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Old September 5th, 2003, 12:01 PM   #1
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Ok I've been hangin around here for a while now and figured I'd join.
It all started with me a few years ago when I helped a buddy make his '59 baja, since then I have doen one other baja and am not doing one awsome project out of a '72 super. I will post pics in a day or two of our progress as to now.

Heres what happened: My buddy Josh and I (both 21) went out and bought a 72 super for $300 off some old lady. She said it looked old but ran well. So we did it. come to find out the body was in near perfect shape (less the hand painted silver), floor pans free of rust, and the motor was perfect. It even had new interior put in a year ago.

So heres what we did: Pulled out the sawsall and proceded to cut off the top and cut the fenders to liking. ( by the way, if any one knows of pictures where people have cut the fenders, not like baja, please let me know, it seems no one cuts fenders. they either take them off or leav them as is...) We then welded and caped the doors, shaved the eitire body ( gutters, hinges, handels...), droped the front end, and got LOTs of chrome ( blade bumpers, luvered running boards, trim, and new badges.) We got the body smoothed out with as little bondo as posable and are now painting flat black and red. We took a bench seat from a dodge caravan and put it in the front and are now pushing the back seat all the way to the firewall. put a steering wheel form a fiat and a shifter from a bus and now we are where we're at. Oh yeah, we cut the winshield dows 4 inches and left the ventwings, they kind of look like the tail fin of a fighter jet...

If any one has any cool ideas please do tell.
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Old September 9th, 2003, 12:47 PM   #2
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Allright. I have got some pictures of our work in progress.
You'll have to bear with some of the artsie kind of stuff as I somehow think I'm a photorgapher...
Here she is befor we made too many cuts...
pic 1
and the fron fender befor it gets hacked...
pic 2
THe top after it was cut...
pic 3
After the first round of cutting...
pic 4
This is after alot of welding mainly the brake line to the edges of the fenders to round them off
pic 5
Unfortunatly that all I have right now although we are ALOT farther...
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Old September 30th, 2003, 02:50 PM   #3
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Ok Here's an update.

Its still not painted, but it's in the booth...

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Rear

The fenders have been primed and are ready to shoot. All the bondo is done, it's just getting finetuned...
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Old October 4th, 2003, 10:40 PM   #4
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Here the photshop of what it will look like next weekend... well see...

Photo Shop of my VW

I hope it look better than this, I am not too great at photoshop...
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Old January 5th, 2004, 03:33 PM   #5
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PAINT !!! YAY!!!

Here's a few with paint

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We drove it home from the shop in 20 degree weather and no winshield. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/eek1.gif[/img]
Now we gotta put it back together and finish the interior.
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