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#126 88HatchMonster

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:48 PM

That engine bay is gorgeous!



#127 tundrabrat

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:17 AM

Big thanks to Pooparu... two tone stripes he created are awesome.

 

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Edited by tundrabrat, 07 November 2013 - 02:19 AM.


#128 BratRod

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:31 PM

Wow. Those do look great. I can't believe this is the same brat you started with... Amazing.

#129 BuckarooBanzai

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

I just have one complaint about the tail end of this build and that is.....There's just not enough pics dammit! ;)

 

Can't wait to see this one finished!



#130 tundrabrat

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:13 PM

LOL... I'll be getting the interior buttoned up this weekend so hopefully I'll be able to quell your pic appetite. ;)

#131 tundrabrat

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:03 AM

Here you go... I know you wanted more pics ;)

 



#132 BratRod

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:05 AM

I'd be scared to drive this thing... it's just too beautiful!



#133 tundrabrat

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:16 AM

Funny you should mention that... I have been offered to house it in the show room of the local Subaru Dealer for the winter.  I think I'll be taking them up on it... then I can play come Spring.


Edited by tundrabrat, 13 November 2013 - 12:28 AM.


#134 tundrabrat

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:41 AM

Wheels and tires completed...



#135 TomRhere

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:44 AM

More pics please!!!

 

She do look good!



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:04 AM

Rolled it out so I could spin it around in the garage, while she was out I went through all the boxes and found the last few things I had misplaced (trim and badges).

 

Ordered the clutch and motor mounts so I plan to get the engine compartment put together this week.

 

Note... I need to weld in a new exhaust hanger.  

 

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#137 Mechanical_misfit

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:53 PM

It's beautiful! I gotta ask where you found your tires. Rwl 13s are such a rare find.

#138 tundrabrat

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:45 PM

The tires came with the BRAT.. I just re-did the wheels and painted the letters with a paint pen. When I re-do my other wheels I'll be buying new tires and will do the same to them

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 01:35 AM

Finally got the engine moved from my shop to the garage and buttoned up.

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Have a Weber and front struts ordered and enroute, picked up rear shocks locally... All go on this week along with wiring the third eye and my NOS fog lights and hope to have it completed this weekend or early next week... (I won't hold my breath)

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:40 PM

Finally got the engine moved from my shop to the garage and buttoned up.

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Have a Weber and front struts ordered and enroute, picked up rear shocks locally... All go on this week along with wiring the third eye and my NOS fog lights and hope to have it completed this weekend or early next week... (I won't hold my breath)

Where did you order your struts from? im having a hard time finding a good place that i can get good struts from for my brat



#141 tundrabrat

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:39 PM

I orderd Gabriel front struts from www.Autoanything.com

 

I paid $98.00 shipped.  I wanted monroe to match my rears but it appears they have stopped making this model.

 

If I like these shocks I am temped to order another set for down the road.


Edited by tundrabrat, 03 December 2013 - 11:44 PM.


#142 tundrabrat

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 03:50 AM

Got the rear shocks installed, I ended up re-tapping all the bolt holes for th rear shocks, also installed the new front struts.  Note: if you go with the Gabriel strut you will need to grind the opening on the spring seat a little bit to fit right but they are adjustable (2 adjustment bolts) like the factory ones and seem to be good quality.

 

Realized last night that the shaft on the transimission was smaller than my new clutch, turns out that my early '85 BRAT has an '84 transmission in it... fortunately I was able to find in locally on a Sunday 

 

Got the engine in as well, working on lines and hooking up the Weber, plan to turn the key this next weekend.

 

 



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:02 PM

What a fantastic build thread. Subscribed, and thank you for sharing. Most excellent work.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:07 AM

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Quick update... Cranked it to get it oiled. Gas tank, exhaust, final wiring this week... hope to put a fork into her this weekend.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:07 AM

Well... couldn't get engine to fire.  Tried everything I could think of (air, gas, spark), messed with it for the better part of a weekend and to top it off there was a lubrication issue.

 

I pulled the engine, tearing it down , re-hone, new rings and rebuilding to see where I went wrong.

 

I've built 8+ EJ25 performance motors and get my butt kicked by a naturally aspirated push rod with a 1/4 of the HP LOL.

 

Oh well, should have it put back together by middle of next week (need to wait for new rings and seals to arrive)... maybe it'll even run this time :)


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#146 jonas

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:56 PM

This thread is awesome! I really need to get busy on mine.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:25 AM

Subscribed! Beautiful build..



#148 el_freddo

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

All that awesome work mate, then the final moment of that first turn of the key - only to have it not do what you want it to do most :(

 

Just read your thread from start to finish.  Very impressive!  I wish I had the skill and patience to do that sort of rust work that you've conquered!

One question:  Did you have the front and rear windows removed for the respray?  I couldn't tell if they were installed or not when it left for the paint job.

Keep up the good work!  After all that I'd be inclined to keep it at stock height - it looks friggin' AWESOME!!

Cheers

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 03:12 PM

Thanks, I'm keeping it stock. I had a little fun with a GL10 during this build (lift, pugs etc.) so I got that out of my system.

Left the windows in as I had just had the front replaced (bad timing). I used 1/4" cord on the rubber weather stripping that worked well to pop it up.

#150 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

I hope you are getting the engine sorted out. After chatting with you on the phone I am still stumped on what you should try next.






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