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Old 12-03-2019, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default Baja to resto cal looker

Back at the end of December I bought this 1972 1200 beetle off a neighbour for a good price, I had always wanted a beetle and was very fond of the cal look style. So that’s the plan. Unfortunately buying a old baja wasn’t, but price was right and the bits were easy enough to shift to allow me to buy bits I actually want/need. A massive factor was also that since 1992 it had been sat in a garage where it hadn’t moved from since I bought it. So any corrosion was now atleast dried out and the majority of it was very solid. Few problem areas but I guess that’s part of the fun.


Some of you may have seen this on the samba. It’s a good forum but i didn’t realise this was about more for UK etc. So thought it’s a good idea to post on here for any help/ideas.


Baja time : first job jet wash and then a strip down.
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Strip down continued, more debaja-ing...






Then I managed to get hold of this wing set off a late Mexico 1200, just for alignment purposes





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Welcome to the forums.

Good luck with the project dude.

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Thanks Brian!

Body off next, then spent some time spares collecting. Including a whole 73 1200 car bought for parts. To build this one. Then replacement panels for the rotten bits I have now got most of what I need to build the body up.

Off topic but got these high backs!


Body off: on the pool table for temporary safe keeping




The pan whilst was still rolling:


The beam was actually in great condition. But Iím planning to fit adjusters and narrow by 4Ē maybe 3Ē



Kinda bad news, hole in the bell housing on original gearbox. Luckily got a new ab code out of the donor car



refurbished the master cylinder before vs after




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Removing rot and replacing with good



Welding well sticking haha


Test fit with old 1200 wings now got a better set..




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Looks like a good fun project, good luck with it.
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Not spent much time on the bug last few weeks as been so busy getting the t25 tip top.

But still managed to get a few bits done.

Some pan work, prepping for a new on half prepping new pan half and Iíve also made a dolly to put the body on. Plan is for now to get the pan welded prepped and painted. Then store until next winter with all attention going to the body for this summer. Intending to get it solid. Smooth and painted whilst the suns out. Might be being optimistic but who knows. Just need to get motivated again




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Well life got in the way. But Iíve been back on this for a few days recently. Mainly refinishing the pan. I used raptor 2k epoxy anti corrosive primer on the bare metal pan. Then applied 5L of Raptor Black across the whole pan. This has given it a very solid finish.




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Iím considering Raptor for the underside of my pans, would you recommend? Keep up the good work, itís hard going sometimes but you have to stick with it & eventually it starts coming together

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Excellent work dude, what you planning for colour etc...………….I know it's a long way off but need your motivation
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