Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:33 am

Started to clean some stuff up today now that the car runs and drives.

Took the airbox setup out and cleaned under it. Cleaned the airbox too, looks brand new now.

Eventually, probably over this winter, I will be taking all of this shit back out so the bay can be properly shaved and resprayed.

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Put the driver side door panel back on now that I have fixed the malfunctioning lock:

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I still want to find someone who can reupholster the door panels in some nice black suede. Anyone know a guy?
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by dankberries » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:15 am

Definitely something special about a 25+ yr old car looking brand new :smt118
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:39 pm

What's up with the power locks?

Speedo, do you have the cable hooked up?
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:58 pm

Legacy777 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:39 pm
What's up with the power locks?

Speedo, do you have the cable hooked up?
I’m not sure what is up with the power locks honestly. So originally the driver door wouldn’t open and after inspecting inside there seems to be some sort of actuator in there. It is not plugged in because that door was purchased off a LHD car, so I guess there is no wiring there for it. I’m having a similar problem with the rear hatch, where it won’t open from inside or outside.

Speedo cable is hooked up to tranny, I have not checked the back of the cluster yet.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Legacy777 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:38 pm

On the power door locks, these cars were kind of funky because the LHD driver's door did not have any sort of electrical actuator installed on it. However, the other doors did have actuators that locked/unlocked and were triggered by unlocking/locking the driver's door.

With the RHD cars I would assume it's the same way except with the right front door. I would check to see if there is wiring going to the front left door that would trigger the stock actuator and see if that can be fitted to whatever was put in on the LHD door.

For the rear hatch you'll need a multi-meter and need to check the wiring.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:20 am

Legacy777 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:38 pm
On the power door locks, these cars were kind of funky because the LHD driver's door did not have any sort of electrical actuator installed on it. However, the other doors did have actuators that locked/unlocked and were triggered by unlocking/locking the driver's door.

With the RHD cars I would assume it's the same way except with the right front door. I would check to see if there is wiring going to the front left door that would trigger the stock actuator and see if that can be fitted to whatever was put in on the LHD door.

For the rear hatch you'll need a multi-meter and need to check the wiring.
Awesome, I will see what is going on with the other side and report back. The rear door will be interesting because it has the trim on it, and is of course stuck shut.


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Today I went to a friends machine shop to see about some exhaust options. Left with a plan to put the up-pipe back on, bend some pipe and weld it to a flange that matches the up-pipe. Going back tomorrow to make that happen.

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Bent this scrap pipe to visualize

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Also here is a picture of my old car for good measure

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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:19 pm

I have an exhaust!

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I also took the opportunity to check out everything under the car while it was on the lift. There are definitely a bunch of things that need to be addressed:

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Rear Driver Side Axle
Front Passenger Side Axle
Front Passenger Tire
Rear Driver Tire
Driveshaft Carrier Bearing Assembly (I think that's what its called)
Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Front lower control arm rear bushings
Rear Subframe Bushings? (See Pic Below)

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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Legacy777 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:01 pm

It looks like you could use a new rear subframe based on that rust....not just a bushing.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:14 pm

Yeah I think that’s the route I’m going to go. The whole underside of the car needs to be heavily cleaned and sealed either way.
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:28 am

This only took five days to get to me from Japan. Arrived today much to my surprise:

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Are those OEM turbo foglights in the above photo?
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:09 am

Those are JDM oem projector fogs, best I can tell from the wonky angle.
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Wait....I'm confused now.

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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by Sublimejoe » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:18 am

JDM, OEM, turbo specific projector fogs right?
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Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Post by mike-tracy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:57 pm

Sublimejoe wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:18 am
JDM, OEM, turbo specific projector fogs right?

Yes, post face-lift too
1992 Legacy SS 5mt, build in progress
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Wait....I'm confused now.

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