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Here it is. Not much right now. It will be my daily driver for the most part. It is a ball joint/swing axle car. Hack job floor pan repairs. Doesn't run well right now. Supposed to have an 1835 in it. It shall be fun. I think it will be flat black when it is done.

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I wish mine had an electrical system that looked like that, instead of the "spaghetti against the wall" that I currently have. Oh well- another project for another year...


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Well it did have an electricl system that looked horrible. The first time I tried to start it a bunch of wires melted.

I yanked all of the wires and started over. Once I got it all wired I tried to start it, the started was grinding and barely moving the motor. I realized the guy had a 12v starter trying to turn a 6v flywheel.

I have the proper 6v starter now, running it on 12v. It works well.

Now I just have to get it running properly, it runs, but not very well, loads up on gas.

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Where in AJ are you? Looks lke a nice project baja.


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Where in AJ are you? Looks lke a nice project baja.

I am at Ironwood and Southern, just across from the high school. Where are you?

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Loks like we are almost neigbors Very Happy I live between broadway and southern off of ironwood.


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East side of the road? With all of the VW's?

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Nope Not me. I live in the subdivision with all the crappy ewer houses.


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I thought that was me, I live in Sunrise Canyon the crappy newer houses, just south of 16th ave.

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heh, too many bajas, too close for comfort Smile


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Nice job. How did you approach the re-wire? Did you do from scratch or get kit/s?
I ask 'cause I'm nearing that corner soon so I'm trying to decide if I want to spend the cash on a kit from Watson's ($350) or spend a lot of time doing iot from scratch.

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If you really want to know, I just bought a couple of the racks of wire from Harbor Freight and wired it from scratch. I got the fuse block off ebay for $8.00 and the terminal strip was off an old machine I had at work.

I know I am too broke to buy the expensive kits, but if you can afford it, why not?

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Here she is now. Sanded it smooth, gonna paint it flat black or primer it gray. Roll cage partially installed 4 rhino seats waiting, rear enging cage, engine all pretty(ier), lights etc... Just waiting on ITS-titles to send me some paperwork.











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