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#1 jmr052

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:47 PM

These are pics of my partner's , she thinks 1981 brat. She bought it new before she got out of high school and got the lift and the rims. Don't ask, she has no idea over 20 years later about details.

And no that isn't me in the back as we have only been together about 7 years.

Enjoy.

http://www.jayrohrer...brat/brat_1.jpg
http://www.jayrohrer...brat/brat_2.jpg
http://www.jayrohrer...brat/brat_3.jpg

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:58 PM

Those wheels are SICK!!! Its cool to know that lifts were avalible back in the day. Now to find a set of them rims!

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 11:34 PM

Does she still have the car? more recent pictures would be awesome!

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 12:07 AM

Very cool indeed! I don't know that I have seen an early model Brat like that lifted before. It is neat that they had lifts back then. Cool rims too.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 12:38 AM

Dooooooode!!!! Sweeeeeeeet!!!

how come nobody has mentioned a lift, much less one from way back when? and for gen1s?

and those wheels look familiar.. someone on here has those.. but who i wonder?

#6 jmr052

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 08:15 AM

Brian,
She no longer has the vehicule, sold in '84 for an '85 Blazer.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 10:30 AM

So this would have been in 1985 or so...?

I had no idea folks were messing with Subs back then?

I have always wondered who or when the first Subie was lifted :confused:

The Wheels were known as "Turbines". Never seen that design in a 4X140

Whoever did it, did a real nice job, I love the fender flares.

Great pics, Thanks for sharing
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Posted 25 May 2005 - 11:53 AM

Nothing special about the flares :) That is a pretty truck, too bad she cant remember who lifted it. To my knowledge gen1's are pretty hard to lift.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 12:07 PM

nice i didn't know they lifted them back then

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 12:30 PM

Back in '80 or so, one of the 4x4 mags did a project car with a gen 1 wagon. I believe they did some sort of a lift, bigger tires, winch, and maybe a d/r swap? Can't quite remember, and the copy of one of the articles I had went missing.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 01:07 PM

She got the lift and tires in about 82. She says that she had a hard time finding a place that would do it (Denver area) and the name is lost in wine, I mean time :).


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Posted 25 May 2005 - 01:36 PM

Those aren't turbine wheels. I have a similar set, but they aren't dished like that.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 03:40 PM

Interesting photos. So what year were they taken?

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 04:33 PM

Those aren't turbine wheels.


Call them what you will,

They are commonly known as Turbines.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...&category=43954

Not real popular these days but big in the late 70's early 80's.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 04:36 PM

I thought you were refering to the turbine style wheels that fit subaru. These are the ones I have:

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 05:23 PM

they look a whole lot like old crown vic rims, but if they are 4 lug??maybe there were wheel adapters on it.take a look at this ebay link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ssPageName=WDVW

ps.that is one NICE lookin brat.i want mine to look like that some day:rolleyes:




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