91 SS to RSRA Spec bare shell complete restoration/build

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Totally unbelievable. Very nice shop, and a tidy looking tile job also. All of your projects blows my mind. Well done!
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Very well done Nick!

That's a pretty impressive bathroom sink for a house, let alone a shop :)

Awesome work!
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Well it's obviously been a while since I posted anything, I have three Formula one cars and a Can Am car and a F5000 Mclaren M10 B in my shop. I have been busy working on those and also the building itself. Here are a few photos

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I wanna build a BRAND NEW Legacy.....
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OMG you can eat off the floors and walls NICE WORK! ^^ so do I!
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Drooolling :)
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Holy damn, this thread.
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What is the complete-looking car nearest to the door?
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AWD_addict wrote:What is the complete-looking car nearest to the door?
It is the Mclaren M10 B F5000 which I built while I was working for my Dad. Now that I am out on my own he won't be doing anything other than engine work so I will be looking after it !

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Whoa, thanks Dad!

That must sound amazing at full chat with the stacks right behind your head.
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Your My Hero, an Automotive Superman :!:
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The Impreza had to be moved and is now temporarily in my shop. It has not really been in use for the last year or so, it's mainly been up on stands
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I am finally back to working on the Legacy and the next thing was to get the front knuckle and Hub assembled.
The issue I had was with the Strut/Wheel combination I wanted. The wheel was 5x100 and the strut was for 05 -07 Impreza STI.
The rear strut bolted direct to the knuckle which was from an 04 STI 5x 100
The strut mounted into the Legacy BC by using a set of Cusco top strut mounts.
The issue came with the front lower strut mount the 5x100 04 STI will not bolt into the lower mount clevis because the bolt spacing is different between the two years, so we drilled the 5x114 hub assembly and machined the studs to clear the bearing housing. So now I have 5x 100 front hub assembly made from 2005 Impreza STI. Once again A Cusco top mount was used to fit into the BC Legacy.

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To overcome the final issue which is the diameter if the 5x114 being larger I will use one of the two piece brake rotors that is drilled 5x100 as well as 5x114 and that won't be an issue.
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That's a good work around. Those bearings look so much nicer to deal with than the 5x100 style.
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This is some of the best car porn on the internet. Love every bit of it, always excited to see what you post next! Outstanding work!
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What calipers are you using?

Another option would be to turn down the hub so it fits under a standard 5x100 rotor. That's what LIC did with their conversion hubs. They also offered machined and re-drilled uprights to work with the 5x100 struts.

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jamal wrote:What calipers are you using?

Another option would be to turn down the hub so it fits under a standard 5x100 rotor. That's what LIC did with their conversion hubs. They also offered machined and re-drilled uprights to work with the 5x100 struts.

http://www.licmotorsports.com/products/ ... c-03079012
Yes, I knew of the hubs that had been converted however I had the capabilities to do it all at our shop, also didn't much like the look of the hub after the Dia was reduced, I want everything to look as good and in modified as possible. I am happy with my choices, I know there are other options but the one I chose I believe looks the cleanest installation and that's most important to me.
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Dominator wrote:That's a good work around. Those bearings look so much nicer to deal with than the 5x100 style.

Agreed! Those do look like they're much nicer to deal with!
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I have some good news, I now have five Subarus, I just purchased a 1990 Subaru Legacy type R. It's in amazing condition and I am looking forward to going back to NZ and driving it, hopefully in the near future.
Here's a few photos off the trade me site it was listed on.
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As if I couldn't get any more jealous...
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Oh wow, that's a beautiful car.
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Wow, that car is so clean, it reminds me of my white legacy :(
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Well guys, I don't know if you remember my 05 STI and all the work I did to it but it is about to have a birthday and then I'm going to get it back on the road :-)
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Dominator wrote:Oh wow, that's a beautiful car.
Yes, thanks it looks to be a super clean one and a type R too which has many of the same things the RA has. I am looking forward to going to NZ and taking a cruise in it :-)
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That type R's dark blue color is so nice. Good find!
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