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Old 03-21-2014, 11:39 PM   #1
Sublimejoe
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Default 1993 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Picked this thing up today for next to nothing. I have some plans in mind so stay tuned!!





List of things definitely needed:

Exterior:

Two front fenders
Rear right side door
Hatch

Interior:

Radio
Under Dash Panel
Cluster maybe
Driver Side Door Panel
Floor Mats

Suspension:

Control Arm Bushings

Engine:

Tuneup for now

As of now, my overall plan with this car is to fix all of the exterior issues to the point where I can paint it.

Interior needs to be seriously cleaned before I can determine whether to replace little pieces here and there or try to find some nice JDM seats.

I will keep the car period correct and as clean as possible.

My main car right now is a 2006 Outback XT Limited, and I have been searching for a RHD Legacy for years. Here is my Outback:

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Old 03-21-2014, 11:42 PM   #2
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Nice, now where is my mail!!?!?!?



Looks like a nice project. My first car was a '93 Legacy FWD sedan (LHD, of course)...I haz nostalgia.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:46 PM   #3
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Hahaha I will probably put some sort of postal logos on it. 1993 is when they changed the logo so I can use the retro one for moar scene pointz.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:34 AM   #4
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Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:47 AM   #5
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I had a 91 like that but 5sp. I remember those wheels now. It was a tank, just ran and ran and ran....
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:30 AM   #6
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Thanks guys!! Been replacing things here and there, although now I am having some seemingly catastrophic problems with the engine, even at 109k miles. Ugh
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:19 AM   #7
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Ugh indeed. All I did was put in gas and change the oil.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:28 AM   #8
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What problems are you having with the engine? The EJ22 may not be the most powerful engine Subaru ever made, but it was one of the most indestructible.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:08 PM   #9
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What problems are you having with the engine? The EJ22 may not be the most powerful engine Subaru ever made, but it was one of the most indestructible.
Originally it was determined that it needed lifters, so those were replaced. Then later that day it started making this horrendous sound from the opposite side of the motor, which sounds like rod knock and/or a ten headed monster inside of the motor with a sledgehammer and a taste for blood.

A compression test revealed 50psi less pressure in one cylinder and a leak down test shows pressure leaking into the crankcase.

Took a look at the car again today, something made contact with the spark plug that was in the bad cylinder. When manually cranking the engine I can see something shiny and definitely broken while looking into plug hole will a flashlight, and it won't crank beyond the point when that comes into view. Not good.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:56 AM   #10
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I have one too these things are awesome go 2.5 if you have the chance
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:54 AM   #11
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^^ No way, the 2.2 is the better motor by far. I've owned both types of wagons and while the 2.5 has a bit more torque the headgasket issues are a no brainer in favor of the 2.2.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:14 AM   #12
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I gotta get outback flares for my 05 lgt wagon. Your xt is sooooooooooo gorgeous. I am now sold on removing my roof racks aswell.

Quick question to the OP, is that a red wrap on your tails? Or a diff lense all together? Looks great.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:12 PM   #13
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I gotta get outback flares for my 05 lgt wagon. Your xt is sooooooooooo gorgeous. I am now sold on removing my roof racks aswell.

Quick question to the OP, is that a red wrap on your tails? Or a diff lense all together? Looks great.
Thanks! The flares would be a real pain in the ass to put on a Legacy, the fenders on my car are actually stamped with holes for the flares to clip onto, so the fenders themselves arent the same as the Legacy ones.

Yeah, its red vinyl. I bought from a member on the LegacyGT forums but he no longer sells. Any good tint shop should have some red film for you, its basically just really dark red tint.
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