Anybody ever own a Baja bug? - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
JBXdudeTJ
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Valle Crucis, NC
Posts: 312
Anybody ever own a Baja bug?







So, in celebration of my girlfriends new purchase, I figured it'd be a good time to post a few pictures, get some opinions, and hopefully some stories or memories from previous Baja Beetle owners.

Secretively i'm hoping her getting into off roading the beetle will bring her to the Jeep side.

Anyway, cool note about the beetle, the inside has been scraped, herculined, and the rear seat was replaced with ammo boxes. There is also a custom cage, CB, 31" super swampers for the back and 31" BFG AT's for the front. Can't forget the 20 mph speed sign welded to the front as a skid plate. Oh and the harley davidson muffler fit right down onto the exhaust pipe, and it really does a good job at muffling the 1600 cc engine (a whooping 60 hp).

Anway, feel free to share stories/pics if anybody has them!


Golden Eagle TJ Project (2005 TJ - 2.4l)
HID Boobie lights
Mickey Thompson Classic Locks
OME Lift
BGF AT's - 33's
Parrothead Jeeper Union member #26!!
JBXdudeTJ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 08:31 AM
Matt Gertsch
www.lp.org
 
Matt Gertsch's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 8,855
A buddy used to have one that was caged and had sliders on it. He had an LSD in the transaxle and the motor bored and stroked out to 2000 cc. It would go damn near anywhere and if it rolled or flopped, it wasn't a big deal, because you could just roll it back over with a couple of guys.

You might want to cover up your skid plate though, destruction of public property is a crime.

Derpy Hooves for President in 2012
Matt Gertsch is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 08:31 AM
mattman8706
Web Wheeler
 
mattman8706's Avatar
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 4,557
I have always wanted one.
Thats a good looking one

-Matt


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mattman8706 is offline  
post #4 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
JBXdudeTJ
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Valle Crucis, NC
Posts: 312
Nah, it's been pulled many times. Cops normally laugh when you tell them it came from the local Rams Rack. Thanks for the concern though.

I'd love to squeeze a larger engine in there, but once again...I can only wrench on it at the discretion of the ladyfriend...

Golden Eagle TJ Project (2005 TJ - 2.4l)
HID Boobie lights
Mickey Thompson Classic Locks
OME Lift
BGF AT's - 33's
Parrothead Jeeper Union member #26!!
JBXdudeTJ is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 08:46 AM
SoCal_HEMIHead
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 324
Here's two pics of mine...

share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AZNnDlyzbNWW7
SoCal_HEMIHead is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 08:51 AM
Matt Gertsch
www.lp.org
 
Matt Gertsch's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 8,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBXdudeTJ View Post
I'd love to squeeze a larger engine in there, but once again...I can only wrench on it at the discretion of the ladyfriend...
Something for you to drool over in the meantime: http://www.scatvw.com/ http://www.empius.com/ http://www.webercarburetors.com/

Derpy Hooves for President in 2012
Matt Gertsch is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
JBXdudeTJ
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Valle Crucis, NC
Posts: 312
Mmmm *Drools* If only I had the money and could convince my g/f! These things are incredible fun/cheap/easy to work on. It blows me away at how cheap parts are....

Golden Eagle TJ Project (2005 TJ - 2.4l)
HID Boobie lights
Mickey Thompson Classic Locks
OME Lift
BGF AT's - 33's
Parrothead Jeeper Union member #26!!
JBXdudeTJ is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 10:25 AM
j.love
Registered User
 
j.love's Avatar
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 39 57′ 1″ N, 75 9′ 1″ W
Posts: 1,865
Had a few bugs as a kid. chopped one and put the baja kit on it. stinger out the rear just like that. She wasn't pretty but she was fun. Coal mines and shale pits rule in those things.

I like the look if your girl's ride. Cool little thing. Have fun with it, and nice pictures.

David.
94 ZJ laredo 5.9 V8 swap D44a posi
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratmonkey View Post
I wouldn't drive down a driveway on that.
''If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong.''
Joe Biden
j.love is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 10:30 AM
SpoiledRotten
Registered User
 
SpoiledRotten's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,985
I wonder how the DMV likes the idea of a stolen street sign being used as a skid plate. There is probably a law against that. Just a guess though.

I had one like that. It was and '68 red with the white fiberglass front and back. 53 hp motor. Lots of fun.

Christian Jeepers _ Member #2
United Four Wheel Drive Association _ Member
National Rifle Association _ Member
SpoiledRotten is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
JBXdudeTJ
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Valle Crucis, NC
Posts: 312
lol, yeah the skid plate is risky, but the law enforcement around Boone, NC know the car...It doesn't catch much heat. Like i've said, after being pulled multiple times (being questioned about it's road worthiness), all it seems to get is a snicker from the 5-0. Plus they were selling it at the Pawn shop in Boone, and apparently they said it was fine to buy and use for anything unofficial. It does draw a lot of attention though, which is bad for the business if you're speeding...and since it doesn't have a speedometer... Although I have been hooking up my Garmin Nav in it to get a speed read out, I prefer that over a speedo anyway.

I can't wait to throw the super swampers on it...I'm sure I won't get over 40 mph on the highway! Much less being able to go up a hill or have a decent take off from a dead stop!

SoCal, that is a ridiculously awesome Manx buggy!

Golden Eagle TJ Project (2005 TJ - 2.4l)
HID Boobie lights
Mickey Thompson Classic Locks
OME Lift
BGF AT's - 33's
Parrothead Jeeper Union member #26!!
JBXdudeTJ is offline  
post #11 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 10:58 AM
Boreal
Web Wheeler
 
Boreal's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central
Posts: 3,053
Lots of good memories of bugs... street and baja. My brother had several and I think his record was 5 1/2 at one time. Unfortunately, he only had 2 or 3 working engines, so depending on what bug he wanted to take out and what he wanted to do with it, he'd swap the engines around His ugly baja was convertible, primer gray, roll cage, with a dual carbed 1600 IIRC. That thing was a blast.

Here is my bug:


The one car I regret selling
Boreal is offline  
post #12 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 11:03 AM
bobjp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,960
Nice baja. Anymore pictures?

I used to have a dune buggy, and I really want a baja bug. It would be fun to use as a daily driver and to take to the dunes with the Jeep.

97 TJ sport.
bobjp is online now  
post #13 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 12:00 PM
SpoiledRotten
Registered User
 
SpoiledRotten's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,985
Since that sign is on there, would that mean that the speed limit for you is always 25 MPH?

Christian Jeepers _ Member #2
United Four Wheel Drive Association _ Member
National Rifle Association _ Member
SpoiledRotten is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 12:48 PM
MattTheMudder
Ask Mr. Owl
 
MattTheMudder's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 1,849
I figured you were in the southwest, but NC? Where do you (or her) ride it? No dunes out west, and back east they'd probably have a fit on these beaches
MattTheMudder is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 03-19-2008, 12:58 PM
SoCal_HEMIHead
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 324
Quote:
SoCal, that is a ridiculously awesome Manx buggy!
Thanks... anybody able to make it click free?

It's a '62 Volkswagen that has a Barrien Buggy body on it. 1500cc engine. Sitting in the garage now collecting dust, but it's on the list for a complete frame up rebuild once I get some extra cash. The goal is a new JK Unlimited Rubicon, Dodge Challenger, and rebuild the buggy. It's just tough deciding which order to them in.
SoCal_HEMIHead is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
mini baja club toates89 General Discussion 0 08-28-2008 09:43 AM
Lowrance Baja 480C 175MM BULLDOG General Discussion 1 09-10-2007 09:21 PM
SAE Go-Kart Baja Fabrication mr_user General Discussion 9 09-17-2006 07:35 AM
92 Camaro for 73 baja bug NCwheeler General Discussion 17 08-24-2006 12:40 PM
35 14.50 baja claws?????? V8wrangler_idaho General Discussion 4 04-26-2002 08:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome