After years of building Subaru toys for everyone else around central Ohio it finally became time to build a couple of our own as shop cars. First under the knife was Project Frankenwagen which is an 04 Forester XT we picked up with a blown motor and turbo. Motor was rebuilt over the past two weeks in down time and we are now feeding her lungs with a VF39 turbo. Full turbo back exhaust, up pipe and modified headers from an STI provide the air in/out we need to make some solid power. She's currently on just the engine break in time before a tune goes on and we see what's what.
At the end of last week we also picked up a very dead 04 WRX Sportwagon in WRB with a motor that won't start, broken front springs and front clip, clutch/pressure plate/flywheel that are all fused together after some what we would assume was some late night fun. Unloading it at the shop around 530, with a nice dinner break we had the engine removed and began the tear down during a late night wrenching session. There are several different directions this car could go in, AutoXer, parts go getter, drag car, or just something fun to cruise in on Ohio nights.
Photos soon to come!