From the start of the project
Another area of the swap project involves replacing the stock dashboard from the Brighton L with a version from a 1998-00 Impreza RS2.5. I could have tried to swap in a dash from a 2004-07 STi, but that’s not as direct of a swap as using one from an RS2.5.
I removed and ditched the Brighton L dash support beam and sourced one from an RS2.5. I was lucky enough to find a guy on the RS25.com forums that was parting out his 1999 RS Impreza. I bought the dashboard and matching support beam. I had the beam, and then I primed and painted it myself.