Sometimes things happen that can't be easily explained. Such is the case of Bob Snively's attraction to the Subaru 360. This will be a fun project for daily commuting and once completed, will showcase many of the automotive related services offered by Bob's shop.
Although it looks pretty rough now, this is the basis of PROJECT 360. It's a 1969 Subaru 360 sedan that was recently purchased from the original owner, Don Gibson. He purchased it new in March of 1970.
Here it is in all its glory. With the front sheet metal, front and rear brakes, and the power unit all being removed and sitting on four jack stands.
There is only one thing better than a Subie 360 project, and that's two Subie 360 projects! Yes, that's another 360 sitting next to PROJECT 360 which will also get a full rebuild after completing the current project.
This is the front suspension removed from the car and placed on a shop cart. It has a rather unusual centrally-mounted mono coil spring and torsion arm suspension. Steering is accomplished through a small rack unit mounted forward of the torsion bar. Plans will include completely rebuilding these units to assure proper functioning of the system once reinstalled.