From King coil overs to remote reservoir and piggyback Fox shocks, we offer them all. Now the tricky part is mounting them. In a torsion beam car, you can install a widened beam, you can install longer trailing arms, and you can just re-index the torsions to push the suspension up and raise the car. One of our team members stayed behind. I wish I lived in Cali for buying a Baja, the selection is much bigger, they are not common cars in Washington.
You can leave the interior in pretty much the way it is. Great find on the roof rack and tow bar. But in its very first outing Brian crashed his Baja, stripped it down to the bare frame, made the necessary repairs, and then his brother, Bruce Hedrick, painted it for the second time — to Torch Red. This should be enough unless you do some really extreme driving. It had beer poured all over it, here, do another.
The final thing to be done was the graphics, which were handled by a forum member and his son. Bugzyla and others state the this hybrid system works well without noticeable steering problems, but the geometry does not seem right by any means. When it came time to buy his own car, of course it had to be a Bug … which he quickly began turning into a Baja Bug, working on it every chance he got. Not responsible for typographical or photo errors. Also, sand will scratch the windshield if you use the wiper blades. Over the years Brian owned several Bugs, until 1980 when his family moved to Arkansas and he swapped the Bug for a car with a better heater the first winter! So I kept working at gutting the interior.
I plan on keeping the fabric, but I'll probably replace that backing. The seats you got look like they will do great off road but will make it a bit of a pain to get to anything behind them in the back. What tires you should use depend on whether you intend to drive on off road trails or sand dunes. I realize the 67 has alot of unique parts for that year model. The most ideal donor vehicle for these parts is a Thing. The rugged torsion bar front and rear suspension standard on the Beetle, allows it to withstand the rigors of offroading and the rear ride height to easily be raised slightly and stiffened to make clearance for larger heavy-duty off-road tires and wheels.
The result of these modifications is a vehicle that allows the wheels to travel vertically 20 inches 50 cm or more at each end. The seats that came with it are pretty crappy, and it only had a lap-belt. Good luck, I'm only 19 and have been building my truck for over 2. Once the seats were out, I ripped out all the carpet, which was either just laying on the floor, or glued on with a spray-on adhesive, which left a mess behind. To beef up the suspension you can replace the stock shock absorbers with after market coil-over units. I've seen discussions about how struts break more easily in offroad use, but honestly, if you're running a strut designed for a street car offroad, you probably are doing it wrong.
Information is provided for educational use only for the webmaster. Just be aware, that most projects that start like this get tossed in the trash about half way through because they look terrible. If you want to talk more my family and I know alot about vw's so email me at Depends on spindles and arms, there are cheap imported knockoffs junk , med duty pre runner and full on race quality and all are priced accordingly. I don't know if the super beetles are cheap. It served mainly as transport for field commanders, hence the name.
I just got my bug and I'm going to pick up my class 11 cage in june so i've got the same deal as you. There are more of these body's around so if you did put it on its lid you would have a much easier time finding a donor body and it would be cheaper to find a set of doors and roof. No part of this website may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means. Upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world. Every Baja bug is different and is built to the owner's desires, so use your imagination when envisioning the end result.
But it is silly to have a battery in a passenger compartment. This is a fair bit of work. Nice glass is especially nice in bad weather, bright sunlight and at night time. A lightweight, shortened front body panel is fitted after the sheet metal from the trunk lid edge forward and rear engine deck lid and everything rearward rear apron and engine compartment is removed. The carpet-headliner was a bitch to get off. As I became more comfortable with my fab skills I tried different new things. These were not cheap, but safety is something I'm taking very seriously, so it's worth it.