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Are BRATs Addictive ? I think so....

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#1 Sholing Uteman

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:49 AM

Hello from England ! I have been meaning to join your forum for a long while,  but better late than never I suppose. I am a multiple MV1800 (and 1 MV1600) Owner . BRATs to you Guys and Brumbys to the Aussies. My wife swears I am addicted to them and I tend to agree :lol: . I look forward to reading through your forum and seeing what BRAT Stuff I can turn up . Here is a view of my backyard and the "junk" as the wife calls it, (I know she likes them really :wub: ) best wishes "MO"

 



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:29 PM

Want some real fun, slap an EJ22 in one of those guys and hold on for dear life.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:16 PM

Thanks for the offer :D But I am a strictly "as Brochure" man. Not into modifications or alterations :lol: Each to their own I suppose. "MO"



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:16 PM

Addicted... Who? Me? Oh, and hello & welcome.

 

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#5 Sholing Uteman

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:20 PM

Great collection you have there SCOLE.  Here in England we only ever got a Basic truck. There was a BRAT pack released but it just consisted of side stripes, Roobar, rollbar and rear tailight brush guards, Whereas in the US you got the lot ! Only thing I wasnt keen on was your Blue interiors LOL "MO"



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:46 AM

You don't like the Blue interiors? All mine are blue. LOL. I don't mind them, at least not on the colors I have. 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:51 AM

I don't have a problem. I can quit anytime I want. :brat:



#8 Sholing Uteman

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:47 AM

Yeah we had a choice of interior colours over here , Grey or Grey :D Of course we had another choice too..... take it or leave it :lol:  "MO"

 


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#9 Sholing Uteman

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:18 AM

This was our "BRAT" . As I said it was just a "pack" that was added after or at time of purchase. saying that... Most people (who know the truck at all, as many dont !) still call them collectivly "BRAT"s "MO"

 

http://www.flickr.co...N07/8357321865/



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:36 AM

Hey, at least they put the steering wheel on the other side for you guys across the pond (probably just put it on the left side for US, right?)!  Well, that's a pretty nice graphics package for the vintage. I don't think the US versions got offered too much more than that though. 



#11 Sholing Uteman

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:04 AM

Thats right they put the steering wheel on the other side for you guys :P HAHA because Japan drives the same as ( and Australia and New Zealand and etc etc :lol: ) You may drive on the right side but we drive on the correct side (only Joking bye the way ^_^ ) As for extras you got that we never.... How bout Turbo , Twin sun roof , power steering , air conditioning , opening rear window , seats in the back , etc etc.... I think it may have been the market the truck was aimed at ? Here it was the Farmer/man on the land whereas there (I believe) it was the RV/ lifestyle crew. Heres a brochure of an early MK2 "Hookback" truck  "MO"

 

http://www.flickr.co...N07/7567132296/


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#12 ivans imports

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

Giulty of being a brat addict got 3 they seem to hang in are yards in odd numbers anyone got 4 or 6 even 8 3 seems to be the comen number



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:03 PM

Thats right they put the steering wheel on the other side for you guys :P HAHA because Japan drives the same as ( and Australia and New Zealand and etc etc :lol: ) You may drive on the right side but we drive on the correct side (only Joking bye the way ^_^ ) As for extras you got that we never.... How bout Turbo , Twin sun roof , power steering , air conditioning , opening rear window , seats in the back , etc etc.... I think it may have been the market the truck was aimed at ? Here it was the Farmer/man on the land whereas there (I believe) it was the RV/ lifestyle crew. Heres a brochure of an early MK2 "Hookback" truck  "MO"

 

http://www.flickr.co...N07/7567132296/

Oh, I guess you're right about all those extras. I guess I never thought too much about it. My eyes are opened! These were certainly not luxury cars over here, believe me.  I love the brochure. Interesting factoid about how they were marketed differently. Thanks for sharing that. 






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