Offroading Subarus

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The New Subaru Forester Pickup Truck

This Photochop is of the Subaru Forester. I was asked to photochop it into a pickup truck as it would make a fn and useful ride. It would have a long tray. And the ability to go anywhere just like every other Subaru! I would still prefer to see the new Brat. But I think I have made this Forester look quite entertaining.

The original Subaru Forester I decided to work with. I pick this one because It had an easy background to work with, the other option had lots of pavers and bricks… I also thought picking the front of the car with a diagonal would be a bit more of a challenge then how I done the Brat

Subaru Forester pickup
Slice and Dice. Well, where should I start… I decided to do the Forester into a ute when I posted the STi Convertible on the USMB forum. Some one said I should do a Forester as a Pickup as it has a longer tray then the Brat. And there for would make a very useful Pickup Truck. As I started on this one it looked pretty easy. Then I found out there was a lot more to do then I thought. I had to re-draw most of the interior, except the driver ;-). I had to re-create the background where I took off the wagon part. I had to re-shape the body for the tray and use the new pillar I created using the back of the Forester. So, there was lots to do and its all done for your pleasure to look at.

Subaru Forester ute
I thought you people out there would like to see a Subaru Forester Lifted. And what better then a Forester Pickup Truck to be lifted. I had to use the “magic wand” and select the hole body of the car and then drag it upwards. I selected pretty close to the body to try and not get any of the background, but I got some of cause. So I used the “Clone” tool and touched it up around the edges. I also had to re-draw some of the tires as there is more showing on the lifted Subaru then the non lifted one.



I bought my first Subaru back in 2005, it was a 89 Brumby, flair red. I lifted it, fitted Kumho 27″ MT’s. After a while I swapped the dual carb EA81 it had with an EJ22 bolted on a custom gearbox which used EJ D/R casing, EA82 5sp low range and an RX centre locking diff. Once I sold the Brumby I got a 83 Leone. Converted it to 4WD, put the Kumho’s on it, added a 5sp and drove it like I stole it. I then upgraded to a 99 Outback. It was hail damaged so I repaired it myself. I fitted it out with some storage and a mattress. I now have a 87 Brumby that I’ve resprayed with two pack urethane in Waratah Red. I am planning to fit an EJ with PT gearbox and a little bit of lift. It’s another project in progress.

Phizinza – who has written posts on Offroading Subarus.

July 4th, 2005 by Phizinza
Posted in Concepts