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#201 RustyBrat

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:16 PM

Ah that makes sense.. I still need to repair my fenders,., somehow

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

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Last night I test fitted the FMIC and am pretty stoked it fit with out any modification to the body or frame!


#203 RustyBrat

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:33 PM

sweet! are you just going to continue running bumperless then?



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:36 PM

Yeah i may build something custom but for now its staying bumperless. My buddy is coming over tomorrow to grab my exhaust manifold and is going to make me a nice turbo manifold. so I can get this turbo done!



#205 RustyBrat

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:11 AM

i want to turbo mine just for kicks and giggles, but money prevents that ;) well, rather a lack of money



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:13 AM

Yeah i feel that. this build has been completely budget



#207 Kevint143

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:00 AM

Well went and started the brat and saw an unusual amount of smoke coming from the tail pipe so went and investigated under the hood. Checked my oil and I found a milkshake! 11362550706_b818c53608.jpg
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Now I know what I'm doing this weekend!

#208 RustyBrat

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:22 PM

are both sides like that?



#209 Kevint143

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:22 PM

this side was worse



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

this is awesome...keep it up! I just got a 1979 brat and starting the make over but learning as I go. I just got done sanding and painting some stuff with rust over paint. I need to find a spare tire hold down screw, rear jump seats, rear roll bar, a non rusty front face valance panel, and if anyone knows where to get a new exhaust/muffler system kit? more problems to come but at least its running so far! keep up the good work and info!



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:13 PM

i dont think there are really exhaust kits for these, but if you have a basic knowledge of welding its easy to make your own



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:10 PM

Got th new head gaskets in today just have to finish putting the Intake manifold and other goodies back on. Pretty pumped on that. So glad I caught this quick. When I drained the oil it actually wasn't bad.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:54 AM

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:48 AM

Today I finished up the head gasket swap. I've never been more nervous to turn the key. But it started right up and seems to be doing awesome after about a 45 min drive.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:15 PM

Alright so new direction! I am abondoning the turbo install..well not completly it is going on my buddys BRAT. I was talking with my fiance and we reached an agreement that I can do an EJ swap into mine. So now the search starts for a donor car for under $1000! Any leads are greatly appriciated .



#216 RustyBrat

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

Cool! Remember mine is still available

#217 Kevint143

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:41 PM

oh yea def keeping that in mind but am going to keep looking for something more local before I commit to that



#218 Kevint143

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

EJ donor car will be here on the 2nd!



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:14 AM

Beatiful brat. Its nice watcing the transformation. That body looks good low too. Just curious if you live in california since im in socal and thought itbwould cool to meet up somewhere and talk brats. Peace

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:26 AM

I live in Bakersfield. Thanks when I do the ej swap it's going back up a little bit. I'm done with the low life ha

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 09:13 PM

Good choice on the EJ... power + drivability + durability + pass emissions  ;) 



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:05 PM

Driving down to San Diego to pick this up tomorrow. if anyone needs gen 1 legacy parts let me know! Ill be parting it out once I am done! Will ship at your expense.

 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:59 PM

Hey Kevin,

I'll take the engine! 



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

So what a trip that was to pick up the Legacy. Everything started out great drove 250 miles to pick up the Legacy in our 2008 Forester. Test drove it checked it out everything looked good for a 1 owner car. The guy has records of all the work done since he has owned the car and has put about $3000 into it in the last 4/5 years. things like new Clutch, axles, hubs, brakes, struts just about everything imaginable. He even had receipts for gas that he put into it in 1997 she gas was $1.49/gal! That blew my mind. After looking it over and it had no leaks the oil looked good all other fluids looked awesome let it run for about 20 mins after the test drive and no signs of anything going wrong I felt pretty confident in the drive home. I took the car with 200,000 miles exactly on it. The family and I decided to head over to the coast and hang out before we made the 4hour trip home. This is where the fun begins we get about 2 hours into the drive and she jolts off the freeway in the forester then texts me swing something popped under the hood and the Forester started to Overheat. I get to her and coolant is all over the engine bay so we call for a tow but being over 250 miles from home we were looking at a bill of about $900/1000 which i just frankly couldn't pay. She has an uncle that lives 15 miles from where we broke down so we try and limp it over there but it starts over heating after 2 miles again…so we park it and call for a tow to his house and then all load up in the Legacy to make the drive home. So for the first drive I took this $700 dollar legacy 302 miles and couldn't be more impressed with how it drove. I am going to get the Forester taken care of and then start the swap but we might end up having to use the legacy as a Daily for a few weeks while we figure out whats gonna happen with the Forester. But enough of that here are some pics!

 


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besides a nice dent in the hood I almost feel bad about sacrificing this car for the BRAT =/

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:18 AM

love your brat, it looks right with the green paint and lowered stance. cant wait to see how it turns out.






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