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1979 Subaru BRAT --- PDX
Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:11 PM
Still need those god damn jump seats though
Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:09 AM
then a few weeks later my coworker told me a friend of his had bought it and ended up swaping in the ea81 out of a GL because he couldn't figure out the 2.2, and now wanted to sell the 2.2 I needed a 2.2 so went to check it out. got a nice deal on the 2.2 and got to see the brat in person, nice car just needed to be finished. The kid that had it got bored with it and I was again given the opportunity to buy it but still no room or time.
I was worried about is fate as I saw the price slowly drop on cragslist hoping that some ********************* wouldn't get it and destroy it. So I'm happy to see it on here and owned by someone who can appreciate it.
I do fined it funny that it went for a ea71 to a ej22 to ea81 and back around to a ea71. And it looks like it cleaned up nicely from how faded it was when I saw it.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:40 AM
Edited by Reza, 28 June 2012 - 12:42 AM.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:08 PM
Just scored these off craigslist,
the roll bar was $75
and the seats were $50
Still looking for the seat mount though,
Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:32 PM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:14 PM
I'd make my own but am not living in a place right now where I can utilize my welder and other fabrication tools. I also have nothing for reference, sizes etc.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:19 PM
Edited by turbosubarubrat, 14 July 2012 - 07:27 PM.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:43 PM
dont fill bad i almost emailed him to buy it because my dad needs one:o
oops, I guess I didn't read the description.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:40 PM
2 coats of primer
2 coats of BMW alpine white I had from last paint job.
2 coats of clear.
new hardware looks exactly like what I pulled out of it.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:07 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:57 PM
scored the black carpet/stock radio/bumper and splash shield deal from the junkyard. The carpet is kinda rough but Im going to use it to make a pattern eventually. The car is filthy right now as you can see. I'm going to blend a couple areas on the paint and then rough the car up by wet sanding the original oxidizing clear. After I do all that I'll spray a flat clear coat over the whole thing.
got a bumper too
and found a replacement in very good condition.
UNRELATED, Here is a Cyclops passing light i just scored.
Gonna try and trade it for a seat mounting bracket.. I know subaru horders will sometimes rather trade than sell.
Edited by Reza, 27 July 2012 - 09:37 PM.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:39 PM
I know the feeling. They brew it 24/7 and I only have so much time.
Have not done much with the brat, have been pretty busy drinking beer.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:37 PM
I really love the patina and originality of this brat. The quest to remain as stock as possible but still have an aged look without a complete restore.
Hit all the little dings and rust spots with a sanding disk, Then sanded down and filled with high build primer, fallowed by a dark base primer, then laying a cordova brown finish coat. After all the paint patch jobs I wiped the body down with wax and grease solvant and used my ol spray gun to lay acouple coats of Matt clear over the whole car.
After clear coat
The cordova brown was a bit flashier when laid down against the original fading brown but after shooting the matt clear it seamed to even everything out pretty well.
I did not want to make it look perfect, I did want to make it look more presentable.
Edited by Reza, 01 August 2012 - 09:30 PM.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:40 PM
Edit: it's wasn't too bad spraying in the back yard, just took a hose and drenched the ground around the vehicle.
Edited by Reza, 01 August 2012 - 10:16 PM.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:22 AM
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