AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Cleber
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3558

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 134
Total: 134
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: AMAZON.com
02: AMAZON.com
03: Baja Forums
04: AMAZON.com
05: Home
06: Baja Forums
07: Baja Forums
08: Baja Forums
09: AMAZON.com
10: AMAZON.com
11: Baja Forums
12: Baja Forums
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: AMAZON.com
16: AMAZON.com
17: Baja Forums
18: AMAZON.com
19: Event Calendar
20: AMAZON.com
21: AMAZON.com
22: AMAZON.com
23: AMAZON.com
24: Baja Forums
25: Baja Forums
26: AMAZON.com
27: Baja Forums
28: Baja Forums
29: Baja Forums
30: Baja Forums
31: Baja Forums
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: AMAZON.com
35: AMAZON.com
36: Baja Forums
37: AMAZON.com
38: Baja Forums
39: AMAZON.com
40: Baja Forums
41: AMAZON.com
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: Baja Forums
45: AMAZON.com
46: AMAZON.com
47: AMAZON.com
48: Baja Forums
49: Baja Forums
50: AMAZON.com
51: Home
52: Baja Forums
53: My Account
54: AMAZON.com
55: AMAZON.com
56: AMAZON.com
57: AMAZON.com
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: AMAZON.com
61: AMAZON.com
62: Baja Forums
63: AMAZON.com
64: Baja Forums
65: AMAZON.com
66: Baja Forums
67: Baja Forums
68: AMAZON.com
69: Baja Forums
70: AMAZON.com
71: Baja Forums
72: Baja Forums
73: AMAZON.com
74: AMAZON.com
75: Baja Forums
76: AMAZON.com
77: AMAZON.com
78: AMAZON.com
79: AMAZON.com
80: AMAZON.com
81: AMAZON.com
82: Baja Forums
83: AMAZON.com
84: Baja Forums
85: AMAZON.com
86: AMAZON.com
87: AMAZON.com
88: Baja Forums
89: AMAZON.com
90: Baja Forums
91: AMAZON.com
92: AMAZON.com
93: Baja Forums
94: Baja Forums
95: Baja Forums
96: AMAZON.com
97: AMAZON.com
98: AMAZON.com
99: Pictures
100: AMAZON.com
101: Pictures
102: AMAZON.com
103: AMAZON.com
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: AMAZON.com
107: Event Calendar
108: Baja Forums
109: AMAZON.com
110: AMAZON.com
111: Baja Forums
112: AMAZON.com
113: AMAZON.com
114: Baja Forums
115: AMAZON.com
116: Event Calendar
117: AMAZON.com
118: Baja Forums
119: AMAZON.com
120: AMAZON.com
121: Baja Forums
122: Event Calendar
123: AMAZON.com
124: AMAZON.com
125: Baja Forums
126: AMAZON.com
127: AMAZON.com
128: Baja Forums
129: Baja Forums
130: AMAZON.com
131: AMAZON.com
132: AMAZON.com
133: Baja Forums
134: AMAZON.com

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- AzBaja.com Members -:- Projects and Builds -:- Baja Ghia
Amazon Store

Baja Ghia
Tell us about your Project, Were you at in tyour build. Post Pictures etc.
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
<
1 2 3 ... 9 10 11
>
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 05:29 AM
Reply with quote

Thanks Preston, actually, the model Ghia is not mine. Just a pic that I found on the net, but if mine can come close, I'm on the right track. I'm hoping to be completed by Dune season 2010, so have a ways to go, but having fun with it.

Back to top
View user's profile
Preston
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

Preston

Offline

Joined: Nov 24, 2007
Posts: 1321
Location: Gilbert, Az
Karma: +18

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 01:49 PM
Reply with quote

Well keep at it! you're making good progress! Cool


_________________
There goes another lug nut...
www.ProSeatz.com
www.drummondrace.com
www.patriotguard.org
My Bug: "SMOKEY" 1968 Baja, 1641 Dual Port
Baja Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwbJ9cuKk_c
My Hometown: Monroe, Wa
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 06:37 AM
Reply with quote

Minor set back today on the engine plans for the car. Apparently the 2.2 liter subie motor that I bought did not originally come with a turbo, and according to OutFront Motorsports, it is not recommended to add one without considarable modification. So, at least until I check out the motor a little, I will plan on just using it without the turbo until I can do a complete swap for a 2.5. Running the 2.2 at about 170 HP is good, but a turbo charged 2.5 at close to 300 HP would be MUCH better. The good thing is the adapter, computer, and harness can be used on either engine with only minor mods. Been making alittle progress with getting the rear discs mounted. Looking forward to lots of garage time this weekend, so will post some pics of what I get done.

Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 05:31 AM
Reply with quote

Well, Memorial Day weekend was a good time in the garage. Got alot done. Managed to get all of the framework done on the back, and tied in to the upper shock mounts. Then finished the mounts for the rear discs and got the trailing arms mounted in place and aligned with the frame. Was talking to my neighbor on Sat, and discovered that he had some wheels from his race car that were just sitting in the weeds. 15 x 8", perfect to put on the back and get me on the ground anyway. Still waiting for one of the front wheels to get here, then will be able to get the tires mounted and get it on the ground.

The red frame attaches at the two rear body mounts, and then attaches through the floor to the frame behind the seat shown below.

I also got the rubber in place around the shock openings through the fenders. I found some rubber floor mats at Wal-Mart for about $15, then riveted them to the fender.


Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 05:39 AM
Reply with quote

I also got the front end attached with Dzus fasteners. So far I have six holding it in place, but I think I will add another to the sides. I have one there now, but feel that I should put another one there. Then I bolted on the front bumper to make sure everything still lined up ok. Will probably go ahead and finish up the bumper now that it is in place, tabs, ends, final attachments, etc.




It keeps getting a little closer, I can't wait to get this thing on the ground so I can clean out my shop! Then start in on the rest of the cage on the inside of the car.

Back to top
View user's profile
AZsandaddict
Recruit
Recruit

AZsandaddict

Offline

Joined: Apr 30, 2007
Posts: 9
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 05:35 PM
Reply with quote

saaaweeeeeeet! looking good.

Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 05:24 AM
Reply with quote

Been awhile since I posted an update, so thought I better get up to date. We did quite a bit of traveling this summer, so haven't had too many good shop weekends, but am getting back in to it. I've made some progress....IT'S ON THE GROUND!!!! Decided to pony up and put some brand new skins on it. I've got a little more done than this set of photos show, and will post them soon. As we speak, it is on the trailer, headed down to Bajawarrior in the morning to get some seats ordered. Can't wait.



Back to top
View user's profile
AZsandaddict
Recruit
Recruit

AZsandaddict

Offline

Joined: Apr 30, 2007
Posts: 9
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 05:11 PM
Reply with quote

Looks good. Keep the pics coming. Twisted Evil

Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 04:28 AM
Reply with quote

Made the trip down to Queen Creek today and ordered some seats from Bajawarrior. I'm stoked! A set of ProSeatz are going to look VERY good in this thing. Ordered a set of "Junior" seats for the back rather than a bench. Think it will fit better. It's just for the kids anyway. It was pretty clear that Scott not only knows what he's doing, but does a very nice job. Think I'll turn him loose on the rest of the interior when I get ready.

Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 05:26 AM
Reply with quote

I've been working on the back end for a little while now. Of all the BajaGhias that I have seen, I have yet to see one that I really like from the back. They always look kind of unfinished, or just chopped off. So I've tried to make mine look a bit more finished. I got the tail light sections grafted in today. Plan to run the stock lights. Since they will be set back quite a ways from the back of the cage, I thought that I would get a set of lights from a 60's style bus and mount them on the back part of the wing. Let me know what you all think.



Back to top
View user's profile
cyberjaw4
Corporal
Corporal

cyberjaw4

Offline

Joined: Jun 03, 2008
Posts: 139
Location: california
Karma: +3

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 06:47 AM
Reply with quote

wow just wow looks great man really good

Back to top
View user's profile
siacs
Sergeant
Sergeant

siacs

Offline

Joined: Mar 11, 2008
Posts: 392
Location: tucson
Karma: +4

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 01:14 PM
Reply with quote

Way Cool

Back to top
View user's profile
Grunt-0341
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

Grunt-0341

Offline

Joined: Jan 03, 2009
Posts: 694
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Karma: +14

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 01:19 AM
Reply with quote

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Dude.


_________________
Grunt-0341

81mm Mortar Man
1st Battalion 6thMarines
1985 - 1989

Semper Fi

Do yourself some good, read the Bible!

Rom 1:16

www.infowars.com
www.oathkeepers.org
thepatriots.us/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 07:38 AM
Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Appreciate the comments. It's been alot of work, and still have a ways to go, but the vision is definately starting to get clearer. Now I just need more time to work on it, right?

Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 03:05 AM
Reply with quote

Got my seats today. They look AWESOME!!! The BajaGhia will be sporting 4 brand new ProSeatz, 2 full size in the front and 2 junior size in the back. Even got a pocket for my iPod on the drivers seat. BajaWarrior did a great job as always. Check them out. Even the kids like them.




Back to top
View user's profile
<
1 2 3 ... 9 10 11
>
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Announcement
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Baja Bugs on Wiki needs HELP!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baja_Bug
4 Admin_AzBaja 4694 Baja Bugs on Wiki need...
 Sat Dec 22, 2012 04:57 AM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
Sticky
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion what did you do to your buggy/baja/Thing/Sandrail today?
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 103, 104, 105 ]
1567 mufasavnvmc 787407 what did you do to you...
 Tue Aug 15, 2017 03:29 AM 
Azdrtdog View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Baja sightings
Saw a baja driving around town somewhere? Post it up!
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 18, 19, 20 ]
285 MusicManiac 195791 Re: Baja sightings
 Thu Jan 23, 2014 03:41 AM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
Normal
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Considering buying a Baja Bug, but I have questions 4 AutomotiveDino 2620 Considering buying a B...
 Mon Jun 19, 2017 09:39 AM 
daelan37 View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion What is my Baja really worth? 1 Treeposter 559 What is my Baja really...
 Sat Jun 17, 2017 04:06 PM 
Dirtjunkie View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy