This is our 1986 Subaru GL Hatchback 4wd stick. Just got it a few days ago. It only has 37k original miles! The guy we got it from was the second owner. He bought it at an estate sale. It needs to be cleaned up a bit, but I have never seen one in this kind of shape. I will add some pics of the engine soon. I plan on keeping everything stock. I will be adding a new gas tank soon because, as you can see, the previous owner was using a fuel cell instead. No changes, just some cleaning up on it. I can't wait to see how it handles in some bad weather. I like to think of it as the big older brother to my Justys! Let me know what you guys think.
You totally scored! I am so jealous. I drive an '81 Hatch (289,000 miles). They are awesome. You are going to love that car. You should definitely post on the Ultimate Subaru Message Board, just beware of the drool you will generate. Need some engine pics. Congratulations
Awesome thanks for the comments! The '81s look really cool. When I found this for sale on craigslist only about 90 miles away, I had a hard time containing myself. I was using a site called crazedlist.org that lets you search multiple areas at the same time on craigslist. Other than the face that I love Subarus, this vehicle is perfect for me and my family. We live way out in the country and everything is an hour or more drive. We also need something with 4wd because of the conditions. Cars like this work great because we get the 4wd and good fuel efficiency. Everywhere I go in my Justy, people are fascinated by it! I will post it on the ultimate subaru message board and i'll get some engine pics up soon! Thanks again!
Post by Cañon Carver on May 3, 2012 18:35:08 GMT -5
Congrats now lift it, lol
But on a serious note that is a very good find. I have been searching for an old GL hatch for some time now, but I want one all smashed and dirty to go trailing "my" style, lol. Treat it well, they are becoming very hard to find clean like that.
Thanks Jamie! I am jealous when I see how many fellow Subie fans there are out West. I wish there were more of us in my area, Ohio. I know there are some, but not like in your area. If I found a GL that was more beat up, I would definitely life it. This one is in such good shape that I don't think I would be able to do it. I almost want to hide it away in my garage! Almost every person I talk to in our area doesn't understand why I would want a car like this. Then they go and spend 40k on a new truck! I don't get it. Thank you for the comment and I will get some engine pics up very soon.
deegore: I slept in my 2 door driving from AZ to MN. Some front seats that fold flat would be necessary to really get comfortable.
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justytrudeau: FWD means you don’t have to worry about any problems that can come up with the AWD system. AWD is clutch in snowier climates, but the pre 90’s models have carbeuraters instead of being fuel injected. Carbs can cause some issues in the winter time.
Jan 14, 2018 15:47:29 GMT -5
justytrudeau: Anyone put LED's in their instrumental panel? I have to remove the whole dash to get to 'em, figured it'd put off having to do it again by a few years.
Jan 23, 2018 22:18:20 GMT -5
justytrudeau: Are they interchangeable?
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Bredmirror: Can a Suzuki Gti engine fit into a Gl manual Justy?
Jan 24, 2018 8:36:48 GMT -5
Justy1200cc: bredmirror, if you do it you would need the suzuki transmission. I think it's searchable on the forum for more details
Jan 30, 2018 22:25:04 GMT -5
bredmirror: Thats what Im planning to do. However, if the engine and the transmission won't fit then Im just gonna upgrade the stock engine and get a tubo kit for it.
Jan 31, 2018 4:28:16 GMT -5
justytrudeau: Anybody bought aftermarket center caps for their wheels?
Feb 16, 2018 1:37:50 GMT -5
Justy1200cc: I bought a pink sti badge off wish. it was pretty big and when I found a real sti the logo was even smaller than the justys
Feb 21, 2018 0:07:08 GMT -5
1991SubyJustyNotStarting: Engine not starting
Feb 22, 2018 22:14:37 GMT -5
justytrudeau: Just replaced my headlights with LED's as well as all my dashboard instrument cluster. None of them work, and now my taillights have gone out too. Likely wiring issue, eh?
Feb 23, 2018 22:12:08 GMT -5
theboypip: i was in a crash over winter, despite driving 20mph, black ice still got the better of my '92 first gen. i've been trying to find parts for weeks now and found my self here. i need a LHS lower arm but cant find any that match the undamaged one on my car! p
May 15, 2018 13:47:56 GMT -5
theboypip: steering arm and track rod end for LHS (it's a RHD car) are needed too
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