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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 05:34 AM
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Hey everyone, I'm Kolben (Ben is fine) Hillbery, and I'm from just south of Wheeling, West Virginia. I'm a 3rd generation VW addict and am currently going to the University of Northwestern Ohio to be an automotive tech.

I have a 68 baja that my dad and I restored from a decent North Carolina shell.

It has...

-1835c.c. engine with single weber 40 carb
-type 1 trans with 4.86 gears, super diff, welded gears, heavy sideplates, thing stubs and axles
-custom 1 piece 2" body lift and turned torsions to clear 28" front and 30x10.50 rear super swampers
-custom paint and interior
-one off custom visor sectioned from a Lund ranger piece
-double tube bumpers and full cage
-I'm sure there is more but I cant think of it off hand

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Let me know what you think!


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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 03:37 PM
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Welcome to AzBaja. Quite the metamorphosis. Smile You have built a very useable and great looking Baja Bug.

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Thanks!


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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 06:26 PM
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Very nice job! Who makes those wheels? How about some more info on the interior too? What seats did you use? The headliner is cool too. Is that something you made yourself?

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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 06:46 PM
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Thanks! the front wheels are caltrons (ancient) and the rear are ansen knockoffs. The front seats are from a honda civic (of all things) and the rear is from a pontiac grand prix gt coupe. The headliner was homemade and uses the factory metal rods to hold it up by sewing channels in the material and gluing on a foam backing. I also ground off the factory headliner clips to give it more of a clean look. Everything inside is texture coated with gravitex (as is the pan and under the fenders)


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