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#1 greg454

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:24 PM

Hi,

I've been here a while but really haven't posted very much so I thought its about time I
throw some pictures of my ride up in this thread. This is my '84 brat
I picked up a few years ago for $800. It was black and most of the paint had
the primer coming through and there was a fair amount of rust spots
scattered around. The right front fender, grill and a corner of the
hood were smashed and the brat had minor dings all the way around it.
I found a new fender and got a decent hood and grill from a junkyard
and proceeded to fix the dents, remove the rust and painted some high
quality paint on this thing.I had the wheels sandblasted and painted them black

then added some trim rings to them. I got lucky mechanically though as the

engine and transmission run pretty much flawless. I did have to
replace all the brakes, master cylinder and front axles but really
that is about all. This thing will run 80 down the highway all day
long!. The interior still needs a little help. It is complete but has
a very cracked dash. The seats have small rips on the sides and the
carpet has some stains on it but nothing I cant live with right now.
Maybe a next summer project.

 

So far I am very happy with the way things are turning out.

 


 

 

Greg

 



#2 88HatchMonster

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:37 PM

Very very nice!

#3 belacane

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:39 PM

I love it! Looking forward to.more updates!

#4 BuckarooBanzai

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:35 PM

Very clean and contemporary, has a just rolled off the line in 2013 look to it! 



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:53 AM

nice mini-me El  Camino

 

this is my 87 in original condition never had anything done to it  (motor tired ie using a quart / 600miles but still runs ok)  a project in waiting

 

 

 

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#6 Dinky26

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:30 PM

Nice little gem you have there!

#7 tundrabrat

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:47 AM

Nice color and accent decal.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:41 AM

nice mini-me El  Camino

 

this is my 87 in original condition never had anything done to it  (motor tired ie using a quart / 600miles but still runs ok)  a project in waiting

I'll have to keep an eye out for that next time I pass through Glenorchy. Pretty nice condition, was it a Central Otago Brumby?



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:06 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. I get more people that want to talk to me about my Brat than when I drive my old Corvette. Its funny everyone seems to know someone who had a friend with a Brat back in the day.

 

I love cars with t-tops (fun tops)  :D



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:22 AM

That's a great pair of cars! Yeah, the twin-tops are relativel common here in NZ. I'd really love to get one when I graduate.






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