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Old 06 January 2018, 09:03 AM
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Thought Id start a project thread as its always useful to get some help and pointers along the way

I was after a project and after having a couple of imprezas in the past I stumbled across this one, a mouldy, partly stripped v2 sti cat c, a bit green on the outside but a solid shell with nearly no corrosion

I can't decide whether to go standard and clean or spend on fancy bits ie wheels, suspension etc etc. Either way I'm not looking to go silly on the engine. The car will not stand me at much if I go standard so I'm swaying towards that atm




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Old 06 January 2018, 09:37 AM
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I think a standard will be the best investment. Early cars in unmolested condition fetch better money than moded.
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Old 07 January 2018, 02:01 PM
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Standard is worth more ( but v2 parts are hard to come by if you want to do it right , as I’ve found , a genuine v2 sti steering wheel can be 200 alone ) I had the same dilemma so have just gone for subtle mods wheels , brakes , etc etc

I say mod it
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Old 07 January 2018, 08:24 PM
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Pretty much everything came with it, I have a shopping list so far and all that seems to be missing is:

Starter motor
Radiator and fans
Propshaft
Exhaust
Steering column / keys
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Old 07 January 2018, 08:29 PM
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Is this correct v2 sti wheel?
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Old 07 January 2018, 10:24 PM
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Yep
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Old 14 January 2018, 06:49 PM
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Well I made a start, removed interior. Clean up carpet and floor. Loads of empty nut shells, I'm pretty sure a squirrel has lived in it at some point.

Heater box and fuel pipes all refitted

Dash starting to fade so going to repaint it this week and hopefully get refitted next weekend






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Old 14 January 2018, 06:55 PM
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The rear shocks were missing so when to pick some up at a local breakers but these caught my eye instead
I've decided to go standard apart from coilovers and front brakes, I want to upgrade to the subaru 4 pots
Still trying to find a steering column with keys at a reasonable price
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Old 16 January 2018, 09:00 PM
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Can anyone advise on the metal fuel pipes that run on the left hand side in the car.
The grommets at either end look as though another pipe should go through as well

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Old 17 January 2018, 10:39 AM
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Check out ICP ( import car parts ) they have loads of useful parts and offer a great service
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Old 24 January 2018, 08:48 PM
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Finally starting to make a start, going to re fit and clean up the interior first

Dash faded quite badly in places and almost white, so re painted with a black vinyl spray, actually came up better than expected

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Old 27 January 2018, 04:09 PM
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Blimey, that dash looks like new. Nice job. What brand spray is it?
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Old 27 January 2018, 06:01 PM
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When I had a MY93 WRX, I had my dash renovated - see here:

https://www.scoobynet.com/interior-1...tml?styleid=22
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Old 27 January 2018, 10:11 PM
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Blimey, that dash looks like new. Nice job. What brand spray is it?
Thanks, Im quite proud of that dash, this is the stuff i used some satin black on the really bad white bits and then a few coats of this
Well worth spending 8 quid..
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Old 27 January 2018, 11:22 PM
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The dash came out amazing. I was tempted to get mine flocked but seeing how well yours came out, I might get some of that spray and give it a shot.
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Old 07 April 2018, 09:49 PM
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Finally got going a bit
Found a new age rear subframe, cleaned up and undercoated. Fitted new lateral arm bushes and driveshafts back on.


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Old 07 April 2018, 09:53 PM
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Need to sort an exhaust out. It came with a 3 inch system Inc decat downpipe but I want something pretty quiet.
I was thinking a smaller middle section with cat and a prodrive backbox.
I would like a standard system but proving hard to find...
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Old 09 April 2018, 08:07 AM
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Nice project. I have always wondered though. If your going to spray a dash to refurb it why not use a Matt finish to prevent glare? It seems so obvious or am I missing something?
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Old 09 April 2018, 08:18 AM
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I think it's the pic that makes it look so shiny. It isn't actually that glossy, time will tell when I drive it and can't see a thing for the sun.
Then I will have wished I flocked it..
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Old 05 May 2018, 09:12 PM
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Can anyone tell me if these wheels were originally silver or were all the sti s gold?.
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Old 06 May 2018, 10:10 AM
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Found a standard sti cat and back box on type ra for 35 quid. The car has a decat downpipe already so have left that on.
Finally found a spoiler lamp too
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Old 06 May 2018, 10:19 AM
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Well. This is a mess.
There is far too much stuff missing to be able to put it back to standard without spending a fortune.
So todays jobs, remove the ac system. The condenser is bent and a pipe is cracked.
Remove the manifold to paint it. It also has an aftermarket pressure reg so I'm going to remove the metal pipes under the manifold and do a parallel fuel mod and remove the evap pipes just purely to simplify the system and tidy everything up.


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Old 07 May 2018, 08:59 AM
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Old 07 May 2018, 09:13 AM
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I want to create a bead or roll in the metal fuel pipe where I'm going to cut it and join rubber fuel hose to it just after the bend from the rail. A bit like the pic below but I want the added security that the pipe can't come off.
Any ideas greatly appreciated.
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Old 07 May 2018, 09:27 AM
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I usually tack a bit of tig wire on, does the job nice
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Old 07 May 2018, 10:16 AM
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Something like that would be perfect.. If only I had a welder
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Old 07 May 2018, 03:45 PM
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Found some 8mm compression fittings in garage, compressed the olives on and cut the nut off. It would have probably been OK without but I have had a couple bad experiences with fuel and fire.

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Old 07 May 2018, 08:22 PM
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That there is pure f%kin genius!
hats off to u chief
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