Liberty N/A to GT Conversion

Liberty N/A to GT Conversion

So the gearbox broke on the subi.. I probably drove it a bit hard. Not a biggie, snapped 1st gear shift fork, common issue. But still, what a great opportunity to go turbo.

Picked up this sedan GT donor car, 160,000kms, manual.

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Stripped it..

 

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Scrapped the shell..

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Cleaned up a bit, entire house full of parts.

 

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Pulled the motor on the wagon and started installing the new bits.

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Played tetris to get the right motors facing the right way..

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New motor & dash in (including full wiring swap)

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Cabin filter change, self explanatory.

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GT bonnet on looking mint

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All done. Car drives great, fresh driveline in absolutely everything swapped over from the donor car. Also grabbed curtain airbags and appropriate wiring/modules from a gt wagon at the wreckers, every single item on the car is low km, it was all getting a bit long in tooth at 245,000kms. Carpet from the donor car was perfect so in it went, love the way it drives now the turbo is a reasonable size on the manuals although it could be slightly bigger.

It was a bit more involved than I thought but still a great outcome.