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#126 O.C.D.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:55 AM

Oh, and by the way here is your tail light. I bought all NOS lenses for my '80 Brat from this guy in the UK. He is super cool and quick to ship. May be more than the states but guess what, there are very few in the states.

And if anyone else is needing lenses he still has some NOS sets. I think I paid about $160 total for all 4 lenses for my Brat.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:37 PM

As you are not going for a full resto I would buy some different seats. Reupholstering is going to be near that cost anyways. Heck, new ones are always better anyway.


Oh, and by the way here is your tail light. I bought all NOS lenses for my '80 Brat from this guy in the UK. He is super cool and quick to ship. May be more than the states but guess what, there are very few in the states.

And if anyone else is needing lenses he still has some NOS sets. I think I paid about $160 total for all 4 lenses for my Brat.

Just an fyi.



Well the seats are Almost the same!!! its 21 vs 20 inch wide, 36.5 vs 34 inch tall, 21 vs 20 inch deep. i still have to double check my measurements for the mounting but they should work, and are WAY comfy! They are also HALf the price to get the originals re- upholstered.

I think i paid $30 for all 3 of my lights including the trim pieces around the lights! so 80 is wayyyy to much for me.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:18 PM

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:17 AM

Wow you got lucky I had to rebuild the whole floor pan in the back on both sides. I am glad that is over. :clap: Looks good.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:19 AM

Wow you got lucky I had to rebuild the whole floor pan in the back on both sides. I am glad that is over. :clap: Looks good.


that would have been the better thing for me to do, but this passenger side rockers and underside of the outside frame rails are russssstttttteeedddd out! in the second picture that whole panel that I'm welding was rusted out and someone did a crappy job bondo-ing it b4.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Okay.... HOW WOULD YOU FIX THIS ROOF????

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:33 PM

I would go to harbor freight and get their hammer and dolly set or go to the east wood company if you want a nicer set. Hammer that out take your time and then fill the hole with a piece of metal.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

Re-skin the roof. easy!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:37 PM

or u could find another brat thats parting out/junk yard and cut the roof off, when u do that cut part of the wind shield post off.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:02 PM

^ Agreed, after really looking at the rust in the last picture, I would also suggest a roof transplant. It's easy just measure twice and cut once.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:10 PM

i've seen some one who's put the 2nd gen roof on the 1st gen brat looked prity cool dont know how much more work that would be because the wind shields are different shapes

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:14 PM

or u could find another brat thats parting out/junk yard and cut the roof off, when u do that cut part of the wind shield post off.


Im not that willing to take a risk! ha

So my idea was maybe sandwiching the OLD roof skin with 2 new sheets of steel.

Or a sheet on top or under, and use bondo

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

Some more work today
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

Re-skinning the roof is about as much work. eventualy sandwitching the metal and bondo will create more rust and more work. find a donor.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:41 PM

agreed

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:12 PM

I understand, I might be wrong here but from what he is doing this is going to be a real beater. Something to take out and beat until it wish it was never born at the Subaru factory.:headbang: I would just patch the hole and use fiber mix metal bondo that does not let water or moisture in. This is what they call Patina :clap: With patches. Keep it up.:cool:

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:30 PM

Oh it's goonna last trust me :) but yes I will drive it till it can't anymore, and then fix it some more! :headbang:

I was thinking easiest thing is just weld a sheet on the exterior after cleaning up the rust and covering it with rust protectant. It would be simple and would work.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

or u could find another brat thats parting out/junk yard and cut the roof off, when u do that cut part of the wind shield post off.


Just be sure to stagger your metal on your A-pillars, dont make a "clean break point."


What I did on my Forester's quarter...


Note, the little bit of metal under where there'll be a butt-weld...
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Staggering Metals:
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More staggering, especially in "impact" areas.
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80's ptuey! :)

Take it easy kids. No offense means - no offense. Just having fun. 80's Cars just aren't so historic to me.


It appears to have been moved, but omg, this reminded me of something...

You'd be amazed about the car situation here in Ireland... "Classic" sections of adfinders online are 1995-2000 year-ed cars!!!

I'm looking for a 1991 Legacy or a 1970s ANYTHING Subaru and it's scary difficult! I'm glad I didn't sell my Leone back in Missouri, the older Scoobies are getting hard to find throughout the world!


Over all, my best advice is just set goals for yourself... and if your're "static" on the build/work, put away $20/week for yourself in an account. You'll be surprised how quickly you amass substantial build money. A build will never fail to surprise you, being semi prepared for surprises makes for a much happy builder!

Love the Brat!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:39 PM

coundn't u cut out the rust wholes and dents on the roof and weld a piece of metal in the inside of the cab then use bondo on top and make it look really good?

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

coundn't u cut out the rust wholes and dents on the roof and weld a piece of metal in the inside of the cab then use bondo on top and make it look really good?


That was one of my ideas, but I think. That since there are so many dents and holes, that I'm going to weld a piece on TOP and then bondo around it. So it's flat and all. I don't mind dents on the inside since it will be covered up by the carpet stuff

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

Does anyone have pictures how they re did the seat sliders of a xt6 seats into gen 1?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Alight well I really haven't worked on this... Got to busy with buying a jeep and then having the xt6 have a full clutch failure. Then a transmission swap on my gl10.

I need a better welder for this, because the wire feed just isn't working to well...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

wellp! i got me some jump seats!!! pics soon! i just need $500 and i will have a full turbo legacy parts car! (with engine and tranny!)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

well this is being delivered to me tomorrow!!! it has little over200k. but its a 5 speed!! :D

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

looks like somebody tried to make it a hatch back :D




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