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#26 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:03 AM

going to goldendale washington tomorrow to watch the derby:headbang:and on the way back home trading the chrome brush guard for a full set of trim pieces for both the sides, so i get the one i've been needing for two years:D

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#27 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

put some of the trim pieces on the 4th they look alot better than the ones i had on it
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need to put some trim restorer on it but it looks great
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i have tons of car products:headbang:and more wax's than i'll ever use in my live:D
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mostly use these though because turtle wax seems to work the best on about everything
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#28 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:33 AM

any watching this thread anymore?! if there is hears a video of her a while back

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

Nice job, cool vids on youtube. Sandy, OR? not to far, maybe see you at a Subaru meet sometime?!?! Those must be your CL ads I've been perusing? :-p I keep hoping to see a gen2 rollbar or bullbar on there, lol :brow:

I saw in a previous post your running 195/75/14s. Same here, and yes I had to adjust the front suspension all the way up, still had to trim the fronts a little, and the backs rub oh so slightly depending on the articulation (sp?), though I'm running BFG A/T's so they are a little "knobby" I suppose.

#30 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:08 PM

the back on mine have never rubbed for some reason but the front ones rub just a little when theres a very sharp turn, so i need to adjust the front suspension and get it realigned so it handles good:D

i'm going to probably both subaru meets next year and you'll see mine there and maybe my dads, my roll bar came out of a 1st gen brat and my dads friend fabricated it to fit my 2nd gen and it fits good but i want to get it shortened so my canopy will fit on it:headbang:and the tires im running are all-season or summer can't remember

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#31 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:12 PM

disappointed to find this bad of rust:( i need to get a welder now or get my dads friend to do it for me:-pbut im happy to get all the hardware i want to get from ace finally!:D
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ace-hardware took forever getting the bolts/nuts/washers i wanted i ordered them so i wouldn't have to spend a bunch of time counting them, but it turned out they dumped the ones i ordered and been waiting for about 2 weeks for in there stock so i had to count out 100 washers, 100 nuts, and 50 bolts!
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

Imagine working as a warehouse picker of bearings.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:22 AM

im going to paint and prime my brat do any of u guys know how many gallons of paint and primer i need? im going to use my dads craftsman air compressor and auto paint gun:D

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:19 AM

got some pics update
didn't like the rust starting in these spots to sanded it off and primed them:D
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this side it rust free minus the wheel well:headbang:
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got motor out:headbang:
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getting other motor ready to put back in:D
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put the new clutch on so ready to put back in once my dad has time:headbang:
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:42 AM

got some parts in Bend:headbang:got 2 wheels, glove box door and shelf, and door handle plastic pieces:headbang::cool:also got to put on them besides rims:Dthe parts came off a 83 wagon guy used it for parts for his dads 82 dl brat hard top engine/tranny this wagon was nice only 70k on it got in a little accident and been sitting since before 2000(when tags expired)
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the key that came with my new glove box looks brand new!:clap:
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:41 AM

haven't been working on my brat a whole lot(in need of a welder to fix wheel well, customize roll bar to canopy will fit on for winter, customize a brush guard/winch bumper) but figured out my tailgate handle problem:cool:
it was rusty and needed the handle part at the bottom and the emblem was scratched up really bad and non-repairable so i had two handles so im making 1 out of 2 im happy with the air brush i just got at harbor freight

sanded and wire wheeled for bondo
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used a cheese grader file, 60, 120, 250, 500, 1000 grit sand paper to smooth down the bondo
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primed
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and primed and sanded about 3-4 times more
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79 brat hood emblem im refinishing for my dads brat just need to paint background behind the stars
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

check out this site! i was looking to see if they still had parts for my 85 brat and they did once i started looking how much the parts cost new now, im like :eek: when i saw the t tops where $700 for each side
https://www.1stsubar...m/partscat.html

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

:headbang::headbang::headbang:FINALLY got a set of tail lights:cool:and i also got a the third eye with grill and head light bezals:-pme and my dad paid $150 but the tail light i need on ebay is $150 right now still need head lights and the metal pieces that hold them in place:headbang::headbang::headbang:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

anybody on this thread anymore if there is comments are welcome? well u should look what we picked up for $150 bucks 15 minutes from my house:D

tail lights the thing i've been waiting for/been looking for for 2 years!!!:headbang:
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yell yah i got the third eye, grill, bezals, and tail lights for only $150 might be expensive but theres the tail light i needed on ebay for $150 right now
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old drivers side tail light next to new drivers side tail light
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only a little paint but will come off easy with paint remover
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old tail lights also now my spare set now:cool:
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:05 AM

To me, you got a good deal for all of those parts.

I'd cut all of the rust out of that tailgate, weld in new metal. Be sure the drain holes are open along the bottom. Seems that's the cause of rust along the bottom edge.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:06 AM

wish my brat looked this good
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:10 AM

To me, you got a good deal for all of those parts.

I'd cut all of the rust out of that tailgate, weld in new metal. Be sure the drain holes are open along the bottom. Seems that's the cause of rust along the bottom edge.



thats what i want to do, first i need a welder:o and then im set the tail gate will get fixed, the wheel well will get repaired, roll bar shortened, and custom front bumper also make rear bumper come closer to the car but i think i can do that with my drill

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:58 AM

haven't really worked on her hard in while hopefully next week the motor will be in and i get the third eye set up, im going to use my extra grill that is broke and cut a hole in it for the door to open until i get the head light buckets for the bezals i want to use, i've been doing body work on one of my dads 78 brats getting it ready to sell if anyones i interested just say so and ill make a for sale thread for it or its going on craigslist once im done doing the major body work

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

cool i have never seen an 85 with a cyclops light before.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:11 AM

wish my brat looked this good
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awsome pic. do you know when it was taken? looks like a shipment of mid 80's subarus new

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

awsome pic. do you know when it was taken? looks like a shipment of mid 80's subarus new


found it on facebook

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

cool

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:16 AM

awsome pic. do you know when it was taken? looks like a shipment of mid 80's subarus new


86 or 87... note the EA82s coupes parked to the left and the lack of jump seats in the BRATs.:cool:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:32 AM

Let me know if you need some pointers on the wheel well rust... I just finished my wheel wells (finally).

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:03 PM

its been a while since i have been able to do anything since school started but i cut the rust out of the tail gate and am going to weld it back together since i got a welder:headbang:i made a frame for a set of subaru brat seats i have on craigslist right now for my dad https://post.craigsl...nage/3292193887 and i also took the gas tank off the 79 brat and found black build up on the inside from it sitting 16-18 years without much of anything done to it but sit for years, luckily there was no rust

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