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#1 michael appel

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:37 AM

My bracket that holds my pedals together broke in half yesterday coming home from work need to find another but only came in brats and in just a few years 77-79 yeah called subaru and they are obselete plase help me if anyone has any suggestions great or ill have to fabricate one with $$$$$$ I dont have...

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:27 PM

Have you tried junk yard?

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#3 michael appel

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:58 AM

absolutely none hell some are even under water here

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:11 AM

I seams to me that the pedal bracket would be the same between a brat, wagon, and sedan of that vintage.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 11:41 AM

Just got a 79.Think I have your part,just have to get it out. Tom:grin:

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 08:44 PM

Do you have a uncracked LH tail light lens on the Brat? I really need one. Thanks, Richard.

Just got a 79.Think I have your part,just have to get it out. Tom:grin:



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Posted 20 January 2006 - 09:48 PM

I have a drivers side rear lens for 1979.Is that right? Tom:banana:

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 09:49 PM

The dealer might say the part's obsolete. However, if you have the part number, you give the counter person the part number and he/she might be able to get it for you from your distribution center. It might even be on the shelf in back. I've learned "obsolete" means "I don't have a parts list for it and I'm NOT going to go the extra mile to find one for you."

My bracket that holds my pedals together broke in half yesterday coming home from work need to find another but only came in brats and in just a few years 77-79 yeah called subaru and they are obselete plase help me if anyone has any suggestions great or ill have to fabricate one with $$$$$$ I dont have...



#9 Subieguy

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:10 AM

You would be surprised as to what parts you can find if you have a part number. Still some good old Subie parts to be found out there that are new.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 02:32 AM

Damn, I just sold one of these on eBay! (Well, the relisted one sold.) I had grabbed some spares for my fleet, after I found that they can suffer metal fatigue on the clutch side and eventually collapse.

The 77-81 BRAT and the 75-79 cars are all the same. The automatics are similar, but lack the reinforcement for the clutch. There are quite a few being parted out now on the board, I'm sure you can find one.

You can have them welded too.

How many miles on your BRAT?

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:52 PM

I might add that a BIG contributing piece to these failing, is a worn clutch cable. The more worn the cable, the more pressure it takes to depress and that force gets applied to the mount. That's how the stress fractures start that can lead to collapse. Either service/lube the clutch cable or replace at regular intervals, or when you notice increased difficulty to depress. However, often the increased pressure comes on so gradually, you don't recognize it. I would therefore recomend servicing the cable yearly.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:16 PM

Back in the day, I had my clutch cable go, just snapped had it replaced. Apparently, it saved me from this problem. Good to know... it's probably true of other years.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 01:27 AM

Since Todd has gotten onto the topic of the clutch cable, you might want to replace it when you pull out the old pedal frame since it makes life a lot easier to replce it then instead of waiting after you get it in to replace it. Also, check to see how the throttle cable is doing as well and you might want to spray some lubricant down it to keep it nice a free. You might want to check the pin that holds the brake booster rod to the brake pedal for wear and fatigue.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:04 PM

Does anyone have a photo of where these break at? I'd like to get a good look and perhaps reinforce mine prior to running into any issues with it.


Thank you.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:53 PM

The bracket cracks then breaks under the bracket that holds the cable I bolted a metal bar to my bracket until I find a bracket works for now but I would like another bracket also I learned that my cables last longer with penatration oil in the line it really does work pretty nicely .......

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:23 AM

I've got a welder... wanna try to weld on some extra braces? :brow:

You could pick up your radiator at the same time :lol:

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 04:46 PM

Kind if funny but, I just looked at my bracket yesterday. It was broke in 3 places! I am surprised as bad as it was that it did not collaspe. I took it out and welded up the breaks and I welded in another piece of steel on the outside to add strength to it. Nice and solid now. I never thought to look at it before and I have never taken the pedals out of any of the 4 Brats I parted. I guess that is one of those things I had better grab next time I part one out.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 11:38 PM

My brat has been re painted re done a little of the interior and engine mods k/n filter soon a weber will be of choice up and running after I talk to flowmastered87




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