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Old 01-22-2013, 04:37 AM   #101
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Well, my wife has been itching to get some 'real' pics of the cars, so I got my 18/25 charcoal tint on Saturday and Sunday we went to town. So impressed, we wound up with almost 100 good shots, here's a few of my favorites:



This one just looked brochure to me:


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Old 01-22-2013, 06:49 AM   #102
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looks much better wihtout the stripe, and now with the cleared headlights.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:31 AM   #103
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Still love the Saab wagon. Wish there were more of them around.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #104
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I love your wagon, it looks amazing!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #105
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I'm a fan again. Car looks so much better without the stripe.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:17 AM   #106
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Hey, it could always be worse...

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=41160

Thanks for the compliments, especially to those that didn't dig the car before. Talked to my exhaust builders today, sound like I'll be lucky if we start fabbing by March That may mean no work on the car for a bit unless I get one hell of a refund and decide to get some gauges.
I decided to go with an SMY Clustermaker housing Maddad basic Oil Pressure and Boost gauges for starters. Still trying to decide if I want to add more brushed metal inside the dash: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Subaru-Impre...-/160941755205
Or, alternately, I'm thinking about painting the center console Black, getting a new black knob for the Avic, and these overlays for the HVAC controls: http://www.subtle-solutions.com/prod...eecccdf63ed771
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #107
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hahaha!! The comments made my morning lolol





...and "plasti-dip the windshield black" hahahaha
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:58 AM   #108
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nice progress so far! i dig the strips if they were in the middle of the car..

i'm actually surprised nobody has commented about your pretty wife in the last pic.. LOL!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #109
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To be honest, she had some really hot pics I intentionally didn't post on Nasioc :P figured she'd slap me whenever she reads this thread this week.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:35 AM   #110
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looks good i like it a lot.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:01 AM   #111
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Moore Blast plates just arrived. Great construction and finish for a part nobody will ever see. Unfortunately, someone missed packing the bolts for this baby, but I'm guessing that was a small goof. Planning on these as a little extra insurance while I save and search for the right 6 speed deal; can't hurt for whoever winds up taking my 5MT second hand either. Feet and meat included free of charge:
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:20 AM   #112
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Got a few issues with some new electronics I ordered , so filled time by continuing the blackout process.

For the interior I picked up a some 3M Gloss Black 1080 film and wrapped the center dash:


Big thanks to Suby WRX for helping me with the wrap today. Finish kooks like a flatscreen bezel, and a far better match for the Pioneer Avic deck. Overall very stock in appearance, next steps are to black out the Avic Knob, HVAC controls and Climate control sensor port. Still debating if I want to do anything with the hazard button, I don't like the JDMs, but it would look better on Black than silver. Also took time to swap out the white iPod cable for black and ran initial backup cam wiring.

Also got a new Perrin Alternator cover on:
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:00 AM   #113
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You might want to adjust your radiator shroud so it's on top of the grill, not below it kinda crooked like
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #114
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You might want to adjust your radiator shroud so it's on top of the grill, not below it kinda crooked like
Weird. It's not crooked, but it does totally look that way in the pic tho. It's bolted right to the frame and radiator.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #115
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You can clearly see where the grille goes over the shroud. I think it's supposed to be the other way.

Edit* your shroud is splitting the air coming into the grille,not directing it to the radiator like it should.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #116
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The Saab is looking fantastic man! You have a very attractive wife as well, congrats!
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #117
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You can clearly see where the grille goes over the shroud. I think it's supposed to be the other way.

Edit* your shroud is splitting the air coming into the grille,not directing it to the radiator like it should.
I think it does on an 08+, but I can confirm there's no way on a Saabaru to get it over the grille, not sure on a regular 04/05. My radiator brace is quite lower than the top of the grille itself.

Edit: looked at some pics out of curiosity; the air funnels properly on an 04/05 WRX; it just doesn't fit the same way on my car.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:48 AM   #118
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Figured that the vent rings need to match the center console rather than the A/C controls:


Got in my red Vinyl, new Avic knob and HVAC overlays, this came out better than I expected (sorry about the dark pic):



Last but not least, swapped out the leaky PS pump and cleaned up this gem of a puddle:
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:22 AM   #119
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Your saab has come a long way! I'm diggin' it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:17 AM   #120
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Shoulda bought a civic :/ I want to stab my self in the eyes to avoid being able to have that awkard urge to check up on this thread every so often.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:19 AM   #121
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Car looks amazing man, great work! Love that you made it your own and tried different things without listening to everyone and following the status quo.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #122
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Shoulda bought a civic :/ I want to stab my self in the eyes to avoid being able to have that awkard urge to check up on this thread every so often.
Uhhh, ok

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Car looks amazing man, great work! Love that you made it your own and tried different things without listening to everyone and following the status quo.
Thanks man, although I do like the clean look I have going much more, I wish I could have run that stripe a little longer. It was so well done in person, I'd never seen one on another Saab or Subaru and it was amusing to get some responses . I probably always worry that a car is losing character in some way when the criticism drops off, may be some kind of disorder...
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #123
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Dude man, your car looks great. When you dont get criticism or anything at all is when you worry. I posted my car. No one really has said anything. But then mine isnt special either.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #124
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looks good! the stealth look is much better in my opinion. good choice on a beer wagon!
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #125
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Currently has 2 small kegs, 13 cases and a 6 growler cooler, we're launching Boise this week!
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