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Finally test fitted the rear tyre carrier, pretty happy with it, and it definitely gives it the distinctive Gravel Express look.
Just need to work out how the it mounts permanently, setting the height etc, and also build a catch for it, as it's the only main part I don't have.

And of course attempt to remove the advertising on it.

 

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1 minute ago, Joker said:

now you can carry 2x spare wheels hah :P

 

I dont mind mine with the STI wings on the back, front 'brush bar' (as some call it) is enough for me :P

 

I see the one on trade-me has the tyre carrier and the wings on the back as well, must be a tight fit!
So happy to have both the brush bar and the tyre carrier, just need to find the front spats and the side-skirts and it's done!

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39 minutes ago, 1randomkiwi said:

Bought a new old thing :D

 

That looks gorgeous! 

Really nice and tidy BH :)

 

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Over the weekend, I pulled the engine out of my Legacy.... Because blown headgasket. yaaaaaaaaaaaaay... 

It's sah dirteh

 

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That crap you see on the oil filter? Yeah, that filter has only been on there 6mo.... big yikes. 

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Got all the gaskets for the legacy engine. Plus others which I saw were being sold and had low quantity so bought them anyway. Because reasons. 

 

I'm really gonna be glad to get this legacy going again. It's been far too long. 

 

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So. Did a great thing today. Been hunting and messaging people like crazy over the last 6 months for an RA or type R and finally got the timing / luck right today. Found myself a 2000 v6 STI RA V Limited 757 of 2000 and snatched it in like 2 hours haha. 

 

Here she is: 

 

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Lots of stuff to fix to get her running right, but pretty happy with this one! Will definitely be a keeper 

 

 

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On 23/11/2020 at 8:28 AM, Technikhaus said:

Finally test fitted the rear tyre carrier, pretty happy with it, and it definitely gives it the distinctive Gravel Express look.
Just need to work out how the it mounts permanently, setting the height etc, and also build a catch for it, as it's the only main part I don't have.

And of course attempt to remove the advertising on it.

 

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Late reply but try using a heat gun, dont go too hot as it is plastic

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9 hours ago, Niran said:

So. Did a great thing today. Been hunting and messaging people like crazy over the last 6 months for an RA or type R and finally got the timing / luck right today. Found myself a 2000 v6 STI RA V Limited 757 of 2000 and snatched it in like 2 hours haha. 

 

Here she is: 

 

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Lots of stuff to fix to get her running right, but pretty happy with this one! Will definitely be a keeper 

 

 

 

Oh damn that's a beautiful car! Those rims really suit it too 

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cars been in dirty 'rally' mode for few months now due to auckland water ban (that's my excuse and i'm sticking with it :D) , took it slow and did a full simple detail by hand, feeling out and taking notes of areas for paint correction later.

 

vacuum, interior clean with soapy water on leather bits , wipe down rest. wash/dry , meguiars ultimate polish 1 pass, meguiars ultimate wax, rainx glass cleaner, rain x water repellant on glass. silicone to black out the black stuff and around the tyres. ran out of wheel cleaner so warm dish soap and some elbow grease like good old days lol. basic clean down of engine bay, car has seen some dodgy conditions and few areas really going to need to bust out DA with compound for next time but good enough for now. was first time using meguiars ultimate wax on the body , normally a big fan of carnauba gold wax for the shine but this seems nearly as good and was just so much easier to use.. bought in to it because apparently the paint protection last longer, had i know how much easier it wipes on/ wipe off then i would have switched over years ago.

 

in the pics i see i missed a few spots wiping off the wax, better go back and fix that 😆 also damn hazy reflections, should have not been lazy and bust out the DA do it right

 

 

hard to see in photos but IRL you could slap a Bluebirds badge because there are a whole lotta chips here and on the sides from driving too 'enthusiastically' on gravel roads

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first time i actually cleaned the number plants, used toothbrush and warp dish soap, its crazy how it contrasts

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buffed out some nasty scratches this side. polished the muffler cans too... not that anyone will see them but feels good, didn't clean under side of car this time but next time it's up on jacks stands will do so!

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17 hours ago, Batbaruman said:

 

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Nothing like some good condition black paint! That blue seat cover is very reminiscent of early - mid 2000's 😁

 

 

 

 

 

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On 23/11/2020 at 9:30 AM, Joker said:

now you can carry 2x spare wheels hah :P

 

I dont mind mine with the STI wings on the back, front 'brush bar' (as some call it) is enough for me :P

 

Add a roof rack and carry a full set of spares  😁

 

Me fail - just noticed the date  😝

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