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Old 02-08-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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Theglassmakers beater build. Nonford continent...

Sorry its nonford, I don't have any ford projects happening any time soon.

I bought this car last January, searching for a cheap winter to get by cause my DD wasn't wanting to start in the negative degree weather. Once I saw the ad I had to have it. AWD coupe for $700 how could I gp wrong?!

I went and test drove the car, had it in my possession in less than a hour. It ran great, awd worked great, came with some spare parts in the trunk.

The good:
It also came with a stripped interior with dual racing seats, KYB GR2 shocks, whiteline bushings, custom exhaust, aftermarket CD player, and a winch.

The Bad:
It had been previously wrecked, owner said he was playing around on some icy roads and slid into a tree. Passenger side fender, rocker, door, and quarter all damaged, windshield cracked too. the quarter had been hammered back into some kind of shape so the door could open and closed and the door replaced.

He began to part the car out, selling the interior, front bumper, wheels, and a few other things, then once the market got cold, he decided to use the car as utility vehicle to get wood for his house. He threw in a couple seats, added a winch and called it a day.




I test drove it with 6 inches of snow and ice on the roads this is the first night with her home.























My first thing I wanted to add is a barrier between the passenger compartment and the trunk to add a little privacy and to keep the interior warmer in the winter.



I bought a roll off speaker box carpet and put it in. I used some existing hole to put bolts and nuts in to hold it in place.









Then I added some LED lights to the HVAC controls so I could see them at night.


My first good snow and my chance to play around in a empty parking lot.






I soon added and rally pic sticker





Pretty much spent the summer just enjoying the car.


















I made a couple videos, one of the exhaust and one of the winch.

Exhaust.
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winch.
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Then in the last couple months I started to work on the exterior.


I bought a set of 05 WRX wheels, covered in plastidip.


Cleaned them up.







Then I got a free L front bumper, grille and corner markers.


I painted the bumper blue, but it came out lighter than what I wanted. It will do for now.
(don't mind the mess in my utility room)













I went to my first subaru get together yesterday. 12/31/14



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A couple recent pictures.






I went and picked up some free seats today. Front and rear. I was able to fit all four pieces in the trunk/ back seat area.











Finally seats!!

Just to jog your memory.

Before.


During and after.


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Got a nice little dusting while I was at work last night. I stopped to fill up on my way to the store to get some supplies just in case.





Today after playing around on the back roads around my house.


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James, I've been watching your progress on FB, but this is nice to have it all together in one spot. I think I told you that I owned a Scooby Doo years ago - it was my second vehicle. Aside from parts being pretty expensive, I really thought it was a decent car.

I just gotta say, great call on returning your wheels to their original color. It really sets your car off. BTW, how do you like that winch?
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I like it. I'm going to remount it some time. I hope to change front bumpers again before I do.
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Ordered new hardware from Subaru to bolt the rear seat in properly.



I also need to put the factory seat belts in the rear which I have, but I'm also missing a couple bolts. I have enough to do one side.



I also picked up the trunk vents and plastic covers for the seat brackets and seat belt covers.

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Snow starting to melt went over and played around in slush in my side yard.







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