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Brushguard Mounting - 84 BRAT


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#1 jmoss5723

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

So I bought a brush guard / front end protector / whatever you want to call it.

 

It came off of an 84 Brat and i want to put it on my 84 Brat. However, when I line it up, it looks like it isn't going to mount up properly. I didn't see how it mounted on the car it came from, as my dad picked it up, not me.

 

It seems like I might be missing some brackets or something that my dad likely left on the car that it came from.

 

It looks just like the one in the picture.

 

Does anyone have one like it? I'm looking for pictures of how it mounts.

 

Thanks

 

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#2 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:55 PM

Skishop has one on his brat.. You might ask him.  Turbone also had one and may know.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:02 PM

O k here you go, ive owned 3 of these, first you need to take the 4 bumper bolts out to move the bumper forward to where its dangling or you can take the wires of the lights and drop it all, you have to tip the bumper over at a 45 angle and and twist the guard on(kinda awkward to do alone, the other thing is to take the bottom chrome bar off the bottom front of the brat is where the guard sets in the groves(if the bar happens to NOT be on your brat,  this will not work cause that bar is your means off support....You have to have!!!! 



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:40 AM

SuperBrat, thanks for the info! I didn't figure I'd have to remove the bumper, but it's half-off right now so that I can put some "customized" fenders on anyway.

 

So the guard  just sits on that lower chrome bar under the radiator, and bolts to the uni-body? I'd just go look at, but I can't look right now because the car is in my father's garage for repairs.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:53 PM

Yes, sits on chrome cross member,  the brushguard bolts to NOTHING its sits on the crossmember and by twisting the bumper and the guard together (Tight fit)  but that's what you want,  cause that is all that keeps the guard on the tops support......



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:10 AM

Bolts to nothing?!

 

What are the 4 big bolts for, then? There are two on each side.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

the 3 Ive had, had no bolts.....



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

just looked at the one in my garage and by god I see the bolt holes but ive never used them, must be another cross bar that's goes with the guard but ive never seen one..........



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:54 AM

Hm. Well, we'll see what shakes out with this. I'm going to keep digging.

 

It is nice to know that it'll work out even without the bolts, though.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

Hm. Well, we'll see what shakes out with this. I'm going to keep digging.

 

It is nice to know that it'll work out even without the bolts, though.

i got this same Brush Guard am going to paint it this week and put it on ,will post pics asap!


Edited by scrapperking, 21 October 2014 - 10:51 AM.





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