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Old 04-18-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Chopping up my STI Doner.

Once I stripped my 05 STI doner, I was left with a damaged carcass on 4 stands in my shed. Grabbed the old "Sawzall" and a bag of blades and started chopping. Front part of the car from the struts forward was first, then I chopped it in 1/2 at the shifter hole. Couple thoughts:

1) The construction of the car is impressive. I've chopped up an integra before and the metal thickness and re-enforcement built into the Impreza chassis just crushes the Integra.

The sills, are 3 layers of steel with a center stiffening sheet. The Integra sills were just hollow tubes. I can see how the GD Impreza's got a reputation for stiffness. I checked and my WRX chassis is constructed the same as the STI.

2) I cut off the a-pillars and well, they're just a-pillars. I've always heard the rumor about some sort of re-enforcement rod in the a-piller that needed to be cut in a special way. Not on this 05 STI. 4 layers of steel sure but, no special re-enforcement that I could find.

I'll probably have the rest of it chopped up and in my truck by tomorrow. The empty carcass can't weight more than 500 lbs.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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no pictures of this.. BAN
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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I took pictures. Got to find an easy way to host them .
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:38 PM   #4
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B-Pillars are where the reinforcement is
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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We shall see. They're on the chopping block tomorrow.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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Ive cut up 4 WRXs and the B pillar is pretty serious. The fire and rescue blades are the best since they are pretty heavy duty.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:16 PM   #7
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Let's see those pics.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:35 PM   #8
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Took the last load to the dump Saturday and still have the rear windshield in my back yard. Two truck loads and it was gone, cost me about $30 to dump it.

Who do you guys use to host pictures? My current hosting is a pain in the ass.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:28 PM   #9
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:15 AM   #11
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Interesting. Did you get the pics posted yet? Let's see 'em.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:50 PM   #12
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These are just to hold people over...

We want to see STI carnage!













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Old 05-11-2009, 01:49 PM   #13
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These are just to hold people over...
LOL.

Many thanks! You have temporarily satiated my desire to see cars cut into tasty morsels!!!

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Old 05-11-2009, 02:02 PM   #14
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??????

a MY05 sti does not have quarter panel glass/wrong cvr also

is your donar car a 1990's legacy?
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:06 PM   #15
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??????

a MY05 sti does not have quarter panel glass/wrong cvr also

is your donar car a 1990's legacy?

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Old 05-11-2009, 06:27 PM   #16
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why did you take it to the dump and pay to get rid of it? should be able to find a scrap metal recycler near you that will pay you for the raw metal.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:48 PM   #17
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That is a 92-94 Legacy. The 90-91 had a different rear bumper/tail light.

urabus555 Why'd you kill what looks like a good shell?
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:26 PM   #18
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why did you take it to the dump and pay to get rid of it?
The $20-30 I might have gotten for scrap wasn't worth me even picking up the phone to find a scrap dealer. Time and hassle are worth more than a couple bucks. When you get to be my age, you'll figure that out too. I'm sitting on a bunch of parts. The hassle of selling them doesn't justify the effort.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:23 PM   #19
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B-Pillars are where the reinforcement is
Yup.




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Old 05-12-2009, 12:24 PM   #20
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You know, I saved the B-pillar because of what I found. The one on the WRX has 2 of those round rods in it.

My sawzall made short work of them though. I made a cut under the roofline and at about shoulder height if you were sitting in the car. The strong construction of the subaru is one reason I chose it as a track car. My civic was built like tinfoil in comparison.
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