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"BOUGHT" A 1983 GL Brat


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#1 buckkiller

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:10 PM

Well found a 1983 that I feel needs to be saved! It has some damage on the passenger side door and is in need of a front bumper but the undercarriage is CLEAN and the rest of the body is in decent shape, has the original 1.8 and trans that runs and shifts well.

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The money saved will go a long way towards restoration.....PAID $900.00

Thanks

Buck

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#2 bratman2

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:40 PM

You stole it!



#3 jonas

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:00 PM

Good score! The wheels on it are a find as well.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

Thanks...I Figured that the $2800.00 saved will go a long way towards restoring this bad boy and I will end up with a better brat!!

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Thanks again

Buck



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

That seems like a pretty good deal!

 

Are the fenders and doors interchangeable with the sedans? Will they be hard to find?

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

fenders will work off any gen 2. coupe/hatch doors will work but brat glass is exclusive to that model



#7 buckkiller

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:56 PM

Fenders are fine and will not need to be replaced, the door skin should be able to be saved ill let ya know once I have a body man take a look at her.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:26 PM

Keep us updated. I look forward to your progress!



#9 TheYeti

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

Nice find!

#10 el_freddo

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:07 AM

That's a score mate!  I bet there will be some jealous members out there about the price you paid and the jump seats you've got with it!!!

I wish we got those instrument clusters from the factory in the Brumby/BRAT - we only got them in some sedans and the coupes; some of the early touring wagons have them instead of the digi dash too.

Cheers

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#11 Early Rider Steve

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:00 AM

Looks great, nice find.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

Good score! The wheels on it are a find as well.

Why? What brand are they? are they factory wheel....

Buck



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:56 PM

I've only seen those wheels a couple of times over the few years I've been here. It's all in the bolt pattern.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Great find!

 

Just in case you hadn't figured out what the straps are for behind the seats, and yes, this is kind of a no-Duh they are to secure the roof glass after you take them out.  Keep them baby's protected.  Keep the seals around the glass treated so they don't bake hard and leak water.  That Brat will turn some heads cruzing with your hands in the air!  

 

I have an 84, exact same color, (no decal).  I have been pulling into rest areas with my Brat and I heard someone say, "O.M.G., it's a Brat!"  another time a young girl asked, "what is it?  It's so cute!"   Pop them T-top open and it turns heads. 

 

Enjoy... you have a nice find.  Talk to Jerry, Bratsrus1 about his 5-spd tranny kit, he is just North of you, you can put a 5-sp in and it makes a great highway rig.  Where ever this Aug. Subaru show will be, bring it to the show.  


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:46 PM

Why? What brand are they? are they factory wheel....
Buck

Pretty sure those are Calmasters. Nice brat!

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:37 PM

yes, Calmasters.   I have the same wheels on my '85 wagon.   Although, my chrome is starting to peel.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

Well the 200 mile drive home was fun, Brat drove straight and true down the road 65-70 mph no shakes but the car does have a miss during idle. The front driver side fender & passenger door will be better if replaced, trying to avoid using mud as much as possible. The t-tops do not leak....the dash is cracked so will be looking for replacement. The seats don't look like factory brat seats to me ill post pics of them tonight. 
 
thanks

Buck


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:31 PM

Heads up, there are 2 brats at the Junk yard up the road from you with doors, in Ellensburg  M$M Wrecking    something like that



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:58 PM

Heads up, there are 2 brats at the Junk yard up the road from you with doors, in Ellensburg  M$M Wrecking    something like that

No kidding thanks for the heads up

Buck



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:26 PM

Awesome find Buck!

Enjoy the score, and feel the LOVE!

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

Crazy.....received a phone call from another brat owner that has a car for sale, and he asked if my offer was still good? This car is CLEAN and  comes with  factory extras i told him that i had recently purchased another brat and was not in the market "BUT" I would still be interested but for  $??? we went back and forth for a bit and now I am a proud owner of a very clean brat that i will pick up this Sunday.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:56 PM

Awesome deal Buck!!



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

Heads up, there are 2 brats at the Junk yard up the road from you with doors, in Ellensburg M$M Wrecking something like that


Scored a perfect Dash from one of them not a single tear, front driver side fender,passenger door.... now on the door its a newer brat and doesn't have the middle molding but it looks to have the same ridge down the middle....does the strip just rivit on? Took newer seat belts, a really neat gas door, front bumper has been painted but I'm thinking of strippong it down to the plastic and Rhino lining it. Since I was there I grabbed the bucket seats, and some other odd ends.
Thanks again for the tip buck
I'll post pics tomorrow


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

So lemme get this straight. You have TWO Brats now?? Way to go dude!!!!

 

P.S. Is it that silver one in Vancouver?


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:47 PM

So lemme get this straight. You have TWO Brats now?? Way to go dude!!!!

 

P.S. Is it that silver one in Vancouver?

Nope not the silver one that one was bought by a gent from BC for 4k the seller had agreed to sell it to me by the end of last week for 3k if it didnt sell.

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will take a few of the dash. Looks like my father is taking the 83 so only will have one.

 

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