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Rubie_25GT
02-02-2016, 01:55 PM
Hello all! Besides my 1999 Legacy GT "Rubie," I have another project I am working on. Meet the Beetleru Project! The plan is to put a 1997 Subaru Impreza L EJ22E into a 1974 VW Super Beetle. More pics and updates to come.


My 1974 Super Beetle:

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24774081785_14f71dc8a8_b-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DKcDp8)12289641_10156306469900436_3474626914884064799_n (https://flic.kr/p/DKcDp8) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24147225383_c89f21675e_b-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CMNQQ8)12321308_10156306470030436_4424079739046214458_n (https://flic.kr/p/CMNQQ8) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr


My 1997 Impreza L donor car:

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24656252582_11880776f3_k-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DyMJT9)Beetle ru (https://flic.kr/p/DyMJT9) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24774059975_5b54d43f1f_k-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DKcwV6)Beetle ru (https://flic.kr/p/DKcwV6) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr


The wiring harness pull:

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24656245482_a10e50a1e4_k-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DyMGLJ)Beetle ru (https://flic.kr/p/DyMGLJ) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24747827556_d28a2d65ee_k-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DGT5W1)Beetle ru (https://flic.kr/p/DGT5W1) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24774047825_c791e2e87b_k-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DKctiB)Beetle ru (https://flic.kr/p/DKctiB) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr


My big bundle of joy...

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24406389509_fb0680bec8_k-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DbH8i8)Beetle ru (https://flic.kr/p/DbH8i8) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr

Dead91silvia
02-02-2016, 02:58 PM
Need some popcorn for this one! :)

Keep the updates rolling in!

98legwag
02-02-2016, 05:20 PM
I was wondering if/when you were creating a thread.

Rubie_25GT
02-12-2016, 03:26 PM
okay latest update:

I have pulled the engine out with the help of my uncle, selfishblue, and hinyo. I also test fitted the adapter plate, ordered the rest of everything needed to adapt it (clutch, flywheel, etc.), and I have started sorting wiring. It's going to be a hell of a project...

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24616252169_cf238e168e_b-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DvfJ9R)12729390_10156556499285436_6181880468489909853_n (https://flic.kr/p/DvfJ9R) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24865875902_a98d4ba672_b-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DTj7Aj)12705766_10156553351070436_2559563751144953117_n (https://flic.kr/p/DTj7Aj) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr


And this is a short video clip of us yanking the engine in 5 seconds

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2016/02/24957452256_41bfe7860e_b-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E2pt3Y)VID_53250730_073218 (https://flic.kr/p/E2pt3Y) by Tim D'Amato (https://www.flickr.com/photos/87131115@N08/), on Flickr

98legwag
02-24-2016, 09:21 AM
Needs more updates.....

Rubie_25GT
03-12-2016, 01:31 AM
A lot has happened in the last few weeks. The EJ22e fits! Also started running cooling pipe and will be modifying the task tank to allow more fuel to flow for the Subaru engine. Goal is to be done in time for Boxerfest on May 1st! Let's hope it gets there! Now here a bunch of pics:

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Rubie_25GT
03-12-2016, 01:34 AM
Put on a shorter oil filler neck from an EJ25 to clear the Beetle deck lid:
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Hauling Aluminum pipe that is going to be used to run coolant:
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The EJ22e in it's new home:
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Rubie_25GT
03-12-2016, 01:38 AM
Running Cooling tubes:
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Rubie_25GT
03-12-2016, 01:41 AM
Pulling the Gas tank for modifying the nozzle to be large enough for Subaru Fuel Line:
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Testing Beetle Electricals. They All work for the most part:
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Also, found a use for the impreza bumper.. Looks good on a 1991 Toyota pickup :wink:
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Rubie_25GT
03-12-2016, 11:32 PM
We have a video of the car turning over for the first time showing the Beetle starter works for turning over the Subaru engine. The engine bolts in and just floats and yes I know it twists around a good bit but it is designed to do that believe it or not).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ab4HTn-ycc&list=LL7SAffs5Qgy4aopw8t9tQ2w

Dead91silvia
03-13-2016, 02:00 PM
Keep it coming!

Lancaster6
03-13-2016, 02:57 PM
This is awesome! I agree with Dead, keep it coming!

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Muse
03-13-2016, 04:29 PM
This is pretty sweet!

98legwag
05-04-2016, 06:35 PM
Its time for another update.

98legwag
06-11-2016, 02:37 PM
I will just leave these here.

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g378/98legwag/13412952_10102726847053625_9094342330817963664_n_zpsn861nfmj.jpg
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g378/98legwag/13432412_10102726847003725_6003023423322395805_n_zpsennn25pu.jpg