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yeah i finally grew some wuevos
and bought a bug finally
yeah i think that the first thing that im going to do to it is repaint the fenders and repaint the bumpers.
then im going to get a stereo system in there.


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What's THAT supposed to mean Tony!?

Yeah so he has a yellow baja too, but he don't got POLICE EQUIPTMENT on his! Cool





And it's not going to be yellow for long ↓



Alrighty then, now that i've bragged all that i could... Sorry to Jack your thread Dan Rolling Eyes Laughing

And can i have your Luggage Rack man!? Please!?


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lol
i love my roof rack so no lol. it is a nice rack.
i want to paint mine camo im debating on gettting it professionaly done or getting it done with some rattle cans i dont konw yet.


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i love my roof rack so no lol. it is a nice rack.
i want to paint mine camo im debating on gettting it professionaly done or getting it done with some rattle cans i dont konw yet.

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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i like how you have a switch that says eject.
i was thinking about markering in eject, nos, and random stuff on the switches that have no point. and are just there. lol


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Rotella 10w30

Question, why run such a high detergent oil in that engine? The bearings are so loose I doubt they really care but normally I'll only recommend that stuff for diesels.

Castrol is good, Valvoline seems to do the job just fine, pennzoil is junk (almost as bad as fram filters), Kendall is pretty good.

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Main reason to run the diesel oil is to help keep from wiping the cam. here is a good explanation. www.hotrod.com/techart...mmary.html


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i was told by a couple of people that i should just go ahead and run sae 40 in it.
what do you guys think.
more pics are coming


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always got to have a fire extinguisher just in case


wiring is ok but everything goes to something so thats good


and my awesome make shift trunk thing


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the only really bad spots and pretty much the only rust that is on my car just thought that i would post them



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Hail to the Yellow bug!!!! Thats about what my face looked like when i pulled mine into the garage for the first time

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I'm not going to lie, those seats are pretty pimptastic Laughing

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Not wanting to get into an oil brand argument here, but I have been running penzoil since I was a kid, had plenty of motors that went over 100K and never an issue, nothing went wrong oil related and when I ripped them apart they were not full of sludge like I have heard some poeple say. I also worked as an automotive machinist for 8 years, the most common problem with engine failure is overheating and lack of changing oil, not the brand you use. Bottom line use your favorite brand of oil and in AZ I would recomend straight 30 weight in the winter and straight 40 weight in the summer. Multi viscosity oils tend to cause lower oil pressure in bug motors at idle. This is from experience not from hear say.


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whats ur opinion on rotella 10-30


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