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Super bug body into BAJA


Just wondering how common is this? And has anybody on this forum done the super bug Baja conversion??
All projects that I have read about use the torsion front suspension body,
I picked up a 71 super (with a good body) for the IRS for my current 63 baja
but I am keen to build Mk II from scratch while still using my 63 as a daily driver. I was thinking about doing the full one piece nose and trimming the body all the way back to the fire wall, similar to Phils Baja (also on this forum) similar bar work too.
I have another King and link pin front clip that I will adapt to the super pan and I'm off for an 8 hour trip to Port Macquarie Tomorrow night to pick up a country buggy front end that I bought
So if there are no nasty surprises that anybody can shed light on with the super bug body idea then I have all of the basic ingredients to start Mk II
So back to the original Question are there any hurdles that make this body conversion more trouble than it's worth:crazy:




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posted on April 18th, 2011 at 08:51 PM



Go for it I reckon, the front bulkhead is slightly different, so keep the bukhead on the pan to match the body, and graft a framehead forward of that. Gives you a chance to sneak a little more wheel base too. I've been planing on heading this way myself, but with a twist....



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posted on April 18th, 2011 at 08:57 PM



By bulk head, I take it you mean the section of frame head directly under the fire wall / main body upright in front of the pedals
Can I ask what twist are you planning?




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posted on April 18th, 2011 at 09:23 PM



Yes that part is wider (front to rear) with the bolts in a slightly different location.
And yes you can ask :lol::lol::lol:




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posted on April 18th, 2011 at 09:51 PM



What's the twist??????????



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posted on April 19th, 2011 at 07:41 AM



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Can't say yet, until I work out the details.......




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posted on April 19th, 2011 at 08:02 AM



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What's the twist??????????
Can't say yet, until I work out the details.......


You're fitting a tank turret on the roof aren't ya? :cool:




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posted on April 19th, 2011 at 08:22 AM



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What's the twist??????????
Can't say yet, until I work out the details.......


You're fitting a tank turret on the roof aren't ya? :cool:
:lol::lol: Wasn't going to Chris, but it sounds like a great idea with the amount of morons on the road.:crazy:




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posted on April 19th, 2011 at 10:25 AM



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What's the twist??????????
Can't say yet, until I work out the details.......


You're fitting a tank turret on the roof aren't ya? :cool:
:lol::lol: Wasn't going to Chris, but it sounds like a great idea with the amount of morons on the road.:crazy:


Also make it easier to fight for a parking spot.




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posted on April 19th, 2011 at 10:36 AM



Why not go the whole hog and fit tracks as well?
Kubels had a standard fitment AK/47 didn't they?
that will learn the soccer mums in there Prados

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posted on April 21st, 2011 at 10:44 PM



My Baja is on a '72 Super pan.

But with an early body. I welded a new king and link framehead onto it.

From halfway down on page 2 of my build.


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posted on April 23rd, 2011 at 04:48 PM



I saw your build Smiley, you've done a great job,
I also intend to use the 71 super pan with the frame head swap but I am also
going to use the super body with the front quarter panels and inner guards removed
and covered with a one piece fibreglass front end
I took my family for a down to Port Mcquarrie (1600km round trip) on wednesday
and thursday to pick up a complete country buggy front end for the new build (never going that far again) but at least I now have one.
The first Baja I built about 8 years ago just got a front cut and twist.
Anyhow can anybody tell me where I can buy bushes/bearings/brakes etc to suit country buggy
the front I picked up is in good shape but I thought I might try to source some spares to have on hand.
also I'll be looking for an engine adapter set up shortly not sure what engine I'm going with yet though
not sure if I should go with injection or a tough old school carby engine just for
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posted on April 24th, 2011 at 04:17 PM



Quote:
Originally posted by 63baja
I saw your build Smiley, you've done a great job,
I also intend to use the 71 super pan with the frame head swap but I am also
going to use the super body with the front quarter panels and inner guards removed
and covered with a one piece fibreglass front end
I took my family for a down to Port Mcquarrie (1600km round trip) on wednesday
and thursday to pick up a complete country buggy front end for the new build (never going that far again) but at least I now have one.
The first Baja I built about 8 years ago just got a front cut and twist.
Anyhow can anybody tell me where I can buy bushes/bearings/brakes etc to suit country buggy
the front I picked up is in good shape but I thought I might try to source some spares to have on hand.
also I'll be looking for an engine adapter set up shortly not sure what engine I'm going with yet though
not sure if I should go with injection or a tough old school carby engine just for
simplicity


Go for it!! Sounds like a great plan.

With the CB front end. I'm fairly sure that the front end is all Beetle stuff, the spindles and brakes are all split window Kombi bits. Speak to your VW parts supplier and explain what you have any they might be able to sort you out.


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posted on April 24th, 2011 at 05:59 PM



What state are you in?

wouldn't hurt to ask around and find out if a one piece is legal for street use before you commit.
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posted on April 24th, 2011 at 06:24 PM



I don't know of any specialist VW parts supliers:mad: do you know of a good suplier here in south east Queensland?

Maybe need to be in the Toowoomba region as I am looking at taking a transfer option to Manage the Forestry in Stanthorpe in
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posted on May 1st, 2011 at 08:58 PM



Quote:
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I don't know of any specialist VW parts supliers:mad: do you know of a good suplier here in south east Queensland?

Maybe need to be in the Toowoomba region as I am looking at taking a transfer option to Manage the Forestry in Stanthorpe in
in the new financial :smilegrin:


oh do you need a hand with that am keen for some decent spotty and iron bark logs!




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