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'82 Brat: Solid Axle Build *** DONE! :) ***


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#301 VaporTrail

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:10 AM

took some crappy cell phone pics yesterday in the heat of the day....

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#302 bobs97c5

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 06:32 PM

That thing is gorgeous! ;)

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:00 AM

What a monster!!! So how does it go?

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:32 PM

I've still only just driven it down the street and back.... it still needs spring retainers in front, and exhaust. my temp exhaust is routed a bit close to some wires, so no driving around with it yet.... and it's not high priority until I get my house listed with the realtor....

but what I did drive, it rides like a lumber wagon :) but until I get proper exhaust on it, I won't be able to try it out properly.....

#305 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:11 PM

Better than I ever expected! Terrific Job Mick!

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:48 AM

:grin:

comparison with my 72 3/4 ton chevy with 4" lift and 33's....

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#307 ShawnW

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:05 PM

Absolutely amazing I think you need to come out to Colorado with it after you get all settled into the new house.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:11 PM

Hey McBrat, lookin' good.
Been following this thread from the start and really appriciate the amount of work you've put into this thing and how it's turning out.
Looking forward to some cool wheeling pics :cool:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:21 AM

front spring retainers are done, and passenger seat mounted in place... it's raised up about 1.5" higher than stock to clear the new tunnel....

I drove it down to the exhaust shop yesterday when traffic was light... brakes don't leak anymore, but need about 3 pumps to grab... the shop is gonna get it all bled for me as well.... the joys of all new brake lines....

the Lockright locker makes for interesting noises when letting up on the gas :) with no sound deadening in the vehicle, loose shifter boots, and the tranny wedged into the tunnel (needing some BFH work yet) all the driveline vibrations are magnified into the cab :) and the ratcheting of the lockright is loud....

and after the exhaust and brakes are done, I can test out my speedo, but oddly enough, it looks like it's nearly correct! (running samurai speedo cable off the samurai t-case, into the soob speedo.)

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:18 AM

Awesome build!

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:43 AM

the Lockright locker makes for interesting noises when letting up on the gas :) with no sound deadening in the vehicle, loose shifter boots, and the tranny wedged into the tunnel (needing some BFH work yet) all the driveline vibrations are magnified into the cab :) and the ratcheting of the lockright is loud....



Just get a really loud stereo to drown out all the racket. :grin:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:52 AM

Just get a really loud stereo to drown out all the racket. :grin:


:lol: actually, I need to swap out the stereo that's in there, because it's draining my battery...... and the display isn't working anymore....

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:41 PM

'Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?'

What tunnel noise?

#314 VaporTrail

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:26 PM

'Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?'

What tunnel noise?


:banana: :banana: :banana:

The Sucker King is a big fan too..... :clap:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:27 PM

WOW! :slobber::slobber::slobber::slobber::slobber:

Great job! I'm going to have to build an extension onto my roll-bar like yours, really good looking rig!

I'm still having to get used to seeing the solid axles under the brat, but hey! It really looks at home, and with all the low gears all I can say is wow!!

:burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout:

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Now all you have to do is start making them for sale! (I can dream can't I? :lol:)

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:40 PM

Now all you have to do is start making them for sale! (I can dream can't I? :lol:)


from a sheer cost perspective, if you just want a capable wheeler, it's not the most cost effective base to start with :grin:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:13 PM

^that's what jeeps are for :lol:



I really want to see that going through the rock gorge up here at the ORV park.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:08 PM

getting some exhaust.... new Y pipe was designed and tacked up at this point. will be flanged into a few pieces for easy removal....

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:50 PM

wow! holy droop travel batman :banana::banana:

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:11 PM

wow! holy droop travel batman :banana::banana:


The spring retainers are doing their jobs there... without them, it goes a LOT further :eek:

#321 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:37 PM

It just keeps amazing me more and more! Friggin' wow man!:slobber:

Are you sure it isn't set up for the baja 1000?!

It looks well prepared.:eek:

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:09 PM

custom exhaust and brakes are done!

gonna drive it to work tomorrow!

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:54 PM

Awesome Mick!

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:23 PM

sweet............:grin:thats awesome mick!when you takin it wheelin?cheers, brian

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:05 PM

Impressive work, man. Hope to see some action shots now! :burnout:




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