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#51 tundrabrat

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:25 PM

Been getting work down around the house the last week so not as much done this weekend. Lot's of rust due to mud and moisture getting kicked up behind the fuel filler pipe.
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Cleaned some engine parts... a nice break from the bodywork.
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I'll be getting back on the horse this evening.

Edited by tundrabrat, 19 June 2012 - 01:28 PM.


#52 eman_79

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:31 PM

love the old motors

#53 tundrabrat

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:37 AM

Found a NOS radiator support through the Subaru dealership... one less thing I have to rebuild:headbang:
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#54 AKghandi

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:49 PM

Wow! I cant believe the dealership had one Of those. Thats awesome.

#55 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

any more progress?:popcorn:and more pics:headbang:

#56 tundrabrat

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:53 AM

Typical Ak summer... Have to stop one project (the Brat) to work on others (2 fishing trips, installing a super charger on my brother's truck, working on my boss's cabin... Etc) but I started on it again tonight and will be on most everyday for the foreseeable future.

Pics to come this weekend.

Here's some eye candy to hold you over... Ford 6.2l with a Whippel supercharger, 700 Crank HP.
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#57 tundrabrat

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:16 AM

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Torn apart ready for prep.

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Por15 and welding in the wheel well... tough to make smooth welds it's pretty in close quarters.

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27 years of mud and gravel required extra cutting.

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Rebuilding the inside wheel well before I can put on the outside sheet metal later this weekend.

Edited by tundrabrat, 21 July 2012 - 03:20 AM.


#58 tundrabrat

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:37 AM

Finally done welding the wheel well... there was a lot to rebuild.
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Fitting a panel...
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Putty has to wait til this weekend whe I get back from trip to lower 48...
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#59 tundrabrat

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

Cut out right rear rocker...
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Formed and fitted...
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welded in place...
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:34 PM

I may have to go this route on mine. Yours turned out nicely!

What are you using to grind down the welds. I am using a flapper disc, but it is trick to blend the welds without taking too much off.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:17 AM

I may have to go this route on mine. Yours turned out nicely!

What are you using to grind down the welds. I am using a flapper disc, but it is trick to blend the welds without taking too much off.


I use a cutting wheel on a grinder to get the weld down... then I use a grinding wheel to smooth it out and blend.

If you don't have a grinder I recommend purchasing one... makes life waaaaaay easier.

#62 tundrabrat

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:55 AM

Before...
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The rust was worse then it looks...
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Rust cut out...
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After...lots of new metal, now just a little bit of wet sanding and I should be good.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:06 AM

Nice patch job. Looks good.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

That turned out perfect.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:39 AM

Before ...
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Finally feel like I'm getting some momentum...

#66 tundrabrat

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:32 AM

Found some rust on the frame in the wheel well so I have been grinding/cutting that out. Will be treating it tonight and weld it up tomorrow.

Picking up more 18g today for the rockers, going to have the shop put in a few of the more difficult bends to save me a little time. Also picking up the final few engine bits to do the build.

Hope to have the rockers in this weekend... more pics to come over the next few days.

#67 BratRod

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:52 AM

Man do these build threads make me grateful to have a Tx. Brat. Keep up the good work l, looks good:headbang:

#68 tundrabrat

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:54 AM

Passenger side rocker
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Lots of rust and dirt... Volcanic ash and snow are a bad combo.
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Rust cut out... needed to rebuild the bottom of the rail
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Test fitting for shape...
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Rail fixed and treated...
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Welded in...
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Door's next...
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...and this is where I set myself on fire... save your jokes (:
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#69 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

good work:clap:i know getting burned sucks i have a 3 degree burn on my foot and a chunk out of my hip to replace the missing skin and flesh from when i was like 2 years old or so

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

good work:clap:i know getting burned sucks i have a 3 degree burn on my foot and a chunk out of my hip to replace the missing skin and flesh from when i was like 2 years old or so


Thanks... luckily I didn't get burned, I just patted myself out and kept grinding.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:57 PM

(Insert baked alaskan joke here)

Glad you are good. Things happen when least expected. The progress looks great.

#72 tundrabrat

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:27 AM

Thanks Jerry... had the paint guy over tonight to give me a little direction... working on having it ready for paint by mid September.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:07 AM

Passenger side rocker done... had to do a little re-shaping
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Starting on driver side tomorrow...
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Goal is to have the rockers done by Friday, the doors by the end of the weekend, pull the engine and have the hood and front clip finished by mid next week and have it ready for paint (putty and sanded) by 9/23.

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#74 tundrabrat

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:55 AM

New rocker goes in tomorrow
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:28 AM

You're lucky you had any rockers left at all, I didn't have enough left of them to patch! Your repairs are look great, can't wait to see this together :popcorn:




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