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Old 02-11-2020, 10:48 AM   #251
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Just to be on the safe side, you might want to make sure all the recalls have been done on this car. There was a recall on lower control arms for rust (regardless of warranty status), and I think and update for ABS system.
Like to thank you for your help and support. But the car is trash.

Turns out it was the wheel hub and bearing that broke and caused a loss of steering for the entire car. Was going to pay for the service to be done yesterday until the mechanic called me and told me that it's not worth dumping anymore money into the car. Photo is attached for the frame in the rear, as you can see it's literally hanging and not attached to anything at all.

I have no other choice but to junk the car. The entire unibody is completely rusted to hell. There's no possibility I'll get my $3000 back from the person I've bought it from nor will he attempt to reason with me that this was a dangerous situation I was in while driving.

Lessons learned.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:58 PM   #252
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Oh, yeah that's a total write off.

Do you have space (or desire) to pull the motor and other accessories to swap into a roller?
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:20 PM   #253
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Desire, absolutely. Funds to find a roller, not at this moment. Taxes should come in a few days and if I find one it's gotta be towed from northern Ohio or in the middle of Indiana or Virginia, somewhere.
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Old 02-11-2020, 05:26 PM   #254
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That power plant and drive train will probably fit in a lot of models from 1998 to 2006, not just WRX and STI, but Impreza RS and TS, as well as Outback Sport chassis. You'd have to swap out wiring harness, and to make it a lot easier, stay with the same transmission style (nothing complicates a job like trying to fab in a clutch pedal).
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:41 PM   #255
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That power plant and drive train will probably fit in a lot of models from 1998 to 2006, not just WRX and STI, but Impreza RS and TS, as well as Outback Sport chassis. You'd have to swap out wiring harness, and to make it a lot easier, stay with the same transmission style (nothing complicates a job like trying to fab in a clutch pedal).
Will do. Finding a good and actually solid frame shouldn't be too difficult, just need to do my due diligence.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:17 AM   #256
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Will do. Finding a good and actually solid frame shouldn't be too difficult, just need to do my due diligence.
Actually, it might be tough - at least around here. Subaru didn't use the best quality rust proofing, especially if you're looking at cars almost 2 decades old.

My bugeye is currently at Turn In Concepts to deal with a bunch of oil leaks, but I've reached a point that a 'major' repair would be the end of that car - there's so much rust underneath it that it's now worth dumping too much money into. But it's a fun/weekend car now anyway, not my primary transport.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:55 PM   #257
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Will do. Finding a good and actually solid frame shouldn't be too difficult, just need to do my due diligence.
circuit motorsports just posted up a GD shell for sale not too long ago. florida car.

you could swap everything over. It's a MAJOR undertaking, but could be done.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:13 PM   #258
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circuit motorsports just posted up a GD shell for sale not too long ago. florida car.



you could swap everything over. It's a MAJOR undertaking, but could be done.
I'll check it out. Funny enough, I was about to call and schedule a time to come in with you guys to look at my car to get a tune.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:37 AM   #259
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circuit motorsports just posted up a GD shell for sale not too long ago. florida car.



you could swap everything over. It's a MAJOR undertaking, but could be done.
First time being on the website, if it's the right one I searched up. Would you have a link?
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:57 AM   #260
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First time being on the website, if it's the right one I searched up. Would you have a link?
Circuit Motorsports

(407) 325-2176

He posted it on Facebook. Give him a ring and tell him Clint sent you about the shell that he has.
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