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#1 rinatm

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 09:56 AM

Hello all,

As I understood (and I might have NOT :confused: ) - the Brat was made till 1987.
Now, Here in Israel we have Subaru pickups till 1994 models, which
looks the same as the brat. Is it indeed a brat? does the newer
models have a different name?

Many thanks in advance
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#2 subyrally

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:03 AM

you got any pics?

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:04 AM

The Brat was sold in the states until 1987. I believe it was sold in Australia until 1991 and apparrently 1994 in other parts of the world. We also never got the long bed or the 2wd Brat either.

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:33 AM

I thought it was also sold in AZ till 1994.

Hate to see it go..........

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 11:22 AM

Here are some pics.. thanks for the quick replys

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 11:38 AM

Yep thats a brat, looks like a DL (the lower model) as there are no fun tops on it. Or did you guys even get the fun ("T") tops over there??

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:12 PM

No fun tops here in Israel, never saw one with..

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:18 PM

I have a brat I plan on cutting up. If you want the only brat in Israel with T-tops, let me know!

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:25 PM

Hmmm.. This sounds interesting... what is the procedure I will have to do in order to apply it on my brat?

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:32 PM

have him ship you the whole roof.. then cut your roof off and weld the new one on.

Tim put one of those brat roofs on his hatch. Its pretty cool.

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 02:04 PM

Hi. Sorry if this is hijacking the thread but wanted to know what is the availability of body parts (sheetmetal) there in Israel? What general condition (i.e. Rust)?

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 02:14 PM

No problem mate :drunk:

I am not sure I understood the question. Are us asking if there are available parts here or the condition of the cars here?

Sorry...

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 03:08 PM

I think he's wanting to know how badly they rust over there, and just how easy it would be to get used body panels from junk yards, etc.... Also - what is the availibility of replacement parts from the dealerships there? Subaru of America can no longer get some of the Brat parts because Subaru of Japan refuses to ship them over due to little demand, and high costs of shipping. From what I understand talking to my local dealership, the parts almost certainly exist somewhere since the Brat was produced for other countries till at least 94, but getting them to the states is basically impossible if you go through Subaru. If you could find a source of parts in isreal for us, I'm sure that some of us would gladly pay to have you ship them to us. Things like rear bumpers, and the rubber ends for them, rear mud flaps, and some other Brat specific bits that we are in need of here.....

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 03:12 PM

and how about a "new" brat complete shipped here?
that would be so awesome :slobber:

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 10:59 AM

about the brat specific thing, I got screwed on a gas tank pipe because they said it was one of only nine left in the country!

almost a hundred dollars!! (and I think they gave me a break on the price)


Also, does his look like a long bed? look at the side view, but I'm not really sure though.

http://www.ultimates...nd-longbed1.jpg

(EDIT): I looked a little harder, I don't think so.

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:04 AM

rust... well as u all know (or not) Israel has an extremly hot weather 80% of the year...There are planty of parts here, but these are mostly used parts. The brat was very very common here in the past 15 years or so, mostly used for work (loading stuff in the back or so). This is why most of them had a closed box. Lately, in the past 4 years or so, it became a car for younger ppl, which could not afford themselves the big expensive pickups (just to make u understand smtg, here in Israel, a brand new GMC Sonoma - basic 4X4 is around 60,000$!)
And, like myself, the youngers buy it to carry there motocross bikes etc.
I can try and find out about new parts here, although I never really needed any, in the past two years I had mine. But the Brat is very common in junk yards - so it should not be difficult.
Regarding a brand "new" 1994? I guess it is possible - but I am not sure about the price.

PS.
This is so funny. Most of the ppl here just HATE this car. I never thought there are ppl who ectually LOVE it (well, I do. but not as much as u guys). Never thought about getting TURBO in this car :))
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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:09 AM

check out mine, I went through alot to get it restored.

plus you can see the t-tops

just click the link at the bottom of my posts

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:17 AM

WOW dude, some amazing brat u got there!!!

regarding the t-tops, becasue my country is so "progressive" in almost any aspect, if I cut off my original roof and put one with the t-tops, I can say bye bye to the license. I wont be able to get it on road legaly.
and if this sounds weird, did u know I cannot even change the tires? only the original 155 - or spend half a day in some office to make it wear 175.

Crappy country. :banghead:

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:22 AM

155?

stock here is 185/70/R13

also does yours have a 1.6L or a 1.8L? I remember reading before some of the brats in israel had EA71's (the 1.6)

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:27 AM

Stock tires here for a Brat is 185/70r13

Only DL 4WD's and 2WD's got the 175's

Could you take a picture of the rear end of your Brat? I know in Austrailia they don't really have rear bumpers, but instead have two "bumperlets" on each end. It's kinda interesting.

How are prices in the Junk Yards over there? Especially if no one wants them, and you have lots of parts :brow:

If you had the body work done professionally, I don't see how they would know that it didn't come with the halo-twin roof...

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:34 AM

oops! mine had 175's when I got it, forgot that.

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:37 AM

Mine is 1.6. There are some 1.8, mostly the automatic gear ones, but also many ppl here using the Leone engine (as well as the steering wheel).

I will get some more picture tomorrow, it is getting dark here.

another thing I forgot mentioning is that since lately young ppl drive this car, they remove the ugly box behind, and every one is looking for the original door - it can reach 200$ here for a used one, this is how rare is the rear door :))

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:42 AM

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:43 AM

Yeah - tailgates are expensive here too - that's what you mean by "rear door" right?

Man - if shipping on smaller items isn't too bad......

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:04 PM

yup, this is what I meant :D - wasnt sure about the english word.




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