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HI, MY NAME IS JIM ,14 YEARS AGO I HAD SOME COLLECTION OF VW,S. LIVED IN ATLANTA,GA WITH WIFE AND TWO BOYS. IN THE DAY I HAVE OWN 12 OR 13 RAILS. ALL SET UP FOR DIRT (LIKE DESERT) BUT WE USED TO RUN POWER LINES AND SOME PRETTY ROUGH STUFF. WE HAD TO BUILD THEM LIKE TANKS !WE BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THEM!!! HAD A COUPLE RAILS STREAT LEGAL (WAS NICE NOT TOWING) ALSO HAD 9 OR 10 STREAT BUGS AND OUR CLUB WAS IN A FEW PARADES.(NOTHING LIKE DODGING HORSE CRAP FOR A FEW MILES!!)HAD 2 OR3 BAJA,S THEY JUST AN,T BUILT FOR POWERLINE RUNNING BECAUSE WE KEPT BUSTING OFF THE FIBERGLASS SO WE RAN THEM WITH JUST THE BODYS NO FENDERS WHAT SO EVER!!! THE RAILS DID BEST ! MY BEST WAS A 100" WHEEL BASE WITH BUCKSHOT ON THE BACK!! IT WAS GREAT TOPPING A HILL WITH THE FRONT TIRES IN THE AIR RIDING OVER THE CREST AND RIDING ON THE BUCKSHOT AS LONG AS A COULD ! DAM I MISS THEM DAYS! ANY WAY MY LAST VW WAS A 68 VERT MAXED OUT AND ENTERED IN A FEW VW SHOWS BUT HAD TO GO UP AGAINST PERSONS THAT HAD MORE MONY IN THEIR VW THAN I MADE IN A YEAR.THE SAME PERSONS ALWAYS WON AND MY SON AND I GOT TO WHERE WE WAS SPENDING WAY TO MUCH TIME SHINNG AND NOT ENJOYING! MY OLDEST BOY FIRST CAR WAS A 72 VW THAT I BUILT HIM, BUT LOVED CRUZING IN THE VERT WITH HIS GIRL FREIND ON SAT NITES .BUT AFTER ALL THEM YEARS MY WIFE JUMPED THE FENCE SO DID MY BUGS,TOOLS, KIDS ECT...NEVER THOUGHT I,D EVER GET TO DO WHAT I LOVE AGAIN !! THEN CAME CATHY! AFTER 8 YEARS OF BEING TOGETHER WE GOT MARRIED . SHE LISTEN TO ALL MY VW STORRIES AND KNOWING HOW MUCH I LOVED THEM SHE CAME ACROSS THE ONE I HAVE NOW ! AND YES FOLKS YOU GUEST IT SHE BOUGHT IT FOR ME . I CAME HOME FROM WORK AND THERE IT WAS IN THE DRIVEWAY!!!WHAT A GAL!!!! WHEN I SPEND ON IT SHE SAYS GREAT BUT WHEN ARE WE GOING RIDING!! BUT ANY WAY THATS MY STORY,I,M BUILDING NOW,I GOT A GREAT WIFE AND I FOUND THE GREATEST WEB SITE WITH THE GREATEST GROUP! AND I,M PROUD TO BE PART OF IT!!! I,M A HAPPY CAMPER!! JUST PROVES THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH !!!!!! J.R. Smile


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WELCOME TO AZBAJA!!!!!!

glad to have ya a board Very Happy


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THANKS SARGE, I WAS BORN IN MN, I WAS A LUMBERJACK!


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FOR A FEW WINTERS ANY WAY (NOT FOR ME!!!)


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LEARNED ALOT FROM THE RAILS, GOING TO BUILD THIS BAJA LIKE A TANK AND WATER (dust & dirt) proof EVERYTHING!! KIND OF HARD WITH NO ROOF!! SEE PICS (I HAVE OFF ROAD TIRES AND RIMS ALSO!)


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THANKS SARGE, I WAS BORN IN MN, I WAS A LUMBERJACK!

my bro fell trees in Oregon, and my uncle hauled em to the mills Very Happy


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LEARNED ALOT FROM THE RAILS, GOING TO BUILD THIS BAJA LIKE A TANK AND WATER (dust & dirt) proof EVERYTHING!! KIND OF HARD WITH NO ROOF!! SEE PICS (I HAVE OFF ROAD TIRES AND RIMS ALSO!)

you know that your baja will be more "advanced" than the rest of ours, right???? Wink Razz

roll cage? naw

4 point belt? naw.....1959 lap belts!!!

disk breaks?? hell no! drum all around Razz

when its ready, lets run "the rolls" Twisted Evil


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WE FELL THEM, THEN SKID THEM OUT WITH MODIFIED APC WE WOULD BY FROM ARMY AUCTIONS THEY HAD TWO 289 CU. ONE FOR EACH TRACK ! IT WAS ALL IN THE FAMILY LOGING TRUCKS AND ALL ,MY AUNT WAS MARRIED TO THE PRESIDENT OF BLANDIN PAPER MILL, I WAS THE BLACK SHEEP (NOT FOR ME) . WHO KNEW THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I WOULD COME FULL CIRCLE AND MAKE A DAM GOOD LIVING PRINTING ON THE CRAP I PULLED OUT OF THE WOODS!! (ONY NOW I,M INDOORS AND AC)


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how long till the bajas ready??


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THE KNOLLS SOUND GOOD, 5 POINT CROWS YES,ROLL BARS W/PADS YES/ SOLID YES ,WIRING SOLID, NO!! WHEN A HOOKED UP THE REAR BREAK LIGHTS HIT THE BREAKS THE HEADLIGHTS CAME ON SAFETY FEATURE (I DONT THINK SO)


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!DON,T KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE READY FOR CERTAIN, MY WIFE ASKS THE SAME. SHE WANTS TO RIDE, REPLACED FUEL PUMP LAST WEEKEND, CAR WAS SITTING AWHILE BEFORE I GOT IT THE PUMP WAS LEAKING GAS INTO MY OIL THAT IS FIXED ,NOW TO ADJUST MY VALVES, CHANGE OIL,ECT ECT ECT!! DO YOU STILL DO VALVES AT 006 OR IS IT DIFFERENT IT AZ!!


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.006 on the valves is about right. depends on who yo talk to. some say .004.

just remember to adjust em every 6 mo's.


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