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Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:12 AM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:27 AM
How much are running brats with no bed rust and a topper worth on the board these days?
Depends on who has money in the bank. Anyway, depending on looks, condition, and luck....$1000 to $1500. Pricey stuff never seems to sell and it winds up on ebay.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:30 AM
So on the board, ya I agree with the 1500 tops deal.... on e-bay... a cherry one like Jerrys old one... 4-5000 if its truly perfect!
Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:37 AM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 02:38 AM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 02:46 AM
In the end, It's your call. You keep asking here, someone probably give you a low ball offer to "take it off your hands".
Posted 02 September 2004 - 02:53 AM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 03:18 AM
It's just an old project driving me nuts cause I was hoping it'd be done by now, and still has the same problems it had when I got it, except, for the engine. At this point, I've done so much work on it, and it hasn't really paid off yet... so I've been getting fustrated with it.
DEFINATLEY know what you mean!
Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:35 AM
It looks great, it would have taken second prize at a show Tuesday night, but it's a mechanical mess and wasn't there to compete!
A used transmission (69,000 mi.) will be installed next week along with a new clutch kit and most likely new rear axles while it's apart. I didn't pay a cheap price for the Brat either.
I found a moonlighter with access to a lift and the proper TOOLS! He's fairly reasonable for labor charges. Look around, you may find someone like him in your area.
Best of luck!
Posted 02 September 2004 - 09:23 AM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:16 AM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:59 AM
Here's what I've been through: Found a brat that had been in a minor front end wreck. 87,xxx miles on it, no rust. $700 for the brat as is. $120 to get it to pass smog so I could register it. I had the frame rails pulled to straighten out front end ($240 at a body shop), Replaced both front fenders, hood and air cowling ($125 at JY), (Paint job and some dent repair ($625 at earl sheib), seat covers ($20), replaced radio console ($50 ebay), mudflaps ($25 USMB), third eye conversion ($50 USMB + $10 radio shack), brushguard ($20 craigslist-SF), replaced left taillight ($15 USMB).
So far I've got $2000 into the Brat and it still needs:
Rear brakes (convert to discs or new drums probably, ~$200)
Rebuilt Carburetor (hopefully not, but I'm having issues with it right now, $240)
So, when my "project car" becomes my potential daily driver, I'll be into it about $2500 (not including registration fees and insurance). But I'll have one of the only Brats in Northern California, it will look great, be in good mechanical shape, and essentially rust free.
I've had the luxury of it being my back up car, with plenty of time and *enough* money to do things right.
My vote is to keep it and drive it:cool:. That is why these things go for so much on e-bay. They don't grow on trees and they are cool!
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:16 AM
Nothing wrong with just making it an offroad rig. That's all my wagon is; a trail rig. It handels like crap, it looks like crap, its slow as crap and the brakes...you get the idea
If it truely wont make you happy then ditch it and get a wagon, hatch, or XT. No sense in keeping a car you hate. But if she puts a smile on your face when you fire it up and you enjoy driving it around then keep it. I know I get pretty angry at my wagon some times. I've almost got 6 years into it now... months after months it has sat at a time. But when I get it fired up and on a trail its ALL worth it to ME!
Is it worth it to you?
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:32 AM
bulb for 3rd eye
fenders pounded to shape
custom roll bar
rear trailing arm
both front axles
paint, bed, rollbar too
bobbed 12 inches of rust from the rear
probably a few things I can't remember. It all depends how dedicated you are, and how much you love the idea of bringing a brat back from the dead. That one took 6 weeks and no end of labor. . .
The way you describe your brat and what's needed, I'd give it a 600 dollar value. You could sell the topper seperately for 150 bucks or so.
Or you could have some patience and let it be finished when it's finished. You have a nother car to drive in the meantime.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:40 PM
both rear wheel bearings
driver side axle
Pass side CV boots
wheels (found 15inch pugs)
rear seats/head rests/seat belts
distributor cap/rotor (wires soon)
I think I have another $1000 to go until I will be happy with it.
But everytime I look at it or when I get dirty with it's black blood. I am happy
Posted 02 September 2004 - 03:16 PM
Kind of a kijack here, but Zapar, do you have any more pics of the thrid car on the left in this picture...?http://www.ultimates...02/PDC_0149.JPG
That was Qman's old hatch. He'd be the guy to ask. I assume you are trying to get a better look at the snorkel.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 04:34 PM
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