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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Baja kids Daily Driver- Progress update Reply with quote

well i had a form in readers rides and im deciding to move it over her for good so u can pick up the start of this form at http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2305372#2305372

and for now im going to continue with some of my progress with pictures cause i know how all ya love them Smile

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well hers my new set up much quieter then the old super trap

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tinted the windows reacently loving it Smile

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just making it even fore street legal with back up lights very nice at night i might say

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door panels that match the seats

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new tachometer that just rocks hard core

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well heres a shot of the car haha

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beard seats with 5 point harnesses

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my dash and i just have a bad felling when i get pulled over by a cop and he sees that and then sees im only 16 idk how its going to go ??? lol

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bra for under the hood kinda sweet threres a tire under that to so it acts to ket dirt and what not out too

ok well thats about it for now idk how all this worked out i guess i will see soon and many more picture too come Smile Cool Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car. Very clean.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice looking car but that clear dizzy cap should be replaced with a german one. They are prone to cracking and are very cheap quality.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice ride! What wheel / tire combo are you running? Are they the same on all four corners?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, I too recently bought that exhaust do to a suggestion by baja5. It is really clean, i just absolutely love it. Its queit so when i drive my on the streets the cops do not pay much attention. Its a awesome value ceramic coated. How do you like the single 40/44mm carb? i have dual 40mm kadrons and have been wonder if i would get the same performance out of it since both the carbs are single. While the single carb has dual ports? i dont know too much about it...thankyou xsocalpbx keep up the clean work
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE ride.... IT is always good to keep a few spare parts in the back seat when going off roading. dizzy cap for sure.

Duel carb set up will work better on street for off road the 1 center carb is best due to fuel slosh is reduced.

I have duel 44's on my off road buggy. half the work is keeping it running on the rough stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking ride...Keep up the great work on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xsocalpbx wrote:
Very nice, I too recently bought that exhaust do to a suggestion by baja5. It is really clean, i just absolutely love it. Its queit so when i drive my on the streets the cops do not pay much attention. Its a awesome value ceramic coated. How do you like the single 40/44mm carb? i have dual 40mm kadrons and have been wonder if i would get the same performance out of it since both the carbs are single. While the single carb has dual ports? i dont know too much about it...thankyou xsocalpbx keep up the clean work


i too got the exhaust to replace my super trap to keep the cops off my butt on the street too haha i personally like only having 1 carb because its just much easer too tune in for your motor but the only thing i dont like it that i have worked on my dads old buggy with had dual 40s on it and it was much easer to reach some of the bults around the alternator stand and what not but other then i love it
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scarybuggy wrote:
Very nice ride! What wheel / tire combo are you running? Are they the same on all four corners?


thank you the front tires are bf Goodrich 7.00 - 15 i don't know what that means but probably something to tire ppl haha and the rear tires are good year 31x10.5
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very clean baja! I see lot's of fun desert trips in your future!!! Very Happy

Nice first car! Did your dad pass it down to you?

*Edit* Never mind....just read your other thread....cool that your parents matched your savings! That's what I plan to do for my daughter....she's 13 and has NO grasp on the concept of saving her money. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not trying to be rude, but I think you need to re-think your rear shock mounts.
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It appears they are straight up and down when the car is just sitting. If this is incorrect, disregard what im saying.
For the best dampening and most use of the travel of the shock, you want them to be 90* (degrees) from the trailing arm at full compression.
With the way you have it now, the shocks would actually be leaning back when the suspension is at full bump.

Also, what are the shocks mounted to?

And were you at pomona the show before the last one June 3rd? Im pretty sure I saw your car there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickosuave1987 wrote:
Not trying to be rude, but I think you need to re-think your rear shock mounts.
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It appears they are straight up and down when the car is just sitting. If this is incorrect, disregard what im saying.
For the best dampening and most use of the travel of the shock, you want them to be 90* (degrees) from the trailing arm at full compression.
With the way you have it now, the shocks would actually be leaning back when the suspension is at full bump.

Also, what are the shocks mounted to?

And were you at Pomona the show before the last one June 3rd? Im pretty sure I saw your car there.


hey thanks i rather know about a problem then not know at all and to my eye and degree finder talent they are not 90 degrees when the car is sitting they seem to be about 10 degrees leaning towards the engine give or take a few so i think the person that built them did it correct

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and for how they are mounted they are tied into the roll cage through the fender well
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and i do believe it was although i did not own the car at the time i believe the po did take it to the Pomona show

thanks for the heads up on the shocks by the way
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha-ha well I wasn’t doing anything this night so i took my Baja bug down to the la mesa village car cruse and got some pretty weird looks and questions too ha-ha it was fun just was wondering if any of yawl where there…. peace
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok guys i know i haven't been updating this often at all but im still working away been getting a lot doon. took lots of pics today of new mods and planning to post them tomorrow so look forward to it Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok well i have been working on it like i have said so heres some pics of the progress....

decided to install a stereo cause i drive it a ton on street so its getting lonaly so well heres what i did:0

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mock up



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mid stage

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finished!!!!!!!


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keep geting cut off by cars when i would make a left cause my old front blinkers where so old and dull so i put bigger led blinkers on for street safety

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wirelesses fm antenna no more ugly antenna
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put in a fire extinguisher

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also put new window seals and door rubber on also


o and it lost it dirt virginity well at least with my owner ship ship i took it up to buck man springs last weekend and only had minor problems car flys and handled great. it was really kool flying down the freeway only about 20 miles turn off the road and bam i was offloading it was kool and then just drove it home really nice for an afternoon run deal. ok well pics of the trip coming soon!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the shocks are mounted wrong, they need to be 90 degrees to the trailing arm at full compression
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more progress done today


bought some hella 500 lights with covers last week end. i personally dont have a welder but my good friend does up in alpine so i drove the baja up there like i do very often cause im always up there haha anyways i welded on 2 tabs for the lights up front and a tab in back for a whip flag. turned out very nice planning on wiring them up tomorrow. heres some pics Smile

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sorry for the poor quality pics i dident have my camera so the cell phone took them ok for i cell i think haha
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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more progress done today


bought some hella 500 lights with covers last week end. i personally dont have a welder but my good friend does up in alpine so i drove the baja up there like i do very often cause im always up there haha anyways i welded on 2 tabs for the lights up front and a tab in back for a whip flag. turned out very nice planning on wiring them up tomorrow. heres some pics Smile

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sorry for the poor quality pics i dident have my camera so the cell phone took them ok for a cell i think haha

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok guys im headed off to the desert this morning i think i prepared my car to the best of my knowledge sould be fun. i will take a lot of pics of the trip to share when i get back wish me luck Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are the pics from your trip??
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