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Hi guys,quick question,the rear bumper on the series 3,with the gap tight to the body below the rear number plate I seem to have a large gap where the bumper meets the rear quarter.the short section behind the rear wheels.is the gap pretty large here on all the series 3's?? I've possibly been staring at it too long:-/
Also is there a better fitting fiberglass unit?
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inner wings tidied up and new bumper mounts made. the bonnet clears everything in the engine bay no probs
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next job is to sort the front wings and arches to fit the wider track of the subaru
I was lining up my rear bumper today,some 33s are a bad fit and some are great with no gaps at all maybe somebody can shed a bit of light,is there a difference between 8valve and 16valve rear bumpers,strengtening maybe?? I can check my mates 8valve nearby and see if it suffers from the same ill fitment
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Excellent work!

The rear bumper on mine is a rubbish fit (8v originally) so fitment might depend on pot luck.
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Hi thanks for that.ya had a look at another and it's pretty crap too,il have to do a lot of fettling to get it to look right,otherwise the back arches are gonna look crap!!...out with the mini grinder
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This is brilliant big kudos for actually having the b***s to cut up two cars.

Keen to see what it weighs once completed.

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Ha thanks bloke,il get it up on a weigh bridge when it's done and see what she weighes in at anyone know the weight of a series 3 p4? Il check the vin plate and see,not sure how accurate they were,or did they use the same vin plate on all the series 3's,obviously the p4 carries a bit of extra weight
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Hi,

The weight is 1070 kgs (with full tank) for the 4x4(P4) 16 valve version,
and 1020 kgs for the 4x4 1.7 8 valve version.

Tremendous amount of work you've done there, respect !
Is it a spare time job?
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thanks for the info lone wolf yip its a part time project,i get at it most saturdays
its coming together pretty quick though although the front arches took up a nice few days and the back will too
got the wheels on and with a bit of heat pulled the front bumper out to clear them,this gives me a good idea of where my arches need to start
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I guess a flaring tool itself won't be enough for widening the arches that much...
A fiberglass fender maybe?

Do you plan to make the car road legal?
(Is it possible do it anyway in Ireland? Because in Hungary certainly not... even installing a third brake light
can prevent the car from getting/renewing the MOT here.)
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no theyl hardly stretch to that I have the front arches fabricated already,i went down the sheet metal road,.8mm sheet steel and they are very light,id rather work with steel than fiberglass
I hope to get it road legal,engine swops aren't a problem,but this is a bit more alright once iv the bodywork done il get the engineer around to give it the once over as hel have to sign off on the finished product for insurance purposes.it will have to under go an nct (national car test)but it should sail through it
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I'm speechless right now, you made my day with this topic!
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thanks kris
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made up a frame out of key steel,this will give me some shape to tack the .8mm steel to.it will also allow me to round and grind the edges after I seam weld the joins.
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get it all trimmed back and seam welded.
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grind back the seams to a curve and tack on a rim
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il be pulling out the bottom sides of the front bumper a couple of inches more for a better fit and clearance,this will be done afterwards with a small stay/bracket on the inside
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Nice work what sort of power is that engine 220bhp+
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thanks,ya its a jap wrx so this model is pushing out around 260bhp for now,some wrxs were 220bhp.il get a bit more poke running no cats and a front mount intercooler,i might upgrade to STI down the line but I didn't want to spend too much cash to begin with....just in case
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Haha, that things gonna be nuts, truly nuts
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ha thanks,it should be good fun alright,my friends reckon ive been watching too much mad max
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Thumbs Up Impressive!

Oh my.... just got redirected here from the dutch AROC forums, but that's really an impressive project!
Very interesting!
And err....those flares are also giving it a bit of a 33 meets Integrale vibe.
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are there any similar projects / threads to watch out for on the Dutch AROC forums?

Perhaps you could redirect in reverse….

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Hey Edward, not really.
At least no such projects like this one, since our crappy laws will never allow such intensive rebuilds.

Here's the topic which directed me to this lovely project: Alpreza :: Forum :: Stichting Club Alfa Romeo Bezitters
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Hey MArk33,

Where did you get those wheels?

I would not mind set for my 33.

Do you know if I can fit them under normal arches?

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Hi,thanks lads for all the good feedback,appreciate it I was fettling up my rear bumper last weekend and started the rear arches,there's a lot of work to be done on them but it will be worth it to get them looking right
Alan I got the wheels from compomotive uk,they are made to order and they don't fit under a standard scooby!! But I have seen them sitting under a 33 with standard arches and I think it's one of the guys on here,so maybe someone can help??
With compomotive uk there's a list of measurements to be given before theyl make them for you,hope this helps
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It looks awesome Mark.

Take a look at its 'sister' on here


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Wow,it's some job,pretty nutsI've knocked across it before on one of my late nights searching through google to find out would the ej20t squeeze in
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Hi,thanks lads for all the good feedback,appreciate it I was fettling up my rear bumper last weekend and started the rear arches,there's a lot of work to be done on them but it will be worth it to get them looking right
Alan I got the wheels from compomotive uk,they are made to order and they don't fit under a standard scooby!! But I have seen them sitting under a 33 with standard arches and I think it's one of the guys on here,so maybe someone can help??
With compomotive uk there's a list of measurements to be given before theyl make them for you,hope this helps
Thank MArk,

Very helpful information. I will contact those, would like to keep Alfa hub so might no work??? Brakes are lighter than subaru


Those arches look amazing, like a touring car!
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Wow,very cool project,makes my 75 imola to Turbo Evo project look like a piece of rubbish...
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