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    Default Joe's 93 Legacy Postal Wagon :: v4 sti etc.

    1993 Subaru Legacy Wagon. Original RHD

    - Motor:

    - JDM EJ20K V4 STI (Thanks to JEI in Manassas, VA)
    - WRX Ignition Coils (Thanks, Paul!)


    - Drivetrain:

    - 5spd Manual Conversion (Thanks Rouf!)
    - JDM WRX Turbo Crossmember (Thanks to Jspec in Richmond, VA, Paul who picked it up, Alex who met up with Pau, who then brought to my garage!!)
    - JDM WRX Steering Rack (Thanks to Jspec in Richmond, VA^^^)
    - Custom Steering Knuckle (Thanks to my friend for taking time away from making grenades to make this for me!)
    - Exedy OEM Clutch & Flywheel
    - Kartboy Shifter Bushings
    - Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
    - WRX Master Cylinder
    - Chase Bays custom RHD specific clutch line (Thanks to Chase and Johnathan at Chase Bays)


    - Exterior:

    - Full Respray including bay and jambs (NH-0 Championship White) Paint by Herlihy Fabrication in Winchester, VA
    - Ausdm Power Folding Mirrors
    - Ausdm Grill (Thanks Jake Duck!)
    - Ausdm rear tailgate garnish (Thanks John Wayryen!)
    - Ausdm tail lights (Thanks John Wayryen!)
    - Fresh OEM molding all around
    - Refinished window molding sourced from parts car! (Thanks Jim Kelly!)

    - Interior:

    - JDM Momo Steering Wheel from 93 Legacy
    - Door cards dyed to match steering wheel
    - Black Alcantara wrapped armrest by @mikeyseats

    - Suspension:

    - MaxSpeedingRods.uk Coilovers (Got these on "sponsorship" deal. Will report back with review)
    - GC8 STI Carbon front strut tower bar (Thanks to JEI in Manassas, VA)

    - Wheels:

    - Advan RG 17x7.5" +48 (Thanks to the most @RadBlackDad I know)
    - Pirelli Dragon 215/45/zr17

    - Brakes:

    - 2005 Legacy GT Calipers & Rotors (Thanks Shawn!)


    STILL NEED! PLEASE HELP!

    - Rear Wagon Spoiler (OEM or Aftermarket)
    - Front Lip (OEM or Aftermarket)
    - 02+ Coil Packs
    - Timing Belt/Water Pump Kit
    - Merged Harness
    - Downpipe ��
    - Rear Brakes (LGT or Brembo)
    - Axles
    - Radiator
    - Radical Shift Knob!!
    - Recaro Confetti Seats
    - Quick Release

    PICTURES!














    BEFORE:







    Progress:




















    I will keep the car period correct and as clean as possible.

    Other Subaru's over the years:





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    Received this photo from my painter last night!



    Also, I won this steering wheel on eBay. JDM 90-94 Legacy Momo wheel. Will be wrapped in blue suede with black stitching <3


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    New grill!!! Traded my USDM chrome one for this super rad JDM one



    Rear quarter is fixed and primed:



    Some Color!!!!


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    Dropped off the final piece to the puzzle just now! Ordered this rocker from Japan to replace my damaged one.




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    Headlights wetsanded and cleared!




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    The headlights came up well. Will have to give it a go myself, I've got an old headlight to practice on first.

    Keen to see more of the wagon after its painted.

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    Default Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon in the United States Build

    Quote Originally Posted by rossimo View Post
    The headlights came up well. Will have to give it a go myself, I've got an old headlight to practice on first.

    Keen to see more of the wagon after its painted.
    Thanks! I am excited myself waiting to see some progress.

    Been working on some interior pieces to fill time. Here is the JDM momo wheel that my friend dyed blue for me



    Took apart one of the spare door cards today so it could be dyed. Hopefully it looks good!

    The insert is just glued on there, comes right off with a heatgun. I'll have that wrapped, if I can find someone willing :|


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    Oh boy oh boy! Some color went down last night!











    So straight:


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    Nice work Joe! Keep the pics coming mate, we love to see build threads like this.

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    Jebus, that is a great build mate.
    SUper straight and clean, love the white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by legacylad View Post
    Nice work Joe! Keep the pics coming mate, we love to see build threads like this.
    Quote Originally Posted by dja View Post
    Jebus, that is a great build mate.
    SUper straight and clean, love the white.
    Quote Originally Posted by 70AST View Post
    Thanks so much everyone! Seeing all the nice comments really helps me keep the steam up on the project!

    The jams should be all painted in the next week or two, I can't wait!

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    Default Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon in the United States Build

    Nothing like watching a car come together! Looking awesome buddy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKC View Post
    Nothing like watching a car come together! Looking awesome buddy!
    Thanks so much!!

    Anyone want to help me find a rear garnish over there somewhere? <3

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    Here is a random photo for everyone!


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    I haven't updated in a while, been swamped with work for months now, but I Finally got my hands on a NOS bumper!


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    I finally picked up my car on Saturday and took it to my garage





    I am currently looking for some amber corner lights. I know this is insane but I've wanted crazier things.

    Also need a fair amount of trim pieces, clips, bolts etc, among all of the other things I need and want.

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    Well, it looks like I'm an idiot and have been sitting on a hydraulic clutch pedal for over a year and didn't even realize it was wrong until I installed it.

    In dire need of a CABLE clutch pedal, RHD specific. Someone help please!

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    Highly likely that someone will chime in with having a 2nd hand or spare unit lying around to sort you out.
    However if you get stuck and need the part # for a new one from Subaru Aus I can help you out with that. It appears in the old Subaru book, though looks like if you want the whole assembly you'd be buying it in pieces.
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    I guess I'm just gonna to convert to hydraulic. Searching around it doesn't seem like it will be bad at all.

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    The install process was pretty straightforward, as expected. The trickiest part was getting everything lined up. Total time spent actually working was less than an hour to get it all bolted together. This includes many breaks.

    Here is a more close up photo of the final resting place of seņor ej20k. That is until it is strewn across the junkyard floor.





    I made this last night. Insane!


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    The install process was pretty straightforward, as expected. The trickiest part was getting everything lined up. Total time spent actually working was less than an hour to get it all bolted together. This includes many breaks.

    Here is a more close up photo of the final resting place of seņor ej20k. That is until it is strewn across the junkyard floor.





    I made this last night. Insane!


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    My radiator and hoses came today!











    Made these so I can hook up the COP set up, in a clean fashion. Still looking for some COP pigtails so I don't have to wire directly to the coil.



    Converted my alternator wiring from three wire to two, to match the car. Again I tried to make it clean and hidden:







    I also moved the fusebox from the factory location to just behind the left headlight. I did not take a picture of that.

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    THAT is how I want the body of my RS to be!

    It might get there one day!

    I can't get over the before and after pics!

    Original mail postal car - and with a flat roof. Looks so odd as ALL of our wagons over here have the bump just above the driver and front passenger.

    Cheers

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    Thanks so much!

    Do you guys have any flat roof wagons at all, or are all your first gens raised roof?

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    All first gens are the raised roof model as I've heard them called over in the states.

    Prior to seeing them on the usmb I didn't know there were flat roofed wagons!

    Cheers

    Bennie

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    I finally bought a v4 sti top mount to match my motor. I was unclear if it would fit because of a lot of conflicting information floating around. SO this is to say, a Gc8 TMIC absolutely will fit on a first generation Legacy without hitting the firewall!




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    Hey guys!!!

    Today, I took, the car out of the garage. Oh yeah and these wheels are on it now






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    looks great coming along nicely

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    Looking good. Very clean looking car.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    Sicccckkkkk!

    Still weird to see a liberty/legacy without the roofbump that we got over here.



    There wasn't a "flat top" roof option in our market.

    Keep up the good work!

    Cheers

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    Thank you my friends!

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