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Old 02-18-2002, 10:02 AM   #1
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Smile Almost done! (bumper conversion)

I got the bumper cover and grill back from being painted so I spent last night and this morning putting everything together. Only problem was that I didn't know that the tow hook cover was sold seperatly. A little modding had to be done to the vertical bumper stuts. It'll look better once the cover is on.
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Old 02-18-2002, 10:04 AM   #2
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I don't know why the seem looks huge in that pic. Here's a frontal
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Old 02-18-2002, 10:06 AM   #3
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That is one nice bumper. Is it an outback bumper or aftermarket?
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Old 02-18-2002, 03:27 PM   #4
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Very cool looking, definitely a possibility for my cars future. I like the way it looks. very tight!

Way to go Nitrohuffer!

BTW, how much did the OB bumper cost?
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Old 02-18-2002, 03:30 PM   #5
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you basterd!!!!!!!! I'm so pissed at you



No but it looks realy good man, now you have the better looking Legacy


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Old 02-18-2002, 03:48 PM   #6
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Talking Rich's 5 steps to recovery

white knight - Now you know how I feel about Jacobhorn.
First comes , then , then :monkey:, , then .

Rich's 5-steps to recovery from watching other Legacy owners' modifications.
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Old 02-18-2002, 06:50 PM   #7
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Nitrohuffer:

Great looking GT! I am amazed with how nice that Outback bumper looks on your car. I really like the all-white color scheme. You now have a one-of-a-kind Legacy, very nice!

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Old 02-18-2002, 08:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for the complements. Mark, Don't feel bad it doesn't make it any faster. Wait 'till I save another 2,500 for larrys' turbo kit than you can get jealous AKsubie, I got a pretty good deal from my local suby dealer. The bumper and fogs listed for 416, but I got them for 350. The grill(syms) was from Irving subaru,CA. Ryan is great people, but the syms grill fits like junk. I think it was made on a friday becouse most of the mount brackets were glue on crooked or off at least 1 cm. And forget about using you stock grill support bracket, it will not happen. Oh yeah if anyone needs some stock '01 gt fogs, let me know.
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Old 02-19-2002, 12:27 AM   #9
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Very nice, Even though you beat white knight and myself at the bumper coversion I'll discount it that yours is a BE not a BD. Only so much longer before I get my $$ from the IRS.

Did you look into fitting any aftermarket fog lights like Hella or Piaa ones in there instead of the stock fogs? Looks like you went stock.

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Old 02-19-2002, 12:28 AM   #10
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NICE! very original and innovative i like it, now wheres some pics with the 18's!?! that will be a sight to see. good job.
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Old 02-19-2002, 10:47 AM   #11
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So did the bumper skin interchage easyly? How many brackets are different? I've been thinking of the same thing just to get a different look and better lighting. Great job! jim
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Old 02-19-2002, 11:53 AM   #12
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Very awesome.. I've been hearing about a conversion like this for awhile from you guys. It's about time someone actually executed it. Good job.
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Old 02-19-2002, 11:22 PM   #13
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I'll be honest, I wasn't going to bother until that fateful day when the ford explorer spun in front of me-causing me to go for the ditch or smash into a suv. The stock bumper got a 2" break in it so why not replace it It fit great until the vertical bumper supports(the brackets closets to the wheels. Those I had to chop a little off. There was 2 holes and there was no way the outer ones were going to work. Chop chop, good to go.

sovereignmk1: I really wanted to just get it together, but now I'm looking into it. The amount of light these throw out compared to the other fogs is staggering. A set of PIAA's are in the future.

PHATsuby: There's still a chance of snow, so they're in the garage until warmer days. I'm trying to sell them so I can get a set of white 17" subzero's. The 35 profile is a little scary on NYC roads. Here's a pic.
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Old 02-20-2002, 12:39 AM   #14
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haha, understandable, im waiting till i know for sure this wacky weather is gonna stay warm, we just got a ton of rain here in MN, RAIN! that is ridiculous for middle of february.
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Old 02-20-2002, 08:26 PM   #15
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Can we get a side shot? From all of the photoshopped pics of the bumper it looked like it would stick out a lot in the front. Also is there a difference in clearance height?
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Old 02-20-2002, 08:54 PM   #16
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No problems here's a couple a pics
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Old 02-21-2002, 02:14 PM   #17
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thanks.

This looks real slick (especially since it doesn't stick out like Leno's chin). So are you going to be putting together a doc detailing the conversion? Or will you be greedy and keep the secrets to yourself - although it didn't sound like there were that many snags. The bumper itself is far cheaper than any other aftermarket bumper (that isn't real ghetto looking) and looks just as good.

Very nice looking car...can we also get a shot with the summer rubber when you throw it on?
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Old 02-21-2002, 02:30 PM   #18
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That's kinda strange, it looks like the OB bumber doesn't even stick out as far as the GT bumber IMO, just from looking at the 2 pics.
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Old 02-21-2002, 07:07 PM   #19
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It was pretty tight getting it on, but it's solid. If you do it I can help you, but it wasn't tough. There's only 2 bolts and a bunch of clips. The pain was getting the verticals to line up by the fenders. I didn't take any step by step shots, but it took me a total of 3hours ish.
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Old 02-22-2002, 03:04 PM   #20
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anyone have any idea how much different this would be to do on a 92 legacy turbo? also, that's just the skin right? looks sweet man, i'm deffinately jealous.
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Old 02-23-2002, 04:42 AM   #21
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subyspeed2 - If you're planning on using a newer style bumper I don't think(~99.7%) it will work on your 92.

/Mark
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Old 02-23-2002, 12:48 PM   #22
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how new ya talking?
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Old 02-24-2002, 03:23 AM   #23
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Any of the 2nd Gen Legacy's which start in 95. I could be wrong as i'm not 100%. The width of the two cars (ie your 92 vs a 96 OB),front bumper brace strength and mounting points are probably the things you need to look at. Never looked into it for an older Legacy.
You should get the measurements from a 96-99 OB owner and compare if you're really interested in trying a swap.

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Old 02-25-2002, 11:31 AM   #24
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yeah i'm deffinately into trying to swap man, that's just too sweet. so how bout it? any 96-up ob owners wanna give me some numbers?
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Old 03-28-2002, 10:58 PM   #25
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