Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

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Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Mon May 19, 2014 7:20 pm

1993 Subaru Legacy Wagon. Original RHD Postal Wagon

- Current Motor:

- 98 Ej22
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- Drivetrain:

- 5spd Manual Conversion (Thanks Rouf!)
- JDM WRX Turbo Crossmember (Thanks to Jspec in Richmond, VA, Paul who picked it up, Alex who met up with Pau,l then brought to my garage!!)
- JDM WRX Steering Rack (Thanks to Jspec in Richmond, VA^^^)
- Custom Steering Knuckle (Thanks to my friend for taking time away from making grenades to make this for me!)
- Exedy OEM Clutch & Flywheel
- Kartboy Shifter Bushings
- Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
- GC8 WRX Master Cylinder
- Chase Bays custom RHD specific clutch line (Thanks to Chase and Johnathan at Chase Bays)


- Exterior:

- Full Respray including bay and jambs (NH-0 Championship White) Paint by Herlihy Fabrication in Winchester, VA
- Ausdm Power Folding Mirrors
- Ausdm Grill (Thanks Jake Duck!)
- Ausdm rear tailgate garnish (Thanks John Wayryen!)
- Ausdm tail lights (Thanks John Wayryen!)
- Fresh OEM molding all around
- Refinished window molding sourced from parts car! (Thanks Jim Kelly!)

- Interior:

- JDM Momo Steering Wheel from 93 Legacy
- Door cards dyed to match steering wheel
- Black Alcantara wrapped armrest by @mikeyseats

- Suspension:

- Cheap Coilovers (To go air or nice coils?)
- GC8 STI Carbon front strut tower bar (Thanks to JEI in Manassas, VA)

- Wheels:

- Rays TE37 16x8"
- Advan RG 17x7.5" +48 (Thanks to the most @RadBlackDad I know)
- Pirelli Dragon 215/45/zr17

- Brakes:

- 2005 Legacy GT Calipers & Rotors (Thanks Shawn!)


STILL NEED! PLEASE HELP!

- Rear Wagon Spoiler (OEM or Aftermarket)
- Front Lip (OEM or Aftermarket)

PICTURES!

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BEFORE:

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Progress:

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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by kimokalihi » Mon May 19, 2014 7:50 pm

Nice. Looks way better. Love the outback. Those wheels are sick.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by kimokalihi » Mon May 19, 2014 7:52 pm

If you want a cleaner look bake the tail lights at 150-200 degrees in the over for a few minutes and remove the lenses and pull out the orange turn signal lenses. Bake again and reinstall lenses. Keep a close eye though. I warped a set bad my first try. Second set came out great.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Tue May 20, 2014 2:33 pm

kimokalihi wrote:Nice. Looks way better. Love the outback. Those wheels are sick.
Thanks!
kimokalihi wrote:If you want a cleaner look bake the tail lights at 150-200 degrees in the over for a few minutes and remove the lenses and pull out the orange turn signal lenses. Bake again and reinstall lenses. Keep a close eye though. I warped a set bad my first try. Second set came out great.
Thanks, I will do that! I was wondering if the amber lenses would come out easily.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by kimokalihi » Tue May 20, 2014 3:40 pm

Replace the bulbs with some yellow bulbs too.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by SILINC3R » Tue May 20, 2014 4:08 pm

I hvae a GT, but I do love the Outback XTs. They look more aggressive with the flares and I love the front bumper
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by kimokalihi » Tue May 20, 2014 5:33 pm

What wheels are those? I'm too chicken to try some exotic wheels but I've seen quite a few on subarus lately that look fantastic.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Tue May 20, 2014 5:42 pm

kimokalihi wrote:What wheels are those? I'm too chicken to try some exotic wheels but I've seen quite a few on subarus lately that look fantastic.
Thanks! They are Rotiform VCE's
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Jeffbugeyewrx » Wed May 28, 2014 8:36 am

I think you were interested in buying my Legacy at one point half a year back. http://24.media.tumblr.com/59691a77302b ... 1_1280.jpg

Looks great by the way!

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Post by Sublimejoe » Wed May 28, 2014 1:21 pm

Jeffbugeyewrx wrote:I think you were interested in buying my Legacy at one point half a year back. http://24.media.tumblr.com/59691a77302b ... 1_1280.jpg

Looks great by the way!
Oh yeah! I think you know my friend Jay Stacey.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by subaru_styles » Wed May 28, 2014 6:20 pm

looking good!
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Jeffbugeyewrx » Wed May 28, 2014 10:41 pm

Yeah! She was the one who kept telling me about your car! Looks great and glad you found one!

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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:43 pm

I found a motor! A local guy is selling an EJ22 longblock for dirt cheap. I am going to pick it up this week and more than likely rebuild it before I swap it into the car.

Next step is finding all the rebuild parts I will need.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by mike-tracy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:57 am

Hey Joe, is it true that the postal wagons come with manual seatbelts from the factory? I notice you have them.
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Post by Sublimejoe » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:56 pm

Yes sir. Do the non postal versions have electric seatbelts?
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by mike-tracy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:10 pm

Unfortunately so. Many are malfunctioning at this stage, and mine never felt like they were going to stop me in case of an accident...
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:40 pm

Sublimejoe wrote:I found a motor! A local guy is selling an EJ22 longblock for dirt cheap. I am going to pick it up this week and more than likely rebuild it before I swap it into the car.

Next step is finding all the rebuild parts I will need.
Here it is:

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Does anyone here know what is required to turbo this motor? I.E. can I use some ej22t parts to make it happen?
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Post by Legacy777 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:03 am

Sublimejoe wrote:Does anyone here know what is required to turbo this motor? I.E. can I use some ej22t parts to make it happen?

It's a little more complicated than just throwing some ej22t parts in it. You can run different pistons which would lower the compression. The non-turbo cams has more valve overlap than the turbo cams which can cause poor or limit performance at higher boost. The exhaust is different, front sub frame, wiring for the boost related sensors, and the ECU.

If you really want to go turbo, I'd suggest doing some searching and reading of threads for those that have done turbo swaps. If you really want to do a turbo motor, I'd suggest just starting with a turbo motor, ej22t or ej20g.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:32 pm

Ahh, I see. I suppose I will just keep it N/A and have fun with the cosmetic side of things instead of going for a power build.

Another question, can anyone help me out by letting me know what I would need to completely rebuild the heads? I don't need part numbers or prices (although I will create a chart for others once I do that research,) more just a list of everything needed.
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Post by Sublimejoe » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:06 pm

I made this spreadsheet for parts I need to rebuild the heads. Does this look right to everyone?

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Post by Legacy777 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:04 am

That looks about right to rebuild the heads.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by czei » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:08 pm

kimokalihi wrote:If you want a cleaner look bake the tail lights at 150-200 degrees in the over for a few minutes and remove the lenses and pull out the orange turn signal lenses. Bake again and reinstall lenses. Keep a close eye though. I warped a set bad my first try. Second set came out great.
What does baking them do?

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Post by cj91legss » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:20 pm

Baking them heats and softens the adhesive so you can separate the lens from the housing.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:00 pm

The car goes to the body shop tomorrow to have the remainder of repairs done before paint time!
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:31 pm

I finalllllllly got my replacement motor to my house last night and had a chance to look at it. I got a ton of parts included which is super rad! Now I just want to try and figure out what year this motor is from and any other info. I looked all over the block and took photos of anything I thought may help, so onto the photos:

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Thank you so much in advance!!
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