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#1 mtnman38

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:31 AM

OK so I would like to bob my brat I have an I dea of how but I just thought I would touch base with you all and see if there is a preferred way(aka easier) that what I have in my mind so if any one out there has some insight I would be most gratefull Post or PM thanks LT

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:53 AM

ummm,what's bobbing?

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:58 AM

It where you sectiont off the back end to shorten your take off angles and then re weld the gate and tail lights assemly back on losing bout a foot in back of the rear tires LT

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:10 AM

cool,i learn something new each day here.no wonder i love it here.

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 01:00 AM

Everyone has their own way, no right or wrong way.

How I did mine:

I cut straight down and then across the bed as far back as I could, but still retain the lights and the area where the tailgate bolts to.

Then with the naked rear of the brat I cut like 7-9 inches out. I forget how much out. Basically right up to where there is some stupid plastic thing in the passenger rear fender. I just missed it. Didnt want to relocate it or mess with it, so I just cut right behind it.

Then I matched the 2 parts back together and started welding from the top.

The body lines do NOT match up. Some filler and banging is necessary to make it look right.

Option B.

Screw the tailgate and cut off the taillight assembly, cut over a foot off the car and then weld the light assy back on.

I bobbed 7-9 inches (I forget which), Zapar bobbed 12 inches (no gate). AdamNDJ bobbed like 15 I think (and retained his tailgate) :confused:

So there are tons of ways to do it.

#6 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 02:34 AM

Just buy a hatch and cut the rear of the roof off :)

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#7 mtnman38

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:02 AM

Thanks fo the intel DOes anyone have pics of the process? and as far as buying a hatch an cutting it BEEN THERE DONE THAT (HAHAHA) I want to do the brat because of the cam and body style Thanks LT

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 11:13 AM

I don't know where to ind my pics of the cutting welding part, but here's the rough finish after 12 inches of Bob. A little bondo and love pretty'd it right up.

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Here's after paint and a bumper and rollbar. I added truck mud flaps in the rear too.
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#9 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 02:56 AM

hmmmm. it seems like they are already pretty short in overhaong to begin with, but I gues every thing counts when you are hardcore.

#10 mtnman38

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 09:56 AM

So its done I kept the gate and tail lights and I have done some other very cool customizing youll see her when shes done

HAHAHAHA Lazer Beams

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:15 PM

Anyone try the reverse? You know cutting and adding enough to say add another set of wheels and make it a 6X6?

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:40 PM

The only thing I have ever seen with an add-on axle was a Ranger in Augusta, Maine, and some Dodge in a magazine.
I remember the Ranger had custom badges on the sides that said "Long Ranger"......
I've thought of doing that, but it doesn't help offroad, hurts turning radius, and powering the rear axle is a pain. If you don't power it, you loose traction on the middle axle.

You usually don't see anything bobbed around here that isn't a Toyota. I thought about doing that with my 72 F-100, but I want it to be an all-around truck, not just a weekend trail warrior. That's what the hatch is rapidly turning into-

#13 heep70

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 08:03 PM

Who is this 4x4 welder dude ;)

Hey LT, you still messin with that Brat? You going to run it this summer?

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:42 AM

4x4 welder what?? I dont know about all you ford guys going to subarus
seems that you got your purple ovals mixed

Yea well that brat has turned into three two lifted one all stock

two still look like stock body brats. The other well youll just have to wait and see

I hope to have it complete in the next month when I do ill post pics

You still have that disty connection

Who is this 4x4 welder dude ;)

Hey LT, you still messin with that Brat? You going to run it this summer?



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Posted 08 May 2006 - 10:13 AM

Ya, Steve still curves distys. $50 I believe it was. Which style disty you got?

Yes, us Ford people just can't seem to get it right with these Subarus so we rely on real 4x4. Here is my almost done trail rig. We will have to hook up soon.

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 03:49 PM

well, that with a subbie cab would have been uber WICKED!:brow:




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