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lwb brat, how rare?


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#1 bushbasher

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:19 PM

I'm hearing that a friend's new neighbor drives a rare lwb subaru brat. I don't know anything more than that. I will see it soon however, will try to snap some pics and talk to the owner. Apparently he's an eco-nut though, a high ranking TLC member (THE LAND CONSERVANCY, that likes to shut down access to public land using public dollars :mad: ) I still lament the loss of Harbourview :( Anyways, so I'm not sure what he would think of my monster sube.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:37 PM

lwb???

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:40 PM

Long Wheel Base????

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 05:01 PM

LWB=Lubricated Windsheild Bearings???

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 05:03 PM

oh yeh those windscreen bearings make all the differencer

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:04 PM

yes long wheelbase, the rump roast end is about 10-12" longer than a normal brat.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:07 PM

I've seen pics of one before. Kinda cool I must say but a little to long for my taste....

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:08 PM

ohh pics I cannot wait, that will be schweet, but maybe a little odd. I've never heard of one, was it custom or stock?

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:18 PM

Here's a pic of the long bed Brat.http://www.ultimates...nd-longbed1.jpg

The wheel base is the same. The only difference is the longer bed. I didn't know they were available outside of Europe.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:44 PM

eeeeewwww. too long. offroad nightmare =]

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:35 PM

I seem to recall those Euro-brats with the long wheel base are not 4wd.
....could be wrong, though.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 09:19 PM

From that pic, it doesnt really look like its got a long wheel base. It looks like its got a standard wheel base, but with just an extended bed.

It would be much more attractive if it really was a long wheel base.. ie: rear axle moved a bit further back.

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 01:46 AM

I hadnt seen it, but that is cool as a curiosity I guess. Too bad it isnt lwb but just long bed. Us canadians do get alot of european spec cars that never make it to the US because of the US's tougher standards and restrictions.

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 01:48 AM

I seem to recall those Euro-brats with the long wheel base are not 4wd.
....could be wrong, though.


That would sure be lame as well. With the bed so far back you could stick sandbags in the back and have no traction to drive anywhere :lol:

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 07:06 AM

it looks like if you put something heavy in the back behind the rear wheels, the front would lift off the ground,..:grin:
if the wheels were further back .... maybe it would be ok, but like that,...... nope

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:48 AM

I remember putting a yard of gravel in my '85 Brat, front end lifted soo much, had to engage the 4wd just to get home, was barely able to steer good thing I didn't go far (maybe 3 miles):grin: ps. one yard of gravel weighs about 2500lbs, what was the load capacity on our Brats? .........Gary

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 04:35 PM

I remember putting a yard of gravel in my '85 Brat, front end lifted soo much, had to engage the 4wd just to get home, was barely able to steer good thing I didn't go far (maybe 3 miles):grin: ps. one yard of gravel weighs about 2500lbs, what was the load capacity on our Brats? .........Gary



Had an 86 brat that i overloaded all the time!! You know your overloaded whem you have to use 4wd to get going and the front wheels pick up off the ground from the smallest bumps!

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 04:01 PM

Hmmm...a long wheel base Brat? I thought the point of a Brat was how compact it was? We already had El Caminos and Rancheros for the long-loving crowd.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 05:20 PM

Looks like a good canidate for a small block chevy mounted in the bed. Then you just need to build a subframe and move the rearend further back.
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