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Post Post subject: "La Pulga"
Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 03:18 AM
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ok, i have a question. i noticed dirt may have been going into the oil reserve. it does have a filter allready, but im still going to change my oil, and filter, im just wondering, about how much oil must i get and what kind?.

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is that an egg crate on the side? Be it that or something else, what's it do?


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Post Post subject: "La Pulga"
Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 04:11 AM
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lol, i was too lazy to take off the tags (they were still the original guys tags) and i didnt want any trouble so i grabbed the first thing i saw to cover them =)

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well i was bored, and i cant really drive my bug much for now, so i decided to pull the body off.

unscrewed a whole lot of bolts, and with the help of my bro and two friends, managed to pull it off (quite heavy, ya know) so here it is Smile






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Post Post subject: Re: update
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 09:33 AM
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Nows the time to weld all the seams and build the rear dual shock mounts.

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Post Post subject: "La Pulga"
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 06:21 PM
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yup, i had that planned, and cover it with herculiner Very Happy
and install the solid trans mount, skid plate, and paint the details Very Happy

one question, will one gallon on herculine be enough to cover the pans?

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Post Post subject: "La Pulga"
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 07:35 PM
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More than enough!


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Post Post subject: "La Pulga"
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 07:37 PM
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nice, maybe i could even paint a bit of the interior Surprised

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Post Post subject: Re: "La Pulga"
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 08:23 PM
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And a lot of the exterior. Can't wait to see the dual rear shocks. It will make the difference between wallowing in the dirt and riding on top of it.

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Post Post subject: "La Pulga"
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:21 PM
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hmm, dont get too excited now, i may not reach all the way there Sad i have no welding skills :/

and right now, i have a VERY tight budget Sad

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Post Post subject: "La Pulga"
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:25 PM
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everytime i get decide to work on my bug, i open the front hood, see the mess of wires there Sad i just get deeply discouraged....i dont think i can fix THAT up...

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Post Post subject: Re: "La Pulga"
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You should not of wasted your time taking off the body. Two shocks and some metal and a Mexican welding shop should not run more than $100.
My friend had disc brakes spindles, rotors and calipers in stalled for a couple hundred at the VW dealer.

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Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:31 PM
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hmm, do you have any pics as exaples as how i might do it?, the thing is, a friend of mine actually does professional welding (or so he calls it) and i might get him to lend me a hand, but *I* have absolutely no idea what to do....

and, the reason i dont take it to a shop to fix the wiring, or do some welding is because im 3 hours away from the closest one...i live in a ranch, so, yeah, its better if i do it myself

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Post Post subject: Re: "La Pulga"
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:35 PM
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You have not bought the Building Bajas and Buggies book and the Factory VW manual or have you just not memorized them yet. Shocked There is a picture of a bolt in dual shock mount in the Baja Bible. Google Kafer Cup brace. Put the two together and you have a dual shock mount and frame hrn brace all in one.
I will need to see pictures of the books you bought or the Baja gods will be upset. Smile

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Post Post subject: "La Pulga"
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:41 PM
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hahahah, i assure you, i do have building baja bugs and buggies from jeff hibbard, but i havent memorized it yet Smile

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