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#26 RustyBrat

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:37 PM

ohhh Japanese domestic market okay haha, yeah. i think it evens out the look of the brat, it looked a little tail high before, now it doesnt so much, maybe thats just me though. thanks rodeo i have major plans for this little monstrosity! i guess i never posted the pictures of where it came from though, here you go! 

 

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

Love this thread man. It's inspiring!

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

thanks! i'll keep it coming then! i can not tell you how many times i got stung loading the brats on that trailer haha



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

Love it's what makes a subaru....

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#30 RustyBrat

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:47 AM

Just bought a 4 inch lift from vaportrail! Should be on soon! :grin:

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

I was hoping you got that!

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:16 PM

Im so excited!

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:20 PM

By the way does anybody have a list of the bolts i will need?

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:04 AM

whoops, already posted that one haha


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

Got bored after school today so i decided to refinish the tailgate. I didnt remove any of the dents, but i did use aircraft remover to strip down most of the paint, amazing stuff btw, and used a wire wheel to get the entire thing down to bare metal. I couldnt get the subaru emblem off because the heads of the screws are 100% stripped, so i just taped it off. I have two coats of rustoleum automotive primer on it epright now, but it got cold enough so i could see my breath so im putting off doing the moss green until tomorrow, it will give the primer a chance to cure anyway.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:51 PM

Finally got back from thanksgiving, got my lift kit! Its sweet! Although slightly confusing... Anyway, ive got everything soaking in pb blaster right now, get it started tomorrow! Oh and got the paint finished on the tailgate. Thats the scheme for the whole thing, should look nice! Also here are the wheel spacers i modified. Speaking of wheels, i just picked up a set of super nice chrome wheels, and another jackman!

 

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:17 PM

Took my bumper and valance off today, valance is shot. Gonna have to build a cross brace for the fenders out of flatstock or something.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:11 PM

Sure is getting cold around here... -1 this morning. Hung up tarps over my garage because it has no door, and getting a propane heater to put in there tomorrow.

 

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

It was 75 here today. Supposed to drop to 19 by friday.

 

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That's a good looking green, too. Will be looking forward to seeing that all done up. When are you picking up the fender? I am curious if they are really NOS, as that would be incredible. 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:55 PM

lucky... haha :) yeah i like the green too, kinda olive drab ish. whenever i can make it down to idaho falls, gas is breaking me up in business right now with no job.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:01 AM

okay i know this is the wrong forum for these kinds of questions but this site says i have 2 chat notifications... but when i click it it says oops something went wrong you dont have access.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:35 PM

Okay ive got the lift kit and hardware ready to go on, but im confused on one piece. Where does this go?

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

Have you gotten any paint done on that body?>



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:15 PM

Just the tailgate so far.. Been busy figuring out the lift kit, gonna do the hood soon though. And fenders. The rest will have to wait until spring or until i find a wood heated shop, im afraid to use spray paint with a propane heater

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:48 PM

Kerosene heaters do not effect paint curing, from what have seen.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 05:03 PM

Its not that, im afraid of the fumes igniting!

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 05:47 PM

Don't be scared! just keep an extinguisher with you



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

Haha, its okay i just went down and talked to my buddy at the local airport, he has a little wood heated hangar i can use to paint, so we're golden!

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:53 PM

so the lift blocks for the front crossmember are in! i have to grind down the edges of the strut hats so they fit and drill 4 blocks with bigger holes for the rear crossmember bolts, but its coming along nicely!



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:48 PM

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