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Finished! '85 Brat red paint job


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#1 TajMan

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

I painted this car for Zeth a fireman down in Provo Utah!
Not even just that, I completely crafted a new exhaust- fixed broken bolts- all that kinda stuff. I also installed new brake shoes/pads, changed clutch cable, changed a door hinge, etc.

Reproduction Brat decals from pooparu (B&R Sign & Design in Denver, Colorado)

looked like this when I started (sun-fade, paint chips, etc were just focused bad on the drivers front fender and front of drivers door)
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exhaust video:
http://smg.beta.phot...stbrat.mp4.html

doing a few things at once
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The tailgate was dented up pretty good in the middle, otherwise the car was pretty straight
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propane, and propane accessories
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#2 TajMan

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

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I didn't spray down the actual red or clearcoat paint, I have a pro mexican for that
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painting video:
http://smg.beta.phot...46f6cf.mp4.html
mistake #1: decal was not included in kit (its ok, pooparu reimbursed me)
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^I layed down those decals with a guy, with soapy water like doing window tint for perfect placement. Was a huge job.

Now out of the booth!
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tailgate looks amazing, too bad this decal mistake needs fixed:
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white line painted on, tailgate re-cleared, but...
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Mistake #2, white paint bled into clearcoat :(
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tailgate finally fixed correctly, after a line of red paint this time and MORE clearcoat over all. Looks good.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

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(he had that white powdercoated on seat frames)
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

Earl is in Denver? :)

Nice job!!!! Is he going to mount firetruck lights on it. Sirens and searchlights!

Sorry , I had to skip thru and didn't read. Pics were plenty!

#5 Haight

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

That looks very nice! Good work!

#6 BratRod

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Poppin' paint job man, very nicely done. :clap:

#7 SuperBrat

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Gotta put the white wheels back with the white targa stripe

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:30 AM

Very nice work on the paint and body work! I don't do that anymore. Too damn tedious! Lol I got a guy for that now. Excellent attention to detail & hats off to you. Something about the exhaust though... The CAT should be right at the 'Y'. As far back as it is, it's not going to be completely efficient. Not enough combustion heat in the exhaust to light it off properly. It'll be ok for EPA standards and marginal for Cali standards but could end up plugging with soot not being able to light off properly. Have had that happen a few times with relocated CATS on small engines.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

I know engine is small and cat is far back.
When I got the project, car had no cat or muffler on it and bad exhaust leaks.
I'd say we care that the cat smoothes out the exhaust more than its effects on converting emissions gasses, LOL

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

i love how you can see b-r-a-t in this pic
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that car is beautiful

#11 Dinky26

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:42 AM

Very nice.



:banana:I can hardly wait to get mine.:banana:

I've been looking for nearly 4 months:banana::banana::banana:

Friday I'm coming home with it. I HOPE:brow:

This is the fourth one, the first three, the guys bailed on selling what they posted.:banghead:

Wish me luck and GOOD vibes. THANKS

However, this one comes through, it'll be worth it.

I'll post pics Friday, I'm hoping and Praying.


MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!!!

#12 presslab

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

That paint job looks really nice and those decals are sharp! :banana:




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