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Old 12-21-2008, 05:30 PM   #1301
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really nice like to have one as well hope there are more out there
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:21 PM   #1302
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that project looks like it's coming along nicely.

Keep up all the good work!
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:43 PM   #1303
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that will be one fun project car, good luck!
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:25 PM   #1304
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I found a couple 1/64th scale Subaru's on Ebay that I HAD to have... They just arrived today




All 3 are rather accurate for their size....

But I wish I could get a larger model with opening doors and such
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:06 PM   #1305
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wow...ur dealin with a rare subaru....im still just tryin to get one!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:13 AM   #1306
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nice work man keep it up!

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Old 01-05-2009, 01:48 PM   #1307
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Alright, I found some later model brake drums on ebay. I'll find out if they are compatible with the backing plates/etc. when they get here...

Hopefully they work, so I can use the longer studs and keep these wheels!
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:56 PM   #1308
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If you don't get oldskool gauges, like the Autometer Street Rod Old Tyme White series, I will be very disappointed in you.

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Old 01-05-2009, 01:59 PM   #1309
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not sure if you had seen this but i saw this posted over on dirtyimpreza... it's an ad for the 360 but they show another car later in the clip that looks very similar to yours...

they call it the starline in the vid... it's prob. around 5 mins or so in...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzvmPpXTAqM
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:23 PM   #1310
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I want to be done before I turn 30 (February 2010)
At least you will still look 15.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:13 PM   #1311
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At least you will still look 15.
I wish... My hair line is starting to retreat
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:15 AM   #1312
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:20 PM   #1313
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Well the drums I ordered didn't pan out... They are totally different



The hub mounts differently, the height is different, everything is different...

Has any other year FWD Subaru had Aluminum rear drums???

Anyway, I did get another suggestion that might help with the wheels. I'll look into that and report back later...
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:31 AM   #1314
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Man, it sucks you are having so much trouble with the wheels...
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:14 PM   #1315
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very nice!! good progress.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:14 PM   #1316
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you might be able to find what you need by contacting this guy
http://medford.craigslist.org/pts/979755765.html
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:17 PM   #1317
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you might be able to find what you need by contacting this guy
http://medford.craigslist.org/pts/979755765.html
Too bad I only need a couple parts, and a couple of those parts I'm just going to have repaired instead of trying to find new ones

The only things I could use would be the driver side glass window IF its a coupe, and the vent covers, once again if its a coupe...

I think someone else should take a look though and maybe buy it as a project car if most of it is still intact
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:18 PM   #1318
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Sweet....... Very Sweet.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:24 PM   #1319
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Damn this has gone by pretty fast! i remember just when this thread started and look how far its come now!
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:03 AM   #1320
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Alright, im at a critical juncture here...

I absolutely need to decide on what tire size to run!

I'm still 50/50 on going with 15" or 14" wheels, more specifically I either want to run 195/45/14"s or 195/45/15"s.

Yes, I already have the 14" Enkeis, however they still need restoring (which costs money) and I'd have to have spacers made for the rear (which is an issue due to the studs). But the more I see 15" small profile tires, the more I like them. And I havent seen 15"s on any FF-1's.

So basically, i've figured that each size has its positive and negative attributes:

195/45/14 tires (with either the Enkei wheels, or custom steelies)
Positives - Plenty of clearance to fit them, will allow me to lower the car even more (over 1" of extra lowering due to tire diameter), will accelerate faster due to smaller diameter and lighter weight.
Negatives - Will lower gearing ratio and screw up the speedometer a bit, also they look quite small on a car from the photos i've seen.

195/45/15 tires (with the Australian Superlights, or custom steelies)
Positives - will fill out the wheel wells nicely, will probably look better on the car, won't screw up the speedo/gearing much.
Negatives - more weight, won't lower the car any, with the Superlights they might not clear the front inner fender when turning.

So basically, the 15"s (which I know will clear the fenders if I did custom wheels, they are not that large for 15" tires since they have the 45 series sidewall) might be better for driving the car in rough conditions and at higher speeds and the car and might look more porportional, but the 14's would let me lower the car more which might look better too...

Either way, I still can't decide Basically, no matter which route I go, I still need to spend wheel money, and I can sell the Enkeis ASAP for cash which will go straight into any of the other wheel options...

Thoughts/Opinions?
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:33 AM   #1321
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I'm gonna vote 15"s. Bigger wheels always look better. Let's face it, you're not going to be winning any drag races in this little thing, so worrying about unsprung weight is kinda moot in my mind.

I'd go bigger wheel. Smaller sidewall, fills the fenders, looks classy. That's just me.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #1322
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At this point I'd go with whatever fits with the least amount of hassle.

Knowing what you do now about your wheel fitment problems, would you have re-worked the body while it was in the shop to make more room?
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:51 PM   #1323
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Well the fenders are not the issue right now, its the suspension itself. There is nothing I can do about that other than have a completely re-designed custom built suspension installed, which I have no interest in doing.

I've actually cut a little metal off the inside of the fender by where the tire was rubbing with the Peugeot 15's to increase clearance for the tire and for the control arm, but I don't believe it will be an issue with the smaller 195/45/15's and definitely not with the 14's (the Peugeots had 205/55/15 tires).

The major problem right now is offset. Here are a couple of pictures that illustrate the problem in terms of the offset:



Those are the 14" enkeis I have on a similar car (with a different rear suspension which these wheels don't have an issue clearing). These Enkei's have a +50 offset and are 6" wide, notice how the FRONT wheel is practically flush with the fender, while the rear wheel actually sits about an inch inside where the fender line is.



Now this is a photo of the 15" Pugeots installed, which are 6" wide and have an offset around +25. Notice how the REAR wheel is about flush with the fender (the tires are obviously wider) perhaps sticking out just a little which would be OK with my modified rear fenders, but the FRONT wheel sticks out about 1" from the fender...


Basically it appears that if I want the wheels to be even front and back, I need an offset around +50 or +45 for the front, and an offset of around +30 or +35 for the rear.

After seeing this pics again, i'm thinking the 14's with spacers in the rear might work best in this regard... HOWEVER, I can have the custom steel wheels made with a different offset for front and rear no problemo.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:05 AM   #1324
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check out this helpful caculator

http://www.rims-n-tires.com/rt_specs.jsp

lots of details about offset and tire size
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:12 AM   #1325
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looks like alot of work
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