John JonesKeymasterApril 16, 2019 at 4:55 pmPost count: 4591
So nice to see Baja Mike posting in here!!!!!!! I really think it ads to the build and the excitement all around when the customer is apart of their thread!!!
Pat has been dialing in paint stuff today… I am hoping it looks like a car by the end of the week!!!!! 😎Pat KKeymasterApril 17, 2019 at 6:42 pmPost count: 805
Finished fixing my mistakes yesterday. Back to assy today.
Tail lights and rear section installed. Doors hung.
Franz has been on wiring today.
Vent wings rebuilt. Started door
We will build it if it comes.volksaddictParticipantApril 17, 2019 at 6:51 pmPost count: 383
Damn! That’s a really clean baja! I like the tool tray.Pat KKeymasterApril 18, 2019 at 8:23 amPost count: 805
Outer trim/scrapers and vent wings in and done this morning.
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterApril 19, 2019 at 9:19 amPost count: 2313
Working on Mike’s baja wiring. Pat found this cool marine radio that mounts like a gauge in a 3” hole. 40 watt preout.FranzKeymasterApril 19, 2019 at 4:21 pmPost count: 2313
Finished and ready to run.
67 ash tray
68 fuse block with conversion clip.
Keyed battery kill switch on the dash
oddessey pc925 batteryFranzKeymasterApril 19, 2019 at 6:53 pmPost count: 2313
Whipped up some speaker mounts this evening.John JonesKeymasterApril 20, 2019 at 5:49 amPost count: 4591
Mikes Baja is looking awesome…. Can’t wait to see the smile on his face when he first drives it!!!!!!!!!!! 😎
This project has gone better and turned out better than I ever imagined… 😎BAJAMIKEParticipantApril 22, 2019 at 8:27 amPost count: 5
I enjoy that fact that I have been part of the build, learning lots of things about the Baja Bug,. A Special, THANKS to Franz, Pat, and to John for allowing me to be part of the build teamsidehillParticipantApril 22, 2019 at 8:26 pmPost count: 31
Pat asked me to post my work requests in Parkway-Projects.
My Class 11 look-alike looked like this after the original builder was finished.
The next owner started to convert it into a true Class 11 racer, so it was lowered and other mods were made to make it qualify as Class 11, and it ended up looking like this. In this iteration the notched spring plates were removed and stock spring plates installed which rested on the stops. So it had no up travel and was harsh and breakable IMO.
I bought the car recently and plan to use it to run in the desert and on easy mountain jeep roads. I have lifted it back up to how it was with aftermarket spring-plates and front lift-spindles. It now looks like this. I still have the roof rack.
Pat is working on it, and the priority is to check that the valves are adjusted properly. I believe the push rods are aluminum but I’m not sure so that needs to be checked. If so I think the clearance should be 0.006, not loose-zero as for steel push rods. Secondly there is some electrical work needed; tail lights. Next it’ll need some CV work, but I’ll need to do some research on that first. When I bought it I thought it had 944 CV’s (aka Type 4) which are good up to a 22 degree axle angle. Pat says it now has Type 2 (bus) CV’s, only good to 17 degrees. Apparently the fellow who wanted it to be a legal Class 11 pulled the 944 CV’s and replace them with Bus CV’s because the 944’s are Porsche and only VW parts are Class 11 legal.
So Pat, since I need to do more research, please hold off on the CV’s and just adjust the valves properly, and fix the tail lights. We’ll also need to talk about installing turning brakes. I want these for traction, not for turning. I’ll also need advice on skid plates and might have you guys build or install them. Thanks for your help. I’ll pick it up after the valve and electrical work and have you do the CV’s later. Let me know when it’s ready. Thanks.sidehillParticipantApril 22, 2019 at 11:02 pmPost count: 31
I had time to do a little research this evening and see what you mean about the clearanced Type 2 for increased axle angle. And I see what you mean about not finding any Porsche 944 CVs advertised. I guess they are old-school and pretty rare now. I think the clearanced type 2 would work OK. Although the serial numbers on the CVs show it to be Type 2, I’d still like you to measure the width of the CV to be 100% sure that they’re Type 2 and not 944 (type 4). The Blindchickenracing CV101 page shows 944s to be 34.02mm wide and the Type 2 to be 32mm. While you have it off the flange can you also check the droop, and see if it’s properly clocked?
I still don’t understand why neither CV clicked until the other shop greased the CVs and replaced the boots.
I’m out of town until this weekend but will do some more research online and let you know how I want to proceed on the CVs.
SidehillPat KKeymasterApril 23, 2019 at 6:43 amPost count: 805
^^ Thanks for posting up Steve. I’ll let you know what I find.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KKeymasterApril 23, 2019 at 6:52 amPost count: 805
Fenders, bead, front turn signals, hood, and side bars all installed.
Paint and undercoat session on a few little bits yesterday after modifying hood latches so the won’t bend.
Last of the parts should be arriving today/tomorrow, fuel sender and window mechs. Few little bits to put on this morning, then it’s going on the lift to bleed/adj brakes.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterApril 23, 2019 at 8:20 amPost count: 4591
yeeeehaaa!!! Finish line in three days..
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