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Wagon and Brat Part Interchangeablity

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#1 waimaks


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Posted 25 January 2006 - 12:17 AM

Alright, I have an 81 Brat, and may have the opportunity to get a 79 wagon..
My question is this...Just how much is the same on the two?
Panels, Suspension, Glass, Drivetrain etc.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:46 PM

basically everything from the firewall forward is the same. Fenders, hoods, front valence, grilles, headlights, wiring, the dash and dash components. The doors, glass except for the windshield, and everything else will not swap. Drivetrain will swap, suspension (front and rear) will though. I've had both sitting side by side ('78 Brat and '79 4wd wagon).

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:58 PM

take note that the 81 brat you have should have a ea81 and a d/r trans... while the 79 will have a ea71 and a s/r 4sp...

but with the crossmembers and stuff it will interchange between the two cars...:)

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 04:57 PM

Yep. I've got the EA81 with the DR.
I think it'd probably be worth trying to get then, even if it is just for the front halve. It seems there aren't many of the first gen Subarus round here, not on the road still anyway.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:02 PM

yeah they will change over:banana: :headbang: :drunk: :drunk: hahaha




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Posted 26 January 2006 - 04:26 AM

The windshield from a Gen 1 wagon or 2/4 door sedan are the same as a Gen 1 BRAT. The GF front glass is the only different one.

The front bumper on the BRAT is not shock mounted, but it is the same bumper itself.

The doors from a 2 door sedan or GF will fit too. They are actually better, as the GF and sedan doors have internal side impact bracing. The BRAT does not have this.


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