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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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?
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.
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.
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.
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"
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