91 SS to RSRA Spec bare shell complete restoration/build

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Re: 91 SS to RSRA Spec bare shell complete restoration/build

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Very nice work!
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BC622B05STI wrote: unfortunately The extra work from racing provided the much needed finances for this project :-(
hello sir i think i can help you out is your 91 SS transmission you have for sale in the parts shed still available id very much like to buy it :)
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Today I worked on the Diff and I was able to salvage a Legacy RS badge and I was very happy with the result

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That rs badge turned out really good. No surprise though after seeing everything else.
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kimokalihi wrote:That rs badge turned out really good. No surprise though after seeing everything else.
Thanks, it took a lot of time to bring this badge back but it worked out really well, I used my Airbrush to paint it.
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Yeah, that RS badge looks really good! What did you do to bring it back? Was the chrome of the Legacy and RS still there, or did you have to fix that too?
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Legacy777 wrote:Yeah, that RS badge looks really good! What did you do to bring it back? Was the chrome of the Legacy and RS still there, or did you have to fix that too?
With this badge the chrome was good, I just removed the background color and resprayed it after I polished out the clear on the badge
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Ok, cool!

I take it finding an RS badge is pretty difficult?
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Legacy777 wrote:Ok, cool!

I take it finding an RS badge is pretty difficult?
Yes it took me a long time to find one, this was found by a friend of mine in NZ. It's going to look great on my Rear garnish :-)
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Hi, I know it's been a while since I updated the thread, I have been busy working on the transmission and I ended up stripping the case off of it after I had an issue with not being able to get the transmission strainer back into place after I removed it.
It is now back together and the case has been cleaned and the bolts and brackets have been re plated gold zinc.
I also had an original strut tower brace shipped over from New Zealand and I have just finished that project, I re painted the mounts and polished the bar and plated the bloats and adjuster. I also fit a Perrin short throw shifter adaptor and we made new shift linkage bushings at the shop. I have also been working on the factory fuel rails which I will have to use because we live in California and I will have to get it checked for emissions etc so I did a lot of work to help them flow more fuel.
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-Still looking so good. Great job on this!

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Nick,

Excellent work as usual! I'm loving all the zinc plated hardware :)
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Legacy777 wrote:Nick,

Excellent work as usual! I'm loving all the zinc plated hardware :)
Thanks, the transmission looks as close to new as I could get it, unfortunately it took over a week to get it to look like this, I should try and find a picture of the trans after it arrived from Japan, it did not look so good then.
I am a little concerned about all the color that is starting to appear on the car with all the Genuine STI parts being pink and the Struts have the springs that are yellow and the inter cooler is Gold as well as the Rocker covers, I was thinking I may need to re paint the front Strut brace mounts black but I will wait and see what it looks like together. I have been buying a few parts for my engine, I have an oil pan baffle from cosworth and head gaskets and cosworth rods. I will be doing more on that build soon but I am working to get the car rolling so I can get the rear sub frame made, it will be going to Reno for that.
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Man, I really do hope I can see this car in person someday. Ought to bring it to a rally and get some photos with a beaten to hell Leggy rally car. ;)
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It's inspiring to see every part so nice.
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Seeing this ongoing build makes me think my cars terrible lol its not everythings just so clean and new its awesome i wanna see more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the trans by the way it shifts buttery smooth :smt023
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jessman1942 wrote:Seeing this ongoing build makes me think my cars terrible lol its not everythings just so clean and new its awesome i wanna see more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the trans by the way it shifts buttery smooth :smt023
Oh cool, I'm glad you have the trans in and the car running again.
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Nick what you have planned for this shifter link ? looks amazing so far
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Hi guys, unfortunately as some of you know I have had to completely stop on my project with the Legacy as I have run out of money to support it and I was unable to sell any of the parts I rebuilt that were out of the Legacy that I was not going to use Again in the car.
I have started a build on a Shadow DN5 Formula one car and I have the intentions of conting with the Legacy after it's done.
Here are a few photos of the project so far
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Too bad about the Legacy getting put on hold, but you can always get back to it later. It's not like you have a deadline to enjoy your hobbies. You can always come back to it. Have fun with the Formula One car. It looks like it would be an absolute blast to drive.
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They only built about 5 of those DN5's, right? At least you get to help a rare car live on while your Legacy waits.
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Well I know it's been a while since I posted and it's because I have been very busy building a new shop for all the projects I have. It got to the point where I needed to have a building to continue work on the race cars and I was fortunate to get financial support from the owner of the cars to be able to do so. It took several weeks and a heap of work and I was able to transform the building into my new workshop
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That is awesome. Sure beats my driveway. Haha.
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Mighty impressive Nick! You have a great space to work on stuff now. I'm a bit jealous. (not the first time I've thought that in this thread)
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