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Yesterday tried out the pipe bender from Harbor Freight then took it back. I can now say from experience that it is not the bender I want to do my work with. Got on line and had pro-tools send me the drawing for the HMP-200.........everything is on hold with the car till I build this bender.

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I'll give it a shot. Hmmm, did it work?





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I'll give it a shot. Hmmm, did it work?


thats slick man!


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Thanks. Not bad for a beater, huh?


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pulled the engine...bent the throttle cable doghouse tube..had to cut the cable to pull the engine Embarassed

changed the clutch to an early style with the "O" ring in the middle Very Happy Cool

will be replacing my throttle cable and dog house tube ...may even install the the line that the trottle runs from the backseat to the doghouse!!

adjusted clutch!!

cant wait to see if its drivable Wink





oh yea, I have to loosen and retorque the left rear wheel hub

thinkin I put 500 ftlbs (instead 280ftlbs) on it last torque Embarassed








well I ran it about 5 miles down the street and had to return to base. engine feels like 3 or 2 1/2 cyls for most of the time. milky white drips from the case also...dont know if its water in the oil or the Lucas crap I put in there Embarassed

parked it at home and fixed my cummins turbo diesel!!!! Twisted Evil


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Thanks. Not bad for a beater, huh?

take a gander at the pick O' five on the welcome page here on the site. see the multi yellow baja on the right with the lights on????

thats my 59...lets talk beater Very Happy


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Yesterday tried out the pipe bender from Harbor Freight then took it back. I can now say from experience that it is not the bender I want to do my work with. Got on line and had pro-tools send me the drawing for the HMP-200.........everything is on hold with the car till I build this bender.

theres been numerous people try that bender with no sucess. Due to the fact that it's a pipe bender and not a tubing bender. Pipe is measured by I.D. and tubing is measured by O.D. Hope I didn't get that backwards Embarassed


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Dig the license pl8 man! Groovy Cool


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Put the beam back under my dune buggy. Now I have some clearance and travel I will try and get my wife to take some pictures and post them. More smarts than I have. Now my front end is much higher than my rear. I also will have to figure some thing out for steering. What do you guys and gals recomend for a rack type steering? thanks Mufasa

I bought this one:
www.chircoestore.com/c...a42e20b30d

He also sells them just the rack and pinion. They show how to install it on their Baja build.


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I bought this one:
www.chircoestore.com/c...a42e20b30d

He also sells them just the rack and pinion. They show how to install it on their Baja build.

DONT- is your car a tube/one-piece front end? Will this setup install relatively easily on a car with the original nose (trunk) still on it? I am planning on a Chirco body lift (poor me- bugzyla's too busy to make one right now), if that will make any difference.


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DONT- is your car a tube/one-piece front end? Will this setup install relatively easily on a car with the original nose (trunk) still on it? I am planning on a Chirco body lift (poor me- bugzyla's too busy to make one right now), if that will make any difference.

My car is in line for Bugzilla to weld up. The front section will be a modified version of this:
azbaja.com/coppermine/...ize=1.html

Whatever Daryll feels is right. And a 1 pc frt end. As far as a rack with the rest of the front end, I would imagine it is possible. With the body lift the steering column may even clear the fuel tank.


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DONT, what not just go a arm ? Very Happy

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So, today I actually did something with my pan. I pulled the front beam off (selling it), and also pulled the trans off (don't need it either). Then, I stood the pan up against the back fence and sprayed it off, since it's been outdoors collecting crap for at least a couple years. I then started scraping off all the original floor insulation.

My baja is now leaning up against my back fence. =)


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DONT, what not just go a arm ? Very Happy

#1 I think they look goofey.
#2 I am building the car with side money and am not loaded.
#3 I like a VW to somewhat resemble a VW, like an aircooled VW engine as well.

Now if I was spending 100k on a class 1 car, then I would go with an A arm and coilover-bypass suspension. Laughing


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