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Old 08-27-2015, 12:18 AM   #1
hail2theTheif
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So here I stand, again. Staring at a familiar face, with a familiar feeling. Oh how I've missed this feeling. Excitement, thrill of a vision, future frustration, and accomplishment. It's good to be back.

The past 6 months I've been trolling around craigslist and any other place used Subarus are sold these days. I finally found a worthy partner in crime. A white 1999 Outback Sport who has been stuck in California her whole life. Perfect in every way (including the dents and dings of past adventures) to become something more.


PARTS ACQUIRED:

V7 STi EJ207 Motor + Transmission (w/A.P. Suretrac)
EVO X MR Recaros
JDM STi V3/4 Rear Seat
JDM STi 22B Vents
JDM STi V5/6 Rear Bumper/Spats/Aeroguards
JDM STi V5/6 Front Bumper
JDM STi V6 Lip
JDM STi Roof Rails
JDM STi Top Spoiler
JDM STi Hatch + Mid Spoiler
JDM STi V5/6 Wide Side Mirror Glass
JDM STi V5/6 Limited Grey Trim
JDM STi V5/6 Grille
JDM STi Taillights
JDM STi V3/4 Door Cards
JDM Clear Corner Lights
GD STi Aluminum Front Control Arms
JDM STi Pink Lateral Links
JDM STi Pink Trailing Arms
CUSCO 22-25mm Rear Sway Bar
COBB STi 6 Speed Short Shifter
COBB STi 6 Speed Shift Knob
Front + Rear STi Brembos
KYB AGX w/Tanabe GF210 Springs
2.5RS Lower Dark Grey Dash Components
2.5RS Side Skirts w/JDM STi Aeroguards
OEM Black carpet
DAMD D-Shape Steering Wheel
Paranoid Fabrications Front Fender Braces
Full Aspen White Re-Spray
JDM STi Ion Fog Lights

PLANS IN THE WORKS:

HANDLING + BRAKES:
CUSCO Underbody Bracing
CUSCO Rear Strut Bar
CUSCO Front Strut Bar

INTERIOR + EXTERIOR:
Dark Grey A/B/C Pillar Conversion - On the way from Japan
Alcantara Wrapped Headliner


Currently sitting


How she started-ish


Purchase Photos-




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Old 08-28-2015, 11:42 PM   #2
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Step one complete - V7 Swap has been purchased. And a lil hatch goodness. Should be arriving on Tuesday. And so it begins.



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Old 08-29-2015, 08:06 AM   #3
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Glad to run by this thread, still enjoying your old one very very much. Good find on a clean obs and Ive been lusting over those recaros for a long time, but house and other stuff is getting in the way... One day haha. Looking forward to see what you do to this one
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:51 AM   #4
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Isaac(probably butchering spelling)! Nice to see you on here man. Glad to hear the wagon is still treating you well! The Sportsters are definitely nice. They aren't as super huggy as I would like but they are most definitely a great middle ground and fit anyone who gets in the car.

Bought them for the '15 STi and figured mind as well swap them over at some point. I love the period (v5/6 STi) seats though too. I doubt I'll get anything close to what I paid for the Sportsters if I tried to sell them, which is honestly the main reason to keep them. We'll see how they look in the old chassis. If it's super silly they might go up for sale haha.

I'll be updating the thread as much as possible in the coming months. Hoping to get her up and running by the holidays. Crossin them fingers!
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:58 AM   #5
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082915:

This morning I removed the OBS USDM roof rails in preparation for the JDM roof rail install. Much easier removal than expected. However the protective film removal is going to be a huge PITA. I also now need new roof moulding trim to match the areas the JDM rails leave open.

Also a shame Subaru didn't just use tape to hold down the top 3 "aero" rails on the roof. Not sure what I'm going to do about those yet. Probably have the holes filled whenever she goes in for the repaint.

The JDM wide side view mirror glass came in yesterday too. Look forward to getting these installed. Super easy and major difference.


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Old 08-30-2015, 02:41 AM   #6
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Love where this is going, but please keep the 2-tone! The OBS looks so much better than the regular Impreza wagon because of it.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:01 AM   #7
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Unfortunately we are at a crossroads for disagreement there. Haha. I can't stand the two tone. It shall be removed for a beautiful new coat of aspen white. But that is far down the road so she'll be two tone for at least a lil while.


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Old 08-30-2015, 12:12 PM   #8
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Ordered a KOYO 2218 and SPAL slim fans today. Boy do the little things add up haha. But it's nice to be acquiring everything fairly easy. Hoping to have all the little bits figured out before diving into the tear down. Of course there will always be extra stuff that pops up. That's just inevitable.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:35 PM   #9
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Ya those roof rails were annoying when I removed them from my old 97 OBS. I decided to truck bed line the entire car so I just shoved some JB Weld and covered them up haha
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:22 AM   #10
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The heart and soul have finally been delivered to the house. Need to get Bast's car back on the road, then the party begins.

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Old 09-04-2015, 10:17 PM   #11
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:32 PM   #12
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:19 PM   #13
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New STi bits came this past week. Woo!

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Old 09-19-2015, 12:23 PM   #14
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Also, it appears while I was at the Thunderhill LeMons race this past weekend, my kick-ass GF installed some of the goodies that came.

Dark dash parts + JDM STi trim + cluster!

Need those dark A/B/C pillars and door cards now.



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Old 10-06-2015, 12:10 PM   #15
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JDM tails are in now with some custom made foam gaskets for easy install/reinstall times. No more goo!

In other news,

Rear subframe has been fully disassembled. Rear hubs will be getting rebuilt late this week/early next week. Waiting for some paint to come in to re-spray the crossmember before installing.

Waiting for some final bits to come in for the 6-speed swap and then I'll be tackling that soon.

Oh right, Wedge brackets ordered for the Recaro's. I'll soon have seats in the car that cost more than the chassis. Not sure how I feel about that, but at least they are comfy.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:38 PM   #16
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Love what you're doing, I'm actually doing the same type of project. I'm going to start a journal soon.

Picked up a 99 Impreza L and a donor USDM STI. picking up the donor tomorrow.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:20 PM   #17
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subbed. as i'm buying my buddys OBS in a month or so. I wish I had the money to do a full swap on it!!

so jealous and happy for you!
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:03 AM   #18
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That's a super clean OBS. It seems to be that the two tone paint is rather polarizing.. I for one agree with you: I think that the GF Impreza looks best in Aspen White. I want to repaint mine but rust is a major issue here in Canada so I'd have to spend some time taking care of that first. Great thread!
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:10 PM   #19
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Did a number of things over the past weekish.

Removed the tranny from the motor. Getting that all ready for install.

Brushed off the surface rust and repainted the rear crossmember too.

Installed AGX's and ordered new rotors as the ones it came with were unsavable.

Rear hatch is installed too.

So many little things hahaha. But, progress is progress.





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Old 10-12-2015, 08:30 PM   #20
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New STi bits came this past week. Woo!

Awsome men.

Two questions, these STI bits improve the handling? And where did you got them?

Suscribed, the GF8 turbo wagons are the best Imprezas ever.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:18 PM   #21
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Awsome men.

Two questions, these STI bits improve the handling? And where did you got them?

Suscribed, the GF8 turbo wagons are the best Imprezas ever.
Yup they sure do! Replaces the original bushings with a pillowball setup all around. I ordered all of it from Japanparts.com

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Old 10-13-2015, 09:01 AM   #22
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Awesome pics.......getting me motivated!!!
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:42 AM   #23
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Wheels + seats are on!!!

Starting to slowly move away from being such a frump machine.



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Old 10-21-2015, 07:03 PM   #24
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Awsome!!
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:59 AM   #25
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Put on the JDM roof rails and bumper yesterday. I think it's confirmed, no longer is this OBS waiting to be a project, it's officially a project haha. It gets more hooptyness every time I add a part.

Really could use a full body PDR session. Someday. Paint + body are in a galaxy far,far, away.

Loving that it's finally starting to come together though, can't wait to get the 6-speed in.
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