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#76 TheLoyale

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:51 AM

Wanna come down to North America and fab up some wheel arches for me...? You seem to have more steam left over! :-p

Yeah man, that is looking good. :popcorn:



#77 tundrabrat

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:09 AM

Wanna come down to North America and fab up some wheel arches for me...? You seem to have more steam left over! :-p

Yeah man, that is looking good. :popcorn:

LOL ... I'd love to help rebuild those panels... don't know if the wife would be to happy about going to Wisconsin instead of Hawaii next month ;)

Driver's side rocker replaced...
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#78 wentz912

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:19 PM

Wanna come down to North America and fab up some wheel arches for me...? You seem to have more steam left over! :-p

Yeah man, that is looking good. :popcorn:


Ummmm.....Alaska is still North America.....

#79 tundrabrat

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:16 AM

Figured out why my seat felt loose (rear seat bracket)... of course as I started to weld my gas ran out:mad:
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#80 tundrabrat

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:11 AM

Got an unexpected surprise... seam and floor rust... I was aware or the suppor rust. A little more work than expected. :banghead:
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Cut it out... grinding and welding tomorrow ...
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#81 TheLoyale

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:28 AM

Yep! If you remember my thread, I had a lot more repair work in that area. It was indeed bothersome.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

its looking really really good Ralph! i cant wait to see it all painted and lifted.


hows your GL running? are you going to be up for some ice races this winter?
im getting my gl-10 wagon back, and i figure we could show up some wrx's:brow: i had an rx7 i was going to race...but i rolled it... long story.

#83 tundrabrat

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:31 AM

Spent most the weekend grinding, treating and welding... I hate working on the under carriage (slow and dirty)
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Yanked the damaged radiator support.
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Have to rebuild the the apron since I can't find one.
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Body should be done by the end of the week...

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#84 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

you would find a apron fairly easy here in oregon or washington at a junkyard or find one at someones house thats going to scrap

#85 tundrabrat

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:46 AM

I posted 3 seperate times with no responses... even offered a finders fee
.. time to move on ;)

#86 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:49 PM

give them a call and see if they would cut it off and ship it to you http://seattle.craig...3269918574.html

#87 tundrabrat

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:17 AM

Time is getting short... I decided to do it myself.
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Cut the ends off, reshaped them and fabed the middle. 18 gauge will be much stronger than factory... will weld it up this weekend.
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#88 tundrabrat

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:09 AM

Pulled the engine to access the engine bay.
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First time out of the garage since last October...
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Radiator support installed... still on target for next weekend paint.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:20 AM

You're doing some great work with the sheetmetal repairs.

#90 tundrabrat

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:56 AM

Finished the last of the major welding on the body...
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Start putty tomorrow...
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#91 TomRhere

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:15 PM

I so need to buy the winning Lotto ticket..

That way, I can ship both of my BRATs up to you for restoration work.

Of course, that would be after you and the Mrs get back from the 6 month+ cruise I send you on. :brow: :clap: :headbang:



#92 TheLoyale

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

I so need to buy the winning Lotto ticket..

That way, I can ship both of my BRATs up to you for restoration work.

Of course, that would be after you and the Mrs get back from the 6 month+ cruise I send you on.:brow::clap::headbang:


Tom, if you won the Lotto, I think you would probably have the motivation to resto the Brats your self. Hell, you'd probably buy all the proper tools to make it a little easier :D (I would)

Damn man, you are starting to make me jealous with this core support work. Good job :headbang:

#93 tundrabrat

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

Paint day came and went... painter got sick and had to cancel... reschedule to November.

Tucked away until I'm back from my vacation... just in time, snowed yesterday.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:34 PM

looks like you got the third eye radiator support or are you welding the old one on? just asking because i cut/drilled out mine to put the third eye on my 85 brat

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:32 AM

That's correct... had to replace the radiator support due to damage and it doesn't come with the center brace but I am going with the 3rd eye anyways so less cutting for me.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

Paint's on hold til February (long story) so working on the engine.

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Block's together... cam and crank
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#97 tundrabrat

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

Sorry it's been a while... it has been a crazy winter.

Got the long block installed. Valve cover, oil pan and manifold will go on this week.

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#98 rpholz

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

There's something to be said about a super clean ea block....

They just look so good!

#99 tundrabrat

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:38 AM

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Had to add a little nod to the STI engines I've been building for years.

Engines going together well and I think I have a lead on two perfect doors so it'll actually be on the road this Summer.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:48 AM

Looks great!!






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