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Old 02-05-2004, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Need advice on fixing up a wreck

Was curious if it is cost effective to buy a wrecked WRX or RS and fix it up. The major thing I'd be worried about is the frame damage. If it was minimal how easy would it be to fix it or get it straightend? Would it be a DIY weld job? Anyone know how much a professional frame repair costs?

I imagine the engine would be good too so that opens up alot of options.

The only other thing I am considering is just basicly buying a high mileage Rs and doing a swap. I'd have to dismantle half the car anyhow for the swap and things like roll cage. I guess alot of people do this <=== but figure I'd save alot more with a wreck. Plus I'd have alot more fun with the project.

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Old 02-06-2004, 01:33 AM   #2
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Make friends with someone who has been in the rebuildable car business for 10-15 years. They will know what to look for and what to avoid.(avoid individuals with polyester slacks and slicked back hair...AKA...salesmen) I don't think anyone on this forum will be able to quote you prices...because every car is wrecked differently. If you do get prices they may scare you away...or get you excited--but either way you'll have to deal with someone in person. Go to the source.

If money is an issue: be careful dumping lots of cash modding an R-title car(or any car for that matter)...because you'll never get it back.
If you're loaded: spend, spend, SPEND! you can't take it with you.
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Old 02-12-2004, 06:41 AM   #3
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Just noticed this thread. I'm an insurance adjuster and junk cars every day.
Subarus with front hits will often need 2 things: one or both frame rails replaced, and an engine (timing belt gets blown off and the valves get bent or worse).
If you're not experienced in rebuilding wrecks, I would stay away from this idea in a big way. The cost will kill you unless you have a yard full of Subys to pull parts from.
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Old 02-12-2004, 12:18 PM   #4
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WOW Thanks!
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