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Old 08-05-2013, 11:05 PM   #2801
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Congrats! I wanna see this thing up close now!
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:20 AM   #2802
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First purchase to arrive at my door is...... (drumroll....) Seats!

I have found some retro (early 80's) seats in like new condition.
Fabric + leather, adjustable and the perfect color combination

Still mocking up the mounts and sliders to install them permanently.
Just a tick wide but these will work nicely!





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Old 08-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #2803
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First purchase to arrive at my door is...... (drumroll....) Seats!

I have found some retro (early 80's) seats in like new condition.
Fabric + leather, adjustable and the perfect color combination

Still mocking up the mounts and sliders to install them permanently.
Just a tick wide but these will work nicely!
Looks great. I kinda like them without headrests.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #2804
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Looks great. I kinda like them without headrests.
I'm going to try both looks and see what I like best

Have to work out mounting / install

I am refreshing the OE seat sliders hoping to use them and make this a super simple install. I've de-greased them completely and am likely to attack them with POR 15 within the next day or so
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:18 PM   #2805
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Love the seats!

Note: the passenger side seat sliders were covered in battery acid at the junkyard
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:32 AM   #2806
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Love the seats!

Note: the passenger side seat sliders were covered in battery acid at the junkyard
Makes sense! They are a bit of a mess, but I did get them all cleaned up.

Came down with a horrible head cold (in August? seriously?!?) so no progress last night. Hope to have some energy today to get the rails rust proofed.

Zicam, NyQuil .... uh.... my aching head.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #2807
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Making some progress, getting things done one bit at a time.

Door cards/panels are out, original door skins are off to be restored and repaired.

Seat rails have been cleaned up - next is to sort out how to cleanly mount the new seats.



Grant steering wheel is out, the OEM steering wheel back in after a little restoration
Added a vintage steering wheel wrap, soaked the wheel in aloe leather conditioner for days.



Had some issues wiring up the horns, they were wired correctly but it took quite a bit of digging to work out that the steering column was no longer grounded.

Will fix that and hopefully tonight will have the horns firing up!


Good news!
Today the NOS crankcase is due to arrive - head gaskets shortly after that!
Now the fun begins -Jamie
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #2808
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I haven't followed this thread in over a year, but after watching a couple vintage Subaru videos, it going me to wondering how this project was going. So I jumped to the last page and was confused as to why Subie Gal was posting pictures of a similar FF-1. I thought the thread got hi-jacked by another project until I went back a few pages and read up on what was going on. I read about the sale and was sad, but was instantly stoked a couple pages later when I read that this car has a new home and will be completed. Keep up the fantastic work!
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:08 PM   #2809
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Had some issues wiring up the horns, they were wired correctly but it took quite a bit of digging to work out that the steering column was no longer grounded.

Will fix that and hopefully tonight will have the horns firing up!


Good news!
Today the NOS crankcase is due to arrive - head gaskets shortly after that!
Now the fun begins -Jamie
Can't wait to hear the horns! I wondered why they weren't working... I suck at wiring XD

Can't wait to see the crankcase too!
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:27 PM   #2810
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So glad to see this continue. The seats look great!
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:13 PM   #2811
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Can't wait to hear the horns! I wondered why they weren't working... I suck at wiring XD

Can't wait to see the crankcase too!
Wiring was fine!

Looks like there was some paint on the steering column which eliminated the ground contact. Simple once you figure it out. Should just need a good cleaning/scuffing and be all good again

I suck at wiring too.
My better 1/2 resolved this issue. Not me.
I yelled and threw things....


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So glad to see this continue. The seats look great!

thanks!
Seats were a pretty neat find! 1982 Mazda GLC Sport Seats
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:15 PM   #2812
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So much progress! Looks great--you definitely have a one-of-a-kind.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:06 PM   #2813
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So glad to see the car go to such a great home.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #2814
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So much progress! Looks great--you definitely have a one-of-a-kind.
thanks! it's a very special car for sure!

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So glad to see the car go to such a great home.
awww thank you!!


NOS crankcase arrived
NOS head gasket set arrived
Now to transfer everything over to the new crankcase.

Seats are going to the fabricator tomorrow
Doug at ChaseRace.com is going to mock up proper mounting mechanism utilizing the OE brackets to make the install super clean.

Once that's done at least I can sit in the car, pretend to shift and make killer car noises
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #2815
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feel free to follow along on my FB feed or Instagram (@inspiredphotos) as I randomly post updates there as well

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Old 08-17-2013, 10:54 AM   #2816
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J... You know my feelings on this... I can't tell you how much 'awesome' this truly is. I know Steve is happy.. Can't wait to see this thing come to fruition. Your gonna have to get a bigger trailer for the both of them now..

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Old 08-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #2817
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Good work girl! Glad you're the one who ended up providing the FF with a new home. Good to see it is continuing on in OE style.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:47 PM   #2818
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Oh man oh man oh man! How this is truly just an inspiration and this little car is going places!! So amazing!!! CANT WAIT FOR MORE!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #2819
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feel free to follow along on my FB feed or Instagram (@inspiredphotos) as I randomly post updates there as well
You're the only person I follow on Instagram just so I can follow the progress. That's not creepy, right? I've seriously followed this build for years.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:20 PM   #2820
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J... You know my feelings on this... I can't tell you how much 'awesome' this truly is. I know Steve is happy.. Can't wait to see this thing come to fruition. Your gonna have to get a bigger trailer for the both of them now..
Bill
Hahaha! thanks Bill

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Good work girl! Glad you're the one who ended up providing the FF with a new home. Good to see it is continuing on in OE style.
thank you!!

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Oh man oh man oh man! How this is truly just an inspiration and this little car is going places!! So amazing!!! CANT WAIT FOR MORE!!!
me either! I've got stuff on order and in progress and am getting really impatient!!!

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You're the only person I follow on Instagram just so I can follow the progress. That's not creepy, right? I've seriously followed this build for years.
not creepy at all I'll do my best to keep the build progress going! Maybe even a video here and there!
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #2821
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Well? It's out.

But... the NOS crankcase I purchased - seller had incorrect information and of COURSE it's not right for the car.

Back to the drawing board.

Got to find a solution.....

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Old 08-29-2013, 04:21 AM   #2822
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Is it in the realm of possibilities to have the holes welded and then the block re-machined? Maybe even sleeve the block?
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #2823
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Is it in the realm of possibilities to have the holes welded and then the block re-machined? Maybe even sleeve the block?
Right!
Next up is to tear it all the way down and inquire with a machine shop or 2
Repairing the hole would indeed would be my preference.

But I also have a line on some possible back up blocks as well.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:27 PM   #2824
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I just want that Iveco sign hanging up!
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:17 PM   #2825
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I just want that Iveco sign hanging up!
yeah my hubby may have an issue with that.
He loves his Iveco!

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