Been lurking around the forums grabbing information here and there since I picked up my 82 brat this past January. Since the engine and tranny was bound to be on its way out (254k original miles) Ive been looking into swaps. Ive seenretrofits to complete swaps and decided to go the full enchilada on this one. I plan to have a wrx in a brat frame. Engine , power plant , suspension all the way down to interior dash, and even the AC if I can finagle it lol.
This is my first full on project like this as previously I've only really kinda put things back together when they broke. I got a bit of body knowledge , welding skills, and handy with a soldering gun. I plan working throughout the year on putting this project together. I figure between planning and forums I can get it running by then
Below is my starting point and my 04 wrx that I just picked today. So here's to the project and I hope I can pull it off!
The donor is not in bad shape. About 1500 into it, it would be right back on the road so I think its a great car for all the little things I will need during the swap. Only 61k on the clock
My plans are to measure out a tube chassis underneath and plate off all the points to fit the sub frame into place. I see milling and welding work in my future but it should pay off in the end and also give me the 2-3" lift Im looking for
Here goes nothin!