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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 03:09 AM
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I gotta be honest, I'm completely lost, I know that a link pin is the easiest to do, but so far, It's looking pretty expensive.

Can anyone tell me exactly what I'll need, or where I'll find a list that'll tell me what i need, to convert to a linkpin, or even ball joint, suspension?

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I think your best bet (if you keep the super) would be to get a cage welded in the bug, cut off the complet front end everything from the firewall forward, Run tubes from the front hoop of the cage to whatever style front beem you want dont forget to triangulate, so the front tubes you added dont just flop and bend around. If its just going to be a duner the balljoint should work fine, and is usually easeir to find in good condition cheap, but the linkpin is easier to get travel out of.


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the only other problem is the fact of what year super... 73 and later have a huge fish tank window so the one piece front end is useless and would not recomend cutting it that to match the window. doesn't end up right..


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it's a '72

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yea im sly's friend with the bug, thought id post some pics.



I also found a 60ish front end for a bug laying around, looks about the same

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i hate to tell you,but that isnt a super

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the date is 11/71? well thats wondeful

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that looks like a ball joint front beam if ive ever seen one.

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it is..which is a good thing....i hope

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Should make a good baja. BJ beams can handle a good deal of abuse. Not as much as a link pin, but enough for the average part time off roader.


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what should we do for a tranny? should we go with a bus one or what

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got the $$$?

go t-2 (bus) multi rib (3+).

other wise use a standard t-1 or t-3 trans for now Very Happy


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haha yeah we don't have the green i think it'll be a type 1

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I found a guy who has a type 1 tranny, he doesnt know what its worth tho, hes says its junky but the guy he bought it from (he bought a bunch of parts in a package) said it works, what should I offer for it.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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make sure its the proper type for you ...swing or irs.....

start at $100.


can you shift it by hand to all gears?


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