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#126 Kevint143

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

Collecting parts for a new project on my BRAT

 

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Also went and picked up a 1980 BRAT with a buddy. It's in pretty good shape other than the mismatched paint. WHole car is stock and runs like a dream....but needs more power

 

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We have a lot of dirt roads here in Bakersfield.

 

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#127 Reza

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

Turbo huh? interesting, can't wait to see how it turns out.



#128 Kevint143

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:53 PM

me too! I am hoping to have it ready by Subiefest in sept.



#129 O.C.D.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

Specs on that turbo please.

 

Also, what kind of plans have you designed for the turbo?  I am not opposed to trying this as well but I have never had a turbo on a carbureted motor.



#130 Reza

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

http://www.theturbof...-Tech-Questions

maybe this will help you along the way



#131 Kevint143

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

The turbo is a garret t17

#132 Brock Samson

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

its my understanding that adding anymore power to a first gen requires structural reinforcments



#133 Kevint143

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:04 PM

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I have been busy getting the Plastidip off and sanding and getting ready to cut some rust out. It seems like a never ending project =)



#134 rdweninger

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

SubieFest???  Where is this held?



#135 Kevint143

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

Subiefest is in Fontana, CA at the auto club speedway. Formally california speedway. On sept 14th

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:26 AM

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:20 PM

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So Got my hood scoop off an 02 wrx.



#138 Kevint143

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

I have been busy prepping for body work. And the BRAT is currently white now. I have sanded and stripped all the paint down to bare metal finding all the bad rust spots and too my surprise I don't have to deal with much!

 

 

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#139 Reza

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:52 PM

Seriously, looks killer!



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:11 AM

hmm now this is looking more good after this body work.. but I don't understand that this is the final photo of your project? Because I think there many things which are left to do on your vehicle. Anyhow but it looking nice. Thanks for sharing.



#141 Kevint143

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

Oh def not the final photos. We still have a long way to go.

#142 Kevint143

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:54 AM

We still have to do the cutting and patching. All I've done so far is bring it down to bare metal to see how bad it is in places. Then I primed it to keep the surface rust from happening. We are also filling the holes where the side trim was, putting the hood scoop on basically building a roll pan for it because under the rear bumper is completely rotted out. So with that said the actual body work hasn't even started.

#143 Kevint143

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

 So this weekend I took the BRAT out for its longest round trip drive to date and can say I am impressed and have no doubts about my vehicle any more. We drove from Bakersfield, CA to Pismo Beach, CA for a little Memorial day weekend camping. Round trip it was about 300 miles and not only took me about a half a tank each way! Hope everyone else had a great weekend. Here are some photos from last nights sunset watching....BRAT style

 

 


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#144 Mechanical_misfit

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

Awesome dude! I was following your Instagram and Facebook posts too, it looks like it was a blast. I still wish we coulda seen some pics of this thing haulin the mail down the beach. 



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:30 PM

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Front end is off to get some custom work done =)



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:04 AM

Put the BRAT decal on. Then go and find out I need to replace my front right CV axle!

 

 


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:28 AM

Looking like this project is moving along nicely!



#148 Kevint143

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:31 AM

thanks. its def not perfect but way better than it was...and honestly everything about it I am happy with. Now just to replace the CV axle and get it driving again.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:00 PM

Well Turbo Project is put on hold for now...Need to replace some parts to make it drivable again.

 

 

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Need a new CV axle, Wheel Bearings, Ball Joint and Wheel seal. Probably be down for a week or two.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

Never ends, huh?  LOL

 

What axle unit are you going to purchase?  If possible can you post the part number?

 

Might have missed it but where did you get the decal?  Pooparu?






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