Stripping the Donor Car

Aug 1, 2013 update to the Factory Five 818 project car

We have everything we'll need stripped from our donor WRX.
Tractors make life easier.
Stripping a car doesn't take very long if a good plan and multiple people are involved.

In episode 4, Wayne Presley of Very Cool Parts explains the necessary order to remove parts from our donor car for the most efficient disassembly. Wayne’s knowledge helped the process go much faster than we expected.


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All 2013 Factory Five 818 updates

2 months ago

Our Factory Five 818 Gets Some Upgrades

2 months ago

A new air-to-water intercooler and shifter kit are added to our fiberglass roadster.

1 year ago

The 818 Gets Wrapped

1 year ago

We started to realize our 818 was looking a little bland so we added some spice.

1 year ago

New Brakes for our 818

1 year ago

We added some Wilwood pads to our 818.

1 year ago

Review: The 818 as a Daily Driver

1 year ago

We go over the pros and cons of driving the 818 on the street every day.

1 year ago

Daily Driver Status: Achieved

1 year ago

We want to see how the Factory Five 818 does as daily transportation.

1 year ago

The First Autocross

1 year ago

Our Factory Five 818 sees its first autocross.

1 year ago

Cooling System Fixes

1 year ago

We patch up our Factory Five 818 and get ready for autocross.

1 year ago

Is Our 818 the Ultimate Street Car?

1 year ago

Our Factory Five 818 breaks down.

1 year ago

Improving our Hoses

1 year ago

Mishimoto sent us some new bits for our intercooler.

1 year ago

Hot Wheels for an 818

1 year ago

Our kit car is now rolling on XXRs and Yokohamas.

1 year ago

Wiring Time

1 year ago

We wire up our Factory Five 818.

1 year ago

Initial Testing

1 year ago

We took our unmodified 818 to the test track.

1 year ago

Hitting the Dyno

1 year ago

We see what kind of power the 818 puts down.

1 year ago

Installing Doors

1 year ago

We install doors on our kit car.

1 year ago

Failure to Clutch

1 year ago

Clutch problems delay our build.

1 year ago

Building an Exhaust System

1 year ago

We put a muffler and tailpipe on our Factory Five 818.

1 year ago

Loose Ends

1 year ago

We have some loose ends to tie up before hitting the dyno

1 year ago

Front Bodywork

1 year ago

We install the front body work on our 818.

1 year ago

Parking Brake Install

1 year ago

Our Factory Five 818 is a street car, so it needs a parking brake.

1 year ago

We get our 818 in gear

1 year ago

Installing the shifter assembly.

1 year ago

Does the engine run?

1 year ago

We test fire the engine in our Factory Five 818.

1 year ago

Keep it Cool

1 year ago

Our kit car, like any car, needs a cooling system.

1 year ago

Let the Bodywork Begin

1 year ago

We start bodywork on our Factory Five 818

1 year ago

Rolling Chassis

1 year ago

We make our 818 a roller.

1 year ago

Installing Seats in our 818

1 year ago

We need a place to sit after all.

1 year ago

CV Axles for Our Kit Car

1 year ago

We make a set of CV axles to fit our 818.

1 year ago

A Fuel System for Our 818

1 year ago

We prepare our gas tank and fuel pump assembly.

1 year ago

Installing the Engine

1 year ago

Our boxer engine finds a new home in the 818.

2 years ago

Steering and Brakes

2 years ago

We de-power the WRX steering rack and add a brake master cylinder to our 818.

2 years ago

Buttoning up the Trans

2 years ago

Converting the transmission to rear-wheel-drive.

2 years ago

Changing the Lines

2 years ago

Fuel, coolant, brakes: Our 818 needs all of these!

2 years ago

Does it Pump?

2 years ago

Don't just slap any old motor into a kit car like our 818.

2 years ago

Bolting on the A-Arms

2 years ago

The 818 kit converts Subaru struts to something better—with Koni dampers.

2 years ago

Let The Build Begin

2 years ago

Time to start building our Factory Five 818.

2 years ago

Clean Donors for our 818

2 years ago

We remove road grime from old Subaru parts.

2 years ago

Wheels and Tires for our 818

2 years ago

Yokohama and Mach V provide us with rolling stock for our 818.

2 years ago

FFR 818 Donor Parts

2 years ago

We've stripped the WRX. Here's what we kept for the kit.

2 years ago

Paneling it Up

2 years ago

We drill and rivet panels to our Factory Five 818 with the help of an expert.

2 years ago

Organ Donor

2 years ago

We pull the engine for our Factory Five 818.

2 years ago

Stripping the Donor Car

2 years ago

We begin pulling parts from our donor car in order to build our 818.

2 years ago

Unboxing our 818 Kit

2 years ago

With our donor car picked, it's time to take our 818 out of the box.

2 years ago

A Worthy Donor

2 years ago

We found a donor Subaru WRX 2.0-liter turbo for our 818.

2 years ago

The Work Begins!

2 years ago

We start building our Subaru-powered monster.

2 years ago

On the Road to our 818

2 years ago

We make the drive up to our 818's birthplace.

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