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Old 01-30-2014, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default sleeper swap , 04 wrx into 95 gc

let the fun begin!!!

bout a year ago God allowed me to buy a 95 gc 2.2l with minimal damage to the front , it was running well with 224k on it.
i began by pulling all of the drive train out and putting it up for sale, to my surprise the engine and trans sold pretty quick.







since then it sat around with no progress while i was looking for a donor, and funds, with the help of my buddy i acquired a 2002 wrx wagon but it turned out to have a damaged engine.





i got excited and wanted to jump into the swap , but i thank God for giving me the patience and wisdom to see that it wasnt the best idea to jump in and start tearing things apart with out knowing much about conversions and building a vehicle.

with the knowledge and the expertise of my buddy, he suggested that i part it out since the engine was damaged and i was new to subaru, it would give me a chance to get acquainted with the vehicle and the layout of the basics . i am glad i went with his advice because it sure did give me a preview of what i am going to encounter when i actually do a swap. (thanks Slav )

here are some pics of the wagon and some parts










pretty much all that was left of it





getting late
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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Input is welcome!

Maybe someone can shed some lighton this.
I looked at the thread with all the body and engine codes and for my coupe I came up with gcm body and engine code?

It's a 95 coupe impreza no sunroof 2.2 L

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:44 PM   #3
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You are starting on a long road....don't ask how I know

First decisions to make is engine and transmission. Do you wan to go with a 2.0 WRX or with a 2.5 WRX/STI motor. Do you want to go with weak 5 speed or strong 6 speed?

The next decision entails wiring. Do you want to keep the GC dash,etc, then you have to do a wiring harness merged. Which harness to use depends on the first decision. If you're swapping all the swapped car parts, including dash, then no harness merge is required.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:38 PM   #4
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Well a lot of questions were answered for me when I had the winning bid fir this 04 Wrx limited eddition , looks like I am doing a full swap no harness merging , using the dash an all.


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Old 01-30-2014, 10:47 PM   #5
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Bunch of goodies on the car, Cusco strut bars ( will not be using on build( sold)) Tein springs Fmic Not sure on the turbo, definitely not stock Carbon fiber side view mirrors( not using (sold)) Turbo timer And best of all !!!! Sti long block , which was a total surprise 5 speed transmission , would have been nice to have the 6 but this will work. What can I say God is great even in the worldly things.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:52 PM   #6
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And there's my other piece of metal , collecting dust and trash , not for long tho

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Old 01-31-2014, 06:21 PM   #7
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Loads and loads of work ahead of you but have fun! The end result is worth it
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:36 AM   #8
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Buddy came over and with the fm tuner tuned to spirit 105.3 we got into stripping the vehicle from all it's guts.

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Old 02-02-2014, 12:38 AM   #9
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Rolled it right out.

Someone was trying to plow , didn't work I can tell u that

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Old 02-05-2014, 12:34 AM   #10
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My garage is a dump , time to roll up the sleeves big time.





Rolled out the 04 shell got some room now to clean up


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Old 02-05-2014, 12:42 AM   #11
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Moved my coupe sideways , created some leg room for me to lay down.



Tons of plastics left over from the 04 sedan , if u need any of them let me know, they were all in the gc , filled up the car with interior parts. Finally cleaned up a bit





Installed the gas tank , feels awesome to start putting parts on this thing



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Old 02-05-2014, 04:07 AM   #12
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Found some writing space, important things that need to b done U know what's going to go in next , yup the rear end , bout time this chunk of metal have some wheels

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Old 02-05-2014, 10:45 PM   #13
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Buddy brought over his gc fenders , we straighten the dents out , cause previous owner was trying to roll the fenders and practically demolished them in the process.

Put the first coat of filler on it, got to sand it down and c what we got... A bit chilly here but once u get moving it's ok :/



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Old 02-05-2014, 11:20 PM   #14
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One down , looks like a light skim coat and it's ready for primer





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Old 02-14-2014, 02:28 AM   #15
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Have been off my project was helping my friend with his gc8 body work,




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Old 02-14-2014, 02:36 AM   #16
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Had an idea to delete the gas cap door and weld it up and put it in the trunk but having second thoughts. Proly be dripping gas from the nozzle everytime unto the carpet
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:28 PM   #17
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All sanded down and taped up ready for spray




My friends gc8 that is
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:02 AM   #18
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Today was a productive day, we taped up the car, sprayed sealer on it,





Few coats of paint




And a few coats of clear, turned out great





I went home and relaxed and my buddy couldn't keep his hands off the car and started putting it together



Looking forward to the buffing
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:53 PM   #19
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Nice looking build! Have you modified cars before this?
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:08 PM   #20
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I have not, but I been watching a little how my friend did his. this blue gc8 is my friends just to make it clear, mine is still red but thinking of changing color to black.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:24 AM   #21
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I did have some fun with my friends subaru gl tho. He came with the idea and I gave it a try


http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...ht=1985+subaru
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:20 AM   #22
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nice. i dig that front end conversion.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:37 AM   #23
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Painted some more parts for friends car







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Old 02-25-2014, 12:38 AM   #24
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Looking shiny in the dark

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Old 02-25-2014, 12:44 AM   #25
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Back to my build , didn't get much done but will be going full steam soon

Pressure washed the wheel wells because I am changing color and will spray some undercoating










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