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Old 08-02-2017, 09:49 PM   #1
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2013 BRZ Rebuild, totalled to track car.

2013 Subaru BRZ Premium - M/T

Mods:

Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator, MMRAD-BRZ-13, purchased from Amazon
Mishimoto Thermostatic Oil Cooler Kit, MMOC-BRZ-13, purchased from Amazon
Radium Engineering Master Cylinder Brace, 20-0104-01, purchased from Amazon
Radium Engineering Oil Catch Can
2 Sets: Enkei RPF1 Wheels, Gunmetal, 17"x9", +35, purchased from Oakos Automotive
ARP Extended Lug Studs
Muteki SR48 Open End Lug Nuts
RaceComp Engineering Tarmac 2 Clubsport Coilover, 400lbs Springs F&R, purchased from RaceComp Engineering
Raceseng CasCam - Caster & Camber Plates (Front)
Buddy Club Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms
Invidia Q300 Cat-Back Exhaust, purchased from Amazon
Essex Designed AP Racing Competition Sprint Brake Kit, purchased from Essex Parts
Spiegler Front & Rear Stainless Steel Brake Lines, purchased from Essex Parts
PFC - Performance Friction 01 Compound Front & 13 Compound Rear Pads from OG Racing
DBA 4000 Series T-Slotted Rear Rotors, purchased from Amazon
Berk Front Pipe, purchased from Counter Space Garage
MXP UEL Header & Overpipe
FIVE:AD Rear Spoiler
EcuTek Tune by James @ HRi Tuning
Whiteline KDT925 Rear Differential Mount Bushing Kit
Whiteline KDT922 Rear Sub Frame Bushing Kit
Corner Balance, Alignment and Suspension Setup by Speed Syndicate


Tires:
Standard: Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R Tires, 245/40R17, from Tire Rack
Optional: Hoosier R7, 245/40R17, from TrackDayTires.com


Fluids:

Castrol EDGE A3/B4 0W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
Motul Gear 300, 75W90 Gear Oil (Transmission & Rear Diff)
AP Radi-Cal R2 Brake Fluid, purchased from Essex Parts
Subaru Super Coolant


Safety:

Autopower 60783 Race 4-Point Roll Bar
OMP HTE-R Seats
OMP 0204 6-Point Blue Pull Up Harness Belts
OMP Seat Sliders
Race Safety Steel Side Seat Mounts
Hans Device Sport III
Bell Sport Helmet
Sparco 015R345MSN Suede Steering Wheel
NRG SRK-125H Hub Adapter
NRG SRK-250BK Quick Release Kit



OEM Accessories:

Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & Homelink
Subaru SPT Billet Aluminum, Steel Gray, 0W-20 Oil Cap
Subaru SPT Billet Aluminum, Blue, Battery Hold Down


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Back when the BRZ first came out I got the 2nd one delivered to my local dealer.

I was pretty active here in the early days, modded the BRZ a bit and loved driving it. Though a very fun car that I really enjoyed, it had it's limitations as a "family" car and after close to 2 years and 30,000 miles I traded it in on something a little bit bigger...


Fast forward to this past May, my daughter graduated high school and I found myself with the time to start attending motorsports events again and participated in a track day using my slightly-modded "family car", Legacy 3.6R

After 2 track events the bug had gotten me again, I wanted to do more but the wear & cost of consumables (pads, rotors, tires, etc) for the Legacy 3.6 was concerning. I got to spend some time with Chin Track Days, track prepped 2013 BRZ and I knew I wanted one again.

So by the end of June I was on the hunt for an inexpensive BRZ/FR-S as a 2nd car that I could use for track days & autocrosses. In early July I found a 2013 BRZ Premium with only 24,000 miles that had been "totaled" in an accident involving a curb and an off-road excursion. I figured I could tackle most of the repairs myself and then get a Florida Salvage title once it was repaired.

It just so happened that this BRZ was now in possession of one of the Chin Track Days instructors who purchased it as a parts car after the Chin BRZ had an off track incident and was offering the rest of the car (now missing a few more parts) for sale.




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Old 08-02-2017, 09:52 PM   #2
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:57 PM   #3
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And had some issues on the floor pan / brake lines



So we agreed on a price and on July 15th Dave-ROR & I went to Atlanta, loaded it up and took it home to Florida







Huge Thanks to Dave-ROR for the assistance and use of his truck & trailer!

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Home at last!
Car had the seats and carpet in it, I got those removed on the first day home to address the floor pan repairs. However the dash had been stripped of parts by the previous owner to repair the other BRZ or to sell to help pay for the repairs.









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A mallet and some sweat and the floor pan is in better shape, just gotta weld some patch panels...









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Old 08-02-2017, 10:12 PM   #6
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Head underneath the car to formulate a game plan to fix the brake lines and weatherproof the floor pan and I find some unexpected damage.



Compared to what it should look like



After consulting two body shops who both said they didn't want to touch that because of it's location and difficulty due to overlapping panels I decided to take it on myself. Ordered new sheet metal from Subaru and cut out the part I needed, this doesn't look to be as bad as the body shops made it out to be...



Ready to weld in, just gotta get the brake lines and fuel lines down for clearance and safety, plus they need to be replaced anyway.
In the mean time, I got a door from the salvage yard and got it mounted.
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Since the door was on, lets knock out the dash and see if this thing runs.









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And on to the LH Fender...




Looks like I'll need a small wiring repair...








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Pretty good progress in 17 days, hope to get the floor pan completed and the interior reinstalled this weekend and attempt to get the suspension arm mount completed as well, then I can start reassembling and get these parts out of my guest room...
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Ah. It feels like Impreza.net again. Definitely following and thanks for sharing, Opie!
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Thanks again for the help Dave! Trying to get this on the road before the October Sebring event.
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Huge amount of progress on the car this weekend! Had a co-worker come over that had much better welding skills than me and we knocked out the two big things on the list, welded up the floorboard and the suspension mount.










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