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#1 e3mt

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 09:22 PM

So will a brushguard that fits a 1983 Brat bolt onto a 1987 hatch?

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 09:34 PM

Yup, as long as they have the same front end, and your not talking about a EA82 3 dr coupe.

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:10 PM

Not so fast...... is the hatch 2WD or 4WD? 4WD will work, 2WD generally will not due to the larger bumper.

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:11 PM

Post 85 EA81's should all have plastic bumpers, regardless of 2WD or 4WD. STD Hatchbacks on the otherhand might not.

Also, depends on which brushguard. if its a full size brushguard like mine, it will mount to any subaru... ive even test fitted it to the EA82 line. If its a A style pushbar, then it becomes complicated since there are 2 types of pushbars.

Best way to find out, is to try.

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:17 PM

Whats the differance between a full size and an A style brush guard? I'v still got the one off my 81 Safari wagon, what style would that be?

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:20 PM

Really? I thought the 2WD's had the meet that 5 MPH test - and thus the stronger steel bumper and shock mountings....

huh - learn something every day.

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:29 PM

Got a picture of it?

The A pushbuar looks like an A. Just covers the grill, and is just a pushbar per-say. It doesnt protect your lights. Like what i have on my Brat

The full size brush guard is the type that i have on my lifted Wagon. It is a full size brush guard that protects the headlights and the grill.

Regardless, they should all fit no matter what the bumper is. The long style A pushbar is harder to fit to Subaru's with the plastic front bumpers, but can still be done.

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:34 PM

My hatch is 4wd. Found a brushguard at a yard near my folks' house. Would rather have an A-bar, but may snag this brushguard if he'll come off the price a little.

Anyone want to trade?

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:36 PM

Where's it at? I need a new guard. Is it the entire guard?

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:37 PM

This link might help:

http://www.ultimates...ar/pushbar.html

Which one is it?

You can also see the differences between the long and short style A Bars

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 10:44 PM

Not being a coni-sewer (check that spelling!) of brushguards, I have to say it looks most like the middle pic of the 83 brochure.

Has some rust, but should clean up alright.

The yard is in VA, but I will be pressed for time and will have to ship from TN.

Yard is wanting $85, but I think that's a shade high. What do guards go for?

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 11:05 PM

Depends on the yard. I bought my brushguard for $17. I got my Pushbar for free. Ive usually bought Pushbars for aprox $30 and ive bought 2 full size brushguards. one was $40, the other was $17. $85 is WAY too much for a junkyard part, no matter what it is... except engines or something.

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 11:58 PM

Copy that. $85 was feeling a little high. Will keep looking.

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Posted 27 December 2003 - 12:08 AM

Walk up to the junkyard owner with 2 $20's and a $10, and tell him he wont get a better deal cause there are no other subaru owners within a 2 hour radius. See if he sais no to your $50 :)

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Posted 27 December 2003 - 10:29 AM

OK , looks like I've got a gen2 A long style. It is a bit modded becouse I had lights in the front bumber and had to move the middle bar up, and I also had lights mounted in the lower corners of the fenders( like the new Outbacks) so I made some bars that run under the bottom of the fenders to keep them from getting crushed. Off course after I swaped in the EA82T I lowered the car and put on an XT bumber.:rolleyes:




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