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Class 5 Unlimited Bajas..... Anyone have one? Let's see em

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I've always been into bugs and I'd really like to build up a Class 5 car... Not to race so much as to just have a fun desert toy. I figured there might be some inmates that are into these little cars... Let's see um!

Something like this is what I'm thinking :thumbsup

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I know budman382 is wanting to get into one. I'm sure he will dig this thread.
 

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I had a 68 I was building ....It had a turbo charged 2180 ,converted into a tube car practically ... I sold it and bailed.... Had 14000 into and it seemed like I was working on it more than driving it ... I miss it every now and then but enjoy my XP RZR much more ....





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I can see how the upkeep would be a lot.... though that has always been a fun part of my other VWs :hmm
 

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Plus my next step would put me over the 25,000 dollar mark .... It needed a Heavy duty trans ...the 091 was going .... and Suspension upgrades to coilover would made it a pricey car ... There are a lot of Nice Class 5 play cars going for 10,000 to 15,000 .... If I ever get one again I will Let someone else lose there money ..LOL
 

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I know budman382 is wanting to get into one. I'm sure he will dig this thread.
For sure. I've always dug the look of the Baja bug and the versatility of it. you can drive it off road on the street in the dunes or the liquor store. Some day I'll get rid of my rhino for one but until then the rhino will have to do
 
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Didn't do a bug but built a Thing. Here's some pics and some of BrianB's 2 cars too... Just play cars nothing too serious suspension wise but still fun.
 

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Class 5s are cool. I've been checking out alot of baja bugs. Some stretched, big power with LS1s. I wouldn't mind having one but need four seats, so a class5 wouldn't work. Ever since this helmet deal for side by sides in Cali came down I've been looking harder. I told the wife I would put heated seats in it and she likes that idea.:D Let's see some more pics.:thumbsup
 

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Didn't do a bug but built a Thing. Here's some pics and some of BrianB's 2 cars too... Just play cars nothing too serious suspension wise but still fun.
Yeah! See that's what I'm talking about. Fun custom little cars that you can drive to the store or take to the dunes :thumbsup
 

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Here are a few more I found that I thought were cool....:thumbsup

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ive been working on this 58' oval window for a couple years. all i have left to do is wire it and plumb the breaks. is has an 1835 that runs at 80 psi oil pressure, short ratio beefed up bus trans, 934 cvs. 4 wheel disk wildwood breaks. woods spindels. 3x5 arms in the back, +4's in the front and 8 inch wider beam extended 4 or 6 inches i forget. all internal cage. bypasses and 3.0s in back. should be fun















 

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ive been working on this 58' oval window for a couple years. all i have left to do is wire it and plumb the breaks. is has an 1835 that runs at 80 psi oil pressure, short ratio beefed up bus trans, 934 cvs. 4 wheel disk wildwood breaks. woods spindels. 3x5 arms in the back, +4's in the front and 8 inch wider beam extended 4 or 6 inches i forget. all internal cage. bypasses and 3.0s in back. should be fun















That things gonna be bitchin!
 

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I've always been into bugs and I'd really like to build up a Class 5 car... Not to race so much as to just have a fun desert toy. I figured there might be some inmates that are into these little cars... Let's see um!

Something like this is what I'm thinking :thumbsup

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That's my neighbors car. Funny
 

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I saw his thing on glamisdunes.com about putting the car together for a powder puff race then it getting wrecked. Sweet ride for sure!
 

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God, please tell me you weren't the one who cut up an oval window!!!!!!!!!! there are places for people who do that!
 

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God, please tell me you weren't the one who cut up an oval window!!!!!!!!!! there are places for people who do that!
That was the 1st thing that popped in my head too. I've looking around a bit for a project Thing to do something similar.
 

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You guys are killing me here. If my back wasn't trashed I would probably be in one of these things...up to my ears.
I think of all the cash dumped into the side by side deal and then think about how cool a baja I could have...
The only thing that I can see as a downfall is no 4x4 and the physical size of the thing trying to get into tight trails or even the trailer.
But this still goes through my mind...all the time.
The tricked out Things are way cool, too. Never thought of that.
 

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You guys are killing me here. If my back wasn't trashed I would probably be in one of these things...up to my ears.
I think of all the cash dumped into the side by side deal and then think about how cool a baja I could have...
The only thing that I can see as a downfall is no 4x4 and the physical size of the thing trying to get into tight trails or even the trailer.
But this still goes through my mind...all the time.
The tricked out Things are way cool, too. Never thought of that.
X2?. I realize everyone has a difference in opinion on SXS vs. Baja?s, etc? But I don?t get it. Baja?s and such are still vey maneuverable even in the tight stuff. My buddies and I use the snot out of our off road cars and have gotten into some hairy stuff. Yes having 4 wheel drive would have been nice but we still got to where we needed to.

I have many friends that have SxS?s and they are cool but they have dropped a ton of money into them and at the end of the day it doesn?t have a CA license plate. For what they all spent they could have had a really nice street legal off road car. I guess it comes down to being able to finance most of it. Regardless of how much money they have all spent on all of the bells and whistles, long travel, suspension, etc? I still don?t feel safe in them. For me and my group of friends the Manx?s, Baja?s, and Things are all street legal and money well spent.
 

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For sure. I've always dug the look of the Baja bug and the versatility of it. you can drive it off road on the street in the dunes or the liquor store. Some day I'll get rid of my rhino for one but until then the rhino will have to do

I would think a Baja Bug would be a lot more fun to drive than a SXS.
 

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God, please tell me you weren't the one who cut up an oval window!!!!!!!!!! there are places for people who do that!
no i bought it as a basic baja already cut up with standard travel. i have people ask me that all the time though they wanna ring my neck for having a cut up oval window. I would love to have it untouched/stock. as a matter of fact ive been debating trying to trade it to someone for a clean cal style bug.
 

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Not a Baja but a buddy of mine built this Thing.
 

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This THING is pretty bad ass! I saw it for sale for awhile on The Samba, and Race Dezert. The owner also used to go into my buddies restaurant in Burbank quite a bit. I think most of the fab work was done by Daren at Prowlers...?

I have 2 friends that both have VW Things. They are street legal and each have about 20" of travel. One has a Chevy Shortstar in it, and the other has a Nissan 300 Z motor in it.
 

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I had a Baja for about 2 months, about 10 years ago, bought it for 2 grand, somebody at the gas station offers 4 cash, tossed h the keys and had a buddy come pick me up :D
 

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Damn. That is sweet. I can only imagine how much fun you could have with that. Hammer, ever taken a ride in that thing?
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There are a couple Class 5 threads going on Race-Dezert in the desert racing forum. Lot's of pics there:thumbsup
 

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All these posts just make me want one more. :thumbsup
 

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I have been looking to buy a complete minus motor baja also, this time i will be going water cooled. But I will plug my CB performance turbo (t3/t4) efi complete kit, forged crank, pauter rods etc,,, i have for sale in this thread :thumbup:, 2 hours run time on my 63' street bug.. lol
 

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I just picked this one up. It's built like a brick shit house. FAT performance 1915 with UMP air filter connected to dual 44 Webers, beefed up bus tranny, 3x3 rear, Fox w/remote bypass, front pushed out 6" and widened 3", Cal plated, 4 wheel Wilwood disc, bead locks, full cage, radio, headsets, Jaz fuel cell, Mastercraft seats with Cal DOT DJ 5 points, etc... It's a runner, it's fresh and should be a great car. No expense was spared.




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I just picked this one up. It's built like a brick shit house. FAT performance 1915 with UMP air filter connected to dual 44 Webers, beefed up bus tranny, 3x3 rear, Fox w/remote bypass, front pushed out 6" and widened 3", Cal plated, 4 wheel Wilwood disc, bead locks, full cage, radio, headsets, Jaz fuel cell, Mastercraft seats with Cal DOT DJ 5 points, etc... It's a runner, it's fresh and should be a great car. No expense was spared.




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Thats thing is fricken awesome. I want one. How did you find that?
 

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I just picked this one up. It's built like a brick shit house. FAT performance 1915 with UMP air filter connected to dual 44 Webers, beefed up bus tranny, 3x3 rear, Fox w/remote bypass, front pushed out 6" and widened 3", Cal plated, 4 wheel Wilwood disc, bead locks, full cage, radio, headsets, Jaz fuel cell, Mastercraft seats with Cal DOT DJ 5 points, etc... It's a runner, it's fresh and should be a great car. No expense was spared.




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I cant wait to drive this thing in a few weeks!!!
 

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I just picked this one up. It's built like a brick shit house. FAT performance 1915 with UMP air filter connected to dual 44 Webers, beefed up bus tranny, 3x3 rear, Fox w/remote bypass, front pushed out 6" and widened 3", Cal plated, 4 wheel Wilwood disc, bead locks, full cage, radio, headsets, Jaz fuel cell, Mastercraft seats with Cal DOT DJ 5 points, etc... It's a runner, it's fresh and should be a great car. No expense was spared.




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Nice fuckin car right there.
 

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I just picked this one up. It's built like a brick shit house. FAT performance 1915 with UMP air filter connected to dual 44 Webers, beefed up bus tranny, 3x3 rear, Fox w/remote bypass, front pushed out 6" and widened 3", Cal plated, 4 wheel Wilwood disc, bead locks, full cage, radio, headsets, Jaz fuel cell, Mastercraft seats with Cal DOT DJ 5 points, etc... It's a runner, it's fresh and should be a great car. No expense was spared.




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So jealous right now. Congrats Chip that thing is awesome.
 

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I just picked this one up. It's built like a brick shit house. FAT performance 1915 with UMP air filter connected to dual 44 Webers, beefed up bus tranny, 3x3 rear, Fox w/remote bypass, front pushed out 6" and widened 3", Cal plated, 4 wheel Wilwood disc, bead locks, full cage, radio, headsets, Jaz fuel cell, Mastercraft seats with Cal DOT DJ 5 points, etc... It's a runner, it's fresh and should be a great car. No expense was spared.




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bad ass car chip ... looking forward to driving it around the islander this summer from camp to camp :cool:P:thumbsup:D
 
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