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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 26th 2014, 9:35 pm

holy crap thats nice u should get big front tires
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 27th 2014, 3:09 pm

Thanks, I think I'm going to get some 5.70 x 8 trailer tires which have a higher sidewall than the ones on it now. I think the stock ones are 4 something by 8.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 31st 2014, 4:01 pm

One rim sand blasted and painted. The next one isn't quite as bad.
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Two new tires for the front. New ones are a little taller. Couldn't find any good matching used ones any where.
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Sidewalls are pretty heavy duty, I plan on running them tubeless.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 31st 2014, 5:11 pm

Do you plan on lockin the rear may cause some steering problems with the slick tires. But love the build tho. Really like the light bar
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 31st 2014, 9:01 pm

I was going to lock the rear, but I think I'll end up doing some of that stuff after the build off. Getting down to the wire and I'm almost bored of messing around. Once it's all painted up though and running, then I'll have the ambition to get back to it. Another idea would be to have a whole second trans ready to bolt in. I could have one locked and one unlocked. I have another rolling frame that I could use. Then you'd have various options for different terrain.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 31st 2014, 11:09 pm

New tires? Thats quite the purchase! lol.... skinny tires should look good.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 1st 2014, 12:08 pm

Yeah, I had to buy something new for once.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 1st 2014, 4:08 pm

I like the rim, You should paint mine Razz i cant stand painting anymore
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 1st 2014, 9:17 pm

Aw come on. Painting is the best part. It's the cleaning before hand that's a pain.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 1st 2014, 10:33 pm

ya i agree with that more than not like painting, i ran out of sappire blue paint my pap gave me for the toolbox he gave me, i ran out 3/4 threw and its 15 bucks for a mini can of it, i need a break from painting, the stress for that was unreal haha. It looks good though
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 1st 2014, 11:44 pm

I love the tire choice, I'm gonna try a set of 5.7 next time, let me know how you like em, also I vote good scoop to cover the motor
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 2nd 2014, 6:13 pm

Nice progress, those tires gonna look good i bet.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 2nd 2014, 10:28 pm

I got a couple tubes today and fixed up the one that I had painted. Much bigger than the original size. Looks good with how high the hood and everything is. More proportional to the rear tires I think. I'll have to get a picture. I'm not sure about the hood scoop, something to think about though.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 8th 2014, 9:39 am

Pretty much how it sits now. Just an idea of how it will look.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 8th 2014, 9:41 am

that thing is T&A all day!
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 8th 2014, 5:00 pm

On four wheels, dash bolted in.
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Yep, like I said...dash.
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Ok, now those new front wheels are a lot bigger, lets see if they clear everything. Otherwise, more stupid junk making stops...
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And... Oh yeah baby, just makes it. Not planned out or nothin, perfect.
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Nifty VW badge maybe?
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Tail light brackets from ford explorer window regulator parts.
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And lastly, tired of always having sticks ripping on the wiring on stuff. So this time, I'm running the wires through some pipes in the critical areas. Check the nifty split so mud and water doesn't lay in there when your hosing off your machine.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 8th 2014, 5:57 pm

Nice articulaton, dash looks clean too. Brakes work good too? How far from a test drive?
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 9th 2014, 7:27 pm

Thanks, No idea if the brakes work. I didn't try them yet. Should be ok, they were supposed to be good parts when I took them off the cars. Like my old man always says, "who needs brakes to go fast?" So I guess I've got more or less two good weekends to finish this thing. Never got a drive belt and I didn't get a clutch spring back on it yet either since the other one just snapped. Guess it was kind of tight anyway. Maybe I'll buy some switches tommorrow and then mount them in the dash so I can wire this thing up. It's gonna be close fellers... Gotta pick out what horn I'm gonna use too, out of my box of car horns that I saved for just such an occation. Need 3 toggle switches and 2 bush button switches. Ignition, 2 headlights and tail light, the other 2 headlights, starter, horn. Oh, and the test drive, no clue. I kind of wish I could just paint it.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 10th 2014, 5:38 am

Looks solid built!
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 15th 2014, 9:56 pm

Alright well, you've got yer dash there with some switches in it. Got yer horn switch top left, then you got a couple headlight switches, an ignition switch and a starter button over on the right.
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And look, turns out the stock air cleaner does fit under the hood. I did end up having to shorten the threaded rod for it a little and use a regular nut vs the wing nut. Got a drive belt and got the brakes going too. Went for a test drive that ended 6 feet later. Now the briggs doesn't seem to have spark. Tis but a minor set back...
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 15th 2014, 10:52 pm

Looks good. I hope you get your motor problem figured out.
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PostSubject: Re: BAJA SEARS BUILD   BAJA SEARS BUILD - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 16th 2014, 8:58 am

looks good love the dash man
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Why thanks. I'll get er straightened out one way or another.
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wow this build is turning out great! it looks really good!
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Thanks, we'll try laying some paint on it this weekend maybe.
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What colors were you thinking?
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