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Old 08-08-2016, 10:58 PM   #1
wrxnician
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Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been into Subarus since high school and actually work as a dealer tech now. I finished my Subaru Master Tech training this summer and decided to reward myself by buying a ****ty Craigslist WRX that needs some attention.

The car is a 2002 WRX wagon, midnight black pearl, originally 5MT. Came with no engine or transmission and needs a little front end body work, but the interior is about perfect and the underside is super clean since it's spent its whole life in southern states. The reason it was so cheap is because it has a small amount of frame damage on the front passenger side. Luckily I can get a deal on body shop work as well as parts, and can do the mechanical work myself.

This is definitely going to be a long term project and I'm still doing research as to which route I'll be taking. I have a good EJ25 shortblock from a newer Forester XT so I'm looking into doing a hybrid engine build. I'm also planning on switching to a blobeye front end with sedan fenders.

I'm pretty familiar with repairing these cars to factory spec but it will be fun to build something a little rowdier. Looking forward to learning from the forums!









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Old 08-09-2016, 12:32 AM   #2
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I was psyched until you said blobeye conversion.

Should be a sweet project though!
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:06 AM   #3
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Haha I've been trying to get on board with the bugeyes but just can't do it. Partly why I wasn't too upset that the front of this one needs to be replaced
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:17 AM   #4
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Too bad your profile isn't filled out... I have a blobeye front core support that's straight as an arrow, but we don't know where you are in the world.
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Old 08-09-2016, 06:13 PM   #5
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Oops thanks for the reminder
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