Chuck's Baja Build

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Getrdone » Tue May 27, 2014 5:59 pm

Getting there. Looking good.
I know all about an extended build time. ;)

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by JUSSUMGUY » Tue May 27, 2014 9:25 pm

Looks great! Bet your anxious to drive it.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Big Dave » Thu May 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Looks good! You're on the home stretch. Keep plugging away and it will be done before you know it.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:49 pm

Just a few update pictures. I have driven it around the block a few times. Working on a rear engine mount, skid plates, and replacing a diagonal in the roll cage that I had to remove when I installed the hanging pedals.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Lookin' pretty good sir!

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by TimS » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:45 am

I love that color!! Nice work!
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Devastator » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:13 am

Looks great!
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by JUSSUMGUY » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:36 am

Looks great! Really like the dash and GPS mount. Could you post a close up of the GPS mount?

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:30 am

Looks great! Really like the dash and GPS mount. Could you post a close up of the GPS mount?
The GPS is a Lowrance Elite 5M that I bought on Ebay. It has a provision to mount in a cutout on a flat panel. I simply took some 2-inch aluminum angle and relieved on the mounting side to allow mounting. I used 1/4 - 20 rivnuts on the sides to mount it to the Axia GPS cage mounts from Kartek.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:30 pm

Well it has been a while and I have been plugging away on my project. Attached are a few updated photos. Before anybody starts laying on praises, the roof rack is my design, but it was taken from a few sketches to completion by a buddy of mine who has mad fab skills. He also did the exterior mirrors and the aluminum panels up front.. The plan is to take it out to Plaster City on Saturday for a shakedown cruise. We still have a front skid plate to do plus some other little jobs but she is road worthy right now. Actually drover her to the gas station today to fill up. Good fun!!

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The only issue I have is that with the spare tire in place I can't get into my garage (stupid low doorway - old garage made from a former car port). Oh well. . .

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by bajaherbie » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:31 pm

can you shorten the exhaust tip? the photo makes it look like it might could maybe possibly get hit or bent?


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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Leatherneck » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:51 pm

You need some more stickers
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by smiley » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:41 am

I am loving that roofrack! That thing is awesome!!!


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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by TimS » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Very nice! Looks like a solid car.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:16 pm

bajaherbie wrote:can you shorten the exhaust tip? the photo makes it look like it might could maybe possibly get hit or bent?


have fun driving it!
I think that its more an optical illusion than anything else. The tip actually terminates above the level of the bottom of the skid plate. I am not entirely happy with the muffler set-up. The entire exhaust came with the engine which I bought used.

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