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#151 ivans imports

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:50 AM

I have a pile of brat parts also i put a ea82 carb on the 1.6 intake thiss works good and way easyer to find the ea82 carb has a hudge secondary so pulls hard i just ahd to move the studs outwards and open up the hole a bitt and it had to be a 85-87 non ecc carb all the air fillter box and other stuff pluged in fine. and the old 77 dl will cook the tires off



#152 Kevint143

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:49 PM

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?

 

Yeah the decals came from Pooparu. 

 

 

and this is the CV axle

Lower Ball Joint



#153 Kevint143

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

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Got my parts in. Hopefully will have the BRAT on the road again tomorrow.


#154 ivans imports

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:48 AM

make shure you check length and size of seal fitt on inside cv to hub seal



#155 Legourde_Nux

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

Ahhh, that's a beauty!!!



#156 Kevint143

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:50 AM

Thanks! Today was a good day. Got the new Axle and Ball joint in. decided the front calipers need to be changed and ordered those parts. All in all it was a good day of learning everything seemed to go together relatively easily.

 

 

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My buddy snapped a pic of me installing the ball joint
 

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Old and new Ball joints
 
 

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crappy picture of the BRAT sitting on the ground!


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:40 AM

So I have been at the house a lot since my new born is here and my 4 year old daughter and I have been taking peices off the BRAT to clean them up and paint them and getting things ready for the turbo install. She has taken a real interest in whats going on when I am working on it and that is one of the reasons this car isn't being sold anymore =)

 

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Pulled the Valve Covers and cleaned them up and put new gaskets on.

 

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Painted the tops of all of my filters.

 

And finally got this little one in  my hands. Now I am just waiting on the ehaust manifold to be finished and I will be putting together a Turbo 1.6 Brat

 

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And for the Non subaru stuff. Here is the my son Hunter.



#158 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:17 AM

looking good.



#159 O.C.D.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

Congrats on the Boy!!!  I have a 6-month old and he is my world.  Make sure your's has Subie love, lol.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:35 AM

How do you smog this with a Weber on it? There is no way in hell that is smog legal. I would love to go the Weber route. Only way I could see doing it would be to pull it off and put all the stock garbage back on every 2 years to smog it.



#161 Kevint143

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:41 PM

It's probably best we don't ask about smog =)

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

Get new tags for another car that will pass smog then do a plate transfer to it.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:58 AM

So I am prepared for the haters who are going to hate. I lowered the front of my brat. I will be lowering the rear once we address a broken bolt head on the torsion bar.

 

 

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Really loving the difference it makes in handling.

 

Also today on the way to subiefest I encountered some road debris and my rear tire blew out going 65 in Mojave, CA. After having my mother in law drive about 80 miles to bring me my spare with a  new tire on it we got rolling again and decided to just return home. 

 

 

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the tire dented the back of the car broke the tail light and took my mudflap from me! 

 

Other than that after putting the new tire on and a combination of the steadiness the new suspension gives the front end I hit a new record for speed. 87mph COuld have given it a little more but decided I better not risk the ticket!


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

^ouch

 

kevin is a great guy met up with him when i sold him the Garret Turbo for his Turbo BRAT Project

 

heres some pics i snapped of his BRAT

 

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#165 Kevint143

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for the Kind words ben! So I picked up a roll bar for the brat and also a buddy of mine saved a 1980 BRAT GL that has blown head gaskets and a few other issues...we will be bringing it back to life but for $300 can't complain.

 

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I will probably start a build thread for the cotton candy brat =)



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:13 PM

Also, after my blow out the tire whipping around cracked my rear driver side tail light and ripped my mud flap off. If anyone has either of those items for sale/trade let me know please.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:57 PM

SO last night after tearing a big chunk out of my plastidip I decided to test a new color out...So here is the last picture of my brat being black =)

 

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:38 PM

Hey mate,
That green will look really good I think,can't wait to see it done. I was wondering how you lowered the front end, I really like it. I have been considering doing this to mine ever since I got it.

Cheers Jake

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:42 PM

Thanks I'm excited to do the green. I'm
Going to get all the black peeled off and get it done ASAP. As for the front end I'm probably going to get some flack for doing it this way but we just took the springs out and are sitting on the bump stops. I'm in the process of collecting some new suspension all around and will be changing the front to coilovers and the rear to independent rear suspension as well.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

Today we got the first Coat of Apline Green done on the BRAT. I decided to keep the hood and roof black. We started adjusting the Torsion Bars but ran out of day light and broke a few bolt heads so that will happen tomorrow. We also painted the wheels white to give them a better look!

 

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

Side markers made from clear acrylic?......to the drawing board!!



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:50 AM

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We got the torsion bars all figured out and got the rear end tucked away last night! now to even the front with the back. the bottom of my exhaust is sitting about 5 1/2 inches off the ground and the body is about 7 inches or so just a tad bit higher than a beer can



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:15 AM

A day shot and after my blow out a few weeks back I thought I lost my mudflap. I walked along the highway and found it while we were waiting for help to arrive and today I discovered the mounting bracket was still attacked just bent to hell so I twisted it all back and got it mounted back on! 

 

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#174 Kevint143

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:31 PM

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Continuing the two tone under the hood

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:44 PM

What did you paint with air gun or rattle can?? Looks really nice and shiney in the pics. I like it much better than just black.






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