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Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 05:42 AM
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Hey there.

Beginner Baja here. Some of you may have read my post in the new members section. Anyways. I want to do a baja as a project after I get my car running. One of the first things I figure I should ask is, where do most people cut off metal and how much do they cut off?

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Post Post subject: Re: cutting metal
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 06:31 AM
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usually you trim the rear around the engine out. then the fenders if desired.


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What about the front end? is there any cutting there? Or do you only have to take off the front apron? Mainly what I want to know is how to make the fibreglass hood fit for a bugeye kit.

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Post Post subject: Re: cutting metal
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if ya buy the 7 piece fiberglass kit/ or 1 piece front end, then you remove the front apron.


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Post Post subject: Re: cutting metal
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 04:23 PM
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have a look at Chirco's project Chirco Project Baja

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Post Post subject: Re: cutting metal
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 05:15 PM
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have a look at Chirco's project Chirco Project Baja

That shows for a one piece frt end. The 7 pc kits, require cutting, fitting, triming etc. I have read most of the kits have a templet to get you close.


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I am now in the same boat. Anyone? My parts were used, and no template.


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Post Post subject: Re: cutting metal
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 09:58 AM
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You eye ball it Bolt the parts on to the car the best you can and then use a marker to draw your cut lines. leave about a half an inch extra so you can fold the metal over and make the sharp edge smooth and keep it from flexing.

Best tool for cutting is a basic jig/skill saw with a 32 tothe metal blade. Cuts like better.

Tip always leave a little extre if you cut too much your SOL unlles you can weld


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Thanks. I did it tonight. Looks good. I appreciate the help.


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Thanks. I did it tonight. Looks good. I appreciate the help.

Congrats on getting it done! Seems like with a lot of projects, the hardest part is getting the nerve to take a saw to the car, once you are in the process it isn't too bad!


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Thanks. I did it tonight. Looks good. I appreciate the help.

Congrats on getting it done! Seems like with a lot of projects, the hardest part is getting the nerve to take a saw to the car, once you are in the process it isn't too bad!

kinda like the first time you were with a girl!! all nervous and unsure of what to do Razz Wink

great job gettin it done!!!


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Theres some great links and how tos here. Just play around, you'll find some good stuff usabug.varton.com/


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