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1991 Legacy sport into Legacy RS Type RA Spec build

Old 11-12-2013, 11:47 AM
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:38 PM
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The second part of this project is nearly finished. I have slowly been going through all the original parts and rebuilding them. I hope that someone will be interested in buying them to rebuild another Legacy back to it's former glory. Here is what I had in mind, I have to paint the diff housing which has rusted a lot just sitting around and go through the steering rack and fit bushings to lateral links and trailing arms and then this project is finished !
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:17 PM
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Today, I purchased these mirrors off another subaru Forum member. I am very happy, it will give my Legacy the Authentic Group A rally look.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:40 PM
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I had to get the Legacy off of the Rotissorie today because I sold it. I will use the money towards the WRC stands which I just purchased. I decided to fit the bumpers to the car just to take a look at it also it keeps them under cover and safe. The front bumper cover is the USDM one and will not be the one I will fit to the car, It will have the JDM cover!
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:07 PM
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Here's something I had not posted, It was going to be a surprise but I have found someone that has original style prodrive wheels, he has cast new wheels, actually he built the original wheels as a worker for the original manufacturer.
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I can have them machined as required
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Front seats I intend to find and purchase and fit to car
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:25 PM
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There are a few things that I consider very important to this project, The Front and rear Sub Frames which are hand made and done by a true craftsman and fabricator, his welding is a work of art.
The Engine is also very important to me, and having the original hand ported cyl heads on an engine that was shipped direct from STI, well that is fantastic and a great part of this project also.
The wind up manual windows are also another great find and part of this project, having those and the correct engine to make it like the genuine Legacy RA is priceless. There are a couple of other items that I thought was significant when it comes to the RA Legacy, and Gerald at Strongs was able to find me a genuine rear garnish and the genuine Type RA decal attached as shown in this photo. It may have cost me a lot of money however it was well worth it.
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Then one of the members on here helped my significantly by finding this new badge for my intercooler as found on the RA Legacy, so a very special thanks to him. It is a very special find as they are no longer available, I have purchased the last turbo hood here in the USA as well as many other items that were the Last available and it makes it really awesome to know that many of the new parts used to build this car can't be found now.
Here is a picture of the badge
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:34 PM
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There is another part of the project that is amazing and that was the work done to remove the Sunroof and fit the filler panel. This was also done by a true craftsman
Bruce at Specialtymetalfabrication.com did this part of the project. The Possum Bourne roof vents are also another special part of the project specially having the opportunity to work with him on Several occasions thanks to Trevor Crowe running the Legacy. Here are some photos of the roof
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:39 PM
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A Diversion from the thread here but I wanted to mention this, as some of you know the Legacy project slowed down this year as I was Traveling a lot to work in the ALMS on a P1 car. After the season end we won eight out of ten races and one Fourth place and A DNF in the season final at Petit Lemans in Atlanta Georgia. We won the Drivers and manufacturers Championship and I finally attended the Championship Banquet as part of the Series champion crew.
I was lucky to have my Wife and boys there with me for the last race having spent so much time away traveling to races this year. It was also a special occasion to have my wife there with me on the grid holding the flag before the race.

Our race car was also parked outside the Banquet hall on the big night so it was a special event.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:49 PM
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Here is a kit for the intake manifold that I also plan to get, it's basically a thermal spacer that replaces the factory gasket and helps prevent heat soak into the Manifold!
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:51 AM
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Sweet rare parts! The attention to detail on your build (all your builds) is amazing. I love watching this one come together. Cool stuff on those wheels! Thanks again for sharing.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:12 PM
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Sweet rare parts! The attention to detail on your build (all your builds) is amazing. I love watching this one come together. Cool stuff on those wheels! Thanks again for sharing.
Hey thanks for following ...... I apreciate the interest in my build.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:15 PM
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Classic, this is such a great build!
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:02 AM
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Thats pretty cool... im writing you from Argentina and im about to buy one of the 3 japanese Legacy Turbo RS founded in Subaru Dealer with some misfiring stuff.

My plan was to make an everyday rally car so, the stength of the rally and some confort for every day.

I dont know if im gonna be able to such dismount but what im worry the most is that the legacy im about to buy has the modern body and even if people say to me that was only a restyling, it will be a massive change of bonnet, wheel arches and bumpers...

I will follow how you finish it as looks it will be soon...

By the way, i did 2 races (or attemp) in Petit 09 and R. America 10 with a crap Radical.. as driver. Even if car was crap, the sensation of LMP machinery was great.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:11 PM
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The stands arrived from England today so I went and put the car on them after work
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I have to say these things are a work of art !
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:48 AM
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you sir, are a god amoungst divine subaru creation. +1 inspirational.
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