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 Post subject: hello, subaru noob here. just got my first one.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:11 pm 
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I picked up a 76 Subaru dl. its been stuffed in the bushes for the last few years, and acquired it as a b-day present from a friend a month ago.

The day i brought her home, 2 flat tires, a truck load of trash inside, a couple of mice nests, and every type of bug you could imagine, was making this car there home.
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Its home now, i gave her a bath, inside and out. Fresh gas, and a battery she runs like a champ. and i removed the ugly diving board bumper.
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lowered!!! and cleaned up the wheels.
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i painted the cowling, and the hood. I added fog lights (will be yellow eventually)
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and one night shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:49 am 
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Dude, that is an awesome wagon! Welcome to JNC and keep us posted! What are your plans?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:05 pm 
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Thanks! i plan on making it my new DD. so i can sell my 240 to pay some bills. Ive been researching the cars history and found that im the 3rd owner. its a very low mileage car for its age at 43000 miles, so it runs drives and stops like new. my plan is to make the coolest car i can, without spending a lot of money. so far i haven't spent a dime.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:11 pm 
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43k, for free...
holy cow.
I have never seen one.

the oldest I ever saw in my locale was the first ea81 wagons (they got popular as fast as they rusted to broken)

awesome find. that engine must be worth a mint.

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I'd drive one. It seems the farther subes go back in time, the tougher everything gets in design.. the rust was the only thing that got worse.

some interesting facts:
1990 legacy WB: 101
1987 GL wheelbase 97.2
1976 GL: 96.7

all with a 59.1 inch stance...
it is to say, the 76 would out handle a new subaru (seriously)
not many put the facts together.

keep that old buggy good.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:46 pm 
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more pics after i polished her up and cleaned under the hood.

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low enough?? (probably not)
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The body looks in pretty good shape from what we've seen so far.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:51 pm 
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I like your sticker :)

Car looks nice... :tu:

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Nice subie. My buddy had a blue one of these for a commuter car in college. He drove it from Redmond, Wa to Pulman every other weekend or so for 4 years. That little car ran so well, for what it was. I had a '84 Gl wagon and that thing was indestructible.


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Hahaha, you have to keep the "Front Wheel Drive" badge in that fancy font. I love it!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:10 am 
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hell yeah!! that was some fancy stuff in those days lol

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Wow, cool Subie and GREAT sticker! :tu: And welcome to JNC!

What type of engine(s) did these originally come with? It looks like an EA71? If it is, my Dad and I can expand our parts search for our 1979 BRAT.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:04 pm 
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yeah i do believe its a an EA71

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Dirtyplumper wrote:
hell yeah!! that was some fancy stuff in those days lol


LOL, Saab was doing that in 1949!

This is a sweet ass car though. Seems to be about the shape of my F100, but probably more awesome. Looks like it polished up nice!

You've got to get an 8 ball shift knob and extended shift lever. :tu:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:02 am 
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so its now my daily driver, and ive been plenty busy working out all the problems. i dont know if its the 67hp or the 9:1 compression but it shot a spark plug like a bullet, taking all the threads with it. easy fix though. already running again.
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lol i know it wasn't new technology, but they sure advertised it like it was.
yeah one side did polish out real nice, the other, not so much. so i started to do a temp. paint job but the weather turned on me.
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FWD??...rarest model for old car. :P


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Actually Jerry that is the more common, I have only found 5 4wd wagons of the phase 1 gen 1 cars.

Looking good! I have a 76 4wd btw so we should talk turkey sometime and I have posted it on here in this section btw. And nice pine tree on the tow hook lol

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:47 pm 
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lol they are both rare too me. i actually haven't seen another one yet in person. hell yeah i could always Schmooz about cars. especially with those who can help me with info cause im still learning the Subaru ways.

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