Dann's 92 Subaru L Series Build

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Dann's 92 Subaru L Series Build

Post by Dann » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:14 pm

Hey guys thought I might as well start my own car Build thread, ok well I bought my 1992 Subaru l series, last year march (2010), and have learnt a shit load on it so far, from little things suck as fault finding little problems to Inexperienced MUDDING expeditions that cause air filters to catch fire.
Anyway enough rambling, in the past year I have;
- Done regular services (As you should)
- replaced the heater core, involving taking the whole dash off :???:
- Put 14” rims on so a bit better than the 13’s
- Put 4 retangle spotties across the roof.
- Put a stereo in 6” spits at front and 6 by 9’s in the rear door.
- little things lyk, dash matt, neons under the front seats, steering wheel cover, carpet in the boot, LED interior light, stickers, just the little things that differentiate my car from the others :)
- replacement bull bar
- roof console for my UHF radio
- 2” exhaust from cat back
- 3” lift kit (body), thanks paul (RSR 555):-D
- replaced aircon compressor
- aliminium roof cage.

Well that’s pretty much the summary of what I’ve done to my Subie within the past year, amongst having heaps of fun playing around with it on various trips.

My future plans for the subie is to;
-Go though with the EJ22 conversion :twisted:, I’m already collecting parts for it.
-Get sum good tyres,
-better roof cage,
-Renew all the bushes
-Get new suspension all round, mabey do what bennie (El_Freddo) has done with the Honda springs in the rear.
- put liberty seat in.
- install a sub
- do the HID light conversion.
- respary the bull bar
- and I’m sure there much more to cum :rolleyes:

Well pics speak a 1000 words so here are a couple pics of the process, hope you enjoy :cool:

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the original look by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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subie pines by Dann_Evans, on Flickr
Cheers,
Dann
http://www.ausubaru.com/forum/showthrea ... t=dann%27s

Looking for:
- LSD diff

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IMG_0957 by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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Post by Dann » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:16 pm

Just a couple more pics:

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home made center console by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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pines by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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After the mud hole by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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my burnt out air filter by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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heater core by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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heater core by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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MUD hole trip by Dann_Evans, on Flickr


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MUD hole trip by Dann_Evans, on Flickr
Cheers,
Dann
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Looking for:
- LSD diff

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IMG_0957 by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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Post by Dann » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:18 pm

And the last of them, but don't worry there will be many more to cum :)


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playing at dwellingup by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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posing at two rocks by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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4x4 powerlines by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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dwellingup aussie day by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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before after pics by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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3" lift kit getting installed by Dann_Evans, on Flickr

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white hills by Dann_Evans, on Flickr
Cheers,
Dann
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Looking for:
- LSD diff

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Post by SubaruGL » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:15 pm

Great work Dann! You make me realize how much work I have to still do on my '87, if I didn't kill the engine! Keep up the great work and would love to see some of the engine bay if you have time.

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Post by guyph_01 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:17 pm

Hehe nice pics:) I didn't realised you swapped from a roo-bar to a proper Bullbar.. shame I missed that dwellingup trip. hopefully we will both finish with our conversions asap:D

Ohhh, i'll need to get a few pointers from you as I need to replace my heater core too:(

P.s, in case you guys are wandering how is that strong, all muscle guy pushing Dann's car by himself on the Powerline pic,, Its ME:p LOL
The project, EJ22 --->>> EJ25 Quad CAM:D touring wagon
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Post by FujiFan » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:48 pm

Nice looking wagon Dann :) Would that be an Enduro?
Just over a year ago I scored myself a 92 Enduro but without the A/C:( sucks balls in the hot seasons!
Yours looks like a much cleaner example with so much more achieved in a similar timeframe. Nice work...

J

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Post by guyph_01 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:10 pm

I think its an enduro:) Whats the difference between an enduro and sports wagon?
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Post by FujiFan » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:22 pm

I think just the stickers Guy:p.

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Post by tony » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:30 pm

Nice straight looking subi.
is the paint originalo?
if you do get a new motor I am looking for a replacement ea82.

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Post by Milla » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:46 pm

where's the bull bar from? btw sweet ride!
New Ride: 1990 L touring Wagon, 2"Lift, Rear Wheel Carrier, Cargo Barrier, Roof Bucket, Replacment Bullbar, Spotties, 27" BFGs
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Post by Dann » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:01 am

Thanks guys been such a fun project and learning experience so far, much more fun to come,
SubaruGL wrote: would love to see some of the engine bay if you have time.
what do you mean you want to see pics of the engine bay, is this before or after the EJ22 conversion??
guyph_01 wrote:shame I missed that dwellingup trip. hopefully we will both finish with our conversions asap:D
Yeah Guy that was when I went on Aussie day with sum mates to Dwellingup beautiful place not too much 4x4ing there but i haven't really explored to much there, might have to do a Forum trip there anyone interested?? :P
And yeah hope to get the conversion done soon bout the same time.
FujiFan wrote:Nice looking wagon Dann :) Would that be an Enduro? J
Cheers fujifan :) yeah it says sportswagon on the side, my cousin had an enduro for his first car too, but as you sed they pretty much the same.
tony wrote:Nice straight looking subi.
is the paint originalo?
if you do get a new motor I am looking for a replacement ea82.
hey tony yeah it's original paint, i quiet lyk it nice blue colour:), yeah love it the previous owners had never took it offroad... til I came along :cool:
as for the EA82 motor it does leak abit of oil and the push rods are abit noisey occasionally.
Milla wrote:where's the bull bar from? btw sweet ride!
Thanks mate, i got the bull bar for a car that was for sale, I called up and offered him 80 bucks and he can have my bumper plus roo bar to still sell the car looking good and he sed yes so everyone was happy:p
Cheers,
Dann
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Post by RSR 555 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:40 am

No probs Dann.. happy to help out at any time. Should be able to get those last bits in this time home.
guyph_01 wrote:P.s, in case you guys are wandering how is that strong, all muscle guy pushing Dann's car by himself on the Powerline pic,, Its ME:p LOL
Nope :confused: .. I've look a dozen times and still can't find a muscley guy :p
Dann wrote:as for the EA82 motor it does leak abit of oil and the push rods are abit noisey occasionally.
Well that's unusual.. I thought they come out from factory with leaks :D but I know for sure that they didn't come with push rods ;) they had crappy hydralic lifters that can easily be fixed... by installing one EJ22 :mrgreen:
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Post by Dann » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:22 am

RSR 555 wrote: Well that's unusual.. I thought they come out from factory with leaks :D but I know for sure that they didn't come with push rods ;) they had crappy hydralic lifters that can easily be fixed... by installing one EJ22 :mrgreen:
haha yeah no shit it's leaving oil marks all over the driveway :(. haha that the main reason why i'm doing the EJ22, i thought why stuff around with putting another EA82 in when i can put a bigger stronger EJ22 in :p
Cheers,
Dann
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Post by guyph_01 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:23 pm

RSR 555 wrote: Nope :confused: .. I've look a dozen times and still can't find a muscley guy :p
Hahahaha
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Post by RSR 555 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:11 pm

Dann, I have the adaptor plate and wedges here for you :)
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