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Old 06-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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I'll be posting pics of the build from the last 6 months soon but for now here's how she stands!

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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Damn very sexy.. good look with the build
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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She started life as a FWD 1.8L Impreza L grandma grocery getter.

Picked up this donor for $1000. No rust, minor cosmetic damage, and original paint.

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #4
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1997 Subaru Impreza STI Ver 3 clip arrived from Japan!

Shopped around for a while to find the right setup in the right condition. Hard find but found one with low mileage and in good condition. Came shipped on one palet (entire rear end, all suspension components, wheels, brakes, deck lid, front end body panels, headlights, tranny).

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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Start of the breakdown!

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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Damn very sexy.. good look with the build
Thanks man! A lot of sweat went into this build but I'm very satisfied with end result....not to mention it was fun as all hell!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:09 AM   #7
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Converting rear end so I needed awd fuel tank. Fuel tank from 01 RS arrived in nice condition.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:11 AM   #8
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The old fuel pump wasn't gonna quench the STI thirst so I went with a higher volume Walbro.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:12 AM   #9
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EXIT Grandma!

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:15 AM   #10
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WOOHOO! Stuff is getting done in this thread. I wish I worked that fast.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #11
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Ricey Ebay exhaust .......but got it damn cheap......and it sounds ripe!! Diffuser in place.......came from Japanparts.com along with Cusco rear stablizer bar.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #12
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Old skool Speedline Mims wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 205/55R16's. AWESOME TIRE BTW!!

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:24 PM   #13
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this is awesome!
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #14
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STI brake hoses in place(all the way around).Old hoses were a bit dry rotted.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:33 PM   #15
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COMPLETE SEPARATION

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #16
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Firewall Fab Work......RHD clip so we have to adjust accordingly!

The one thing I don't do is weld.....so I had my buddy "TURBO TOM" do his thing....some of you probably have his "Ludespeed" turbo kits on your RS's from back in the day.

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #17
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Pedals, air box, harness in place..........what a biaaaatch!!

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:52 PM   #18
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Blacked out engine bay with some undercoating and then started reassembling firewall parts in preparation for the beastie!!

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #19
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Make way for the BEASTIE!! Was up till 3am cramming this bad boy in place. One man doing a two man job I guess......lol


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Old 06-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #20
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V3 front end installed..........actually decided later on that I was going to go old skool with the V2 hood, grill, and headlights.....you'll see!!

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #21
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Dash is partially in along with speedo and steering column......

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #22
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SHE'S ALIVE..........Started right up as if it were driven just yesterday. Bit of a GHETTO CRUISER for now.....but I'm going to drive for a bit to see if all checks out.

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:29 PM   #23
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Back to V2 front end. Couldn't resist those old skool lines.

Anybody need a V3 aluminum hood along with headlights and grill assembly???

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #24
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After some paintless dent repair(what I do for living if any of you locals need something http://www.cfldentrepair.com) we've arrived at the body shop for paint!

Doors off!!! along with pretty much everything else ......


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Old 06-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #25
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@ body shop

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