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Old 12-02-2008, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default is it possible to swap a front end from a saab??

since i know they are essintialy the same car and i saw someone say oh i a have a sabbaru and i was wtf is that but im just wondering if its possible i know the wagons are so close to matching its not even funny even the body panels are the same except for a few differences like smaller fender flares...
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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Yeah, the front ends are interchangeable. Probably need a new upper radiator support and will need some new side skirts.

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:20 AM   #3
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I want to say I've seen a saabaru sedan before.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:39 AM   #4
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you have how did it look?? i might do it if i can find the right parts lol just as an experament haha
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:49 AM   #5
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1612873

just a mock up, but it kinda makes me happy....
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:46 AM   #6
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i think i might give it a go!!!! thanks this will be fun im sure i can find the parts itll be dead sexy
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:01 PM   #7
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I want to see this. Do it and post some pics!
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #8
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I want to say I've seen a saabaru sedan before.
Bull****.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:34 PM   #9
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since i know they are essintialy the same car and i saw someone say oh i a have a sabbaru and i was wtf is that but im just wondering if its possible i know the wagons are so close to matching its not even funny even the body panels are the same except for a few differences like smaller fender flares...
hood, bumper, fenders, sideskirts, core support, headlights etc etc.
are you sure the hoods are the same size? gonna line up right on your suby?

buy a true saabaru instead.

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Old 12-02-2008, 04:10 PM   #10
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"buy a true saabaru instead."

I just want to point out the irony of this statement.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:39 PM   #11
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do doo dooooo
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:54 PM   #12
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find a friend with a saabaru and test fit some panels. the hood is easy enough to test fit, you could probably test fenders and bumper as well if you had enough time.

and if you do, please take pictures
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:11 PM   #13
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"buy a true saabaru instead."

I just want to point out the irony of this statement.
txic.

thats all i need to look at.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:01 PM   #14
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saabaru to impreza wagon, no problem

saabaru to sedan, you'll need to hack up the saabaru and sedan fenders to get flared fenders that work with the saab headlamps.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:45 PM   #15
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It's been done... I spotted one ealier this summer in Maine at the NEFR... I've never seen another since though. Looked a little odd, but cool.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:58 PM   #16
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The 9-2X frontend swap has been done on a Suby wagon, but I have yet to see a sedan rocking the frontend.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:17 AM   #17
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saabaru to impreza wagon, no problem

saabaru to sedan, you'll need to hack up the saabaru and sedan fenders to get flared fenders that work with the saab headlamps.
or you could just bolt on the saab front fenders and see how it looks?
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:41 PM   #18
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since i know they are essintialy the same car and i saw someone say oh i a have a sabbaru and i was wtf is that but im just wondering if its possible i know the wagons are so close to matching its not even funny even the body panels are the same except for a few differences like smaller fender flares...
Punctuation's not your stong point, eh?
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:31 PM   #19
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It's been done... I spotted one ealier this summer in Maine at the NEFR... I've never seen another since though. Looked a little odd, but cool.
I'm pretty sure the one I saw was at Wicked Big Meet one year. Maybe the same one. I would think since you can do a WRX wagon to saabaru, and a wrx wagon to sedan (And therefore you should be able to do sedan to wagon, although there's no reason to ever), that you should be able to do sedan to saabaru. As was said, I think your only issue would be fenders, and if you're willing to put in the work to get this done, thats not really that huge of a hurdle.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:43 AM   #20
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looks so much more attractive

no offense
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:53 AM   #21
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txic.

thats all i need to look at.
This post makes no sense.....
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:07 PM   #22
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this is wild stuff LOL

i like it though =/
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:22 PM   #23
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Sexy. I'd consider doing this front end conversion if it would work. Much better looking than the standard 06-07 front end in my opinion.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:25 PM   #24
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diy lip FTW!!! woooo....
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:32 PM   #25
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diy lip FTW!!! woooo....
That's a stock 9-2X Linear.
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