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Hella Flush – Plain Ass Seat Edition

Friday, March 15th, 2013

seatsI said in an earlier post that my WRX has on paper, one inch less head room than other model Impreza’s.  STI’s have different bucket seats, and wagons are taller.  This is the most comfortable stock car that I’ve ever owned, but my seating position does need to be adjusted somewhat when I put a helmet on.  It hasn’t been overly troublesome so far, but inspecting the stock mounts/rails reveals that the seat can easily be lowered a couple of…

A Days Work

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

inlet-tubingActually… this only took me about 20minutes to put together.  Anyone else would give you the obligatory close up shot of nice bead… but no way I’m embarrassing myself by doing that.  My fear of pinhole leaks necessitates multiple passes on occasion.  Meh.  It looks well enough from a distance, and will be fine once painted.  Not like I’m building a show car.  The rest of my afternoon however, was spent trying to figure out the AFM to compressor inlet. …

Flat

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

flatThis IS… the typical pose.  I love how my car sits in the barn.  And now it’s actually time to start putting it together.  The first step is complete.  The red engine bay is gone.  It seemed absurd at times, that I was doing all this work just to get rid of the red.  It was worth it.  Flat back is good.  To be authentic… or at least to mimic authenticity… I should have painted it white.  But… white is…

Progress?

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

shakitto and gacchiriNot really… or at least really slowly.  Step one of my winter plans was to get rid of the red in my engine bay.  It actually drives me kind of crazy.  So I started by stripping everything, with the intention of just giving it a good scrub and a coat of paint.  But then I noticed that some of the spot welds from five (???) years ago had broken and separated…  And then at some point Vol. 7 ended up…

At the Grocery Store…

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

boss1Yeah.  Like this…  And I feel good about it.  The sleeve was made from a 2L Co-op brand water bottle.  It was a damn tight fit… but I pressed it over the top of the original sleeve and plastic welded them together before hitting it with a coat of wrinkle black.  Extended the wire for the horn button and… BAM!  On the boss itself, you’ll notice my insurance in the form of three lengths of 1/8″ bar.  Should the original ugly…

Long Boss

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

longboss1I was hoping that the “Long Boss” might be me… and not only my creation.  Not if I can’t weld any better than that though.  I can barely lay a straight bead on a nice flat steel joint.  I cannot lay a straight bead around a 2.5″ pipe.

I like a close “handoru.”  Steering wheel quick releases are cool, but they just do not mesh with  a beautiful, soft, all leather Italian steering wheel.  Neither really… does a billet aluminum spacer. …

Making Seat Rails

Friday, March 12th, 2010

drivers-rail-weldIf you’re looking for a “how-to” get disappointed.  If you have the tools then there is probably nothing I can show you.  Look at my welding getting better though… I think… for like 3″ at least.

drivers-rail-topThat’s the whole thing.  I made it out of 10 gauge bar and then boxed it for strength.  I don’t think I’d want to go any thinner.  The last set of rails I made, where made out of 8 gauge material… and while I…