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Preston's Baja Project (Gutting out the BAJA)
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Post Post subject: Re: Gutting out the BAJA
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 05:40 AM
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jamesr6168 wrote:
THE CLUB BUILD AND MY NEW RIDE ARE PARKED VERY CLOSE TO EACH OTHER!!

HEY i was just there, picked up a speedo' from Daryll. saw your bug. i took a peek inside and when i closed the drivers door your damn one piece front end dropped down a couple inches Laughing Laughing NO DAMAGE just made Daryll and I laugh a bit Rolling Eyes Laughing

Definately needs some work but not a bad lookin baja.

if you want to wrench on it Saturday i'm all for it Very Happy


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Cool Cool Cool


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A few more pics of progress, comeing together slowly but surely!

Wire wheel on a drill brought back the original paint under the grime and dirt Shocked Cool Very Happy


Battery Box: BEFORE wire wheel Shocked

Battery Box: AFTER wire wheel Shocked Shocked

Battery box isn't too bad really, got all the rust away from the holes and they can be fixed easily with spot welds Cool Cool Cool

Wrenching away, putting the air filter back on after replacing the Alt/Gen strap. Cool


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Post Post subject: Re: Gutting out the BAJA
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well i'm bored so i figured i'd add a few more pics Cool

Interior when i purchased the baja:


Interior 2 months ago:


Interior NOW:


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Replacing a wheel bearing:


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Cool pic of Ken's rig (klwdesigns)


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Are you ready to take it out for a test drive?

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Are you ready to take it out for a test drive?

Not even close Crying or Very sad Shocked Mad

Still need to have Daryll install the wireing harness, then if it's still not running right i'll have to tune it up, then i need new tires, need to install the throttle cable.... THEN i't will be ready for a test drive Cool Mr. Green


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Hook up the throttle and I will hot wire for a quick test drive once around Sycamore.

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Hook up the throttle and I will hot wire for a quick test drive once around Sycamore.

if that were an option it would be on the road right now Very Happy

The wireing is fried, caught fire about 3 months ago so it needs a new wireing harness then it will be set to go.


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My Hometown: Monroe, Wa
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That stinks. We'll just put power t0 the coil and start it with a screw driver and bring two batteries.

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