Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

'86 lifted Brat

Brat Lift

  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:23 PM

Bought this Brat on Sunday in Worland, Wyoming. 4/5 lift, 15 inch pugs, jump seats have been added. A little hail damage, and a bit of surface rust.

 

My plan:

Ej Frankenmotor swap

5 speed d/r

rear disks

possibly add power steering

Fix surface rust

paint white with black bottom

 

 

White one currently has the frankenmotor and tranny but is extremely rusty

Attached Files



#2 BratRod

BratRod

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 507 posts
  • Dallas, Texas

Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:16 AM

Nice! I think I remember seeing this on CL. It was a great deal, from what I remember. 

 

The camber issue should be nothing more than the strut blocks in backwards, as suggested by others who saw it.

 

Nice looking bumper.

 

Looking forward to updates.  :popcorn:



#3 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:36 AM

Yeah it was the one in worland. I rotated the blocks 180 degree and it fixed it. Virtually rust free. I was very supprised with body.

#4 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 30 November 2014 - 11:52 PM

Well i know this thread has been dead for a while, but that's all to me getting injured 7 days after starting the thread, school, and getting sick over the summer. I am however happy to say that it is up and running. Had quite a few hold ups while putting it in, including having to change the entire dash harness, but overall i am extremely happy.
 
So now for the list of mods as of today
Ej frankenmotor
5 speed D/R
4" lift on the cross members and 3" on suspension
15" 505 Pug Alloys
82 Brat instrument cluster
EA81 non-turbo power steering rack
 
Still have a lot of body work to do, but the guys next to where I work are helping me out with that and so far i am very please. But i am planning on painting it Dodge Viper SRT Pearl Blue, dynomatting the interior, putting in impreza seats, and a steel rear bumper.
 
I'll upload some pictures as soon as i can



#5 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:27 PM

Finally found a way to share some pics thanks to Scooner

 

sorry the most recent mods aren't documented as well as i would have liked but was more or less trying to just get it done

 

http://tinypic.com/u...KFUYGxzzI2MtQ==

 

In the body shop right now getting left rear quarter panel replaced, then off to paint



#6 Scooner

Scooner

    I like subarus.

  • Members
  • 755 posts
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:34 PM

Hey hey hey. So you're the one who snagged that lifted brat from worland. My brother and i were seriously making plans to grab it, then it was gone haha. Nice. Glad the site worked for pics too!

#7 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 08 March 2015 - 09:03 PM

https://www.flickr.c...131737048@N06/?

 

Hey everyone

Just wanted to let everyone know i switched to flickr to for pictures



#8 skishop69

skishop69

    If it ain't broke, you're not trying.

  • Members
  • 1,034 posts
  • Puyallup

Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:43 PM

Dude! Awesome and love that color! Let me know how much the Dynomat quiets down the ride as I'm considering doing it to my DD.



#9 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 08 March 2015 - 11:37 PM

Works great. ive been really bad about updating this haha. But i had nothing from cats back when the it was installed and now its so quite i'm getting UEL headers and straight piping it.



#10 machthree2

machthree2

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 54 posts
  • Coloraado

Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:36 PM

Absolutely amazing Brat. Nice owner too. You should put it in  a Red Bull commercial. 



#11 skishop69

skishop69

    If it ain't broke, you're not trying.

  • Members
  • 1,034 posts
  • Puyallup

Posted 10 March 2015 - 09:28 AM

Roughly what was the cost to Dynomat it?



#12 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 10 March 2015 - 09:32 AM

I was able to get it at a discounted price because if my job, but I spent $145us for 9 24x18 sheets. So I would probably say closer to $200us for you. Look on amazon for the full car dynomat pack. I got the floor and the doors with the kit

#13 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:27 AM

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=dynamat

same kit i used. 



#14 jmoss5723

jmoss5723

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 267 posts
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:58 AM

CWP8 - Your bumper looks awesome, but I'm wondering what you did with your turn signals. Did you rig up the corner lights or something? I'm building a bumper for my BRAT, but I haven't decided what to do with the signals yet.



#15 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:09 AM

I used some LED trailer light turn signals from autozone (they're like $5) and welded some steel plate on to the corners and theyre wired into the factory turn signal set up. the only thing i have against them is that the car thinks that they are burned out, because of the low resistance of the LEDs, so the click really fast, they work well. I'm pleased with them. they actually got me to start converting to 100% led bumper to bumper. Just really expensive for the rest of the car.



#16 jmoss5723

jmoss5723

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 267 posts
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 23 March 2015 - 03:07 PM

That's basically what I think I'll end up doing. I know there are ways to get the LEDs to behave properly, but I might just use old school non-LED trailer lights. I also have the option of rigging up some OEM signals. Since I'm basically making a steel version of the factory bumper out of some channel or tubing, it might look nice to have the original lights, but cutting holes to recess them will be a pain in the butt...



#17 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 24 March 2015 - 11:08 AM

I think LEDs might be a good way to go. less hassle with the having to change them when they burnout, still not a big deal though. ive thought about adding some inline resistors to the them just to get them to blink correctly



#18 jonas

jonas

    Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 1,118 posts
  • Oakridge

Posted 24 March 2015 - 11:56 AM

Just change your flasher to an electronic one.

#19 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 24 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Just change your flasher to an electronic one.

Doesn't it already have one?



#20 jmoss5723

jmoss5723

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 267 posts
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 24 March 2015 - 01:57 PM

I'd have to make them blink correctly. The quick blinking stresses me out  :rolleyes:



#21 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:03 PM

I'd have to make them blink correctly. The quick blinking stresses me out  :rolleyes:

Mine doing it used to do that to me but i only ever had a month of properly working turn signals and I have 800W with a 10in sub so it kinda just goes away haha



#22 jonas

jonas

    Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 1,118 posts
  • Oakridge

Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:00 PM

Doesn't it already have one?

 

Nope. Put LED signals on my '85 Brat. Was Blinking super fast, swapped it out with an electronic, all's good. Located behind the little speaker grill on the left side, pretty far back.
 



#23 SubieBrat

SubieBrat

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Westminster, Colorado

Posted 24 March 2015 - 11:01 PM

Nope. Put LED signals on my '85 Brat. Was Blinking super fast, swapped it out with an electronic, all's good. Located behind the little speaker grill on the left side, pretty far back.
 

Can you put a link up to one. When i searched it i got was replacement relays



#24 jonas

jonas

    Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 1,118 posts
  • Oakridge

Posted 25 March 2015 - 08:49 PM

Got it at autozone. Around 12 bucks. Any parts store should have them. Posting on phone so not sure if pic is showing.

Attached Files







0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users