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#26 pickup-bob

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:49 PM

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:53 PM

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 02:57 PM

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:01 PM

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#30 pickup-bob

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:10 PM

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#31 bratman18

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 06:44 PM

Wow that thing is awesome!! Looks like you did some great work, and customization. More pics of the engine bay!!

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:26 PM

Great job on the conversion, I bet it's a blast to drive.

There wasn't any way to tuck the intercooler back more? I'm more of a "sleeper" type car person, so I tend to like having stuff like that hidden as much as possible. I know on my 86 gl-10 wagon there's more space in the front, but I was able to fit my intercooler behind the grill. I had to use hood pins because the latch and latch support had to go, and trim the backside out of the grill so that it's just a grill facade now, but it all tucked up in there. Cut some oval holes through the bumper to let air in, but made sure they blended in.

Other than the "look at me, I'm modified!" massive intercooler, the rest of the car is really tastefully done, with everything looking like it could have been factory. The intercooler just looks out of place on a car that nice.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 02:45 PM

WOW!!! Excellent work. I can only imagine the headache of mounting the newer rear subframe up there. but it looks awesome!

nice work on the fender flares! very subtle way of getting those tires covered.

#34 LeoneTurbo

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:01 AM

Very nice!

Where did you get those wheel arch extensions?

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:14 PM

thanks for comments guys, got te arches of ebay uk, listed under 80's style aftermarket arches, they suit it perfectly, its going to get a full respray shortly, and a mapping session, was thinking the cooler is a bit over the top, was thinking smaller cooler and replace bumper would look more subtle, the suspension was a nightmare , nothing fitted at all but was determined to get it built , im pleased how its turned out , and it gets some weird looks, people just dont know what it is, think im going to v8 one of my other pickups next ,:lol::lol:

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:22 PM

think im going to v8 one of my other pickups next ,:lol::lol:


I know a small block ford (289-302) fits between the framerails of a brat with the stock cast iron manifolds on. Headers don't fit.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:44 PM

I know a small block ford (289-302) fits between the framerails of a brat with the stock cast iron manifolds on. Headers don't fit.

Would that be 1st or 2nd Gen? :brow:

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:30 AM

Bringing this one back from the dead.... Do you have any more pics of the rear subframe/strut tower process? Also how is it holding up so far?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:47 AM

Wow - this build is spectacular! And that canopy that it had to begin with was a beast! haha! But really this is awesome to see. The wheel arches look amazing, like they were from the factory. You did such a wonderful job! Such a shame people don't know what they're looking at!!! When you blow past I bet they're like this >>> :slobber:

Can't wait to see your other builds. Put a link on this thread when you start em. ;)

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:39 PM

now if only you were stateside, i would love to have someone that has finished a brat available to help out with my brat. one day, it will happen, im sure of it.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:49 AM

Here it is on another forum

http://z15.invisionf...p?showtopic=178

That forum has been pretty dead lately, but you may have a better chance of reaching him there.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

hey guys not posted in a long time, ute has channged alot since last time you all saw it , bit different but i still love owning and driving it

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

list of current mods

 

list of mods for interested partys

solid pickup shell
impreza turbo
ej20t engine , gearbox and diff
tein coilovers
front brembo brakes with
4000 race slotted disks
rear brakes standard impreza turbo
exhaust is
aftermarket down pipe de cat with added flexi welded in 2.5 inch with prodrive
rear box
wheels are rotas 17x9 s wheels and tyres new in february
bosch
044 500bhp fuel pump
alloy 40 litre race fuel tank
tdo5 turbo
apexi
air intake
apexi power fc management mapped by andy forrest
gizzmo boost
controller
impreza bucket seats



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

No more FMIC? Still looks awesome!



#45 Numbchux

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

I think it looks much better without that FMIC hanging out there. Looks awesome!! Glad to hear it's still around.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

how did I miss this build, that's freakin awesome

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

I liked the FMIC.

I always wante4d to turbo a  Brat and then put the radiator in the bed, then tucking the FMIC in tight against the fan belts.

nice the way you have  it too.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

So with an EJ20 and TD05 tuned you should be putting down about 265?  If I am close then that is a seriously fast little Brat/Ute/MPV.

 

I dig the conversion to the underhood intercooler.  I like the big ol FMIC but that could not have been hidden at all.  So good choice to go TMIC.

 

9" wide Rotas as well, lol.  This is such a cool Subie.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

cheers guys , yeh been having fun with it today, had 5 inches of snow in 4 hours so had a play, i can honestly say ill never build another one , but ive had this one for 4 years now and ive got another 4 of them love them great little cars especially with the wrx engine

 

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