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#26 Pooparu

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:48 PM

Sorry, I should have said drift PIN punch.

I do not have any true drift punches. I find them useless, and yes, they would become stuck too.

All of my drift punches are technically drift pin punches. No taper, at all.


Ya, the one's that I used were not tapered at all and still got stick. I'll get it out though. :)

#27 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

Go from the other end with a smaller punch?

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

Go from the other end with a smaller punch?


I did that and it didn't work. I just threw it away and got another stub. I just about have it all back together.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:36 AM

I did that and it didn't work. I just threw it away and got another stub. I just about have it all back together.


I guess you wont have to worry about getting that punch stuck again now Posted Image

#30 Pooparu

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:26 PM

I guess you wont have to worry about getting that punch stuck again now Posted Image



I know, but I still have to break it off so I can take it back to Sears and get it replaced.:rolleyes:

#31 Pooparu

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:15 PM

So I got the rear disk brakes and the lsd installed now. Hopefully this weekend I'll have the transmission installed. Then I can put the interior back together and snap some photos to post.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:31 PM

I know, but I still have to break it off so I can take it back to Sears and get it replaced.:rolleyes:



Put the handle end of the punch in the vise and beat down on the cup with your bfh!?

#33 Pooparu

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:56 AM

So yesterday I got

-The brakes bleed
-Transmission installed
-e-brake cable installed

So this week I'm going to

-Install the exhaust
-Put the interior back together
-Have a new windshield installed

#34 Pooparu

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:45 PM

It's alive! I drove it around the other day and guess what. Reverse pops out of gear just like the last transmission before I totally blew it out. I'm really close to having all the interior put back together then I'll snap some more photos.

I'm wondering if it isn't a problem with the shift linkage itself or just another bad transmission.:confused:

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:14 PM

i am betting linkage ...cheers, b

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:32 PM

i am betting linkage ...cheers, b


+1 Mountain Grizzly like that... I had a specially bent (hammer and vise) :) shifter I kept reusing... te damn plastic bushing/coupler didn't like the beating though....

#37 Pooparu

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:33 AM

Got the new windshield installed yesterday. Next I'm going to paint the bumpers.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

Wanna see some pics coming soon Earl :)

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:00 PM

Did you do the windshield? I would really like some details if possible. Any rust in the channel or cowl area you had to deal with when the windshield was out? New gasket or re-used? Thanks, Great Project!

#40 Pooparu

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:07 PM

New gasket, no rust and I didn't do it myself. I bought the windshield from Brain & had M.S. Glass come over and install it.

I'll have some photos up this weekend. Lots of them.:)

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:20 PM

Great! Can't wait to see them. I am about to go through this on mine. Did they use any urethane or anything on the gasket or install it dry?

#42 Pooparu

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

Well it's been a bit since I updated about the BRAT. I really haven't got much finished since the last post. I've been working on other people's projects (Head Gaskets on an 01 Legacy Outback, Heater core & heater control valve on BRAT, struts, brake pads & rotors & both front axles on my 98 Legacy Outback). I think I can finally finish up the BRAT now.

Next I'm going to work on getting the bumpers painted with some bed liner, then install my winch.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

I've been working on other people's projects


I hear you there I have been working on all sorts of projects and working full time otherwise, it's hard to finish up my own stuff.

Can't wait to see the bumpers finished they look like they are built extremely well.

#44 Pooparu

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:39 PM

I'm making a ton of progress. I think I'll hold on posting photos till after the wcss. Right now I've got the gauge cluster swapped, bumpers painted, cargo box in the bed, and GM alternator installed.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:11 AM

OH come one.....why you gonna be bogartin' like that yo.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:48 PM

So the point of the GM Alt. swap is more amps? Whats wrong with the stock soob

#47 Pooparu

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:25 PM

More amps to power the fog lights and all of the other accessories better.:grin:

So the point of the GM Alt. swap is more amps? Whats wrong with the stock soob



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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:43 AM

so if that bumper was scaled for a stock body brat, it would look sumthin like THIS:

yea?

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#49 Pooparu

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

Ya.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

Would love to see some new pics.....

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