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Old 02-04-2008, 02:18 AM   #51
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damn thats a sick @ss car... hope to see this bad boy at the meets when its finished...
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:32 AM   #52
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wow...very nice...what the difference in the body of the US 2001 2.5RS and 22B?
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:12 AM   #53
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Very nice GC the wide body suits it nicely.
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #54
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very nice project. planning any internal upgrades?
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:50 AM   #55
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wow...very nice...what the difference in the body of the US 2001 2.5RS and 22B?
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If I were you I'd figure out what the 22B is before the flaming starts...lol
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:56 AM   #56
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very nice project. planning any internal upgrades?
You mean to the car's interior, or under the hood type upgrades? I've done a fair amount of both to the car. You can see all the upgrades on the 1st page. As far as engine internal upgrades, I haven't made any and don't plan to. I'm building up a spec C block on the side with a cryo-treated crank and a bunch of other planned internal mods on that engine. I haven't put much effort into it lately, since i'm using most of my money to finish the car.

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Old 02-04-2008, 11:04 AM   #57
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Yo what up trey! Good to see the car is coming together!
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:24 AM   #58
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Its a good thing that uve got those widebody panels as that is a terrible go at those wide body fenders thus far...

but great project idea thus far..
Unfortunately the widebody panels are on loan. The sideskirts are mine, but the body guy can't physically alter the panels. He can measure them all he likes to copy them in metal, but can't really do much else with them. I'm using them mostly to say "here! copy this as best you can in metal."

After he's done with them, i want to have them surface scanned, and make a small run of them pressed in sheet metal.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:53 PM   #59
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hey if u are goin to surface scan them are u goin to make any sets to sell? if so i am interested
would u be willin to sell the program files of the surface scan ?

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Old 02-04-2008, 07:02 PM   #60
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the pic of your pops with the fender brings a tear to my eye.

makes me think of my dad calling me while in college to tell me about 'some stupid part' that arrived for my car, haha.

great project and best of luck
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:31 PM   #61
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hey if u are goin to surface scan them are u goin to make any sets to sell? if so i am interested
would u be willin to sell the program files of the surface scan ?
Yes, I am planning on making sets to sell under Bakemono-Imports on RS25, and most likely under the same name here. If it comes to fruitition, I will need to garner all the interest I can, in which case I'll be getting a vendor account on here as well. Since I will be doing the scan for the purpose of creating and selling panels, selling the files would sort of defeat the purpose. I'll create a separate thread with updates and such as they become available. Since I don't have a vendor account on NASIOC, I want to keep anything commercial out of the thread about my build. I will keep you updated though.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:37 PM   #62
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the pic of your pops with the fender brings a tear to my eye.

makes me think of my dad calling me while in college to tell me about 'some stupid part' that arrived for my car, haha.

great project and best of luck
My dad actually wants me to use those fenders instead of going with the custom metal widebody, because he considers what's been done with the widebody to be an abortion of a job. Only problem is, those panels are fiber-based (kevlar I believe) and I'm a bit reluctant to run them. Front fenders...fine. If a rock hits them, they crack/brake and you unbolt and replace them...or cry and save up until you can do so. If that happens to the rear, what can you do? Other than cry of course.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:22 PM   #63
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My dad actually wants me to use those fenders instead of going with the custom metal widebody, because he considers what's been done with the widebody to be an abortion of a job. Only problem is, those panels are fiber-based (kevlar I believe) and I'm a bit reluctant to run them. Front fenders...fine. If a rock hits them, they crack/brake and you unbolt and replace them...or cry and save up until you can do so. If that happens to the rear, what can you do? Other than cry of course.


Same thing i said that's why doing fiberglass fronts metal rears =-]
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:03 AM   #64
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great project!!!

can't wait to see it finished..
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:31 PM   #65
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Man, you've got one bad-ass car that I am also trying to emulate! If you do decide to make a small run on the wrc panels, please sign me up. I do prefer the steel rears, just as you mentioned since I live in an ever changing climate (Chicago suburbs).
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:10 PM   #66
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I called the body guy today and we were thinking of the best way to go about copying those WRC panels without anything lost in translation instead of just eyeballing it. I wanted a mold that could take a fair amount of pressure, for the purpose of forming metal. So far, we've thought of using a wood framed bondo mold of the WRC panels. This can be used to form sheet metal against and then weld the resulting pieces to my body...replacing the older vomit-esque panels.

Additionally, I need to start thinking about what to do with filling the extra space the widebody is going to leave me with. I have these wheels:

17x 8.5

Still not sure which tires (size and brand) I will run, or what's safe to run on the rim. I was considering 255's, or wider if possible/prudent. I've also thought about, but not really researched the possibility of widening the track using GD control arms, lateral links, sways, etc. I'm hoping I can use the wider track with the 255's without any clearance issues.

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:28 PM   #67
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this is going to be awesome - subscribed!
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:53 PM   #68
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nice project cant wait to see how it all turns out
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:33 PM   #69
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I'm probably going to get a bit of flak for this, but I'm not gonna go with the world rally blue color anymore. My friend was showing me some pics from a track day at Fuji Raceway and I saw a mean widebodied black GC8. It just looked angry, and made me want to go back to a darker color. I think I've decided to go with my original plan and paint the thing gun metal. I've narrowed it down to three gun metals, although I'll take any suggesions.

1) Lexus Smoky Granite Mica
2) BMW Steel Gray
3) Mitsubishi MR Gray

Latest news: picking up a 22B rear bumper in fiberglass from Aerosim. They're only 15 minutes from my work. Before that, I was just going to fabricate one using a fiberglass JDM v6 rear bumper I have. This will make things substantially easier.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:06 PM   #70
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If you make the metal widebody and sell it under Bakemono, I'll be one of the first to buy it. Maybe only sell the rears in metal and the fronts in FG from another distributor. Maybe aerosim's FG fronts will work ok?
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:41 PM   #71
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Aerosim's FG fronts could very possibly work fine, but I'm unsure about what to do about the sideskirts. The skirts I have use are made to line up perfectly with the WRC rear fenders and WRC front fenders. [email protected] Aerosim made what seems to be custom sideskirts for fenders that are based heavily on, but not exact replicas of the WRC fenders. From what I gather, they're a cross between the 22B and the WRC fenders. I had no intention of making front fenders anyway. I like the cost structure and replaceability of fiberglass fronts. I should have went with fiberglass fronts from the beginning, but at the time, my choices were Do-luck (dont' like the sharp line... as if i should talk) and the HTAutos fenders which are a pretty penny by themselves.

I'm going to try to swing by Aerosim tomorrow afternoon. I might be running aerosim front fenders as well, so hopefully I can fab my sideskirts to match.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:58 AM   #72
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Aerosim's FG fronts could very possibly work fine, but I'm unsure about what to do about the sideskirts. The skirts I have use are made to line up perfectly with the WRC rear fenders and WRC front fenders. [email protected] Aerosim made what seems to be custom sideskirts for fenders that are based heavily on, but not exact replicas of the WRC fenders. From what I gather, they're a cross between the 22B and the WRC fenders. I had no intention of making front fenders anyway. I like the cost structure and replaceability of fiberglass fronts. I should have went with fiberglass fronts from the beginning, but at the time, my choices were Do-luck (dont' like the sharp line... as if i should talk) and the HTAutos fenders which are a pretty penny by themselves.

I'm going to try to swing by Aerosim tomorrow afternoon. I might be running aerosim front fenders as well, so hopefully I can fab my sideskirts to match.
sweet can't wait to find out the results
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:16 AM   #73
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i really like what youve got started here. i think tha sharp lines are pretty good looking but understand what youre going for is different. good luck with tha shape.

has anyone seen a wide body wagon???
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:27 AM   #74
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Its a good thing that uve got those widebody panels as that is a terrible go at those wide body fenders thus far...

but great project idea thus far..
I sold my 22B with 15,000km on it, for what I'd paid for it; that would have to be my cheapest ( and happiest! ) vehicle ownership ever...
Miss the damn thing, it was entertaining

Titanium Fender emblems:

http://www.japanparts.com/db/partsli...ey=003-006-014

003-006-014 on our Site ( the Real Deal! )

I have *somewhere* in our sprawling library the Subaru factory drawings for the 22B...

Oh; we can probably still supply the Ultra-Rare Nardi steering wheel + center as a 22B Part...

Subaru replica of the WRC front Bumper

1005G-026-002

and the 22B Rear Deck spoiler

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:33 AM   #75
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Haha. I am. I'm not too much of a CF fan, and I think it would look out of place. I'm going for a more WRC look. The only CF you ever see on those is all in the engine bay.
Impressed by these words. Paint protects CF anyways...
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