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#26 crisco

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

i totally need to get a brat or two as farm vehicles when i get back to VA.

your neighborhood looks alot like mine!

#27 wallaby

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:19 PM

so i am reviving this thread for updates on the yella beast

i guess its been almost 3 years......

have been using the crap out of this, has been running pretty well with very few major issues

has been due for some maintanence for a while but it keeps on running. 

Front axle joints have deteriorated to the point of being dangerous - even at 15mph.....

so it finally grabbed the wheel out of my wifes hands while approaching the bridge.....

this is the result

 

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not dead but severly wounded at this point, have all i need to fix but it might be a winter project

engine is getting pulled for the brown one pictured on the first page and in the background here

 

so to fill the immediate need and expand our fleet i picked up this ugly bird from Twitch last weekend

my first GL brat......brings the Brat total to 4, 50% working at the moment....

 

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runs and drives great - a bit breezy and lots of dents

will run it like this for the rest of the summer - will get busy with a windshield then...

am still contemplating the direction for this one, came with fenders and such but i am considering a non-fendered or "jeep type" look with slightly bigger tires (say 27") for a little better clearance and maybe widen out the stance a bit for hillside stability


Edited by wallaby, 07 August 2015 - 05:25 PM.


#28 wallaby

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:31 PM

Engine is out of the yellow one, brown one is alive again! it been about 3 years.....

brown one was my first subaru - still drives like i remember.....






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