Resurection of a baja

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Resurection of a baja

Postby Franz » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:03 am

I bought this awesome og paint 62 this summer. The only problem: someone cut the back off like a baja.

I'm spending my free time this month putting this baby back on the road. I have already built and installed a 6" beam, and a transaxle raise kit. Rolling on stock wheels, painted chestnut brown, wrapped with 125 and 145 tires.

Next up on the list is to clean-up/rebuild an engine, and piece the ass-end back together.

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Postby jasonvw » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:35 am

Dig those tail lights. That was a VW option?
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Postby DPayte » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:37 am

Yup, optional location, hahahahaha Smile
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Postby jasonvw » Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:24 pm

Optional rear fenders?
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Re: Reserection of a baja

Postby tlambert » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:13 pm

Franz, who's bug on the left? Another project?
You guys holding out on us?


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Postby VGMutah » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:16 pm

You really MUST keep those tail lights."One off" for sure!
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Postby rustabus » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:09 pm

Franz has a really nice bug there, the boys at the shop see so much ultra rare stuff roll into the shop that they don't get excited about a "late" bug like this one, it is only forty years old . The bug on the right is Matts I think. Only about a third of the cars that are built or put on the road at KCW are ever featured on the website. I figure the shop puts at least two dozen dubs on the road a year.

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Postby vwg4c » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:17 am

how do you name this?

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Postby john jones » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:23 am

bus nose cone vs bug nose cone.. When you do a 2 inch tranny raise you run a bus nose cone to keep the shift rod inside the tunnel...
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Postby jasonvw » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:49 am

I named mine Charlie....
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Postby Franz » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:17 am

jasonvw wrote:I named mine Charlie....
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Mines name is Princess Sophia

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Postby jasonvw » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:31 pm

Is yours gold? Sophia sounds like a Gold one. Mine is red. Charlie is red.
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Postby DPayte » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:57 pm

Nice Franz, I'm doing a '67 Bahahaha back to street, may have scoreed a complete front clip (door posts forward) off a '65 or '66 bug. I want to run the earlier style lights like you guys did on Howards '67 so if I get it it will be good. He wants $300.00 and it will need the apron replaced and the fenders beat back(and splits welded) don't know if that is a good price, it comes with a Kawaski 1100 back half. It was a three wheel car project from left over VW trike stuff that was never started.
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Postby Franz » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:03 pm

sounds expensive. Why don't you just sell the 67 and find an earlier car? We have a rough 63 for $200

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Postby DPayte » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:18 pm

Sounded expenxive to me too, but I know a guy who wants the kawasaki 1100 engine and frame so I,m thinking if he splits the cost or buys it out right it would be cheap enuff. If he doesn't want to than I will stop in the next time I'm in GJ and take a look.
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