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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 06:59 AM
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I am building a car that I believe is a Baja. It does not have a single VW part on the car except for a VW emblem that I have hidden on the car and a roller style Baja throttle pedal that i have grown to love.

So here is the question that I am asking.

What is your opinion about what makes a Baja a Baja?

I have posted a few pictures of my car in a thread of me looking for tires. It should not be to hard to find. Is it a Chevy Baja or not? The car is not yet complete but there is some pictures so you can get a feel for what i am building. The front and rear fenders are going to be conected by a custom made tool box that follows the fender lines.

If it is not a Baja what would you call it?

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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 03:24 PM
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I would call it a truggy.


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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 09:47 PM
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to me a baja is something with a vw body. you tell someone you drive a baja and that's what they picture in your head. you tell someone you have a truggy, yours is what i picture in my head.

still cool though either way.


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Post Post subject: Re: What is a Baja?
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:26 PM
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to me a baja is something with a vw body. you tell someone you drive a baja and that's what they picture in your head. you tell someone you have a truggy, yours is what i picture in my head.

still cool though either way.

Gotta agree. A bug is, of course, the Classic Baja. But we've all seen fast and squareback 'bajas', ghias, bus's and Things. They're all cool and a lot of fun.

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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
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I picture a truggy being an open wheel car. i agree that the suspension is more like a truggy but it is going to have trophy truck fiberglass. but it is not a race car. and it is chopped compaired to a trophy truck. the main key point is that it is for camping and playing and it is to be street legal.

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Post Post subject: Re: What is a Baja?
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:30 PM
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A baja definitly must have a vw body I dont even call my buggy a baja even though it,s 90% vw. that said the buggy/truggy /truck , looks like it,s going to be a blast to drive.


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Post Post subject: Re: What is a Baja?
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 03:11 AM
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Can't beat wiki when you need the answer:

The term Baja Bug generally refers to an original Volkswagen Beetle modified to operate off-road (open desert, sand dunes and beaches), although other versions of air-cooled Volkswagens are sometimes modified as well.

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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
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docs.google.com/file/d...sp=sharing

Here is a picture of my Baja and BBQ in action. Trying to figure out how to get google drive to show picture here. does anyone have suggestions.

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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
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That's Bad Ass!

You can't. Google took that ability away. They instead make you do everything through Google+ which means you have to be a Google person who uses that to see it.

Instead use Photobucket or one of the many others that you can paste a link to it which will allow it to be seen here.


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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
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I signed into Google which allowed me to download your file and then uploaded to my Photobucket account. Then I posted the link above. If you quote the Post it will show you the code that the person used.

Good luck!


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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
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Yes, I am an outlier on the term "baja" as I have just the body. Not much else is Volkswagen on mine. I am careful to try and recognize that mine is not "true baja" ie: air cooled, beam front, etc.

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Hay Yummi. I agree if you use the term Baja bug or vw Baja it has to use vw parts and based on a vw chassis. I am not claiming that. I am just claiming that I have a Baja. It is a Chevy Baja. It is a vehicle built and designed to drive in rough terrain which is what the term Baja was originally used for. So that cars and trucks would stand up to the harsh terrain of Baja Mexico.

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Hay Yummi. I agree if you use the term Baja bug or vw Baja it has to use vw parts and based on a vw chassis. I am not claiming that. I am just claiming that I have a Baja. It is a Chevy Baja. It is a vehicle built and designed to drive in rough terrain which is what the term Baja was originally used for. So that cars and trucks would stand up to the harsh terrain of Baja Mexico.

Could not agree more. Rock on!

Call it a Baja Truck and I think trophy / desert truck. That rig is clearly working its way toward just that. A damn fine desert machine. Looks sharp.


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Post Post subject: What is a Baja?
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I think of a Baja as somthing that looks like a VW Bug or one of the other class of rear enigine air cooled cars VW made pre 1978.


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