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Hello all at USMB my name is ben, i  own a 95 impreza coupe which am doing a wrx swap on but just this month i was lucky enough to get an 1983 BRAT from the Original Owner! only 135k on her been sitting since 2002 since the owners husband died!T it has back fee's ,car was not running and missing tail lights, after some gas and a lot of patience she started!

bogged down bad but changed the cap and rotor and plugs and wires now she goes through the RPM's like it should! i am sadly missing tail lights but the overall condition of the BRAT is amazing! Interior was redone in 2001 and held up amazingly well! Needs Brakes, tail lights and a new dash would be nice! A carb cleaning and rebuild will happen within the next weeks.Plans for the moment are get tail lights,replace vaccum and fuel lines, smog ,and maybe a paint job in the future and will look into upgrading to a weber but in the mean time i will  take care of the minor rust it does have heres some pictures

 

 

 

 

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Nice rescue...

 

Like the look of the seat reupholstering, looks to be more comfortable than the stock ones are.

 

Being in Ca., you won't be able to do a Weber swap and get it to pass emissions testing.

You can however, do a SPFI swap, and get it to pass. Been a few Ca. members do so.

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thanks everyone for the kind words and i have a way "around" smog ;) but at the moment the Weber swap is only a dream! i just found a set of rebuilt ea81 heads which i will be picking up as well as a spare set of wheels so i can Powder Coat the rusted ones that are on the BRAT! I recently put a Subaru GL Chrome Gas Door which IMO looks 2x better than the stock did , shift knob was worn out so i swapped it out for an Audi 90 5 speed shift knob which is a somewhat weighted and just feels amazing! i was saving it for another VW/Audi but it goes good on the BRAT

 

 

 

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Don't get rid of the stock BRAT gas door. They are getting harder to come by! Looks like a sweet project!

 

nope would never do that haha it stored away for now! and thanks hopefully have her road ready by the end of the month!

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*UPDATE*

 

 

Currently Fighting the California DMV ,they want $700 in back fee's dating back to 2001! will go down with $350 and see what they say 

on another note tail lights arrived thanks to USMB member DBOZ

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I've got some of the various trim pieces you're missing in good condition. 

 

Looks good so far, can't wait to see what you do with it down the road.

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I've got some of the various trim pieces you're missing in good condition. 

 

Looks good so far, can't wait to see what you do with it down the road.

nice do you have the tail gate trim piece??

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*update*

 

i have not put an update on here in a while but many changes are coming   B) 

i had wanted a Weber 32/36 for some time now and i got one! 

 

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i plan to put it on within the next month just need to get an adjustable fuel pressure regulator and various hoses!

for $320 shipped am excited with the Weber and am dying to get it on the ea81

 

when i got my BRAT it had the front bumper off and in the bed, so i stopped being lazy and did a test fit  :D 

 

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looking pretty good right there but i prefer it with a Brush Guard!

 

 

so i had also been somewhat thinking/looking  into getting a Brush Guard and i got one off a 1983 GL Wagon at the junkyard for $30

heres a pic of it resting on my BRAT,going to mount it soon debating on painting or letting it Rust completely  :rolleyes: 

 

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a few months back i also got these wheels and a complete set of hubcaps off a GL wagon

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at the moment i am trying to get it the BRAT Registered  as an Off Road Vehicle due to the California DMV wanting $700 to get it street legal  :wacko:  i am trying my best to get the $$ but cash is scarce at the moment!

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You stole that brushguard. I've trying to get that style for over a year. At one point I was going to pay $200 for one... you're lucky. Glad to hear some updates! Let us know how it goes.

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You stole that brushguard. I've trying to get that style for over a year. At one point I was going to pay $200 for one... you're lucky. Glad to hear some updates! Let us know how it goes.

 

Im sure i can find you one for the same price i got mine, where im at in California not a lot of people touch these older subaru's so if i see one here local to me usually its untouched!

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no updates really other than that i am picking up 5 15" Peugeot Alloy wheels with tires in a week or so!

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i will post a picture of them as soon as i have them next to my BRAT i just have to make sure the seller has all the Lug Nuts!

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i put on my Peugeot Wheels 195/65r15 & Peugeot Lug Nuts  B)

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My favorite part of the Peugeot wheels = center caps!

 

 

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nothing to update other than that i got a new job which = money for the BRAT!

2014 will be a good year for me and my BRAT  :D

the Weber 32/36 is waiting i had to have a gaze at it the other day!

 

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my 95 Impreza 2.2 i got up in the SF BayArea for $800(i had the wrx wheels already,came with stock 15's) runs but no reverse lol , i got a 03 wrx 5 speed swap for it just need new clutch and Lightweight flywheel !

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haven't done much to the BRAT in a while but 2014 is the year it gets back on the Road and also on some Trails!

i have been on rs25 / working on my impreza coupe but my next check on the 17th will go to the BRAT  B)

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took the BRAT out for some 91 octane and a nice sunday cruise! 

no major updates! 

still dont got the coin to pay the backfees but hopefully i can make a miracle happen this April and start daily driving my brat!

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$134 more dollars and my BRAT is legal for California Roads!

more updates coming April 25th(payday), still have yet to install my weber 32/36 but will do once smogged!

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is it friday yet??

lol me and a buddy did the front brakes today and will be bleeding the brake system tomorrow and doing a coolant flush!

smog on friday!  B)

 

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