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Good pictures of the tube work under my brat...

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It didn't dawn on me until just as the pics started loading that this was bad news.

 

Sucks.........hopefully windshield frame isn't too bad.

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mostly :)

 

I made my 4th and last attempt at a hill climb, and I made it, but right at the top it dropped into the climb from around the corner... my climb at the top was right between 2 trees, and the angle I was at, and the drop there was too much. I basically planted my front end into the other trail, and rolled it to the left... coming to rest above the adjacent climb. my son and I were both hanging from the seatbelts. we got him unbuckled first and a friend lifted him out, then I unsnapped and fell to the roof and climbed out my "window" area.

 

Took pictures, then began the recovery...

 

it really was a slow roll. just held on for the short ride.

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just the rear cage for now... I hate exos and the brat is tight inside, so I'm still looking at what I want to do....

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Lol, I was looking at the first pic thinking, wow, pretty cool stu... is that the ground "above" the brat?

 

Hope it didn't damage you guys or the car too badly.

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I remember seeing it in the driveway very shortly after he got it with a hole cut in the bed/rusted out and the gas tank removed maybe? I knew he was up to "no good" in a good way with the look he gave me when I asked him what his "fix" for that was going to be. Heck its a completely different vehicle from when he got featured in Subiesport even and back then it was awesome.

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I remember seeing it in the driveway very shortly after he got it with a hole cut in the bed/rusted out and the gas tank removed maybe? I knew he was up to "no good" in a good way with the look he gave me when I asked him what his "fix" for that was going to be. Heck its a completely different vehicle from when he got featured in Subiesport even and back then it was awesome.

 

yeah, when I first got it, there was a few minor dents, and a hole in the bed where a battery had sat and leaked for some time... the gas tank was totally varnished up... had sat for probably 13-14 years...

it got a 4/3 Ozified lift in the beginning....

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I don't even know what to say. That's some seriously nice work. Very inspiring. I am going to be doing something like this in the next year or two with some subframes for the EJ swap into my Hatch. I am doing EJ suspension rather than solid axle, but I expect it to be similar in construction requirements.

 

I don't really like exoskeletons either, but I really want a roof rack tied into the frame. The Hatch isn't quite as space limited as the Brat, but similar. I think I am going to route the up-tubes through the interior and out the roof and the cross-members will be on the exterior of the roof. The rack will attach to the cross-members, so I will have an integrated roll cage and rack mount. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.

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