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Hello everyone. I am trying to find info on building a Baja and this looks like the place to be. I have owned two 74 Superbeetles and one 74 Baja. I owned them all about 25 years ago and really miss my Baja so I would like to build one. The last one I owned I bought already converted so I am new to the bodywork portion of the conversion but not the mechanical end. My main question has to do with the year of the bug. I found a potential donor bug that is a 1965 so it has a swing axel. I have heard both sides of the fence on this issue. Some say it will be fine, others say go with IRS. I plan on driving on paved/dirt and two track roads with maybe an occasional weeked at the sand dunes. If the rest of the car looks good, will I be alright with the swing arm? I would hate to get the car and not have it work for what i want to use it for. Being here in Michigan makes bugs (not completely rusted) hard to come by at times. Thanks for reading my post and I look forward to hearing some educated opinions on this issue.

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I drove my baja with a swing for a long time before the IRS. There is not problem with the swing, but it's night and day for the IRS. The one thing I do miss with the swing is no CVs!!!


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Welcome to AzBaja.com!

I've only driven three different rails and all of them had swingaxles. Worked great for me but I'm not a sand dunes fan.

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Welcome to AZBAJA. The swingale works fine the drawback is limited travel. Many a swingaxle car has won a Baja 1000.

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Welcome to the site! Be sure and post pics of your baja, y'hear? Smile


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