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Old 04-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #251
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Love it. Inspiring.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:20 AM   #252
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I love your Subframe is it even possible to make one from scratch?
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #253
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I'm watch this one its looking like its going to interesting
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #254
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Its that time again. Didn't get as much done yesterday as I wanted I was feeling a little under the weather. However I did get the muffler and exhaust pretty much finished.

Started by mounting the muffler..



The reason for it exiting here is ground clearence. With how low the car is running the pipe under the rear CV would only leave about 2" of clearence so thats no good. I mounted the muffler tip a little higher then where I originally wanted it because I didn't want to have to stick the pipe 4-5" out to avoid burning up the paint on the side of the door. I'm going to make an aluminum heat sheid for around the muffler but I can still open and close the door without taking it out for maintanence.







Then I ran the rest of the exhaust. I have at least 4" of ground clearence along the entire underside of the car cept for the front bumper which is 3"



Made a little cut here to curve in a little faster to leave room for the aluminum 1pc driveshaft.



and finally the rear of the exhaust



The hole in the floor as well as the exposed exhaust/ muffler is getting covered in an aluminum firewall as well as getting wrapped. I'll be getting the aluminum for the floor pieces later today to start fabrication on them tomorrow.

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:49 PM   #255
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dude thats awesome!
yeah i got to see 1 or 2 of said "crazy ideas of which we dont know about yet" when i went to his shop like a week and a half ago and i will say they are gonna be freakin awesome! no SPOILERS from me but there is gonna be one!
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #256
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Hey all. Got some more work done. Yesterday I spent most of the day getting a bunch of mock up pieces made from cardboard.

Firewall...



Rear floor panel...



I have a couple other but they are not worth showing yet. Next I spent some time and cleaned up the remainder of the sound crap off the interior to get it ready to paint once I finish the rest of the bits.



Then I started work on fitting the dash. Just getting rid of the bits...





Some of the more experienced know but when doing a dash swap from GC8 to WRX there is this really ugly gap at the door jam. This Forester actually had a GC8 dash in it from factory so the WRX swap is essensially the same. However... I know few tricks to eliminate that gap.. Fits like factory.





Yesterday I worked from 8am to 1am and got a bunch done. Time consuming but every hour is an hour closer to finishing. I was contimplating what to do with the forward floor panal and it hit me so I started getting that all taken care of.

First I started with the framing.



Then I made the upper cover plate.



Unfortunetly at this time it was about 7:00 and getting to dark for good pics but I finished cutting up a bunch of pieces to finish it. I still need to get a bit more aluminum sheeting for the muffler cover but tomorrow when I post my update you'll get a another look at one of my super mega funtime special ideas...

More soon today is going to be abother productive day.

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:48 PM   #257
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Bravo, good sir. It's a pleasure watching you work. Can't wait to see this beast when completed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #258
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i see a stealth bomber! this thing is sweet johann! keep going!
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #259
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jebus
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #260
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so whats going to go in that framework to the passenger side of the rear diff?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:05 PM   #261
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That's for the next update
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:31 PM   #262
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my guess is a compressed gas canister, for an intercooler sprayer or NO2 or something.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:24 AM   #263
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my guess would have to be a relocation spot for battery, fuses, all that that he wants bolted down and out of the way. just throwing up guesses. that or a hidy hole for his "stash" and by stash i mean all the pics of hot subies he prints out off of here... LOL goodnight to all! and to johann THANK YOU!
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #264
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Damn, you're pretty good...

Update time!!!!!!

Started my day off on the right foot with gift from the UPS guy. FITTINGS!!!



Still missing a few that were back orderd but this is going to make working and fixing this beast a breeze. No more crappy hose clamps or torn hoses from barb fittings. All of the hoses have been consolodated to 4 sizes: Vacuum lines, -6an (3/8), -8an (1/2), and -10 (5/8). These are push lock style fittings so trackside replacing of hoses will be a snap and minimal tools will be required. I have an array of steel and aluminum weld bungs to convert the verious barb fittings over. Mapping out hoses and figuring out the required fittings is a pain in the ass but these guys had them all and the pricing was great. They even have the an/ metric fittings to replace bango or tapped holes in the block and manifold. Great place for one stop shopping when needing fittings. I have to have a few of my tanks rewelded with the new bungs so these will have to wait a bit before I can install them all. I am going to try and prep them this week along with the modifications I need to do to my intake manifold and intercooler.

Anyways back to some progress pics. Finished up the forward floor panel.



Super seceret cubby...





The battery fuse boxes and bulk of the harness will go here. Great for weight distribution. All on the passenger side by the axle and same level as the floor to lower the center of gravity. Still need to finish a few things up and paint the steel but I'll do all that once the cage interior is ready for paint. The battery itself is actually bolted to the steel square tubing on resting on the floor. Don't want my battery falling out from under the car... Still a ways to go yet.

Got the firewall piece cut and just set it in the there for now.



I'll be finishing this up and mounting all my crap to it today.



and finally the rear piece. I have a couple little things to finish up here as well. Going to make a couple cover panels that will cover the fillter next and sender unit to protect them if something lands on them. I should be able to run all the interior lines soon as well once I finish the firewall for the muffler.

I still have a crap load of stuff to do but I'd say progress is going well. I am hoping to have everything fabbed and ready to be puilled for paint, and powdercoating before the end of the month so fingers crossed.

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Old 04-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #265
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Jesus, you're a fabbing machine.
I'm really enjoying your work. You seem like the kind of builder I'd love to work with!
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #266
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ha ha i cant believe i got that right but thats something have thought about doing before, that is so sick! i have always liked an empty engine bay, and the idea of a hidden battery! that is awesome!

*im sure you have already thought about it* but make sure to make a good heat shield between that muffler and your cubby. dont wanna heat up your battery and melt wires and the battery case... would be all bad!
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #267
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where was your "one stop shop" for the an fittings?
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #268
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love love love the exhaust. that is so freaking cool!
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #269
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Mint!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #270
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this takes Awesome to a whole new level!!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #271
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www.getfast1.com or dynamic performance. I worked with Sonny he's a good guy.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #272
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Is it free shipping, or does it calculate it after you've checked out (shopping cart says $0.00)
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:20 AM   #273
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:05 AM   #274
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:36 PM   #275
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Hey all iiiiiiiiiiiits UPDATE TIME!!!!

Started the day getting everything that needs TIG welding ready to go. My buddy is going to TIG them for me since I don't have a welder (yet) while I finish up other things.

I got this Throttle body flange from my buddy Mike at PIA. Just had it laying around... I start with him whenever I need a strange part lol.



Finished up modifying the crappy replica manifold to get it over to the win side. I use an aluminum spool gun to tack the parts in place so they could be TIGed. Welds are ugly but they hold.



Then moved onto the coldside intercooler pipe...



BOV has a home now.



Nice full shot. Look at how short my piping whooo doggy!!



After that all the parts came off and I dropped them off at my buddies. Other parts that joined them were my P/S and coolant tank (getting JIC fittings welded in), and my coolant manifold (getting a filler port for the v-mount installed)

So with those parts off and gone it was time to keep busy with everything else. I started off by shaving my alternator braket down. Because racecar, it only needs to hold the alternator.





My P/S pump with new converted fittings gets installed...



and the rest of my day was used up running the brake/ clutch lines. Not using ABS on this car so I have a non-ABS pump and bias block. Installed them nice and clean like....



and finally the clutch line. Originally it runs on the firewall but I need the room for other crap so I ran a new line..



Well thats all I got for now. More soon I still have plenty to do...

Johann
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