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Old 02-01-2013, 06:43 PM
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Well another introduction thread for Spektre and kamimages...

Whilst browsing gumtree for parts for the blue GC8, I came across a add for a front impact 2000 RX impreza. For the price, I couldn't say no. So a road trip evolved and Kelly, MJ (my daughter) and Dave all travelled down to Mandurah to pick the car up.

Car on trailer and ready for the trip home. Thanks to Quexy for lending me the trailer!







So get it home, have a look at it and realise that obviously its alot of work to make it a fully fledge WRX racecar, but the year is long and the project will come along nicely.

First up was new years day and sporting hang overs Dave, Bob and myself started pulling everything out that was broken or non-essential for a racecar. Headlights, front bumper and bumper support, bonnet and battery all gone. Seats, carpets, boot lining and dash mat are all salvageable and will be in a for sale thread soon. Airbags had gone off but doesnt matter as I have to take it out for CAMS regs anyway.

before removal of stuff


after removal of stuff


the boys hard at work, found $2.75 in the car so its cheaper than i thought!



Engine and gearbox are from a RX impreza so a EJ201 and the gearbox is a RX 5 speed aswell so that will all have to come out and get sold on.

Needs/wants list at the moment:

Rear hubs for 2 pot conversion - sourced
2 pot rear and 4 pot front brakes
rear end linkages and sway bar
dba5000 fronts and 4000 rears with project mu pads

obviously gearbo, engine, engine loom etc etc but am getting th ecage and interior up to spec before engine process...

wish us luck and thanks to Dave, Bob, Quexy and kel for all the help so far!
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:45 PM
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I have 2 pot rear brakes off my bug if you are keen sold the fronts ages ago and will not be going back to them and they been sitting around for 4 years now
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WTF this will never be a fully fledged WRX race car......oh wait, this is not the "Cat has a dak" thread (too soon?)

Good luck mate. Hope all goes well.
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ive got a cheap 2.5ltr short block requires set of bearings, been told its got cp pistons in there too
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:12 PM
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I saw this one as well Daz... def good price! Gonna watch this thread like a hawk.

How much for the block AJ?
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So much potential in this. Keen to lend a hand when possible.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:18 PM
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Maybe I missed it.... but you already have the Blue GC8 which is caged etc, so why are you doing this one? Why not improve the Blue GC8?
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the cage in the blue one needs addition side impact bars and some other mods to be made to the cage to get it to IPRA levels.
the car would also requires sound deadning removed and a bunch of other things that need fixing/replacing to be remotely competitive.

think of it as the blue one is a learning curve before the black one gets the super serious treatment.
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Munya - keen as mustard, PM me

Safe - fucking lol

Ajay - thanks mate, i'll keep it in mind

Alex - major loop is only 37mm and cage loop has to be 42mm... so a whole new cage is required.

Kel and I have said we would rather be able to drive the entire year whilst doing this and knowing everything about the car rather than keep fixing parts.

Will keep this updated, im sure it will become a very communal car...
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Maybe I missed it.... but you already have the Blue GC8 which is caged etc, so why are you doing this one? Why not improve the Blue GC8?
I get bored easily? It's like changing my hair colour...not that you boys would notice.

Nah seriously gives us the blue gc8 to play with and no huge hurry to get this together...we like a project...
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