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Awesome Ghia Baja in my area
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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 07:06 PM
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This is in Burlington Wa, found it on my daily CL search.
seattle.craigslist.org...11740.html

Pricey, but I dig the paintjob. Lacks in tire clearance though!


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looks cooll


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why are the back tires bent inward?

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Post Post subject: Re: Awesome Ghia Baja in my area
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The Swing-axle rear suspension (the other being IRS) will do that if you lift the car. When I lift my 68 on a jack to work on it, does the same thing. IRS won't but I know there is a way to make the swing-axle not do that either.


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Post Post subject: Re: Awesome Ghia Baja in my area
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Hmmmm... That one claims to have an IRS, but so much negative camber. What is the deal?


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wow i didn't catch that, lol. Seller does claim IRS but no way! haha


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Post Post subject: Re: Awesome Ghia Baja in my area
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It may be IRS, or he has boots on both sides of his swing axle tubes to scam a noob??


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look from the back i see cv boots


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I just said that james Razz


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you just type faster than me lol


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Post Post subject: Re: Awesome Ghia Baja in my area
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I type so fast, IDK why, im a natural, hahaha. jk

I just found some baja'n videos on youtube in washington so I found out their myspace by looking for their videos on google, and I sent him a myspace message (he was on yesterda but not today so far)

So maybe me and billy might meet up sometime


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Post Post subject: Re: Awesome Ghia Baja in my area
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I love it! I've wanted to do one of those ever since seeing one back in the eighties. Don't have the heart to cut one up though, would have to find one that already has (preferably minimally). Cool


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ya i couldn't do that. I like anything that's a Baja (insert air-cooled VW name here). The creativeness is cool and all, but I could never do that. I honestly wouldn't even cut a bug thats older then 68.

A note on some 68s though, mine is a BJ frontend with swingaxle. A 68 baja bug is kinda unfavorable I think. Think later 68s had IRS though.


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Post Post subject: Re: Awesome Ghia Baja in my area
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Yep, I've heard of ball joint/swing axle '68s before. I imagine the year VW changed to BJ beams has a few of each type beam too.


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Post Post subject: Re: Awesome Ghia Baja in my area
Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 02:11 AM
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It's IRS. Even an IRS setup will camber if you raise or lower it enough, It's not as pronounced as with a swingaxle, but if the pivots and arms are stock, it's gonna camber like a bad mofo as high as that baby is. (BTW, that's positive camber, Neg camber's when the wheel tops tip in, like on a lowered car).

I'd rock it.


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