92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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well I have owned it for all most a year now, I been slowly working on it and getting it ready for my next project DD car.
 
 
 
1992 Subaru Loyale AWD Wagon 110,000kms all Original... Ver : Canada
this is when I first got it
 

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its not in bad shape but the original owner never really took care of it body wise, so once I took the mud guards off there was holes starting on the panels.

so it was time to restore this nice clean wagon and make it into a super sport wagon.

I gutted it and did a massive washing in the summer
 
 
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sand blast powder coated will be done on allot of things

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the inside is nice and clean all original again
 
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so after getting the inside to a respectable shape, it was time to do something about this body.
 
 
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1993 Subaru Legacy 44B STi 4Cam 16Valve Turbo Intercooled AWD
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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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my JDM broacher inspiration
 
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time to get to work on this beauty 


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panel bond 3M
 
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the wind shield was cracked and need a new one, the replacement was done by a butcher and never cleaned the channels and rust started all around the window so that all need some rust care and the metal is all good up there !
 
new wind shield is on the way also
 
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all the body work done with new metal even the front fenders since I couldn't find new... I ordered some fenders from the wreckers in Las Vegas California to be sure there was no rust
 
 
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all most done now, new OEM Subaru hood painted and roof.. glass is going in this week and I cant wait to drive it again

 
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1993 Subaru Legacy 44B STi 4Cam 16Valve Turbo Intercooled AWD
EJ22T, STi EJ207 DOHC, Vi-PEC (Spare Autronic) @ 426.20HP / 394.94ft lb @ 00psi
Tuned By: Franz Diebold ( DIEBOLD AUTOSPORT ) @ NVauto
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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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Very neat Nico! One question, do you still have the other Leone?
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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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mike-tracy wrote:Very neat Nico! One question, do you still have the other Leone?

thanks mike, yes still got the sedan its put away for the winter... for now Ill work on this one.













well its back home all painted restored and new glass new hood and the repair to the lower section... crappy I have to daily drive it in the Canada winter with all this salt on the roads !.. ill oil spray it like crazy before and after I put the car back together.



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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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well its all back together now and ready for some winter driving, it will be time to strip down the donor car for the swap.


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I found a sweet set of old school aftermarket wheels... 13x5.5 4x140 ET41 ROCKETS

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here is the new rims and new snow tires ready for 6 feet of snow... DUNLOP Winter Maxx 175/70R13

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EJ22T, STi EJ207 DOHC, Vi-PEC (Spare Autronic) @ 426.20HP / 394.94ft lb @ 00psi
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Nice work as usual Nico!
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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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Legacy777 wrote:Nice work as usual Nico!

wont go to crazy with this one simple stuff kicking around with a nice 04 ej25 NA swap should make it pretty fun to drive around town.
























so I found some sweet RECARO LS-VF in blue cloth, decided to get them since they match the interior of my loyale very well.


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also managed to find a nice set of ENKEI Rally Compe wheels from japan for the Leone cars, made in 89. not a bad size also 14x6 4x140 et38, ill make them my summer wheels after sandblasting & powder coat to refresh them back up.


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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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so since I have lots of time waiting for my japanese seat bases to come in, I decided to strip the seats down wash the covers and i called up recaro usa for some new padding for the bottoms...

also these seats have some type of fire proof stuff on them the grey padding on all the foam.. once you peel it all off you get a better depth in bolsters comfort.. also got the lower seat fabric stitched up better common problem with these seats is the fabric splits and you have a hole..


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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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Awesome Nico! I love your builds.
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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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Where those rear fenders new from Subaru? I thought you had to get the entire qyarter panel.

Looks amazing. Your attention to the small details is just incredible.
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James614 wrote:Where those rear fenders new from Subaru? I thought you had to get the entire qyarter panel.

Looks amazing. Your attention to the small details is just incredible.
no some aftermarket company in usa makes them, pretty cool since I didn't want to spend 1000.00 on the original sides.. subaru still has a set in stock and I will feel bad for cutting them up for that small fix I needed..



monkeyposeur wrote:Awesome Nico! I love your builds.

thank you... this one wont get to insane just something simple fun to drive.























suspension came in from KYB, new shocks should freshen the ride back up

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and since I'm sticking with my 4x140 bolt pattern and oem knuckles, got my brakes sand blasted and powder coated red, also go my brake lines made up in SS braided lines. new rotors and pads are on the way along with new seals so I can rebuild everything and add TURBO disc brakes on the rear..

funny thing is one front STi brembo calliper has the same amount of pistons as all four of my brake combined haha :D

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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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I've only ever seen aftermarket front fenders for Subaru's. Any chance said company makes those rear quarters for our first gen Legacy's?
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James614 wrote:I've only ever seen aftermarket front fenders for Subaru's. Any chance said company makes those rear quarters for our first gen Legacy's?

ill have a look where i found them but i thing only old school subaru love

























oem front brakes rebuilt with all oem Subaru stuff new bolts here and there and the rear control arms with some poly bushings for better handling.. now I can add the xt6 20mm sway bar I got to match the front 20mm..


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and my summer rims have arrived, sand blasting and new paint job should make them look sweet again..

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step two after sand blasting paint the back of the wheels.. GK1 STi gold paint code

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I have a set of RS rims that need to be done, can I borrow your sand blaster & paint booth ;)
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Legacy777 wrote:I have a set of RS rims that need to be done, can I borrow your sand blaster & paint booth ;)

lol I wish that stuff was all mine id save allot of money for more toys...














rims are done and ready for summer in STi gold..

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got a front spoiler out of California for the wagon to give it some looks, cant wait to lower it now.

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That thing is so nice. I actually saw a clean wagon similar to that for sale back where I used to live, well within my budget. Its rare I see them without lots of rust and missing half their paint. I almost cried.
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That thing looks great Nico!
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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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Diggin it, there is one of these for sale locally with 68k on it and no rust....old school jdm cars are so damn cool haha, especially late 80s early 90s
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Looking really good! :D
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93Leg-c wrote:Looking really good! :D
its coming along cant wait to put the brakes and shocks on to lower it and give it better grip around corners...


xise wrote:Diggin it, there is one of these for sale locally with 68k on it and no rust....old school jdm cars are so damn cool haha, especially late 80s early 90s

there really fun and can been done up easy, something to think about.. get it and drop it in storage even, just in case one day you want to do one..





Legacy777 wrote:That thing looks great Nico!
so far so good but i think the gold wheels might look weird on it, will see in the summer.. might paint the hole car one colour this summer if i get crazy with it..



James614 wrote:That thing is so nice. I actually saw a clean wagon similar to that for sale back where I used to live, well within my budget. Its rare I see them without lots of rust and missing half their paint. I almost cried.

its not bad there was some rust, but I am slowly getting it all out now... once all the new parts go on it should be all clean under side..

there is lots still out there in the lower usa, I wish I could bring them all up here and give them all crazy wild STi upgrades haha









well I just love recaro... new foam still can be ordered from recaro for these seats

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after installation of the fresh washed fabric ready to go in the wagon..

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I think its a perfect match, these seats feel right at home in the wagon.

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JDM seat rails still made for these Leone models..
Juran racing from japan, best part is you buy the base and the sliders come with the base welded all up ready to go

http://www.tanida-web.co.jp/Pages/railp ... u2013.html

http://www.tanida-web.co.jp/


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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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Boy-do I miss my '93 loyal-just got the D.S. front floor mat and one of the rear windows.
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allnines' wrote:Boy-do I miss my '93 loyal-just got the D.S. front floor mat and one of the rear windows.

i love this wagon cant wait to swap it so i can keep up in traffic lol
























well the new year has lots of snow days in it which the Loyale slices through like a hot knife !.. two feet of snow BLIZZARD cant stop this little wagon.

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lots of parts came in and its all most time to do a proper brake & suspension job on this wagon

oem subaru bolts, brake rotors F&R, rear disc hubs, whiteline 20mm non turbo sway bar, brake pads, rebuild kits spares.

I was going to get slotted rotors but they messed up the order and I cant wait that long to swap this stuff.. the leone wagon needs some love after the snow has stop falling.

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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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I can't wait for you to swap this... LOVE Leones.

Where did you source those seats? I need to pick up some older Recaros sometime... They look amazing!

Great work!!
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Re: 92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

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This is so awesome. I think I saw it on NASIOC.
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