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new owner of a 79 brat!


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#1 1GenBrat

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:58 PM

hi all, I'm new here and just got my hands on my friends brat. He found it in Oklahoma but joined the air force. So i decided to buy it from him and try to get it running! I've been looking for parts for about 3 months now, and realized just how difficult it is to find them. So any help from the forums would be greatly appreciated 

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#2 biffanyus

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:14 PM

Nice looking brat. What parts are you looking for??



#3 1GenBrat

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:41 PM

thanks, im looking for a new tailgate, the one it has is all rusted out, a passenger side mirror, driver tail light. I'm sure there are other parts, but those are the most critical right now. I've been looking online and cant find anything. Is there a good place to find parts for these things? 



#4 AKghandi

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:13 PM

the forsale section on this forum is going to be your best bet, you might get lucky on ebay. rockauto usually has mechanical parts.



#5 O.C.D.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:28 AM

Basically be prepared to wait.  Parts come up in waves it seems.  Some months dry and then boom.  Just remember, you have a pretty old Brat.



#6 1GenBrat

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:37 AM

hmm ok thanks for the help, i do enjoy the rust, gives it a lot of character! all i need to do it get it wired correctly. Apparently the owner broke the key in the ignition, bought a new side ignition and spliced it in. Now the voltage reg over heats and is melting the wires.



#7 Sholing Uteman

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:49 AM

Hey there, I too have just bought a 1980 MV1600 (BRAT to you) here in England . They are EXTREMELY rare here as most rusted away years ago . I am looking for a few bits as well. I need a plastic 4 wheel drive badge for the tailgate and both chrome strips that run along the sides under the door. You are more likely to find stuff over there , but if I can help ? just give me a shout "MO"

 



#8 biffanyus

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:25 PM

Nice England brat for sure mate!!!!!






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