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#1: what did you do to your buggy/baja/Thing/Sandrail today? Author: mufasavnvmc , Location: southeast Iowa Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 02:22 AM
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I will start. It was a pretty nice day still have snow on the ground in places. I removed my front beam and cut off the shock towers and the suspension stops. Torn down all components. Cleaned up the beam in preperation for welding on new towers and installing adjusters. It all came apart alot easier than I thought it would. Hope it goes back the same. Razz Razz Razz

Mufasa

#2: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: azhunter , Location: north phoenix Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 03:44 AM
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Cleaned the trans I'm putting in my baja. Bought an 002 from kcnaz saturday, good deal and couldn'y pass it up. And thats all I have to say bout' that!- Forrest Gump Smile

#3: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: R.e.J. , Location: Wa. State USA Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 05:41 AM
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Well,it was kinda nice out today,so when I got home I wandered over to the neighbers house and watched/helped a little with his mazda auto to stick swap(Help - distracting him with talk mostly),then wandered back over to the house.Set the card table up in the garage and away assorted parts and tools from Harbor Freight and parts store to get ready for the carb swap on the VW.
When brought the aftermarket 34PICT intake center back over to the neighbor to show him(And complain about how I had to take the die grinder to crappy forging).
He suggested I clean up the throat to get rid of the flashing there too.
So I put it back into the garage and will pick up some sanding things for the die grinder to clean up the throat tommorow.
And maybe see if I can make the epoxy dissaper so I can take it apart and smooth out the mating surfaces inside where the pipes mate up with the aluminum,and re-epoxy the pipes back in STRAIGHTER than they are now.
Sooo Today,jabber with the neighbor and set up card table...YAY ME!

#4: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: Mykul , Location: San Tan Valley, AZ Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 08:14 AM
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Drove mine.

#5: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: kevin , Location: MESA, AZ Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 08:25 AM
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moved it from yard to drive way

#6: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: DONT , Location: GILBERT, AZ Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 04:50 PM
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Thought about the races bajafun and Mykul are setting up, and how far mine is away from completion, while doing yard work, cleaning the pool etc. Sad

#7: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: kevin , Location: MESA, AZ Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 08:01 PM
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DONT wrote:
Thought about the races bajafun and Mykul are setting up, and how far mine is away from completion, while doing yard work, cleaning the pool etc. Sad

guess ya need to forgoe the yard and pool work and finish the baja Razz Wink Very Happy

#8: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: locutisj , Location: Western NC Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 09:26 PM
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Finished welding on the new floor pans, cleaned up welds and primered.
Still need to seal with Silicon/RTV yet.

#9: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: biblethumpncop , Location: Surprise, Az Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 09:40 PM
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I am excited to say that I got my baja running. I have a 72 super beetle that I have learned to tinker on over the past year, but my heart has always been set on getting a baja.

About a month ago, I traded an old pickup truck for a 72 standard. The bug had dents in the fenders and the brake pedal assembly was frozen. The engine needed a tune as well. It had been sitting for quite some time.

Last week, I installed a used bug eye kit that Bugzylla sold me, and rear fenders that VIN70 sold me, and yanked out the engine. This past Saturday, I pulled the known good engine in my Super beetle and installed it in the baja. I changed out the exhaust and pulley. I swapped the rear shocks as well, putting coil overs on the rear of the baja.

Yesterday, I swapped carbs because I couldn't get my 34pict3 to idle. I put a 30/31 on with an adaptor that I had. Set the timing and hooked up the headlights, turn signals and mounted one of the factory tail lights. I am still waiting on pigtails from VIN70, or I would have hooked up the recessed lights in the rear fenders. Swapped pedal assemblies as well. Took it to work today, and what a difference!

This buggy is nimble and quick. It is the same engine, literally, as was in the Super beetle. But what a difference! Sure is fun!

Now I need to do some sanding an paint. I need some 235/75R15's. Hope to find 2 cheap. Bugzylla has some new ones I might buy, but the budget's thin. Anyone have a couple they want to part with?

#10: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: mufasavnvmc , Location: southeast Iowa Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 04:02 AM
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Hi again, Today I welded in my new shock towers, and started gussets I hope to have time tomorrow put in the new adjusters. Then it will be time to figure out my suspension stops. This more fun than I thought it would be. Thanks again for all of your advice. Mufasa

#11: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: Bahaw , Location: Tonopah, AZ USA Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 06:00 AM
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Well, since I have been unable to sell my baja, I decided to keep it. So, I installed a pair of KCs on the roof, installed the windshield and rear glass with new rubbers, painted the nerf bars and got the left one mounted. I would have gotten the right side mounted too, but found the old bolts are broken off in the bug. Arrrrrrrrrgh!!!!

BTW, I hate installing the glass! I broke the original windshield while installing the new seal and had to get a new one at BAP today. Bummer...

Next, I will get the brakes working, wire in the KCs, weld tail light mounting brakets to the rear cage, install tail lights, weld in rear floor patch panels and re-wire the beast. Oh, I still need to get a pair of headlights mounted & wired up.

Jake

#12: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: jamesr6168 , Location: The Great WHITE NORTH! Hibbing,Mn Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 07:34 AM
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GOT THE LIGHTS,BREAK,TURN, ECT ALL FINISHED THIS WEEKEND, GOT THE FRONT TILT END ALL SANDED AND PRIMERED. REAR FENDERS AND BACK ENGINE COVER PRIMERED ALL THATS LEFT IS THE TWO DOORS THEY NEED A LITTLE MORE WORK. WENT TO CIRCOS TODAY AND MET THE FELLOWS. NICE GROUP. DON WAS HIDING IN OFFICE. PICKED UP A SET OF TIE RODS AND ENDS FOR 66. BUT TO DAMN LAZY TO INSTALL TONIGHT, TOMMORROWS GOOD. PICKED UP A FEW THINGS FOR BUGZYLLA WHILE THERE ,HEY I HOPE YOUR PARTS SLIDE TOGETHER LIKE BUTTER !!

#13: Raspberries the guys driving thier Bajas Author: R.e.J. , Location: Wa. State USA Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 08:14 PM
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Well last night I took the No-Name center to work and ran a scotch brite wheel inside the manifold's carb base thoat(For lack of proper name).
Then washed it out by running a rag through it in the wash tank and blowing it out.
Today after lunch I begin the wrenching on the Bug.

#14: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: Oldbug59 , Location: Whidbey Island,WA Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 08:33 PM
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Just recently decided to Baja my 59 sedan. I've had the body off the pan for quite a while. The fenders are off...it's basically a shell. I put the front fenders on the rear with just a couple of bolts, marked where I think I need to cut. Started doing some sanding to clean up some dings..... I don't get as much time to work on MY projects as I do with others....if you know what I mean.

#15: Re: what do you do to your buggy/baja today Author: 1FASTHOE , Location: gilbert az Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 09:16 PM
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bajafun wrote:
DONT wrote:
Thought about the races bajafun and Mykul are setting up, and how far mine is away from completion, while doing yard work, cleaning the pool etc. Sad

guess ya need to forgoe the yard and pool work and finish the baja Razz Wink Very Happy


as a home owner thank you for taking care of your yard. some of the neighbors by me are slacking (weeds).... do you have any pics of your project dont ?



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