Straightened the radiator support.
Got the hood pin release straight too. Didn't realize how bad it was. Opens like a charm now.
Bondo time!!! Stuff is super fast curing in 100 degree weather, lol. Learned that lesson the hard way.
Got it squared away though and the valance is now smooth and ready for primer and paint.
So, rear shocks are hard to come by. After much research I found some Monroe's that did the trick.
Rock auto has the cross pin Monroe 5914
for the gen 1 Brat and that is wrong.
To add to this thread, the Monroe Matics # 33097
fits in the gen 1 Brat.
I found some Monroe Matics # 33097 locally and thought I would try them out.5914 is closest to stock:
Compressed length - 12.75"
Extended length - 17.5"
Travel - 4.75"33097 is longer but meets and exceeds the 5914 stats:
Compressed length - 12.25"
Extended length - 20.375"
Travel - 8.125"
Installed they are the same. The piston resides more in the middle of the tube though. I am not certain if this is a benefit or a hindrance but it reality that allows for more up-travel and down-travel as well. So will I hit a bumpstop on a hard bounce, probably. SO would any shock I guess. Would the wheel drop more if fully drooped, can't say yet. It could in theory if the torsion bar allows for it.
As my Brat is parked for a while I cannot corroborate the drive. Will hopefully soon.
Now look closely at the Mustache Bar. It was bent to ____!!!
So I took it out and had some fun with a 20-ton press. 1 Came out and one wouldn't.
What to do?
Edited by O.C.D., 20 August 2012 - 08:49 PM.