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1959 bug/baja?
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Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 04:48 AM
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I know for a 1959 VW Bug for sale its in good shape all it needs is to be put together. Would this be any good to build a baja out of? is there anything that I should look out for on it? and also if its no good for a baja what would I have to do to make it a good one?

www.nlclassifieds.com/...les/101036

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one thing about it is a king pin front end and thats what I want, And if the engine is small I can swap for the engine in my dunebuggy "1974 1600 dual port" and I have another 1974 tranny kicking around


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If its a 59 and not wrecked, you will have a lot of purists bashing on you for cutting that sucker up. BUT, you could probly find someone willing to trade you a baja for the 59. That would be your best route. I did that exact thing, had a 67 in decent shape, I didnt want to cut it up, so I traded it for a baja. We both walked away happy and both got what we wanted.


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i say its perfect!


cut the sucker upp!!!

ohh and welcome, and throw up a build sheet about yerr dunebuggy.


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i say its perfect!


cut the sucker upp!!!

ohh and welcome, and throw up a build sheet about yerr dunebuggy.

Don't listen to him. He's just a boy- and a yooper to-boot. Laughing


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Post Post subject: Re: 1959 bug/baja?
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oh- and MY '59 was cut many many years ago, LONG before I acquired it. I'm FAR from being a "purist", but permanently maiming a straight, classic body is a bummer. Find a beater and go crazy on it!

Now- I realize that a) solid bugs are probably hard to find where you're at, and b) it is YOUR property, and you can do whatever you want to it.


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i say its perfect!


cut the sucker upp!!!

ohh and welcome, and throw up a build sheet about yerr dunebuggy.

Don't listen to him. He's just a boy- and a yooper to-boot. Laughing

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Ya I don't think I should get that 59, its in too good of shape for a old bug..i guess I will have to keep looking. Vws around here are hard to get. I know for a couple but they are like brand new and the owners want $$$.

Tonight I will post a build up of my Dunebuggy. as requested by "joxracing"


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Where;'s that '59 at? If the price is right it might be worth throwing on a truck headed west...


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Where;'s that '59 at? If the price is right it might be worth throwing on a truck headed west...

Random island, Newfoundland, Canada ?



www.nlclassifieds.com/...les/101036


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I live in "Canada", and in the province "Newfoundland And Labrador" but I live in the "Newfoundland" part,, and I live on a island on the east coast called "Random Island" and there are 11 communities here and I live in "Snooks Harbour..........

and that bug is located in CBS witch is near St. Johns """AKA capatial of Newfoundland And Labrador""" witch is 250km away from "Random Island"


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