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#1 Free Range

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 09:02 PM

'79 GF Hardtop coupe

Before:
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Seized 1600, 2wd 5spd, 155/60/13, lots of mold, hornet nests and rotten seats:


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Drivetrain from '81 brat
EA81+weber, emmissions deleted
Equal length header, out the drivers side
4spd D/R
4" blocks in front
3" lift on gen 2 rear torsion tube
custom mustach mount
rear discs
15" steelies
195/60 M+S (they will get bigger)
bumpers and skid...
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Needs:

Rear trunk, the top half is mostly gone from rust, you got one I can cut up to weld in? either a coupe or a sedan.

Weatherstripping between the front and rear windows on both sides, I have the chrome (attaches to back window), but the rubber is gone, must be roll down rear windows...

A rear seat

lowbar rollbar from gen 1 brat, doesn't need the arms, just the hoop

#2 Phizinza

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 12:42 AM

Woha, awesome.. That's something a little different.

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#3 crazy D

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 11:18 AM

where you the dude who did the gen 1 brat and the green gen 1 wagon too?....anyways nice ride, i think its awesome that people out there s:banana: till have the old gens

#4 Turbone

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 11:21 AM

And I thought a early 80's coupe would look awesome lifted:headbang:
Great job:eek:

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:42 PM

:headbang:

Where's that 5speed now???

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 10:08 PM

cool. that needs a proper set of decals... http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=71219

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:40 PM

Is that the one Mudrat had? Looks like his place in the backround. Good job, looks awesome!:headbang:

#8 [HTi]Dain

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:10 PM

I like the Mustache bar... check out HTi's (i hope its ok to show off ;) )

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#9 Free Range

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:26 PM

car badly needs radius rod bushings, likes to drive wherever the power pulls it... now for some decent seats.

5spd 2wd is still around

I did the red/orange/rusty brat, not the green wagon

Dain, the mustach bar looks plenty strong, what angle did it leave the rear diff? you want it to be dead flat or leaning forward a little to keep oil in the front bearing. Get the disc brakes if you plan on boonine crashing or getting bigger rubber or both... Nice progress... is this the rams head brat?

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:31 PM

car badly needs radius rod bushings, likes to drive wherever the power pulls it... now for some decent seats.

5spd 2wd is still around

I did the red/orange/rusty brat, not the green wagon

Dain, the mustach bar looks plenty strong, what angle did it leave the rear diff? you want it to be dead flat or leaning forward a little to keep oil in the front bearing. Get the disc brakes if you plan on boonine crashing or getting bigger rubber or both... Nice progress... is this the rams head brat?


NO, its not the Ram's Head brat. It's Savage's, I believe we got the angle fairly level, maybe a slight angle. Johnson did the fabrication. How neccesary are the disk brakes?

#11 Free Range

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:45 PM

disk brakes are by no means required, just nice, there is no auto adjustment on the drums, and they tend to not stop very well, but you can always swap later on.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:59 PM

*edit* it was me that posted under [HTi]Savage profile(I was on his computer, kind of spaced it).

#13 thatswhatshesaid

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 10:18 AM

That coupe is AWESOME!

What size tires are you planning on running?
Those ones on there now are kinda puny...

#14 Free Range

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:59 PM

Tire size really depends on what motor I end up running, if I keep the 1800 with the weber then they wont get over 26.5" it just makes the ride gutless. Plus I hate to cut the fenders on this ride, they are almost perfect. But if I go to forced induction or more dispalcement then who knows.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:58 PM

what angle did it leave the rear diff? you want it to be dead flat or leaning forward a little to keep oil in the front bearing.?


I run my diff at 1" slope front to back over stock had no issues in over a year

#16 Free Range

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:14 AM

sweet on the diff angle scott, I've always heard to keep them flat cuz of bearing up front, but the driveline angle benefit is way cool. keep us posted

#17 heep70

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:26 AM

Thats cool.

Is that a wasp nest on the dash. :eek: :burnout:

#18 kiwi subbie

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:00 AM

sooo cool :burnout:

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:20 PM

sweet coupe soon my 79 brat will have 6 inches on it

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:46 PM

Awsome coupe, brilliant vision! Reminds me of the old rally car pics. :banana:


Nice SVX in the background too. :)




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