Chuck's Baja Build

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Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:12 pm

Just joined the forum and I thought I'd post a few shots of my build. It is a fully caged '69 pan with a '67 body. Six inch wider front beam, 3 x 3 rear arms, and 091 trans. For motivation I came across a used Majors built Type IV at a good price. I shop the classifieds a lot for parts in trying to keep costs down.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:15 pm

Welcome to the dirt pile Chuck!!

Sweet looking ride.

Where are you located?

More pics....we like pics here
It is not Mickey Moused.....It's Desert Engineered!

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:22 pm

Nice! Great start.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:30 pm

CentralWAbaja wrote:Welcome to the dirt pile Chuck!!

Sweet looking ride.

Where are you located?

More pics....we like pics here
Thanks for the welcome. I just updated my profile to include location. I am located just a little south of you :lol: El Centro is located in the low desert of California on the Mexican border.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by DesertGuy » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:12 pm

chuckput wrote:I am located just a little south of you :lol: El Centro is located in the low desert of California on the Mexican border.
...or "Over In God's Country"

Nice build, welcome to the nut farm

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by uh60ce » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:41 pm

Nice looking baja you've got started there. Ive been through El Centro a time or two. I always though the farmland around that area was beautiful, its just too friggin hot there for my blood though.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:59 pm

Pretty sure we have had to make a parts run to El Centro from Glamis a time or two.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Getrdone » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:22 pm

Welcome! As I always say, your dooooooooommmmed!

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by motorbreath53 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:23 pm

Cool baja.
Baja5 was right...

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by bajaherbie » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:28 pm

nice color
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:58 pm

Getrdone wrote:Welcome! As I always say, your dooooooooommmmed!

Believe me, I already know that. This is what my Baja Bug looked like about 4 years ago. . .

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Thanks for the kind welcome. I will do my best to keep y'all updated with pics as I go. As one of you noted, I live in El Centro where it is (I believe the word was) friggin' hot. We are enjoying some unusual monsoon weather right now, but our heat only hangs around until late October and won't return until May. The greatest thing about living here is the easy desert access :lol:

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Steve Arndt » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:16 pm

Is the big bad baja street legal? I wish mine looked like that sometimes.

Okay, half of the day...

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by TexasBaja » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:30 am

Steve Arndt wrote:Is the big bad baja street legal? I wish mine looked like that sometimes.

Okay, half of the day...

I wish I still had a BAJA :cry: :cry:

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by brywisco » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:16 am

Hey Chuck,
I am building something similar. What brakes are those?
I ask because I am shopping for disc brakes for all 4 corners.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:42 pm

brywisco wrote:Hey Chuck,
I am building something similar. What brakes are those?
I ask because I am shopping for disc brakes for all 4 corners.
They are Jamar front and rear. I was going to run AC Industries discs front and rear (they're cheaper - and a lot heavier) but a buddy of mine was doing some spring cleaning in his garage and found a set of combo spindles in a pit box. He had forgotten where they came (and who they came from for that matter) and he gave them to me. Well, that necessitated going to a disc brake set up that would accommodate the larger front spindle. I shopped around and settled on the Jamars mainly for their lower cost (thanks Dan's Parts). Then one day I was perusing another web site's used parts section and came across a guy selling the matching rears. They showed very little wear and the price was right. I just had to have matching front and rear brakes don't you know.

On a side note, I still have the un-used set of AC Industries disc brakes (front and rear - no e-brake) if anyone might be interested. Check out So-Cal Imports for specs.

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