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Hey all,

Back last winter I purchased an 07 wrx off an insurance auction, with the intentions of building a truly budget friendly fast car.
The build has had its hurdles but i'm very happy with how it's coming along.
The idea was to use as many used parts as I could find, and all of the build and fabrication was done by myself.

Overview of whats done..

Body:
Full JDM STI front clip
stock everything else

Engine:
Stock long block
Shaved and rotated intake
DIY TGV delete
Custom 4-1 header
Custom up pipe
Custom downpipe
Worx tuning cat back
Borg Warner EFR5268 turbo
Turbosmart BOV
Turbosmart wastegate
Custom hood scoop fed air box
Garrett/ATP intercooler
Custom intercooler plumbing
Crawford AOS
Koyorad radiator
Relocated coolant reservoir and overflow
An6 fuel plumbing
ID1000's
IAG rails with fuel pulse dampers
Walbro 255 pump
Aeromotive reg

Transmission:
Stock
Exedy HD stage 1 clutch

Wheels/suspension/brakes:
Stock wheels/hankook all seasons
Tein flex coilovers
EBC rotors
Stoptech street performance pads
SPC lateral links

Other:
Cobb accessport v3
Speed density tuned
Air pump delete
EGR delete
A/C delete
Alternator relocation with IAG kit

So here's the car after it had the front end put on (not painted yet - panels are rough)

repaired body.JPG

Here's how it turned up on the tow truck:

first day.jpeg

The damage had me worried but i got off VERY lucky.
It had broken the timing covers and slightly cut the timing belt but was all intact still!

damage.jpg

on the frame machine

frame machine.jpg
 

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So I got the exhaust in, brakes and suspension all sort of set up and loaded the stage 2 OTS cobb map and went along to an Auto X

Then only one run in the top tank split under the top hose inlet...
Was able to use a cable time to hold pressure closing the crack to drive slowly an hour home!
Cable ties FTW!

so I got a Koyorad radiator on the way and put that in to solve that.
Also got the fuel pump in so It was one less thing to do later on
 

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That's a really impressive before and after.

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Thanks! it certainly took some time to do. I can't wait to finally get it painted, I was lucky to get the matching color panels but they're pretty rough when you're close up.
 

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So the clutch started slipping, and I ordered an exedy hd stage 1 clutch with the future goals I had, and also over the course of I forget how long I slowly bought parts for the build
 

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It's a really good resurrection of the vehicle.

I'm all about 10 foot cars. I don't buy things that look good up close because they cost more than I'm willing to pay.

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With the clutch about to be done I decided it was the perfect time to start really getting into the build taking advantage of the room while the transmission was out. Took a fair bit longer than I anticipated to get all the fab work done, but I think it all came together really well. down pipe.JPG fitting.JPG intercooler pipes.JPG mani fab 2.JPG mani welded.JPG merge collector.JPG uppipe flexi.JPG
 

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The TGV delete, I got some 3/8" alloy bar and drilled the tgv holes with a ever so slightly smaller drill bit, made some pins out of the bar and hammered them in, welded the ends up and die ground the insides along with the usual porting. tgv delete 1.JPG tgv delete 2.JPG tgv deleted.JPG
 

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That's some fine welding on that collector.
 
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