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10/23 Portland Brat tinker session


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#1 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:50 AM

I plan to go over to Jasons house thursday to do whatever I can manage to the 82 brat... maybe fix some rust damage, maybe bob the tail, almost certainly trim and prime (maybe paint) the front fenders. install the 3rd eye..... clean the interior...

so anyone in the area that hasnt seen it want to see the $500 rusty beast?? :banana:

If so get ahold of me before 4PM
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#2 ezapar

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 10:17 AM

I can't be there, but. . .

You've got the basic idea how to go about bobbing it right?


Cut the tail lights off first. Very important.

The line you choose for cutting off the rest should be a couple of inches past the gas tank.


Call me for any more that I can help you with. Jason has my #.
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#3 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:21 PM

We didnt get that far, we started with the front end.

What we accomplished:

Cutting off the bottoms of the fenders (took them off and cleaned behind them, like 3 pounds of crap was back there) Took out fender liners, trimmed sides of valance to the outside of the frame rails, trimmed everything below the fender cut on teh valance (so only the center remains pretty much) Pretty much now the only thing below the bumper in front of the tire is open air :banana:

The skid plate and engine undertrays have been pulled off as has the wiper cowl (gonna prep and paint that tomorrow)

Got the right turn signal rewired and flashing again, the 3rd eye installed and wired, but it still doesnt work :cornfuzz:

Lots of rust back there I broke plenty of bolts, but once I'm done it will be good and solid again :D

#4 ezapar

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:51 AM

Those fender liners are a good thing. They keep mud and such out of your door hinges. . . Put those suckers back on, you'll thank me later. . .

Self tapping screws are good for holding them in place

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 03:30 PM

I took mine off the drivers side, and now I have mud caked on the inside of my door. The windows get dirty if I drive with them down :) And the back of my speakers are also muddy as well.

But it is an off-road machine, hell... it doesnt even have door panels.

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#6 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:10 PM

Ok good thing I didnt throw them away... I just didnt know if they would fit with the big tires in there (im running bigger tires than Brian)

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:40 PM

As long as your tires arent stuffed up into the fenders you should be fine.

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 02:37 AM

The brat now has green fenders to match the hood (look a little less like a pool table than the hood... Zap knows what I am talking about)

It also finally has the new speaker I got from Rick (generaldisorder) installed... woo hoo music :banana:

Still havn't gotten the 3rd eye working, we are thinking of swapping the relay then seeing how it works.




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