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Post by redneck_davis on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:45 am

Long story short. . Was having a fire and wanted some purdy company so I sent my buddy w the car to go pick her up. He was the only one not Dranking . . Car broke down. I went and got it running and she got in the truck w me cuz it was warmer.goin own the dirt road running 45following my bug and I watch it run the stop sign dig the driver front in and Launch. Rolled/flip landed back on all 4s facing 90 differently. .







Will is all right. Bruised and shooken up. The car appears to have the beam bent back on the pass side and the trailing arm destroyed on the driver rear. Twisted it to the angle you see the tire at. . Body's destroyed but I'm goin to salvage the pan and drop my 67 on it. Goin to need some parts and goin to part the Baja out.
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Post by redneck_davis on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 am

Found a wire or two unplugged when the batt flipped over. Plugged it back up and the car runs fine. Seemed to be pulling in all gears also and now leaks so I'm guessing no cracked case or trans. . Got my body seperated from the pan.when I Git it off I'll be able to see better. .Story does get a llittlee worse tho.so with 3 tailgates and a bonfire at home I made the decision that it would be best to go up in person to file the report that night before someone called and found the car and they came looking for me. . So on the way to the wreck with 2 cops tailing........

Will kills his first deer. With MY truck. . . Not my weekend.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:04 pm

Wow sorry about the car... Sad

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Post by fluxcap on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:14 pm

Dang, sounds like a rough weekend. Glad everyone is ok. I think I would keep Will out of the drivers seat of your cars in the future!

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Post by type901 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:27 pm

Good thing Will was not dranking.

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Post by redneck_davis on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:17 pm

Yep. With that luck? Im keepin him out the pass seat too.. I'm wondering what kind of trouble I'm goin to have putting the 67 on that 73. . Anybody else done that, old on new
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Post by fluxcap on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:35 pm

Alex did it a while back. As long as the later chassis is a standard pan and not a super, all you have to do is remove the mounts in the rear fender well of the body, and re-weld them a little higher.

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this was an early "test fit"
you can see how much difference there is in height on the rear



this is the rear body mount on the IRS shock tower
it is 1-2" too tall for the early body, but dead on as far as alignment goes



as my car was a little rusty and will need bodywork in the future, I removed the body mounts for now and will re-install them ASAP.



and with the rear mounts removed for now


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Post by Grifspop on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:22 pm

Sorry to hear that the Baja got wrecked- glad your buddy wasn't seriously hurt too-
Did you hit the deer with the John Deere license plate on the truck? Talk about irony.....
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Post by Jon65 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:01 pm

Jeez, sorry to hear that. Glad to hear that nobody was hurt.

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Re: gotta say goodbye to my Baja

Post by redneck_davis on Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:27 am

More irony. Deer jumped over the Deere tag and took out the ford oval. We joked bout putting a billet grille and just a ford tag. .
Glad to hear the body should fit with little mods. I think that will be less money and work rather than making my 67 a running chassis and replacing floor pans
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Post by redneck_davis on Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:08 am

Got the body off. . Smile wasn't the prettiest. Took 3guys, a street sign pole, and a bronco. Its not going to be any fun with a good body since I'llbe careful then. . I was amazing at how simple it was as far as wiring to the pan and the few bolts. .have to admit the seats kicked my butt. Couldn't figure them out


But if you can't afford autohaus. . Redneck davis will tow it.Smile

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Re: gotta say goodbye to my Baja

Post by dlandvw3 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:25 am

Wow man, glad he's ok. Car can be fixed, replaced etc....that looked pretty rough. Glad you can save something from it though
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