Looking good! Your Ebrake seems to be pulled to the max! Any idea if its the pads or the cables? Just something to consider!
Just a cosmetic thing really, but if Lonnie has yellow/clear Laminex, have him put it on the fogs. It'll really protect them from rocks! Also, it really sets off the frontend! If he doesn't and you still like the look, get Krylon Stained Glass paint. 2-3 quick coats and it looks real nice, but does nothing for rocks! I used the Krylon this last weekend, because I plan to put my yellow Hella 500 lights in but need a new housing and the adapter brackets. The Hellas will get Laminex'd!
I'm really interested in doing a similar Forester lift, its nice hearing and seeing how its coming along!
I'd like more info on David's 2.2l heads on the 2.5l, specifically how difficult it is and the details. I'm considering the same when I need to do my headgaskets. I got the impression you copied his posts, from another thread or forum. Do you have a link??