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#1 Dinky26

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:28 AM

I'm in Wichita Kansas, considering getting a 78 Brat.


Any advise from anybody here would be appreciated:-)

Thanks

Heath

#2 Dinky26

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

I did not really do a very good job at introducing myself in my first post:slobber:


My first Soob I purchased was an 1984 GL10 Wagon in 1995, it WAS loaded:burnout:.

What an awesome car that was...kicking myself NOW that I ever let it go:banghead: Only drove it a couple of years before some kid cut me off and opened my left front fender like a tin can:mad:

Didn't think it was worth it to fix it so I traded it for a 1996 Outback in 97', that was of course another AWESOME car too, drove that one for 11 years before donating it to a REALLY good cause & I still get to see it every day at work:D

At that point I fell off the Soob wagon and got in Toyota Highlander OOPS... not nearly as comfy as the Soobs I was previously in :banghead: go figure....
Well still not back to the Soob wagon yet, went for a Tahoe JUST for the leg room & to be able to pull some stuff here and there along the way.
Finally got my wife to get a Soob after the VW Jetta stranded her in the middle of the road one day (alternator and battery died simultanously)

So partly back to a Soob at least got an 08 Tribeca, good car I was just hoping the MPG to be better than it is. OH well.

Like I said in the first post I am concidering getting an 1978 Brat well this forum is just kinda feeding that desire more and more :clap:

So I look forward to all the input that has been posted already to this point & for the ones to come in the future.

SO Greetings ALL:headbang:;)Glad to be here!

#3 iceageg

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Welcome back into the fold!

#4 Dinky26

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Yeah, I've totally got the Soob fever now!


I have to SO get this 1978 Brat:clap:

#5 ShawnW

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:12 AM

Welcome back. I personally think the 2nd gen Brat is a much nicer vehicle to drive and since you have had an 84 GL-10 I think you would appreciate that age of Brat more than the 78-81. Watch for rust or be willing to fix some.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

If the price is right, complete running car, and minimal rust I say go for it! I personally prefer the gen2's after having owned both. Sourcing parts for the 2's is a lot easier.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

If the price is right, complete running car, and minimal rust I say go for it! I personally prefer the gen2's after having owned both. Sourcing parts for the 2's is a lot easier.


where i live i see a equal amount of gen 1 and 2 brats, but its true there are alot more of the ea81 cars around i personly like the gen 2 also but i also like the gen 1, hint from me my dad has bought 5 brats in the last 2 or 3 years my 85 brat and a 86 parts car and his 78,78, and 79 brat:grin:if your happy with the way the brat looks, drives, and fills go for it im restoring my dads 79 right now and its very easy to take apart and put back together the rust spots to look for are the bed, wheel wells, lower parts of the body like the supports for the body and
rocker panels, bottom of doors, top and bottom of fenders, and obious places where you see bad spots of rust wholes on body panels

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

where i live i see a equal amount of gen 1 and 2 brats,


We certainly are blessed in this part of the country. I get into Washington often and that place is INFESTED with them.

#9 Dinky26

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:08 AM

We certainly are blessed in this part of the country. I get into Washington often and that place is INFESTED with them.


Kinda a problem here in the Midwest, I don't see very many at all.




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