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slavik.86
04-10-2014, 12:52 PM
So after taking a little break from subarus and trying to get into m3's I decided German over engineering isn't for me. I ended up selling and parting out the dumb beamer ideas I had and got back to the basics. Picked me up a 1997 impreza outback sport about a week ago. It's auto and has 230+K miles but the body is somewhat ok considering it's age and really that's all I needed ;)
So on tuesday I ended up snagging a sonic wrx from a insurance auction in spokane and now I will doing a complete swap to the obs. Enjoy

The obs
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140404_130852_zpsa60386d7-1.jpg


The donor
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140409_182405_zps2bdb7ee5-1.jpg
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https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140409_182443_zps504dda4f-1.jpg


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foohfooh
04-10-2014, 01:39 PM
cool! congratz

i like the sonic color, wish they made more of them. some of those parts in that color would probably sell for a high price.

grayguy
04-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Lol, that makes 3 swaps in like a year?

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ags18
04-10-2014, 10:17 PM
Yes! Back on the forum! Can't wait to see it come together.

slavik.86
04-10-2014, 10:29 PM
Lol, that makes 3 swaps in like a year?

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Give or take lol. Along with other projects

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slavik.86
04-10-2014, 10:32 PM
After about 3 hours of play time. Tomorrow after work I think I should finish getting it stripped down.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140410_183804_zpsc8b70b87-1.jpg
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https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140410_183733_zps84e6e419-1.jpg

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Dead91silvia
04-11-2014, 12:06 AM
Nice! The doner car looks better then the pics you sent me.

slavik.86
04-11-2014, 12:16 AM
It's not too horribly but I would not consider it a fixer either

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98legwag
04-11-2014, 08:53 AM
Looks like the donor has 4/2 pots. That is a score right there.

Dead91silvia
04-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Well, I will say its way better then some of the other doners you have had. .. haha

Yamazaki
04-11-2014, 10:30 AM
So after taking a little break from subarus and trying to get into m3's I decided German over engineering isn't for me. I ended up selling and parting out the dumb beamer ideas I had and got back to the basics.
That's because you went BMW.... try Mercedes! :lol:

Seriously though, the "entire car swap" thing has been done by you a few times already. When are you going to design a brand new car from scratch? You set the bar so high so early on, I'm expecting miracles now, ha ha!

slavik.86
04-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Looks like the donor has 4/2 pots. That is a score right there.
Yes sir it dose. I was happy about that

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slavik.86
04-11-2014, 11:40 AM
Well, I will say its way better then some of the other doners you have had. .. haha
And iv had some way better then this one too. Like the one with the build motor

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slavik.86
04-11-2014, 11:43 AM
So after taking a little break from subarus and trying to get into m3's I decided German over engineering isn't for me. I ended up selling and parting out the dumb beamer ideas I had and got back to the basics.
That's because you went BMW.... try Mercedes! :lol:

Seriously though, the "entire car swap" thing has been done by you a few times already. When are you going to design a brand new car from scratch? You set the bar so high so early on, I'm expecting miracles now, ha ha!

Mercedes are all automatics. No my thing. Although I did have a e320 like 6 years ago lol. It was a boat. this will be my 8th "entire swap" lol. I'll design a car from scratch when u tell me your gonna sponsor me and give me an unlimited budget ha ha ha

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slavik.86
04-12-2014, 12:37 AM
2 more hours
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140411_201139_zps9cb91a24-1.jpg
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Hopefully Tomorrow I will drop the gas tank and get the few tings left in the engine bay and I'll be ready to lose the wrx and pull in the obs

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slavik.86
04-12-2014, 06:06 PM
Wrx is disassembled and gone.
Say hello to my little new friend.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140412_101807_zpsb73672fc-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140412_110954_zps0f618a0c-1.jpg
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Muse
04-12-2014, 07:33 PM
So, when I win the lottery, I'm having Robin find me a solid GT BK, and I'm gonna get you to swap it. That's all there is to it. 8 full swaps, huh? I figure if you're getting paid for it, you could get it done in, what? A week? two? Less?

slavik.86
04-12-2014, 08:02 PM
So, when I win the lottery, I'm having Robin find me a solid GT BK, and I'm gonna get you to swap it. That's all there is to it. 8 full swaps, huh? I figure if you're getting paid for it, you could get it done in, what? A week? two? Less?
Well between work and family I'd budget myself a month to do a complete swap

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grayguy
04-12-2014, 11:12 PM
Total time wise, you do it impressively fast. I liked your time delay video from the last one

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Dead91silvia
04-13-2014, 12:59 AM
Nice to see you got a REAL Sawzall! :smt023

ags18
04-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Nice to see you got a REAL Sawzall! :smt023

Certainly wont be the last car he cuts up. Wise investment!

slavik.86
04-13-2014, 09:39 PM
Nice to see you got a REAL Sawzall! :smt023
I always had a real sawzal it was just more of a budget one that finally got tired and old. Still works just fine tho lol

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elislider
04-17-2014, 07:27 PM
You're killing it.

Thanks for the parts :)

Red85Celica
04-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Wastes no time. He had my drive train swapped in my legacy in less than 12 hrs of me dropping my wagon off with a friends help.

06 wrx axles,diff,trans, a new main seal,pilot bearing,flywheel and throw out bearing. Sti steering rack,sti control arms, rs front hubs, ball joints and a new rear subframe.
Battled rusty and broken bolts too.

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slavik.86
04-21-2014, 10:03 PM
Stripped the obs down and the Walbro cam in on sat so I figured I'd throw it in the tank while it's still off the car. Threw it in and installed tank and complete rear end assembly on saturday.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140419_112354_zps1946e2d2-1.jpg
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https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140421_173454_zps5c43205a-1.jpg



Engine bay and interior need a good cleaning
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140419_164541_zps2ee63d5a-1.jpg
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https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140421_184743_zpsb13c6b2a-1.jpg



Picked up a set of sti suspention

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140419_164432_zps1847c10f-1.jpg


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elislider
04-21-2014, 11:25 PM
damn two cars stripped and one sent to scrap all in 2 weeks

slavik.86
04-24-2014, 01:19 AM
started modding the firewall
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140422_184336_zps6649df38-1.jpg (http://s967.photobucket.com/user/bugeye_wagon/media/20140422_184336_zps6649df38.jpg.html)
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140422_194928_zpsc5dca6cc-1.jpg (http://s967.photobucket.com/user/bugeye_wagon/media/20140422_194928_zpsc5dca6cc.jpg.html)


making sense of the wiring
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140422_200427_zps0b416930-1.jpg (http://s967.photobucket.com/user/bugeye_wagon/media/20140422_200427_zps0b416930.jpg.html)

slavik.86
04-24-2014, 01:25 AM
Wiring being laid out and positioning heater box
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140422_210412_zps4b687ba8-1.jpg


Test fitted dash
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140422_194826_zps5f690176-1.jpg



Finished everything behind dash and mounted it permenantly
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/04/20140423_204733_zpsb1709cce-1.jpg


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grayguy
04-24-2014, 02:25 AM
So basically with doing it your way, do You only end up switching body type wiring? IE ; Windows, mirrors, lights

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elislider
04-24-2014, 12:42 PM
So basically with doing it your way, do You only end up switching body type wiring? IE ; Windows, mirrors, lights

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yep, check out his videos:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBGOyU ... DKA/videos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBGOyUiZqPj-9KtNsgS2DKA/videos)
he made a couple time-lapse videos of doing swaps like this

apparently he discovered the 03-05 Forester dash is actually an even better fit in a GC chassis than the 02-07 WRX dash

slavik.86
04-24-2014, 01:11 PM
Yep. Just wire in the doors, lights, wipers and your good to go. And the forester dash dose fit beautifuly with zero gaps but is probobly about twice the work then a wrx dash. But personally I like the look of the wrx dash better. I can live with the small gaps

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grayguy
04-24-2014, 08:10 PM
That's awesome, I'm thinking there might be another wrx swap in my future this coming winter

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twoheadedboy
04-30-2014, 03:24 PM
Can't wait to see it when it's done, how long does it usually take you to do a WRX swap?

Red85Celica
05-02-2014, 06:01 AM
Can't wait to see it when it's done, how long does it usually take you to do a WRX swap?

2 weeks. Lol j/k. He is very quick at this stuff.

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Dead91silvia
05-02-2014, 12:37 PM
He's being REALLY lazy this time around. Might be by the end of the month. LOL

slavik.86
05-03-2014, 02:16 AM
He's being REALLY lazy this time around. Might be by the end of the month. LOL
This is truth. I am lazy and got some distractions going on too bit I am hoping to be done by 2 weeks from now.


Mechanicly the car is Basicly assembled and suspention work done although I may end up running lowering spring. The 04 sti suspention it kinda to high for my taste.

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And my distraction
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140430_190747_zpsc63a371b-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140429_180109_zps5273b82d-1.jpg
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Dead91silvia
05-03-2014, 02:18 AM
I have some random WRX lowing springs if you wanna give them a try.

slavik.86
05-03-2014, 02:35 AM
Will keep In mind. Will see how it sits when all is said and done. Maybe a little clearance won't be such a bad thing. No rubbing for a change

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slavik.86
05-03-2014, 05:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y02m6Ng ... ata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y02m6NgUg5Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

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98legwag
05-03-2014, 09:06 PM
Showoff.....

elislider
05-06-2014, 02:44 AM
very nice!

Dead91silvia
05-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Never underestimate the determination of a Russian! Work is looking great also!

Yamazaki
05-06-2014, 04:06 PM
I just watched all of your videos.....

One of us clearly lives on the wrong coast.

Dead91silvia
05-06-2014, 10:01 PM
I just watched all of your videos.....

One of us clearly lives on the wrong coast.

Yep... and we know what one that is. :grin:

slavik.86
05-08-2014, 12:44 AM
Got some goodies over the weekend.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140503_165941_zps1c10bfd5-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140503_165926_zpsb5a88f3e-1.jpg







And she starting to look like a real interior.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140507_202339_zps1678a72f-1.jpg


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Dead91silvia
05-08-2014, 02:11 AM
I wanna know what that exhaust sounds like! And hey, I wanna also take this for a spin when you are done! I'll let you drive the Pulsar. :smt023

slavik.86
05-10-2014, 03:47 AM
Headlights, taillights, wipers wired in. Some pics for fun. Ran for a good hour today. Some pics for fun.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140509_195206_zpsd319469c-1.jpg





Super light jdm racing seat for first test drive.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140509_201334_zps96502254-1.jpg




Needs lower. And don't worry about the was front end is mounted. I'm not done yet.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140509_201037_zpsd47734ec-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140509_201113_zpsfa194284-1.jpg


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Dead91silvia
05-10-2014, 11:18 AM
That shop is a mess! For you anyway! haha

slavik.86
05-10-2014, 02:39 PM
I was working dude.. lol. But I already cleaned it

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Dead91silvia
05-10-2014, 06:40 PM
HAHA! I figured.

Red85Celica
05-11-2014, 02:30 AM
That shop is a mess! For you anyway! haha

You're one to talk! Almost ready for delivery huh?

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Dead91silvia
05-11-2014, 03:24 AM
That shop is a mess! For you anyway! haha

You're one to talk! Almost ready for delivery huh?

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At least I can walk in mine! :smt019

:smt005

Red85Celica
05-11-2014, 03:45 AM
I'll have you know, I can run in mine now.

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Dead91silvia
05-11-2014, 10:18 AM
I'll have you know, I can run in mine now.

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LOL!

Slavik, hows she drive?

slavik.86
05-13-2014, 12:20 AM
She's done. I just goto get allingment and wash it in and out :) I drove it today and even tho its not all that fast (stock turbo) it gets me smiling.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140512_203639_zpsff3be8d7-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140512_203657_zpsf1c13ed7-1.jpg





Engine bay before wash
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140512_191334_zps54bb2c13-1.jpg



Engine bay after wash
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140512_193747_zps0cfd7c88-1.jpg

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Red85Celica
05-13-2014, 01:06 AM
And going to its new owner soon. I'll probably drive him there to pick it up.

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slavik.86
05-14-2014, 01:52 AM
And going to its new owner soon. I'll probably drive him there to pick it up.

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Yep. Car is at its new home. Here is some pics right before it went away.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140513_200301_zpsc4973177-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140513_200312_zps58181744-1.jpg
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https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140513_200355_zpsaa392888-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2014/05/20140513_200419_zps8d81c3a3-1.jpg

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98legwag
05-14-2014, 08:36 AM
Do you ever keep any of these cars you swap?

Dead91silvia
05-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Not for longer then 6 months! LOL

chevyman1968
05-14-2014, 11:44 AM
Wow man, You sir have a condition lol

slavik.86
05-14-2014, 12:37 PM
Wow man, You sir have a condition lol
Tell me something I don't no. Problem is I rarely ever try selling them. People just make me offers and I'm a sucker ha ha
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elislider
05-14-2014, 01:14 PM
Sounds like a good problem to have

Dead91silvia
05-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Wow man, You sir have a condition lol
Tell me something I don't no. Problem is I rarely ever try selling them. People just make me offers and I'm a sucker ha ha
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This is true... haha

chevyman1968
05-25-2014, 05:14 PM
Wow man, You sir have a condition lol
Tell me something I don't no. Problem is I rarely ever try selling them. People just make me offers and I'm a sucker ha ha
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Don't think they make medication for it though lol

Keep an eye open for a nice clean GC coupe for me eh?

Muse
06-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Wow man, You sir have a condition lol
Tell me something I don't no. Problem is I rarely ever try selling them. People just make me offers and I'm a sucker ha ha
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I'd like to offer you half a bag of potato chips and some paper clips to swap my car... So... just how big of a sucker are you?