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


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#426 VaporTrail

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:29 AM

not really. been too busy with my money pit house... or working on my '72 K20, though I did pull off the old winch cable that was damaged, and replaced with synthetic...

I just drove it a bit last night and parked it in the garage so I can swap in the Legacy MC.

I guess I did rebuild the carb this summer too.

#427 VaporTrail

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:00 AM

hey, a little more done...

I forgot that about 2 weeks ago, I took off the damaged winch cable and replaced with 9k lb synthetic

Tonight:
1. took off stock MC and replaced with Legacy MC.
2. cut hole and mounted e-brake handle from a '97 4-runner.
3. made 1 bracket and tapped 3 holes so far for the axle mounting of the e-brake cable. 2 other stock '85 mount points I can use, and I'll have 1 or 2 more to make, and I'll finally have an e-brake again after 3 years...

#428 VaporTrail

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:28 AM

woo hoo! e-brake is functional!

and I also made a hold-down for the boot around my t-case shifter...

and swapped adapter brackets side to side on the Cavalier seat as it was a bit too close to the door...

#429 torxxx

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:27 AM

thing looks wicked. Solid axle subaru looks like it'd be fun to wheel.. We might start a project similar to that this winter with an EA82 body

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

overall, I'm really happy with the build, but it's less fun to drive in the street :)

something about an old, beat-up, stock/slightly lifted soob thrashing around the snowy streets just can't be matched.... :)

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

finally got out to test drive it today with the new MC... it's awesome. feels like it would stop on a dime now! and parking brake is nice too. finally having the hole in the floor to the tcase/shifter is nice too. takes a little bit of the noise away...

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

and a few pics...

a good cleaning inside and out... the inside of the windows was terrible!
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e-brake cable routing...
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shifters anyone?
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new steering wheel...
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#433 bill hincher

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:02 AM

thats just khuuwl man, way khuuwl >;o)

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

and updating specs...

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- Vehicle Current Build Specs
- 1982 Subaru Brat GL
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- Engine/Ignition
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Subaru EA81 Engine
-hydro lifter block halves
-Solid lifters
-EA71 pistons
-Delta Torque Cam
Recurved/Rebuilt Distributor
Weber 32/36 carb with 155 mains
MSD 6A Ignition
Accel SuperCoil


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- Driveline
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Subaru '89 GL D/R 5 Speed
Suzuki '84 Samurai divorced t-case with stock gears
Toyota '86 4 runner rear axle, 58" WMS, 4.10 gears
Toyota '85 pickup front axle, 55" WMS + 2" wheel spacers to make it 59", 4.10 gears
Toyota '85 front and rear driveshafts to custom length.
Subaru '82 Driveshaft shortened and made with Suzuki joint/flange
Low Range Off-Road
-Toyota Driveline Adapter for Sami t-case (front output)
Trail Tough Rear Driveline Disconnect for Sammy t-case with Toyota driveshaft flange
Powertrax Lockright in rear
Front Range Off-Road Fabrication
-Full Float Conversion with
-Moser Chrome-moly Axle shafts
-Drive flanges

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- Suspension/Steering
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Jeep TJ Coils (stock), front and rear
Jeep TJ Bump Stops
Jeep TJ upper coil buckets (rear)
Toyota FJ80 Tie Rod Ends
Custom Design and Fabrication for SAS done by Chris @ Midwest Customs.
-4 link rear, 3 link front suspensions
-lower links are all the same length
-Steering linkage. machined toyota and Subaru pieces, welded together.
-cross-over steering
All Pro Offroad
-Pitman Arm
-.25 wall tie rod
-2" wheel spacers
Low Range Off-Road
-Toyota 23MM Tie Rod End Bungs
Doetsch Tech 8403 Shocks 32" extended, 18.5" compressed. (all 4 corners)
Ballistic Fabrication Coil retainers for TJ
Rubicon Express Large joints for TJ
Tera-Flex 2" TJ coil spacers in rear
Currie Forged Johnny Joints, 1" shank RH thread w/jams & tube adapters
Poly Performance Stuff
-4 axle brackets, 2 rights and 2 lefts, all with a 10 degree offset
-4 adjustable link mount brackets
-4 tube link brackets, 2 rights and 2 lefts, all with 10* offset
-3 upper control arm brackets flat mount
-1 upper control arm axle bracket 8"
-8 bushing kits


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- Power Steering Set-up
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Subaru EA81 PS Pump and lines
Subaru PS lines modified to mate up to Toyota lines
Toyota '86 IFS steering box and lines
Aftermarket Power Steering Cooler


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- Brakes Configuration
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Subaru '98 Legacy 1-1/16" bore MC
Subaru '88 (EA82) Hill Holder
Subaru '82 Brat brake hard lines - rebent/re-used
Subaru '82 Brat front soft lines (2)
Subaru '82 Brat T-fitting
Toyota '85 Truck Rear soft brake line
Toyota '85 Truck T-fitting
Toyota Tercel rear brake lines (2)
Toyota '83 FJ40 LandCruser Rotors (front)
Toyota '90 4-Runner V6 Calipers (front)
Toyota '79-mid '81 Supra rear calipers (rear)
Toyota '85 front rotors, turned down (rear)
Toyota '97 4-Runner e-brake set-up
Custom Hardlines


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- Custom Design and Fabrication
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Custom Design and Fabrication for SAS done by Chris @ Midwest Customs.
-t-case cradle and mounts
-subframe.
-Custom rollbar integrated with subframe
-Custom Driveshaft tunnel
-shock mounts (using Ford Explorer, and Dodge Charger mounts)
-rear bumper made from C-chanel beam off a John Deere Combine corn head


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- Other Stuff
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36x12,50x17 Interco SuperSwamper SX tires
Cragar Soft 8 wheels. 17x9 with 4" backspacing.
105" wheelbase (stock is 97")
52:1 crawl ratio
Suzuki '84 Samurai speedo cable
Warn Superwinch S4500 (S5000) (yes, I know, it's too small)
Master-Pull 9k Synthetic line
Sears DieHard Platinum AGM Marine combo battery
RCI 17 Gallon fuel cell with aftermarket fuel gauge in Pillar Pod
WabFab Off-Road Slider adapter for Hi-Lift Jack
Toyota '85 pickup tow hook
Cobra CB
Custom Exhaust
Subaru '72 "Fasten Seat Belts" lights (2, red) :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:11 AM

better tube work pics :)

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#436 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:41 AM

how do ya like the front 3 link? is that the way to go?

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:21 PM

Ummmm.....Something isn't quite right about that picture. The tube work is awesome, but the sun isn't supposed to shine down there :-p

#438 VaporTrail

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:27 PM

I had a slight left roll... lost both turn signals, and caved the side in a little more than it already was...

and you are looking up a hill climb here.  the Brat was almost flat upside down.  The pics from above help show actual position better.









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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

Oh no! Gave it a little too much gusto? :cool:

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

took me 4 tries to make the hill climb... and this was my reward :) all of the other climbs in this area continue to the top so you can loop around to the others..... just not this one :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:16 PM

That had to be a fun extraction :cool:

#442 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

Holy Cow! :eek:

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I Hope No one got Hurt...

I Really Respect that Custom Built Subaru, is Wonderful; so I Hope you'll Straighten it, and maybe is time for a New Paint Job? :brow:

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

looks like time to go with a full exo-skelaton:popcorn:

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

That had to be a fun extraction :cool:


1st winch pull was from the side to right me.
2nd set of pulls were from my front bumper to get me pointed up the hill. a couple short pulls and releases with some wheel turning to help
3rd set was hooking another winch up to pull me more away from the wall.
4th was the first winch pulling me up to a less steep area so I could pull the plugs.

after the cylinders were cleared, and plugs reinstalled, it started right up. one on my plug wires came apart and I jammed it together as best I could. after I drove back to camp I split the boot and repaired it better... and straightened out the fenders a bit...

this particular area of the park is called Crash Canyon :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:41 PM

Man you should have got that on video! Im trying to figure out exactly where you were headed and how you ended up there.

Glad there were no casualties or crushed fingers!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:54 PM

Man you should have got that on video! Im trying to figure out exactly where you were headed and how you ended up there.

Glad there were no casualties or crushed fingers!


in the pic where you can see the guy standing, that's where I came from.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

Have a nice trip?
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Glad nobodies hurt.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:24 PM

a couple more pics from that weekend

Start of the weekend

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Group at "FlagPole"

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Wider shot of the underside
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#449 The Dude Abides

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:25 AM

Theres your problem right there. How did Indy take the tumble.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

Theres your problem right there. How did Indy take the tumble.


he was a little freaked, but stayed calm... we got him out first...

after extraction he was ready to get back at it....




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