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#1 jxavierf

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

Any thoughts on 89 hatchback....thinking about buying one. I've owned a '80 wagon, 84 hatch, and a 85 wagon in the past.....but don't know anything about the '89 HB....looks similar to the 84 hatch I had...any changes? thx

#2 86BRATMAN

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

the hatch model remained basically unchanged after 84, should be all familiar territory for you.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

They did add a 3rd brake light and that takes some time gettin used too haha. Go for it, last of the pushrod engines.. they just added another year to the title all the way to 89..."Carry over cars" is what I have been told they call them.Same goes for the brats.Unsold 1984 brats became a 1985 brat and the unsold 1985's became 1986...all the way to 1989.I once was so sycked up cause i was going to look at a 1987 Brat.I was just trying to invision what it would look like....(hey this way years ago...) I was bumbed when there was no difference...Still a good brat though.. OSF

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

does the 89 still have the height adjustment or was that taken away? thx

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

If it has factory front struts you have height adjustment. The torsion tube will have the adjustment point on it either way.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

thx...would that likely include the rear adjustment bolt under the back seat?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

Yes, thats the one.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

Just registered for this board...glad to be here.  Stumbled across this 89 in my local CL;

 

http://asheville.cra...3540602038.html

 

Looks very clean except the tears in the seats. 



#9 rdweninger

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

Buy it !!!

They don't make 'em anymore.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:48 AM

BUY IT!!! Same Exact Car As A 83"-84" Last of the Old School-Pushrod Motors :headbang: I rescued my 88" ea81Hatchie-ZUMIE $300!! 155k, I"m 2nd owner Clean-Rust Free YES :grin: 38MPGs and NO LEAKS!!!Owner said clutch was bad didn"t want spend $$ to fix it! Pedal assem was bad put in new one All good!! This is my 4th hatchie-only better 1s are the WGNs-You can sleep in them{Camping in Crap weather :drunk:}!!!                                 



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:41 PM

I have an 88gl hatch.Lots of rust but still driveable.The ea81 purrs like a top. Had to put a new muffler on it and couldn't resist a cherry bomb. Sounds great.Gave 400 for it. Havent found a carb for it yet.  I need one for parts.



#12 Brat78

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

Wow. I don't recall that body style even going that far into the 80's. It looks like a pretty nice car. I'd snatch it up if a hatch is what you want.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

Get it,but when you get parts for it call it an 83 or 84 hatchback.Otherwise parts people will try to look up parts for an EA82...


Edited by Uberoo, 07 March 2013 - 04:00 PM.





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