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Well after running this chassis with the JPS Ford Ranger shell on it, I decided I prefer the Bugs. To me the Ranger looked odd with the VW suspension. The camber on the rear is strange when driving it. So I couldn't pass up a BIN on Ebay for an SS shell complete with glass, nose cone and driver for very little money. There was virtually no damage to the shell only a small chip out of the engine lid where it must of hit off of the cage a some stage. No gravel rash on the gutters and no scratches or cracks anywhere. I'm going to keep this one for now and sell the other one. I went for a satin finish because they just don't look right to me when the are shiney. I doubt the owners of real Baja Bugs spend hours and hours polishing them. Door handles front indicators and License Plates I produced myself. I also made the rear cage. The gearbox is a MK1 that has been on a lathe at some stage. I will take hotter motors I currently have a Parma Team Spec in it and it flys. The full length alloy chassis plate I added for strength.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
A work in progress 3 - Done