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1979 Subaru Brat 4x4 4spd ALL ORIGINAL


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#1 lilredjusty88

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:49 AM

Well guys here it is my recent aquasition 1979 subaru brat 4x4 4spd... its mileage is unknown, heads have been rebuilt, valves adjusted, brakes fixed, exhaust fixed... still needs a transmission, only drives in RWD, and need a back window.. Overall my mechanic said it was a solid running car, and i say its so quiet you cant hear it till ya push on the gas. OH AND IT HAS ORIGINAL JUMPSEATS!:headbang:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:14 AM

Right on! I am always glad to see the Gen 1's come to the surface. Good luck finding parts, lol. Really though, they are rare for parts but a lot of people on here will help ya out.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:29 AM

Right on! I am always glad to see the Gen 1's come to the surface. Good luck finding parts, lol. Really though, they are rare for parts but a lot of people on here will help ya out.


well i will say this, when i drive it, i get a feeling of joy and not a care in the world.. kinda odd actually LOL, but its just knowing i finally got what i TRUELY want.. although i want a EA82 wagon very badly in addition to the 2 88 Justy's i have and the 93 loyale sedan i have, and the 79 brat... lol SUBARU FOR LIFE!!!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:41 AM

Very cool... Love it!!!:headbang:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

I actually sold a brand new WRX after I bought my Brat. The feeling I get driving it makes me happier than a 300hp WRX?! Guess it is how you look at life?! I might be getting old enough to care about being slow and different. Enter the Gen 1 Brat, lol.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

I actually sold a brand new WRX after I bought my Brat. The feeling I get driving it makes me happier than a 300hp WRX?! Guess it is how you look at life?! I might be getting old enough to care about being slow and different. Enter the Gen 1 Brat, lol.


i have dually noted that the giddy up in a brat is well SPUNKY!! for a lil 65hp motor lol being mine is stuck in rwd i actually acidently fishtailed in the road today taking off LOL its got balls!! :headbang:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

my 79 brat came with 3 spare tranys if need one

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:38 AM

that would be AWSOME i am having heck trying to find one how much would you charge for it + shipping to 79605

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

You have any interior pics??? Any other parts you need besides tranny???

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:21 AM

From the pics it looks like you can use the rear window. I have one in good shape and with a good gasket and has the middle slider thats opens up. Was going to use it for my brat cuase I have the solid back window but a cant keep dumping money into my brat as much so Im not going to use it. Let me know.. Email me at tbag1331@yahoo.com.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

Wow, very nice condition, If you need any other parts let me know. I may be able to help you out in the future as well. shouldn't be to hard to find a transmission to fix you up!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:30 PM

here are the interior pics...Dash is shot, need the kick panel, under steering wheel piece, and seats are rough
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:31 PM

here's 2 more interior pics
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

Wow cool... Your dashboard looks worse then mine and I thought mine was pretty bad. Lucky I had a hard dash cap cover. Any bits and pieces of what you might need, throw it out there might have it and I emailed you back on the rear window!!!:popcorn:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:35 PM

how bout kick panels the last 2 pics i posted anyone have those, color doesnt matter i can paint em

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:41 PM

also question for the masses, i have a severe front wobble/shimmy not sure noise sounds like the front passenger wheel is coming off, any ideas? Question of the day, "how does water get in a sealed transmission?"

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

sounds like a damaged CV joint behind the rotor. I would also figure that maybe if you washed your engine or pressure washed it, the water could have got in from the gear oil dip stick tube.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:01 AM

I'll tell you guys i've got a possesed car, things work when ever they want and its WIERD 4th gear works when it wants to the front driver marker light works when ever it wants, winshileld washer pumps fluid when it wants. its the car of many mysterys it really is

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:58 AM

try going through your wiring and cleaning the contacts, that and flush the transmission out and add new performance marked gear oil. I would advise carrying around a small fire extinguisher if you are having wiring problems, until you can figure it all out.:Flame:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

well guys got a problem with the brat i think i located the problem.. can the transistor ignition module next to the coil cause the coil not to get power and the idiot lights on the cluster not to light up when i start the car?? it cranks, and got fuel pump, just no fire and dashlights.. i checked the the fuses under dash and its none of those that i know.. i need help its not running!!! :(

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:53 PM

get a multimeter and see if your getting juice to it and go from there, and looks like u need a dash cover:lol: you can get them on ebay or jc whitney http://www.jcwhitney...d1927y1979g81j1

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

where do i check the voltage at?? i've noted that there is a negative and a positive wire going from the transistor ign thingy to the coil, then there was a ground to the frame, and 1 or 2 wires going into the main trunk line into the car.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:22 PM

Ok guys i got numbers off of the box not sure if this helps but here they are, 429602000 and E12-58 what exactly is this and what does it control?? Help me please i want my Brat to live again:headbang:




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