putting a Baja back on the road after front damage

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bheinen74
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putting a Baja back on the road after front damage

Post by bheinen74 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:42 pm

Wow. It has been a WHILE since I have been active on this board.
Just purchased this 03 at an auction. Its a 5speed with 81k on it, and still has a clean title. Got hood in correct color, and got the fender off a Outback in the right color, had to dril the flair holes, used a template on the backside of the original fender, then lined the template on the rear of the used fender and drilled them.
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and have bneen putting it back together.
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for the bed trim plugs i had 3 missing. So, outdoor black tape over a penny, hot glued on fits the bill just right.....

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Re: putting a Baja back on the road after front damage

Post by bheinen74 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:47 pm

and this was my first Baja back in about 2010...look careful and you can find the BRAT there too....
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Re: putting a Baja back on the road after front damage

Post by harleyjohn45 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:57 pm

bheinen74 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Wow. It has been a WHILE since I have been active on this board.
Just purchased this 03 at an auction. Its a 5speed with 81k on it, and still has a clean title. Got hood in correct color, and got the fender off a Outback in the right color, had to dril the flair holes, used a template on the backside of the original fender, then lined the template on the rear of the used fender and drilled them.
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and have bneen putting it back together.
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for the bed trim plugs i had 3 missing. So, outdoor black tape over a penny, hot glued on fits the bill just right.....
You did a fantastic job, I recently bid on a 2005 turbo in Montana. I was out bid at 3200, with auction fees, broker fees and 1700 in delivery. I went as high as it could. I just bought a 2006 turbo with 110k on the clock, but running into problems any way. The turbo was blown out twice and the chap who replaced it didn't know about oil union filters. One good thing, the last turbo was under warranty, so I don't have to buy a new one.
Good luck with your new Baja.

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Re: putting a Baja back on the road after front damage

Post by HaHaBajAlcyone » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:00 am

I see a teal SVX in your garage. 8)

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Re: putting a Baja back on the road after front damage

Post by bheinen74 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:50 pm

yep a 97 Polo Green.
Anyway. just about to roll to 83k on the Baja tomorrow, so about 1400 miles on it since my owning.
I had it parked all summer due to the snow tires on it. Just put it into driving mode about a month ago.
I just filled up the tank today and it was about 24.25 MPG, and there is quite a bit of idiling warmups in that.

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Re: putting a Baja back on the road after front damage

Post by bheinen74 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:52 am

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gave it a bath in the driveway today since it was pretty nice out.

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Re: putting a Baja back on the road after front damage

Post by outboardr » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:29 am

She looks good and runs good with that mpg.
Like the old Brat too.

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