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Old 11-22-2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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So figured it was time to put all this down before I forget it all !!!!
bought the wagon brand new in September 2001 and it started it's life as a Gx 2.0l auto.
My wife is from Tokyo so I get to go to Japan quite a lot and first trip there after I got it I started to get parts - 10 years on it hasn't stopped !!!!
It went through numerous incarnations to get to this point where I'm close to having it to the specs I've always wanted.
spec data

Engine:
V7 STI jdm engine with big port heads and Vf30
V7 Jdm STI ecu tuned by MSR
JDM STI spec c dinted top mount
Full Jdm V8 STI loom swap inc waterspray
Walbro fuel pump with Spec C fuel surge chamber
HKS oil cooler
Zero Sports intake pipe, radiator plate and splitter
Greedy radiator
S203 Titanium rear muffler
SS 3" dump and mid exhaust
Beatrush engine mounts
Beatrush engine tray

Drive Train:
V8 spec c dccd 6 speed
V8 spec c R180 plated rear diff and driveshafts F&R
DCCD Pro controler

Suspension:
Ohlins Coilovers
STI Titanium front strut brace and STI rear wagon strut brace
STI alloy front control arms with Zero Sports roll Centre adjusters
Rear Alloy STI lateral links and STI pink trailing arms
Carbing full front brace 'U-brace replace'
Stock STI front sway bar with Flatt Racing links
Rear Cusco sway bar with whiteline links
Paranoid Fab front fender bars
STI spec c 13:1 quick rack

Brakes:
Brembos front and rear
DBA 5000 discs front and stock Brembo discs rear
Prova style front brake ducts

Wheels:
DD - Rays Volk Ce28 17 x 8 +44
Track - BBS Spec c option wheels 17 x 7.5 +53

Exterior:
Front sedan fenders
Rear sedan 1/4 conversion (covered later in this thread)
STI Prodrive edition front bar and Grill
Spec c roof vent
Sti Hid headlights with working leveler

Interior:
Full V7 JDM STI wagon front, rear seats and door cards
Recaro SPG bucket for track
STI V8 steering Wheel
STI V7 cluster Aus version - 260 Km/H
Defi gauges - Boost, Oil Pressure & Temp, Water Temp

Road Tuned by Michael South netting 190Kw atw

So I have a batch of parts that I have here and I'm planning on instaling after Christmas once the bank account recovers from the rear sedan 1/4 conversion.

Greedy T518z
S202 STI red silicone Intake
KillerBee sump/pick up & Baffle
Kando EL headers
new DCCD Pro latest version and V7 Spec c jdm cluster with dccd lights
Install then back to MSR for final retune.

thats enough for now so some pics








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Old 11-22-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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OK so here we go with the rear sedan conversion.
It had been on my mind for about 6 years, ever since I put the front sedan fenders on and always thought it looked good but definitely wasn't complete. the IAG thread and Cribbie (thanks mate) were a big inspiration to me and made me bite the bullet and finally get round to doing it.
So as far as the actual job went it took about 8 weeks - was a cash job so it wasn't the highest priority at the shop but want to say a big thanks to Shane at A & J Smash for the effort he put into it. Right from the start he said he wanted to make it look like it came from the factory like that. And apart from 1 small issue it is spot on.
We went the route of cutting the 1/4's as opposed to welding over as we decided it would end up stronger and look better.
So I amassed the parts - rear sedan 1/4's & rear sedan doors - doesn't seem like much but it's definitely not a small job.
All cuts were done as close to the Subaru specified panel cuts where possible and replaced as per stock.
A few issues
1. need to swap the rear sedan door glass for wagon glass as it's a taller window for the wagon roof line.
2. Rear Bar Issue - this we hadn't heard anything about - the rear sedan 1/4 is longer than the wagon so when the rear bumper was put back on it hung out into the wheel arch about 1/2 inch. we had to cut and mold the rear bumper to fit correctly - this has resulted in a not 100% perfect arc on the wheel well - I have another bumper and in the new year we will look at some better way of cutting to ensure the arc remains constant.
anyway here's some pics of the journey - I'm sure I'll remember more and add as needed.
any questions etc if your planning this yourself just shoot me a PM.

marked for cutting

first 1/4 mocked up

welded and smoothed

RHS primed

Fuel side inplace

tacked on

bogged

inside door

fuel side primed

painted

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:03 AM   #3
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Nice job! The car looks GREAT!!!

Cheers
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:41 AM   #4
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White and gold FTW! Great job on the car, cant wait to see the wide body convert pics
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:43 AM   #5
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great looking wagon man. can't wait to see the widebody
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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sexxy time love it Andy
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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Best bugeye wagon ever! seriously, part choices are excellent!
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:28 PM   #8
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That thing is sweet!
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:22 PM   #9
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Thanks heaps guy's, spent a lot of time getting it to be the way I want.
I'll do up the rear conversion section tonight.
cheers Andy
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:28 PM   #10
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some Interior shots



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Old 11-22-2010, 07:36 PM   #11
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i love it
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:09 PM   #12
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STI Prodrive wagon... whoaaaaaaa
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:01 PM   #13
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definitely a sick conversion

good job mate

is your oil cooler in the left foglight? should pm frayz and pick up one of custom fabbed ones made for prodrive covers!
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:07 PM   #14
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yeah oil cooler is in the right fog light, if you look at the pic on the track I have a spare Prodrive fog cover that has been cut out with a mesh insert for track use.
For daily drive I keep the standard cover on as it takes long enough to warm up with the full cover on as it is ;-)




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Old 11-22-2010, 09:09 PM   #15
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Looks awesome!
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:21 PM   #16
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:26 PM   #17
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soo nice!

what does ur oil temp reach under normal driving?
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:16 PM   #18
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normal about 160 track around 190 in your temps I think
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:09 AM   #19
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Definitely one of the hottest cars posted this year. Sick job mate!
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:08 AM   #20
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Just put up the rear sedan 1/4 conversion part.
ran out of pics allowed per post so will get up more later
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:59 PM   #21
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here's some more inprogress pics from the conversion






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Old 11-27-2010, 07:48 AM   #22
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just put some Jdm STi tail lights on today - pics tomorrow
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:17 AM   #23
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Looks like the car is coming together good.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:19 PM   #24
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Very impressive! your ride is awesome!
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:11 PM   #25
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woah nice work
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