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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 01:47 AM
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OK so im looking at making a beetle baja, but i have some Q's. So ive been reading a bit but im guessing the best way to get info is to go to a forum. So here it goes. Can you make any bug into a baja? What year is better? I dont understand how to transform it. Like why the engine is sticking out of the back and the exhaust sticking up...do you just rip the rear hatch door off and buy headers and exhaust? I understand i have to buy the 7 piece kit for the body is that about the basics? Any help is great....thanks

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first go a to your local library and find these books:


How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive = this is a basic manual
John Muir


Baja Bugs and Buggies = this is a baja/ rail manual with technical info.
by Jeff Hibbard



there are others to get, but these are a great start.






now you have to decide how you want your baja to look.

7 piece fiberglass kit or 1 piece front end and rear fenders.
wide eye or crossed eye (in the middle).

rear spoiler?

remote oil filter?

what kind of exhaust?

first off, post a few pics of the car on here. use www.photobucket.com for pic posting help.


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DO NOT GET A SUPER BEETLE...you forgot to mention that bajafun

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Yeah im basically in the same situation as you as far as the know how and everything. the how to keep your bug alive forever has been my bible for the last few weeks. but ask questions on this forum and the chirco forum. thats what ive been doing for help.

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Welcome man. Dont be afriad to ask questions and remember that the only dumb question is the one not asked. Pick up those books, then start lookin at pics on the net to get ideas of how you want your car to look. Theres alot of experience floatin around this place......OOOOHHHHH and expect to have an angry girlfriend or wife soon. Twisted Evil


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OOOOHHHHH and expect to have an angry girlfriend or wife soon.


That's OK, you can't hear her bitchin' with a stinger exhaust!!!!! Cool

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^^^^^^LMAO^^^^^^^^^


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yea i second that. i just rev it when my wife come in the garage.

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Thanks guys for the info, great to know....since you said to get How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive...are you saying they are a bitch to keep care of?

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Say10 wrote:
^^^^^^LMAO^^^^^^^^^

a little off topic guys, well a lot off topic,but i've seen this everywhere on the net and i've never found out what it means.


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97mustang wrote:
Thanks guys for the info, great to know....since you said to get How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive...are you saying they are a bitch to keep care of?


the VW critter aka as :type 1 (beetle, type 2 (bus), type 3.....so on and so forth are of a different calibur. they are air cooled. how many modern engines are air cooled ?

the answer to your question is, yes they can be a pain in the ars because they defy the most basic logic of vehicles and how they work. its a simple technology. i do believe that hitler had a hand in it (hint: hitlers revenge). its the type of thing you dont put down when your into it. you cant just srew with it today and hope it still runs tomorrow. you have to be thurough. once you dive in, its GONNA BE A BLAST!!!!!! Very Happy


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lmao,,,,laughing my a$$ off
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lmao,,,,laughing my a$$ off
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thanx for the clarification


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lmao,,,,laughing my a$$ off
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