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Preston's Baja Project "Smokey" UPDATED - 10/26/09
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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 1/17/09
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Yet another UPDATE!

Interior is coming along well, a bit of rust-o-leum HAMMERED paint for the dash and some Rusto Vynil paint (Covers excellent and dries smooth, not sticky!!!) for the seats, NO MORE YELLOW!

ran out of paint so the drivers door, rear seat, and a few spots on the front seats still need to be finished.


Old yeller Vs. new black

Dash

Before the seats were painted

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Finished Dash




And that's the update! all yellow will be removed from this bug, i'm sick of it! Laughing

YES that includes the yellow AzBaja.com stickers, which will be replaced with white ones.


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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 1/17/09
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Paint Update!

bought the wrong color paint the other day, thought it was black for my drivers door, ended up being a dark bronze color, but it became a good mistake:

anything yellow that was on my engine is now a cool dark bronze color
heater boxes and such


also got the front end primed and closer to being paint ready






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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 1/17/09
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i think you should have left the flames. Laughing
just my $.02. Haha


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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 1/17/09
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ALRIGHTY! long time since last update SORRY!

first of all MY BAJA NOW HAS A NAME!!!

Smokey is my baja's name, since it has caught fire twice in it's life and "Smokey" is slang for State Patrol, i think it fits it's personality well Cool

Here are the update pics from vwinfestation IV and such:











Pay no mind to the Geek Squad Logo, it's not staying on there, that was just a joke Bugzyla and Bajawarrior played on me Rolling Eyes


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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 1/28/09
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that thing looks great!


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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 1/28/09
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Thanks Jox! Very Happy


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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 2/14/09
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Looking good buddy, looking good. It's not street legal though is it?


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Yes it is as is most of our cars out here. Laughing

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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 2/14/09
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Very street legal, very loud, very fun to drive!

I LOVE MY BAJA! Scott was a HUGE help in this build! Cool


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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 2/14/09
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Hey Preston, I still have the spun aluminum tank to fit where the hole is on the one piece. If you want it, I will give you a very good deal. It will need to be cleaned out.


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Hey Preston, I still have the spun aluminum tank to fit where the hole is on the one piece. If you want it, I will give you a very good deal. It will need to be cleaned out.
That's something i may be interested in, we made the hole bigger to fit a plastic gas cap, and the hood mount was built to hold the stock tank but my stock tank has leaves and dirt and stuff in it... How many gallons is your tank and what are you asking for it?


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Very street legal, very loud, very fun to drive!

I LOVE MY BAJA! Scott was a HUGE help in this build! Cool

Great! I thought the two lights up front were for off road. I'm used to seeing street legal bugs like BugZyla. I'm just waiting until I can build one.


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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 2/14/09
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He has normal headlight buckets but moved them to the front of his bumper. just not sitting under the fenders like your used to seeing.


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He has normal headlight buckets but moved them to the front of his bumper. just not sitting under the fenders like your used to seeing.

Thanks. It's still a great looking bug.


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Preston wrote:
Very street legal, very loud, very fun to drive!

I LOVE MY BAJA! Scott was a HUGE help in this build! Cool

Great! I thought the two lights up front were for off road. I'm used to seeing street legal bugs like BugZyla. I'm just waiting until I can build one.

Those big 6" lights arent staying there, they were just there for Vw Infestaion, they're going to go under the fenders with different lights put in the housings that are street legal, then i may run either 2 or 4 5" lights or 2-3 6" lights on the front bumper, id rather go with 2 or 4 5"inch lights though.


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