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Unread 16th June 2018, 08:52 PM
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Sounds like a plan! Very excited to see how this build progresses




Ugghhh, the internet strikes again lol. The 6 spd comes with the R180 rear diff, when fitting a 6spd into another Subaru, it's almost always done with a R180

Ahh! got me! You're exactly right and I can't read proper and good like..


I mistook N/A as not available.. I believe it it should be Not Applicable - as it is standard with a R180, whereas the 5spd WRX came with a R160 (I think)?
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First two mods done!
1. I removed the horrible '90's mobile antenna, came off pretty easy with careful application of heat gun - jeepers those tihngs get hot!

2. Pulled the fuse on the radio/CD to stop the horrible whining noise of the CD player whenever I turned the car on.


It's a pity the stereo's shot, because that's about the last thing on my list of things to do.

Fortunately the engine sounds fantastic (reminds me a bit of my Dad's 911 which he had in the late 70's/early 80s 3.0L flat six I think it was), so I don't think I'll miss having tunes until it's been back on the road for quite a while.

I'm so keen to start on this, it's a good thing I don't have the cash to do anything at the moment. By not having the cash, I'm pretty much forced to research, plan things and do it right instead of my usual method of rushing at like a bull at a gate and almost invariably utilising a bit of bodging and bush technology.

There are some situations where a roll of 12guage wire, a pair of pliers and a hammer just aren't good enough.
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I've been reading through the paperwork on the beastie. Originally purchased by Quicksilver cruises in '93.
I've picked up a little bit of local history! I bet it was a head turner up in Port Douglas at the time. Mind you, it still is a bit of a head turner.

Oh, also discovered she's had a bit of a bash in the rear right panel. It's been replaired/replaced but the paint is crazing and they've rolled the edge of the drivers door to make it flush. I reckon it happened some time ago.
Can't tell from underneath which is good and it doesn't sound like they've used much bog.

Shopping list so far:

New brake liines to the calipers (one has split, may as well do them all.
Transmission cooler hose
Possibly a new sunroof frame - have to get it out and see if I can repair it.
2 x new tyres, front ones are near new RE003s, back are soome dodgy chinee brand that are very old and about to fall apart

After all of that, I've got to get the air-con going (not looking forward to that expense) and fix/replace/upgrade the sound system.

Once all of that's done (maybe not the radio, not really fussed about that) then I'll start work on Off-roading her.
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Pulled off the rear panel with the reversing lights in it as the diffuser(?) wasn't seated properly on the reflector thingy.
- If someone can help me out with terminology that'd be super!
So, it's got this black goopy sealant stuff (same sort of stuff you find when you pull apart a headlight) Anybody got any tips for how to remove it?

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Turps maybe?
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Dunno, I've been reading/watching a bit about it, the general consensus seems to be to bake it in the oven to soften it up, then push it down and put new over the top to seal again. It appears to have been like this for some time, I'm gussing it popped in the bingle and was never reseated, so there's a fair bit of crud in it so the common method is probably not going to do. also it's way too longto fit in an oven.
I think I'm going to try a hairdryer to see if that softens it enough to push down/take out.
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If it's the same stuff as headlights, you heat up the oven then turn it off, the sit the lights in there to soften the goop.

It's important to have the right temp & right length of time as you don't want to damage the lights.

Plenty of people have done this with headlights on Fozmafia, sorry, I don't know the details
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Problem is, the darn things too long to fit in an oven..
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Ok, safest way is with boiling water, a heat gun will work but you can very easily get it too hot
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Check out this link to applegeeks's Gen4 3.0 RB Liberty work on his rear tailgate garnish. Post #322 (on the page in the link).

You might find some handy hints from what he's done with his trim

Steady as she goes is certainly the way with this beauty! I'm sure thee love to see one of those on the forum if you've got time to extend yourself.

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