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My new Outback touring Subie
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:14:43 PM »
Finally, got myself a nice 'new' car!
It's an 1999 Outback. All the usual, EJ25, D/R, 16" wheels, cruise and climate control, power everything, etc.
I bought it from the storm damaged auctions in Melbourne. So it has a lot of hail damage. Started work on patching it up already and hoping to have it looking beautiful in a couple of weeks! It is green, has an exhaust leak at the right header. Climate control off button isn't working, but that isn't so bad just means the fan is always running all the other settings can be switched off including the aircon. It will be staying fairly stock to start with. Just going to set the back up for sleeping and camping.

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My new Outback touring Subie
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:14:43 PM »

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Re: Project99
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 08:18:50 PM »
Broken windscreen removal and interior

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Re: Project99
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 08:32:34 PM »
Broken rear window and roof prep
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Re: Project99
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010, 08:45:09 AM »
awesome, glad somebody is putting in the time to fix it, would have been a waste for it to be wrecked. Is it going to be stock, or are there some big plans yet?

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Re: Project99
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Re: Project99
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 02:18:05 AM »
Mostly stock. No lift or aggressive tyres for this one. Just a low range upgrade, some nice ATs, but mostly camping gear setup. And a bed in the back. Maybe a rear tyre carrier if I get around to getting it put on LPG.

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Re: Project99
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 09:02:43 AM »
WHAT NO LIFT KIT??????
But a nice buy though.

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Re: Project99
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 10:01:33 AM »
I don't see a point in a lift kit for this beast. It's only AWD, and I don't want to thrash a car that needs to be reliable. It's mainly just a camping car. It will get some offroad use, like hopefully down Beach Port and Robe this coming September!

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Re: Project99
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 10:09:24 AM »
Ok, bought the paint, primer, topcoat and clear. Also bought a new gravity fed gun. Turns out the green paint, code 8k4, is actually a pearl. Well it has a gold pearl in it. Still the same price as metallic, so all good. Looks to be a sunny day right now, better get out there, finish off the little filling work I've got left for the roof and put some primer on!

On a side note, just because of peer group pressure, I've been thinking about what stupid huge mods I could do to it. If I were to play around making it looks awesome and all I would be looking at something like 3" body lift, no strut extensions but instead 3" extended shockers (using inserts). I'd put 2" over size AT tyres on (something like a 235/65R16). Then some bash guards for the driveshafts, sump and exhaust. It might happen.... But I would have to be convinced onroad characteristics would still be good!

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Re: Project99
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 06:06:15 PM »
Im all for leaving it stock, just make some bash guards for it, outbacks are great on the beach and unless you are happy ruining and fixing it all the time, that is the only real off roading you want to do in an outback. I say leave it alone, just fix it up nice...and buy a mountain bike!

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Re: Project99
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 06:40:07 PM »
and buy a mountain bike!

lol, was trying to think of something to say about this, but I'm lost for words...
105 Landcruiser - 3" lift - 33" MTZs - LPG injection - Tigerz11 winch - Bull lamps - DIY on board air - rear drawers/bed/table

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Re: Project99
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 06:40:07 PM »