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Jumped it way to high!
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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 05:42 PM
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If you have a concrete drive way or garage floor you can make an bolt on anchor point like I describes for $25.00. You can also buy a custom made ancor pot from a body shop supply store that requirs drilling a hole in the concrete and then the pot self expands to lock in. This does not protrude and you chain chain your ride to it. Having the hole drilled and the pot should be $80-125. Another option is a vo tech body shop school. You have been down way to long for such a simple problem.

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Ok it seems like this thing will never move haha I was thinkin about changing out the pan but i am having a hard time finding one in my area for a price thats worth it. 57 im a little confused as to what your talkin about (never set my rear spring plates) Thanks for the help guys i feel a little out of everyones league when i look at the builds around here...

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Hey you have a great baja. I covered a gazillion miles in the Colorado Rockies in a stock suspension 67 with recapped snow tires and that's it!
Sometimes the k.i.s.s. rule is best. I'd really recommend switching pans. Can you find a stripped and gutted body with pan? Swapping the pans really isn't bad, just looks scary. If you've ever built a model car.....ok, maybe a bit more involved but only cause the parts are a tad heavier. A long weekend and some strong buddies, you're done. The only wiring you have to disconnect is the battery, a wire on the steering column under the tank, any grounds somebody may have run to the pan or suspension and the engine connections from the harness(oops, you've already done that, huh). Is there by any chance a vw shop called Auto Haus still operating down by the river, west side of the river, north of Alameda? Used to be behind what was then the King Soopers fleet yard on a dead end street.


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All of our cars started like yours (or worse.. as in my case). We've just had them longer and sunk way too much money in them. It's fun though. Do a search on setting the preload for the rear torsions, or look it up in the Hibbard book. That's a whole different topic.

If it were mine, I'd try to fix what you have, rather than trying to swap pans and bodies. You get into legal stuff, registration issues, and heaven help you when you're selling it and DMV paperwork doesn't match your VIN# on the pan.

That's just me, though.

Or, you can drive it down here and drop it off in my driveway. My son is looking for a nice baja like yours. I'm sure he wouldn't mind trading you for a plane ticket back to Denver.


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I know its been awesome driving it around the trails in the forest. Yea it still is but its called NuVintage now (i think its the same place) they are great guys over there. Tons of parts with good prices too. alright i guess this it then for this thread until i fix this damn thing i wont bother you guys with more questions thanks for the help. While its down though i have been strippping the body and getting ready to pull the body anyway so i can do a restore and spray the pan with herculiner i will start a whole new thread for that though. 57 I wish i was closer to you guys not give your son my car but to run with you guys and stuff. I fell in love with the baja the moment i looked at it. I will be moving out there in febuary actually Smile so i might see you then

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If I were in your shoes, I might just fix the tranny, check the alignment at all 4 wheels - adjust if necessary, and pretend I didn't notice the tilted engine (as long as the engine mount bolts all line up when installing). But then I'm cheap!


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YES its straight....but i cant get the shifter to shift right. I cant find nuetral i cant find any of the gears at least with out having no idea wich one its in. I have a scat shifter and it seems like the shifter cannot move the rod far enough back to get it into gear or somethin. any ideas

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