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Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:58 PM
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Hello everyone.

I've been a long time viewer of this site and have finally decide to post an introduction. My first car was a 74 super beetle that I had a ton of fun with, but I always wanted a Baja so I ended up selling it and just got a Baja last Sept.

It is a 64 that has been converted to 12volt according to the guy I bought it from. The guy recently put in a new 1600 dp engine in it.

Now a little about me is that I have Zero experience working on cars so I'm learning what I can well playing around with this.

The issues I have run into with this bug and would like some help on are:

-It will start just fine but after it warms up it dies.
-Also the battery seams to die after a few days of sitting. I am not sure if this is a bad battery or bad wiring or something else.
-I need to replace one section of the pan. (behind passenger seat) there is a big hole that goes clear through and is a danger if someone steps on it back there.
-When my steering wheel is centered my driver side wheel is straight but the passenger side is turned to the right just a little bit. (hoping this is a easy fix)

Stuff I'm looking to do and need advice on how to do them and what parts I need/ where to find them.

-Side mirrors (where to find good ones)
-Better lights to use as headlights where I now have lights mounted
-Dual carb setup (what parts are needed other then the kit itself and a good recommended kit)
-Eventually I would like to switch to a IRS and don't know exactly the best way to convert it for cheep

Ok now onto the part everyone wants to see. The Pictures!! I will save most of them for a "build thread" but here are a few.

When I first bought it.

How it looks now





Thank you for taking a look and for any advice that is given to me

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Post Post subject: Re: New guy from Co
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 03:35 AM
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Welcome to the site...

Looks good....


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Post Post subject: New guy from Co
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Welcome to the site. Looks like fun, keep us updated on changes

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thank you for the welcome and i will keep you all updated

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Post Post subject: Re: New guy from Co
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 07:07 AM
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Welcome to AzBaja.

Dual 40 IDF webers would be the way to go as they will work well with a larger engine if you want to upgrade later on.


This is a local Mesa company, i'm sure someone in Co. has a similar store.
www.gethidlights.com/S...asp?Cat=39


BOOKS Building Bajas and Buggies, Official VW manual, Jon Muirs VW book if you need hands on explanations. All these can be found on the AzBaja Amazon store.

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Post Post subject: Re: New guy from Co
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 07:23 AM
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I actually just 10 mins ago bought all 3 of those books lol. Now I'm glad I did. Thanks for the advice on the carbs as well. I will look into those now.

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Post Post subject: New guy from Co
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 01:28 PM
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Welcome.

No expert, but will try to address some of your questions.

Battery - Winter is brutal on them. Sounds as if yours is ready for a new one. I use a "battery tender" that seems to help.
Alignment - should be an easy fix. Do a search on this board - confident that at some point somebody posted the basics on alignment.

Good luck on the upgrades.

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Thank you. I will do a search for alignment on the board and see what I come up with. Thanks again.

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Welcome to the site. Looking for new post from you!


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Post Post subject: New guy from Co
Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 02:34 AM
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Welcome!

Before you do any offroading with that Bug!!! That rear skidplate

Needs to be unbolted from the bottom of the engine case, the brackets turned around 180 degrees so the vertical tabs are out by the bumper cage, and then bolt them to the cage. The way it's mounted now is the way it was designed to be done in the 1960s, but it will transfer any impact directly to the cast magnesium case and break it.

That advice was provided in the 1st HP book on offroad prepping VWs in 1970. It is at least as good advice now as it was then.


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Post Post subject: Re: New guy from Co
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Thank you. I will do that tomorrow if the weather is nice to me.


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Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 03:23 AM
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You will need to remove the inboard bolts. Then rotate the brackets n the outboard bolts and mark to drill the new outboard holes as shown in my pics.




I put 5/16" bolts through the brackets and horizontally through the bottom tube of the bumper cage with nylock nuts.

This skidplate has been serving me and protecting my engine and trans since the early 1970s. Never any damage to either engine or trans.


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Awesome thank you for all the info plus the pictures


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