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Post Post subject: Need help building a Baja
Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 06:37 PM
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Hello I really néed help, so basicly Im looking for a beetle but I have no idear of what to do where to start or what to buy if you could give me some links to a book or guide. And some general tips/pointers on what to do.
I'm 15 and building it with my dad so should be fun Smile any advice will be much apreciated.


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First thing is find a suitable car in your area to start with. Also welcome to the site!!


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Post Post subject: Re: Need help building a Baja
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Baja Bugs and Buggies (Paperback book)
by... Jeff Hibbard

This is one of the best books on Bajas..

And this is the best site... Lots of help and advise...

Welcome to you and your dad...


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Thanks a ton! I've go a car btw I'm so happy

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Last Modified Date 22-Nov-2009
Vehicle 1962 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1200
Price $6,500*
Interior Colour red and black
Kilometres 59,797
Colour red
Transmission 4 speed Manual
Body 2 door 4 seat SEDAN
Drive type Rear
Reg Plate 1ACG406
Reg Expiry NOV-2009
Road Worthy Certificate No
Engine 4 cylinder Petrol Carburettor 1200L (1192cc)
Vehicle ID 7622481

would that be fine for a baja?

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*Shrek voice* It'll do Timmy, It'll do. */Shrek voice*

You're off to a ghood start!

Now we need pictures!!

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*donkey voice* ok *donkey voice*
^mhm that didnt work, gad to see its such a freindy forum ill post some pictures today Smile

is there a rule about double posting?

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The beetle im going to be converting. (buying it within the week)

hope its suitable.

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Welcome to AZBAJA. You may want to consult a few Australian Baja owners like Buggybrad a member of AZBAJA. From reading thier posts each modification must be approved for street use. $69,000 sounds like you a cutting up a nice car.

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yea me and my dad have taken that into account and are gonna trye et it as road worthy as we can Razz

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$6,500 is what i think it is. better not be 69k.

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$6,500 is what i think it is. better not be 69k.

My fingers got carried away. Embarassed I meant $6,500. $6500 buys a real nice bug. Since most all of the Bug gets discarded most of us spend from $200 for shells to $1000 for beaters to start from scratch to build a Baja. Most people in the US would buy a nice Baja for $6500
Baja Warrior was selling his newly built Baja complete for $6900. About 1/2 of what it would cost the average person to build. If it was not for your 125% import tax it would be worth the price to put it in a connex box. I did know one person who would completely dismantle race cars, dirty them up and bring them in as used parts. He would reassemble them and race them once or twice and sell the "used parts" to an Australian racer.

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Yea we have since "given" up on that one and are lookig for a "junk" 62 without any rust for about 500-1000 and are just gonne totaly rebuild it. And the whole point of this is to kinda without sounding dorky spend time wig y dad and comemerate my uncle who passed away. He had a baja bug Smile

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nothing wrong with spending time with pops buddy. i have built 4 cars with my dad and now working on the baja bug and my super beetle. its great working with dad.

im here if i can be of any help with your build. its always cool to see younguns getting bugs!!


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I just have to sag this is by far the nicest forum I've used and it's so hard to find an old beetle. I'll just have to keep looking

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