Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday January 17, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Member's Car Gallery

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
IAG Performance
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 158123
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: www.iagperformance.com
Default Project: Wide 5 (WRX Wagon) Presented by IAG Performance

Project: WIDE 5

Pictures updated 06/11/2008: See Page 9 for the latest shots, fitted with some new wheels, and some MEATY 255/35/18's!!!

I thought to share with the community a project we are undertaking at IAG. We have often discussed at our shop why did Subaru not place the WRX flares on the Wagon?

Others have completed the work in the past, some good, some not so much, some steel, and some well you know. There is not really anything innovative about it, but one of our staff members wanted a flared WRX Wagon anyway. He picked up a 2002 WRX wagon a couple months ago for a steal. It didn’t have any collision damage but was rough around the edges and was a great candidate for the conversion.

I ordered all new WRX rear quarters, 06 front fenders, hood, bumper and radiator support. I had a few rear WRX doors lying around and donated them to the project. We held the rear quarters skins up to the car and realized it was possible to do the project but it would be best left to professional body man to undertake.

We called our local Auto Body Shop and consulted with them. We played with a cut up quarter of one of our wrecks out back. The Auto Body Shop we use does great work in a timely fashion, which can be tough to find in this industry. Most body guys don’t want to touch a project like this and after all it’s easier to do the bread and butter insurance work, but they considered the job, said they would do it and let us know when the time was right. A few months passed (they were busy), almost thought they were avoiding the project but then the call came in to get it down to the body shop.

We put the WRX rear doors on to the car and realized the glass had to be changed out. With the sedan glass on a wagon there is a 1” gap with the window rolled all the way up. It turns out, you can use the sedan doors and regulators but you have to use the wagon rear door glass for proper fitment to the molding and roofline. So with the doors on, it was easy to see how much the rear WRX quarters were going to make a difference on the car. We dropped the car off on Friday February 22nd in the evening and on Monday morning the quarters were sawed off and the new quarters mocked into place.

This is were is gets sort of interesting, the cars owner wanted to save the Wagon tail light buckets and additionally did not want the “extra” lip that is created near the bucket area. If you have seen other wagon projects you know what I’m talking about. He likes the look of the 04-05 STI rear quarters and tail lamps where the lip is not so visible (the tail light covers up some of the upper flare). He can’t just buy tail lights to make that happen so the body shop had to form the metal to that contour. (He knows some people will like this and others will not, but of course it’s his car).

Our body guys then went about trimming and tacking the quarters into place rechecking door alignment and body lines. You start to get a real perspective now that the wagon can fit wheels larger that 9” wide. So with everything going pretty smooth it was time to set the rear bumper cover in place. The old one was not worth using so a new one was delivered and mockup began. The interesting thing about the wagon in contrast to the sedan is the main upper body line and outer wheel arches align however the rear bumper belt line is different. This meant that the rear belt line of the quarter must be sectioned upward and dollied to fit the contour of the rear bumper cover. This meant more cutting and tacking, checking fitment etc. Needless to say they got the rear bumper cover to fit. And they finished welding the seams of quarters onto the body. Simultaneously they begin painting the hood, fenders door handles etc.

Ten days into the project, some body work still lies ahead. They are currently finish sanding the rear quarters and are in the process of finishing the 06 radiator support conversion. The goal is to have the car back the end of next week so we can start fitment for wheels and suspension. Not sure what is in the immediate plans for drive train mods, but next year we have plans for an STI driveline conversion. I guess we will have to wait and see.


DAY 0







DAY 1







Day #2





Day #3

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by IAG Performance; 10-13-2014 at 04:08 PM. Reason: update image links
IAG Performance is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 03-05-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
IAG Performance
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 158123
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: www.iagperformance.com
Default



Day #4



Day #5




We will try to keep this updated over the next week or so.

Regards,
JJ

www.iagperformance.com

Here is the entire image gallery:

http://iagperformance.com/images/gal...AGON/index.htm

Last edited by IAG Performance; 10-13-2014 at 04:08 PM. Reason: update image links
IAG Performance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:07 PM   #3
steezinsubie
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 146972
Join Date: Apr 2007
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: YouDUB
Vehicle:
'05 murdered to tha
fullest

Default

First! Sick!
steezinsubie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
PureTorque
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 157281
Join Date: Aug 2007
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: SFV
Vehicle:
07 VF39'd WRX TR
WR Blue

Default

subscribed looks interesting. 2nd.
PureTorque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:10 PM   #5
fateo66
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 130997
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Denver, Co.
Default

I like this, and don't know why.
fateo66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:14 PM   #6
kpSTi
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 134097
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Granada Hills, CA
Vehicle:
2008 WRX Sedan
Spark Silver Metallic

Default

Awesome... I can't wait to see the finished product!
kpSTi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:14 PM   #7
dntouch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 79662
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Germantown WI.
Vehicle:
11 Jeep Unlimited
White

Default

..Subscribed..

Glad to see someone tackling this with a full understanding on what will take to make it look correct in the end. Always wondered why they didnt make the wagons with rear flares.
dntouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:15 PM   #8
96accord
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 145105
Join Date: Apr 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Middle River, Maryland
Vehicle:
2015 WRB WRX Limited
2007 WRX Limited (sold)

Default

Awesome JJ and IAG!

Great work from a Local Shop!
96accord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:24 PM   #9
shakur45
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 165106
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Crunchville, PA
Vehicle:
2017 WRX
Gray

Default

Wow, lots of work. Looking good
shakur45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:40 PM   #10
incubusjunkie614
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 125296
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: mundelein, il
Vehicle:
05 2.5rs
silver/black

Default

that is gonna be sick!
incubusjunkie614 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:50 PM   #11
tino
Top Scoob 019
 
Member#: 43630
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Down Under
Vehicle:
2004 GT40R-built 2.5
604 whp @1.8 BAR on VP109

Default

interesting... i wonder why the customer didnt go a widebody as it wouldnt be too much more effort with the amount of work already done..
tino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:52 PM   #12
blueteamno
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 32089
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Mundelein, IL
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
2012 Outback

Default

you make it look so easy!
definitely can't wait to see how this turns out
blueteamno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 09:54 PM   #13
07Wagon
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 152718
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon

Default

I am very very interested in this. I love my wagon, but I'd also like making it look better.
07Wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:02 PM   #14
runwrxrun
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 51488
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Default

very clean. i bet it would look like it was some special edition wagon
runwrxrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:07 PM   #15
buzz367
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 99226
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Carlsbad CA
Vehicle:
2005 impreza 2.5 rs
aspen white

Default

wow great idea looks sweet so far
buzz367 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:07 PM   #16
Bishop
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 59993
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: International
Location: WWAAYY west of the Mississippi
Vehicle:
Ass, grass or cash
no one rides for free!!

Default

this will be interesting. i like so far.
Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:15 PM   #17
LastResort
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 99289
Join Date: Oct 2005
Default

You need this bumper now:
LastResort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:23 PM   #18
eurospek
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 96944
Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Hampshire, IL
Vehicle:
2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO
4eat Stage 2 Protuned

Default

Subscribed.
eurospek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:25 PM   #19
scby rex
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 104878
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: copperas cove
Vehicle:
02 wrxbastardchild
aw, MPS 2.34 breaking in

Default

my buddie is so going to want this done.
scby rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:43 PM   #20
WatchTheWagon
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 151676
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
PSM

Default

i just finished my wagon, it looks awesome, heres some pictures
WatchTheWagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:43 PM   #21
WatchTheWagon
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 151676
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
PSM

Default

WatchTheWagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:44 PM   #22
WatchTheWagon
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 151676
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
PSM

Default

WatchTheWagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:48 PM   #23
dntouch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 79662
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Germantown WI.
Vehicle:
11 Jeep Unlimited
White

Default

I like it but for me i think the color is throwing off the look. Or maybe its the wheels? Probably looks way better in person.
dntouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:54 PM   #24
l_0_s
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 84179
Join Date: Mar 2005
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Frisco
Vehicle:
05 WRX Sedan
Aspen White

Default

wow, the wide is spreading!
l_0_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:56 PM   #25
WatchTheWagon
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 151676
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
PSM

Default

yes, it looks a whole lot better in person, the pictures dont give it justice
WatchTheWagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project WIDE 5 (WRX Wagon) Presented by IAG Performance IAG Performance Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 33 10-26-2016 11:01 AM
Karen K's 2006 ESP WRX build thread, sponsored by IAG Performance CamaroFS34 Autocross 494 06-15-2015 07:14 AM
Tuning by Jorge, Hosted by IAG Performance! Tuning Spots Available March 28/29! IAG Performance MAIC Vendor Classifieds 37 03-20-2009 08:01 PM
STi? Check. JDM? Check. RHD? Check. Type-RA? Check. Presented by IAG Performance... IAG Performance Member's Car Gallery 39 08-11-2008 01:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.