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#1 SubiBratz

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:43 PM

I bought this well over a year or two ago and decided to do a major swap#hybrid. The body and paint was done by me (learning project) Lol
All in all the car is one of the funniest out of the fleet to drive and definitely grown soft for the gen 1's.
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#2 skinny664521903

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:45 PM

Insanely gorgeous!!!



#3 biffanyus

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:16 PM

Wow Awesome!!!!



#4 BuckarooBanzai

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:22 PM

Looks sweet, really nice choice on the wheels!


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:23 AM

Hi: In Australia we call these a brumby (which is a wild horse) These Gen 1's are seldom seen these days and the Gen 2 is highly prized and even high mileage examples bring big $. Worst thing Subaru ever did was to take them off the market



#6 SubiBratz

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for the replies. The gen 1 are getting harder and harder to find with out spending an arm and a leg repairing them. They are one of my favorites, plus anyone can own a wrx, sti etc.

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#7 doughildreth

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

It looks great! I like the paint!!!!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:50 AM

K, so I see Forester 5x100 Steelies but nothing more explaining th e"hybrid" swap.  I am assuming a Legacy swap of some sort?  Do you have any more info and or a build thread?



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

Beautiful car! 

 

Do you have any more interior pics?



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

K, so I see Forester 5x100 Steelies but nothing more explaining th e"hybrid" swap.  I am assuming a Legacy swap of some sort?  Do you have any more info and or a build thread?


Good eye on the wheels, I have a build thread on this site in the retro-fit I think. Just a little sleeper..

#11 SubiBratz

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:35 PM

Pulled her out of the garage today and drove here to the store.. When I came out there where people standing by her, I remember those days.. Lol I probably will too...

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:56 AM

Ah yes, I remember now.  Can't believe I didn't correlate them together, lol.  I called shenanigans on the speed of the build, lol.  That was cause I wanted more info and pics.

 

Well done indeed.


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#13 SubiBratz

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

Yes I remember you saying something about the build. Well I took over a year but look at the beautiful beast now.. Lol

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

I think I want to lower it a bit, sits a little to high for me. Has any lowered a brat?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:20 AM

Anyone interested in buying my beast. Looking to get ????? Make me an offer. Ej swap done, legacy 5 speed etc. Body paint done recently, cleanest you will find.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:47 PM

This car is really nice! Ive seen it afew time in person.Last time I saw it the rims were painted red. I get excited every time I see the 5 lugs. I want it!



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:33 AM

Thanks. Yes I painted the wheels red, what a difference if you put some color on the factory Forester wheels lol. What part of spokane you live in. By chance you drive a gen 2 brat?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:54 PM

She's a beaut! Did you paint that BLUE on the SUBARU badging on the rear? I'd like to paint mine, just wondering how you did it (assuming you did), what kind of paint and the exact color... so just about everything LOL. 



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:19 PM

Scott on my friends we are going to try and use model paint for the blue and do it by hand with a brush.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:50 PM

You know me Kevin, I like to keep it looking like it was when it hit the shore from Japan! I might have to buy an extra one to test the quality, my workmanship and the color.  Mine has remnants of blue, but it looks a little more "royal" than this one. I'm not sure if it was already painted or repainted or what. Who knows more about this little tidbit of information? 



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:02 PM

I love it!!! Looking great!



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:43 AM

For the blue Subaru badge. I used a can of Dupli Color spray can and sprayed it in a cup. Then used a paint brush. Turned out great. I'll let you know the color.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:23 PM

I wish winter here in Spokane would hit already. I see snow everywhere on the east coast but were is all the west coast love at? I want to see what this Franken Brat can do!!

#24 KootenayJK

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:11 AM

Come on up to Nelson. We have snow.

#25 SubiBratz

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:17 AM

That would be awesome. I just keep patiently waiting,




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