My Dash

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This is the modified dash cluster from Murphy, the $500 87 Subaru Turbo Wagon.




The original cluster was an ugly greenish digital dash. I replaced it with an analogue dash from an 86. That dash normally has white numbers and white needles. I used amber bulbs to illuminate the numbers in an orange color, and placed red LED’s behind the needles to give them a reddish hugh. Yes, including the rewiring of the dash harness from digital to analogue, it was a lot of work. But it was worth it.

Here is Murph, trudging around in the Mojave desert.


Not that I’m done modding Murph, but there is another car waiting for a chance at a new life.

World, meet Red, the $300 Subie Alpine Wagon.


I have had this car since September… sort of. Due to registration snafu’s (will write about that later) it has taken 6 months to finally gain legal ownership of the vehicle. But if all goes well, fingers crossed, the last bit of paperwork will be signed off by the powers that be (read DMV) and Red will legally be mine. The engine has long since stopped running – it’s D.E.D. dead! This week-end I will be pulling the old engine out, and prepping the car for a transplant, sometime after next week.

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  1. By Ted, January 4, 2008 @ 12:15 am

    I have a 87 Subaru GL Turbo wagon that I need to remove the heads. Any advise on how to get them off without damaging the surfaces.


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