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#1 golucky66

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:58 PM

I recently acquired a 1985 Subaru Brat. I want to install the rear jump seats which I have but I'd rather not put anyone in them without having a roll bar. I don't know everything about Brats. Does a 1985 4 speed manual even comes factory with a roll bar? I was wondering if anyone has one or how/where to get it made. I'd rather it be original if it had one but when ever I search any for sale sites there is never a roll bar for a Brat. 


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#2 golucky66

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

Also, where exactly does it attach to. Do they attach right behind the cab and the wheel well?



#3 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:30 PM

look at my thread link below for pictures of where the roll bar mounts. Mine is from a 1st gen that was cut down to fit because the roll bars for brats are very hard to find no matter what generation. Your going to have to find a fabrication shop that does tubing work or find a roll bar for a small truck like a ford ranger and cut it down to fit. Also any second generation brat will have the same roll bar besides whether its the high or low style.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:39 PM

I was looking at your pictures, I see it can tell it attaches to the wheel well. So I'm also assuming it attaches somewhere is the corners near the cab.

But after looking at my truck it doesn't even appear that a roll bar can attach anywhere default from factory. 



#5 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:46 PM

You drill holes in the bed which is what people had to do when it was installed even at the dealer when they were new. I have 2 78's that have factory roll bars and they were drilled and bolted in.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:29 AM

I have a roll bar I picked up recently...haven't messed with installing it yet but it looks to require drilling for all the mounts... I may not even use it.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:51 AM

A factory roll bar should bolt to the holes that mount the rear seat belts in 85 brats because thay came with seats, 86 and 87 did not so they mingt not have the seat belt holes for the bolts ..........double check the year of your brat.....



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:24 PM

I have a roll bar I picked up recently...haven't messed with installing it yet but it looks to require drilling for all the mounts... I may not even use it.

Would you be interested in selling your roll bar?



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:05 AM

not sure at this point. I still need to get inspected and on the road. It will be a little while before I even contemplate trying to install it.





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