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subba
01-20-2009, 06:03 PM
First off, This is a experience building project and also future race car, that is why i decided to do it from scratch, plus i want to build it how i want to.

Its called project cobalt because i was thinking of a paint scheme and it happens to be the same color combo as my boost gauge and regular chewing gum :smt026
http://www.hometowncandy.com/five-gum-cobalt-web.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2018.jpg


I took up a big task but hopefully i can finish it by mid year.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/front.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/side-1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/side2.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/back.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/bay.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2039.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2037.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2036.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2035.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2042.jpg

I still have more parts to pick up, i just wanted the hard part done first, Moving the chassis.
I have 2 dashes and more interior tim to get.

Plans:
Swap over my legacy drivetrain and try to make the body lightweight as possible.



Parts To get:
Engine oil Cooler
Powersteering Oil Cooler
Hydrolic Hand Brake
Hood Pins
12 gallon Fuel Cell
Steering Wheel (320mm)
Cobalt Gauges (Autometer)
-Water Temp
-Oil Pressure
-Boost - Owned
Front Windscreen
Zero/Sports Sequential Controller - Owned
Turbo XS knocklite/Shift Light - Owned
Rear Diff or rebuild part.
Legacy GT-B R71 Maf Sensor


Application: Local Time Attack, Auto X & Cuircuit.



I will photoshop a GF8 to show what my paint scheme will look like.

Any comments, recommendations, concerns?

xXGTBspecXx
01-20-2009, 06:16 PM
good luck dude cant wait to see how it turns out.. i love the old wrx wagons..

Huffer
01-21-2009, 08:56 AM
If you want weight savings, then remove the locking mechanisms and wiring from the rear doors, weld them shut and install lexan for the rear side windows.

This is going to be interesting!

subba
01-21-2009, 09:41 AM
If you want weight savings, then remove the locking mechanisms and wiring from the rear doors, weld them shut and install lexan for the rear side windows.

This is going to be interesting!

Thats the plan :)
I am welding the rear doors shut once i get the roll cage, taking out the stock gastank and get a smaller fuel cell, the dash is already gutted down to the skins, i am going to take the rear wiper motors and the passenger side window motor out, once i start swapping the motor i am going to remove the A/c compressor contemplating if i should remove the side windows, their is still a few sound deadening allong the chassis so i am going to spend a while getting that out (sucks because i cant get dry ice on island :( ) i am thinking about getting a grinder and just grind them off.

I have been checking the body of the car, the shell had minimal rust, but the drivetrain has allot of surface rust. (Control arms, brake hubs etc.)


I am going to scrap my GTB for the needed parts because the whole drivetrain is rusted.
so i am going to try and workout a way to receive payments so i can part out most of the body panels, Fogs, bumpers, sideskirts, back bumper, momo steering wheel, side mirrors, hatch wing, brake lights, projectors etc for shipped prices you would pay in the states (from the Legacy)...

Just to confirm GC8/GF8 Suspension WILL NOT WORK on your legacy, the front will but the rear wont.

Huffer
01-21-2009, 10:08 AM
Dry sump fuel FTW. See if you can legally mount the fuel cell in the middle of the car or ahead of the rear wheels to keep the weight distribution even, along with the lightweight battery in a safe case.

You really won't need a lot to get the car moving...

subba
01-21-2009, 11:09 AM
i got ya huffer, i have 0 limitations :smt023 i have been looking at oddessy batteries (however it is spelt)

i am going to experiment a little bit, i am going to test out the sequential controller and i figured out how to go parallel so i will try that, then go parallel with the z/s controller, i will keep messing with the motor till it blows up.

updating my plans and parts needed, in the first post shortly.

subba
01-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Added a poll :smt002

99gtlimited
01-22-2009, 06:24 PM
good luck with this, looks like an awesome project, don't get too frustrated with it.

subba
01-22-2009, 09:03 PM
i will try not to get frustrated lol but i got a few stuff done today after work, cant wait for the weekend :smt026

Happy to say, the shell is in great condition, better than i expected, they were a few rust here and their but nothing deep, the only affected parts were the bolts.
I took off the fenders, front bumper beam, wiring harness & fuse boxes,the brake booster and a bunch of other things out, just the ABS and wiper motor left, depending if the weekend is cool or not,, i will sand down the engine bay and attack it with flat black primer.

i was contemplating if i should ditch the ABS during the swap, but i think i will put it in and disconnect it until i feel comfortable driving without it.

Here are some quick shots i took before the skeeters attacked me. :smt012
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2045.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2046.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2047.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2048.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2044.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2043.jpg

The car had Impressive on the windscreen and Subarude on the fenders lol

subba
01-25-2009, 02:32 PM
Small Update, My weekend target is almost accomplished. (Painting Engine Bay, fenders and remove front cross member.

extremely rusted.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2061.jpg

Bumper Beam
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2055.jpg

Fenders

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2053.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2054.jpg
and






















http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2056.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e12/boxertech/DSCF2058.jpg

i am gonna fire another round of primer tomorrow.

The car will get wrapped once its completed, it is goin to be one of CSN.ky's Mascott.

Okin DaVanh
01-25-2009, 02:40 PM
Nice, can't wait to see it with the power plant...Selling that hood scoop?

subba
01-25-2009, 02:42 PM
For those tuning in, i decided not to part out my legacy once its finished, i am going to sell the whole thing as a package for USD $1400 shipped anywhere in the US. you can buy it and part out whatever you wont need.

Incudes,
Front bumper + both sets of fogs and 1 switch + Beam + harnesses
Side skirts
Rear bumper
grill
Side markers Plus harness (indicators)
Projectors + Harness
Side morrors + Harness
rear hatch wing
brake lights
center console with the card bezel
bilstein shocks minus springs + bilstein trunk badge
rear strut bar
(not sure what else could be thrown in)

subba
01-25-2009, 02:44 PM
Nice, can't wait to see it with the power plant...Selling that hood scoop?
not sure, i will decide once everything is completed,i am going to get a front mount so i might put the power steering and oil cooler core up their.

Okin DaVanh
01-25-2009, 02:55 PM
For those tuning in, i decided not to part out my legacy once its finished, i am going to sell the whole thing as a package for USD $1400 shipped anywhere in the US. you can buy it and part out whatever you wont need.

Incudes,
Front bumper + both sets of fogs and 1 switch + Beam + harnesses
Side skirts
Rear bumper
grill
Side markers Plus harness (indicators)
Projectors + Harness
Side morrors + Harness
rear hatch wing
brake lights
center console with the card bezel
bilstein shocks minus springs + bilstein trunk badge
rear strut bar
(not sure what else could be thrown in)


Wait.... You mean the whole entire car??? (less drivetrain and anything not listed here)

if so,

















Goddamm!!!!!!! That's better than getting a postal wagon!!!



if not........ Sorry for over-reacting :smile:

subba
01-25-2009, 03:05 PM
pretty much the whole body, i am going to get a decent size crate big enough to put the bumpers in then stuff everything else in. Shipping is going to be like 500 lol by ocean freight so i wont be making much, i just want enough on my paypal to get either a rear LSD and strutbars from zero/sports japan or TRP Dog gears (1-4)

Reason
02-10-2009, 03:56 PM
Update and pics!!

Disturbed_beast
02-11-2009, 03:40 AM
I feel your pain man. Just love the Subie; and it will turn out what you put into it

Now Updated :hiding:

subba
02-13-2009, 10:49 AM
updates to come, i finally got my altezza a few days ago (I love it!) so now i can put a muzzle over the leggy and put it to sleep. going to finish prepping the shell over this next week or so then paint it.

I have a broken bolt in the rear crossmember so i am trying to get that out so i can start bondo, paint and sound deadening removal.

xXGTBspecXx
02-13-2009, 11:02 AM
keep up the good work dude.. and you have to do things right cause im using your build for reference to my 95 wrx... sooo no pressure :smt023...

subba
02-13-2009, 11:25 AM
lol no probs, its my first time doing this extent of work on a car but i will try and be as detailed as possible.

T_F_E
02-13-2009, 09:32 PM
Man this car is going to be awesome

subba
03-02-2009, 11:16 AM
bad news :( project is scraped, the whole undercarrage is rusted and the trunk is the same, i pulled off the sound deadening off the floor and i could see the ground in like 5 spots and when i pulled off the rear subframe, the pice that the bolts connect to for the swaybar.. broke out :( i could fix it up but its a waste of time to do that much work restoring it.

I am in search of another shell, hopefully i can get a impreza wagon or even better, a BD

Reason
03-02-2009, 01:24 PM
bad news :( project is scraped, the whole undercarrage is rusted and the trunk is the same, i pulled off the sound deadening off the floor and i could see the ground in like 5 spots and when i pulled off the rear subframe, the pice that the bolts connect to for the swaybar.. broke out :( i could fix it up but its a waste of time to do that much work restoring it.

I am in search of another shell, hopefully i can get a impreza wagon or even better, a BD


That sucks man... DO YOUR wagon, or better yet buy my BD :twisted:

subba
03-02-2009, 02:16 PM
im going do the legacy, and i do have some updates on that :) i am hoping to get a BD because i loke to be the underdog, Imprezas are too plentyful.

WinterKnoll
03-03-2009, 02:50 PM
Chewing some Cobalt right now..just FYI lol. But bummer about the project...