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thanks brolli,sounds like a cool project
got into the shed for a few days over the xmas and got fabrication srarted on the rear arches
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frame made from key steel,then cut the door skin off an old rusty door I had
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I cut a section out of the rear quarter and moved it outwards and fabricated a lip for the rear arch.
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then for the top section of the arch
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the joins will be seam welded and ground back unfortuneately everything has to be replicated on the other side
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Outstanding work Mark.
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Loving the metal work.
How much wider are the flares from body?

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Thanks guys for the feedback
I'm not sure the width,I just pulled them out to cover the wheels,but il throw a tape on them the weekend
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Excellent project Mark. Really like it

It looks like the Impreza is a little longer and the front wheels aren't positioned quite right, or is it the angle of the photos?
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Thanks daKlone,
the subaru chassis is nearly 2 inches longer alright and as standard the series 3 front wheel tends to be positioned further towards the front bumper and not centered,throw on bigger wheels and it looks worse,but the new arches were built around the wheel position and what's probably throwing your eye off is I've to make a small bracket on the inside of the bottom of the front bumper to push and hold the bumper out otherwise it just looks too close to the front wheel...like it does now the more it's pulled out the further it gets from the wheel to follow the contour of the arch
The overall width of the flares is about 4.5 inches
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I suppose that's the problem with this kind of conversion, the proportions of the "drivetrain" vehicle likely don't match that of the "body" vehicle. Shame you couldn't have taken a couple of inches out somewhere to allow the wheel positions to line up, but I guess then the firewall would have been out of place. Tricky business!
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Bonkers but great! What colour are you going to spray it?
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Well originally I had planned to shorten the chassis,there's a join in the subaru chassis behind the front seats.i made up a jig but decided that for an inch either size I'd loose the difference in the arches.plus it would mean a custom prop shaft,fuel and brake hoses
The other factor was that when the bumper was pulled out to the subaru wheel base,the wheels would be sitting too far back from the bumper.so all in all the extra inches was a help.
Although if it had sat under the original arches then I would have shortened the chassis to suit the original wheel position,phew
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An excellent project - looking forward to updates.
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Hi guys thanks for the interest and support
Lately iv just been seam welding and grinding back the rear arch and also replicating the opposite side
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While fabricating the opposite arch I came across the usual rust problems.
Came across these repair panels from carz2you in the uk.
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There a nice bit thicker than the original quarter and a pretty good fit
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...ps185f2350.jpg
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So back to the shed the weekend to try and get the rest of the arch fabricated,they are slow tricky work but have to look the part and follow the lines of the car.
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Thanks for the update, great work on the arches!
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hi guys,
so I got other rear arch fabricated,next step will be to fill in the gap on the door and the rear quarter where the arches have been pulled out.
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after that's done il move on to tidying up the rear turrets and boot floor and tubbing of the rear arches
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been following this thread with interest from the start. Keep going and keep up the good work.

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Thanks for the support guys
Got a bit more done today,got the rear quarters filled up with some metal and seam welded,just to be ground back.
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Coming together nicely, do you do this sort of thing for a living or are you a passionate hobbyist?
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Thanks ghostydog,hopefully the work will fly after the arches,they are fairly time consuming it's only a crazy hobby,I'm an electrician by trade
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Hi guys got a few more bits done the weekend,got the arch filler sections ground back and got the filler sections for the doors fabricated.the doors will be a pain to weld because of sealer in the fold of the door skin
Il try to keep the arking to the new metal and just pool it over to the skin,should do the trick
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