't have bought the car or paid as much. Definitely fraud.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:10 PM   #30
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I have a legacy RS-RA rear garnish I'd be willing to part with, someone else wanted it but I haven't heard from them in a little while. I was going to do an rs-ra replica, even had the motor (already sold), but budget constraints forced me to abandon the project.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #31
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Great looking SS, you're restoring that car right!

kinda funny, youre like my twin or something!!



but you're doing a way better job than i am doing in restoring my SS

http://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41220

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:07 PM   #32
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Great looking SS, you're restoring that car right!
to know a little more about what it takes to fit one to sedan

kinda funny, youre like my twin or something!

but you're doing a way better job than i am doing in restoring my SS

http://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41220

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that is very funny I think we have the same cars I will take a look at your link!
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:06 AM   #33
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Any updates? I love looking through your work and this thread!
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:19 PM   #34
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I am missing the jack handle that fit in the tray, do you have that? anyone that could help me find a factory carpet kit as well would be greatly appreciated. It is medium grey, the sunroof had been leaking and the carpets were mouldy, we have spent hours looking for one on the net!
There's a Subaru scrap yard outside of Portland called Laurel Auto Body (lots of people call it John's parts). The contact is John Lenley at 503-985-7110 or 800-571-9955. I've picked up lots of small parts/pieces the dealer doesn't sell seperately or wants your left testicle, plus cash.

I don't know if he ships (most likely) or what costs are, but he has over 100 Subies on his lot and a wide range of models and years. It's the "go to" place around Portland. I'm sure he'll have parts you need.

GL with the build. I'm jealous of your shop work space.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:02 AM   #35
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i wonder what the next project is? i love reading your 'when ___ meets opportunity' threads
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:49 PM   #36
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Sorry guys...been working like crazy so I will just post some pics for now and write more later...I now have manifold back on and rebuilt turbo and sprayed the dash pad etc so it is all going back together




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Old 03-10-2011, 05:54 PM   #37
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I will have more pictures and information about this project when I have it running, I have had to stop some of the plans because of the amount I have spent on it and also have to get it running to have it smogged for registration before temp plate expires in a few days
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:33 AM   #38
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Here are a couple more pictures of the project. I now have the car smogged and registered and drove it to Las Vegas today so that I can pick up some of my things and have a windshield fitted while I am here. I would really like to mention Subaru of Las Vegas again, Ken who is the parts manager there has been outstanding with his help on both of my recent projects ( my 05 Impreza and My Legacy) I will have to organise a few more of the pictures and post some of it all together. I did not have time to paint the bumpers and rear wing however I will get those done shortly. I still have a lot of things to fix or replace including the air conditioning compressor is very noisy ( I think it is the clutch) and the diff is worn out, it has a huge amount of backlash so I will probably just replace it. I think the starter solenoid is bad but I need to check the safety switch first and also the fuel pump needs to be replaced.....on and on it goes. I was really careless in purchasing this vehicle, I believed the salesman at Auto 4 Less in Texas and he was very very dishonest and the pictures he sent made the car look like it was premium when it was far from it, I really need to do something about it but I am not sure what.
Anyway I will take some pictures tomorrow and post them so you can see the project at this point! It needs so much more work but I would say at this point it would be more like I thought it was going to be like when I bought it
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:06 AM   #39
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Awesome project and sick garage. Not only do I wish I had a leggy to tear apart and redo I wish I had a garage like that to do it in.
That is exactly what I thought. First I was jealous of the project, then I was even more jealous of your garage.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #40
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nice work dude! wish i had time and money to do that to my 94 turbo! just hit 201k too, maybe there's still hope!
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:45 AM   #41
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nice work dude! wish i had time and money to do that to my 94 turbo! just hit 201k too, maybe there's still hope!
Thanks, it has taken a lot of work, money is always the big problem with these projects, it needed much more work than I was informed about before I bought it but at least the body was in good condition. here are a few more pictures I took today


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Old 03-20-2011, 02:53 AM   #42
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heres a few more pictures of the project in different stages
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:35 AM   #43
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where did you order that back reflector for the trunk from??? my ss trunk got cracked by some idiot in the projects. let me know, i need.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:39 PM   #44
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where did you order that back reflector for the trunk from??? my ss trunk got cracked by some idiot in the projects. let me know, i need.
I got it from the dealer Subaru of Las Vegas, I think it was either the front grill or that piece was the last one that SOA had, however I will get you the part number and I can check while I am at the dealership on Monday also.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:50 PM   #45
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Looks great! Those first gen Legacies were really handsome in the turbo trim. They've actually aged really well, too.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #46
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Where are you located, OP? I've actually got a spare legacy turbo AC compressor if you want... hell, it would just be cool to see this car in person. My 93 SS is almost running again, and this thread has been really inspiring.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:58 PM   #47
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wow, you truly are extremely obsessive!

truly a magnificent build!
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:59 PM   #48
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looks good man great work and attention to detail
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:33 AM   #49
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Where are you located, OP? I've actually got a spare legacy turbo AC compressor if you want... hell, it would just be cool to see this car in person. My 93 SS is almost running again, and this thread has been really inspiring.
I am in Monterey Northern California. I am interested in the AC compressor. can you pm me your email address
thanks.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:29 PM   #50
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I had a great day today, I am thrilled to say I have purchased a full factory wrc engine. It is without intake and exhaust manifolds but I will be able to get those. I am still planning a legacy rs ra build in the future and this engine is going in for sure! I can not explain how excited I am about the Idea of a Legacy with a full blown wrc engine in it....man that will be awsome
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