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Subaru brat 4x4 offroad off road lift lifted lift kit project

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#101 RustyBrat

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:35 PM

wrapped everything up on the brat, drove it around a bit just to make sure i did things right, got lots of looks! :grin:

 

 

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:54 PM

Have you fixed the camber problem, yet?

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

no not yet, not sure if im actually going to fix that yet. i really dont like these struts... they are so stiff that i dont have any flex up front. im thinking im just going to use coilovers in the front instead, im thinking vw bug coilovers will be a pretty good match for weight, but im not sure yet.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:59 PM

actually, now that i think about it, im going to use adjustable air shocks for the front suspension. cheap and easy, plus i dont have to worry about spring rate!



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

Pulled the fender off the wagon that i need, put the bad brat fender on the wagon. Pulled the other fender and doors off the brat, and the hood. Wire brushed and bedlined everywhere under the fenders. Tomorrow im going to get the doors fenders and hood in the shop and start sanding and painting.

 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:58 PM

Okay so dont hate on me here... I know most dont like it but i decided to tint my lights all around :) i love how they turned out! I just used rustoleum spray on lens tint. On the headlights and fog lights i just did a light tint, just enough to turn them grey. On the tail lights, blinkers, and clearance lights i went ALMOST full blackout :) butjudging by holding a dim light under them before and after, i didnt lose any visibility or brightness :)

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

Nice Brat, I can not wait to see how this project turns out.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:17 PM

Thanks :) you're in bovill... As in bovill north idaho?

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:19 PM

yeah



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:21 PM

Ive seen your brat then! I drive through bovill to get to santa all the time, i actually pulled my brat and another one through bovill on a trailer last october or so :)

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

I think i remember seeing that one go by, yeah the white brat there is mine, i also might be getting a 79 this spring



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

Cool! First gens are the best imo

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:29 PM

I have never owned a first gen before, the one i am getting used to be my grandfathers, he loved that first gen brats.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:31 PM

Some dont like the ea71... I do

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

I have found that i like almost every car subaru makes, I used to own a 93 legacy which i sold for my Brat, my brother has owned a few ea 82 wagons and an ea81 wagon, but this will be my first experiance with anything older than the second gens. I go down to California to get it this june, i will have to post op some pics of it when i get it, it is almost entirely rust free. anyways, good luck with your project, i can not wait to see what you do with your Brat, looks good so far, i like what you did with blacking out the lights.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

Yeah you will need to make a build thread for it! Thanks, i kinda expected a majorly negative reaction to my lights :) but i love it!

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

i like it, i like almost anything you can do with these vehicles rather it be make them showroom stock all the ways to lifting the crap out of them or lowering them, everyone has their own likes and dislikes.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

Resto-rodding!

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

I personally want to have a set of brats, one that is showroom quailty, the one i have now is going to get a lift and a third one that i want to put an sti engine in.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:57 PM

Eventually i will have a first gen subaru that is rwd...

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

well i installed my lights today! i was worried they would block too much light but they dont at all :) i fixed my headlights as well. it used to be i had headlights one day and not the next. turns out, one of my power cables off the battery was frayed about a foot and a half away from the terminal. i spliced that and everything works now! i now have running lights as well, which i did not have before! i have one blinker, the other one doesnt seem to be getting any power to the blinker can. and i have dash lights too, which is new! i would upload the pics, but it wont let me! D:



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

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i finally made a photobucket account :) no more annoying small pictures! i will go fix the rest asap



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:39 AM

looking good, those lights look great. keep up the good work.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

Thanks! On to paint now!

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:47 PM

been at a standstill on the brat waiting for paint, shipping hassle with home depot. they gave me the wrong tracking numbers so i contacted them and they "recalled my order" and "refunded me" and today i come home and guess whats waiting for me on the porch! PAINT! :grin: oh and in case you are wondering (probably not but i feel like bragging) whats the deal with the car stereo behind the box of paint in my picture, i built my own surround sound system! why? i was bored because i couldnt work on my brat! haha, anyway ive got a DUAL brand stereo powered by an old computer power supply pushing 4 magnavox surround sound speakers, two components and two mid/highs. and ALSO i have a 600 watt bridged amp powered by the same computer power supply pushing a DUAL brand 875 watt subwoofer to top it all of :) yeah, the neighbors hate me! anyway, im excited to be getting back to work on my brat! swapping engines and trannies between the brat and the wagon this weekend, should be an adventure!

 

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