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#126 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 02:33 PM

Just did power windows in my 83 Brat. I used the wiring out of an 84 coupe. I used the complete door off of the coupe and changed the glass rather than install the insides out of them and the wiring is mostly just a sub unit and you may even have the correct plugins already in the Brat. Mine did as well as the plugins for power mirrors.

how well do they work?i will need to look at my wiring since i have 4 harneses that are complete just for my brat :rolleyes: i have 3 from brats and one off something with a rear defroster.



#127 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:50 PM

the free parts car :) which brings this face :owhen you look at the rust from it being run on the beach and setting 10 years. but not as bad as the 1st gen brat i saw that was parked less than a mile from a beach and was missing the outer panles do to rust.

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tons of parts in the cab.

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#128 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:04 PM

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nice looking rockers right.

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#129 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:03 AM

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found title and key under the passenger seat but still have to cut the brat up.

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#130 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:13 AM

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also got this for free

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my $20 console from medford

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not sure where im going with this yet

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#131 silverhelme

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

how well do they work?i will need to look at my wiring since i have 4 harneses that are complete just for my brat :rolleyes: i have 3 from brats and one off something with a rear defroster.

 

Once I cleaned up the motors they work fine and being as good window crank handles are getting hard to find they make life a lot better.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

Here is a chance to make a little money. http://www.ultimates...h/#entry1179000

#133 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:49 AM

Here is a chance to make a little money. http://www.ultimates...h/#entry1179000

has different color lettering then the brat i just picked up but i will double check. the 80 2 door hatch back i got my core suport off of had it and all the stuff he probably needs but it got crushed about 3 months ago.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:12 AM

And to top it off you got a nice looking tow-bar!!!



#135 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:05 AM

a couple more modifactions are coming up soon so :). im going to be adding dual step sides to this, i cut the bottom of the panels out for templates off the parts brat so i can make my own and im working on getting the other stepside now, the switch mod went a different direction which is now filled with jb weld in the small spots where the switches where besides the lock one which will still do the same thing but be wired in the 4 toggle swithces right now its done but just needs the inperfections in the paint sanded out(it took 5 coats of primer to get it looing fairly good and completly hiding the power window and lock lettering after i sanded it off), also im adding the upper mounting tabs for the head rest to mount correctly, plus a lot of other small things.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Impressed with the Work you done, good to see a Brat beign saved and restored :)

does my heart good.

 

I Really Want One but hard to find :(



#137 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:07 PM

Heres some missing pics from a while ago

if someone wants this i will sell it for $30obo only local pickup

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#138 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:13 PM

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#139 Sholing Uteman

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:26 AM

I am enjoying your thread, I imported one of those opening rear windows from the USA a few years back . Seems like they were an official Subaru item (made in California) see here..

 

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and here..

 

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#140 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

I am enjoying your thread, I imported one of those opening rear windows from the USA a few years back . Seems like they were an official Subaru item (made in California) see here..

 

http://www.flickr.co...f-cwFyVo-dzYhX8

 

and here..

 

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Didn't know that, i thought they were in some the first second gens or something like, because alot of the first gens had the rear sliders like thit. What you said makes sense because most of the dl brats came with a solid rear window which would make people want to upgrade here in the US to a sliding rear window for better air flow since most dl's didn't come with T-tops either.



#141 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:14 AM

Going to bend tomorrow to get a 84 brat for $200 supposed to run and drive but needs radiator because the guys nephew hit a tree with it and its said to be rough but have a good tail gate. Not sure if its a parts car, a fix and sell, or the rig i would run around our farm with. This means I will of had a 83, 84, 85, and a 86 brat.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:13 AM

[quote name="turbosubarubrat" post="1204870" timestamp="1388812470"]Going to bend tomorrow to get a 84 brat for $200 supposed to run and drive but needs radiator because the guys nephew hit a tree with it and its said to be rough but have a good tail gate. Not sure if its a parts car, a fix and sell, or the rig i would run around our farm with. This means I will of had a 83, 84, 85, and a 86 brat.[/quote

im jealous. There are no 200 dollar Brats of any kind down here. Btw I've followed and enjoyed your restorations

#143 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:18 PM

Hope to finish her up this summer since i have everything to put her back together now besides new carpet.

 

Picked up a set of rear hubs, a backing plate and a header yesterday. Not sure if im going to use the header on her or not yet.

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Now i have two complete sets of rear disk conversions just in case anything ever goes bad on one of them.

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#144 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:28 PM

Picked up a 3.9 LSD out of a legacy ss sedan yesterday for $100. This is what it looks like after I steam power washed it. Same splines on stubs which is 23 and same bolt pattern for drive line plus it's going to bolt in directly once it gets oil.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:56 PM

Haven't gotten around to working on this again yet but still collecting stuff. I bought another set of step sides and a spare tail gate with a intact trim piece :o  well over a month ago. 

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Then i picked up a $15 exhaust at pick n pull with a little other stuff.

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:00 AM

nice build! i did the dual side steps aswell, it freaked the spoob out of some dude walking down my street,

Dude "BRAT's didnt come with two of those!!"

me"yeah i know i swapped a second one in." "

Dude "THATS FREAKIN SWEET DUDE" and then just walked off muttering about how cool subarus were.



#147 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 09:28 PM

Got another set of rear seats for $50

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#148 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 11:39 PM

Bought 2 weber 32/36's for $40 and the ej22 $100 along with all the stuff for the motor. Haven't decided whether to go ej22 carb'd or fuel injected yet. 

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 07:05 PM

Damn son!! You're getting the deals lately

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 05:10 AM

EJ22 twin crab could be a sweet setup, but you'd have to fab up some custom intake. Like this one:

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