I woke up this morning to a gorgeous day. Blue sky, sun shining, no wind and the entrancing sound of silence– that is until I fired up the wagon. I found myself downtown very early and it led me to a parking garage of all places.
We had a meet at this garage the other night and it hit me that I hadn’t done an automotive photoshoot in a parking garage in longer than I could even remember. I seized the opportunity fully to capture all of the new modifications on the rwd wagon.
This is her official debut.
Not only does the electrical tape add a certain level of racecar appeal to the wagon, but it is also for function. ::facepalm::
It is holding the corner light in quite nicely on the driver’s side. Broken tabs are no bueno.
I had been neglecting the wagon for years while I transitioned into Montana life, as well as progress in my business endeavors. Last year I made the jump and embraced the rear-wheel-drive life. One of the best decisions that I’ve made thus far.
She is in no way perfect, but she holds her own. Form, function… fun. She’s a triple-F-threat
There is just something about the lines on a first-generation Impreza that grabs my attention and never releases.
The front-end has the most appeal, but I can definitely appreciate the long lines of a wagon.
It’s crazy to see how much a wheels, flares, a lip and canards can do to transform a vehicle. Not that it is surprising– but I just never imagined that the wagon would ever look like this.
This is the side that I was t-boned in 7 years ago. I had replaced the door, but the rear quarter panel was so mangled that the only way to fix it would have been to cut it out and weld in an entire new section. Even the rocker panel is pretty gnarly. Fortunately, the fender flares don’t make it look half bad now.
I definitely feel like I made the correct decision by investing in 16 inch wheels over 17 inch. It allows for plenty of meat on the tires, as well as a more period correct feel, in my opinion.
The rear end always seemed to lack compared to the front end of these cars. Yes, a rear diffuser would help out there– someday there will be one. Maybe an aggressive upper spoiler would do the trick? I have some ideas in my mind to fabricate one. But, I feel like over the years and all of the transformations, it is beginning to hold its own.
I mean– just look at that booty though. Aggressive or not, it is at least plump.
For the people that are just joining me on the wagon journey– this is what the wagon looked liked when I picked her up on June 26, 2007. Completely stock and she has transformed over the years with the hands and expertise of my friends and I.
I could not be more appreciative of all of the people that have been part of this build. From friends wrenching, to just hanging out and eating pizza– it all counts.
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