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Why did you buy/build a Baja?
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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 03:57 AM
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not to sure really why i bought a baja....one day i just said i think i will buy a bug. now i love them, going to build a street bug and a bus or a SC..or a DC..


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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 09:42 PM
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I had a 63 bug I share with my mom in Boston. It was great in the snow. I bought a new 73 super beetle for $3000. I kept it for 10 years. I turned it into a purple Rolls Royce to advertize my photography business.
After spending a lot of time in San Felipe Mexico, I bought a 69 VW Baja for $2500 in 2005. I love Baja Mexico, its wide open. I am in the process of getting it in decent shape.


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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 02:38 AM
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the first car i jumped was my parents 95 5th ave. then there was my 54 ford manney times, then the 70 dodge truck, my 66 plymoth balvader a cupple a times. I think I need a car that is bilt for it!!!!


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Post Post subject: Re: Why did you buy/build a Baja?
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 08:12 PM
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1. Something to do with the family. I even put an extra seat belt in the back to accommodate three kids.

Too many times, we parents don't really spend time WITH our kids but maybe watching them play sports or watching TV with them (neither being quality time with them). So we decided that this was a great way to go. Whenever I am working on the car...GeneFrenkle, JR is there with me.

2. I have always liked bugs.

3. Fun!


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i spent all of my younger life helping my dad with vw bugs and my first car was a 72 vw bug, i loved that car then an old lady pulled out in front of me and killed my car, one day i would love to be in a baja race


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flat4powerhouse wrote:
one day i would love to be in a baja race

It is funny, how most of us strive for that, and most women (present company excluded) do not understand the draw for us.


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My wife is for it!!! And I don't even have a large life ins. policy!!

...I might need one thogh...

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My wife is for it!!! And I don't even have a large life ins. policy!!

...I might need one thogh...

Hmmmm...

After reading your posts (and Kevin's)...is it possible that she's trying to get rid of you? Until you find out, I wouldn't be increasing my life insurance!!! Mr. Green


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Mykul wrote:
My wife is for it!!! And I don't even have a large life ins. policy!!

...I might need one thogh...

Hmmmm...

After reading your posts (and Kevin's)...is it possible that she's trying to get rid of you? Until you find out, I wouldn't be increasing my life insurance!!! Mr. Green

when my wife had a $mill policy on me, my co-workers kept offerin to "do away with me" for a share.

besides, Myks wife wont off him, whos gonna put up with those kids Razz


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Post Post subject: Re: Why did you buy/build a Baja?
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 08:29 AM
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I've always liked VW's. I was in the process of getting on from from a neighbor when I was in Pheonix in 95 Then I I got orders back to NorthCarolina. Didn't get another one until 2001. In the spring of 2002 I picked up two more . Just recently had the opportunity to start working on them. I guy I work with rolled up in a Baja and decided that I need to make one out of the 59. So it begins.


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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 04:39 PM
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I wanted a multi purpose vehicle....a tow car for the m/h, something to cruise around town in, take to the dunes, go up in the hills, drag race.

Not too many vehicles, if any, will do all of them well.

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My mom owned a 68 Hot Pink VW Bus. We used to drive to Washington every sumer. it always broke down, always had problems. But other VW people would always pull over and help. Greatest people on earth. One time my mom went off the highway and offroaded the bus through a field. IT was awsom!!! As soon as i got a job i bought a bug and took it offroading. HOOKED 4 LIFE! Plus there the only vehicles iv ever worked on in my life iv accualy liked working on. and like ridinthedunes said VW's are the worlds most perfect MultiPourpose Vehicles!


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I too am diggin' the whole Coom-by-ya thing.


OMG! I said Diggin' and Coom-by-ya! I can only hope that by misspelling it I have avioded becoming a HIPPY!!!! Shocked


Althogh...

I have always wanted to grow out a fro and a cheezey beard.... Laughing

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 05:36 PM
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My momm was a big time hippie(Pink bus, flower dresses, telling everyone she loves them), not so much me. Blasting through the desert is a lot more dificult in a baja than in a truck. It takes driver technique to get it through the sand and silt. You have to hold yor speed and know what you can and cant hit/ run over. hill climbs are a challenge cause its not about power of the engine but what lines you pick. Thats why i love baja's beter!


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