I'm new to this forum but have been into volkswagen for a long time already. I just sold one of my bugs to another forum member and still have my baja.
My baja is a 1970 chassis with a newer 1835 motor and tranny. I did a mod to fit five lug brake drums onto the original (longer) 1970 axels so it would match the 1958 frame nose I welded on to the '70 chassis to carry the king pin five lug front suspension I use.
I am prior military and brought the car I made into a baja back from Italy. I've been back to the states for 4 years, was overseas for a long time.