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#1 97jltanner

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:52 PM

For the last few years i have dreaming up a slammed Brat that has some nice wheels and has a rat rod look to it and I finally found one to start on. I picked this one up in Salt Lake UT so it has some rust but over all its in pretty good shape. The motor was half way taken apart because the guy I got if from said that coolant started to come out of the valve cover breather one morning and he thought it was a head gasket leak but he gave up before he found the problem. It turned out to just be a freeze plug in the head popped out. So I just went ahead and just rebuilt the top end of the motor and it runs great. Im going to do a build blog as I go so any advice and comments would be great Here are a few pics of what she looks like.

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This is the Lil 1.8 all fresh and back together an going back in.

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I put my WRX wheels up to her to see what they would look like. I think 18s are a little to big haha.
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#2 97jltanner

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:49 PM

hey guys I have a few more pics I would like to up load but I cant seem to up load them does any one know how the best way to to do this is?



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:46 PM

Awesome what are your plans with suspension? I have mine lowered quite a bit

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:59 PM


Awesome what are your plans with suspension? I have mine lowered quite a bit


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

Its the perfect height! How did you do it? I want mine to sit just like that


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:19 PM

2wd front struts with cut springs and lowered the torsion bar and put chevy luv rear shocks on. Had to tear the factory bump stops off the rear

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:20 PM

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:24 PM

Its awesome the PBR and the brat, nice job you in the Portland area?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:34 AM

how many splines did you turn your torsion bars? I have one side on mine 3 and it is going to be supper low. The other side im still working on due to the rust its pretty stuck. I think for the front im going to make a set of coilovers. how does yours ride with the cut springs an all? an how many coils did you need to cut to get that low? By the way nice looking Brat.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:55 PM

I went about 3 maybe 4 splines I forget off the top of my head.. we ripped the bump stops off and I have about an inch of clearance. I used Checy LUV rear shocks to replace the stock ones. they are about 3 1/2 inches shorter with 5 about 5 inches of travel. We just had to remove the bushing and put the OEM bushings in those shocks which was a pain in the rump roast but worth it. The front isn't horrible with the 2wd front struts and I cut about 2 coils off. It's not the most comfortable ride but sacrifeces in comfort must be made for the low ha  http://www.ultimates...-79-brat-build/ here is the link to my build thread.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:10 PM

so are the 2wd front struts shorter? I just finished up the back end of my car tonight an man 3 notches looks really low. We will see if it clears my 15x7 wheels I picked up last week. now I just need to drill my hubs and I can put the 4x100 wheels on.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:08 PM

Yeah they are abit shorter not by much but every little bit counts mine are out of an 86 GL-10

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:19 AM

For the last few years i have dreaming up a slammed Brat that has some nice wheels and has a rat rod look to it and I finally found one to start on. I picked this one up in Salt Lake UT so it has some rust but over all its in pretty good shape. The motor was half way taken apart because the guy I got if from said that coolant started to come out of the valve cover breather one morning and he thought it was a head gasket leak but he gave up before he found the problem. It turned out to just be a freeze plug in the head popped out. So I just went ahead and just rebuilt the top end of the motor and it runs great. Im going to do a build blog as I go so any advice and comments would be great Here are a few pics of what she looks like.

 
 

This is the Lil 1.8 all fresh and back together an going back in.

 
I put my WRX wheels up to her to see what they would look like. I think 18s are a little to big haha.
 
 

looks like you have a brush guard, do you waNT TO SELL IT.

 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:00 AM

I have a factory brushguard for a gen1 Brat for sale if anyone here is interested. Its located in West Palm Beach, FL so you will have to come get it or arrange pickup for shipping. There might be a company out there that would pick it up to ship to you. Its to heavy for me to do so by myself. I dont wnat to even deal with shipping it. I rather just keep it. sSOO if interested please email me at tbag1331@yahoo.com for more details.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:18 AM

did you want the factory one or the aftermarket one? I live in Provo UT an I really dont wont to ship it because that would be a pain unless you know of a easy way just let me know.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:34 AM

So today I got my 4x100 conversion done an got the brakes all done. in this pic I just have the stock strut with no spring installed and its sitting on the bump stop just to see how low the strut can go. I have some 86 MR2 strut insert on the way to install because there about 3 inches shorter that way I can lower it this low an not hit the bump stop.http--,,--//



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:19 PM

Today I built the front struts for my brat by pulling the guts out of the stock struts and putting 1 gen MR2 rear strut inserts in the stock strut tubes. I was able to cut 2 1/4 inches out so I could drop it that much lower and still have shock travel left after cutting the springs here are a few pics of the project.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:51 AM

Looking good!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:59 PM

I am glad I found this thread! I am getting ready to start working on my 79 brat again and was wanting to do something like this! I will post up in a few weeks as things get going. thanks guys!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

2013 year of the slammed brats

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:43 AM

I got stuck on my project this last few weeks because I am having problems with my master cylinder. I put a Reman one on and it is no good so I am having to rebuild mine this next week then ill be back at it full force.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:07 PM

Hey check out my build thread I posted pics of the front with the 2wd struts on






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