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Re: NQ JQKE

Post by david58 » Sun May 22, 2011 8:06 am

Lew wrote:David, how bout adding a piece of sheet metal, and trimming down the windshield. :)
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The windshield is at the wrong angle too much resistance, I like the big windshield I just need to put a nose on the car and angle the windshield into it. Just short right now on materials and mulla.
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Post by david58 » Sun May 22, 2011 8:32 am

Imagine something like this with a long slope in the windshield. I borrowed a pic of BAJA-IT car.
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Post by Lotrat » Sun May 22, 2011 11:48 am

Big tires, little tires, big tires, baja, rail, turnsignal as idiot/dome light, big bay window... I'm so confused. Looks like a fun ride.

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun May 22, 2011 12:07 pm

david58 wrote:Imagine something like this with a long slope in the windshield. I borrowed a pic of BAJA-IT car.
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I see no reason why a skillful person like you could not do this. Go for it.

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Post by david58 » Wed May 25, 2011 12:41 pm

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Wed May 25, 2011 2:26 pm

This might be a little late, but where the sheet metal comes up the join with the windshield, could you make a bend there to; 1) add stiffening and 2) support the windshield at an easier angle to make the mount fit more naturally (no flexing of the windshield or the sheet metal). That bend would end up both stiffening and supporting both the sheet metal and the Lexan.

Your design looks pretty good so far, keep up the good work Mr. bodyman.

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Post by david58 » Wed May 25, 2011 2:47 pm

Ol'fogasaurus there is a bend in there. :D Might not be too visible in those pics try these. I also changed out the tires 33 in back 30 9.50 15 in front. Fixing to go home and see how it does.

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Post by bajaherbie » Wed May 25, 2011 5:12 pm

air filters really aren't necessary...




and put a wing on it and you can go sprint car racing..

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Wed May 25, 2011 7:54 pm

Yep, the bends are obvious in the later pictures. Now, ya got to start stiffening in the other direction. :) I am curious to see the final skinned toy will look like. Good to see someone change direction with the confidence of the original build. My kudos David!

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Post by david58 » Thu May 26, 2011 1:56 am

What is most amazing is that we didn't cut or trim the windshield or the metal for the nose, and there are 2 muffler clamps and 5 self tapping screws holding it all together.
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Post by nilza » Thu May 26, 2011 2:38 am

now taking bets on whether the baja body ever goes back on! :mrgreen:

good work on the nose actually, looks more complete this way

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Post by Leatherneck » Thu May 26, 2011 10:39 pm

How does that effect the wind and noise?

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Post by david58 » Fri May 27, 2011 3:43 am

I have very little change in the noise, the noise isn't a issue with the bug body off. I have more way more wind coming in now from below the windshield, because there is a 4 inch by 30 inch gap between the firewall and where the nose meets the windshield. I am out of material. It took changing the tires to really notice a change in 4th gear. The 35's are just too much for a stock 1600 even with redux although first, second, and third work great. I just wish the front tires were taller by a couple inches, and maybe a little narrower also. There is a huge difference in the 33's and 35's when you see them side by side. Same way with the 33's and 30 9.50's
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Post by CopperBaja » Fri May 27, 2011 12:48 pm

Really looks like some quality work David. You have to be stoked to get it out and drive it! Especially with summer rolling in. One of a kind transmorfer baja rail. :D

If GA ever changes their laws, you can toss the body on.
Wonder how many days (or hours) it would take to get pulled over here, if you titled a baja bug, then took the body off and drove it as a rail... :?
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Post by Hedrock » Fri May 27, 2011 1:25 pm

CopperBaja wrote:Really looks like some quality work David. You have to be stoked to get it out and drive it! Especially with summer rolling in. One of a kind transmorfer baja rail. :D

If GA ever changes their laws, you can toss the body on.
Wonder how many days (or hours) it would take to get pulled over here, if you titled a baja bug, then took the body off and drove it as a rail... :?
I know that where I live it would probably take years unless you were doing something real STUPID :lol:
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