Oval build in Calgary

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Oval build in Calgary

Postby mikejoe » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:24 am

With the Karmann Ghia pretty well done it's time to get on to the next build.

Let's start with the '93 Subaru impreza. It had an '04 WRX drive train swapped in it but thats about all it had going for it and that's why it was aquired.

Lets move to some photos.

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Let the dismantling begin!

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The only thing needed was the Engine and with the engine out, it's time to introduce you to the old man.

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The day after we picked up the car Calgary got a dumping of snow.

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We got the bug in the shop and let it thaw out a bit.

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Jesse in deep thought of the task that we are about to take on.

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No need to think too much right now... time to get to work!

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The body was seperated from the pan.

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This is where we are now. So stay tuned cause this one is going to get good!

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby john jones » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:31 am

another subie project!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby fidysea » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:46 am

Wow! =D>

I will be watching.

Awesome photos as usual.

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby lator » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:06 am

This is going to be good! =D>

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby jb » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:08 am

Can't believe you scrapped that subi! She was a cream puff compared to some Alberta cars :^o

Big boost in this one I hope?

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby dcguy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:16 pm

Nice pictures! Love the subaru power, you must be an expert on them!

How do you handle the wiring or do you transplant all of the wiring from the old car to the new Oval? Or standalone?
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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby mikejoe » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:40 am

This time around we are using the harness from the donor car cause we know everything works. The ghia was stand alone cause I didn't have a harness for it.

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby fidysea » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:53 am

Are ya'll gonna use the Scooby Trans on this one?

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby Pat K » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:51 am

Looking forward to this one...Ghia turned out badass...interested to find out if wiring works out easier this way for you.....DO WORK EH!!!!!

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby Franz » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:48 am

Badass! Don't make this one a lowrider.

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby mikejoe » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:57 am

Haha it's not going to be like the ghia. It's going to be dumped though. Paint scheme, well there isn't one.

The factory wiring harness is going to be a pain in the ass to get it all neat and tidy in the car. The engine ecu has been upgraded already with a stage 2 of some sorts. We don't know exactly what. We do know that in the Subaru itself this engine was a beast!

We are going to be using a rancho pro drag transaxle

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby turner-vw » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:30 pm

Made any progress on this?

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby mikejoe » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:39 am

Update!

Part of the reason we haven't been making much progress as of late is because we are waiting for vital parts to come in. Trans axle and suspensions bits are needed to figure out the ride height.

But it hasnt been only the parts that has been keeping us from moving forward on the Oval, its also because of a Super Beetle resto job that we need to finish. Thanksfully we have finished the body work and now it is ready to go for paint. So with the Super Beetle technically out of the way, we can move back on to the floor pan of the Oval.

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First order in business is to start cutting. So cut we did.

We are tubbing the rear so we don't where the wheels will be until we get the Transaxle in our hands. We are cutting things that we know will be in the way.
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We also prepped the frame horns for the Punch Drunk Customs rear suspension bits
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Next to go is the floor pan sections.

The great part of this pan is that the steel is soooo damn good! If we cared about what the purists thought, it would have been difficult to cut into such a solid pan!

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We will be making new pan sections soon.

Cheers!

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby jb » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:15 pm

Oh you animals! Oval is a Canadian custom at that!!! :-# \:D/ #-o keep up on the progress pics, I like it!

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Re: Oval build in Calgary

Postby andym » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:46 pm

Why you gotta lie to us? Flat floor pans is for slammed cars.. I'm watching!!
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