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Discussion Starter · #44 ·
I haven’t come across any other Subie swaps.
As far as the metal work I honestly haven’t done any previous body work at school or at home. I’ve done plenty of heavy metal welding but as far as shaping sheet metal this project is the first
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I’m not going to be able to remove my fenders once the wide body is on so I gotta tear things apart again and finish off some welding and sealing of this seam before the fender gets mounted permanently. I’m planning on using POR15 to coat all this metal behind the fenders
 

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Dude the hood looks sick!!! i love the lines, cant wait to see more. Both trucks are amazing projects and like previous comment said, i hope theyre built and done to a functional level and are actually used and not just parked to show off!
 

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Had to do a little rust repair. Got everything that’s behind the fenders welded, seam sealed, and painted
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Here’s a couple pics of the bottom of the wide body
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Got a little more time in today
Just lovin the way the front end is coming together
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Here’s what I’m wanting the shape of the front of the wide body to look like
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Going that wide will require some serious modifications to the suspension. It will cause the steering to be problematic as the scrub radius is fubar and the suspension will always feel soft and floaty.
 

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The width of the fender now is where the Subaru fenders would have on the WRX
 

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The width of the fender now is where the Subaru fenders would have on the WRX
Odd, previous photos would have lead me to think otherwise as it's oem wheels on the chassis.

That truck is narrower than I thought if that's the case.
 

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I just looked it up and a stock WRX is 68.5” wide and I’m 70”. I’ve got 1” spacers mounted on it right now. I’m not sure if I’m going to use them when it’s time to drive it, but I wanted to make sure I made it wide enough to accommodate a wider wheel/tire combo in the future
 

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Wow man looking good! The body kit got a group A or pikes peek Suzuki look to it. Maked me want to go work on mine right now. Unfortunately the truck is sitting outside full of snow. Needed my work space then the next day we got a storm. Life in canada eh
 

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Wow that a sweet little Vauxhall. It’s cool to see his pics where he cut the Subaru. Totally different from where I cut, or where you cut yours. I’ve started a YouTube channel https://youtube.com/channel/UCRredK3hV1khizWmWJBujcw
Or instagram @km_customs81
Trying to get the tailgate and box corners mounted and secured is proving to be more difficult then I originally thought. Hopefully get it sorted out here today.
 
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