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My new 1981 brat!!!


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#1 Pooparu

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:41 PM

I just picked this up for $400 last night. I have plans to fix her up real good. It runs and drives. I'm very excided to have the only year gen 1 BRAT that came with the EA81 running gear. I'll post photos of the progress along the way.


Here are some as it sits now.

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#2 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:39 PM

:banana: for you!!!
OMG that is an AWESOME find!
And it looks to be in really good condition (no rust!!!)
and now, I officially hate you. :-p

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#3 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:40 PM

Damn, that one looks to be in good shape. Nice score.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:06 PM

Nice score! It looks real nice! Hows the interior? Lucky!

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#5 Pooparu

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:41 PM

The interior is okay. The dash doesn't have any cracks, but the seats have some small tears in them and it's missing some stuff. So I'm looking for the center console part where the stereo is suppose to go. PM me is any one has one.

#6 michael appel

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:47 PM

Sweet deal ice cream paint job

#7 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:54 AM

I did just notice it has a GL quad headlight grill, but it has a DL dual headlight valance panel... Also I have a couple of those radio consoles, but they have been cut up a bit from previous owners, but I could let one go for 5 bucks or so... I have a good one I could let go for some new HotWheels stickers, I lost a set when the RX burned up... Im guessing Brown interior?

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:56 AM

I did just notice it has a GL quad headlight grill, but it has a DL dual headlight valance panel... Also I have a couple of those radio consoles, but they have been cut up a bit from previous owners, but I could let one go for 5 bucks or so... I have a good one I could let go for some new HotWheels stickers, I lost a set when the RX burned up... Im guessing Brown interior?

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Heck yes! Brown is right, and you've got yourself a deal. Decals for good one?

#9 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:28 AM

Heck yes! Brown is right, and you've got yourself a deal. Decals for good one?



Sounds good to me, Ill go dig it out this week :banana:

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#10 Pooparu

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:25 PM

Sounds good to me, Ill go dig it out this week :banana:

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PM me your address so I can get your decals in the mail. Let me know if you have anymore sweet GEN 1 BRAT stuff you want to sell or trade. Like I said I going to put this thing back to very good stock form. This is a one year only BRAT and deserves to look it's best.

Thanks, earl

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 09:35 PM

Bill I believe all the gen 1s had that front valence panel on them. both my '78 Brat and my '79 wagon (with quad rounds) had the same valence panel as the single rounds.

Nice score Poop, wish I could have found that. I miss my gen 1 Brat in a bad way.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:16 PM

Bill I believe all the gen 1s had that front valence panel on them. both my '78 Brat and my '79 wagon (with quad rounds) had the same valence panel as the single rounds.

Nice score Poop, wish I could have found that. I miss my gen 1 Brat in a bad way.


Incorrect sir, I have 7 Gen 1 brats at hand as of this moment, 3 of which have the big dual headlights (DL) and 4 with the quads (GL) and none of the GLs have the DL valance.... HOWEVER, the wiring IS in the harness for the quad headlights in ALL Gen 1 Brats, regardless of trim level. If you have a DL look behind the headlight sometime and you will see the extra plug ;) so swapping to the GL setup is as easy as changing the buckets and the grill and pluging it in. :banana:
Personally I am partial to the DL look :)
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:18 PM

PM me your address so I can get your decals in the mail. Let me know if you have anymore sweet GEN 1 BRAT stuff you want to sell or trade. Like I said I going to put this thing back to very good stock form. This is a one year only BRAT and deserves to look it's best.

Thanks, earl


Hey man, if you ever feel like taking a trip up my way, I have a ton of Gen 1 stuff, I might have more stuff that you need, you never know... Ill PM you my stuff and get that consol out of the shed for ya.

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#14 Pooparu

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:27 AM

I might have to do that once I really start tearing into the BRAT. I'll let you know.

Thanks a ton, earl

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:58 PM

I hate you. I spent twice as much and mine is ratty as hell. I'd put up pictures, but I'm ashamed.

#16 Pooparu

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 10:43 AM

I've started on the BRAT. It's the tear down phase. I'm going to start and finish the interior first. I've got everything out and the small amounts of rust fixed. No holes in the floor board!:banana:

I drop the BRAT off at the upholstery shop on Monday to get the carpet, back panel and kick panels done. This BRAT will look and smell like new on the inside. I should have it all put together by next weekend. I can't afford to do the seats right now so I'll just go with some good tan sheep skin covers. I'll post some before and after photos.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 03:58 PM

Make sure you have good weather stripping, window seals, and vent seals, it would suck to have your brand new interior get ruined by one good heavy rain...

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#18 Pooparu

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:36 PM

So I've almost got the interior completely finished. I still need a few small things & a stereo with speakers. Next is to work on the body and paint.

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Next time you see it, it should have the body and paint finished. After that comes the motor.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:42 PM

Looking great !

#20 Don_Quixpunch

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:02 PM

Oh great! Now I know what mine would look like if it weren't trashed beyond saving. But seriously, nice ride.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 04:46 PM

wow looks nice :slobber:

Have a gas pedal for it?? (no sorry I dont have one)

#22 Pooparu

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:03 PM

I don't yet. I was going to see if a gen 2 would fit on it. If not the hunt continues.

wow looks nice :slobber:

Have a gas pedal for it?? (no sorry I dont have one)



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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:45 PM

I have a gas pedal if you want it. Parting out a '79 Brat. Most of the interior is shot but the gas pedal is fine.

Eric

#24 Pooparu

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:01 PM

I'll take it. Let me know how much with shipping to Portland, Oregon 97266

Also how you want to get paid.

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I have a gas pedal if you want it. Parting out a '79 Brat. Most of the interior is shot but the gas pedal is fine.

Eric



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Posted 30 September 2009 - 05:03 AM

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PM your address. Call it my donation to a great looking brat.




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