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No part of the BRAT looking good enough for full photos yet, so how about this?


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#1 North Ursalia

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 10:32 PM

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I know, it's just a grill badge, but I have the sense of accomplishment for having repainted it as well as the grill XSNRG sent me. I still don't have the damn thing running yet, but it's going to be the best damn looking paperweight when I get done... she should run when I get the new ignition lock and electrical bits in there though. All my progress/updates available by clicking on the little BRAT photo below.

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 10:34 AM

Looks good but I think it would look better with a little trap door around the emblem?

Go 82 !:headbang:

Show us pictures of the car! I wouldn't worry about the condition for pictures..........after all have you seen the pictures everyone else has posted?:cornfuzz:

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 11:46 AM

Looks awesome, nice site too btw. I have plans for my logo, won't be a pretty paint job, but I've started putting LED's behind all of the stars. So people across an intersection, or probably the people beating me in a race :), can see the stars light up. The rest will be black.

#4 North Ursalia

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 12:02 PM

There are lots of piecemeal photos of individual parts I've been messing with, but I haven't done anything major to the body as of yet. Photos from when I got her:

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#5 North Ursalia

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 12:06 PM

For current photos, a little "before and after"

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Before and after together:
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And finally, no befores, just afters:
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:22 PM

What did you use for the interior pieces? Is that the vinyl coloring stuff, or regular paint?

Looks nice...

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:25 PM

Nice job! Also interested in what paint you used.

Any prep like acetone wipedown or anything?

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:46 PM

I can't believe your going to that extent to restore your Brat! Removing the Dash sucks!:banghead:
Been there done that

It's going to look good when your done.:banana:

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:48 PM

Thanks folks! It's some stuff VHT makes- I get it from SummitRacing.com. It's a vinyl dye (works on plastic, leather, pleather, cloth- you can even do seats/carpet with it, and I will :D) and goes for about $7 a can I believe. It comes in lots of colors, and I chose Dove Gray for the ceiling and Charcoal Gray for most everything else. One can goes a looooong way. For most parts, I wash first with a degreaser, then sand (if plastic), let dry, wipe down with DuPont Prep-Sol solvent (any solvent should work, just use something 'light' that dries quickly in the air). The solvent ensures there is no residual water on the part and (more importantly) no grease/oils from your hands. I wait maybe 10 minutes or so after the solvent to ensure it dries. Then, I spray in one direction (this stuff dries quick) and give it a second coat at a 90 degree angle to the first coat, to ensure total coverage. You let the stuff dry for a day or so, and then wash with warm soapy water to get the powdery finish knocked down, and it looks great :-)!

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:54 PM

Originally posted by Sweet82
I can't believe your going to that extent to restore your Brat! Removing the Dash sucks!:banghead:
Been there done that

It's going to look good when your done.:banana:

Glenn,



If you think that's bad, wait until I have to un-weld my seats from the floorpan to Rhino line it- ugh. I'm having the Trunkmonkey Racing cage builder (did I mention this is destined to be a support vehicle for the Trunkmonkey Racing PGT Impreza L and P Dodge Neon :D?) do the dismount of the seats and weld some brackets to the floor so I can bolt in a set of Impreza seats (out of the PGT Impreza actually). With any luck, he can weld me up a quick 'low' rollbar for it too! While we're at it, I'm going to see about mounting a set of more conventional struts/springs out of an Impreza donor- might as well try while I have the expertise at hand!

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 05:08 PM

Looks better than my brat. My body is 4 colors and the interior needs a GOOD cleaning.

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