below is a chronicle of the restoration of our 1969 Subaru 360.
To learn more about the car click on this link: History
of our 1969 Subaru 360
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Subaru Specialty Tools Inventory
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360 Drivers Club
1969 Subaru 360 Restoration Project 6/19/04.
Re-built and re-installed. Runs great and smokes like a fiend!
Being built now. Need to install master cylinder.
In process of getting paint so the left front fender, currently
red-primer colored will match-up. Car will be re-painted once it
has a few miles on it and no major mechanical works appears needed
in the immediate future.
Yes, needs 4 of them. Rims need paint.
June 19th is (was supposed to be) rear windshield day. I got myself
a big piece of Lexan II, traced a template, and cut it with my jigsaw.
I used a generous amount of Lacquer Thinner to clean the rubber
gasket both inside and out, and then set out fitting the lexan.
I had purposely cut it a touch larger than the template based on
the theory you can cut more, but you can't add on. I came within
a fraction of a great fit, but decided I needed to take a touch
more off. It was not a successful operation. Such a small amount
needed to be shaved off, I failed to tape it up, and sure enough...it
shattered. I'll make another trek down to the plastic store and
for 20 bucks, will try again in a few days. At least I still have
recovered from last night's windshield difficulties, I decided to
get some work done to the brakes. It's always great to use one of
my Subaru Special Tools. Here,
you can see I got to use 2 for the job...921230000 for the adjustment
of front & rear brake lining, and 921180 for the installation
of the rear brake drum & hub . Nothing beats having the right
tool for the job!
Above is my youngest assistant. He's a bit sloppy,
but he works cheap.
HAVE BRAKES! Here I am taking the Subaru for spin
in my backyard. Runs like a champ! Note the plume of smoke. Now,
it's all body work.
window sucessfully installed! The Subaru
Special Tool #921280000 was very handy in installing
the locking strip. It was quite possibly the best special tool so
far. Here I am proudly applying the Subaru
360 Drivers Club sticker on the newly installed rear window.
about our 360 at: History
of our 1968 Subaru 360