Chuck's Baja Build

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by dustymojave » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:08 pm

Leatherneck wrote:You need some more stickers
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My philosophy on stickers is that they only get applied if I am getting paid for them to be shown to others. i have never been one to put stickers on because "they look cool". Their whole point is to advertise for the business they represent.

Look at pics of my car.

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Now.... STF-ORF stickers are a different story...

I think Chuck's car looks GREAT right now.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by bajaherbie » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:41 am

:roll:
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by TimS » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:12 am

I put stickers on to cover rust spots.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Leatherneck » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:38 pm

bajaherbie wrote::roll:

Yup!

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:02 pm

Today I got it dirty!!!

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Did about 10 miles driving out to Plaster City, another 15 or so tooling around and then the 10 miles back home. No huge issues. I may need to do a little trimming on the front fenders.

This does not mean the car is finished (as we all know). There are some jobs that I need to do that will keep me busy for a good while. I also think there is a visit to the powder coater in the near future to take care of the the roof rack, front bumper, rear engine cage, and the side sprint bars.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:45 pm

Nice Job 8)
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Steve Arndt » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:56 pm

How do you reach the cooler? My arms are too short grab a beverage with it way up there...

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Leatherneck » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:57 pm

Steve Arndt wrote:How do you reach the cooler? My arms are too short grab a beverage with it way up there...

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Co-dog takes care of that.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:09 am

Steve Arndt wrote:How do you reach the cooler? My arms are too short grab a beverage with it way up there...

:)
Actually, we just load the cold ones in the roof top cooler. I installed a vending device in the cabin. The real problem is getting the quarters out of your pocket while driving.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Steve Arndt » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:45 am

I keep the cold ones in the car and only stop when I need to recycle the empties into the trunk.

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by TimS » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:23 pm

I dream of having a combination a/c vent - beer dispenser... But I doubt that will ever happen.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by JUSSUMGUY » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:18 pm

Nice job!

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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by dustymojave » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:39 am

dustymojave wrote:
Leatherneck wrote:You need some more stickers
...
Look at pics of my car.

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Now.... STF-ORF stickers are a different story...

I think Chuck's car looks GREAT right now.
BTW...The stickers showing in the window of my car in this photo are:
- A.R.T.S. Tech Inspection. It's what I do. Head of the outfit Art Savedra is now the Chief of Tech for SCORE.
- Sticker commemorating the 2010 MORE 5-1600 Championship for the AGS race team
- Sticker commemorating the 2011 MORE 5-1600 Championship for the AGS race team
I've been a member of the AGS race team for many years, including in the car during racing. My son Warren (3gtech) was in the car during those 2 race seasons and the team also "won" the HDRA 5-1600 Championship in 2012 by points achieved, but was not credited with it due to a technicality requiring a Champion to have competed in all events of the season. The 2012 MORE Championship went down to the wire with even tally at the green flag and after leading the class for most of the last race, a broken gearbox took them out of the win, while the engine builder won the Championship and they took 2nd.
- There is also a SoCalBajas sticker on the back window.
It would have STF-ORF stickers if I ever had any of them.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by chuckput » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:18 am

It has been a while since I have updated my build. The biggest change has been moving from torsion leaves and Fox reservoir shocks on the front end to Fox coil overs with Fox twin bypass shocks. Had the roof rack, rear cage, front bumper, side nerf bars, and outside mirror brackets all powder coated. Nothing fancy - just your basic black. Having fun with the car and trying to get the front suspension dialed in. Special thanks to my buddy Davin who has the mad fabrication skills. He did the roof rack, mirror brackets, and the new mounts for the front shocks.
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Re: Chuck's Baja Build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:43 am

Tried to see if I could photo shop it OK.

I tried to get more detail of Chucks Baja this morning.
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