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I just bought a '73 Baja Bug that is pretty much done. My second '73...but my first was never put together. I was in over my head. These pictures are from before I bought it.

Anyway, there was a knock in the motor when I bought it so I am having a 1776 built. Turned out that a wrist pin bushing was loose. The inside of the cylinder was pretty rough. Good excuse to upgrade, right??? Very Happy

The only problem that I have is that I don't think there is enough clearance for the rear tires so that they don't hit the fenders. What do you think? I certainly scrape the rear guard when I go into certain driveways.

THEN...I cannot find a good tutorial on how to lift these. Every one describes the process, but I don't get it. I need pictures! I've seen that I need some tool...what tool? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Headin' to the dunes real soon!!









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http://www.azbaja.com/t-bar_adjust.htm

try this link.


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WELCOME GENE!!!


glad to see another baja alive and well in Oregon too Wink


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Thanks for the link. I still am not following where the torsion is coming from. If I follow those steps, what releases and/or keeps the pressure from backing off????

I know that once I do this, it will make sense...but I don't want to dive into it without understanding this point.

Thanks, bajafun. The bug is completely rust-free. It didn't bother me that there were motor problems since the rest of it was in such good shape. I could have done without the camo...but my son likes it.

I'm sorry that I don't get the VW rear end. Thanks for your help.


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Oh....and yes, I got rid of the mud flaps!!!


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you use cahins and floor jacks also you can use a tool...


Torsion Adjusting Tool to buy



It rotates on the splines you pull it out and slide it back into place. it's not that hard to do. just make sure you have a jack on it or the tool under your spring plate etc. it is a spring. If you going this far any way spend the cash and buy some upgraded torsion bars. the stock one are a little soft and you will find out harder to adjust than a heavy duty set.


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I was just admiring your rear fender article. Clever.


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