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Post Post subject: 1968 Baja resto
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 08:29 AM
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I wanted to introduce myself to the group. I've been a member for a while now and have just been reading posts. I have had several vw's through the years but never a baja. My daughters grew up riding in my vw's and now my oldest wants a baja. I purchased a 1968 baja and am currently restoring it.

I'm obsessed with getting the rear tires to sit flat and understand that this can only be accomplished with an IRS trans. It has a swing axle and I was thinking of converting to IRS. Can someone recommend a shop in the So Cal area that can do this for me? Preferably Orange County.

I also want to build a transmission. This baja will see mostly street use and I am looking for gear combinations that will work well for city type driving with a little off road here and there. Can you recommend a trans builder in my area who is willing to talk with me about my options?

I appreciate any feed back. Thanks

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Post Post subject: Re: 1968 Baja resto
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Welcome to AzBaja. I don't know of any shops to do your conversion in Orange County but there should be plenty. Try Rancho Transmissions they should be able to give a few reccomendations.

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Post Post subject: 1968 Baja resto
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Look up SoCal Baja. Some of them post here to. i'm sure that you can hook up with them for a shop. SoCal has some real nice stuff.


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Thank you for the referral. I will give them a call.

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