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Old 01-25-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
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Default Winter project... (delayed one year)

So in November (of 2006!!!) i picked up this rolled 03' sedan. Only 35k miles on it and it drove right onto the flat bed when i towed it home.
I stripped out the interior, pulled most of the wiring harness then other 'priorities' came up and it sat for a YEAR!

Two weeks ago the clutch finally went out in my wagon. Some motivation was found so i spent the last WEEK cleaning my garage to the point of being spotless (it was pretty messy). And as of yesterday got back to wrenching.
Got the subframe, rear diff, driveshaft out tonight... tomorrow i pull the motor/tranny and get the car out of the garage and move my wagon in!!!

I'll update this thread as i move along... should help keep me motivated





And here's what it's going into
(ok, this ones my old mans but mine is the same)


Maybe now i'll have the power i've been lacking
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:07 AM   #2
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Sounds like its is going to be a cool project. Maybe its just my computer but i cant see the pictures...
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:20 AM   #3
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that looks like some fun, is that your field?
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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that looks like some fun, is that your field?
No, that's the rallycross field at the Fairgrounds in Astoria, OR.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:26 AM   #5
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That will be a great project.

Take lots of photos and make a complete writeup. I love build threads and will check back often.

How much does a rolled wrx normally go for?
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:36 AM   #6
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That is a very large box of coffee...






(Oh, and good luck!)
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:51 AM   #7
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Wow, you aren't kidding about cleaning the garage! You can actually see the floor in there now. Good luck with the project. If you ever need another set of hands let me know, i'll swing over and help you out.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:52 AM   #8
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I've known James for quite a few years now, this will be a good project for him, but if he gets into trouble, he knows that I am just a phone call away. Good luck James!!! By the way, he comes from a rally family, his mother use to drive performance rallys on the east coast before James was born, his father was her co-driver. His father and he drive rallyx these days.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:10 PM   #9
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I've known James for quite a few years now, this will be a good project for him, but if he gets into trouble, he knows that I am just a phone call away.
He knows how to call Tex too.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:36 PM   #10
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nice bike. sounds like a fun project.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:25 PM   #11
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He knows how to call Tex too.
Maybe so, but Tex has never done a conversion so why would he call
Tex???
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:14 PM   #12
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Dropped the gas tank last night.
Drained it this morning and got a full 10 gallons out of it!!! Yay for free gas.
Headin' back out now to pull the motor...

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Old 01-26-2008, 06:17 PM   #13
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So are you going to be doing the whole swap wiring and all or are you gonna have another shop like PIA do it?
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:37 PM   #14
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So are you going to be doing the whole swap wiring and all or are you gonna have another shop like PIA do it?
Doing the whole swap

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Old 01-26-2008, 06:44 PM   #15
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Woah, your in Duvall? I'm in Duvall also, we should meet up sometime. I just picked up a 05 STI.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:25 PM   #16
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Maybe so, but Tex has never done a conversion so why would he call
Tex???
so his GL wagon came with the 2.2L in it?

maybe you need to define 'conversion'...
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:29 PM   #17
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Woah, your in Duvall? I'm in Duvall also, we should meet up sometime. I just picked up a 05 STI.

I'm in Monroe, let me know if there is a gathering somewhere. Always love to talk Subie
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:16 PM   #18
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so his GL wagon came with the 2.2L in it?

maybe you need to define 'conversion'...
Well what type of conversion is this thread about? Do you think he did that with no help??? He got plenty of help from plenty of people. Maybe you should stay out of something you know nothing about.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:51 PM   #19
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So James, that beast gonna be ready for the rallycross season or you gonna rock your pop's 2.2?
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:11 PM   #20
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Well what type of conversion is this thread about? Do you think he did that with no help??? He got plenty of help from plenty of people. Maybe you should stay out of something you know nothing about.
just because he had help doesn't mean he doesn't know anything. surprisingly enough, people have the capacity to "learn".

ironically enough, i had a conversation with another individual on what kind of cranky response you'd come back with. guess we got our answer.

i think you should stop being such a negative know-it-all all the time.

to the OP.. good luck with the swap!
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:34 PM   #21
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Looks like its gonna be a cool car. DAMN yo that PSM rex musta had a nasty SPILL!
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #22
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So James, that beast gonna be ready for the rallycross season or you gonna rock your pop's 2.2?
If all goes well! The only reason i ran modified in my the old mans car was so i wouldn't lose my points when my swap was fiinished (midway through last season).

I guess this shows how much things you have planned aren't always what happens...

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Old 01-26-2008, 11:22 PM   #23
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And taken about half an hour ago

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Old 01-27-2008, 12:04 AM   #24
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I know you have more pics; I was there. Way to go James. When you picked up the engine hoist around noon today I didn't think it would be that far along this evening.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:13 AM   #25
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Got some more done today.

Pulled the crossmember, Controll Arms, Steering Shaft, Steering rack, Heater core, engine wireing harness, and the rest of the main wiring harness through the firewall.

So the stripping of the WRX is now COMPLETE!!!

Time to get it out of the garage and get my car in and start over...




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