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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: The Baja built in Greg's garage Reply with quote

First of all im Greg.

And here is the shell that im going to turn into a Baja.

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Im new to aircooled but not to VW's, I have a 2000 Golf 1.8T that I daily drive.

Ill update here with some build pics soon.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, always like to see a new baja project getting started. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good you better!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

runslikeapenguin wrote:
good you better!

LOL Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good start..what year etc? What are your plans?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a 66, swing axle rear. previous owner took all the windows out and primed for paint, so im going to rattle can it (kinda ghetto but im poor) Black or maby OD green. Havent really decided on the color.

Has a 3 inch lift(brand unknown at the moment) and an after market stearing wheel.. and thats about all I know for the moment.

I take delivery tomarow morning Im so excited!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, If you dont have one yet I would recommend getting a copy of " Baja bugs and buggies " by jeff hibbard. Its the Baja builders bible.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicksan wrote:
Cool, If you dont have one yet I would recommend getting a copy of " Baja bugs and buggies " by jeff hibbard. Its the Baja builders bible.

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Ill definately have to pick up a copy, as I know little about what im geting my self into. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the wonderful world of offroad VWs Very Happy Be sure to read threw a lot of the posts. Lots of good info.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

geeze i dient get this kind of welcome Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Baja is also super low budget. Another option to think about….Walmart has bedliner for $41 a gallon. I am going to use that and paint it on with a roller. Maybe a little more cost than spray paint but indestructible!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thrown_hammer wrote:
My Baja is also super low budget. Another option to think about….Walmart has bedliner for $41 a gallon. I am going to use that and paint it on with a roller. Maybe a little more cost than spray paint but indestructible!


I plan on useing similar stuff to do the inside of the tub..

I think ive decided on flat black for the outside, the paint job isant going to be the gratest as this will be my first attempt at painting a car.

As long as it all is one color in the end ill be happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think ive decided on flat black for the outside


Read these posts man.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=124081&highlight=

I got a full gallon of paint, reducer and hardener for less than $75 and that should be enough for my whole Baja.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We painted my friend's 928 with Blitz Black. One word of advice....make sure you have the paint shaken or stir the crap out of it. We didn't and is pretty streaky.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive been sitting here discussing the paint with my little brother and he pretty much has me swayed to OD green..
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ive been sitting here discussing the paint with my little brother and he pretty much has me swayed to OD green


For what its worth they also have a matte green paint at the JD dealers that is basically the same as blitz black.


I believe its about the same price also
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggene wrote:

For what its worth they also have a matte green paint at the JD dealers that is basically the same as blitz black.


I believe its about the same price also


Ill definatly check that out.

Now the question is about how meny rattle cans dose it take to paint one baja?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

runslikeapenguin wrote:
geeze i dient get this kind of welcome Sad


Well...were kind of an odd bunch Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

about 6 rattle cans to paint a beetle body...

I have always used rattle cans on low budget rides, but this JD tractor paint is so cheap I might as well go with it!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well If the damn humidity will ever cool out on the weekend here, I might get a chance to let you know how the paint is once it is sprayed on Mad

I hear this stuff is tough as nails, and if you scratch it, just break out the rattle can and spray right over your scratched sopt.

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