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I literally found a Brat


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#1 randyintexas

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:55 AM

I found this brat in a barn when we recently started a heavy highway project in north Texas. Discovered original buyer still owned the car but he died 18 months after purchase with under 12,000 miles.  I tracked down his grandkids and offered $500. It was covered up with 2 small rust marks in the cab, a few dents and scratches from having equipment on top of it for 30 years and most all the rubber throughout was brittle.  I hooked up a new battery and poured fuel down the carb and ....waalaa! It not only fired up but it idled.  I never restored a car before but when too muddy to work, I put a crew on it.  We are nearly done with all body,paint, interior and will be pulling the engine to rebuild within the month.

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Edited by randyintexas, 10 May 2014 - 08:04 AM.


#2 TheYeti

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:13 AM

Welcome!  That is a cool looking Brat for sure.

 

Enjoy.

 

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#3 bendecker

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:28 AM

Sweet! More pics, please! (We love our pics around here....)



#4 randyintexas

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:11 AM

Per your wish...

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#5 SuperBrat

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:36 AM

Thats one rough 12k mile brat



#6 BratRod

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:55 AM

Wow. I had no idea that was the same brat (Seent it on CL). Did you fix the head gaskets as well? Nice progress. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:49 PM

Most updated photo.  Pulling engine within month to replace all gaskets and paint compartment.  Seats being reupholstered now.  Interior is gutted to rewire new radio, speakers, Bluetooth mike and overhead driving lights.  Having really good luck on ebay finding miscellaneous parts.  The only thing I really need is a new windshield.  Havnt started looking yet but I don't foresee any problems.

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#8 RustyBrat

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:43 PM

looks really nice aside from the hood pins, ive never quite understood that on cars like these, but each to their own



#9 randyintexas

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:43 PM

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#10 Scooner

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:27 PM

Nice! I seen this on a texas craiglist for sale! Gainesville maybe? Can't remember but i love that we can watch it's progress on here, awesome.

Edited by Scooner, 09 May 2014 - 11:18 PM.





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