Finished Subaru engine display

Mishimoto Subaru Engine Display

Finished Subaru engine display

What does one do with a blown Subaru EJ20? We asked this question on one of our social media outlets and had a ton of responses. This included a coffee table, flower pot, speaker system, stove, and even a boat anchor. After spinning a few rod bearings during some dyno testing (this WRX led a pretty rough life), we decided it was time to get creative with the remains. With an upcoming open-house event, we were determined to turn this grimy, beaten engine into a display unit for our Subaru product line.

With little time before the event, we set one of our engineers to the task of disassembling and refinishing this filthy engine. Our goal was to have a mobile display unit that could be used as a great conversation starter at events we attend. The entirety of our product line would be used to provide a neat glance at what we offer for the Subaru WRX/STI. Check out the build process below!

After a few hours in the shop, the engine was finally out and ready for disassembly.

WRX engine removed
WRX engine removed

Once out, we began to disassemble the engine for cleaning/painting.

WRX engine disassembly
WRX engine disassembly
WRX engine disassembly
WRX engine disassembly
WRX engine disassembly
WRX engine disassembly
WRX engine cylinder bore
WRX engine cylinder bore

Once the engine was mostly disassembled, Dan set about to fabricate the rolling frame which would support the engine, radiator support and Mishimoto components.

Frame fabrication
Frame fabrication
Frame fabrication
Frame fabrication
Frame fabrication
Frame fabrication

After degreasing and sand blasting all necessary components we mocked up the setup and prepared everything for paint.

Pre-paint mockup
Pre-paint mockup
Pre-paint mockup
Pre-paint mockup
Pre-paint mockup
Pre-paint mockup

Now we could lay some paint! Dan has a background in bodywork/paint so we knew this would turn out looking great.

Paint prep
Paint prep
Laying primer
Laying primer
Laying paint
Laying paint
Laying paint
Laying paint

And the finished product! Check it out.

Finished Subaru engine display
Finished Subaru engine display
Finished Subaru engine display
Finished Subaru engine display
Finished Subaru engine display
Finished Subaru engine display

Thanks for checking out the build process of our Subaru engine display!

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