Facelifted rear end on pre facelift car

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LegacyT
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Facelifted rear end on pre facelift car

Post by LegacyT » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:37 am

Looking at buying a 91 sedan, thing is I really don’t like the tail lights. Wondering how much work is involved to convert the tail lights... I know it would also need a new bumper beam and cover. I’m just wondering about the trunk and whether I would have to weld in a new rear skirt ( vertical part between the tail ends of the quarter panels) from a facelifted car
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Re: Facelifted rear end on pre facelift car

Post by mike-tracy » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:26 pm

I'd imagine you'd be better off cutting off the sheet metal and welding it to your car. I tried it in the junkyard, and the sides were the most different
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Re: Facelifted rear end on pre facelift car

Post by mike-tracy » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:41 pm

The plastic panel that spans between the tail lights is sometimes painted or tinted or even removed. I think the back end looks way better without the panel.


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Josh Colombo wrote:
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Re: Facelifted rear end on pre facelift car

Post by LegacyT » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:20 am

That definitely looks much better,! But still not as good as the facelift tail IMHO
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Re: Facelifted rear end on pre facelift car

Post by Reuben » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:48 pm

Subaru actaully changed the chassis between S1 and S2... You can't swap the bits round sadly, you'd have to chop and weld.

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