Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Brat Rear Disc conversion

Subaru Brat's came with front disc and rear drum brakes, as did most of the Subaru's of the time. I picked up a set of backing plates, rotors and calipers from a member of the Ultimate Subaru message board. They are complete and in good shape, but boy are they ugly. These cast iron parts from Japan seem to work well and last, but man are they simple and ugly and beautiful. I took the backing plates, sand blasted them, and then shot 'em in wrinkle black powder coat. I did the hubs as well, and they look sharp. I also split down the calipers. Two seals, a few bolts, and the two part caliper came apart for blasting and then it got shot in wrinkle red. I'm glad I decided to clean them up, I'm going to the other one tomorrow. Wrinkle is always a good choice for components on the Brat. It's not going to be a show car, I want it to look nice but easy to clean.
I'm looking forward to putting these discs on the back of the Brat so I can stop that little guy better, and then I'm going to get me one of these.

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