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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; I bet I have 15+ hours into just this rear fender. By the time I stripped out all the rust, ...

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    I bet I have 15+ hours into just this rear fender. By the time I stripped out all the rust, I had holed big enough to slide my FIST through.... no exaggeration.

    Lots of fiberglass cloth and resin, body filler, POR-15, primer, sanding, and paint..... and this is the finished product... uggggg. Not real pretty as far as the paint is concerned..... but it's as smooth as Angelina Jolie's backside Like 30 years of sitting outside in Colorado winters never happened

    I've got the other rear fender, which isn't as bad.... the tailgate..... and the bed.

    Got some new taillights in..... some new side mirrors..... a new steering wheel..... some stuff to recover the dash, and a few other odds and ends I've managed to locate. Still need a set of seats though.





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    forgot about this thread. cars coming along really good. keep us posted!
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    aw man that car is gonna be so awesome. i dont know much about compatibility when swapping engines, but would it be possible to put something like a d16 in there?

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    Well... I want to use it as a winter driver this winter... so I'm jobbing on the bodywork.....

    and although any subaru DOHC motor is out of the question.... I have done a bit of research on the early 90s SOHC turbo motors..... might just be doable..... next year.

    finishing bodywork (working on the RR quarter now).... then I'm redrilling the hubs for a chexy 6-lug pattern for more available wheels
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    It's really coming along. Keep up the good work!
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    So...... I decided to take a break from bodywork and FINALLY get to recovering the dashboard. Just in case you've been thinking about doing this...... don't. I can honestly say this had to have been one of the most frustrating things I've ever done to a car..... In my life.

    Plus..... I had to prance around Hobby Lobby with all the 80 year old women.... ugg.

    Oh yea.... and I got stuck in line behind a fat 50 year old that was wearing a tight mini dress. Apparently she thought she was still 20. Oh yea.... and the THONG pantylines were ever so prominent.....

    Anyway..... got some sticks for the hot glue gun... sopme spray adhesive, some cotton batting, and of course, black vinyl.

    All in all.... I'm not terribly happy. I don't know how those apholstery guys do it...... because it is definnitely a skill..... a skill that I don't have - LOL

    There's bumps.... creases..... and a few ugly spots..... but I suppose it looks better than it did covered in gigantic cracks all over the place. I'm gonna use it, and chalk it up as a lesson learned.

    This is from before, where I gooped up all the cracks to try to prevent them from cracking further:



    I had to trim the excess "goop", so it was as flat as possible:


    Had to drill out the VIN plate, I resused it on the outside of the recovered dash.


    Covered it in cotton batting with the spray adhesive.... and then ripped most of it off just to leave a thin layer:


    And..... recovered it..... and it's back in the car. My overall impression????? Ehhhhh... not great... but presentable
    What have I learned? Never again do I want to cover a dash....... EVER

    The coolest part? I hooked up all the old wiring.... been disconnected since OCTOBER of 2008... thats 11 months.... almost a year........ and the damn thing STARTED RIGHT UP!!!!!!!
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    I too have suffered at the frustration of covering complex curves in vinyl. Then I paid to have it redone by a professional.

    My observations/tips given to me by my upholsterer:

    1. Vinyl stretches better in one direction then the other.

    2. Have a heat gun or propane tank with heat nozzle handy.

    3. Serious curves need a stitch line to avoid wrinkles and funky
    spots. (which is the reason for all the stitch lines on exotic cars with covered dashes)

    4. I would much rather pay and watch someone else do it....in the end its cheaper and I'm happier.
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    So after taking a look at the RR fender.... I realized I definitely have my work cut out for me..... especially since that damn RR crushed-in taillight has scared the crap outta me since day 1 that I brought this car home from Denver.

    So............. operation BFH is commenced.

    the taillight:


    the rear fender:


    some pliers, a sander, and of course..... a BFH..... and I got it "pretty straight":


    Oh yea... working on the biggest DENT on the car as well...... its coming along:


    Got the taillight as straight as I could.... and primed it. Its easier for me to see what needs to be fixed when its all the same color:


    Started working on the top side... not too bad.... no major defects.... looks like it was keyed though.... gouged all the way to the metal.... so I had to take quite a bit down to the bare metal. Also had to strip off that damn 30 year old pinstriping:


    Got the topside looking pretty good after 2 hand-sands and primer coats:


    And just in case you think I'm exaggerating about all the rust in this damn POS........ the other side was WORSE.... gimme a couple days..... more to follow:
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    Damn dude...that's some good work none-the-less...
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    ^^^ Thanks!!

    Well.... I grinded out all the rotted metal.... POR15'd it...... fiberglassed the back side.......... filled in the rest...... sanded..... primed...... refilled..... sanded..... primed....

    2 "stages" so far...... still a bit more to get it straight..... but its coming along.

    And people wonder why this thing is taking me so long--LOL

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    well not to piggy back on this, but I have purchased a '79 brat and I am starting to set it up for Rally racing, I am stuck in the California Desert of course! ever find out the engine work setup? I still trying to figure out the best engine/ drive train setup.

    thanks

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    For a 79... you are in the same boat as I am.. and are EXTREMELY limited on your choices of engines. If you would have chosen a 1981 brat or later... you'd have much more options.

    Notice that the starter on your brat is exactly at the 12:00 position on the bellhousing?? Yea... so is mine. Every other drivetrain setup after that was at about the 10:00 position.

    That means you can't just do an "engine" swap..... you have to do a drivetrain swap as well..... or rebuild the original engine.

    ... and you can't fit ANY DOHC Subaru motor between the framerails of a 1st gen Brat..... it cannot be done. You can squeeze a SOHC motor in there though, if you notch the framerails.

    .... looking for an early 90s SOHC turbo Legacy motor???

    .... yea... me too.

    Good luck man!
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    Just to comment...you've done some great work here!

    I spent my high school years doing really bad bodywork, so I have mucho respect for those that have a mastery of the art form.
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    ^^^ "Mastery" my butt.....

    I've done bodywork before..... but this car has a LOT more rust than I originally thought. This has definitely been a learning process.
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