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going to goldendale washington tomorrow to watch the derby:headbang:and on the way back home trading the chrome brush guard for a full set of trim pieces for both the sides, so i get the one i've been needing for two years:D

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put some of the trim pieces on the 4th they look alot better than the ones i had on it
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Nice job, cool vids on youtube. Sandy, OR? not to far, maybe see you at a Subaru meet sometime?!?! Those must be your CL ads I've been perusing? :-p I keep hoping to see a gen2 rollbar or bullbar on there, lol :brow:

 

I saw in a previous post your running 195/75/14s. Same here, and yes I had to adjust the front suspension all the way up, still had to trim the fronts a little, and the backs rub oh so slightly depending on the articulation (sp?), though I'm running BFG A/T's so they are a little "knobby" I suppose.

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the back on mine have never rubbed for some reason but the front ones rub just a little when theres a very sharp turn, so i need to adjust the front suspension and get it realigned so it handles good:D

 

i'm going to probably both subaru meets next year and you'll see mine there and maybe my dads, my roll bar came out of a 1st gen brat and my dads friend fabricated it to fit my 2nd gen and it fits good but i want to get it shortened so my canopy will fit on it:headbang:and the tires im running are all-season or summer can't remember

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disappointed to find this bad of rust:( i need to get a welder now or get my dads friend to do it for me:-pbut im happy to get all the hardware i want to get from ace finally! :D
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im going to paint and prime my brat do any of u guys know how many gallons of paint and primer i need? im going to use my dads craftsman air compressor and auto paint gun:D

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Got some parts in Bend:headbang:got 2 wheels, glove box door and shelf, and door handle plastic pieces:headbang::cool:also put on the parts besides the rims:D The parts came off a 83 wagon the guy used for parts for his dads 82 dl brat hard top. Engine/tranny in the wagon was really clean with only 70k on them before it got in a little accident. Had been sitting since before 2000 with tags expired.
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got crappy tires off thanks to my dad and his tire machine:Dthey look great going to clean up tomarrow
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I haven't been working on my brat a whole lot(in need of a welder to fix wheel well, customize the roll bar so the canopy will fit on for winter, customize a brush guard/winch bumper) but figured out my tailgate handle problem:cool:
it was rusty and needed the handle part at the bottom and the emblem was scratched up really bad and non-repairable so i had two handles so im making 1 out of 2 im happy with the air brush i just got at harbor freight
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primed and sanded about 3-4 times to sit about right
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79 brat hood emblem im refinishing for my dads brat just need to paint background behind the stars
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:headbang:FINALLY got a set of tail lights. I also got a third eye with grill and head light bezels B). Paid $150 but the tail light i need on ebay is $150. Right now i still need the head lights and buckets to hold them in place.

pics tomarrow

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$150 and 15 minutes from my house.

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removed tail gate needs lots of bondo or just a new one
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To me, you got a good deal for all of those parts.

 

I'd cut all of the rust out of that tailgate, weld in new metal. Be sure the drain holes are open along the bottom. Seems that's the cause of rust along the bottom edge.

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To me, you got a good deal for all of those parts.

 

I'd cut all of the rust out of that tailgate, weld in new metal. Be sure the drain holes are open along the bottom. Seems that's the cause of rust along the bottom edge.

 

thats what i want to do, first i need a welder:o and then im set the tail gate will get fixed, the wheel well will get repaired, roll bar shortened, and custom front bumper also make rear bumper come closer to the car but i think i can do that with my drill

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haven't really worked on her hard in while hopefully next week the motor will be in and i get the third eye set up, im going to use my extra grill that is broke and cut a hole in it for the door to open until i get the head light buckets for the bezals i want to use, i've been doing body work on one of my dads 78 brats getting it ready to sell if anyones i interested just say so and ill make a for sale thread for it or its going on craigslist once im done doing the major body work

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wish my brat looked this good

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awsome pic. do you know when it was taken? looks like a shipment of mid 80's subarus new

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awsome pic. do you know when it was taken? looks like a shipment of mid 80's subarus new

 

86 or 87... note the EA82s coupes parked to the left and the lack of jump seats in the BRATs.:cool:

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its been a while since i have been able to do anything since school started but i cut the rust out of the tail gate and am going to weld it back together since i got a welder:headbang:i made a frame for a set of subaru brat seats i have on craigslist right now for my dad https://post.craigslist.org/manage/3292193887 and i also took the gas tank off the 79 brat and found black build up on the inside from it sitting 16-18 years without much of anything done to it but sit for years, luckily there was no rust

 

picture update when facebook works thats where i keep pictures

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