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bought my first Subaru. 1981 Brat!


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#1 b-rat

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:51 PM

Mechanically excellent. 114k miles. Vented slotted rotors.  adjustable coil overs on front.  hubs drilled to accomcadate Miata wheels. Weber with modified air filter to accomodate stock filter box. Custom rust and aging :)

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#2 jonas

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:53 PM

'81, rare bird. Nice!



#3 Leeroy

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 06:54 PM

Nice ratty Brat!

#4 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:04 PM

Welcome! I love the roof rack design.



#5 b-rat

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:12 PM

thanks guys! I'm pretty hyped about it :)



#6 Scooner

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:20 PM

Man, that thing is killer! It's like a nasty fasty! Is the hood perma popped?

#7 b-rat

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:19 AM

ya the hood is raked like that to allow clearance for the coil lowering brackets :)



#8 RustyBrat

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 02:41 AM

Sweet brat! i hear that "custom rust" look is really big in Europe right now, specifically Sweden.



#9 Mechanical_misfit

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:50 AM

I love the stance and wheels. Can't say I'm a fan of the rust though. I've spent so many hours welding up old Subarus, and yours looks better than most I've started with. Got any pics of your suspension set up?

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:40 PM

Sweet brat! i hear that "custom rust" look is really big in Europe right now, specifically Sweden.

I watch a few car shows and the "weathered/rust" look is gaining traction here as well.


 



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:44 PM

Yes the VW crowd has been doing it for years with 'Patina Beetles'. It certainly seems to be a growing trend and I suppose a reaction to overpriced and underused car restorations.

I really like this one and it is the way I would like to go with my 1980 Brumby. Once all the rust holes are welded up of course!

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 10:43 PM

thats actually where i first saw the rat rod style when a beetle and a vw van passed me that were rat rodded out and I fell in love.  I actually just happened across this one online and it was only 20 minutes from me and I knew I had to have it.  It is just a very unique style and no women understand it I can tell you that, but the right crowd understands it and appreciate it. I love it



#13 Leeroy

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:10 AM

Does everyone remember this Rat Brat?

 

http://www.speedhunt...e_brat_missile/

 

Certainly not as clean as yours b-rat!






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