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half doors? well, door... singular.... yeah baby!


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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:50 PM

:banana: :banana: :banana:

so I thought I'd do some work today on my Red Brat....
and since I smashed up the door pretty good, it was a goner anyway...

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Filling in the gap with some 2x4s

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the inside door opener broke, so I reused some parts to utilize the exterior door handle opener, but created a push button basically to open it...

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then I put some rubber bed mat material on it. Just push down for the opener still, it's just hidden beneath the rubber...

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and you can see the little hole I made for the lock mechanism too, so it can still lock like normal...

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I also beat out the B pillar area too...

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Then I took it off, and put on a silver door for daily driving...

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#2 gwilson87

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 11:00 PM

Very nice, looks simple and functional. Nifty way to open the door also, just don't let your arm rest there while driving and have the door pop open :D

#3 The Dude Abides

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:01 AM

2x4 you hillbilly:lol:

so when am i picking this up.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:06 AM

your left side arm, face etc, is going to be really muddy after wheeling it; with the red door.

I like the silver door, where did that come from :)

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:12 AM

Some really nice guy pulled it for him in a muddy, slippy, raining junkyard. Since he lives in the middle of BFE now. LIke you do.:banana:

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:15 AM

Very clever! I also love the rollbar! Any thread about the building of it?

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:20 AM

2x4 you hillbilly:lol:

so when am i picking this up.


yes I am... :lol:

Very clever! I also love the rollbar! Any thread about the building of it?

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http://www.indysworl.../82redbrat.html

or the forum thread....
http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=92202

your left side arm, face etc, is going to be really muddy after wheeling it; with the red door.

I like the silver door, where did that come from :)


The mud stuff I do, I'll keep the silver door on... :)

I added another shot above too with the Kid messing around...

and I need to find my spare door panels for the inside of the silver door yet....

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:02 AM

Why didnt you say anything, though the one in the junkyard was pretty narley.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:07 AM

Why didnt you say anything, though the one in the junkyard was pretty narley.


I'm gonna re-use my gray upper, plus I have a bunch of spares just hanging around :)

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:08 AM

Mick, I can tell you need to get ahold of some other complete Subies to part out, too bad they are going for over 500 in the beat up shape they are.

All the nice ones seem to be fetching 1g or more, and een those have bad rust.

this was the BEST deal i have seen for quite a while
http://cgi.ebay.com/...T#ht_500wt_1182

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:48 PM

Those look nifty as ell! Swapped doors for daily driving :eek: you drive that thing on the road....! :slobber:

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:39 PM

Those look nifty as ell! Swapped doors for daily driving :eek: you drive that thing on the road....! :slobber:


sure! top speed of 76 mph in 5th gear...hi/hi
though it'll shake you pretty good doing it...

the sammy t-case I think needs some work... and the cab noise is loud, as I don't have the shifter boots attached or anything.... ride wise for around town though, it's pretty decent... rougher than a stock soob, but it's worth it :)

that, and the little kids stopping and saying "Wow!" is fun.... They think it's a Trophy truck, and I'm off jumping the Dunes :)

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:48 PM

Rough rides are what Subarus were ment for, I like my cars to ride like trucks. :grin:

Hmm, a Brat Trophy Truck eh... That would be cool with long travel shocks and electric cooling fans ontop!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:58 AM

Hes given that thing so many steroids its pretty much a real truck.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:16 AM

I'm gonna re-use my gray upper, plus I have a bunch of spares just hanging around :)


interior panels of silver door are complete... it even has the original red door lock, so they match :)




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