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


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#151 Uberoo

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:18 AM

I am thinking about converting a saab 900 to 4wd with a sammy t case and toyota axles.Other than some minor tweaks the build looks to be pretty similar.That and I cant stand just putting the car on a toyota frame with leafs(ew.)

although I might just put the saab on the toyota frame then build it the way I want to when money isnt so tight...

#152 VaporTrail

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:27 PM

it's a roller now....

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#153 bratman18

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:36 PM

wholy crap, that thing is a monster!! Looks good though. What else needs to be done?

#154 brumbyrunner

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:49 PM

lookin' good man. I like how it ended up smooth underneath, nothing much hanging down.
Are the wheel wells finished or is there more sheetmetal to come off?

#155 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:55 PM

Holy Cow dude that thing is BAD rump roast!!!! :headbang:
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#156 VaporTrail

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:59 PM

wholy crap, that thing is a monster!! Looks good though. What else needs to be done?


driveshafts lengthened
new driveshaft tunnels in floor
power steering set-up (with future SPFI in mind)
remove remote oil sender setup and go back to stock
brakes all around (including trying to use a hill holder....)
locker for rear
new front tube bumper with winch mount
door/rocker protectors
roll bar
fuel cell placement and plumbing
shocks
battery mount (probably an optima mounted in the spare tire tray area, but maybe a bed mounted battery)
painting all the bare steel
either some spring spacers or lift springs for the rear to get back to the Subaru "rake"

#157 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:32 PM

Looks sweet... from the early pics I was afraid the front axle was going to be too far forward.... but it looks perfect :slobber:

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:32 PM

your gonna love it.hell, i love it , and i'm a 1000 miles away.:lol:cheers, brian

#159 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:32 PM

I like it ,send me one please



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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:39 PM

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Mick, that is looking very good.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:50 PM

Looks sweet... from the early pics I was afraid the front axle was going to be too far forward.... but it looks perfect :slobber:


if it had been a stock brat initially, it may have been even further forward, but I had already adjusted the rear of the front wheel wells about 4" to make room for 30's :lol:

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:55 PM

It will look good with the rear end lifted a little though. But man, that's awesome!! So when is it gonna be done?? Any idea? I really can't wait to see pics and videos of this thing in action! Great job!

#163 subaruguru

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:14 PM

damn looks like one of Bills drawings sweet

#164 Rooinater

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:46 PM

looking good! it sits at just about the right height too! a nice low center of gravity.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:58 PM

It's nice to see this level of customization and creativity for those of us that aren't capable or willing to do so. I likes it! :banana:

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:49 AM

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#167 monstaru

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:17 AM

i think alot of folks need a comparison photo........of you next to a regular brat,you next to a "regular" lifted brat,and then next to the "thing".....:grin:cheers, brian

#168 VaporTrail

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:07 PM

it looks like 2" spring spacers will get the rake back to normal. there's a bunch of stuff in the back now, and no bumper/winch yet. it's sitting next to a jeep right now on 35's, and it's about a foot or more shorter than the jeep....

#169 The Dude Abides

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:28 PM

Jesus man that looks like a prerunner. Someone should make t shirts.

#170 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:30 PM

Honestly, when this rig is done, it needs to be the background of the USMB home page :headbang: :banana:
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#171 The Dude Abides

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:32 PM

So when are the stacks going in:grin:, i think u should run them right through the hood but thats just me.

#172 Phizinza

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:23 PM

Too all those Yota's out there, Pifffft! SUBARU FTW

Seriously though mate, very nice... Might just have to build one for the fun of it! Trailer Queen for me of course, stupid Australia. Nah, probably will never happen. I'll just come visit sometime and demand a ride.

#173 VaporTrail

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:05 PM

I got my sammy speedo cable last week, and I finaly dug out my spare soob cluster... cable is a perfect fit for the cluster, so I'll be able to use my GPS, and create some new numbers for my speedo, and have accurate reasdings since I'll still be streeting this quite a bit....

#174 The Dude Abides

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:23 PM

were you going to put fender flares on the brat.

#175 VaporTrail

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:25 PM

were you going to put fender flares on the brat.



nope. they wouldn't last very long....




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