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#176 RustyBrat

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:42 AM

Thank you :) i thought so too

#177 J.T.R

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:11 PM

i like the colors you chose for your brat, it is looking good, reading this tread is really making me want to work on my brat.



#178 RustyBrat

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:22 PM

well get to it! i aint stoppin ya! :)



#179 sumoco

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:15 PM

You convinced me to get a brat sir

#180 RustyBrat

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:41 PM

awesome! started a thread for it yet?



#181 RustyBrat

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

well, i fixed the mounting points on the strut hats (they were super thin) but i dont think im going to be able to fix the camber problem without building completely new top hats. they seem like they are at a pretty good angle (~17) but i guess its not enough. anyway, since im extremely poor right now and cant afford new shocks of the right length, i just made extensions for the original shocks (they are still good) out of a nut, some rebar, and a bolt. we'll see if that works haha



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

so i finally got all the stuff i ordered. valve cover gaskets, main power switch, and push button for the starter. today i started building a steel plate that will go over part of my dash to mount all the switches to. (see pics) i think its turning out pretty sweet, it will be painted the same green as the body. im going to have quite a few switches in there, coil, fuel pump, lights, etc. tomorrow i will get the valve cover gaskets in and the dash wrapped up, then take her for a spin! :) 

 

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

finished up the switch panel today! i think it looks pretty sweet! the main power switch and the starter button are good, but the 8 toggle switches are going to need replaced, i bought cheap ones and it turns out they are complete crap. so i wont have this panel wired in for a while, but as soon as i can get some good switches it will be in use :) the key is still hooked up so it will still run. also i moved the mounting points on the strut hats as much as possible, and it fixed the camber as much as its going to get. to me, thats an acceptable amount. also, i wont be keeping a strut setup anyway. this summer when i have a job i will get some coilovers for it, so when i build the mounting points i will fix the camber. im thinking ea82 coilovers might be strong enough? if not i might go dual ea82 coilovers or dual vw coilovers. but anyway its good enough for now. oh also i built a plate to cover the ash tray hole, and a plate to cover the glove box hole, which i will be cutting a hole in so i can mount the radio there. 

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

If you don't care about looks house light switches work perfect and are only $0.30.Both a house switch and the automotive switches will get ruined after mud and water get to them… just house switches are way cheaper.You can also paint the white part of the switch to better match,green or black or…


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

thats a good idea! i was thinking possibly boat switches, i know where i can get some for free (used ones) so im going to try that at least



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

cleaned out the shop today, cant use it anymore :( i have 2 sets of tires, 3 sets of rims, a roll bar, a push bar, and other misc stuff in the back of the brat, and the camper shell on it. the suspension is pretty much bottomed out. hauled all the rest of my stuff home in my truck, gonna borrow a trailer and bring the brat home this week. man im gonna miss that concrete floor... 

 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:35 AM

are you sure that your front strut lift blocks arn't on backwards?The lift should correct for camber when its installed not give you a ton of positive camber.Then again my hatch ran full Dorifto negative camber on the front...



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:49 AM

yeah im sure, i tried them both ways, this way is about half as much as the other way haha. its really not that bad anymore, everything is settling into place



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:16 PM

alright guys... i paint the rest of the brat this weekend! :) also... just so you aren't bored... who thinks i should talk to the guy who owns this wedge and see if i can save it? looks really solid! and at least around here, you don't see too many black ones...

 

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#190 BratRod

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:39 PM

At the very least; get it for the 5 lug stuff, if not a good running wedge.

Back when I was looking at another Subaru to get, a wedge was my 1st choice. Xt4 or Xt6. There have been 3 on CL down here in the past 4 years. Not so rare up north, but non existent down here. Go for it!

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

it looks like its in really good condition, i was thinking... pick it up for cheap then turn around and sell it again? i dont know how much these are really worth



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:37 AM

flipping subarus doesn't really work because subaru owners/ the people that would buy a subaru tend to be "frugal" when it comes to money.IE cheapasses



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:50 PM

so... the moment we've all been waiting for... the paint is done! all except the stripe! also, finally hauled her home and put her in my shop :) hauled the wagon home too, its out under a tree. camber seems to have settled down, and im gonna say thats good enough for me! not much to say about this one, so here you go :)

 

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#194 BratRod

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:55 PM

Looks real good.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:00 PM

im happy with it, turned out a lot better than i thought it would, its just rattle can paint haha



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

painted the stripe and bedlined the rockers

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:30 PM

Do you need the plastic side vent covers?



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:32 PM

i have them, but i broke all my mounting clips... not sure how im going to put them back on, any ideas?



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:37 PM

I got lucky and used gorilla glue to get the clips back on

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:43 PM

i lost all mine... :/







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