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Old 10-17-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hey all. Starting another project....

The car used to be a buddies of mine. About 5 years ago after my wagon was killed. I bought an 03 Wagon to rebuild it. Since I still had all the go fast bits out of my wagon I sold and installed all the parts into this Forester. My buddy drove it around for a long time trouble free and it was very dependable. Recently he decided it was time for him to swap up to an STi. He wanted something stock and fast so I offered to buy his Forester to use as my dedicated Auto X/ Track Car.

I had been Auto Xing the Legacy for a while now and it was performing great but the ride was a bit hard, the gearing was way to low for good freeway runs and yes is was fast and relatively comfortable it wasn't really what I envisioned the car to be. So this winter the Forester is going to get the full race car treatment and parts will be coming off the Legacy so I can soften the Legacy back up so its a better hwy cruiser/ dd.

So on to the build. The Class I like to Auto X in is C1 FP an for track use I will probably start by just doing club days. Here is the current parts list that I have.

Engine:

STI Long Block
CP 9:1 Pistons
Manley Rods
Killer Bee Oil Pickup
Killer Bee Oil Baffle
Unorthodox Crank Pulley
Unorthodox Alternator Pulley
Unorthodox P/S Pulley
Custom Modded Tomei Replica Manifold
Modded WRX 800cc Injectors

Turbo/ Exhaust
20g XT 7cm w/ 3" Inlet
Custom Forward Facing Turbo Setup
Custom V-Mount Intercooler Setup
Custom Side Exit Exhaust

Drivetrain/ Brakes:
Ver 7 RA Spec-C Non-Dccd 6mt
05 STi 5x114.3 Hubs
ACT Prolite Flywheel
Exedi Certametallic Clutch
Agency Power Short Shifter
ACPT Carbon Driveshaft
STi Brembo Brake Calipers
Girodisc 2pc Front Rotors
Girodisc 2pc Rear Rotors
Girodisc SS Lines
Girodisc Maxi Pads
Custom Relocated ABS Pump
Custom Brake Lines

Suspension:
Stance XR Coilovers
Perrin PSRS
Perrin Rear Stuff Sway Bar Mounts
TSS Fab Custom Front Crossmemeber
TSS Fab Custom A-Arms
TSS Fab Custom Tranny X-Member
TSS Fab Custom Rear T-Bar
TSS Fab Custom Rear X Member
TSS Fab Adjustable Control Arms
TSS Fab Adjustable Lateral Links
Custom Stitch Welded Chassis
Custom Smooth Bottom Paneling
Whiteline Roll Center Kit
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline 24mm Front Sway Bar
Whiteline 27mm Rear Sway Bar
Kartboy Front Endlinks
Kartboy Rear Endlinks
Kartboy Shifter Bushings
Kartboy Subframe Lock Nuts

Wheels/ Tires:
Daily: XXR 527 18x9.75 on 245/40/18 Hankook RS-3
Race: XXR 527 19x9.75 on 275/35/18 Hankook Z214

Exterior/ Weight Reduction/ Safety:
Lexan Windows
Aluminum Roof
Gutted Front Doors
Bolt On Rear Door Skins
Gutted Hatch
VIS Carbon Fiber 02 Forester Tracer Hood
Liberal Replica FRP Front Bumper
Custom Aluminum Rear Diffuser
Custom Carbon Rear Spoiler
Custom FRP Fender Flares

6pt Roll Cage
Netami Carbon Bucket Seats
STi Dash
Shaved Harness
Fusebox/ Battery/ ABS Pump Located in Cabin

etc....

So I started the Project Yesterday by starting the tear down. Many of the original parts are going to be sold off and some of it already is. What I don't sell I will use the replace the Auto X parts coming off the Legacy.

Here is what She looked like before I started:







And 2 hours Later...








So this week I will continue to strip the car down to just a shell. Once I am done with that I am going to set it on its side and remove all the undercoating and then stitch welded the car and coat it. Then I'll put it back on its floor and working on installing the cage and wiring. I'll be working on this in tandem with 2 other projects to progress will be a little slow for a few weeks and then I will be on this for the rest of the year. Going to talk to TSS fab and get the Chassis parts done and sent so I can make it roller again after the Lego is stripped.. Stay tuned.. I

ts no Celaru but this is going to be a good one..

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Old 10-17-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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SO Sick Johann. I can not wait to see it in person!


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Old 10-17-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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I can't wait to pick up that motor. You free on Friday or Sunday? Sat is a wash for me. Anniversary... lol

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Old 10-17-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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awesome!
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:01 PM   #5
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This is going to be so cool. I CANNOT WAIT to see how this turns out. In for the awesome
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #6
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This is gonna be dope as usual!
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:12 PM   #7
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You're the man Johann! I can't wait to see this in person too! GL with the build! I remember this thing with the wrx motor in it, can't wait to see the potential of the sti motor!
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:20 PM   #8
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You've built some incredible cars, I can't wait to see how this turns out!
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:30 PM   #9
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This is likely going to be another great build!

Can't wait to see the finished product already!

Good luck, Johann!
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:48 PM   #10
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opps double post.

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Old 10-17-2011, 06:48 PM   #11
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Thanks guys I am excited about this one. It will be a good stepping stone to get all my ducks in a row for the Subreal Atom project I want to start this spring maybe.

Going to be working on removing some of the drivetrain tonight. I am using the heater/ blower motor and modified dash support bar for another project so I will be working on that night as well. Be on the look out for a for sale thread for this and the Legacy in a couple weeks. I have some good custom bits to post up.

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:52 AM   #12
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Yep Fri & Sunday...


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Old 10-18-2011, 12:30 PM   #13
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Hey all. Got some more work done last night. Engine is ready to pull, suspension is ready to come out and I got some more work done on the interior.



Here's a pic of the shop. The car next to it is getting a few parts of the fozzy to help pay for the initial cost of buying it and then its getting a nice helping of Johann flare.

Smooth Engine Bay
Tucked Brake Lines
Tucked Wiring
Custom Roll Cage
Full WRX Wiring Swap
Full WRX Dash Conversion
Ver 7 JDM STi Motor Swap
05 STi Brembo Brake Conversion
Custom Fender Flares
18x10 Rota SVNr w/ 255/35/18



I'll post up some pics when its closer to getting put back together.

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Old 10-18-2011, 03:16 PM   #14
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In for updates. <3 Fozzies.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:11 PM   #15
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Who flocked your dash?


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Old 10-18-2011, 09:20 PM   #16
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This is going to be awesome! can't wait to see this transform!

GL the rest of the way.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:09 PM   #17
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can't wait to see the rest!
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:01 PM   #18
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It's actually microsuede and I think Dan (evoklr101) did the work
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:07 PM   #19
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I say swap a celica drive line into it.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #20
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Hey all. Got some more work done last night. Engine is ready to pull, suspension is ready to come out and I got some more work done on the interior.



Here's a pic of the shop. The car next to it is getting a few parts of the fozzy to help pay for the initial cost of buying it and then its getting a nice helping of Johann flare.

Smooth Engine Bay
Tucked Brake Lines
Tucked Wiring
Custom Roll Cage
Full WRX Wiring Swap
Full WRX Dash Conversion
Ver 7 JDM STi Motor Swap
05 STi Brembo Brake Conversion
Custom Fender Flares
18x10 Rota SVNr w/ 255/35/18



I'll post up some pics when its closer to getting put back together.

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You got all the WRX parts already?
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:42 AM   #21
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That list was for the rs that next to it that I am also working on. I think that's what you ment. Maybe... The rs is getting a wrx wiring swap so we could do a dash conversion and run the sti swap easier using a wrx hydra.


It was already swapped. I dud the swap to this like 5 years ago for my buddy. I am swapping to full sti harness so I can run the avcs and so I can do a reflash and get the dependabilty of the stock ecu. If it turns out that won't work that's fine I an saving one of my hydras just in case. Got the rear end and coilovers off but spent most of the night undercoating the rs next to it. That car take presidence over the fozz cuz it helping the fozz get go fast bits.

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Old 10-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #22
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Got a bit of work done to the fozzy the last few days. Finished stripping it out and its ready to be put on her side so I can strip all the undercoating off and stitch weld it. I have to spend this week working on the GC sitting next to it but maybe this weekend I'll start stripping the underside down.







Yesterday took an 8hr drive in the Zombie Killa to go pick up some parts for her. Picked up an 05 STi engine, a full harness, gas tank, steering column, dash etc...

I'll be tearing into this harness in a week or so and taking all the covering off it so I can start cutting out all the crap I don't need.

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Old 10-24-2011, 02:51 PM   #23
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Pure awesome!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:58 PM   #24
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This is both a happy and sad thing for me. I miss this thing, but I can't wait to see what it becomes. Track Fozzy for the win!
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:41 PM   #25
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Love the Forester build...I have a '05 LGT Wagon and love the sleeper aspect. Have fun with it!
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