82 Brat paint overhaul

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82 Brat paint overhaul

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Visited the body shop today and they have made progress, the work is first class and it looks better than showroom!
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Re: 82 Brat paint overhaul

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Wow your brat looks so good. I remember pulling mine out of the paint booth 13yrs ago looking like this. It's nice to see someone going thru one of these old beauties. Can't wait to see the progression!

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Excited to see the finished product!
I like it here.... [smilie=cheeky-grin.gif]

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Re: 82 Brat paint overhaul

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Following! That looks awesome!
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While the truck was at the body shop I built a new engine for it:
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30 off the heads and port/polish

EA82 SPFI pistons

Delta torque grind cam

EA82 intake manifold

Weber carb

New valves / rod + main bearings

Emissions delete / EGR / aux air etc.

Felpro permatorque head gaskets / OEM gaskets elsewhere

New distributor / wires / plugs

New alternator

New fasteners

New water pump / thermostat

Repaint the tin

Will do a header

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Re: 82 Brat paint overhaul

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What it looked like when I bought it a year ago, it was a CA car that was garage kept and 99% rust free. The fenders go cleaned up, the lines improved where they were modified for tire clearance. All dents taken out, and epoxy primed over the bare metal.
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The truck had some really nice custom bumpers and a small lift done so I kept those and had them powder coated white, I also have the tall roll bar and had it done as well.
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The wheels are really interesting, they are copies of the stock wheels but done in 14in size, they were made in the 80's by Taylor Made Wheels in CA. I have never seen another set like them. As soon as the truck is back home they are going out for powdercoating.
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Got the truck delivered on Friday and started putting it back together today. It has a few weeks to go before it is ready.
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Wow! looks pretty! Pretty sure we all want your garage. =D
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Re: 82 Brat paint overhaul

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If anyone is looking for the bed chrome trim clips ( I know I was ) part numbers are below, my local dealership could order them.

Corner clip 7910 17200
Wedge shaped clip 7910 17130

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Engine bay ready!
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Re: 82 Brat paint overhaul

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More progress!

KCs on!
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Engine going in.
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Installed the Ranchos today, way better shocks available today but sticking to the stock plus 10% upgrades that could have been done in the mid 80s.
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Got the wheels and bed seat frames back from the powder coaters and installed the seats, the tires get re-mounted monday.
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