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

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Bajaboy62
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3547

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 101
Total: 101
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: AMAZON.com
02: AMAZON.com
03: AMAZON.com
04: Baja Forums
05: AMAZON.com
06: AMAZON.com
07: AMAZON.com
08: AMAZON.com
09: Baja Forums
10: Baja Forums
11: Event Calendar
12: Baja Forums
13: Baja Forums
14: Baja Forums
15: AMAZON.com
16: AMAZON.com
17: Baja Forums
18: AMAZON.com
19: AMAZON.com
20: AMAZON.com
21: Baja Forums
22: Baja Forums
23: AMAZON.com
24: Baja Forums
25: Baja Forums
26: Baja Forums
27: Baja Forums
28: AMAZON.com
29: AMAZON.com
30: AMAZON.com
31: Baja Forums
32: Baja Forums
33: Baja Forums
34: AMAZON.com
35: Baja Forums
36: Baja Forums
37: Baja Forums
38: AMAZON.com
39: AMAZON.com
40: AMAZON.com
41: Home
42: AMAZON.com
43: Baja Forums
44: AMAZON.com
45: Baja Forums
46: AMAZON.com
47: AMAZON.com
48: AMAZON.com
49: Baja Forums
50: Baja Forums
51: AMAZON.com
52: Baja Forums
53: Event Calendar
54: Baja Forums
55: AMAZON.com
56: Baja Forums
57: Baja Forums
58: Baja Forums
59: Baja Forums
60: AMAZON.com
61: Baja Forums
62: Baja Forums
63: AMAZON.com
64: Baja Forums
65: Baja Forums
66: AMAZON.com
67: Event Calendar
68: Baja Forums
69: Baja Forums
70: AMAZON.com
71: Baja Forums
72: AMAZON.com
73: Baja Forums
74: Baja Forums
75: AMAZON.com
76: AMAZON.com
77: Baja Forums
78: Baja Forums
79: Baja Forums
80: Baja Forums
81: Event Calendar
82: AMAZON.com
83: Baja Forums
84: AMAZON.com
85: AMAZON.com
86: Baja Forums
87: Baja Forums
88: Baja Forums
89: Event Calendar
90: AMAZON.com
91: AMAZON.com
92: AMAZON.com
93: Event Calendar
94: Baja Forums
95: Baja Forums
96: AMAZON.com
97: AMAZON.com
98: AMAZON.com
99: Baja Forums
100: Baja Forums
101: Event Calendar

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- AzBaja.com Members -:- Projects and Builds -:- Derek and Kens Project
Amazon Store

Derek and Kens Project
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
>
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:46 PM
Reply with quote

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.

[img][/img]

Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:52 PM
Reply with quote

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.

Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 03:38 PM
Reply with quote

Lets see what this size looks like.


Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 03:45 PM
Reply with quote


Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 04:03 PM
Reply with quote

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?




Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 04:06 PM
Reply with quote

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


Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 04:10 PM
Reply with quote

Interior gutted and body coming off.






Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 04:14 PM
Reply with quote

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




Back to top
View user's profile
az350x
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

az350x

Offline

Joined: Mar 13, 2007
Posts: 3190
Location: Mesa, AZ
Karma: +28

Post Post subject: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 01:58 AM
Reply with quote

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??


_________________
I used to think only about 98% of the population were worthless douchebags. I'm thinking lately of revising my estimate...

'59 Baja- SOLD

5 VW's (O\!/O) since 1/2005!

MY GARAGE LINK
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: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 05:22 AM
Reply with quote

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

Back to top
View user's profile
Lucky7-11
Major
Major

Lucky7-11

Offline

Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 311
Location: Michigan
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 05:26 PM
Reply with quote

Looks like a very good start...

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

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


_________________
X+&*%$#: Ouch
Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 02:33 AM
Reply with quote

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.







Back to top
View user's profile
Ken48442
Private
Private

Ken48442

Offline

Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Posts: 45
Location: Holly, MI
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 02:55 PM
Reply with quote

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.



Back to top
View user's profile
Lucky7-11
Major
Major

Lucky7-11

Offline

Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 311
Location: Michigan
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 04:55 AM
Reply with quote

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...


_________________
X+&*%$#: Ouch
Back to top
View user's profile
NAXZ
Private 1st class
Private 1st class

NAXZ

Offline

Joined: Jan 30, 2010
Posts: 93
Location: Sonora, Mexico; El Paso, Tx
Karma: +1

Post Post subject: Derek and Kens Project
Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 08:02 PM
Reply with quote

wow, looks really good, and nice car btw Smile

any pics recently?

Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail

1 2 3
>
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts Projects and Builds My 69 project
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 76, 77, 78 ]
1165 Dalton 215503 My 69 project
 Mon Aug 14, 2017 01:07 PM 
Dalton View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds Project Purple People Eater 3 Yasha7fold 439 Project Purple People ...
 Wed Jul 12, 2017 08:03 PM 
Yasha7fold View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds Project II
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 4, 5, 6 ]
88 Dirtjunkie 42321 Project II
 Wed Oct 19, 2016 04:50 PM 
Dirtjunkie View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds My project
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 3, 4, 5 ]
65 PaDan 41591 Re: My project
 Thu Feb 11, 2016 07:07 PM 
PaDan View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds project 6911 (aka) JINX 10 TINMAN 5447 Re: new project
 Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:58 AM 
TINMAN 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