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Post Post subject: 1972 Baja bug project/DD
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 04:20 AM
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Hi everyone
I just got a 1972 Baja bug
1600 dual port motor
With a one piece tilt fiberglass front end
And fiberglass rear fenders
31 in tires in the rear
27 in tires in the front
I'm new to bajas
Need help
I'll be putting some pics up soon


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Does anybody know a good way to mount taillights on an engine cage
And where to buy good smallish taillights
I don't want lights on the fenders


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Post Post subject: 1972 Baja bug project/DD
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 07:31 PM
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I mounted mine on the bumper, they are "trailer" lights from Tractor Supply. The two outer lights are wired as blinkers, and the inners as brake lights. All four come on with regular lights

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Post Post subject: Re: 1972 Baja bug project/DD
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I didn't mount mine to the rear cage i mounted mine higher up. I used LED lights (same size as crestfallens) only difference is they are dual filament so mine act as taillights and brake lights. Easy install (we bent a piece of aluminum angle iron and drilled up into the support right above them) and they sit higher up so i am very happy with them. Brighter than crap too, When i hit the brakes at night i can turn around and see the red glow on everything within a few hundred yards lol. Laughing

heres a link

www.pacificcustoms.com...5192R.html


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Mine are dual fillament, just not led


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Thx crestfallen and rybob
Cretfallen I like your setup
Rybob ur setup up is cool but I'm Gunna have a fiberglass engine cover
So it wouldn't work but thx unless I mount them a little lower or something
I wish I could upload pics from my iPhone
So I could show you guys what I'm working with

I have another question
Do you guys know the laws about the rear fender and tires sticking out in california


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Post Post subject: 1972 Baja bug project/DD
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Not from california, but use photobucket or another web hosting site for pics.

Upload and copy the "IMG code" and paste in the text boxes of websites to post


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i dont have internet at my house
so im at the library and i cant download pics from my phone so yea doesnt work

but i have pics on my facebook
ill send a link
add me!
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Post Post subject: 1972 Baja bug project/DD
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The FB link is not working.

By "Prundale" do you mean "Palmdale" or "Fresno" or ???


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No
Prundale near hollister and Watsonville


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I need some coilover shocks that will lift my bug 2-3 inches
Does anybody know of any?


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My brother lives in Ben Lomond and works in Watsonville, but I'm not familiar with Prundale.

There are cheap and cheesy EMPI and Latest Rage coilovers that bolt on stock mounts. The coils are poor quality chrome and the shocks are even poorer quality. If you will only use it on pavement, they will serve. But don't expect a whole lot of lift or shock performance from them.
www.pacificcustoms.com...13011.html

For offroad use you're better off rotating the torsion bars and putting on some real socks. At least KYB Gas-A-Just that cost a little less than the coilovers.


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Check out my videos on YouTube of the Baja bug
Kinda old
But I'll get some new ones up
www.YouTube.com/livetolovelifevw


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Any ideas on front signals
I don't want to mount them on the top of the fenders
And reverse light?


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Post Post subject: 1972 Baja bug project/DD
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Also
I need to mount a spout for my gas tank
In the front
through the fiberglass tilt hood
So it need to be able to still tilt up
So I can work with the electrical
What is the best way to do this?

Also Hood clips
What are good hood clips for the side of my fiberglass hood?


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