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#2881 ONLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:54 PM

Tried a pressure washer which didn't do much towards removing it although after the paint got wet it was easier to peel off.

Maybe try a steam cleaner if you can get a go of one; they can shift well attached things if used irresponsibly so got to be worth a go?

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#2882 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:48 PM

Some sort of solvent will soften it enough to get it off.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:58 PM

Tomorrow I'm going to Durham to buy a car I've always wanted!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7873/3282...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/3973...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/3282...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr


Wish me luck!


Is that the pair that have been on Facebook? Good luck!
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#2884 OFFLINE   loserone

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:07 PM

We're quite tied up at the minute, but I'll try to keep in touch with Jim to see if I can bump into you mid collection. The brat is literally over the hill from my house.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:11 PM

Tomorrow I'm going to Durham to buy a car I've always wanted!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7873/3282...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/3973...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/3282...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr


Wish me luck!

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#2886 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:25 PM

We're quite tied up at the minute, but I'll try to keep in touch with Jim to see if I can bump into you mid collection. The brat is literally over the hill from my house.

 

A lift from the train station if you've room for two passengers would be cool! I'll be arriving in Durham around 1030am but if you're tied up I'll get a taxi etc.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:52 AM

Tomorrow I'm going to Durham to buy a car I've always wanted!

 

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7873/3282...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr

 

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/3973...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr

 

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/3282...Subaru by srblythe, on Flickr

 

 

Wish me luck!

 

A Subaru Brumby! Fantastic!

 

My Dad's friend had one with WRX STI running gear shoehorned in it.  It was lethal.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:49 AM

Looking good! That replacement numberplate is pretty cool too, ironically better then the original which was pointlessly taken off it.



often happens! Presumably It's now down as
Non transferable on the V5, otherwise you could offer it to the bloke who sold you it for $$$$.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:26 AM

These are Belted Galloways... a Scottish breed...

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Wow, American police cows. Cool.


Subaru looks great!
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:27 AM

The last digits on the old plate were rfr, I think he thought he could sell it to a roofing company or something, I think he'll be hanging onto it for a good while.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:37 AM

RFR - reason for refusal?

Ideal for an MOT place?
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:23 AM

Sorry I couldn't help out this morning man. As it turns out I'm not too grand anyway this morn so probs would have called off sick anyway. Brat looks amazing!

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:22 PM

Stopped off at Bavarian Retro on the way back home, the big 6 cylinder Mercedes is now tucked up inside drying out, I have no regrets about selling it.

 

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The Brat came with a pair of wings, original bumper and a set of steel wheels.

 

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It drives quite well, I really like it. This is definitely a keeper! Maybe...Probably!


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

Good to see you both again. I like the Brat. Rare, interesting car and all the better for not being a Visa convertible.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:12 PM

Good to see you both again. I like the Brat. Rare, interesting car and all the better for not being a Visa convertible.

 

More rare...

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

That really does look MEGA.

 

I thought these were all ridiculous money these days.

 

Love the multicoloured panels.  And everything else!


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:46 PM

Now that needs a proper onboard driving video done, preferably with good audio.  Assume these used the same engines as the estates Subaru were selling around the same time?  If so they should sound absolutely epic between the engine and gearbox whine in the lower gears.

 

I was well dissapointed the first time I took an Impreza out and it had been smoothed out so much compared to the old 1.8DL that out neighbour used to have.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:57 PM

They do sound great.

You can adjust (up and down) the torsion bar suspension front and back with a ratchet by the way.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

Now that needs a proper onboard driving video done, preferably with good audio.  Assume these used the same engines as the estates Subaru were selling around the same time?  If so they should sound absolutely epic between the engine and gearbox whine in the lower gears.

 

I was well dissapointed the first time I took an Impreza out and it had been smoothed out so much compared to the old 1.8DL that out neighbour used to have.

 

This is the best I can do at the moment!

 


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:35 PM

Hawt!

(The brat, not the driver, sorry SK)

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:17 PM

It's a bloody 284, not a BRAT.
Pedantry over, 284 isn't exactly a catchy model name.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:36 PM

Shame I’m fairly sure I wouldn’t fit into one of these; I think they’re great.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:59 PM

Yas. Love these. Local farmers to me in SW Scotland were all over these when I was a lad. Good to see a survivor
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:06 PM

Bit late and probably not much use to you, there is a red Sierra estate in Windleys, Tattershall if you're desperate for bits. 1.6 IIRC.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:08 PM

Well bought that man.
It's good to see another Brat/Brumby/MV284 on here.

This is my one that I have owned for six years and spent way too much time and money on.

They are a happy,willing little truck and men of a certain age will often come over and chat about once having a Tamiya remote controled one as a kid.

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My one has a cherry bomb rear box fitted for a more fruity burble.

Alas it is currently sorned as she needs some galloping rot on the sills attending to and the oil burning knocking engine swapping for a nice fresh one I have sitting up the shed.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:14 PM

Joey, that's a thing of beauty.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:15 PM

Ooh, Norwich reg on that MV / Brat / Brumby / 284! 

 

I loved the one I had - agricultural, but in a good way.  Then it got nicked. :-(



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:21 PM

Stupid question but are these a flat four?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:26 PM

I love the look of these, I used to have a little radi.....

 

They are a happy,willing little truck and men of a certain age will often come over and chat about once having a Tamiya remote controled one as a kid.

 

.... never mind.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:06 AM

Stupid question but are these a flat four?

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