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#1 subaruguru

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:24 AM

I recently moved back to yakima and found this  project of years past so with a little work it followed us home. 

The plan is post society collapse  Bug out Brat AKA BoB ;-) 

 

Here are some pictures car is stripped and being painted with heavy equipment rust inhibitor gloss black. before parts start goin into it. 

Ej powered, 4 inch lift, tires, 5 speed just to start.

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#2 subaruguru

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:49 AM

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:16 AM

That thing is light years from when you started it....

I still owe you beer, or you can roll it over to Olympia  when it runs and we can put a roll bar in it :)

some nice 1.5" tube would look sexy in it.

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#4 subaruguru

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:18 AM

I actually have a plan for the roll cage and steel for it. But I could use a couple simple tube bumpers?

 

This will be driving in the next month harness went in today heater and dash. Definitely plan to bring it over though.





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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:19 AM

Made progress interior is in and coming together electrical is working perfect just time to loom the last bit up. here is the point im at right now. 

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cant wait to get the Lift made :-P 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

Whoa!  Rob, what the heck are you doing to the back end of that thing???

 

You putting a proper Brat bed on it?



#7 subaruguru

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

This is a bug out rig its getting caged :-)

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:29 PM

Worked on the lift today decided to go with 6" :-) cant wait :P pics soon.



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:48 AM

So will the bed be added once you put in the roll cage?



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:59 PM

Nope what you see is what is going to be there. The back of the car will be 37" from the back wall. 

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 12:10 AM

No bed or rear quarters???

 

You may have a structure issue if you don't add some kind of tube bed......and seal the exposed unibody cavities......

 

But it will be a bad mother wheeler fo sure.



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

You might need to add some weight in the back to help with traction.Put the battery and spare tire back there for starters. Its not so much about relative weight as it is weight balance.With nothing in the back you probally changed the weight balance from 60/40 to 75/25.With a weight balance like that the rear tires push the front end but as soon and the front end sinks in from the weight the rear tires just spin and you get stuck.My Tcased hatch felt the same way until I mounted the battery,spare tire,and my toolbox in the back of the car along with removing some weight from the front end with lightweight brackets.



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 05:16 PM

6 wheel drive!



#14 Uberoo

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:54 PM

6 wheel drive!

That might be beyond the scope of this project,but...



#15 subaruguru

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

It crossed my mind..... lol but no six wheel for this rig. 

Yea i was thinking about that i relocated the battery to the back over the rear sub frame and there will be a full size spare on a swing away rack. I also removed a lot of weight from the front the car is more balanced length wise the steel tubing for the rear boxed section should bring the weight to about right. 

Here is where i sit so far need to finish the diff hanger and the drivers side rear shock top, then it will roll after that there is the trans bracket driveline bracket.

I have 15x9 toyota spoked wheels for it looking for tires. 




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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:22 PM

Thinking this project should be renamed "Crisis Coupe" :-) 


 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:54 PM

As far as the running gear she is lifted the trans cross member will go in when the trans/driveline  goes in lol. 

 

Cheers 

R

 



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:36 PM

So I am wondering: Do you really need the front half of the fenders? :zzz:

 

Just remove everything forward of the front wheels centerline...


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:30 PM

 

Waiting for me to build the EJ Push button trans..... Getting rained out though :-( But stay tuned this driveway build will continue!!! 


Cheers R. 


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

getting bits painted. 

 

ALL The Rustolium  !

 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

The skittles subaru!

 

there was a massive chevy around here that was called "skittles" because almost every part on it was a different color.The body was white,the rollbar was blue,the Tcase crossmember was yellow,the front shocks mounts were red...



#22 Gloyale

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:15 AM

Lift blocks by Ikea



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:06 PM

Thats some mad clearance! :) just needs some swampers now...

#24 subaruguru

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:13 PM

You mean cheap and easy? I'll Take it!  XD


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

So.  Where are you going to bug out to?  Cascade, Idaho?  How far away from population is a place called Cascade, Idaho?

 

This thread kinda seems like a moot point.   :)






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