AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: George
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3576

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 111
Total: 111
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: AMAZON.com
02: AMAZON.com
03: AMAZON.com
04: Baja Forums
05: Baja Forums
06: AMAZON.com
07: Baja Forums
08: Baja Forums
09: AMAZON.com
10: AMAZON.com
11: AMAZON.com
12: Baja Forums
13: Baja Forums
14: Baja Forums
15: Baja Forums
16: AMAZON.com
17: AMAZON.com
18: Baja Forums
19: AMAZON.com
20: AMAZON.com
21: AMAZON.com
22: AMAZON.com
23: AMAZON.com
24: Baja Forums
25: AMAZON.com
26: AMAZON.com
27: AMAZON.com
28: AMAZON.com
29: AMAZON.com
30: Baja Forums
31: AMAZON.com
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: AMAZON.com
35: AMAZON.com
36: AMAZON.com
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: Baja Forums
40: AMAZON.com
41: Baja Forums
42: AMAZON.com
43: Baja Forums
44: Baja Forums
45: Baja Forums
46: Baja Forums
47: AMAZON.com
48: AMAZON.com
49: AMAZON.com
50: Baja Forums
51: AMAZON.com
52: AMAZON.com
53: AMAZON.com
54: AMAZON.com
55: AMAZON.com
56: AMAZON.com
57: AMAZON.com
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: AMAZON.com
61: Event Calendar
62: AMAZON.com
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: Baja Forums
66: AMAZON.com
67: AMAZON.com
68: AMAZON.com
69: AMAZON.com
70: AMAZON.com
71: AMAZON.com
72: Baja Forums
73: AMAZON.com
74: AMAZON.com
75: AMAZON.com
76: Baja Forums
77: AMAZON.com
78: Baja Forums
79: AMAZON.com
80: AMAZON.com
81: AMAZON.com
82: AMAZON.com
83: AMAZON.com
84: Baja Forums
85: AMAZON.com
86: AMAZON.com
87: Baja Forums
88: AMAZON.com
89: Baja Forums
90: AMAZON.com
91: AMAZON.com
92: Baja Forums
93: Baja Forums
94: AMAZON.com
95: AMAZON.com
96: Baja Forums
97: AMAZON.com
98: Baja Forums
99: AMAZON.com
100: Baja Forums
101: AMAZON.com
102: AMAZON.com
103: Baja Forums
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: AMAZON.com
107: AMAZON.com
108: Baja Forums
109: AMAZON.com
110: AMAZON.com
111: Event Calendar

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- VW Volkswagen Bug, Baja, Bus, Sandrail and Thing -:- VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion -:- best pan for my fiberglass buggie
Amazon Store

best pan for my fiberglass buggie
Bug, Baja, Thing and Buggies. Most every thing that will not fit any any other area. See list of other Forums for better topic placement...Volkswagen General Discussion
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
1967sapo
Recruit
Recruit

1967sapo

Offline

Joined: Dec 05, 2008
Posts: 2
Location: felton,ca
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: best pan for my fiberglass buggie
Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 08:52 AM
Reply with quote

hey guys
very new to vw (except the 58 bus in jr collage that was to be for my 'band' long story) so any info will be taken as gospel Laughing
any who my buggie is currently on a 67 chassis. well it was, now its in several piles around my 67 chassis. if i want front disk and IRS rear is there a preferred year to get? is a bus chassis doable and or preferable? smog is not an issue since it will still be registered as a 67 (no smog here 75 and older) it will mostly be trail and street, maybe some sand, ok mostly to starbucks and back but it would be nice to be capable of offroad when time permits. any help in this would be great

thanks

0
Back to top
View user's profile
KooK
Corporal
Corporal

KooK

Offline

Joined: Dec 27, 2006
Posts: 116
Location: Iowa
Karma: +1

Post Post subject: Re: best pan for my fiberglass buggie
Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 04:14 PM
Reply with quote

My memory is a little shakey here but I believe the 67 was the balljoint front end and the swing axle rear end. Not exactly a favorable year. If you could get ahold of a 69+ (non-super) chassis it will come with an IRS rear end which is considerably more stable and easier to get around with. Depending on how much you want to offroad this, you can either take it easy and keep the balljoint front end, or I believe somebody here makes conversion beams that will mount directly up so you can use a kingpin front (it was the front end they used on the 1966 bugs and prior).

Personally, I say if you're not going to be extremely rough with it offroad, the balljoint front end would be great and I'd stick with it. I ran a balljoint for the longest time and I had no problems. As far as the rear end goes, if you're handy with a welder, you could always convert your current chassis to an IRS which will save you the headache of trying to find a good chassis with a title.

Anybody else want to correct me on anything or pick up on where I left off?

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website AIM Address
BugZyla.com
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

BugZyla.com

Offline

Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 4377
Location: Mexicopa County, Barackistan
Karma: +35

Post Post subject: Re: best pan for my fiberglass buggie
Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 04:27 PM
Reply with quote

Looks like right on info to me. If you do with a 69 IRS pan you can hunt down a Ghia balljoint front end, they had disc brakes and will bolt right in a T-1 framehead.


_________________
Bugzyla Fabrication
480-444-2501
www.bugzyla.com


132 (O\!/O) VWs and counting since 1/2005

Hillary for PRISON 2016
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
1967sapo
Recruit
Recruit

1967sapo

Offline

Joined: Dec 05, 2008
Posts: 2
Location: felton,ca
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: best pan for my fiberglass buggie
Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 07:49 AM
Reply with quote

thanks a lot for the info.

since my 67 pan is in poor condition it might be a good idea for me to get a whole new set up. and swap out the front b/j beam for an aftermarket l/p beam.

but since it will be on the road a lot and disc are important to me. are the disc conversion kits easyer and or cheaper for b/j or l/p?

does any one know if bugs eventually came with stock front disk? maybe mid 70's?

thanks again

0
Back to top
View user's profile
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts New Members Buddy-buggie 4 Buddy-buggie 2134 Re: Buddy-buggie
 Sat Aug 27, 2016 04:08 PM 
perrib View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion mounting fiberglass front end 8 thext94 13269 mounting fiberglass fr...
 Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:41 PM 
DutchBug View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Mark V fiberglass 10 baja? 11809 Re: Mark V fiberglass
 Thu Dec 24, 2009 04:03 AM 
neadspeed View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Thing fiberglass one piece front clip
does anyone make one?
1 raharrison 2447 Re: Thing fiberglass o...
 Fri Jul 10, 2009 07:23 AM 
BugZyla.com View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion "street" fiberglass front end ?'s 3 bajaboi727 1962 "street" fiberglass fr...
 Thu Jun 18, 2009 04:07 PM 
bajaboi727 View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy