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

3 weeks ago

New Brakes for our 818

3 weeks ago

We added some Wilwood pads to our 818.

1 month ago

Review: The 818 as a Daily Driver

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Daily Driver Status: Achieved

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

The First Autocross

1 month ago

Our Factory Five 818 sees its first autocross.

1 month ago

Cooling System Fixes

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Is Our 818 the Ultimate Street Car?

1 month ago

Our Factory Five 818 breaks down.

3 months ago

Improving our Hoses

3 months ago

Mishimoto sent us some new bits for our intercooler.

3 months ago

Hot Wheels for an 818

3 months ago

Our kit car is now rolling on XXRs and Yokohamas.

7 months ago

Wiring Time

7 months ago

We wire up our Factory Five 818.

7 months ago

Initial Testing

7 months ago

We took our unmodified 818 to the test track.

8 months ago

Hitting the Dyno

8 months ago

We see what kind of power the 818 puts down.

8 months ago

Installing Doors

8 months ago

We install doors on our kit car.

9 months ago

Failure to Clutch

9 months ago

Clutch problems delay our build.

9 months ago

Building an Exhaust System

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Loose Ends

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Front Bodywork

9 months ago

We install the front body work on our 818.

9 months ago

Parking Brake Install

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

We get our 818 in gear

9 months ago

Installing the shifter assembly.

9 months ago

Does the engine run?

9 months ago

We test fire the engine in our Factory Five 818.

9 months ago

Keep it Cool

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Let the Bodywork Begin

9 months ago

We start bodywork on our Factory Five 818

9 months ago

Rolling Chassis

9 months ago

We make our 818 a roller.

10 months ago

Installing Seats in our 818

10 months ago

We need a place to sit after all.

10 months ago

CV Axles for Our Kit Car

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

A Fuel System for Our 818

10 months ago

We prepare our gas tank and fuel pump assembly.

10 months ago

Installing the Engine

10 months ago

Our boxer engine finds a new home in the 818.

10 months ago

Steering and Brakes

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

Buttoning up the Trans

11 months ago

Converting the transmission to rear-wheel-drive.

11 months ago

Changing the Lines

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Does it Pump?

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Bolting on the A-Arms

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Let The Build Begin

11 months ago

Time to start building our Factory Five 818.

11 months ago

Clean Donors for our 818

11 months ago

We remove road grime from old Subaru parts.

11 months ago

Wheels and Tires for our 818

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

FFR 818 Donor Parts

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Paneling it Up

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Organ Donor

11 months ago

We pull the engine for our Factory Five 818.

11 months ago

Stripping the Donor Car

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Unboxing our 818 Kit

11 months ago

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

12 months ago

A Worthy Donor

12 months ago

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

12 months ago

The Work Begins!

12 months ago

We start building our Subaru-powered monster.

12 months ago

On the Road to our 818

12 months ago

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

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