Tag Archives: BRAT
Chicken Tax-Evading Off-Road Machine!
When it comes to the automotive world, it takes quality or innovative products to help a company survive. (Notice that the two don’t always go together!) By the time the late 1970s had come along, the burgeoning small truck market was being dominated by imports, both captive and direct. Subaru, always a niche maker in […]
Brat Update 3: Sit Down, Dress Up (and Hold On!)
With the bodywork complete and the engine and chassis done, it was time to get things really underway on the BRAT. This meant getting the interior done, and getting the body into paint. Normally, I’m used to interiors taking quite some time. However, being a pickup, and a small one at that, the BRAT doesn’t […]
Brat Update 2: Topless on Bottom
When last we left off, I said that the next update would the engine and chassis. Never one to be a liar, this update covers those two items. As you’ve seen, the BRAT is something of a challenge to build correctly. Sure, there was a lot of body work to do, but how did the […]
BRAT Update 1: Grind that Body!
Sometimes, you have no choice but to work with what you’re given. When it became apparent in the mid-‘70s that small trucks were going to be a thing, a lot of makers jumped on the bandwagon. Most companies, by 1980, had some kind of small truck to offer. In a lot of cases, it was […]
The winner is a real BRAT!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the poll regarding what they wanted to see out of my London Model Show haul over the past week and a bit. I was completely overwhelmed by all the amazing, everyday losers and weird stuff I had managed to acquire, and I needed cooler heads to help me […]
Paralyzed by (Odd) Choice(s)!
For me, finding unusual car kits that appeal to me is an ongoing quest, and one that meters out results in “ones and twos”. While I may find a treasure trove of Luft ’46 kits at one vendor’s table and a model show, or a tonne of Matchbox kits at a flea market, finding large […]