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#1 IsraBrat

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 03:53 PM

Well this post should has been due for a long time....

First of all! my name is Roi I'm from Israel and I'm 25 years old..
My passion for Subarus started from the time I was in the army - Me and my team were practicing some navagations out in the desert while driving an H1 Hummer.
After a while when we just finished a very long climb we heared a strange engine noice ;) ;) we looked down the hill and see a Brat full of Bedawin Nomads (some of them sitting on the back) starting to climb, I remember saying "NO WAY!" but as you probably all figure out YES way.
From that day on I knew I'm gonna have one of those...:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

The thing is that Israel is packed with Subarus especially Gen 2 and 3 (Israel was the second largest market for Subaru throughout the 80s), the reason for that is a bit long but very intresting and I'll write about it later on...
The reason I posted this thread now is that I'm starting to see more and more Israelis on the board and I want them to know that this is THE place to know all about Subarus and to tell their story.

Any way I hope this thread will catch on becouse there is ALOT more to tell and share.

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#2 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 12:20 AM

Dual carbs on yours... are dual carb setups fairly common there? Care to export afew sets? :brow:

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 03:10 AM

Hey Roi, I just got home from Israel. I didn't have your number or I would have called you. I did call Erez a couple of times, but we never did meet up. Sure would have been cool to meet up with you guys, but Nevitim AB is a looooong way from anything...LOL. You are right about 'Rus in Israel they are everywhere. Have a good one, Tim

#4 MorganM

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Posted 17 May 2004 - 08:52 AM

This is interesting stuff; tell us more! :D

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:52 AM

More and more? I see only the 2 of us here :D
And talking about Brat in Israel - just saw a perfect one today parking next to mine 1988 - 4WD - and it has the most amazing panel I have ever seen - are all the 4WD in Israel got a digital cockpit?
Not to mention the interior and exterior being 100% new!

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 12:18 PM

An 88 with a digi-dash? Now that's interesting. We stopped receiving digi's for EA81's in 84. My 84 wagon has one - one of the few that is still working correctly as they seem to be fairly unreliable.

Also means that it's a GL without the t-tops. Only GL style dashes would have a digi-dash.

You got 2WD Brats too? We never got a 2WD Brat here....

Very interesting.

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 05:35 PM

Well first there are more then 2 on the board (D92SW - Gal + Holylandsuba)
http://www.ultimates...ighlight=israel
http://www.ultimates...ighlight=israel

As for the digidash Brat...I never seen any, was it a dual head lights or a regular one head light DL type? although I think it's pretty easy to swap a DL type dash to a GL digidash... also, I never seen a non DL Brat in Israel.

I think 99% of the Brats sold in Israel were 2wd, People bought it not for the fun of it but for a reliable and a cheap work truck, in the last few years these cars have become a real hit for young kids as it is very common (cheap parts) and reliable and as some of you already know, the Gen2 Brat was sold over here from 81-94!!!
it is also one of the most wanted car by thiefs especially the 4wd (this is why we see so many of them in the desert with the Bedawin Nomads, Chef_Tim can tell you about it).

End of part 1... (got to go, BIG test tommorow) more to come!
Roi

Chef_Tim - how was the visit? too bad we didn't had the chance to meet.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 03:27 AM

Also means that it's a GL without the t-tops. Only GL style dashes would have a digi-dash.

There are no t-tops here in Israel at all :(

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 03:34 AM

Not as easy as you might think to swap the dash. The wireing is quite different, and all the sending units (even the one in the gas tank) are different.

Over here we have 100% 4WD Brats... and quite a few of our wagons were as well. Really too bad you didn't get the t-tops - that is the one feature that distinquised the Brat over here from all the other small import trucks. Datsun, Toyota, etc.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 05:13 AM

The mass majority that I saw were 87/88 sedans that were 1600DL 2wds. VERY strange to see a car that should be an EA82 with a 1600!!! I have a bunch of pictures, I just havn't uploaded them yet. I'll just use this thread when I do get them up. Later, Tim

Okay, hears Some pictures:
http://usmb.net/gallery/Israel-Subarus

#11 IsraBrat

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 07:25 AM

Here are two israeli sites (in Hebrew) I found:

http://planet.nana.c...subaclubil.html

http://planet.nana.co.il/subail/

Some really nice pics!: http://www.jeeptrip....בארו||||2||10||

Just try to click on the pictures...

#12 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 09:27 AM

That last link, I think it has some pics from over here on it. Like this one: http://www.jeeptrip..../zln3p2i1-2.jpg Does this picture look familiar to anyone else here?

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:54 AM

I recognized some others, I think.

mine is not on there though.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 11:29 AM

when you look at the letters on the page of the last link, do you get the feeling that they are upsidown?, I know they are not, but they look like it, to me at least:-\

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 01:32 PM

Those pictures of the cars that look familiar to you guys are labeled as "wish cars" or "I would have give my mother away for this car" titels....:lol: , I remember when I first see SubaruBrat's Brat (even before the current mods) I almost wet my pants:o from joy. I couldn't belive you could do something like that to a Brat, so I showed the pictures of it to every one I could.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 07:45 PM

those are cool looking pics Tim including that unique looking high topper

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 03:53 PM

Hello all.

Did U know ppl, that in some years, a model with 1300CC engine sold in Israel?
The name of the model was 1.3DL, in coupe, sedan and station wagon body style.
Some models even came with automatic shift and it was a really really discusting model that I ever see.

Gal.

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 04:27 PM

Check out the pictures I took in a 5 min drive!
Plus I put some pictures of my extra dual carbs manifold... just click on "newest" and go to the "todays catch" album.

http://community.web...m/user/israbrat




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