1973 Subaru GL coupe

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1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby jtinluvr » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:09 pm

He is what I've been working on lately (well, 6 years actually) It's a 73' Subaru GL coupe. Only made this body style 2 years. I'll put up a couple pics for now.

When purchased:

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I almost gave up at this point:

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Because of the cowl area being basically rusted out, I let it sit for a few years while I finished up my TE28 and 520 restos. Started back up in earnest about 6 months ago with the goal being that it needed to have color by the end of June so I can "debut" it at JCCS this year.

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Basically spent every weekend and day off getting it to this point (except last weekend, couldn't miss Canby). Figured I'd give you all something other than a Datsun to look at. If you click on the pic, it will link to the album with other pics .

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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby 510freak » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:26 am

Those are cool little subarus
The paint looks awesome,well done!
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Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby Ni10 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:12 am

besides loving the Datsun, Subaru is right behind it. Use to own a 71 FF1 station wagon that got 40+ miles a gallon and paid $250.00 for it. Wish I still had it.


keep us up dated, this is going to look very nice when your done. :thumbs:
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:54 am

Very cool. Keep the updates coming.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby jtinluvr » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:32 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. Paint is BC/CC done in the Costco paint booth! :lol: I know a guy that was restoring a FF1 coupe over the course of multiple years and finally gave up as he just couldn't find the parts to bring it to the level he wanted. Sold it off to a lady in Washington I believe that kinda finished it up. I did come out looking really nice. Bet not too many people would believe the front brake setup or radiators on a FF1. Now I got a pile of finished parts I need to try and figure out how they go back together. I always seem to do this to myself, figuring it will only the so long to do it and I will remember. :aykm:

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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby izzo » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:44 pm

Omg yes!!! So much win.
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby jtinluvr » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:53 pm

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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby 510freak » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:51 am

Sure turned out good for a costco porta booth
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby jtinluvr » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:03 pm

Ya do what ya gots to do! It's really not that bad as I have painted pretty much all my cars this way and have won awards with them.

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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:16 pm

Looks great! Your engine is almost visible behind that enormous AC compressor.
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby jtinluvr » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:08 pm

And that's a mini York!
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby 510freak » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:14 pm

jtinluvr » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:03 pm wrote:Ya do what ya gots to do! It's really not that bad as I have painted pretty much all my cars this way and have won awards with them.

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Some of the finest rides I have seen(also done a few) have been done in areas like this. big props to you looks sweet
The booth is only as good as the person applying the product :thumbs:
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:50 pm

^^Truth^^
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby jtinluvr » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:18 pm

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Almost there!

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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby Ni10 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:25 pm

nice work and fast. You must not waste a bunch of time on the internet, I take it. ;)
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:07 am

Was this really complete when you got it or have you had to hunt for parts? I can only imagine what a challenge that would be.
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby 510freak » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:35 am

Dang you work fast!,Nice work.
I see it has factory clock and tach? if so thats cool as heck to have both
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby draker » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:59 am

AC too huh? Nice.

Great build!
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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby jtinluvr » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:34 pm

Ni10 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:25 pm wrote:nice work and fast. You must not waste a bunch of time on the internet, I take it. ;)


Not too much. :lol:

DRIVEN wrote:Was this really complete when you got it or have you had to hunt for parts? I can only imagine what a challenge that would be.


No it was not. Had to do A LOT of hunting. I got lucky and found a parts car (turned out to be really rusty) in Oklahoma of all places that supplied a good portion the parts this was missing. The unavailability of rubber parts is the biggest challenge.

510freak wrote:Dang you work fast!,Nice work.
I see it has factory clock and tach? if so thats cool as heck to have both


Yes, those are factory on the GL trim.

draker wrote:AC too huh? Nice.

Great build!


Yes, but I am afraid it will cut what little HP there is in half! The parts car had it so I figured what the hell. Supposedly this is a super rare (dealer) option. The one thing that kinda sucks about the A/C is you can't run the cool (IMO) shifter console and have to use the plastic tray.

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Re: 1973 Subaru GL coupe

Postby izzo » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:43 pm

holy christ batman.

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