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#1 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 12:19 PM

Has anyone ever made a soft top for the back of thier brat? It would be cool to have on where the sides and the back rolled up like on broncos, old 4 runners and jeeps. I guess you would need a cross bar of some sort across the back of the bed. I'm not sure how you would fasten the sides down. I know I wouldnt want snaps screwed into the side of the body pannels.
I've heard that they make soft tops now that do not require snaps.

Speaking of which, has anyone ever done a rack like that? One that crosses the bed at the tailgate?

just curious.

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 04:24 PM

They used to have one for the beds but it didn't go up the sides. They also made a hard cover that DID go up the sides, I THINK Mick has one or at least the article. I found a BRAT the other day in Audobon NJ that has snaps all the way up so it looks like someone has tried this already. I didn't get a chance to talk to the guy though. He's actually closer to EJ. He's got two baja light mounted to front bumper and the BRAT has some rust but it's better than some I have seen. Majic auto repair on the white horse pike in Audobon. EJ, You listening????

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 04:33 PM

the hard tonneau cover was only available on the Gen1 (and yes I have one of those)

the soft ones were available for both. I ALMOST had a Gen2 soft cover from eBay (SubaruBratBoy sold it) but got outbid at $225.00

I've seen both types. ones that went all the way up the sides, and ones that stayed flat.

I had an 86 brat that had the snaps up the sides (on the chrome trim strips), and it had a long bar across the top, so that the front was totally attached to not catch any air.

someone offered to make some a while back, but didn't get enough response.

I'm sure you could go to a custom upholstery shop, and have one made.

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 05:41 PM

so could people still sit back there with the soft top on and the sides rolled up, or was it stretched from the top of the tailgate to the top of the cab?

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 09:16 PM

for the one that went up the sides, it did go from the top of the cab to the tailgate, but it just curved along with the sides. there was clear plastic section in it so you could still see out the back window.

here is the flat one:
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Posted 03 September 2003 - 10:41 PM

I bought a tonneau cover for my brat when I bought it brand new back in 1984 it looked just like the one in the photo above

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 08:05 AM

CAN WE STILL BUY THESE SOME WHERE:cornfuzz:

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 05:12 PM

that looks really cool. now all I need is a brat and I can start accesorizing:D

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 05:46 PM

Originally posted by edalexandr
CAN WE STILL BUY THESE SOME WHERE:cornfuzz:



Nope- I work for Subaru, and I've checked pretty much every 'accessory' part and they are no longer available.

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 06:13 PM

SHOOT:banghead:

#11 Hogsubie

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 06:22 PM

Does SOA have any accesories still available for AE81. I've got an 81 dl 4wd wagon. Just curious.
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Posted 04 September 2003 - 08:15 PM

I'm willing to check anything if people provide me with part #'s. Get them and post them here and I'll be glad to check them :-D

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:07 PM

I'd be willing to part with my hard tonneau "Brat Lid". $200.00 you pick up.

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:07 PM

I'd be willing to part with my hard tonneau "Brat Lid". $200.00 you pick up.

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 10:19 PM

Hey Mick, You already said that! No wonder you have so many total posts......Just bustin your chops man!

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Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:44 AM

i like to have one like the picture above in mcbrats add bottem right anybody have one:cornfuzz:




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