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Old Wed 24th July 2013, 09:50 PM
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Red Targa Brumby

Well, it's time to introduce the new member to Bennie's "stable's" family after a long time hunting:





^ It's lived here for a few weeks under a tarp, now been relocated to the shed - Sunnie the Brumby was "moved on" last weekend, finally!



^ The major damage to take care of for RWC

Engine bay, comes with AC Power steering will be added (a, because I can and b, I love PS now that I've been spoiled with it!):







So it's in the shed now and I'm pretty stoked! This is what I'm chasing a good block for as I reckon the engine is in need of a rebuild, without even trying to start it the dip stick comes out the same as I would imagine it if you dipped it in a container of cream, not kidding!

But I got it at a price I could afford after talking to Mrs El Freddo about it, having a look at it then stalking it for about 6 weeks to see if it was still there

Looking forward to cracking into this and getting it on the road as my daily. Plans? Well, I may have a few and they look like this:

Keep the EA81 but MPFI it, really looking forward to this!
5 speed conversion - after rego "sometime"
Ditch the desert rats for a stock 13 inch set of sunnies
5 poster bullbar - because I might be able to, time will tell
Electric windows might be added at some stage.

I'll leave it here for now, updates will come as needed.

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Old Wed 24th July 2013, 10:17 PM
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Nice one! shame about that fender though. Nice little bonus coming with a/c like that, what's the rust situation like? Looks pretty tidy from here.
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Old Wed 24th July 2013, 10:47 PM
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Nice one! shame about that fender though. Nice little bonus coming with a/c like that, what's the rust situation like? Looks pretty tidy from here.
Yeah it is a shame about the guard, but in a way it helped knock the price down!

Pretty stoked about AC already being installed, dunno if it works yet, but having it there is a start!

Rust: A bit in the lower RHS corner of the windscreen and some gritty surface rust mainly on the bed of the tray area - a bit of wire wheeling, acid treatment and red oxide should take care of that. I can't see it being a road worthy issue so I'm going to leave it until summer and just try to keep it out of the weather.

Pretty stoked that it's a targa top too. It's an '86 model and shares the same anti pollution gear as Sunnie the Brumby which I found interesting since there's three years between the two.

With a tidy up and a good detailing session this should scrub up very well. I'm just not sure what rims to put on it - finding another set of scorpions at a good price seems too far fetched, but I'd love them if it happened! For the RWC it'll be black sunnies with my snow tyres.

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Nice find ... :like: ... how much $ for it ?

A good panel beating session should be able to get that dent out ...

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Nice find ... :like: ... how much $ for it ?

A good panel beating session should be able to get that dent out ...
Asking $1200 - Dreaming! Got it for $800 in the end

Panel beating will have it roughly back to it's old shape, but unfortunately it's been backed into by a tray back ute and it's torn the metal!

I had a sneaking suspicion that this unit was involved in an accident - instinct more than anything. Tonight I found that it's confirmed. The driver's door is a replacement - has "subaru genuine item" stickers all over it and when I removed the damaged guard you can see "aftermarket" welding to replace spot welds. Other than that there's no other evidence to suggest anything has been damaged - so I'm confident it is a good repair job and nothing is out of alignment.

Before finding this damage the brumby reads as being a grandpa's car, which the previous owner reckons he purchased from his mate's grandpa - I reckon he did. It's been owned by the guy I purchased from for about two or three years. It's very clean (after I clean out all the dust) and has 238k km on the clock. I'm yet to find out if the speedo works though, time will tell on this one...

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Old Wed 24th July 2013, 11:22 PM
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Not bad for the price ...

You'll be wanting one of these then ...



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Yeah got one at M&D's on a parts bomb - but it's also white. I'm thinking of shaping this one out to what it should be then stitch welding the gash area, then use some sort of putty to clean and smooth over - then very roughly match the colour for RWC - or get a big vinyl bandaid made up to stick over it

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Still worth three grand as it stands Bennie. You have masked its number plate - stolen? You did not bother to hide the number plates of the other non featured veehickles !

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Old Thu 25th July 2013, 10:17 AM
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I've been waiting for an update on this, definitely worth every bit of $800! I'll be jealous if you find a good 5 poster, I dream of finding an old alloy one for mine.

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