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Old BRAT - part car, part truck, all work!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 12:19 PM UTC
Well, itís taken me a while, but Iíve finally managed to make some headway on the BRAT. I was very excited to get one, since I had turned one down (stupidly) years ago. I think it was a good thing, though, since Iíve built up my skills at cars in the meantime. And let me tell youÖ boy, do you need to be ready to leverage some skill against this thing!

After a lot of work, modifying the body and interior pans, adding, reshaping and scribing parts, the body is pretty much ready for paint! However, it was a long haul. Given that the reissue is due out in a month or so, you can get a preview of what youíre up against here. It wonít likely have gotten any easier with age! Despite it all, though, the BRATís such an interesting, niche vehicle that I have to say itís worth all the work. Check out the first build update below, and get ready for a workout!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/brat-update-1-grind-that-body/


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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 02:45 PM UTC
It was a great little car, called the Brumby here in Australia. Very reliable and very popular with farmers as a light truck around the property.
Several of my friends had them and they were fun to drive as well.

Great work on the body so far Adam, looking forward to more progress.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 01:30 PM UTC
It's weird you guys called it "Brumby", but the striping still said "BRAT", didn't it? Or did it?

Does Brumby mean anything in Australian slang, then?
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 02:15 PM UTC

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It's weird you guys called it "Brumby", but the striping still said "BRAT", didn't it? Or did it?

Does Brumby mean anything in Australian slang, then?



There were a few different graphics available, here is one option


A Brumby here is a wild horse, we have problems with feral horses in a lot of our high country.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brumby

Cheers, D