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I thought some of ye might be interested in my latest project.iv had a couple of 33's down through the years when I decided to get my hands on a series 3 permanent 4.after a couple of years of driving I'd a blown head gasket.so I decided to see would a a subaru ej20t squeeze in.with a bit of measuring and plenty of rust in my floor pan I decided it would be a tidier and easier to install the complete floor pan from the impreza,complete with engine mounts,suspension and everything else. I know it's not everyone's taste to whack a jap engine into an Italian car.but if it looks like an Alfa and goes like a scooby,how bad
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Il try and get some photos up ASAP,doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment!!
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Interesting!
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I would like to see some pics.
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Me too! Sounds interesting!
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It might be Jap but weren't they boxer engines - if so it's still in the same spirit.
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hi guys,heres a few starter pics,plenty more where they came from.i was going to shorten the Subaru chassis by 1.5 inches to match the wheelbase of the 33.theres a join running the width of the car in the rear footwell.but after a bit of thought it wasn't worth the hassle and id hopefully disguise the difference in the arches!!
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Class. I'd love to see it in person. Get the pics up man!
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plenty of cutting with the plazma and the mini grinder
the plan is to line up the two cars sill to sill to begin with.........and then worry about the other small bits
and fluffyduff if your down in the limerick area anytime,give me a shout,id be only too happy to show you in person.
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got shed loads done last night, at this rate il be rolling for xmas
sill to sill measurements are very similar, a small bit of folding on the Subaru inner sills and it will be the perfect width to line up with the 33's outer sill ....hopefully!!
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braced the 33 up with outriggers....stilts on the outside so I could cut the chassis out and still have it supported off the ground and also to be able to slide it around the workshop/shed/its a cattle shed without the cattle,but it does the trick
the overhead beam irons came in handy,id just enough height
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What a project, its fascinating! Good luck with it.

Thanks for the info and the pictures...keep them coming.
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I'm sure your doing a world first conversion here, a pioneering effort. I sit here dumbfounded as to how it'll finish up let a lone what the next step is?
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Superb, admire your skills and think you have Kahunas as big as some of the male cattle that may have occupied that shed in the past.
Really looking forward to following this build and seeing the thing go.
(PS, I always wanted to put an Integrales workings under an old Lancia Beta HPE but never got round to it)
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Very little Alfa left. Belongs in a subaru forum i think
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Love it, what a great idea! What interior will you use, 33 or Imprezza?
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Very little Alfa left. Belongs in a subaru forum i think
That's a bit harsh. It's still going to look like a 33 when it's done. There aren't too many people showing interest in s3 cars, he should be commended for the work going into it.
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Been watching this build , didn't want to post as i don't like the Gestapo mods but cool build mark I was going to put a scooby lump in my car years ago as there's boxer engines. Good luck with this ! As for interior have you got the recaro's? Great seats very huggy!! But if your going to track it then you need a bucket seat ! Anyway good luck chap
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That's a bit harsh. It's still going to look like a 33 when it's done. There aren't too many people showing interest in s3 cars, he should be commended for the work going into it.
I second that ,there may not be much left of the 33 on it but the skill involved doing this swap is very good.
I look forward to some more pics and info.
p.s someone near my brothers garage done the same with a mk1 escort shell onto a Subaru .
I like the idea of it looking like a 33 but being able to beat a lot of cars on the road .
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P.s just wish 33 owners would use alfa pages! the home of the boxer engined alfa's and no SS GESTAPO
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hi guys thanks for all the support I know theres always gonna be purists...but I don't think anyones gonna say "I just got burnt at the lights by a Subaru that looked like an alfa"
and they were loosely related to begin with,with Subaru on board in the design of the 4 wheel drive system on the p4...clutching at straws maybe
I did take a deep breath the morning I went chopping,and I did wonder for a while if I was gonna end up with two balls of scrap and the worst fail ever but they just seem to slot together,as youl see from the photos to come
the interior is going to be the full recaro trim from the p4,funny enough its in perfect condition
there was plenty of chaining up and down until I got the sills to line up,chain blocks are slow but mighty!!60.jpg

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once I had the shell in position I made up a panel to sit between the 2 sills for strength and also something decent to weld to.the Subaru sills are pretty meaty but the alfa sills are pretty light.i primed the inside of the sills and they will be getting shed loads of cavity wax later on for a finish.
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