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Derek and Kens Project
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Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:46 PM
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My son and I have deceided to build a Baja. We searched for a few weeks and finally found a suitable project car. It's a 1970 standatd that is in pretty good shape for a Michigan bug and it runs. Here are some pictures of our progress so far. Our plans are to use it for a daily driver and off road trails here in Michigan. No serious off road jumping or anything like that.

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Looks like my photo is a liitle large. As soon as I can figure out how to put samller pictures here I will upload more.

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Lets see what this size looks like.


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It looks like someone cut holes in the sideof the tunnel. I am guessing it was done to to make replacing cables easier. Should I weld these closed, or keep them for future cable replacement?




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Is this the correct routing for the brake line around the pedal assembly?


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Interior gutted and body coming off.






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Body and frame seperated. Frame is ready for pan replacement.




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Post Post subject: Derek and Kens Project
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Lookin' good! I envy you- I wish I lived that close (FAR) from neighbors!

Keep takin' pics and posting them. What are your long range goals for the build??


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Looks like you got a great car to start with. Looks pretty solid. Good luck on the project.

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Looks like a very good start...

Two things.... This is Michigan....

Insulation and heat for the garage (Soon) … LOL Laughing


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Heres some updated pictures of the project. Cut the old pans out. Wasn't too hard because they were kind of rusty.



Took the front end apart and welded the shock towers. I took the picture in low resolution so our welds didn't look so bad. They arent pretty but they will work.



Heres a couple of spots on the front and tunnel that we had to weld patches.









Front end going back together with new ball joints, tie rods, grease seals, and steering dampner.






Reindexing the rear suspension. It was sagging a bit so we brought it up a few degrees on both sides.







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Heres a couple more pictures of the chassis. Since we're in Michigan and have rust issues to deal with, I treated the entire chassis with rust converter and then rust encapsulator. Even used a special can of stuff made for doing inside the tunnel. Once I get the floorpans on I think I will hit the entire underside with truck bed liner.



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Looks good you guys.... Wink

I see you got the heaters going... They are saying we might get some snow this week... Brrr....

Keep at it... Spring is just around the corner...


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wow, looks really good, and nice car btw Smile

any pics recently?

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