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#2911 ONLINE   loserone

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:51 AM

agricultural, but in a good way.


In the same way as an Impreza or Legacy are agricultural?

If one had a couple of hundred BHP would it be addictive to rally it round everywhere?

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

Legacy is a paragon of refinement compared to an MV - never driven an Impreza so can't comment, but would imagine the same would apply.

 

I would imagine one with a 200bhp engine would be fun in its own way, but unlike the Legacy / Impreza they're only part-time 4wd and the steering is unassisted and rather low geared, so they're not a vehicle which particularly invites hooning.  Although I'm sure it has been done.


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#2913 OFFLINE   brownnova

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:52 AM

Oooh me likey!

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:36 PM

Some more pics...
 
46003981264_3d14606dc0_c.jpgDSC_0163 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
It has some mismatched seats.
 
45813024495_c12f61687b_c.jpgDSC_0164 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
45813024115_e5663075f4_c.jpgDSC_0165 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
46003975314_f8d6ec7426_c.jpgDSC_0167 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
Generally looks pretty tidy under there, I had a minor issue trying to get it onto the ramp to look underneath but I soon solved it.
 
45813023765_204fe992f1_c.jpgDSC_0168 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
The bottom of the nudge bar was very low and was a bit of a concern because of the massive speed bumps around here. I didn't want to scrape it into them so just chopped the bottom section off.
 
31787247237_755829f9c6_c.jpgDSC_0185 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
46003978734_405084d66d_c.jpgDSC_0170 by srblythe, on Flickr
 
It looks pretty good underneath, it's had a bit of welding over the years but all looks to have been done to a good standard.

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#2915 OFFLINE   Bazfr69

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:39 PM

I’ve wanted one of these on and off since I was a youngster.
We used to have a dealers in Donegall Pass and I thought they were one of the coolest things I’d ever seen.

Still do actually.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:39 PM

Looks like a Sierra driver's seat?


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:21 PM

What a smashing truck. Would buy.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:33 PM

Used to be a few round our way mostly farmers as we had a dealership nearby.
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#2919 OFFLINE   D Spares & Tyres

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

Lovely.

Always fancied a Brumby but have never seen one for sale in non farmer condition.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:53 PM

I honestly can’t remember seeing one for sale over here as an adult and it must be twenty plus years since I’ve seen one on the road sadly.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:13 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!

Never understood why Subaru stopped doing pickups, these were ace! Do Impreza turbo mechanicals fit?

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#2922 ONLINE   Rod/b

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:17 AM

Someone off here who lived close to me in Berkhamsted used to have one. Can’t remember who now though, but it was in a ultralovely condition (ATCNBE etc)

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:32 AM

Lovely.
Always fancied a Brumby but have never seen one for sale in non farmer condition.


I bought a defender once so I understand now that one owner from new means multiple drivers , low mileage actually means it's spent all it's life on fields covered in cow shit which rots the chassis from the inside out pulling tree stumps out so the diffs,steering and every bush and bearing are knackered = farmer condition
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#2924 OFFLINE   binhoker668

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:31 AM

I’ve wanted one of these on and off since I was a youngster.
We used to have a dealers in Donegall Pass and I thought they were one of the coolest things I’d ever seen.

Still do actually.

 

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:01 AM

That Brat is cool as fuck, I've still got my RC one from childhood (same chassis as the Mudblaster, Lunchbox & Midnight Pumpkin fact fans).


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#2926 ONLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:11 AM

Lovely.

Always fancied a Brumby but have never seen one for sale in non farmer condition.

 

This - I've only ever looked at 3 in earnest as they were all borked beyond belief. it kind of dampened the spirit somewhat. I can't be trawling across the pond for bare faced lies to see scrap that should in no way have a certificate of roadworthiness.

 

That looks generally messy but in good condition. Excellent find and purchase fella.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:30 AM

Never understood why Subaru stopped doing pickups, these were ace! Do Impreza turbo mechanicals fit?

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The Brat/MV/284 was a niche product and basically a facelifted 1970s vehicle, I can't imagine a Legacy-based replacement.

They produced the Baja in the early 2000s for the North American market, a lifestyle truck more than a workhorse. It wasn't a great success. I'd love one with a flat 6.

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#2928 OFFLINE   rainagain

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:57 AM

Love it, what a great looking pickup

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:19 PM

I remember years ago a mate got some rally tyres to fit a Brat & took it to a pay n play site. It did rather well, with just ground clearance letting it down.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:56 AM

That looks good until halfway back on the rear door then the proportions look wrong. Rear axle too far forward and too short a bed. Single cab would look good.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:12 PM

Always had a soft spot for these as they were just so different when they were new. A farming neighbour bought one new, he liked it, unfortunately by the time its first mot came around he didn't bother to try to get it tested as it was a wreck. Mechanically it was still good, but his sheer neglect of the bodywork had ruined it. The rear end was rotten from being reversed into something solid, it was bent, buckled and scraped, trailer lamps had been crudely fitted to replace the damaged lights, but no paint was put over the scraped areas. Whenever paint had been knocked off nothing was done and I can only assume that cow-shit is very corrosive. It did survive for a few more years as field transport before going for scrap. I think many went the same way
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