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1978 hundred dollar brat

1978 brat $100 1600cc dl

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#1 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

my dad got this brat last summer after i spotted the same guy's 83 brat in my search for parts for my 85. which he didn't want to sell but i got a free canopy and my dad got a $100 brat that had been sitting since 97 after the guys wife got in a accident. the morning after he got it he put in a battery and some gas down the carb and it fired up. its basicly been sitting and collecting more rust besides getting the carb rebuilt about 3 months ago. most recently i've been putting in a set of rear seats.

 

the place where we picked it up in the dalles

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#2 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:13 AM

had a second tank at one piont

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#3 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:16 AM

got 2 sets of center seat belts out of ea82 wagons which work perfect for these

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:35 AM

I'm jealous of all your rear jump seats you get your hands on over there, I wish we had that feature over where I am. Doesn't look like a bad thing for $100.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

$100 bucks!!! Man I waste $100 too often on crap.  A whole Brat though, nice score!



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

wow you sure find deals on cars! that brat looks like its in better shape than my wagon was when i got it and i paid $300 in trade :P



#7 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

it still has rust but nothing that cann't be fixxed by someone else after my dad sells it :D. im pritty much fixing some stuff and do stuff to make it sell better but it will still be a project when its sold. got the seat frame sanded, primed, and painted black so it looks fairly good and i fixed one of the individual seat frames where it was tearing but luckily someone else fixed the othey one along time ago.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:14 PM

also drilled out the where the bed covers screw on and tapped in new threads to move up to bigger bolts(instead of screws)which are the bolts with 10mm heads.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

Wow I have always wanted to own a BRAT, and this one is so close to me!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:18 PM

Wow I have always wanted to own a BRAT, and this one is so close to me!

could be yours if you want to buy it ;)



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

did this last weekend/monday

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#12 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

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put the brush guard back on

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:57 AM

could be yours if you want to buy it ;)

well how does it run right now?



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

it runs ok, but runs rough from sitting since 97 untell last year when we got it. it has been started/driven about 7 times since we got it but it could use the carb adjusted because its been rebuilt by me and definently a tune up. the iol only has been changed in the last 2 miles also. it definently needs tlc.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

I am definitley interested in it as both to drive and to work on



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

I am definitley interested in it as both to drive and to work on

it would need to be towed because its not licensed or tagged. my dad wants somewhere around a thousand but make a offer. it runs , drives, has the brush guard, rear seats, canopy, replaced rear diff., replaced tail lights, but needs body, interior, and engine work.



#17 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

also could deliver if you can't tow.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:22 PM

Jealous......



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

it would need to be towed because its not licensed or tagged. my dad wants somewhere around a thousand but make a offer. it runs , drives, has the brush guard, rear seats, canopy, replaced rear diff., replaced tail lights, but needs body, interior, and engine work.

engine work makes me worried for 1000.



#20 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:09 AM

i think it has 150k on it so it needs to be tuned from sitting so long. plus running it more than 10 miles in 16 years might help it get all the gunk out of its system to make it run good.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:31 PM

engine work makes me worried for 1000.

engine work is the carb. being tuned since its rebuilt



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:39 PM

i have been working on the drivers side rear quarter panel on this, so far i have the paint stripped off to bare metal on the dented part and bondo started. i have to say bondo can be a huge pain especialy when it dries in the middle of using it so half of its on the brat and the other have is on the tray.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:04 AM

i have been working on the drivers side rear quarter panel on this, so far i have the paint stripped off to bare metal on the dented part and bondo started. i have to say bondo can be a huge pain especialy when it dries in the middle of using it so half of its on the brat and the other have is on the tray.

LMAO - I learned this the hard way last year when it was 100 degrees and I didn't get the hardener ratio right.  But once figured out, Bondo is muy bueno!!!







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