My Baja Bug Rebuild

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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by retrovan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:52 am

As Tony said may work, but normally on good steel, and not rusty stuff, as whichever way your cables, the rust blows your steel away leaving a hole.

What I did on thin sections, is cut out till you get good metal, make a new section, tack weld scrap steel to the back of these edges, and then weld in the new steel. The scrap will work as a heat sink.


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Re: My Baja Bug Rebuild

Post by Edmond » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:08 pm

I haven't had much time lately to do much on my baja but managed to get the doorwindows sorted, got the window lifter channels and a good s/h window mechanism from a guy in ruyterwacht for an absolute steal the window lifter channels even came with free door window glass as a added bonus

Its nice to have windows that actually wind up and down again, the old window lift channels were rusted literally to pieces

Also getting a door for free as long as I remove it myself from the scrap body again from my contact in ruyterwacht.

Still need to cut the steel I got for the passenger side floor to shape and to remove the last remains of the old floor on the tunnel lip before I can start the welding, my work colleagues MIG welder and is ready and waiting for me so need to get cracking with the preparation

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