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


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#326 The Dude Abides

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:59 AM

When do the iowa boys get to see it in action.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 07:39 AM

mines ready to see action now with the weber. lets go see what they can do.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:04 AM

mines ready to see action now with the weber. lets go see what they can do.


You mean how long before he leaves you behind?

Incredible build guys. Great work, to all involved.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:01 AM

well, I drove it to work today, and got some more fuel... I can still step into the seat like I always did.... I can't do that with my '72 Chevy.....

looks like my shakedown run will be in Sept. at Castana, though my new house has some large rocks by the driveway, and I'm gonna be sure and drive up on them and get some pics of the underside...

It rides about like my 3/4T 72 Chevy w/lift.... :lol: but I need to lower the tire pressures.

The soob EA81 PS pump paired with the Toyota IFS steering box works well.

Brent, if you really want to test yours out, you should come to the Castana event... you can still do plenty of stuff there without denting it like I did :)
apart from grade B roads, Castan is the most soob friendly of any of the private offroad places....

#330 The Dude Abides

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:38 AM

No place is offroad friendly for my suby. So when we going out to see your new place and tear up your yard.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:03 PM

Its so beautiful...
I wanna see that thing doing 65 through brush over 20ft jumps :burnout:
Ok, now you HAVE to go on a road trip.
Just so all of us USMB members can see it :)

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:12 PM

Its so beautiful...
I wanna see that thing doing 65 through brush over 20ft jumps :burnout:
Ok, now you HAVE to go on a road trip.
Just so all of us USMB members can see it :)

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I am sure there will be a reason for people to come to Iowa now. For 1, if your a BRAT lover, you gotta see this. We should have a mini meet again in DM somewhere, sometime before we get crap weather, remember the last meet it rained, and the one before snowed.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:14 PM

I am sure there will be a reason for people to come to Iowa now. For 1, if your a BRAT lover, you gotta see this. We should have a mini meet again in DM somewhere, sometime before we get crap weather, remember the last meet it rained, and the one before snowed.


Snow!! You say it like it's a bad thing. :banana:

Just gotta bring the long-handles and a tarp, and your good! :lol:

Of course, if you have a wagon you don't have to brave the elements. :cool:

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:16 PM

well, I drove it to work today, and got some more fuel... I can still step into the seat like I always did.... I can't do that with my '72 Chevy.....

looks like my shakedown run will be in Sept. at Castana, though my new house has some large rocks by the driveway, and I'm gonna be sure and drive up on them and get some pics of the underside...

It rides about like my 3/4T 72 Chevy w/lift.... :lol: but I need to lower the tire pressures.

The soob EA81 PS pump paired with the Toyota IFS steering box works well.

Brent, if you really want to test yours out, you should come to the Castana event... you can still do plenty of stuff there without denting it like I did :)
apart from grade B roads, Castan is the most soob friendly of any of the private offroad places....



Lookin' good!!! I'm going to look forward to seeing the pics! :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:00 AM

im up for a iowa meet. After or before castina. Maybe out at micks new place for a bbq. I do need to return that tool to you.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:24 AM

im up for a iowa meet. After or before castina. Maybe out at micks new place for a bbq. I do need to return that tool to you.


Did you get them brakes on yet? if not, I could buy them back, as I may be getting something to put them on :-p

And if we have something at the new place, everyone has to make a detour to my storage unit and bring up some boxes :)

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:16 AM

I would sell you the brakes back if i didnt need them so bad. I might have a set of pugs to sell you if you would like to purchase them, or trade for a set of 15 inch perhaps.

And id be up to hauling some crap for you if we all could get together.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:38 PM

:slobber: :slobber: :slobber: :slobber: :slobber: :slobber: :slobber: :slobber:

Wow. Great job. :)

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:20 PM

Congrats Mick. But DONE! ???? lol I don't think so. These types of rigs are never done. On the road yes. Done no.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:09 PM

Dont know what else he could do besides strap some rocket boosters in the bed.:eek:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:20 PM

Dont know what else he could do besides strap some rocket boosters in the bed.:eek:


gearing, lockers, power, skidplates, axle gusset(s), full-floating rear hubs :slobber:, steering, etc.


if money were no object, I see many things I would do differently. But that really would be ridiculously expensive and time-consuming. I love it as-is, but you can bet there will be upgrades :grin:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:55 PM

if money were no object


alot of things would be different.:)but a bang up job it is.:drunk:cheers mick , brian

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:59 AM

ok, right rear inner axle seal is replaced, and no more leaks!
it's ready for the drive to my new house.... apparently my brake lights don't work either, plus I was having some IGN switch issues, and switched to my backup one :lol:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:17 AM

Just a heads up on the EA81 PS your using with that tire size.
Mine heats up after a short time with 30in tires.
It might be a good idea to add a small cooler to it (which I have yet to do on mine :rolleyes: )
But I cant wait to see some action shots :banana:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:39 PM

oooh. thanks. my big test for it will be the last weekend in Sept. I've got 5 weeks basically to finish up the items and adjustments it needs....

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:14 PM

and I might have enough rocks in my new yard to put together a nice pile to climb on :)

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:36 PM

made the 30 minute trip on interstate just fine. was even able to use 5th gear. Keeping up with traffic in 5th gear at 3500 RPMs.... works for me... but the lockright sure makes a helluva noise when you let off the gas at 70 :)

the bigger rocks at my place I can't get to yet, but here's a little one....

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:40 AM

just awesome! :headbang:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:19 AM

a couple of action shots starting around post 27 here...
http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=98207

the suspension works great... I have a few things to tweak, but awesome!!!

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:11 PM

Mick now that you have had it both ways is there anything you miss about hte old Brat before the axle swap? anything??




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