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

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Alex3589
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 3533

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 358
Total: 358
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Baja Forums
02: Baja Forums
03: AMAZON.com
04: AMAZON.com
05: AMAZON.com
06: AMAZON.com
07: AMAZON.com
08: AMAZON.com
09: AMAZON.com
10: AMAZON.com
11: AMAZON.com
12: AMAZON.com
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: AMAZON.com
16: AMAZON.com
17: AMAZON.com
18: AMAZON.com
19: AMAZON.com
20: AMAZON.com
21: AMAZON.com
22: AMAZON.com
23: AMAZON.com
24: AMAZON.com
25: AMAZON.com
26: AMAZON.com
27: AMAZON.com
28: AMAZON.com
29: AMAZON.com
30: AMAZON.com
31: AMAZON.com
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: Event Calendar
35: AMAZON.com
36: AMAZON.com
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: AMAZON.com
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: AMAZON.com
45: AMAZON.com
46: Baja Forums
47: AMAZON.com
48: AMAZON.com
49: AMAZON.com
50: AMAZON.com
51: AMAZON.com
52: AMAZON.com
53: AMAZON.com
54: AMAZON.com
55: AMAZON.com
56: Baja Forums
57: AMAZON.com
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: AMAZON.com
61: Baja Forums
62: AMAZON.com
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: AMAZON.com
66: AMAZON.com
67: AMAZON.com
68: AMAZON.com
69: AMAZON.com
70: AMAZON.com
71: AMAZON.com
72: AMAZON.com
73: Pictures
74: AMAZON.com
75: AMAZON.com
76: AMAZON.com
77: AMAZON.com
78: Baja Forums
79: AMAZON.com
80: AMAZON.com
81: AMAZON.com
82: AMAZON.com
83: AMAZON.com
84: AMAZON.com
85: AMAZON.com
86: AMAZON.com
87: AMAZON.com
88: AMAZON.com
89: Baja Forums
90: AMAZON.com
91: AMAZON.com
92: AMAZON.com
93: AMAZON.com
94: AMAZON.com
95: Event Calendar
96: AMAZON.com
97: Baja Forums
98: AMAZON.com
99: AMAZON.com
100: AMAZON.com
101: AMAZON.com
102: Baja Forums
103: AMAZON.com
104: AMAZON.com
105: Baja Forums
106: AMAZON.com
107: AMAZON.com
108: AMAZON.com
109: AMAZON.com
110: AMAZON.com
111: AMAZON.com
112: AMAZON.com
113: Event Calendar
114: AMAZON.com
115: AMAZON.com
116: Baja Forums
117: AMAZON.com
118: Event Calendar
119: AMAZON.com
120: AMAZON.com
121: AMAZON.com
122: AMAZON.com
123: Event Calendar
124: AMAZON.com
125: AMAZON.com
126: Event Calendar
127: AMAZON.com
128: AMAZON.com
129: AMAZON.com
130: AMAZON.com
131: AMAZON.com
132: AMAZON.com
133: AMAZON.com
134: AMAZON.com
135: AMAZON.com
136: AMAZON.com
137: Baja Forums
138: Event Calendar
139: AMAZON.com
140: AMAZON.com
141: AMAZON.com
142: AMAZON.com
143: AMAZON.com
144: AMAZON.com
145: AMAZON.com
146: Event Calendar
147: AMAZON.com
148: Event Calendar
149: AMAZON.com
150: Baja Forums
151: AMAZON.com
152: AMAZON.com
153: AMAZON.com
154: Baja Forums
155: AMAZON.com
156: AMAZON.com
157: AMAZON.com
158: AMAZON.com
159: AMAZON.com
160: AMAZON.com
161: AMAZON.com
162: AMAZON.com
163: AMAZON.com
164: AMAZON.com
165: AMAZON.com
166: AMAZON.com
167: AMAZON.com
168: AMAZON.com
169: AMAZON.com
170: AMAZON.com
171: AMAZON.com
172: AMAZON.com
173: AMAZON.com
174: Baja Forums
175: AMAZON.com
176: AMAZON.com
177: Baja Forums
178: Baja Forums
179: AMAZON.com
180: AMAZON.com
181: AMAZON.com
182: AMAZON.com
183: Baja Forums
184: AMAZON.com
185: Baja Forums
186: Baja Forums
187: Baja Forums
188: AMAZON.com
189: AMAZON.com
190: AMAZON.com
191: Baja Forums
192: AMAZON.com
193: AMAZON.com
194: AMAZON.com
195: AMAZON.com
196: AMAZON.com
197: AMAZON.com
198: AMAZON.com
199: AMAZON.com
200: AMAZON.com
201: Baja Forums
202: AMAZON.com
203: AMAZON.com
204: AMAZON.com
205: AMAZON.com
206: AMAZON.com
207: AMAZON.com
208: AMAZON.com
209: Baja Forums
210: AMAZON.com
211: AMAZON.com
212: AMAZON.com
213: Baja Forums
214: AMAZON.com
215: AMAZON.com
216: Baja Forums
217: AMAZON.com
218: AMAZON.com
219: AMAZON.com
220: Baja Forums
221: Baja Forums
222: AMAZON.com
223: AMAZON.com
224: AMAZON.com
225: AMAZON.com
226: AMAZON.com
227: Event Calendar
228: AMAZON.com
229: AMAZON.com
230: AMAZON.com
231: AMAZON.com
232: AMAZON.com
233: Baja Forums
234: AMAZON.com
235: Baja Forums
236: AMAZON.com
237: AMAZON.com
238: AMAZON.com
239: AMAZON.com
240: AMAZON.com
241: AMAZON.com
242: Baja Forums
243: AMAZON.com
244: AMAZON.com
245: AMAZON.com
246: AMAZON.com
247: AMAZON.com
248: AMAZON.com
249: AMAZON.com
250: AMAZON.com
251: AMAZON.com
252: AMAZON.com
253: Baja Forums
254: Home
255: AMAZON.com
256: AMAZON.com
257: AMAZON.com
258: Baja Forums
259: AMAZON.com
260: AMAZON.com
261: AMAZON.com
262: AMAZON.com
263: AMAZON.com
264: AMAZON.com
265: AMAZON.com
266: AMAZON.com
267: AMAZON.com
268: Baja Forums
269: AMAZON.com
270: AMAZON.com
271: AMAZON.com
272: AMAZON.com
273: AMAZON.com
274: AMAZON.com
275: AMAZON.com
276: AMAZON.com
277: AMAZON.com
278: AMAZON.com
279: AMAZON.com
280: AMAZON.com
281: Baja Forums
282: AMAZON.com
283: AMAZON.com
284: AMAZON.com
285: AMAZON.com
286: AMAZON.com
287: AMAZON.com
288: AMAZON.com
289: Baja Forums
290: AMAZON.com
291: AMAZON.com
292: AMAZON.com
293: AMAZON.com
294: AMAZON.com
295: AMAZON.com
296: AMAZON.com
297: Baja Forums
298: AMAZON.com
299: AMAZON.com
300: AMAZON.com
301: AMAZON.com
302: AMAZON.com
303: AMAZON.com
304: AMAZON.com
305: Baja Forums
306: AMAZON.com
307: AMAZON.com
308: AMAZON.com
309: AMAZON.com
310: AMAZON.com
311: AMAZON.com
312: AMAZON.com
313: AMAZON.com
314: Pictures
315: Event Calendar
316: AMAZON.com
317: AMAZON.com
318: AMAZON.com
319: AMAZON.com
320: AMAZON.com
321: AMAZON.com
322: AMAZON.com
323: AMAZON.com
324: AMAZON.com
325: AMAZON.com
326: AMAZON.com
327: AMAZON.com
328: AMAZON.com
329: AMAZON.com
330: Baja Forums
331: AMAZON.com
332: AMAZON.com
333: AMAZON.com
334: AMAZON.com
335: AMAZON.com
336: AMAZON.com
337: AMAZON.com
338: Baja Forums
339: AMAZON.com
340: Baja Forums
341: AMAZON.com
342: AMAZON.com
343: AMAZON.com
344: AMAZON.com
345: AMAZON.com
346: AMAZON.com
347: AMAZON.com
348: AMAZON.com
349: AMAZON.com
350: AMAZON.com
351: Pictures
352: Baja Forums
353: AMAZON.com
354: AMAZON.com
355: AMAZON.com
356: AMAZON.com
357: AMAZON.com
358: Event Calendar

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- AzBaja.com Members -:- Projects and Builds -:- Baja Ghia
Amazon Store

Updating Server
AzBaja.com is on new server. Any problems or strange things going on let me know so I can fix them ASAP - Thanks AzBaja aka Eric Hall

Baja Ghia
Tell us about your Project, Were you at in tyour build. Post Pictures etc.
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

1 2 3 ... 9 10 11
>
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:26 PM
Reply with quote

Been wanting to do this for awhile now, but just never got around to it. Fortunately, I have alot left on the project, so will try to get caught up. I had this guy give me a 67 Ghia, that initially I wanted to build into a nice street car, but soon realized it was too far gone. So, while trying to decide what to do with it, it saw a very cool Ghia at Glamis, and decided to build an offroad car instead. So, I set about planning, designing and budgeting, and arrived at the plan that I am currectly working on. The car was wrecked in both the front and back, and had a fiberglass front with it. The driverside pan was completely rusted through, and had to be replaced, so the first order of business was to replace the side, and get the pan in good shape. The following pics show what I started with two years ago. I'll do another post for the progress.





Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:59 PM
Reply with quote

The next couple of pics are of the pan, and the lift. I decided the ghia would need a 3" body lift so I wouldn't have to carve too much out of the fender wells. This would also help tie in the roll cage to more than just the body. So I made a lift out of 1-1/2" x 3" tube steel. Then made the lower front beam support tie in to the body lift.





Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:15 AM
Reply with quote

Now to the stats. I decided to go with a Subaru for power. I know, I'll hear it from the pureists, but it seemed like a good idea. Found a 2.2 subie for $400, and will add a turbo to it in hopes of 200+ hp. 3x3 trailing arms with 12" coilovers in the rear, and a 6" wider beam with 10" coilovers and 4" longer trailing arms in the front. I plan to put the radiator and the fuel tank in the front, and run the waterlines thru the tunnel. The cabin of the car is still straight, so my plan here is to make it as nice as I can and still put in the roll cage. Windows, carpet, backseat, and stereo hopefully will make it fun for the entire family. I found the following pics of a model that best reflect my goal. Pretty cool, too bad its just a model. Mine will be a little different in the back, but the front should be pretty close.




Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 05:27 AM
Reply with quote

OK This is pretty much where I'm at now. Got the structure for the front all made and got some of the componants painted. Also put the shocks on. This is the part that gave me some renewed inspiration. It just started to look COOL! Let me know what you all think.





Back to top
View user's profile
danjones333
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

danjones333

Offline

Joined: Mar 16, 2008
Posts: 1475
Location: chandler
Karma: -260

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 05:32 AM
Reply with quote

that is bad


_________________
jamesr6168 wrote:
CAUSE YOU WERE THINK,N WITH YOUR DIPSTICK,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,JIMMY!
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address
AZsandaddict
Recruit
Recruit

AZsandaddict

Offline

Joined: Apr 30, 2007
Posts: 9
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 05:57 AM
Reply with quote

sick car! is is gonna be ready for next season?

Back to top
View user's profile
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: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 02:47 PM
Reply with quote

VERY NICE!!! One thing you need to do is run a brace between the top of the shock towers or they will bend with the stress of the coilovers. Other than that it kooks great.


_________________
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
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 05:19 PM
Reply with quote

I hear you Bugzyla. Saw that on another post that I was looking at. I have to wait until I get the fuel cell in place to make sure that I miss it, or, I may just brace off the bar running right next to it, will see. Thanks

Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 04:25 AM
Reply with quote

Decided to do an update. Got the couple of missing pieces that I needed to finish mounting the front discs. Got them put on and then had to make sure that the wheel would clear everything. Looks like it will work pretty good. Check it out.
i618.photobucket.com/a...hia015.jpg
i618.photobucket.com/a...hia016.jpg
i618.photobucket.com/a...hia017.jpg
i618.photobucket.com/a...hia018.jpg
The stance that this will have is going to be really cool. Front tire looks like it will be mostly outside of the fender, but should clear OK. I am planning to run Goodyear Wrangler LT235/75R15 tires on the 7" wheels in the front.
i618.photobucket.com/a...hia014.jpg
This photo is the back area of the inside. I threw this one in to get some ideas of how to seal off the hole for the shock. What I was thinking was maybe using a piece of rubber, inner tube material, cut it about 1" larger than the opening, then fasten it with some adhesive and some rivets around the edge. Then I would cut a hole in it, slightly smaller than the diameter of the shock, and push the shock up through. May have to use some foam to help seal around the coilovers. I know it is virtually impossible to seal them completely without screwing up the shock and spring, but since I want to finish the interior, I do want to do the best possible. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Back to top
View user's profile
navynuke
Sergeant
Sergeant

navynuke

Offline

Joined: Oct 10, 2008
Posts: 288
Location: mesa
Karma: +2

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 05:11 AM
Reply with quote

this is wicked. I'm very jealous. dibs on a ride sometime Wink

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 05:27 AM
Reply with quote

Sounds good. You'll just have to be patient. Thanks for the comment.

Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 07:18 AM
Reply with quote

Got a few small things done on the Ghia tonight. Tried the innertube rubber thing by using an innertube from an old wheel barrow I had, but was not enough material. I still think the idea will work, but will have to get more rubber. Also tacked in some supports for the front end, still need to do some fine tuning on them to get them to the right elevation, but that will be simple. Last night I finished the cage section that will go under the rear tray. Once I get the rubber thing solved, I will get that bolted back in place, and get the rear support underneath and the trailing arms put back on. Getting closer! Hope to have it on the ground by the end of the month. Spoke to BajaWarrior the other day about doing the interior when I get to that stage. Definately going to see if he can do it for me. If all goes well, it will be painted by the end of the year and headed to his place for insides. Will try to get a couple photos posted soon.
Also, sorry about the photo link earlier, bear with me, I'm new to the techie stuff.

Back to top
View user's profile
az350x
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

az350x

Offline

Joined: Mar 13, 2007
Posts: 3190
Location: Mesa, AZ
Karma: +28

Post Post subject: Baja Ghia
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 03:40 PM
Reply with quote

I plan on using either the sleeves or legs from a used wetsuit to fill my shock holes- just ANOTHER thing I haven't gotten around to yet.

57baja did that to his, and said the neoprene worked very well, and even did a nice job of helping with noise suppression.

If you watch craigslist, you can find them from time to time for $20 or so- even here in Phoenix.


_________________
I used to think only about 98% of the population were worthless douchebags. I'm thinking lately of revising my estimate...

'59 Baja- SOLD

5 VW's (O\!/O) since 1/2005!

MY GARAGE LINK
Back to top
View user's profile
bajaghia
Sergeant
Sergeant

bajaghia

Offline

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 244
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 04:57 PM
Reply with quote

That's a great idea. My wife has a wet suit that she hasn't used in a while...........naw, better not. Thanks for the tip.

Back to top
View user's profile
Preston
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

Preston

Offline

Joined: Nov 24, 2007
Posts: 1321
Location: Gilbert, Az
Karma: +18

Post Post subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:09 PM
Reply with quote

this is an awesome project Bajaghia. can't wait to see the finished product Cool

where did you get that sweet Ghia model?


_________________
There goes another lug nut...
www.ProSeatz.com
www.drummondrace.com
www.patriotguard.org
My Bug: "SMOKEY" 1968 Baja, 1641 Dual Port
Baja Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwbJ9cuKk_c
My Hometown: Monroe, Wa
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website

1 2 3 ... 9 10 11
>
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Announcement
No new posts Events and Get Togethers World Wide DO YOU NEED A HAND WITH YOUR BAJA?
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 3, 4, 5 ]
71 kevin 55352 Re: DO YOU NEED A HAND...
 Thu Jan 26, 2017 01:12 AM 
TINMAN View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Baja Bugs on Wiki needs HELP!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baja_Bug
4 Admin_AzBaja 4225 Baja Bugs on Wiki need...
 Sat Dec 22, 2012 04:57 AM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
Sticky
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion what did you do to your buggy/baja/Thing/Sandrail today?
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 103, 104, 105 ]
1560 mufasavnvmc 719592 what did you do to you...
 Wed May 24, 2017 10:51 PM 
Conundrum View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Baja sightings
Saw a baja driving around town somewhere? Post it up!
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 18, 19, 20 ]
285 MusicManiac 181794 Re: Baja sightings
 Thu Jan 23, 2014 03:41 AM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
Normal
No new posts Projects and Builds AzBaja Green Baja Bug
Return to Life Photos
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2, 3 ]
36 AzBaja 21321 AzBaja Green Baja Bug
 Wed Oct 26, 2016 08:25 PM 
AzBaja 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