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My Betty now sold.
« on: March 05, 2009, 01:49:59 PM »
  I was sitting here watching paint dry (literally) and started thinking about my gallery of Betty and remembered that it was on the old site. Here's is the newly revised story of Betty.

My love affair with the Impreza wagon began back in 2003 when I purchased a new 02 TS wagon.


After a few major changes in my life, I decided to treat myself to the WRX I had longed for since that purchase. So, with one payment left on the old girl, I purchased Betty. Betty is an 03 WRX wagon that I found on the lot at Rally Subaru.


The very first major purchase was the AP V2, and a good set of wheels and tires. I got the AP in a group buy on the last site, and found my new wheels in the for sale section of WSC. I wish I could remember who I got them from. Then the tint. Limo all the way around, except the two front/ side windows. 30% on them. Big thanks to Clear Choice Auto for a fantastic job.



I have found that once you start modding, it becomes very hard to stop. The car budget seems to grow and grow. Next thing I know I've collected a bunch of parts, JDM HID's, Hawk pads, and a full catless Invidia G200 3" exhaust (not shown)


I'm waiting for the summer, to shoot some better picks of Betty. Recent purchases have been, CG lock, and a Pioneer in dash DVD. I plan to install a camera, but have to find a way of making it real stealth.


Well, time for a second coat of paint. I'll add more soon.

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 01:54:12 PM »
Ugly Betty, doesn't look so ugly.

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 01:56:07 PM »
Cool!  My bugeye wagon brotha.  ;)

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 02:00:28 PM »


That ain't no watermelon launcher I see between them spokes!!

'tis a nice ride!
I also see some upholstery in that shot.

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 02:02:17 PM »
Betty doesn't look so "Black Betty" either

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 02:02:24 PM »
Looks good!









(Time to put your polishing skills to work on the fogs?)

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 02:03:47 PM »
My hat is NSFW, that itshay should be censored :p

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 02:04:17 PM »
My hat is NSFW, that itshay should be censored :p

Meh, "Who gives a itshay?"

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 02:06:31 PM »
Jer doesn't.

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 02:19:46 PM »
Hey Grant,  thanks for the pics brother.   ;D  Even managed to squeeze me in a couple.

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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 02:22:20 PM »
Hey Grant,  thanks for the pics brother.   ;D  Even managed to squeeze me in a couple.

Not a prob!  I had to make sure those shorts of yours ended up immortalized.  :P

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 03:07:58 PM »
Hey Grant,  thanks for the pics brother.   ;D  Even managed to squeeze me in a couple.

Not a prob!  I had to make sure those shorts of yours ended up immortalized.  :P

They are my fav's.

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2009, 09:31:00 AM »
So I thought I would just throw it out there,  what do you folks think about this colour combo?  I was thinking of doing the two tone thing on Betty,  but never thought of a flat black.  I was thinking of powdercoating the rims black with a blue ring.  Anyone good at Photoshop who can show me what that would look like?

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2009, 03:40:14 PM »
if you want to see/try temporarily the two tone idea, consider doing it first in vinyl.  That way if you don't like it in a month you can always remove it

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 10:25:29 AM »
Thanks for the compliments. 

if you want to see/try temporarily the two tone idea, consider doing it first in vinyl.  That way if you don't like it in a month you can always remove it
That's a great idea!  I'll look into it.



That ain't no watermelon launcher I see between them spokes!!

'tis a nice ride!
I also see some upholstery in that shot.
No pics of the exhaust yet.  Summer I'll take some.  Upholstery!!!

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2009, 10:28:16 AM »
sigh. totally jealous of your headlights... nice ride though!
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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2009, 05:36:38 PM »
I spy a Justy!
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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2009, 06:20:39 PM »
Hey looks good! where did you get your cg lock from? have you tried it out?

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2009, 09:53:46 PM »
sigh. totally jealous of your headlights... nice ride though!

Thanks Zaider,  I really dig them too. You got a new set to play with.  ;)

I spy a Justy!

I would love to get my hands on one of them to rally.

Hey looks good! where did you get your cg lock from? have you tried it out?

I got the cg lock at the custom show in Calgary a couple weeks back from one of our venders. The name escapes me now,  but I'm sure it's the same place Zaider got the camera from.

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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2009, 10:17:12 PM »
I got the cg lock at the custom show in Calgary a couple weeks back from one of our venders. The name escapes me now,  but I'm sure it's the same place Zaider got the camera from.

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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2009, 10:30:44 AM »
Thanks Grant, but I may have been wrong about Zaider buying from the same place. It was actually Rallysport.ca. My bad.  :(

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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2009, 10:33:02 AM »
Thanks Zaider,  I really dig them too. You got a new set to play with.  ;)
Yeah, gonna try to do my own retrofit project once i clean em up and get my hands on all the parts.


I got the cg lock at the custom show in Calgary a couple weeks back from one of our venders. The name escapes me now,  but I'm sure it's the same place Zaider got the camera from.

I bought it from BDL. Which camera are you going with?
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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2009, 11:58:37 AM »
I used to work in the CCTV industry and have a few cameras laying around that I can use.  My main choice is a pinhole camera I got,  because I can hide it easily.  It only needs a hole 3mm wide to see through.  Unfortunately it needs a few board repairs and I can't find the schematics I used to have for it. ???

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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2009, 11:09:48 AM »
Just posting the dome light mod I did,  and a peek into the rest of the interior light colour change.




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Re: My "Betty"
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2009, 08:51:59 PM »
Time for part two of the Interior light colour change.&nbsp; I got these in the mail today and started work immediately. I got them from autolumination.com


It is pretty easy to remove the Dash,&nbsp; just take your time,&nbsp; and it pops out easily.&nbsp; Once the instrument panel is removed flip it over on the bench and you'll see the nine twist out holders for the lightbulbs.


A little twist and the lights come out,&nbsp; I simply replaced the bulb with the Led.



Just in case your looking to do the same change ( the company sells all colours of Led)&nbsp; when testing the Led's to see if they work, you only need to use the plug on the right.&nbsp; (behind the instrument cluster)&nbsp; This will save you a bit of swearing.&nbsp; A diode prevents the Led from popping if you put it in backwards.&nbsp; If the light doesn't light up,&nbsp; reverse the Led.&nbsp; I ended up going from this.....


To this.