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Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 02:06 AM
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what is the average cost for building a baja? they look awesome, and id like to build one. im only 16, so id like to know about how much to save. thanks

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There are so many factors that make that a hard question to answer. It realy depends on what type of Baja you are talking about, what you start with and how much you can do on your own.

Quick answer, for a normal mostly street drivin-mostly stock $2000-$3000. For a pretty good prerunner $5000-10,000. For a full blown race car $50,000-$70,000.

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i agree with mykyl, for a starter baja somewhere around 2500 to 3500 bucks (running). have you looked around your area yet ?


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not really. if it helps, it would probably be my everyday driver as well.

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i got my baja [ full 7 piece baja kit] for 500 bucks w/ everthing, it kinda ran but needed an engine rebuild


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no matter how much you decide to spend. make sure to have a repair fund sittin around.

for those "just in case" times .


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so what would be the best way to start one? what year bug is best, or easiest to convert?

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1966-1969 NO SUPER BEETLES!!!!!! but what do i know im only 14:)


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Buy the best one that you can afford, then upgrade as nessasary. It's always cheeper to finnish someone else's project then to start your own.

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Any year will work, btu no super beetles. all bugs up to 65 had the link pin front end (most desirable front end) and 66 - 68 had ball joint front swing axle rear (least desireable suspension front and rear) 69 & up are IRS rear and balljoint front (IRS is the most desirable rear suspension). So you have a choice. Just buy whatever you find, or get a 65 and earlier and convert the rear to IRS, or get a 69 & up and convert the front to link pin.


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that dude was wrong! some guy told me 66-69 were best for baja!


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Mykul wrote:
Buy the best one that you can afford, then upgrade as nessasary. It's always cheeper to finnish someone else's project then to start your own.

thats the truth right there..and youll never get the money out of it that you put in it. although there is a certain enjoyment building the whole car..


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