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Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 02:06 PM
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Would like to see a build of anyone who has done a 4x4 Baja before. Realizing it's most likely 1/2 Baja, 1/2 Jeep, Subaru.. or? But it's yet another project I'd be interested in doing in the future.


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I always thought it'd be cool to take something like a samurai drivetrain out and graft it into a bug. That thing would go almost anywhere. I really wouldn't want to just put a bug body onto a 4x4 chassis, I wouldn't like the center of gravity up so high and it would be super stiff suspension.

I think one of those lockers or LSD diff's would be more cost effective and get you into just as much trouble as the 4x4 could. Smile


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It has been done, VW did it from 41-44 for the war. Today the trick is to use a donor VW Vanagon Syncro all wheel drive rear wheel drive. A Porsche 911 Carrera-4 would make an interesting conversion.

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I'm thinking something a little more basic, like ploppin' the body on top of another chassis. I've heard Toyota 4x4 pickup works pretty well. Would not be all VW.. but that's kind of beside the point. Front engine, 4x4, lifted a bit.. would be a load of fun. This I must do.... soon. Maybe a summer project as I have my hands full with my 3 little Bugs.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH5FOHfI0Zc


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH5FOHfI0Zc

That's cool.. that guy almost rolls that thing. Razz

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There is one in Florida. It is white. I think it uses some vanagon syncro parts and chain drive.


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