Another Swap, project Starbuck (aka Kara)

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    Some of you may remember my project "Sarah" thread I had on here a few years back.

    I ended up buying Wiggle_Puppy's swapped GC8 that was/is in dire need of work. When looking at it to buy it I determined it has TWO parallel wiring harnesses from the guy that swapped it before him. The parts on it alone were enough to make me interested, I wasn't really interested in the swap quality. Wiggle_Puppy was super nice and pretty much laid it out how it was, I have yet to find a surprise with the car.

    With all of that said, I need a "winter beater" as I just put $11k into my Evo X to get the engine built/tuned at RS Motors. It's pretty low so I don't want to drive it in the winter, plus I like being in more control of the AWD system and not having the AYC do everything for me.

    The car as it sits:
    1. Chassis: 1997 L Coupe, claimed 2675 lbs without driver + full tank of gas.
    2. Engine: V8 EJ207
      1. VF37 Twinscroll turbo
      2. Tomioka Downpipe
      3. Tomei EL headers + ceramic coated
      4. Borla Hush Catback
      5. Mishimoto Radiator + Mishimoto Hoses + 14" Mishimoto Slim Radiator Fan
      6. Grimmspeed AOS
      7. Grimmspeed turbo heat shield
      8. Grimmspeed black TMIC wrapped in gold polymide insulating tape.
      9. Go fast bits BOV (upgraded to hit 24PSI target)
      10. Killer B Alternator Shroud
      11. Killer B Radiator Shroud for a GD modified to GC8.
      12. SPT Intake with Injen pre-filter for water filtering.
      13. GM 3 Port BCS
      14. Odysey lightweight battery
      15. A/C Deleted
      16. JDM fender located coolant reservoir.
      17. Chasebay's Power Steering dress-up kit.
      18. Walboro 255 Fuel pump
      19. Perrin Turbo Inlet
      20. AMS Battery tie down
    3. Tuning: Graham tuned for full flex fuel (93 -> E85) via Carberry ROM.
    4. Wiring: 02 Wiring harness + IAP JDM Wiring kit
    5. Interior:
      1. Seats: Front Evo IX Recaros, Rear MY04 WRX seats (with passthrough!)
      2. Steering Column: 2004 STi steering wheel/column, MY04 STi key, MY02 WRX Keyfob
      3. Gauges: ATI gauge cluster, with prosport amber premium gauges, custom mounted wideband gauge (in cubby area where ashtray goes)
      4. Pedal/etc: MY02 WRX pedal assembly, MY04 STi e-brake lever, JDM Durcon shift knob
      5. Carpet: New carpet from stockinteriors.com (pretty decent fit)
      6. Floormats: STi CDM (Canada eh?) STi floormats.
      7. Dash: MY05 STi dash/cluster that was in "Sarah".
      8. Center Console: MY05 STi center console with JDM GD mirror controller, MY02 WRX climate controls mated to GC8 heater core/blower.
      9. Lighting: All internal lights replaced with LED's, climate control replaced with amber lights to match dash/gauges/stereo.
      10. Stereo: Pioneer X9600 deck, Stock WRX under seat sub, Pioneer front/rear speakers.
      11. Door Cards: RS Doors with the RS Door cards.
      12. Trim: All trim has been replaced with MY99 RS 2.5 black/grey trim, including rear cards and seat belts.
      13. Misc: My14 Forester Homelink mirror, Street Guardian dash cam (with GPS).
    6. Exterior:
      1. JDM STi Carbon Fiber badges.
      2. New Ver 6/USDM front bumper cover from Subaru.
      3. JDM Front lightweight bumper beam (BTW buy them from SOA, they're like $140 NEW).
      4. JDM Rear lightweight bumper beam (I think you can get these at the dealer too, I got mine from flatiron tuning).
      5. Ver 6 JDM Front bumper lip.
      6. Ver 6 JDM Foglight covers.
      7. Ver 6 JDM Rear bumper
      8. Ver 6 JDM Rear spats
      9. Ver 6 JDM Grill
      10. Ver 5 JDM Wing (Waiting to be put on)
      11. Depo Black Headlights/Corner lights
      12. JDM Clear corners
      13. JDM taillights
      14. JDM pink i badge
      15. JDM Flat fuel door
      16. JDM Rear window with the wiper assembly.
      17. JDM Aluminum hood.
      18. JDM power folding mirrors, switch integrated with GD center console.
      19. Endura-tech CF hood dampers
      20. S201 Carbon Fiber replica hood scoop.
      21. 22b replica Hood Grills
      22. JDM multicolor/rainbow fog lights.
      23. Rally armor mud flaps.
      24. SuperBrightLEDs.com full LED conversion to all external lights, excluding headlights.
      25. 86F Blue Steel Mica paint job
      26. Rallytech black JDM (style) GC8 STi badging.
    7. Suspension/Steering/Braking/Wheels:
      1. Bilstein PSS9 coilovers
      2. Ver 6 JDM STi 21mm Rear Sway bar
      3. Perrin Rear end links
      4. Whiteline steering rack bushings
      5. Whiteline anti-lift kit
      6. Whiteline Trailing arm bushings
      7. Whiteline rear diff bushings (front and rear)
      8. Group N trailing arms
      9. Aluminum MY04 STi lateral links
      10. GC8 JDM lower control arms
      11. GD MY04 STi lower ball joints
      12. Rear MY04 STi GD Subframe
      13. Kartboy lockout bolts.
      14. Kyokugen lug nuts
      15. Grimmspeed brake master cylinder brace
      16. GD WRX steering rack
      17. BBS WRX optional wheels 17x7 powder coated gun metal.
      18. Impreza L single stage brake booster
      19. Cusco front camber plates - mildy customized to work with the PSS9s
      20. Stoptech front Big Brake Kit with two piece rotors
      21. Front Stoptech SS Brake Lines
      22. Stoptech rear pads + slotted rotors + JDM 2 pots
      23. Rear USDM 2004 Knuckles/Hubs (bigger bearings, also mates with R180 easier).
      24. Rear Goodridge SS Brake Lines
      25. USDM STi solid steering knuckle
      26. USDM 2015 STi 13:1 steering rack.
    8. Transmission:
      1. JDM Type RA (Treated Gears) 4.44 5 speed with DCCD
      2. DCCD Pro - Fully wired into the STi gauge cluster
      3. Quaife front helical LSD Diff
      4. R180 Type RA rear diff
      5. Comp 2600 Stage 3 Clutch
      6. Comp Ninja Clip
      7. Comp "Super" lightweight flywheel
      8. Kartboy short throw shifter
      9. Kartboy shifter bushings
      10. Cobb rear shifter bushing
      11. Beatrush solid pitch stop
      12. Group N transmission mount
      13. Drive Shaft Shop Carbon Fiber drive shaft
      14. USDM STi engine mounts
      15. Hard clutch line
      16. STi master cylinder (required for the heavy plate unfortunately).
    The moment of purchase:
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    New body, waiting for paint.
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    As she sits:
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    SERIOUS!!!
     
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    This thread is relevant to my interests.
     
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    A few updates:
    • Going to buy an engine today I think. I've decided for sure on an EJ207 from a Ver 8 STi.
    • Still looking for a wiring harness (05 WRX harnesses are HARD to find) and I realized I used my GD dash beam in my other GC8 (first world problems).
    • Bumper came in yesterday to Subaru. It went up a bit but a NEW ready to paint bumper from SOA is $199 after the subaru discount at Brooklyn Park Subaru.
    • As far as seats, I might go with some Evo IX MR SE seats if I can find them.
    • Budgeted some Group N mounts
    • Still looking for a place to paint it, I have a few leads but that's down the road anyway.
    • ???
    • Profit
     
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    I have an r160 with a kazz LSD sitting on a shelf, it's currently a 4.44, but you just gotta swap the ring off your "weak ass WRX" diff and stuff it back in your housing.. You know how to get ahold of me.
     
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    I have some updates but I'm going to post them later. I just wanted to say "Hi" from my meeting room in Subaru of America's headquarters in New Jersey.
     
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    I ordered the engine today, 145-150PSI across the board. Ver 8 EJ207, C revision.

    If you guys ever are in the need for an EJ207 powerplant these guys have been BEYOND great to work with so far: http://japandomesticmotor.com/
    They went out of their way to help me out, found out the first motor had low compression and pulled another to do another test. They also have 60 day warranties on their motors, most JDM importers have 30 days, which cuts it close for full swaps.
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    I've also even thought about joining some UK forums to see if I could get some people to ship things to me, but I'm not sure it's worth time time. Finding JDM parts in the midwest, however, is the biggest PITA ever. I found the subaru part number for the JDM aluminum hood, so I'm going to talk to some guys at Subaru's HQ tomorrow to see if I can get one ordered through a dealer, it's supposedly like $500-600 if you do this.

    Also mke723, I think I may be getting you and Jason's SOA WRC 6 speed (at least I think that's where it came from), I have to make the numbers work though.
     
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    I just had a conversation with the l337 subaru parts guy here at their HQ. I have in my hand... the OEM part number for a JDM Aluminum hood. I'm hoping Brooklyn Park Subaru will still give me a discount on it, but MSRP is $699 from Subaru. Pretty much a steal considering they usually are that much used with dents on them.
     
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    Did you get his email address? : )
     
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    Call Eric at Morries Minnetonka. He'll give you the best price.
     
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    Updates are kind of boring right now. I've been mostly working on my yard getting a shed in place so I can get typical house stuff OUT of the garage. Next I'm completing the insulation/drywalling the garage by doing the ceiling. After that I can finally start the car project. One thing is for certain and two things fo sho... finding JDM/rare parts in the midwest is a HUGE PITA.

    Updates:
    1. My EJ207 comes tomorrow, which I'll be doing a leakdown test on immediately. Here's the video of the compression test (it's very exciting)
    2. I called Subaru's parts department and confirmed the hood is around $550, which IMO is pretty cheap for a brand new JDM Aluminum hood.
    3. I'm picking up some Evo IX Recaro seats Wednesday, need to decide on rails.
    4. I believe I've found an 05 USDM WRX wiring harness, but still plan on buying the 02 WRX I found as a backup.
    5. I got some RS 2.5 door cards from my old RS.
    6. I'm currently kicking around the idea of finding a JDM/UK spec rear window with the wiper, but it's incredibly hard to acquire... but that's half the fun right!? ... right? D:
    7. I'll be buying little odds and ends like the IAP AVCS kit, ATI cluster, Prosport gauges, Group N mounts, etc later this week.
    Items I have that I'll be adding to the mix. (I'm sure there'll be a lot more once I get into it).
    1. AEM Fuel Pressure Regulator
    2. Brand new carpet
    3. 05 STi interior
    4. STi sway bars
    It came with a lot of parts, but I'll just update the original post with the final list when I get closer.

    I also did a LOT of googling and found out that this car is originally from NJ, the guy originally tried selling it for like $12k and had to come down a lot. I took one of the JDM covers off a few weeks ago to find out that it had been "glued" on with effin' red RTV. Something tells me ripping this car apart and putting it back together is definitely what needs to happen.
     
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    Got a decent start on the car today. I had 22 hours into insulating/sheet rocking my garage where I thought it would only take 10 hours... so that was awesome.

    Late last week I got these things in my possession.
    1. The EJ207 I ordered, came perfectly fine and looks damn near new. (Also came with the VF37, JDM ECU, STI TMIC)
    2. 02 WRX dash, dash beam, wiring harness, steering wheel assembly, pedal assembly, brake booster, heater core/blower motor, etc.
    3. 06 Evo IX Recaro seats
    I started the project today and got pretty far on it. Firstly I found out the transmission on the car at some point exploded around the drive shaft assembly and totally messed up the chassis. I'll have to re-weld a new plate in it's place. But apart from that, it's going pretty smoothly. I got the interior 90% out and took out the floor pan's sound deadening. I also removed the front facia and also took off the fenders in preparation of taking out the terrible wiring harness. Below is what I have so far.

    Right before starting:
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    Recaros
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    Interior as I was brake cleaning the tar left behind from the sound deadening
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    New Dash vs Old Dash
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    Exterior currently
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    Another note is the new Dash shaves off 10lbs because I removed the air bag and the sound deadening alone on the floor pan was about 9.5 lbs. So I'm close to 20lbs lighter on the car and I've just started!

    The other news is over the weekend I've found a JDM rear window with the entire assembly. So I'll be purchasing that tomorrow, below is the pic sent to me.

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    This is amazing. Good luck with all the work
     
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    hot damn, son.

    this thread doesn't suck.
     
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    Nice garage!
     
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    Damn, do work son!

    I like this thread.
     
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    Awesome!!!! I love another BUILD! Now get that carbon hood off so I can throw money at you!
     
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    Makin' it rain!!!
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    Id prefer to make it hail - not sure that would go well though:unsure:
     
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    Some more updates. Last night I worked on it for a few more hours. I got the coolant drained, wiring harness out, bumper beam off and heatercore/blower motor out. Judging by the movement of the GD climate controls I think it'll work with the old heater core/blower motor. It's just a matter of getting it to fit behind the new dash beam. The only reason I'm thinking about doing this is to reduce the amount of holes I need to cut in the firewall.

    I also went on an insane part buying kick yesterday/last night.
    1. JDM Rear lightweight bumper beam (this supposedly shaves off 40lbs), granted I'll probably die when I'm rear ended but hey...
    2. Prosport Premium Electronic boost gauge and Premium EGT gauge (both amber/white)
    3. ATI gauge pod
    4. Got my rear JDM window/wiper assembly paid for/ordered
    5. IAP AVCS kit ordered
    6. JDM Duracon shift knob
    7. A/C Delete grommet.
    8. Wedge Recaro seat brackets
    9. JDM OEM WRX trunk stickers (I had to)
    10. New OEM Exedy WRX clutch
    11. Some yellow/baller fog lights (that will be covered up by my covers most of the time anyway)
    I also shaved off another 5lbs or so by pulling the evaporator from the AC assembly and a few other things. So if the guy that weighed this car before was right I'm already close to my <2600lb goal. I believe I'll be able to counteract the difference of the new wiring harness with the fact that I'm going TMIC instead of FMIC and getting rid of all that piping.

    Wiring harness out now, JDM lightweight beam test fitted. See the hole on the bottom left in front of the wheel well? Ugh I need to either buy a welder or take this to someone, this is where the guy decided to run the FMIC piping.
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    Another pic of the interior, but this time without wiring! Notice I'm putting blue tape on all the grounding points, it's more important than you know.
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    I figured I would post a pic of my other build, this one won't be done until next year, but it'll be worth the wait!

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    Which cage is that? Is that the same one I have, our we building twin cars?
     
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    mke723 and another one of his colleagues built the cage for me. It's Rally log booked and I had it powder coated, they used to build rally cages for a living so I'm assuming this thing could hit something at 100MPH and break whatever it runs into. We also replaced the pinch weld seams with brackets and a few other things to get the chassis back to being a badass.

    I actually envy your welding skills, I wish I knew how to weld. I have a few things to fix on my chassis and I'm either going to have to buy a welder and learn or pay someone to patch up the chassis on my current build. As far as the twin cars, I think it's going to be much closer to this caged build as to what you're building. This chassis is a sedan and I'm building it to be an absolute monster. My goal is <2500 lbs and whatever I have to do to get there is what's going to happen.
     
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    Pm you- we should chat
     
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    Wow this is the luckiest gc ever lived or made, read about the past history of the car and how it made it way to MN anyway I'm loving the build nice garage too.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words man! The car was/is in pretty rough shape. I should take a moment to call out items that are crazy to me about the previous build, for the readers entertainment.
    1. The car had NO front fender liners... none.
    2. The above wouldn't be so bad if there was a grommet where the (what I call) main power harness came into the cabin. That being the one behind the DS fender.
      Imagine: You're driving in the rain/snow and the front wheel is slinging water up (due to #1) up and into the cabin along where the main power comes into the cabin fuse box.
    3. In the transmission tunnel, there's a huge tear in the metal. It looks like the center diff exploded and the driveshaft started flying around. The owner didn't feel the need to fix the hole even though it looks like the side of the Titanic.
    4. The main radiator support has been pushed up, looks like the bottom hit something.
    5. The bumper was zip tied to the bumper beam, which is cool I did the same thing on my IX but the zip tie job actually broke/hurt the bumper in the middle.
    6. We all already know the issue with the wiring harness, it wasn't as bad as I thought but it wasn't the greatest either.
    Things I've decided to do to fix the above issues.
    1. This one is obvious, I'll probably pull them off of my other GC8 project.
    2. New wiring harness has the proper grommet in place, I'll also be welding/shaving other unused grommet holes in the firewall then sanding/treating/painting the firewall satin black.
    3. I plan on welding a new plate in it's place, after the fact I will be POR 15ing the entire cabin's floor pan/firewall. At the same time, I'm doing some very minor seam welding while I'm in there. This is a Daily Driver so it'll be to just refreshen the chassis since it has around 145,000 miles
    4. I'm honestly not sure on this one... it's not terrible, but it's also in need of repair. I want it to look stock when it's done so I may need to figure something out.
    5. Already purchased a new bumper and have the JDM bumper beam installed.
    6. New 02 WRX wiring harness, which will be mated with the AIP AVCS kit to utilize the EJ207 heads, you know the rest from the top post.
    All in all, everything is going ok. It could be smoother, but I also would have paid a lot more money for a cleaner chassis. Parts are starting to trickle in and things are starting to come together. This weekend will be prepping the engine bay/floorpan for painting, fitting the GD dash and welding the tunnel. Accompanied by a lot of sanding/grinding and sweating... and cussing.

    Where I ended up last night. (I had no idea the picture was so terrible)
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    What rails are you using? Also are they pretty easy to install or do you need to cut welds on the original rails or anything? Thought about something like this for my '03 but I've never really messed around with seats/rails/etc. before. Thanks for any info.
     
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    The guy I bought these from said he was using a bracket from a company named "wedge brackets". I ordered mine about a week ago and they're made to order.

    The guy at the company called me the next day and asked specifically what I was doing so he could make it to my needs. It just bolts in place of the Mitsubishi rail support and drops/bolts right into your subaru. No fabbing needed.

    With all of that said, he said they sit pretty low. The guy I bought then from also had a 2008 (I think) that they were in.

    I'll send you a PM when I get them. I'll test fit them quick and let you know how they work. ETA I think is a week or two.
     
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    I wish I had the time.... money.... and your garage...
     
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    Thanks Boone, I worked a lot to make the garage what it is today, it seems to have paid off!

    I didn't post any updates after the weekend because I had an accident occur. Long story short I coincidently bought new safety glasses, used them and then took them off during cleanup. Went to unplug a grinder and had the extension cord slingshot into my eye. I can't explain it... it's the weirdest accident I've ever had, it physically doesn't even make sense. I basically went blind in the eye, had to go to the ER and have had eye doctor apts all week while slowly regaining eyesight. It sucks.

    This was my eye tonight.
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    I'll post some info about the progress last week. I made quite a bit of progress, but I'm obviously behind now. I was hoping to be putting in the wiring harness by now, I haven't even started splicing it yet. :(
     
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    Oh wow that's sad to hear man. Hope you heal up quickly.
     
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    Thanks for the updates, and sorry to hear about the freak accident! The cars are looking good though, going to be a blast once they are finished.

    With your hole in the front where the IC piping used to go...what about keeping that hole there and using it for a cold air intake?
     
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    How YOU doin? :cool:
     
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    Imgur/Reddit fodder!! ;)
     
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    Thanks guys! I got some more or less good news from the doc today. Will have to wait up to another week to see if my pupil goes back to normal though.

    TMF that's a good idea! I just want to keep water/snow/dirt away from the engine bay so I plan on sealing it up and making it smooth before painting it. The way I plan on feeding a little cold air to the intake (thinking an SPT) is with one of these. (image jacked from rs25).
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    I've also decided to go with a carbon fiber S201 replica hood scoop instead of the normal GD big ass STi style hood scoop, for a little more airflow to the TMIC. What do you guys think? I think it's pretty nice and definitely unique.

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    I received my fog lights (used) from a private seller on RS25 which came cracked and it's basically up to me to get a whopping $50 back from USPS... So I may just go with the original rare "rainbow golden" foglights I've been eye balling.

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    And after the initial cleanup (pressure wash) and somewhat terrible welding job I did on the plate to delete the stock battery plate. I also got the front-end back to normal as you can see the effed up radiator shroud is flush with the radiator support now.

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    I'll have some more updates after this weekend. I'm going to try my best to work on the car, but it's hard right now with basically one eye working at 90% and the other working at 50% while being dilated. It'll start coming together soon though, I promise.
     
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    I made some pretty excellent progress this weekend, despite still healing.
    1. My buddy Jason, one of the guys that did the cage in my other car. Came over on his free time and fixed my damaged transmission tunnel.
    2. I finished welding the new plates in place on the DS engine bay while deleting the battery plate, and put an initial coat of body filler and sanded it.
    3. I test fitted the dash and dash beam. 05 STi dash, '02 WRX climate control area, 04 center console with V6 mirror controller (it fits!). I also did things a little different than last time and from what most people do. I decided to roll with the old GC8 heater core/blower. I hate cutting new holes in chassis, so I wanted to see if it was possible to make it work. I'll do a writeup later of my findings.
    4. Jason also brought over my old RS 2.5 doors. I wanted the RS door cards, then realized I wanted the auto locks/power windows and then realized it would be easier to swap the doors/handles/locks/mirrors, LOL.
    5. I got the rear wiring harness in and spliced into the chassis, reran the gas tank wiring (the previous guy didn't do it right).
    6. I cleaned/sanded (for the 40th time it feels like) the floor pan and then painted it with some rust encapsulating flat black paint to keep the floor pan happy during MN winters.
    I also decided on a few new parts, mostly because I want to support GrimmSpeed, so I'll be ordering some engine bay stuff like a new radiator shroud/belt cover and for a catback I'm thinking a Borla Hush since I'm in my 30's :)

    Now for some pics!

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    Quick update, I got the rear wiring harness 100% spliced into the chassis. I deleted a few wires like the rear door ajar switches, rear ABS and a few other things. Fixed the rear speaker plates and dynamatted them. I also test fitted the wedge plates.

    This weekend, my goal is to have the entire wiring harness spliced and ALL interior/carpet in. With the remaining items being getting the engine bay cleaned up and painted and then the engine in.
     
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    Nice! Can't wait to see it completed and maybe one day in person. :)

    Heal quick and heal completely.
     
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    Thanks a lot man! My eye actually works as of today!

    I made some incredible progress this weekend. I worked for basically 17 hours straight on the car yesterday with the goal of not stopping until the interior was in and everything was plugged in/spliced. This is where it's at tonight along with the trunk being POR 15'd and the other hole in the engine bay being welded and ready for body filler.

    Almost ready to fire her up :)

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    Another update, this came today... mint!

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