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 Post subject: 10 ways to update the outside of your Legacy!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:26 am 
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Hey guys, thought I'd share my project for the day. I just finished replacing the window molding on my SS. Thanks to some helpful hints from NICO, I was able to remove the factory window molding that connects to the door. Here is an example of what I am taking about...

Mine:

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Compared to stock:

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The newer molding is black from the factory, and deletes the stupid little triangle piece like on our 90/91 sedans.

Some other ways to update the outside:

1. Removing pinstripes
2. Black window trim (around the rear triangle windows and piece under rear window)
3. Body colored side moldings or all black (paint or electrical tape method)
4. Body colored door handles
5. Body colored mirrors
6. Shaved side emblems
7. Custom grill
8. Customize your corner lights (all amber or all clear)
9. Clean those headlights! those of you with plastic ones

Most of these are inexpensive mods, (minus the ones that require painting)

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Just some ideas, thought I would share

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:30 am 
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I hate those platic trim pieces, I can't seem to find which clips I need to replace in order to get that thing to stay in there!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:34 am 
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yeah I know what you mean. Everytime I go to the junkyard I snag some.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:49 am 
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You mentioned that the newer molding is black from the factory......what year/model are you getting that molding from?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:04 am 
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Mine is from a 93 Touring wagon

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:07 am 
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Huh......not sure I follow......you put wagon trim on the sedan?

If so, please explain.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:28 am 
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The wagon trim bolts right on. It is a direct replacement.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:31 pm 
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but the wagons don't have a rear quarter window shaped like a triangle.... explain?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:39 pm 
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But they have the same door. Ahead of the C-pillar, there's no difference in sheet metal and the trim resides entirely ahead of the C-pillar. The wagon wouldn't have the weird little triangle chrome piece since there's no jog in the window line past the C-pillar—the horizontal line continues to the D-pillar—so there would be nothing for that little triangle to try to match up to.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:06 pm 
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Oh i see, i thought he was only talking about the black triangular trim on the window, i didn't notice he did ALL of the trim

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:25 am 
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wow looks sick, so the wagon trim comes all black wit out the crome on it?

shoot i dont know what to do now, paint the trim the same colour of the car, or all black, or stock with the crome for some effect.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:23 am 
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Looks good, what are the "helpful hints" for removing the trim?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:13 am 
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AWD_addict wrote:
Looks good, what are the "helpful hints" for removing the trim?


From Nico:


NICO I WRX U wrote:
lyou mean the top one right, it hugs the glass ? if so back door two screws @ each end then lift. front door mirror first then one screw window down then lift.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:29 am 
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Damn dude your car is badass. I was debating painting my trim to match when I repaint my hood, and I think you just ended that debate.

Any more pics?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:14 pm 
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thanks man, here's a few rolling shots

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Cruisin wif Joeeee!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:24 am 
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yep that legacy is the coolest one i have seen so far !

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What method did u use to roll the fenders?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:19 am 
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We used an eastwood fender roller from Surgeline. It is a really great tool.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:03 am 
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Did you paint your trim flat black? I thought you removed a piece of the rest of it too, but a few Legacys at the junkyard tell me otherwise. Mine's starting to chip :( so I might be repainting it


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:55 pm 
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The only things specific body wise on a turbo compared to an SS are the hood, grille, and front bumper correct? the fenders are the same n/a and turbo?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:02 pm 
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93legacylsleeper wrote:
The only things specific body wise on a turbo compared to an SS are the hood, grille, and front bumper correct? the fenders are the same n/a and turbo?


yes

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Thank you much. Pick and pull round 3.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:11 pm 
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93legacylsleeper wrote:
The only things specific body wise on a turbo compared to an SS are the hood, grille, and front bumper correct? the fenders are the same n/a and turbo?


I'm confused, I thought the SS and Turbo were the same thing, no?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:27 am 
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You caught me. The SS and turbo are the same i meant to write N/A not SS.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:34 am 
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93legacylsleeper wrote:
You caught me. The SS and turbo are the same i meant to write N/A not SS.


Ohh ok, kinda figured but I wasn't sure after the next guy didn't correct you. Still don't know a whole lot about these cars.


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