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beaudonahue
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: My Baja Build Reply with quote

Ok i started this about last summer i bought to bajas for $500. I decided to make on good one. i took the bodies for both and use the irs pan with the swing axle body. i have done alot to it these are the pictures i have taken.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More resent pictures
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cute the body for my shocks
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My warrior Beam its a link pin and the pan is a ball joint so i have to tie it in to the cage
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice build so far! Can't wait to see more! Laughing One question, How does the front of the body get supported by the new tube frame?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

larryvance66 wrote:
Nice build so far! Can't wait to see more! Laughing One question, How does the front of the body get supported by the new tube frame?
i have the cage bolted to the pan right by the doors and the tube the run to the beam are welded to those tubes. I still have the bolts four bolts that hold the front of the body to the pan. i dont quiet understand what you mean but i hope that helps
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I mean. The body is held up in the front by the cage's connection to the floor? Is that enough?
This is just one of those things I never fully understood. Think
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

larryvance66 wrote:
That's what I mean. The body is held up in the front by the cage's connection to the floor? Is that enough?
This is just one of those things I never fully understood. Think
well my buddy used to have a baja and it was set up kinda the same and we jumped his and put it through hell and it held up so i dont see it being a problem
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

over the weekend i painted some on the cage and added rear shock mounts on the car i will post pictures soon
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are the pictures of what i did last weekend
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The start to rear shock mount
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mounting tap
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side view
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I painted my steering wheel
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and Painted the front of the cage
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is what i got done today
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got new tires on
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put the engine on and wired it up didnt start it though i need to get an oil cooler gas tank and fuel pump all hooked up. if anyone has a nice external oil cooler the want to get rid of hit me up
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I hooked up the steering and got it on the ground
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heres my rear shocks i dont have fronts yet but soon i hope
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i put the wrong picture up this is the one of it on the ground
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and here is a closer one of the front end
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm jealous of the people who can get more done in a couple weeks than i get done in a couple years.

It is inspiring though. Looks good
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirtkeeper wrote:
i'm jealous of the people who can get more done in a couple weeks than i get done in a couple years.

It is inspiring though. Looks good


It was a slow process for awhile it just start to really start to come together like a mouth ago
i had been buy things here and there when i can so when i really got on it i had a lot of stuff to put on
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirtkeeper wrote:
i'm jealous of the people who can get more done in a couple weeks than i get done in a couple years.

It is inspiring though. Looks good
And thanks for the complement on it
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so since my last post i have done some stuff to my baja. I painted some on the inside rear of the cage so i can mount my gas tank and fuel pump. i also got every thing wired up and working good i mounted the motor and am able to start it. tomorrow after work i am going to cut some gussets for my rear shock mount and some seat belt tables and get them welded in place and mount my oil cooler. If i still have time after that i may try and get my brake lines hooked up and bled
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i have been working on my baja some every day after work here is some pictures of what i got done
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I put me seats in
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gas tank is in place
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electronic fuel pump not that great of a picture
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my oil cooler
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engine cage not completely mounted but that what looks like
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one of my dash
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my wiring is all done
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i also have my front rims on i have a linkpin front beam and i got my rims before the beam so i went and got the ball joint conversion bearing that make it so i can put the ball joint drums on to the link pin spindles Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got my baja done enough to drive it i made it about a half a mile down the street and lost my brakes lol so i have to go out and buy new wheel cylinders
hope i can do it soon and maybe make it around the block atleast
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! keep us posted.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so yesterday i worked on the brakes some they need to be adjusted. but i drive it down the street with the little brakes i do have and i started have a fuel problem and had to be toed home.
today when i got home from work i started looking and anything that had to do with the fuel and found out quick that it was my fuel pump. so i found one laying around the garage and put it in and fixed the problem. i was able to drive it around the block and make it home twice Very Happy now i need to save money so i can buy front shock and put nitrogen in my rear shocks.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good man! Dancing You started with a cage about like I have now. Your motivating me to get out my welder and do a little adding on. I want to push the front out about 4-5 inches. Did you leave yours in the stock position?
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