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    Posted: 13 September 2015 at 10:16pm
Bit piss, I could've taken it for you
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 September 2015 at 10:27pm
Originally posted by gambit_67

Bit piss, I could've taken it for you


No sweat mate
I appreciate you looking for one for me in the first place
one will turn up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2015 at 9:07am
Framehead is solid surprisingly - just the rest of the car that is rotten





Front inner wings are patched over rotten patch




Plenty of work ahead to make solid again

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 93fxdl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2015 at 10:47am
Why bother with repairing the bodywork, sand rails and beach buggys are the future, the experts are saying we are heading for two hot years.
Ttfn Glenn
If it ain't broke, fix it till it is. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem. Lack of funds is the mother of ingenuity
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2015 at 4:40pm
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Why bother with repairing the bodywork, sand rails and beach buggys are the future, the experts are saying we are heading for two hot years.
Ttfn Glenn




Might just put a roll over bar on the chassis then
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Originally posted by beetlesi

Originally posted by 93fxdl

Why bother with repairing the bodywork, sand rails and beach buggys are the future, the experts are saying we are heading for two hot years.
Ttfn Glenn




Might just put a roll over bar on the chassis then


Why not, its been done before, but you will need a front hoop to hang the steering from, could be a fun runabout while waiting to find the baja kit etc
Ttfn Glenn
Or this for some ideas
http://beachbuggy.info//index.php/topic,6376.0.html

Edited by 93fxdl - 15 September 2015 at 5:02pm
If it ain't broke, fix it till it is. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem. Lack of funds is the mother of ingenuity
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Originally posted by 93fxdl

Originally posted by beetlesi

Originally posted by 93fxdl

Why bother with repairing the bodywork, sand rails and beach buggys are the future, the experts are saying we are heading for two hot years.
Ttfn Glenn




Might just put a roll over bar on the chassis then


Why not, its been done before, but you will need a front hoop to hang the steering from, could be a fun runabout while waiting to find the baja kit etc
Ttfn Glenn


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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2015 at 12:26am
Looking for

- Baja bodykit

- 2 x 15inch Baja Front Wheels

- 2 Shogun 15inch 4x4 tires for Rear

Cheers Volksfolk
Si on 07763119188
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2015 at 10:28pm
Poor wee Baja has been neglected

Plan is to build it in time for Bugjam 2016.

So far we have brand new floorpans, full interior, fat rear wheels.

Will gather parts over next couple of months then build it all together and Mot it :)

As it stands just now feeling sorry for itself.....







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Post Options Post Options   Quote gryan39 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2015 at 11:26pm
Must be great to be able do that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2015 at 11:34pm
Originally posted by gryan39

Must be great to be able do that.
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Will be worth the graft when we're at Bugjam half canned on the Off Road Course lol
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2016 at 7:28pm
Looking for a Standard Complete Front Beam for Baja

What you got?

Nice and Cheap
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2016 at 6:26pm
Got 2 New floorpans for the Baja from Ed a while back.



Need to brace the shell and separate it from the pan.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2016 at 11:10pm
Frozen Bug



Need to empty the poor car - it's turned into a storage unit.





Bug parked next to the New family VW - a wee polo TDi





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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2016 at 8:52pm
Thanks to Super Ed - the Baja Now has a front beam.

Just needs a couple of Mig attacks :)



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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2016 at 10:16pm
Need the Baja to be moveable in the drive - so today I temp fitted the front axle - minus shocks.





Back on it's wheels and moveable




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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2016 at 11:36pm
Thanks to my mate Mark - the Baja now has 2 new heater channels and a passenger door skin.





To celebrate I cable tied the Regi on

Cant get near the Baja till the Cabrio is finished.





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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 August 2016 at 9:13pm
Emptied the Baja today.

Had turned into a garden storage unit full of stuff I'll never need.

It's almost time to separate the shell from the chassis.

Floorpans and heater channels are shot.





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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2016 at 9:51pm
Scored a rock solid passenger door today for the Baja - cheers Brian :D









That's one less thing to weld now :lol:
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Do you ever sleep si? every time I speak to you your building
something.I wish I had your motivation good work.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2016 at 10:06pm
I sleep during the day job - don't tell them though mate
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Post Options Post Options   Quote robertotyres Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2016 at 10:18pm
Your secret is safe with me but things did run smoother
when you were on my run even with the sleeping.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote robertotyres Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2016 at 10:19pm
The p.m guy never showed up today!! nightmare

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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2016 at 10:20pm
Yeah the rest of the drivers are pants
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Not a problem Si, steering wheel is spot on too & looks great fitted 👍🙂
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