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This is a discussion on 914er's project "SPOILED BRAT" progress thread within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by indytruckboy I would do something with the bumper, but I would make it TMIC, with a snow-shovel ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by indytruckboy View Post
    I would do something with the bumper, but I would make it TMIC, with a snow-shovel scoop
    Honestly, I wasn't crazy about the design/direction that the brumby guy in Australia went.... although i can't argue with the power he's putting down though.

    With that.... one of the things I REALLY liked about that car was the FMIC..... absolutely twisted-sick looking...... gotta have it.
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine-modifications/165158-ninfourteeners-progress-thread-pics.html
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    Well... she's here... tucked away in my garage, where she will stay until I get her significantly cleaned up. Not too bad for a 30 year old Subaru.

    The "plan" is to start with the interior.... then move to the body.... and then the engine.

    Here's the good, the bad.... and the ugly. Obviously needs a lot of work..... but there are several aspects of this car I was pleasantly surprised about..... for a 30 year old JDM turd, I'm surprised it's held up as well as it has.

    If you notice..... the rust in not in typical places... the floorboards are clean.... the bed is clean (except one spot).... and under the hood is clean. The rust is all in the wheelwells, and the rocker panels.... obviously snow/salt deterioration only.... the rest of the car held up really well.

    I'll give a little rundown...... make a good "starting point"...... hopefully we can all "ooohhhh' and "ahhhhhh" after finish each project.

    Here goes:

    Here she is... in all her antique Subaru Glory:


    1.6 liter, horizontally opposed, carburated, 4-cyl.... 72 hp--LOL notice the LACK of rust under the hood:


    Jumpseats are IMMACULATE... with cool subie emblems... these are a sUPER rare find:


    RF fender.... needs to be replaced (dented by the turn signal):


    grill is almost perfect.... as is the nose section... already have a new turn signal assembly


    WOW... look how perfect... these are worth some $$$$


    headliner... perfect


    steering wheel is ok... is going bye bye though.... dash is BAD.... already working on a seat/dash trade with a guy in cali.


    passenger door panel.... almost perfect... one small split though


    roof... couple minor dings..... but zero rust.... nice. obviously had a camper shell for awhile


    god i love the grill on the 1st gen brats


    little rust inside the door sills...... zero rust in the hinge area though... i can fix this


    the hood is perhaps the most perfect part of the car.... zero dings, zero rust.... its damn near ready to be painted.


    driver door panel is perfect


    passenger door sill... again.... not too bad... and the hinges are clean


    weatherstripping..... perfect...... can you believe it????


    OUCH... this is where all the work needs to be done


    once again..... OUCH


    this is going to require a pro..... honestly..... this corner panel concerns me more than anything else on the car


    once again... PERFECT weatherstripping.... I can't believe it.... and the whole car is like this:


    you would THINK that there would be rust under here.... nope.


    rusted pretty bad.... but repairable..... this is from the wheelwells, and it's only on this side.... the rest of the bed is rust free.... weird.


    tailgate is pretty banged up.... and then there's that dented passenger corner.... I'm looking for a new tailgate with straighter metal.


    LF fender... actually, in pretty good shape


    Already purchased a new taillight..... it's on it's way here


    OUCH.... more work.... lots of it.
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    1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
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    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
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    wow! all in all it looks like its in awesome shape! especially for only a grand! cant wait to see what the final result will be

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanThom View Post
    wow! all in all it looks like its in awesome shape! especially for only a grand! cant wait to see what the final result will be
    +1 great find nice car cant wait to see what you do with it.
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    i have never even heard of that car before haha. The seats in the back are ****ing awesome.

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    ^^^^

    Bi-Drive Recreational All-Terrain Transport.

    It's essentially the car that launched Subaru into an American "mainstream" car producer.
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=165158
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    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
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    Sick project *subscribed*
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    ^^^^

    Bi-Drive Recreational All-Terrain Transport.

    It's essentially the car that launched Subaru into an American "mainstream" car producer.

    Thats sick. I figured BRAT stood for something, just didnt know what.

    The cars looking great for being 30 years old.

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    drop a 20g built motor in that yo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Findus11 View Post
    drop a 20g built motor in that yo!
    Going with an 02-05 2.0L WRX motor..... traditional throttle cable, and old enough to be inexpensive.

    I'm thinking an 18G actually.... keep in mind, this car is front wheel drive (with the 4wD disengaged), so that frees up a lot of HP, and it also weighs over 400 lbs less than a WRX...... should make for a nice little road rocket
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=165158
    1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
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    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
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    omg. you're serious.

    please post up the progress!
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    914er is bad ass... Tribeca, WRX, BRAT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhbamby View Post
    BTW that B9 tribeca is baller ,,, your the ultimate subie loyalist...party on the left bussiness on the right...your driveway is like a sideways mullet...
    (on the original 914er* thread)


    now where does the BRAT fit into this picture?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhbamby View Post
    now where does the BRAT fit into this picture?
    lmfao!!!!

    well..... as it sits right now..... this thing would be the corroded, yellowed, chipped, half-missing, buck teeth......... on the head of the sideways mullett

    i did get a little headway done on the interior..... it was amazing.... all the bolts came right out..... no rust, corrosion, or 30-year old "funk" at all.

    And.... I steam cleaned the seats.... I'm not keeping them... but I'm working on a swap for a reconditioned dashboard with a guy in Cali.







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    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
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    wow those seats r mint....what is that gauge ?
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