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Jeez... might need to keep my 78 Brat now.... (pics added)


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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 01:49 AM

I finally put the tailgate on, and decided to test fit the "Brat Lid". Man it looks great!!!

Mine is black, on a silverish Brat... it's also missing the center louver, but still looks okay without it (probably removed for vision purposes, as they have a lip on 'em and would block quite a bit....
it also needs some touchup, and a good going over, but very servicable yet....

I'll try to get some pics Monday...

this is what the brochure shows for it :)

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#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 01:54 AM

That's very sweet - where did you manage to pick that up?

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#3 VaporTrail

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 02:04 AM

must've been about a year and a half ago, on eBay. I did see the remnants of one in a junkyard on a totalled Brat. I salvaged the 2 same louvers that I already have... so I could take the longer bottom spare louver and cut it down to fit in the middle position...

gonna have to show it to the wife first, then bring up the "i might want to keep it" topic later after I see what her reaction is :)

there is a piano hinge where the 2 pieces meet, and it has a piece of plastic over the hinge to keep it covered... that plastic piece on mine is cracked and split open, so it really needs to be taken apart and have a new plastic piece put in... needs a new paint job, and a little fiberglass fixing (very minor)

#4 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 02:23 AM

That's definately worth restoreing. Damn - I've been wanting a Gen 1 Brat too.... have often looked longingly at your pictures of the 78. Would be sweet with an EA81 and a D/R in it.

Wish I had the money for it.

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#5 moosens

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:47 AM

Keep it!! I'll write you a doctor's note. :-)

#6 VaporTrail

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 03:03 PM

http://usmb.net/gallery/albup23

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 04:11 PM

Sweet, you gotta hold on to a piece of history such as that. Kinda like a subaru convertible... hard to find and once you do you just cant let it go (except to another board member) :-)

#8 moosens

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 07:12 PM

It looks like Grampa Munster will be climbing out of the bed any second.

One question.Have you been smokin' the corn silk again?Mick,you GOTTA keep that baby.My 2 cents.

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 09:37 PM

YES!!!! You must keep it. Ive been driving my 82 brat while my 80 is in the shop. Well its done and Ill be getting it on Wed. I like my 82 but there somthing about a gen 1 brat. It just looks classic even though its part primer and bondo in spots and needs a new paint job. I cant wait to drive mine again. SOOOO, KEEP IT, KEEP IT, KEEP IT!!!! Just love them Gen 1sssssssssssss.....:brow: It looks fabulous.:wave:

#10 VaporTrail

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 09:43 AM

last night I actually attached it in all the right location to the 78, including the lift support arms.

opens and closes nicely. if I raise it up a bit to get it started, it raises the rest of the way by itself slowly...

just need to get a new lock for it now....

#11 moosens

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 10:01 AM

tre cool!!!




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