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The BRAT project begins...


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#1 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 02:02 PM

I finally brought my BRAT home today. The alternator is toast so I had to run the engine at whatever RPM's kept the voltmeter at a happy level, but other than that it made it home perfectly. First on the list is a trip to autozone for a new alternator. Then the fun starts :evil:

I will update the thread as things progress on it

Question... on the passenger side (82 BRAT) what is supposed to be above the door and below the T top? I have a coat hook in the front hole and an empty back hole. Is there supposed to be an "oh Sh__" handle there instead of the hook and empty hole?

#2 Guest_Turbone_*

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 02:17 PM

I believe the Brats had a strap instead of a handle.
Have you decided where your going to for the body parts?
Rob

#3 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 03:10 PM

not yet, give me a day or 2 to look over the body. I am busy cleaing the apartment for a guest right now so I cant do it yet. I will probably come up to you as its a simpler trip than Yakima area.

#4 Guest_jon61484_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 12:46 AM

you know...

you're going to need to do a sweet exhaust system if you can.

dual with a crossover pipe... if you don't need it legal, you can do a straight back to some nice mufflers or something.

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 01:25 AM

a brat is a fine choice, here is my brat page, on the second page there are some pics of how I am fixing the rust.
P.S. it is a strap.

<a href="http://members.cardomain.com/bratboy" target="top">bratboy's brat</a>

#6 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 02:28 AM

I really dont care about custom exhaust... I plan to sell the brat on NASIOC.com unless I totally fall in love with it.

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 10:02 AM

I'm not sure what goes in the holes on your 82, but my 83 has a strap and a bracket to rest in in when not in use. Hope that helps.

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 01:31 PM

Ahhhhh ya that does help.... I bet the empty hole is where the strap would go and the "coat hook" is the hook the loop goes over so it doesnt hang down

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 06:43 PM

The gas guage was acting funny today, It was reading darn near full (I only put $5 in the brat since I bought it) however it turned out the Brat only took $6 of gas to fill up. So apparently the gas guage is finally being honest and had been lying about being empty when I first picked it up. Maybe the fuel just had to slosh around in the tank to make the sender be honest or something. (It had sat for a while, running it around every day, or every other day is making it run so much nicer)

On another note, the old rubber winshield seal was toast so I had a new one installed $45 for the part $50 for labor. I am SOOO happy they didnt break the glass as its flawless :cool:

I did have to run to U-Pull-It really quick and grab the missing chrome strips for it. But its all installed now and finally should be sealed :D

Now when is my lift gonna get here? (My parents are supposed to call me) <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">




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