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1/18 Subaru 22B road car

Post by stump on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 9:30 am

Hey guys,

This was my other major find while diecast hunting....The mighty Subaru 22B road car.
Not sure how many they made (AutoArt) but tracking one down on eBay suggests they are as rare as their 1:1 big brothers.... Yeah, damn hard to find.
This example I found was/is MINT. They were made back in the late 90's early 2000, so they are kinda a keeper for those who did buy them way back than...

Anyway, mine was purchased for quite a hefty amount of coin and as it will never part company with me, the intention was never to leave it "stock". Laughing
This is her, straight out of the box.....


Under the hood the detail is not too bad.....but can be improved. Twisted Evil That hideous top mount intercooler has to go......


A NEW turbo was made, using the old plastic technique.....This was mounted in the "high twist mount" position, a common arrangement for Subaru (modified of course...)
Some new intercooler pipes were also added during this process.


Added a few new hoses to the plumbing, as most of them were all molded together and needed to be cut away to do the mods.


From the turbo, I knew the exhaust was going to need an upgrade. Very Happy
Out with the trusty plastic supplies again, aluminium tip to finish it off....


And the finished product.






Cheers
Greg
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Re: 1/18 Subaru 22B road car

Post by dv8v8 on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 12:06 pm

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Re: 1/18 Subaru 22B road car

Post by allan on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 3:38 pm

very cool no one would know you made any changes
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