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#26 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

finished the subaru emblem last night:headbang:taped the stars off (huge pain) and all the chrome plated stuff then paint it navy blue with a clear coat so hopfuly i never have to do it again pics later today

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:06 PM

Add to that I have spent $2000 on a car I bought for $400, lol.


Funny I'm in the same boat!

#28 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

between buying 5 brats and parts/paint my dad and i are only in around $2500:D

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

pics of the subaru emblem, looks great now:headbang:

the black painted on brought out some more color in it
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finished taping took like 2 hours
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painted and clear coat was still wet
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tape off and looks great
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upgraded tool box so dont have to leave tools in my truck
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#30 biffanyus

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:35 PM

Looks great!!!!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:49 AM

FYI to save yourself all those hours of using tape to mask:

http://www3.towerhob...p?&I=LXC100&P=5

Use this on everything. Painted tons of rc bodies with this stuff. It leaves no residue and cuts very well. I highly recommend it and save you the time.

Available at hobby shops.

#32 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:51 PM

some progress on the 4wd emblem yesterday/today used bondo to make the letters will look great once im done also i dont care if anyone copies what i've done because it makes subaru last longer and look better:cool:
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#33 biffanyus

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:02 AM

Wow nice. Creative way of thinking how to restore that. Im amazed.... Bondo who would of thought. Keep up the great work and keep those pics coming. Might have to send you mine and pay you to redo it!!!:brow:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

Well, now its not a restoration, it's a custom!:Flame:

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

Nice work. I'm soo jealous. picked up an'86 that is pristine, but would kill for a roll bar and a pair of seats just cant seem to find any. keep at it !

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

Nice work. I'm soo jealous. picked up an'86 that is pristine, but would kill for a roll bar and a pair of seats just cant seem to find any. keep at it !


yep:cool:alot of people are, have roll bars and jump seats for my dads 79 brat and my 85 brat:D, there rare even here in oregon hope u can find them and keep your brat rust free, its a challenge to get rid rust once it starts even where the roads don't get salted, my 85's going to get the third eye setup sometime i just bought the grill, third eye(passing lamp, off road light, scyclopse, ect.) ,and bezals:headbang: also i got new tail lights:Donly for $150, your going to be jealous when i get my brush guard setup like i want on my 85 and the factory brush guard for the 79 brat

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

wow looking at the first page I wished I had a building like that.. you would never get me to leave!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:35 AM

wow looking at the first page I wished I had a building like that.. you would never get me to leave!


+1 :headbang: mother natures out door garage sucks

#39 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:41 AM

yah its nice wish it was outside this week though it was hotter than hell in there it was over 110f! and it was about 100f-to mid 90'ds, but love it during winter because its like always 70f even when its snowing:D

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:44 AM

:slobber: i want. i have had to fix the ol plow truck in the middle of winter with three feet of snow on the ground trying to do a wheel bearing outside temp well below freezing. a building like that would be wonderfull.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

^ lol ever pinch your fingers when they are frozen outside in the winter? :eek:

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:04 PM

lol yes many times, the worst part is when you can't where gloves because you are starting a nut on threads and your fingers freeze to the metal.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

major pick update getting ready for priming and painting also moved her to another green house to prevent offspray im going to paint the the engine compartment to:brow:

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in the green house above the one it was
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mostly apart now
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most of the engine compartment apart/before washing
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after washing and taking apart the engine compartment the rest im going to cover and tape
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perfect time for ej swap right:lol: but staying with stock engine to keep original its going to look great once painted and put back together and done;)

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:37 PM

Very cool and keeping it stock.. I like that... Keeping it original color or something different???

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

Very cool and keeping it stock.. I like that... Keeping it original color or something different???


not sure yet but think my dad wants it green but the green we bought is really dark so might pick out another color or mix in white to make it lighter and need to pick up some more primer first

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

Hurry up, lol.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:37 AM

So did you paint yet?? Hope you stuck with the original brown color. I like that color for some odd reason.. Keep us posted please....:popcorn:

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:42 PM

haven't primed or painted it yet went back to school this week so very tired and haven't even got to touch it

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:48 PM

have done much to it besides clean the gas take out with a steam washer(it has sat for 16 years) and fixed the triangle pieces with jb-weld see pics
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

pic update im more focused on my brat right now but im probably going to work on it this week because 9 day week end:headbang:
pics are from last week and week before
took badges off to prime tailgate
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even priming/painting the components
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took off the aluminum pieces above the doors
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whats this? it was on where the head light bucket was
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sanding tail gate still working on it though
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