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'80 Brat restoration update (pics added)


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#1 hops

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 08:47 AM

The '80 is running. The chassis and drivetrain has 62,000 miles on it, and feels like it.
Work completed:
- replaced fuel tank
- replaced rear cv shafts
- replaced hood
- replaced exhaust
- installed some ugly spare inside door panels (waiting for moosens for nice ones)
- adjusted rear ride height
- installed trailer hitch

Work to be done:
- install weber carburator
- make new lower inside door panels out of 1/4" mdf to allow for speakers
- install AM/FM/Cassette
- have wheel alignment done
- install various tailgate trim
- paint
- a few odds and ends


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#2 pwoens

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 09:18 AM

No pics??? :brow:

#3 maximumBRAT

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 10:00 AM

Very Cool. I need some pictures.
I get my '81 BRAT back from the painters today. Been polishing chrome all weekend, i'm thinking headlights are next. Some KCs or something. Put a clutch in her, 7 coats of bond-o, two sites of rust removal including a welded patch on the back of both rear fenders. runs like a champ. Need some Krylon for my spoker-rims.
Did you put the rear-facing seats back in? Some jack*** cut mine out w/ a sawsall, so i'm to weld them back with tabs and stuff.
Anyone think rhino-lining the bed is a decent idea? if so, how do you tape off the brackets for the seats so they end up functional, or do i just spray them and scrape to remount the seats?

#4 moosens

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 06:59 PM

Workin on it boss man,workin on it.....Good to see so much done so soon.But,now I feel guilty....it's going to take me a couple of weekends to get up there for the '81.

#5 hops

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 09:22 PM

Some more pics here.

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#6 Caboobaroo

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 09:32 PM

dude if you need some of the trim, I got some for sale if need be. Lemme know if you need anything, I have a thread right now in the Marketplace with a big list of parts I'm selling!!

#7 biffanyus

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 09:36 PM

Hey Klaus, looking real good. I have your hornpad waiting and ready to go. Tommy.....

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 12:18 AM

nice nice nice!

instead of (or before) rhino liner, you might consider POR-15. I'm gearing up to treat my brat with it. excellent rust prevention.

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 10:30 AM

Nice work!
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I wish the pictures were closer to show more detail. Looks great! Your well on the way. I used a spray on "rhino" type lining on the buggy. I'd recommend it!

Keep up the good work.
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#10 hops

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:10 AM

Once the project get's closer to completion there will be more detailed pics.


Klaus


Nice work!
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I wish the pictures were closer to show more detail. Looks great! Your well on the way. I used a spray on "rhino" type lining on the buggy. I'd recommend it!

Keep up the good work.
Glenn
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#11 MorganM

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 12:43 PM

Look'n pretty clean; keep up the good work!

From the pics it looks like you got some good land around to test her out on!

#12 AKIRA

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 08:24 PM

nice work, have you ever seen my cardomain site with the pics of my Brats restoration?

If not the link is in my signature

-AK.

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 08:51 PM

thanks for the advice on the POR- i'll look at it, i'm looking at pricing, don't really need rust protection, the thing ain't going out of colorado... good luck to all restoring brats, lord knows it aint easy, but we'll all make money someday! (cheers!)




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