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Old 09-26-2020, 09:24 PM   #51
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Yea man! I remember ya back on my RS25 days when it was a very active forum. Miss the GC scene alot.
Yeah, I remember you too .. Didn't you used to live in NC??? IIRC.. maybe not.. Getting old ya know..

Rear Strakes coming along.. Sand and respray....sand then clear..



New Hood insulator, New intercooler Gasket.... want to polish out the intercooler.. hopefully. That should look pretty good..



Starting to come together..

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Old 09-26-2020, 09:27 PM   #52
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I was the original Owner Of a 2005 STi ..Aspen White/Gold and now I have reacquired it.

So alot of people were asking how I was able to find my 2005 STi that I was the Original owner of. Actually it found me.. The Current owner remembered a post when he bought it that indicated that If I had the means, I would love to buy it back and he reached out to me asking if I would be interested in buying it back.. It has had 4 owners.. me.. a 3 month transitional person that sold it after 3 months after buying it from Subaru of JAX. That person sold it to a friend and he kept the car for 9 years, mainly down in Orlando Fla. That person went thru various stages with it. He sold it to the current owner, Another Friend, but not before asking me if wanted to buy it back, back in 2016.. I couldn't afford at the time as life was going thru a transition for me. Fast forward til now and like I said, the current owner, whose owned it for the last 4 years, reached back out to me to see if I would be interested.. .and here we are . I am beyond stoked to get this thing back in my possession and look forward to keeping it around for the long haul.. A brief pictorial history from Brand new listed below including various Liveries of when I owned it before as well as the current configuration towards the end. It spent life as a Autocross car when I owned it before, but now will be enjoyed just with meets and cruises. It still incorporates many of the Mods I did when I first owned it.
-JDM Fogs
-JDM Sidemarkers
Many other JDM goodies. I have already started accumulating many new parts to get it back into New condition, Including new drip rail moldings, New Belt moldings, New undertray, Intercooler Gasket, New Center Gauge Pod, New Gauges.. and lots of other goodies.


Brand New



3 months after I owned..STG 2 Tune



Subaru Challenge



Swoosh Livery



Current.

Bringing it forward..so you all have the story

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Old 09-28-2020, 04:57 PM   #53
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Picked up a Pristine U brace and some OE STi Sideskirts. The Sideskirts were on a AutoCross car .. the good news is they are Aspen White.. the Bad news is there is ALOT of cone rash on them and they are going to take alot of work to get into shape..

I think I ordered the last round of Dealer stuff today..
-Sideskirt Clips.
-Sideskirt Endcaps

Everything else is in except one of the Torsion STi Decklid Rods *Trunk Springs are ready for pickup at mt Dealer.
So I will have plenty of projects to keep me busy in the future.. to install everything..

Took the car on a 400 mile round trip excursion yesterday .. Basically to shake it down and make sure it was all good. It rained part of the way.. which was ok.. needed to verify everything was able to seal up.. with no leaks..
- Water Temp never got over 205.. usually it was hanging about 180 the whole trip
- Oil pressure stayed consistent at 65psi while cruising

It did throw a P420 on the way home.. it cleared.. and didn't have any other issues..

I will get some pics of the sideskirts.. they are in pretty rough shape.. but nothing a little time and elbow grease won't take care of.. *hopefully

More Later

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Old 10-01-2020, 04:42 PM   #54
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Got ALL my ordered parts from the dealer so I will have plenty of projects to keep me busy.
I got:
-New Cowl panel
-New Left Rear Arch Molding in WG/51E
-Bunches of Clips and bolts.
-New Wiper Arms
-got some used Door panels/switches and switch plates out of a used STi. but they seem to be in better shape than the ones I have soo SCORE.. All the Panels/window-doorlock switches and housings for less than what a Brand New Door panel would have cost.
-UBrace will be installed now along with the new undertray ..
OH The Biggest News: Its currently at one of the best Dent specialist in the state if not the country.. 30 years of experience to get the body in Pristine Shape.. then it might go back to my Detailer for once over before I put it up for the winter.. It will be in pretty much show condition when I finish all this.. Still working on the Strakes and touchup of some chips in thel paint on the front. Still a blast to drive Big smiles... My Flatbottom Steering wheel is being made up right now and should be on its way soon Have a great day People.

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Old 10-01-2020, 04:47 PM   #55
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Current underhood.. Going to Polish out the intercooler when I have some spare time

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Old 10-01-2020, 06:39 PM   #56
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Eventually I am also going to respray the Intake or get a new Stock one... Also got a STi Stencil coming so I can touch up the logo on the intercooler
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Old 10-03-2020, 05:08 PM   #57
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Finally got pics of the U-brace and the sideskirts.... told you they were in rough shape.. Gonna take some work to get them back in decent shape. Excuse my messy garage space..








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Old 10-04-2020, 12:50 AM   #58
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Another JDM goodie acquired: Ver8 Rear seat with Pass-thru... SCOOORE

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Old 10-05-2020, 04:38 PM   #59
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Decided to go FULL MONTE ..including Front VER 8 Seats which are more supportive than stockers.. They are on the way..

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Old 10-06-2020, 03:01 PM   #60
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It's great to see you restoring your old car. I've been doing the same. I was sick of seeing the cars being parted out so I bought a white 2005 sti from an auction that had hit a big buck in South Dakota and have been rebuilding it.

Keep up the awesome work!
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:14 PM   #61
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It's great to see you restoring your old car. I've been doing the same. I was sick of seeing the cars being parted out so I bought a white 2005 sti from an auction that had hit a big buck in South Dakota and have been rebuilding it.

Keep up the awesome work!
Coool.. I will have to check your progress as well.. Yeah.. this is one of those, Kick me, I shouldn't have gotten rid of it ..cars.. but now I know whats its all about and will never part with it again.. 15 years from now I hope that mine is in the same condition it's in now .. and we'll see where I am at..

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Old 10-06-2020, 11:37 PM   #62
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Another JDM goodie on its way

-JDM GD STi Titanium Front Strut Brace

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Old 10-07-2020, 10:20 PM   #63
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Back from PDR. Looks amazing.. Enjoy

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Old 10-08-2020, 02:24 PM   #64
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Today is replace old with new day..

New Vs. Old Cowl panel



New Vs. Old Drivers side wiper arm



New Vs. Old Passenger Side Wiper Arm

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Old 10-08-2020, 05:05 PM   #65
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And installed

Wiper arms and Cowl panel





And NEW Arch molding



Really Starting to come together.. Seats go in tomorrow

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Old 10-09-2020, 08:28 PM   #66
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Busy Busy Day... installed Ver8 Seats front and rear. Also put the U-Brace back on with the undercover. All Buttoned up now.

Ver 8 Seats.. Will have to do the base swap another time. just wanted to get them in







U-Brace and Undertray..



Steering wheel shows up next.. Then thats gonna be it for a while.
Then just enjoy the originality of it and Rare JDM items that I have selected for it.
Let me know what you think.. would love your feedback

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Old 10-09-2020, 09:10 PM   #67
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I love it. I have the cash, but I wish I had the time and space to do something like this.

I still own the first car I ever bought. It's a 1990 Mustang GT. It's sitting in hibernation in my Mom's garage in California. One day I'll do something similar to this and build it up as a restomod project with my daughter.
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Old 10-09-2020, 10:32 PM   #68
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ok..if your keeping Score... this is all the parts that I have replaced since I got it back..

Parts That have already Been Replaced/Installed

-New Drip Rail Moldings
-New Belt Moldings
-New/Used JDM Fogs
-Gauge Pod with Gauges: Boost, Oil Pressure, Water Temp
-Intercooler gasket
-Floor Mats* STi Black
-new Tires Federal SS595 245/45/17
-New Coilovers.6k frt/4k Rr Springs
-Cobb AP
-Aspen White Deck Lid w/STi spoiler
-Complete Inside and outside Detail.
-Hail Damage PDR with . Zing A-Ding
-Alignment
-Get rid of HID fog wiring and ballasts that previous owner had installed
-OEM Side Strakes/rear spats
-Hoodstruts
-Homelink/compass/autodim mirror
-New front climate control panel
-New Wiper Arms left and right
-New Cowl Panel
-New to me Door panels and Switches and Switch plates
-New Left Rear Arch Molding
-U-Brace
-New Undertray
-Ver8 Seats front and rear
-Various new OEM Bolts thru-out

Mod List:

OE Aspen White 51E, OE Gold BBS.
• 132000 miles on the OE motor
• JDM Sidemarkers
• JDM Foglights
• JDM taillight Mod
• Pioneer AM/FM/CD/XM
• K&N Intake
• Perrin Inlet tube
• HKS Carbon/Ti Catback
• Whiteline Front/Rear Swaybars
• Kartboy Endlinks Front/Rear
• Carbon Fiber Exhaust finisher
• Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator
• Radiator Seel Plate
• Kartboy Battery Tie down
• Kartboy Short-shifter
• Coilovers with camberplates front and rear.
• Front lip STi V-Limited
• No name Rear Strut Bar
• Hood struts
• Whiteline rear lateral links and Control Arms
• Cobb Accessport Stage 1 map
• Homelink Mirror
• Went thru a COMPLETE inspection: 130700 miles
- New OE plugs
- Checked compression and leakdown test AOK
- Good Check over to ensure its all good.. Found a motor mount that - didn’t have a nut on it. Replaced nut. Aftermarket Engine mounts
- Intercooler sprayer works as does the Washer pump
- Changed all the tranny and rear diff fluids to factory
- upgraded Tranny mount is installed.
- Stainless Brake lines

Parts that need to be installed:

-New DS Fender Liner
-Suede Flatbottom Steering wheel
-STi Titanium Front Strut bar
-STi Trunk rods.
-Factory Heat shields
-Factory JDM Rear Strakes
-New Grimmspeed Catted DP w/ divorced wastegate. Delivered 8-14

Future Needs:

-Original BBS Gold Wheels will need to be refinished
-New OE lateral Links/Control Arms for Rear
-Sub and Amp *Looking at Infinity Bass Link
-JDM Rear Wiper Glass/Wiper system
-New OE Intake manifold
-New OE Type RA Shortblock/Motor overhaul
-Get OEM Sideskirts in shape

That should about do it as far as I know.
Thanks for looking


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I love it. I have the cash, but I wish I had the time and space to do something like this.

I still own the first car I ever bought. It's a 1990 Mustang GT. It's sitting in hibernation in my Mom's garage in California. One day I'll do something similar to this and build it up as a restomod project with my daughter.
Awesome. Who knows...one day it might be worth something..🙂
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Old 10-13-2020, 12:39 PM   #70
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Another Piece of the JDM puzzle showed up and is installed
-JDM STi GD Titanium Strut Brace .. Looks Right at home there

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Next up will be my Suede Flatbottom GD specific Steering wheel..Its pretty close to the final product.

Things that I have left to do:

-Original BBS Gold Wheels will need to be refinished
-install Rear JDM Strakes
-New OE lateral Links/Control Arms for Rear
-Sub and Amp Looking at Infinity Bass Link
-JDM Rear Wiper Glass/Wiper system
-New OE STi Wrinkle Red Intake manifold
-New OE Type RA Shortblock/Motor overhaul
-Get OEM Sideskirts in shape
Then it will be in the shape I want it in.

thanks for looking..

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Old 10-13-2020, 11:32 PM   #72
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What a story!
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That feeling you get when you sell a car and you see it driving away with someone else in it...but then seeing it come back down the road back to you would be awesome! Such a rad story man
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:54 PM   #74
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Wahoooooooo My GD Specific Flat Bottom Steering wheel showed up today... here is the un-wrapping

Right from the Box



One more layer to go for the unveiling



Here it is.. Soooooo Nice ...Can't wait to install it.. gonna be Sweeeeeet.. But I had to go to work. SIGH..



Enjoy... Bill
Coming together nicely
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:56 PM   #75
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That feeling you get when you sell a car and you see it driving away with someone else in it...but then seeing it come back down the road back to you would be awesome! Such a rad story man
THanks Guys...It goes to show how important it is to do the proper maintenance and take care of things.. You never know, you might want your own Stuff back some day


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