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  • Pat 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.

    Lone Star
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    Get after it Pat. 🙂

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

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

    Pat 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.

    Vwfool
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    Looking good

    Gretchen Jones
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    Great pics Pat!!!!!!!! Nice work Riley!

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    Pat K
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    Riley and I were back at it this morning. bending and fitting longitudinal‘s. Thank for all the help Mr. F80F1AF4-8BDD-4A78-859A-0D5C0E3586D6F657CE5E-F538-49C6-8E28-009F337F200BC10803F2-AD56-4073-BC6C-8E9F6A8EAD9F

    Coped driver side sleeves to lower beam tube and rear torsion.  Burning in the first piece of tube now!!!6B8EB914-9EE7-41E9-AD98-E1AF71BB7B093AE55633-663E-42B4-A4E9-3C8DA65C34F41AD9CE38-98DB-4D66-B657-C658DA992A545CB6B1E4-78F2-48CC-92B1-9CEB7662F941

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    Pat K
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    Yesterday we also shimmed the pan to level on the jack stands, then used a laser level to check if it was twisted at all.  FB487DBB-B1B4-4A74-A553-98CD26ECF03A7938E925-1907-43AA-98ED-D244DB0323FBD4F6386D-3F6E-4E6C-8C35-0DB331487BDF611CE5D7-F844-4F31-9476-0E3C0AF11A16933E3F8C-D4B7-46CF-AF0C-31D1C7C4BD542AE509DC-A0F4-46BA-B205-8980A664BE86B18FC317-B378-4535-92B8-E3DFD176C4A053AE4A19-0507-43FB-976C-9177F39ABF84

    Everything measured titty on a Ritty. Burned in the pan head conversion slowly moving around to spread the heat evenly. C4B2BE75-5F70-49E4-99D9-884ABB5B043996F6FC34-5B38-4FA4-BCA5-1E0D45BA69A4

    Front beam caster set at 4°.BE6FC359-B6D0-4A6D-BBAF-ACF5090A1C95

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    Scott Sain
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    Pat, what kind of welder are you using on the cast torsion tubes?

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    Pat K
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    I’m a migger not a tigger.

    I’ve never had any issues welding to the torsion. Crank the heat up and let it ride.

    NASCSR approved!!!image

    We will build it if it comes.

    Newbold
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    Awesome work Pat! I wonder how sweet my hill climb car would handle if I had the skills and patience you have…

    Scott Sain
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    It’s not flux core is it? I showed a friend a pic and he thought it was.

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    Pat K
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    Finished Welding longitudinals on Sunday. E7986650-0163-4BFD-BD90-3175C91CA057877F0FA6-B023-44EB-9854-69E4B8846C5485987363-53FC-4CCE-B860-8C54CC96F80F

    Next up is to start fitting the king Kong torsion adjuster.B75B0456-E3F2-4988-AC42-652BF515B8C2

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    Rustabus
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    KCW Kustom Cage Werks!!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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