savage bulldogs

a few pics of my project so far

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Its not cheap i bet, but i bet you never think "is it worth it" lol two cracking examples there much respect for the effort you have put in. 

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Tbh I couldn't have afforded to go out and buy both scoobs as they stand but doing everything myself has saved a fair bit of money and kept me busy .

Although I do enjoy driving and owning the bug,  it's too nice to be a winter car .

So I'll probably sell it eventually to recoup some money and buy a cheaper legacy 3ltr for the winter months 😉

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Getting your hands dirty is definitely the way to do it mate. Yeah it's a cracker ive got a real soft spot for the bugs. 

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Tbh I never really liked the bugs and have always preferred classics or blobeyes. But with the jdm hid's and grill I think mine looks sweet .

As far as doing everything yourself,  it does save a fair bit and gives you a lot more satisfaction being built not bought. Saying that , if something goes wrong you've got now one to blame but yourself 😂 

Although I can spray ,weld to British standard , operate cnc machinery and have plenty of experience in mechanical engineering. 

I don't have a workshop or equipment to complete most things to the standard I could do or that a tuning shop probably could , with the right equipment and facilities. 

I Do know not everyone has a mechanical background or wants to spend their spare time swearing at their scoob and looking for 10mm sockets 🙄

So understand my choice isn't for everyone and the whole reason for this thread isn't to show off or make people want what I've got But to help members be familiar with the boxer layout, share a bit of what I've learned along the way and hopefully inspire others to have a go themselves .

 

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Dont sweat it mate doesn't come across like your showing off at all. I get your point certainly isn't for everyone I let my mechanic worry about finding 10 mm sockets and shouting at my subaru for me 😂 furthest i go is basic servicing but even just that saves me a few quid. I was in school when the bug eye came out so it was a childhood dream when I finally owned one. 

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Inspiring people to get stuck in is certainly something you do well, as do many others. I doubt I would’ve done half the stuff I have without reading about it and seeing pictures with the processes. Also having somebody knowledgable to ask if you get stuck is a massive comfort. It’s one things I love about forums, this one also has the bonus of no snobbishness or patronising comments to anyone. 

IMO Subarus are a great way to cut your teeth with a bit of home mechanics, everything is built like it’s designed to come apart again and can be done with a fairly basic set of tools. 

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21 minutes ago, WideSam said:

erything is built like it’s designed to come apart again and can be done with a fairly basic set of tools. 

Thats the rally DNA i think

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Unfortunately,  forums are getting a lot less "traffic" than they used to get due to the the large number of face book pages 😒

Don't get me wrong ,I'm a member of quite a few f.b pages myself and find them useful for local meets and events.

Generally they don't seem to be policed as well , so some do tend to end up with comments from haters , snobbery or clicky'ness. Some of the advise does tend to be a bit hit n miss too .

I do find forums easier for doing research ,finding  previous posts and just generally navigate .

I agree Sam ,As a whole the Subaru community does seem to be one of the friendliest and most helpful I've come across . 

Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to start posting some useful information and progress pics ,rather than just keeping posting pics of my shiny scoobs 🙄

 

 

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Id really like to get more using the forum's. Be good if the local clubs used the regional section to advertise their meets. And I'd use our page to try boost them. But Facebook does seem to have hit the use of forum's.

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