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Old 04-28-2019, 01:38 PM   #1
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I've had this body around for a few years. I always loved the look of a brat set up for offroading and trailing. When I saw the boom racing brx70 narrow axles I knew I had the driveline made for this build. I also happened to have a swb kit for the scx10 that I was able to use to get the rails inside the short body. Still had to cut about 0.5" off the front.
To keep the body tucked low I have to concentrate the electronics to the skid area (I'm not going to do an interior). I decided to move the steering servo and use a steering block made for a tamiya semi.
Because I want an external cage tight to the body I've had to come up with a way to insert the body. I'm going to make it so the cage bolts to the front and rear bumpers as two halves.
Lots more work to go but the pics should give you an idea of where it stands today.
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I like where this is headed.
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:43 AM   #3
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I like where this is headed.
Thanks. First time I've put together a rig based on 1.55 wheels so packing things into a tight space if fun. Plus having a cage tracking the body lines closely is proving to be a challenge with the tube bending equipment I have (which is practically none! )
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:21 PM   #4
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Got some more cage work done. Sticking with my plan to have the ability to split the cage so I can wrap it around the body. It will have points with bolts that allow it to be rigid.
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Still liking where this is headed!
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:44 AM   #6
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More tube work completed. Has the passenger side done and added some tabs to the top tubes for mounting roof rack.
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I love how the cage echos the lines of a Subaru GL Wagon.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:52 AM   #8
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I love how the cage echos the lines of a Subaru GL Wagon.
funny. I never made that connection. my goal was to have the cage follow the contours of the body but I can see what you mean
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I seen a lifted brat this morning and reminded me of this.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:02 AM   #10
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ive got a tao2 with a brat body its beat to snot though speaking of the gl wagon i want to copy this rig
2 door pannel wagon 5" lift sitting on 30s with tube fenders snorkle custom bumpers and a big fat winch








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Old 06-24-2019, 03:42 PM   #11
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ive got a tao2 with a brat body its beat to snot though speaking of the gl wagon i want to copy this rig
2 door pannel wagon 5" lift sitting on 30s with tube fenders snorkle custom bumpers and a big fat winch







That is awesome. Love the look of that rig, especially the front bumper setup.
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That is awesome. Love the look of that rig, especially the front bumper setup.


Donít forget that pit bull unimpressed like those girlfriend poser pics. LOL. Subies are handicapable.
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It's been ages since I worked on this build. Too many other projects I started.

I am getting this finished up soon. Had to come up with an easy way to lock in the rear of the cage to the frame that allows me to open it up easily. I fabricated a spring loaded pin setup that seems to be working out good.

Got everything painted up and assembled. Still needs a little finishing work like scale accessories and a light bar but I'm really liking how it has come together.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:48 AM   #14
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Still a good looking build.
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Had to come up with an easy way to lock in the rear of the cage to the frame that allows me to open it up easily. I fabricated a spring loaded pin setup that seems to be working out good.
Noice!
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Still a good looking build.
Thanks. It is a fun little truck. Lots of pep and I like watching it struggling to get over obstacles, although so far that has been chunks of wood and shoes in my workshop!
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Very nice build sir!! Keep up the good work!!!
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That's a good looking Mad Max machine!
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I love Subaru Brats. This one is pretty cool!
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nice.. cage fitment is on point!
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