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#1 Kevint143

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

Hey all, glad to have stumbled upon this site. I am undertaking my first "project" car. I just picked up a 79 brat and it has become my daily driver. Right now I am working on getting everything running how I want it and then will focus on body work. The car has pretty minimal rust and shouldn't take much to get it where I want it. I am sure I will learn quite a bit from this one.

#2 Kevint143

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:09 AM

Here are a few pics from the day I brought it home

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1979 Subaru Brat by Kevin Talley, on Flickr

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1979 Subaru Brat by Kevin Talley, on Flickr

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1979 Subaru Brat by Kevin Talley, on Flickr

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1979 Subaru Brat by Kevin Talley, on Flickr

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:44 AM

Cool. :headbang:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:55 AM

looks like you have to keep the build thread going:banana:i was hoping this one would come back to usmb http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=125546. more pics for sure:brow: you better watch out you start out with one brat but then they start to multiply:drunk:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:13 AM

Good to see you finally found your way here! Welcome to the USMB.

#6 Kevint143

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Thanks for the link! I picked it up from the guy waldoz sold it to. I am really glad to see the progress this car has gone through and makes it even more exciting to keep it alive. As you can see no 4 inch lift was done to it. So far I have just been fixing things as needed. I will keep a detailed build journal of what I have done. Glad to be here!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

Sweet! I am new here too! I found PNW Subaru enthusiasts on Facebook, but they seem to be geared toward the new stuff. Any PDX area clubs that are more into the earlier stuff?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

Sweet! I am new here too! I found PNW Subaru enthusiasts on Facebook, but they seem to be geared toward the new stuff. Any PDX area clubs that are more into the earlier stuff?

haven't heard or seen any but there are 2 subaru meets that happen each year in the PNW. but i have have seen some subaru groups around im sure they could use some older ones. or just make one:brow:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

I went to one of the meets and I was the only older subaru out there...Some of the people didn't even know the brat was a subaru. Im on the PNW facebook group as well btw.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

I think you may be onto something. Maybe we should get a local older Subie group started.

#11 Kevint143

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

I would be way into that..get it started!

I posted this on my build thread but I say this today and had to stop and snap a picture.

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Was driving towards gresham today and look what I found! #subarubrat #subaru #soobielove by Kevin Talley, on Flickr

anyone know it?

#12 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

i might if it has washington plates because i did a canopy swap with that guy if not i have seen that one go through sandy a couple times

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Id be down for some kind of older subaru get together. I also have a 79 brat.

The 2nd gen brat pictured is "bratwarrior" here on the USMB

or its this other local 2nd gen, http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=126349

I cleaned up my brat a little bit today i was back in town for xmas, will be back again in portland in a month. wouldn't mind getting a local parts network set up.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

Nope Oregon Plates.

Hm maybe we should plan for something? Anyone care to get the details together?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

Id be down for some kind of older subaru get together. I also have a 79 brat.

The 2nd gen brat pictured is "bratwarrior" here on the USMB

or its this other local 2nd gen, http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=126349

I cleaned up my brat a little bit today i was back in town for xmas, will be back again in portland in a month. wouldn't mind getting a local parts network set up.

forgot about that one (the one with the link) i met that guys dad at there old location wish i had that turbo brat he has.

#16 Kevint143

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

I was hoping the owner would walk out be confused that I stopped everything I was doing to park on the side of the road and take photos ha..but since he is on here I am sure he would understand

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

Soemwhere to mett in PDX with a good amount of parking, and maybe food?

We could go as the <'94 Subaru Club :lol:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

Hey Kevin. Its Marshall off PNW.

I know what you mean about going to those meets and being the only old gen... I was going to go to Cars and Coffee but I worked until 12 the night before, got home at about 1 and so when 7am rolled around, I just shut the alarm off and thought "next time"

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

Someone start a thread about the old gen meet so we don't clog this one up =)




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