The Baja Bug has come to embody the essence of off-road liberation and frequently serves as an introduction to off-road recreation. Derivatives of the Baja Bug have given rise to a range of vehicles, from Manx buggies to high-end class 5 race cars, each boasting the unique characteristic of being handcrafted. In this spotlight, we showcase an exceptional, expertly built, and highly capable cruiser that radiates charm.
Sitting on a corner in Lancaster, CA with a "for sale" sign, this 1970 VW Baja Bug caught the eye of Dennis Peterson. After towing it home and a few weeks of driving it, he soon realized the vehicle would need some serious modifications before hitting the desert. Enlisting the help of Jake Encinas at Pinhead Fabrication, the reincarnation of this Baja bug began.
Utilizing the existing 2332 Fat performance engine and 002 Weddle Internal transmission, they started fresh from the B-pillars back. Upgrading the trailing arms to Tweed 4130s and adding King shocks significantly increased the Bug's strength and handling. The Method 103 Buggy Beadlock wheel provides the ultimate tire security when running low tire pressure while the lightweight Tensor DSR 35in tires provide superior steering response and decreased braking distance.
|WHEELS||Method Race Wheels 103 Buggy Beadlock Wheels - Machined|
|& TIRES||Tensor Tire DSR 35"|
|CHASSIS||1970 Volkswagen Bug|
|PERFORMANCE||2332 Fat Perfromance|
|022 Weddle Internal Transmission|
|Saco Power Steering|
|EXTERIOR||Tweed 4130 Trailing Arms|
|KC Hilites lighting|
|Jamar Front Hubs|
|Pro Am Rear Hubs|
|Jamar Brake Discs|
|Pinhead Fabrication (Body Work)|
|INTERIOR||PRP Seats and Harnesses|
|Switch Pros Switches|
|Rugged Radios Comms|
103 BUGGY BEADLOCK - MACHINED