Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:26 pm

Bori wrote:After many many years of waiting, I finally got around to buying my alltrac. It's a project car but only 35k miles on the dash it was worth it. I actually pick it up in a week since the car is in New Jersey and I'm in Orlando, Fl.
Any locals??


Hey there. We were talking on Facebook. I have the Black one just like yours and a white one.
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Bori » Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:15 am

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Bori wrote:After many many years of waiting, I finally got around to buying my alltrac. It's a project car but only 35k miles on the dash it was worth it. I actually pick it up in a week since the car is in New Jersey and I'm in Orlando, Fl.
Any locals??


Hey there. We were talking on Facebook. I have the Black one just like yours and a white one.


Hi! You're on this forum too. I used to be on here a lot but faded away for a few years after i sold my last st165. Nice to unofficially meet you :D
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby 88gt4DE » Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:11 pm

Yes ! I have a full build thread on the black one as alot of others on here do. I started one for the new white one but havent updated it yet. After Bear Mountain I’ll be doing more work and a full update on both. Make sure you do one also. Curious what ya find !
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Bori » Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:29 pm

Ok I'm definitely going through that thread. I'm planning on doing one of my own when I get the chance. I should have it in my garage by this Sunday. Hopefully it's not missing too many parts. (Fingers crossed)
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby scandinavian link » Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:34 am

Congrats on a great score. I remember seeing that on the marketplace as well. Really wished I had a way to transport, but super glad it went to a deserving home! Best of luck!
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Bori » Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:52 am

scandinavian link wrote:Congrats on a great score. I remember seeing that on the marketplace as well. Really wished I had a way to transport, but super glad it went to a deserving home! Best of luck!

Thanks bro! Just got it into my garage yesterday. It's missing a lot of parts :doh: Hope it won't take forever to find some of them.
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby simple » Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:16 pm

Just post the parts you need (here and ugh Facebook) and li bet you'll get them. I've got a good stash
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby scandinavian link » Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:36 pm

Looking forward to seeing your progress - wish I had some old parts laying around. Of course, in my mind I'll still get another st165...but honestly that's probably unlikely at this point. I'll have to live vicariously.
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Bori » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:30 pm

simple wrote:Just post the parts you need (here and ugh Facebook) and li bet you'll get them. I've got a good stash


Well, so far I need a gas tank and driveshaft. Those are gone :doh: hoses and wiring all over the place. :twisted:
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Bori » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:33 pm

scandinavian link wrote:Looking forward to seeing your progress - wish I had some old parts laying around. Of course, in my mind I'll still get another st165...but honestly that's probably unlikely at this point. I'll have to live vicariously.


Honestly I was close to giving up on getting one but I'm happy I pulled the trigger on this. You should keep looking. .
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby scandinavian link » Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:13 pm

Bori wrote:Honestly I was close to giving up on getting one but I'm happy I pulled the trigger on this. You should keep looking. .


You're probably right - patience is required when looking for All-Tracs. That was true when I got my old one, it's just even more true now. Last year I had a golden opportunity that I let slip away (for smart reasons...but still), and that is a little discouraging. But you're right...you never know when one might come along! Admittedly I've been toying with the idea of an older WRX. It's hard to believe the bugeyes are older now than my first st165 was when I had it in the early '00s. :shock:

Hope you post up pictures & a progress thread, it's always fun to see a neglected Celica saved and given the care it deserves!
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Bori » Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:58 pm

I've been trying for years but there was always some reason why I couldn't get at that moment. It was either too far or too much money or too much work or I was too slow and someone beat me to it. Honestly my wife convinced me. She said she was tired of me saying that I'm buying one and yelled at me to just do it :D :D
Patience is definitely needed.
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Roreri » Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:48 pm

Please keep us updated on your wife’s support. ; )
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Bori » Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:54 pm

Roreri wrote:Please keep us updated on your wife’s support. ; )


:D :D :D :D
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Re: Finally bought an alltrac! Long time waiting.

Postby Paulytunes » Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:55 am

scandinavian link wrote:Admittedly I've been toying with the idea of an older WRX. It's hard to believe the bugeyes are older now than my first st165 was when I had it in the early '00s. :shock:


I've had two bugeyes. Sedan (bought new in February of 2002), and a wagon that I bought at about 9 years old because I missed my old one too much after selling it.

If you are seriously looking at WRXs, make sure you get one that hasn't done time in any of the rust belt states during the winter. My wagon did time in Massachusetts and Western PA, and the body cancer was horrible, despite only having 73,000 miles. Once I hit about 127,000 miles, it was no longer a feasible daily driver, and I ended up making one of my poorest automotive decisions and traded in on a Ford Focus.

Also, it will likely be impossible to find one that hasn't been modded in some way in it's lifespan, but if you can find that unicorn (rust free and stock), that would be the one to buy. They are great cars, but nowhere near as good looking as the ST185. I think I recall reading a post on NASIOC from a member that had an Alltrac and a WRX, and it was a good read. The post described the differences in the drivetrain between the Toyota and the Subaru, and if I recall correctly, the Alltrac components were more robust and seemed to be heavier. Not sure if that was due to improvements in technology or if the Alltrac was more purposefully built in the event that the owner wanted to seriously rally their stock car.

I've also toyed with the idea of trying to either get an older '93 to '01 Impreza and build it into a WRX or STi, but that likely would turn into a money pit and test my wife's patience to a point beyond tolerable. There's only so much leeway that I can get with a father-son bonding experience through a project/classic car. ;)
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