Shortie's New Baja Project

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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by dustymojave » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:20 am

Right here on my desk I have the 87/88 SCORE rulebook. I'll look up the wheelbase.
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by 1966bajabug » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:24 am

dustymojave wrote:Right here on my desk I have the 87/88 SCORE rulebook. I'll look up the wheelbase.
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by dustymojave » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:43 am

87/88 SCORE Rulebook, page 42,
"CR41 Floorboards"
"Must retain an original VW floorpan. "

"CR47 Chassis and Body Components"
"Must retain an original VW floorpan, main steel body and steel doors. ..."

Page 43, still CR47
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Wheelbase may be altered to a maximum of 105" as measured from wheel center line to centerline front to rear on both sides, not to exceed a maximum total of 211" combined.
..." (sic.)

So at the time Frisk claims to have built this car, the rules still required the VW pan which this car does not have, but it does have a stock torsion housing. Perhaps the floor was cut out later and replaced with tubing. 105" WAS allowed then.
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by BAJA-IT » Fri May 10, 2013 4:19 pm

This car needs an update!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:












Well we just hauled it off to MD Motorsports on Tuesday evening to get the front end pushed out 5". :D Don offered Shortie twice what he paid for it, :shock: but Shortie wouldn't sell. :lol:
MD just got back from the NORRA 1000 where they took third in class in Dustins 4 seat pre-runner. :D MD is looking for a true NORRA car just like this one to race next year.
The front end work should be done in the next couple of weeks, :D then Shortie will have lots of work to do. :lol: :wink: :wink:
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by bajaherbie » Fri May 10, 2013 4:31 pm

will that bring you to the maximum wheelbase for class 9?
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by BAJA-IT » Fri May 10, 2013 4:38 pm

bajaherbie wrote:will that bring you to the maximum wheelbase for class 9?

It will be 105" wheelbase, Class 5U/5B.
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by CentralWAbaja » Fri May 10, 2013 5:48 pm

Are you still looking for A pillars?

Are you just looking for the the front door hinge area?
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by bajaherbie » Fri May 10, 2013 6:13 pm

duh! i thought this was the 9 car thread...
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by kyle_pc_75 » Fri May 10, 2013 7:10 pm

Yay, progress!!!

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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by TimS » Fri May 10, 2013 7:35 pm

Is this where the auto trans is going?
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Post by Qurtys Lyn » Fri May 10, 2013 10:09 pm

Yes, the Auto is going in this.
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by 1966bajabug » Sun May 12, 2013 4:09 pm

CentralWAbaja wrote:Are you still looking for A pillars?

Are you just looking for the the front door hinge area?
yea the A pillars on the car are rotted out beyond repair so were looking for some still, had no luck so far.

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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by BAJA-IT » Sun May 12, 2013 10:57 pm

1966bajabug wrote:
CentralWAbaja wrote:Are you still looking for A pillars?

Are you just looking for the the front door hinge area?
yea the A pillars on the car are rotted out beyond repair so were looking for some still, had no luck so far.
Yes, Like Shortie said, we still need the lower A-pillars, the hinge area and about 3 to 4 inches forward of the pinch seam and from the windshield cowl seam down to the rocker panel, so that we will have some where to attach the sides of the one piece front end to.
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by CentralWAbaja » Mon May 13, 2013 5:06 pm

BAJA-IT wrote:
1966bajabug wrote:
CentralWAbaja wrote:Are you still looking for A pillars?

Are you just looking for the the front door hinge area?
yea the A pillars on the car are rotted out beyond repair so were looking for some still, had no luck so far.
Yes, Like Shortie said, we still need the lower A-pillars, the hinge area and about 3 to 4 inches forward of the pinch seam and from the windshield cowl seam down to the rocker panel, so that we will have some where to attach the sides of the one piece front end to.
Are you guys planning on having the doors open still? If so, you planning on having them hinge off of the cage somehow? Similar to what I have done?

I am not 100% positive but you may be looking at vert only parts as far as the A pillars? Do you know if a standard and a vert are the same shape and all of that? even having done as much work to mine as i have, I could not tell you how much difference there is, as I am still using a standard door not a vert door.
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Re: Shortie's New Baja Project

Post by BAJA-IT » Mon May 13, 2013 6:05 pm

CentralWAbaja wrote:
BAJA-IT wrote:
1966bajabug wrote:
CentralWAbaja wrote:Are you still looking for A pillars?

Are you just looking for the the front door hinge area?
yea the A pillars on the car are rotted out beyond repair so were looking for some still, had no luck so far.
Yes, Like Shortie said, we still need the lower A-pillars, the hinge area and about 3 to 4 inches forward of the pinch seam and from the windshield cowl seam down to the rocker panel, so that we will have some where to attach the sides of the one piece front end to.
Are you guys planning on having the doors open still? If so, you planning on having them hinge off of the cage somehow? Similar to what I have done?

I am not 100% positive but you may be looking at vert only parts as far as the A pillars? Do you know if a standard and a vert are the same shape and all of that? even having done as much work to mine as i have, I could not tell you how much difference there is, as I am still using a standard door not a vert door.
Yes the doors will still open, the brackets for the hinges are already there. You can just make out the lower on on this pic

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The lower A-pillars should be the same on a vert as on a standard bug. Any year should also work.
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