Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Kitbash a Baja Bug?

So, I really like Baja bugs, and as everyone should know by now, scale means everything to me. So the GL beetle, is in scale and looks awesome. But I can’t help but feel inspired to get a 2nd one and make a Baja bug. But there is a hurdle I can’t figure out.

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What I can’t figure out is how to get a “lift kit” for the car. Baja bugs sit higher than normal beetles, so it should definitely be done, but I’m not even sure how to approach it. I figure the axle itself would have to sit lower than the stock height, but the axle is attached to the base, right? Hence my problem.

Any ways, if I can figure out how to give it a lift kit, I figure I can buy and use a dremel to ‘open up’ the wheel arches for bigger tires. Plus a repaint, as i’d buy a BB beetle for the job.

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