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Finally took it off road!
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Well I was finally able to get the baja off road. Didnt do too bad, knocked a bushing out of one of the front shocks, knocked the muffler loose, Knocked the steering box loose, bent both bolts that hold the rear shocks to the cage,(time for double sheer), knocked one of the rear fenders off with the tire. Found out that my trans leaks at the shift shaft going into the nose cone. Other than that the thing did fine, It for sure needs some more travel, I used it up pretty fast. Need to get first gear fixed, it gets pretty annoying having it pop out all the time. I also need to find out where this new poping noise is coming from sounds like someone taping the cage with a hammer over bigger bumps.
I do need to get some more work done on this thing, and start saving up for some longer trailing arms and a link pin front end. but need some better shocks in the front for now. and stiffen up the rear shock mounts.
Also anyone know how to keep one of the plastic fuel tanks from roatating in its mounts?


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sounds like you impressed yourself Wink Very Happy


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As long as you can keep both back tires on the ground it will go most any place. This might sound odd but I like to tri cycle it if you are going up a hill or over somthing try to keep one of your front tires of the ground or light. This way you know the back 2 tires are in contact with the ground. if you rock over and have every thing sitting on the 2 fronts 1 of the back tires might lift and spin... now your stuck.


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As long as you can keep both back tires on the ground it will go most any place. This might sound odd but I like to tri cycle it if you are going up a hill or over somthing try to keep one of your front tires of the ground or light. This way you know the back 2 tires are in contact with the ground. if you rock over and have every thing sitting on the 2 fronts 1 of the back tires might lift and spin... now your stuck.



That is exactly what I did! I remebered that trick from when we used to have our rail. I was just worried that the baja might be too heavy, but it sure responded similarly offroad.


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thanks for the morning laugh. i just love to hear stories like that. embarressing the jeep guys...


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Yeah the jeep guys get pissed quite a bit when the VWs come around. Been there a few times. Good to hear you got the maiden voyage in. Now we just have to schedule a run when a few of us can get together.


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Sounds good lets do it! I would like to learn how to drive one of these things from some experienced drivers.


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Yeah, I would have love to see there faces! Congrats on the maiden voyage! I hope to have many stories like that.


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without all the broken stuff. Wink


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If you dont break stuff you might end up doing thisngs... productive and for sociatey.. the next thing you'll know is you'll be wanting everyone to put mufflers on their baja's. I might be getting a '70 baja here pretty soon in exchange for my 56 willy's


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I am building a 74 baja, but am taking the 68 stocky out for alil offroad fun with some frends on Saturday Wink Stupid? Ya, but i know her limits, have been to where we're going before so I know it kinda good and also am not gonna do anything major, just play on the wimpy lil bumps and mud Sad Oh well, I'm stoked reguardless. I'll tell ya'll how she handles.


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well nvm, i wrecked it today... Crying or Very sad Rolling Eyes Shocked Confused Mad


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