Offroading Subarus

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Subaru Brumby (BRAT) Rollbar and Bullbar

The rollbar (should really be called a “sportsbar” as it wouldn’t help in a roll) was from another Subaru at a¬†wrecker. I believe it was a custom job too. It is simply made out of 3″ stainless steel exhaust welded together with those 45degree mandrel bends you can buy. I got it cheap as the wrecker didn’t think it was worth much, but I believe custom rollbars go for around $200 to $400 new. Closer to $400 for this one as it was a bit more complex then a normal pickup. I am looking to buy four 7″ spotties for it soon, but I’m having trouble finding ones that look good and are cheap. I’m really just after a bull lamp style.

Subaru Brumby 3 inch stainless steel rollbar

The bullbar I have on my Subaru Brumby was made by an Austaralian company (I don’t know the name of) which made quite a few of them. They are a very popular addon to most Subaru’s in Australia. The one I have is completely alloy and uses 1.5″ alloy tubing along with 5mm thick alloy plate. Not much to say about it really. They are just to popular to be rare.

Subaru Brumby aluminium bullbar roobar


I bought my first Subaru back in 2005, it was a 89 Brumby, flair red. I lifted it, fitted Kumho 27″ MT’s. After a while I swapped the dual carb EA81 it had with an EJ22 bolted on a custom gearbox which used EJ D/R casing, EA82 5sp low range and an RX centre locking diff. Once I sold the Brumby I got a 83 Leone. Converted it to 4WD, put the Kumho’s on it, added a 5sp and drove it like I stole it. I then upgraded to a 99 Outback. It was hail damaged so I repaired it myself. I fitted it out with some storage and a mattress. I now have a 87 Brumby that I’ve resprayed with two pack urethane in Waratah Red. I am planning to fit an EJ with PT gearbox and a little bit of lift. It’s another project in progress.

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January 27th, 2006 by Phizinza
Posted in Modifications