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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!

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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




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....




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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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:59 PM

it the ugly bird coming along nicely....

removed carpets and bedlinered the interior, installed the GL10 seats i had, fixed the radio

and not so ugly now






still needs a windshield , rear tow hitch and some trim

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 12:25 PM

got the windshield in.....

if you refer to the first few posts in this thread i did this one the yellow one as well

sticky, messy, crappy job.......

this brat had been rolled and i think the roof is pushed down a bit, so the top didn't fit real good

but its in and not cracked

for reference a wagon rear window gasket is really close to the same

sides are the right length, about an inch short on the bottom and 1/2" on the top, just cut it in the middle and then filled the gap with windo-weld.

will have to repaint around it and then i can get the interior trim in

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