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#1 pickup-bob

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:27 AM

well this is the start off my build thread, wanted to mot pickup before started transformation, so need to sort out rust on underside,both rear arches were holed and 18 inch hole on drivers inner wing to floor, so 2 days off plating and welding, and pickup went through mot so ready for road, going to use it for month or so before transplant
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lots to do still, got a 98 wagon wrx do ready for conversion, will be about month before start , easy way is to cut rear floor and suspension out off wagon to put into pickup, same with front bulkhead suspension mounts etc, will update as it goes along

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:55 AM

Welcome to the board!

Looks like a fun project. What kind of truck is it?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:13 AM

It's a Brat

#4 lostinthe202

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:03 AM

Dang! Should've guessed that by the lack of a real frame :banghead:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:07 AM

Dang! Should've guessed that by the lack of a real frame :banghead:


Well he did call it a pickup, so the confusion is understandable:grin:

#6 pickup-bob

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:40 PM

lol is funny we call them subaru pickups or 284's, before joining never knew the were called brats:grin:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:43 PM

sorted both pickups out today, took pics because this is last time there going to look like this, cream pickup is getting wheels hubs and exhaust off the two tone pickup, two tone one is getting wagon wrx running gear engine etc, and will be slammed with 17 inch 5 spoke alloys (deap dish)

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:27 PM

Man, those look like they are in great shape! I don't know why, but I like that two-tone paint job. I feel like I should hate it 'cause I usually don't like "stripe" type stuff, but that looks really good. It fits the era of the vehicle really well for some reason. The color choices help. I know nothing about what you Scots got in the way of factory options, is that a factory paint job?

And, wow, now that's a topper!

Can't wait to see the final product.

Will-

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:32 PM

love it. do please keep us updated.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:36 PM

What kind of wheels are on the two-toned brumby?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:02 PM

Darn.... Was hoping for a chopped up WRX... Just get to see another EJ converison :(

Nah, all good mate. Might looking Brat you have there.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:29 PM

Darn.... Was hoping for a chopped up WRX... Just get to see another EJ converison :(


Ah, hahahaha! You want? You make!!

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:47 PM

I know nothing about what you Scots got in he way of factory options, is that a factory paint job?

Will-


if you look closely in the one pic, the side of the brat says "The Paint Shop" so im gonna guess its a custom paint job...

but looks good.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:52 AM

Ah, hahahaha! You want? You make!!

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That's as far as my body working skills go

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:07 AM

That's as far as my body working skills go


Nice!

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:29 AM

This one's the real deal.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

What kind of wheels are on the two-toned brumby?


there vauxhall frontera carfreak, has the 6 stud convertion, they look pretty good on the brat:banana:

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:49 PM

Man, those look like they are in great shape! I don't know why, but I like that two-tone paint job. I feel like I should hate it 'cause I usually don't like "stripe" type stuff, but that looks really good. It fits the era of the vehicle really well for some reason. The color choices help. I know nothing about what you Scots got in the way of factory options, is that a factory paint job?

And, wow, now that's a topper!

Can't wait to see the final product.

Will-


hey will, the two tone one is factory blue and the red is crysler crossfire red,know what you mean it does suit it somehow, both pickups are pretty solid , the cream one is the best by far , thats the one thats been in the family since new, 20 years now, undersealing it every couple off years has helped, two tone one is solid now, spent two days sorting the arches out, going to start fabrication in two weeks time when i pick up scooby turbo wagon, think its going to be a hard convertion but looking forward to the challenge and end result

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:57 PM

This one's the real deal.


http://www.htautos.c..._data1_type=all

Not enough keeping with the old Brat's style IMHO. Too much like all the utes (pickups) we get here in Australia, just square cut boring look.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:51 PM

Where in Scotland are you? My brother's in Ayr (he's not a car guy though)..

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:09 AM

Darn.... Was hoping for a chopped up WRX... Just get to see another EJ converison :(

Nah, all good mate. Might looking Brat you have there.


Thats what I thought too :lol:

They both look good :)

I would like to see a SVX ute:)

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 03:21 PM

not posted in ages, well i now have 7 brats in my collection , 4 of them on the road , and one with an ej20 turbo lump , going to do the ej20 impreza running gear swap next week , looks like a major job

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the idea for this brat is a 1/4 mile car so much work to do still, ej running gear and power steering is going to be alot of work

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 03:32 PM

my 3 new members to my brat clan

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my ive been abused by a farmer brat lol

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my i dont have a heart brat (engineless)

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 08:53 PM

very cool sofar.

i cant wait to see it all done. i am getting ready to start my wrx brat project soon.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:45 PM

not been on for ages guys but brat is pretty much finished , took 3 months solid work building it , has full wrx running gear engine ,box power steering brakes etc and it goes like a rocket lol, got apexi ecu , td05 turbo 2.5 inch straight through exhaust , oz racing alloys 18 inch, 3 inch arch extensions and a terrible matt back paint job but hey ho will sort it out when i take it of the road in winter anyway some build pictures

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