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Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 04:55 AM
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Hello everyone,

I just bought a 1973 baja bug. Ill start by saying i am very new to vw and while I've done a fair amount of work on Toyota and Subaru this is a whole new animal. I am not a mechanic but I'm learning. Ill start by listing out what i know i need to do to the vehicle and what i am hoping to accomplish.

I am looking to build a car that is street legal in its most stripped down form. Comfort is not important, looks don't matter. I plan on racing in some capacity but nothing serious. The engine has gotten a good amount of work and seems to run well. Starts right up, but doesn't idle well (stalls out almost immediately after you let off the gas.), thinking im going to need to do some work getting the carb setup but i really haven't dug into it yet.

There are currently not any shock absorbers on the vehicle. I have all shock to put on and mounts seem to be intact.

CV's are in rough shape will at least need to rebuild the upper joints probably just replace both axles.

Shifting is super sloppy but im told this might just take some getting used to.

Brakes suck.(told they work but take some pumping.) Anyone instal disc brakes or have experience upgrading the stock brakes?

plan on adding roll cage, racing seats and harnesses

also plan to strip any unnecessary interior, door panels, insulation headliner, dash ect.

Basically what I'm looking for is any advice for a first time builder. Any information about the topics listed above would be much appreciated. I will post pictures, questions and more information as soon as possible. Is there a dedicated section for documenting a build?


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