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#1 H.K. Phooey

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:30 PM

Hi Guys, I'm a nasioc guy new to the old school forum.
I have an 03 Wagon that runs 12.21 st @ 116.002mph and I have run it 153.956MPH is the www.texasmile.com event. I just bought an 07 Tribeca about 3 months ago and this week I'm taking delivery of a fun and clean 1979 Brat.
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That is not the price I paid by the way.

I like the look of this since it's already World Rally Blue.

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Tint the windows $60
New/used Rims and new tires $500
New Steering Wheel, detachable I have a real rally one ready to go.
New Shifter and Shifter bushings $75
Tune Up and new fluids everywhere $400
New Brake Pads $50
Rhino Lining the bed Blue or Black $389 down the street from my office
WRX seats from my garage installed free
Little Radio and Speakers $150
Gold or Silver powder coated Roll Bar depending on the color of Rims
New Carpet $75
Fix Door Panels $50
Fix Speedo $72.89
Re-Chrome rear bumper $60
$300 in Graphics
Total Est. $3000

I need some help in my quest. This is going to be my Subaru Car Club Toy.
I belong to the TXIC in the nasioc forum.

I need to know the where to find new rims for her.
I need to know where to find a nice Roll Bar for her.
I have no plans to swap engines, I just want a nice clean little ride and I hope with some forum help I can get there.

I look forward to searching and learning.
HKP
Or go this way
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/461019

Mods if this is a repost, please delete, I have seen a few error messages.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 08:22 PM

for the rollbar i would go to a 4x4 shop and get one made... that'd probably be the easiest since most of the original rollbars are pretty beat up.

good luck finding those BBS's...:-p there are a couple of wheels that'll fit your car and pretty much all of them are subaru wheels... besides that, look for peugeot wheels... (like the 505 and stuff...)

they have the same bolt pattern but you need the funky lugs that they use... go hunt the junkyards for these wheels...

if all else fails you can do the 6 lug swap... fully detailed in the USRM. the suby wheels are 4x140 while nissan, isuzu, toyota, chevy, ect ect used 6x140. so that opens up a whole bunch of wheel options if you're willing to either drill the wheels to 4 bolt or remove 2 studs and add 4 other ones to your hubs...

sweet ride and good luck finding all the stuff!:)



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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:42 PM

I think i heard something that the Subaru WRC car used 4x140 4 lug BBS rims, like those pictured in his Photoshop. If that is the case, good luck scoring them for $500. Good luck even finding a set cause im sure they are special made just for Subaru to use in their WRC cars.

That Brat looks like its in real good condition. Too bad someone put that horrid decal on the side. I like your idea better, but because the decal is larger and kinda uniform to the Brat itself.

The rollbars still exist and can be found. Keep an eye open or post in the wanted section of this board. Depending on what side of the country you live on, determines your ease of locating one and the condition it is in. ALthough they are everywhere.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 01:07 AM

I think i heard something that the Subaru WRC car used 4x140 4 lug BBS rims, like those pictured in his Photoshop. If that is the case, good luck scoring them for $500. Good luck even finding a set cause im sure they are special made just for Subaru to use in their WRC cars.


i had a chat with a bbs rep and got the nitty gritty about them... they are 4x136 with a 98mm centrebore... (pretty sure it's 98)

they are only made for WRC cars and not at all available to consumers...

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 01:09 AM

Ah, 136mm... i knew it was close.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 01:12 AM

Ah, 136mm... i knew it was close.

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sure is close... that's why i got in contact with them in the first place...:rolleyes:

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 01:20 AM

Did they mention why they went from the 5 lug to the 4 lug pattern?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 01:27 AM

i know it's kinda backwards... everybody else went from 4 lug to 5 lug... (ford, citro├źn, ect)

from what i've been told it's due to weight reduction and less rotational mass. keeping in mind that there were many more changes than the obvious removal of 1 lug... that was the main reason i believe...

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:19 AM

awesum brat

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:17 AM

Sweet! Sureal look on that last pic. Is that just catching the right light (end of the day) of what? I love that last shot.

Nice collection.;)

#11 H.K. Phooey

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 06:39 PM

I took delivery today and had a great time driving it. She has some rust and she needs somne TLC. She is at the dealership now and they have offered to help me fix her for free. I got a ton of looks driving her down the freeway. The dealership is really going well beyond what I thought they would offer but want to display her out front while we play with her.

She needs some tranny work and rear gear work as I found some leaks but these are easy to fix. She needs bushings and rust repair but over all, I'm very happy.

I will find some Peugeots and powder coat them Rally Gold ASAP. This is fun for me.

Thanks for the info and help. I look forward to being around for awhile.

Thinks I need.
Side mirror
New Carpet
New Shifter and Boot
Shifter Dushings
Or an Automatic swap would be nice(Marines left me with a hurt left leg)
New Pedals all 3
Dash Pad
Front and Rar Bumpers
Mud Flaps
Turn Signal covers for the front

Any ideas? New or used?
Thanks
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:48 PM

here is how to fix that sloppy shifter linkage...

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=49954

i would highly recommend staying away from the autos for these cars... you can't run a newer auto trans on these motors because they have a different bell housing...

they are slow and unhappy...

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:27 AM

here is how to fix that sloppy shifter linkage...

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=49954

i would highly recommend staying away from the autos for these cars... you can't run a newer auto trans on these motors because they have a different bell housing...

they are slow and unhappy...

Outstanding.

Thanks

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 02:32 PM

I found these and really like them.

http://www.purplepat....com/wheels.htm

http://www.purplepat...s_superlite.htm




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