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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 05:48 AM
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Well I am going to try to build a tube chassis for my baja. I want a 4 seater baja so my family can all ride in it. Will eventually get wider beam, 3x3 trailing arms, and prob a big stroker motor. Right now though i am going for the chassis.

I am going to start out with a floor that is in the basic shape of a stock VW pan. Prob go a couple inches longer but not much. I am driving down to ohio this weekend to pick up an IRS rear and king pin front and I am going to get them cleaned up before next week when i drive back down to ohio to start bending up some tubing.

I will be doing what i can for pictures as i go. I am no pro a welding or any of that and I am hoping my electrical experience gets me thru the bending of the pipe

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Post Post subject: Re: 1970 baja build
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You dont have to be an engineer to make it work, the biggest thing to worry about is getting the chassis level and square. If you dont have a good welder, invest in one first. If you have a few bucks get at least a 150 amp 220V wire feed welder with gas. Thats what we use in my shop and it will go all day and still lay a nice weld.


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Post Post subject: Re: 1970 baja build
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 04:26 AM
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jasonlemon wrote:
Prob go a couple inches longer but not much.

One thing you may want to consider is what type of suspension mods you will be making later. I see that you are planning 3x3s for the rear so I am guessing that you will probably want to get longer arms for the front as well. If so, you should go ahead and move the front end forward now to make room for the longer front arms. For instance, 4" longer arms will push the front tires 4 inches closer to the rear of the car as the suspension compresses. You can imagine what that would do to your fenders if the beam was located in the stock placement

Good luck on your build and keep us posted!

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