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What’s In The Box?

Along with the frame, body panels, and front windshield, the 818 was delivered with a dozen boxes filled with Factory Five parts. In order to complete the Project 818, you also need parts from a Subaru Impreza (2002-2007). Many people purchase the entire car to gut and then toss away the non-need parts, but Mike is ordering/purchasing parts individually, mostly because he doesn’t want to take up valuable garage space with the donation car. Here’s a look at some of what we’ve opened up so far.

Engine Mounted

Mike attached the engine to the frame mounts and then placed a couple of jack stands underneath to keep it balanced (until he can install the transmission). He then unhooked it from the engine lift and it didn’t fall over, so all is well. Very exciting…woohoo!

Removing the Old Header

Mike removed the old, rusty manifold header from the Subaru engine and is now ready to replace it with the new one…and he’s very proud of himself!