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1978 Subaru Brat. From death to life and everything in-between


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#126 djcommie

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 03:30 PM

I'm glad that stuff got there in one piece, I was concerned that it that stuff made it 35 years untouched only to be damaged by a careless shipper. Like I said, I'll keep you updated on what I do with my A/C setup to get it working, maybe I can order a second set of A/C hoses when I get mine made. 



#127 spicypeanut

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 12:53 PM

Just refreshed a set of original rear bucket seat, seat belts. Refreshed and installed:

 

Untitled by blue03wrx, on Flickr

 

Untitled by blue03wrx, on Flickr

 

Untitled by blue03wrx, on Flickr

 

 

Things left to do:

1. BRAT side sticker

2. Take it to my interior guy, have him fix the Headliner, and Shift Boot. (The head liner didn't hold 100% and needs to be fixed in 1 spot. The Shift Boot doesn't stay put in the floor. Need to have that addressed.)

3. Either put ERA-specific Air Conditioning or Brand New Aftermarket Air Conditioning. (Maybe Restomodair.com)



#128 spicypeanut

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:29 PM

Re-adjusted the tow hitch last night. Needed to space it out and angle it down slightly so it wouldn't come into contact with the tail gate (when the gate was dropped). Cleaned up the nuts and bolts, and customized a piece of flat unistrut to space out the distance. Works perfectly.

 

I've got a call into my upholstery guy, who will be fixing the headliner, and shift boot.

 

Things left to do:

1. BRAT side sticker

2. Take it to my interior guy, have him fix the Headliner, and Shift Boot.

3. Either put ERA-specific Air Conditioning or Brand New Aftermarket Air Conditioning. (Maybe Restomodair.com)

4. Repair steering wheel, Wrap steering wheel with Black perforated leather wrap.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 04:23 PM

I used 3M Super 77 spray adhesive to hold my shift boots in the floor, it worked great and isn't so strong that I couldn't remove them with some acetone on a q-tip.

 

edit: the original AC stuff I sent you has everything to go to the little vents on the ends of the dash and lets you do hot defrost with the A/C, something one of those under-dash evaporators wouldn't ever do.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:25 PM

I used 3M Super 77 spray adhesive to hold my shift boots in the floor, it worked great and isn't so strong that I couldn't remove them with some acetone on a q-tip.

 

edit: the original AC stuff I sent you has everything to go to the little vents on the ends of the dash and lets you do hot defrost with the A/C, something one of those under-dash evaporators wouldn't ever do.

 

Where specifically did you put the glue? The boot has a small lip that slips under the hole on the transmission tunnel. Did you put glue on the top of the lip of the rubber boot? Or did you let the boot only sit on top of the transmission tunnel and put glue on the underside of the boot?



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 01:55 PM

Top and bottom actually, heating up the boots made the glue set faster as well as kept them from pulling out of the metal floor.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 02:02 PM

this is an amazing trip! nice brat, nice work and thanks for sharing!



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 07:09 PM

Very nice cache ya got there!

#134 spicypeanut

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 07:35 PM

this is an amazing trip! nice brat, nice work and thanks for sharing!

 

 

Very nice cache ya got there!

 

 

 

Thanks guys. It's been a lot of fun so far. I'm always on the look out for parts.

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#135 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

Now you have to find a set of rear seat belt covers or get some made since they're near impossible to find.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 08:08 PM

Now you have to find a set of rear seat belt covers or get some made since they're near impossible to find.

 

Seat belt covers? Oh why did you have to inform me of such a thing. Now I'm going to spend hours looking into that.

 

To save me some time, could you elaborate, show me original documents or photos that show what you are talking about? (so I can try to get a set lol)



#137 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 11:27 PM

Took forever to find a picture of them but here they are http://www.lotnut.co...c2-250aacc61e26

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:49 PM

Took forever to find a picture of them but here they are http://www.lotnut.co...c2-250aacc61e26

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Ah, thanks for the photo. I'm sure I've actually seen that before (now that I see it). Good luck finding a pair, let alone a pair in nice shape. I bet I could have my upholstery guy whip up a couple sets. Do you think there would be any interest? Maybe $25-30?



#139 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:13 PM

I think there would be since not everyone runs with a canopy on all year. Once water gets in the belt retractors they start rusting away and won't work right. I know I would be interested in a set.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 10:41 PM

Yeah, I still haven't put my seat belts in just for that reason, and I still need one of the pieces the slips into the buckle. I never knew such a thing existed! My wife's best friend sews (has a nice machine), bet she could whip me up something!






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