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Author Topic: New baja beetle project bit of help needed  (Read 383 times)
melosman
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« on: June 15, 2017, 01:37:14 PM »

I have aquired an old beetle, can't remember it's late 60's or early 70's model. I am going to make it into a baja bug, been planning it for a while and now have got nearly the bits needed. In proper baja style it is going to be jacked up a little at the rear and that is where the problem is, the higher they go the more the wheels poke in at the bottom, is there anything to reduce this? Slightly longer lower arms, different castor angle hubs etc?
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 11:25:14 AM »

The problem you've got is that because it is a swing axle model your wheel angle is determined by the ride height.The only way around it really is to convert it to an IRS setup as this is what most of the baja's are based on - lots of info here - http://www.bajaclub.co.uk/PDF_Documents/IRS.PDF
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 03:37:27 PM »

The problem you've got is that because it is a swing axle model your wheel angle is determined by the ride height.The only way around it really is to convert it to an IRS setup as this is what most of the baja's are based on - lots of info here - http://www.bajaclub.co.uk/PDF_Documents/IRS.PDF

Just the sort of info I was looking for, thanks very much
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 06:35:31 PM »

Archie's our resident V Dub expert cos he works at Just Kampers.
Isn't there some sort of engine/gearbox lowering kit too? Or have I imagined that?
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 01:02:59 PM »

I had a copy of this years ago
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0895861860?tag=viglink129040-20
You could also get body lift kits, not sure if there available in this country
http://chircoestore.com/vw-baja-bug-beetle-body-lift-kit-all-type-1.html
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 09:20:53 AM »

I had a copy of this years ago
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0895861860?tag=viglink129040-20
You could also get body lift kits, not sure if there available in this country
http://chircoestore.com/vw-baja-bug-beetle-body-lift-kit-all-type-1.html

Been looking at body lift kits, not a bad price
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