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Old 02-23-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default Just another build thread for a RHD Caged 95 GC Coupe w/JDM Ver.7 STi Swap

2 Yrs ago, Kale's Custom in VT built it for the previous owner (Next three pics):






On the way home from purchasing it from the previous owner in the fall:


At home with my three Subaru's:




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Old 02-23-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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Got a JDM Ver7 STi from Japan and brought it straight to Wicked Innovation, Kingston, Rhode Island:


Playing/Pretending like children:


Disassemble:


Cut the existing firewall to use the pieces:


Gut the engine bay to the firewall for some fab work:


Gut the interior to the firewall:


One side is done:






Master behind the whole RHD swap (Jimmy aka Wicked Body Works @ Wicked Innovation)

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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All welded and smooth:


Primed:


Engine bay painted black of course:




Thanks for looking, more to come as progress is made from Wicked Innovation...

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:10 PM   #4
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And maybe a few more at some point
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:15 PM   #5
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Possibly More pics?
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:45 AM   #6
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cool. looking forward to updates.
Righthand drive cars can be fun and a pain on US roads...speaking from first hand experience.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #7
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Hersh, you da man son!
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #8
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Love the RHD. I have driven around 15-20 hours ever total behind the wheel of 4 RHD swapped cars and I love it! Takes a little getting used to but once it clicks I would never wanna go back.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:12 AM   #9
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What ever happened bro? You got too into the build and just said eff it, and no more pics and info!?! Lol.. I'm doing the RHD swap as well but found a better way to do it, instead of cutting the firewall, you drill out the spot welds on it and remove the sub panel, then swap them out, and viola. Ofcourse u gotta cut out hole.and fill a couple, not to mention the brake master cylinder hole(which is twice as big as the whole damn part) but still a lot easier than cutting and welding a huge hole!
If you have any pics from this build, please post. I know it was a few years ago, but I'm interested!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #10
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What ever happened bro? You got too into the build and just said eff it, and no more pics and info!?! Lol.. I'm doing the RHD swap as well but found a better way to do it, instead of cutting the firewall, you drill out the spot welds on it and remove the sub panel, then swap them out, and viola. Ofcourse u gotta cut out hole.and fill a couple, not to mention the brake master cylinder hole(which is twice as big as the whole damn part) but still a lot easier than cutting and welding a huge hole!
If you have any pics from this build, please post. I know it was a few years ago, but I'm interested!
It's finished, here's a few pics that are uploaded. I stopped updating this thread bc it didn't appear that many people were interested so I was just going to save my time. It's much easier and cheaper to import a rhd car so that's what I do. I just bought a real 98 STi in japan and going to maybe rebuild it with this drivetrain from the ground up again possibly, still unsure. My plans always change.

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:18 PM   #11
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I love that you have a Justy! that's amazingly awesome. I am doing a v6 build on a MY00 platform if you have any tips on tuning please let me know.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:41 PM   #12
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It's finished, here's a few pics that are uploaded. I stopped updating this thread bc it didn't appear that many people were interested so I was just going to save my time. It's much easier and cheaper to import a rhd car so that's what I do. I just bought a real 98 STi in japan and going to maybe rebuild it with this drivetrain from the ground up again possibly, still unsure. My plans always change.

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Right on bro! It turned out nice. I'm always interested in others builds! It never gets old to me. I did the same thing as you , I just bought a Ver5 Type-R from Japan as well, I actually saw the build that ^^^DEVILTEG was doing, and got in touch with him. The Importer that we got our Cars from, buys them from private owners, and you basically tell him how u want it cut ect... And he has it shipped out.
You have a very nice selection of Subies! Also a gigantic shop! I would love to have a area that big to work on my car!
Good luck on all future projects, and thanx for sharing!

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #13
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My Washington in NH? I'm near ther if its Nh
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