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  • AvatarFranz
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    Stock seats suck.

    AvatarPat K
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    Prepping pan before cage work begins. Yesterday’s progress. Shaved the seat rails.7435FFB3-B247-43C5-B71B-4FF1F993D09D

    Dissected this cover plate to gain access for the  torsion adjuster install. 75F335BC-1963-411F-9ABC-AA026F5BB77077F07C12-0F94-4221-BCF3-4CB3DD1EA89A

    Chopped the rear shock mounts back as far as allowed. 011ED420-BD95-4046-96F1-622F98A64E1AFF0FCFA8-BFF9-4C87-B445-3CF7CA9C196B

    I’m going to be running a link pin beam on this car…..This being a ball joint pan, by sectioning 1 1/4” from the pan head, to match the link pin being spacing, it gives you a 1” lift due to the BJ lower beam location being 1” lower compared to a LP pan head. D546EE17-A69D-4283-AE06-C677FEFD7B99F3424B5D-A2CF-4F78-BBED-709778C4C2EB

    We will build it if it comes.

    NewboldNewbold
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    Hell yeah, chop it up Pat!

    AvatarMikeK
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    Knowing very little about Baja’s, this is fascinating information.  Why does the rear shock mount get chopped?

    John JonesJohn Jones
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    😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

    AvatarPat K
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    What are the classes for VW 5/1600, Class 11? Is there an unlimited? I started looking into the different classes and the requirements to race. My next project build was a narrow eye Baja to have fun and tow behind the bus but I am having thoughts of making it a racing Baja now.

    Class 11s is stock suspension, with full fenders, running a limited 1600DP.

    5/1600s are you “basic Baja”. More suspension /parts upgrade options. Same motor as class11.

    5 unlimited is full blown free reign on your suspension, but must still VW based. Several motor/trans options. Only VW motor option is T4. Big $$$$$ class. 70K+ for a class winning car. No class winning car still runs T4s.

    We will build it if it comes.

    AvatarLone Star
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    Get after it Pat. 🙂

    AvatarAndym
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    I like the torsion bar adjuster idea, that’s cool.

    AvatarRustabus
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    Diggin the Class 5 idea, Baja the Fuck outta  it and run a simple motor!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!😀😀😀😀😀😀

    AvatarPat K
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    Why does the rear shock mount get chopped?

    Class rules allow it. I’ll be running 14” stroke shocks that will require relocated upper mounts.

    Reinforced the clutch cable tube a couple of days ago.F6588467-C8FA-44E8-AE1B-CD2BFBE2FC3941276102-EE9E-40D0-98CA-96A3322F44A41FE0768A-23CF-4D88-8223-F681EDE1449F

    Also plated the vertical portion of the pan head    conversion.91BA5C7D-E890-4A00-B492-8B73D88404FF

    Riley helped me fit the pan head section today along with the new 4130 chromoly Kartek beam. Thanks Bud!F7BF5AE9-A299-4DC9-8FAF-F4D35A7B177AE655276C-2424-481C-8AE7-5B0860FD22ECDB07814E-1198-4C8E-9A25-2F21392B80CFFAA3E82E-3A36-4A1A-983A-03411D12EBE4EAA07FF3-F516-4B85-A9AF-59695B5CD17F

    We will build it if it comes.

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