68 baja build

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:21 pm

All of those are good ideas I'm sure I'll do something someday just not sure when

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by dustymojave » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:39 pm

Take your time. You're still young. Do it when and how you can.
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Re: 68 baja build

Post by Piledriver » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:42 pm

A mutant tube frame WRX would rock.
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Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:15 pm

One of you guys should really buy my car 3500 and it's yours 4500 and you can have a trailer and a pile of parts too.

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:40 am

Haven't had a whole lot of much selling it dropped the price from 4k to 3500 still nothing. I might bring it down to 3.

I'm really only in it 3500 or so.
Wont be losing that much money on it. I see bajas without cages in the same price point though.
I thought I was offering a pretty good deal 4k out the door with a car that's desert ready add an interior and it's a good street car with spares for everything and a trailer

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by dustymojave » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:25 pm

Good deal. Everybody seems to want to build their own from scratch. When my son was working at Crumco, he built well over a hundred, maybe a couple hundred cars. I NEVER saw one of the customers bring a bare Baja Bug shell. But I SAW a few really nice street/dirt Bajas. And a bunch of nice stock Bugs. Gotta build their own!
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Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:29 pm

Very true
I've had an extreme lack of interest in this thing. I did fix the crankcase pressure relief rhe other day and ran it back iin the carb so it stops blowing oil on my firewall.

I might start putting an interior in it. See If I can get it to quiet up. Maybe throw my dual port heads on it.
Because the answer to it not selling is always put more money into it.

I still want something that handles well so I might try to get some adjusters in the front and rear to get my cog low for street use.


Daily driving a Baja bug isn't insane and I used to enjoy it but now my car is way too loud. Could be the exhaust or possibly the holes in the floor

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:09 pm

bikesndbugs wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:29 pm

... Daily driving a Baja bug isn't insane and I used to enjoy it but now my car is way too loud. Could be the exhaust or possibly the holes in the floor

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Ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth. Plug the holes to keep the exhaust and noise out, add some sound Dynamat or equivalent to the inside for sound deadening then floor mats to protect it then look into quieter mufflers.

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:04 am

Yeah still trying to sell it but I might do some interior. My best friend moved to vegas and I want something to reliably drive there.
I don't trust the bug
The truck gets really uncomfortable at about hour 3 and gets horrible mpg

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Sun May 06, 2018 7:49 pm

and it sold 3000 for everything i had but coil overs. those might go on the truck. now im on to a miata maybe someday ill get bored and go back to buggies. i still get notifications from here so i might pop in sometimes
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Re: 68 baja build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun May 06, 2018 8:02 pm

Travis, good luck in anything you try. You build and your changes were fun to follow and help.

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by bajaherbie » Sun May 06, 2018 10:24 pm

I have a 95 miata, 126,000 miles, hard top, Hard Dog Sport Bar, v-maxx coilovers from Flyin' Miata, cold a/c, etc. $2500 special STF deal.... you just have to come to Oklahoma to get it.

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:09 am

It's a 91 full stainless exhaust with header.
Cold air intake bigger valves stripped for autocross I'm working on getting windows and the top is back on it. gonna have to make some headlight bracketry. Good wheels adjustable shocks suspension bracing. Swapbars. Quite alot done to it. 119k miles. No ac but heat works and it's got a softtop so ac isnt really needed.

Work is nice still working on prerunners and such not getting paid great but I can afford that and it's good experience.

I miss the forum not to many helpful people on the 4x4 ones for my truck. Slowly collecting parts for that. Just got some foxes in the rear gotta rebuild some in the front. The front axle I have was only made for 3 or 4 years on my specific truck so it's a bit rare. Truck is gonna get a prp bench, roll bar new front radius arms to help flex, make it a mix between jeep and prerunner. So itll everything alright. Main concern is reliability.
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Stuff I've been doing at work my welds have really cleaned up. Getting better at fab with good tune fitment and have done a bit of sheet metal work.

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Re: 68 baja build

Post by dustymojave » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:04 pm

Looking pretty. But those last TIG welds need more filler rod. They're undercut.
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