1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Got around to fixing my rust on the tailgate. Looks much better now even if it is spray paint.
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We also got some snow so I had a bit of fun on the way home the other night.
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I also picked up this 97 legacy from oregon. Thing is crazy clean. I already put and timing belt stuff new brakes, tires, I also had to put a used radio in it as the P.O. cut it all out, including the wiring... It may go up for sale as I have no use for it too many cars as it is.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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If you do end up selling the wagon let me know I could use it for a driver while I send my car "under the knife" and work out some of her funny kinks and it would be great for hauling parts that I might find around.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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The 97 wagon that is
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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I actually already sold the 97.... I ended up having to repaint my tailgate as all the paint fell off about a week after I did it. So now it should be good (fingers crossed) I also cleaned it inside and out. I also touched up around the wheel wells with fluid film, and a few rust spots that started on the drivers front fender. The left rear quarter has started to show a few rust bubbles so I need to touch that up next. I also took the plastic out of the rear and fluid filmed the rear quarters from the inside. Trying to keep this thing in decent shape is starting to become harder than it used to be.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Just a photo from tonight, the car is running great,and I have nothing I really need to do to it...

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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Have you thought about putting the 93 ss hood on?
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Very often actually, but I want it painted if I do, along with the front bumper. I was also thinking of making a scooped hood out of an outback one I have. I just haven't had space/time to do it yet.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Did some stuff to this tonight. Washed another layer of salt off the poor thing for starters. I than removed the rest of the ac as I had already removed the condenser during an emergency repair in North Carolina this fall when my cooling fans died (it has never had a charge in it since i have owned it, and the compressor was no good) so that is gone. And I'm trying out a new set of shoes. I think it looks pretty good with them!

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Took a while to clean them up from the brake dust that was stuck to them. Mothers aluminum polish worked wonders.

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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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So my sister backed into this yesterday. Luckily it just smashed my hellas off it. I'm think I'm going to make light bar, and mount 4 of them this time around in a triangle patter /\. Now I might have a reason to make that light bar I've been wanting to. Also thinking about going yellow lenses, any one have experience with them?
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Would you be interested in measurements for a bolt on light bar? It will allow you six lights, four at the front of the hood and two above the license plate. As for yellow lenses, the only ones I've delt with are for fog lights and yellow is much better than clear. I don't know how yellow spotlights would be.
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biggreen96 wrote:well get out there and smash that geo around and get comfy.
1993 Legacy LS Awd: lifted, 4eat, higher mileage, and dirty.
1994 Legacy Turbo wagon: rwd, 4eat, and a faint knock..
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I ended up ordering 4 clear hella's last night. I have a pipe bender at work so I may just wing it and see what I can come up with. What does the one you have measurements look like? I'm thinking I may actually mount 4 of them just about the license plate in a line, but we will see. Plus I can always add more later if I feel like it!
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Started building my light bar last night. I attached it to the front tow hooks by welding a small bracket onto them, and the top is bolted to the bumper below the grill. I still have to add a lower bar, and drill all the holes for the light mounts, but when I'm finished it should be able to fit 6 hellas. I'm only doing four right now, but I have room to grow if need be! Some pics of the progress so far.

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Top light mounts
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Where the top brackets bolt to
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Welded up, and that other bar, is the lower one which I will hopefully be fitting tomorrow, than it should be ready for paint/ drill holes for the light mounts.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Got my light bar finished and installed tonight! I'm super happy with the way it came out. It's so much better than the old mount set up I had. I've wanted to make this light bar for as long as I've owned the car. I'm running out of things to do to it!

Here are some pics!

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I still need to hook up the center too lights, and aim them, but I should be able to get that done tomorrow.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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I like it more than mine.
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That's an older picture, I've changed four of the lights since then.
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biggreen96 wrote:well get out there and smash that geo around and get comfy.
1993 Legacy LS Awd: lifted, 4eat, higher mileage, and dirty.
1994 Legacy Turbo wagon: rwd, 4eat, and a faint knock..
1992 Legacy postal: bone stock, 4eat, blown reverse.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Thanks man! Your's looks great too. Is that a wagon roof rack on your sedan? I like the roof mounted hellas a lot.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Its an old gl wagon rack, it just happens to fit perfectly. Those hellas aren't there anymore, I sold them to beatersubi on here. I'm redoing the wiring before I put a setup on again.
Danny
biggreen96 wrote:well get out there and smash that geo around and get comfy.
1993 Legacy LS Awd: lifted, 4eat, higher mileage, and dirty.
1994 Legacy Turbo wagon: rwd, 4eat, and a faint knock..
1992 Legacy postal: bone stock, 4eat, blown reverse.
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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I thought it looked similar to the loyale one I sent out to a member on another forum.

Tonight I hooked up my hellas, and got them all working. We also got a new (really expensive) headlight aimer at work today, so I put that together during business hours and got to use it on my car tonight so I could learn how to use it. I aimed the two center ones as high beams, and the outers as low beams. I tested them out on the way home (when there was no oncoming traffic) They are super bright, so much better than the old hellas I had. Infact I'm glad my sister smashed them off my car, it turned out for the best!

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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Looks really good! I like the new light bar!
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Thanks man! It looks/works great. I've gotten to use them all a few times now and it's amazing.

Installed a new pcv, changed the oil, (up to 209k now!) and took it to boston last weekend to see a show. The Car went great as always 27mpg at 75mph and super high rpm due to the 4.11's. Oil consumption seems to be way down with the new pcv. I also repainted the hatch for the third time this year, the paint keeps falling off when I wash it. I took it back down to metal and washed it with dawn and scotch bright pad, and used different paint. I also used an adhesion promoter and cleared it when I was all done. It seemed to do the trick this time as it didn't fall off it when I washed it today. I also was able to order rear quarter seals that go around the wheel arches, mine are starting to fall off, although they can hold the salt in place, they keep the edges from getting sand blasted all winter long. I'll be putting those on after I do a little bit of rust work, the paint has started pealing back there as well now.
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Put the new rear arch seals in and fixed the rear arch rust. Luckily I caught it before it was rusted badly. The paint had started to peal and it was just surface rust. A little time with a grinder and por15 it should be good for a while now! I need to touch up with a little white paint but that can wait. at least i don't have rust creeping in on my rear quarters.

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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Something is making a hellacious noise in the front of this now... Seems to be doing it when I let the clutch out or under acceleration/deceleration. I'm thinking the trans mount or the motor mounts have given up. Could be the pitch stopper but I checked that when I got home. I also found the clunk I have been hearing in my front end. Looks like the steering u-joint has developed a very small amount of play. So it looks like I have some work to do. I'll put it on the lift tomorrow and see what is going on.
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I found out what my clunk was today. The transmission crossmember had loosened up and was smacking around against the floor and the loose bolt. I know I tightened them very well when i did the swap, must be these roads are getting to them... At least it was an easy fix. Up next links and bushings all around, I'm going to go crazy if I have to listen to them any longer....
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Did you use a torque wrench to properly torque those bolts?
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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Just replaced all the brakes again, salt is tough on them... New centric stuff all the way around. Stops great again now. Changed the oil the other day. I undercoated it again earlier this week, and touched up the rust that was starting here and there. I still have to take the rear panels out and undercoat the inside of the rear quarters, but that can wait a bit. I also had a new windshield installed today. So nice having new glass!
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Re: 1982gl4's 1992 Legacy L (pic heavy)

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I haven't updated this in a long time, so far this year I have done a 4 wheel brake job, new rotors and pads, due to rust. Two years is about all I get out of them as the car doesn't see much action during the summer. All the paint has fallen off the hatch for the 4th time, and I need to repaint it. For now I just hit it with some fluid film to keep the metal from rusting, it seems to be holding up. I also had the header crack last week, and had to weld that where the flange to the cat is welded to the end of the header. I replaced the flex pipe again, this time I used a pipe joint, as they hold up better in my experience. The door seals are falling off both front doors, and it refuses to start sometimes, I need to add a relay to the signal wire. I really need to spend some time on this, and bring it back to 100%. It is still very solid, and holding up well to the rust, I just need to find some free time to work on it. My other projects (datsun, one of my VW's, and my first home purchase) are take up a lot of time. Here is the most recent photo I have.

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1991 SS
1993 SS part's car, dead due to rust
1992 Legacy L wagon
1984 subaru GL wagon
1986 Brat (work in progress)
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