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okay so i am getting a 72 bug that has a 1300cc motor! good cond. new transmission no interior at all gutted. 500 bucks with no rust! good deal or not! and the motor needs some minor work like 450 bucks! what is the best way to fix it up! suspension, seats(im a pretty big guy), tires and so on Smile

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for baja, make sure its NOT a super beetle.

a 72 with a 1300cc motor???? that isnt stock..the engine would be stock for a mid 60's car Shocked

stock would be 1600cc ...for a 72


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The best way to fix it up depends on your intended prupose and budget. If you want to go mild......cheap; cut and turn the front beam a 1/4 inch (free); re-index the rear torsions (free); get some decent shocks..
frt..http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=223_224_235&products_id=1095
better frt..http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=223_224_235&products_id=4093

rear...http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=237_240_241&products_id=1153

Cheap poly seats if going cheap, otherwise the recommended way is suspension seats, which start at 250 pr + shipping.

Or the sky is the limit. My budget is 10k for mid travel, air cooled engine, full cage, etc may be too low. You can easily spend 20k+ for a nice coil/over professionaly built car.


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for baja, make sure its NOT a super beetle.

a 72 with a 1300cc motor???? that isnt stock..the engine would be stock for a mid 60's car Shocked

stock would be 1600cc ...for a 72


thats what i thought. but the guy im buying it from got it from someone else who was building it and i dont know if it is a 1300 truthfully so im having my dad check it out for me because just like you said i thought it would be stock 1600cc
but thanks for the info ill post some pic up soon Very Happy

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The best way to fix it up depends on your intended prupose and budget. If you want to go mild......cheap; cut and turn the front beam a 1/4 inch (free); re-index the rear torsions (free); get some decent shocks..
frt..http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=223_224_235&products_id=1095
better frt..http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=223_224_235&products_id=4093

rear...http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=237_240_241&products_id=1153

Cheap poly seats if going cheap, otherwise the recommended way is suspension seats, which start at 250 pr + shipping.

Or the sky is the limit. My budget is 10k for mid travel, air cooled engine, full cage, etc may be too low. You can easily spend 20k+ for a nice coil/over professionaly built car.


thanks! i now for a fact that the suspension he had on the bug was not going to work. i think ima go with the kyb's i do like bilstien but they are a little more than im willing to spend right now!


as far as body work... the car has a one piece front end(good or bad?) and there is a minor rust spot on top of the roof no bigger than a dime! what to do? and my budget really is more when i get money pay my bills then the bug! oh and what are the best tires to go with such as size and lug?

thanks alot

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Pull one of the heads, scrape the carbon off one of the pistons, and look at the number that should be stamped on the top. for 1600 it's 85.5 (might be anywhere from 85.4 to 85.5)

for a 1300, I believe it's in the 77-78 mm range, can't recall specifically.

Now, this is only true if it's a stock 69mm crank, but it probably is.


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Pull one of the heads, scrape the carbon off one of the pistons, and look at the number that should be stamped on the top. for 1600 it's 85.5 (might be anywhere from 85.4 to 85.5)

for a 1300, I believe it's in the 77-78 mm range, can't recall specifically.

Now, this is only true if it's a stock 69mm crank, but it probably is.


thanks! will sure do that. great tip! would have never known. Cool

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look at the letters/numbers on the base of the alt/gen stand
and post them we will tell you what size it is

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for sure! but no that ive been looking ive think i might get this one! orangecounty.craigslis...85735.html

looks nice and im goin to see it soon! all it need is a distributor.. dont know how much that cost and its a 1600cc and i still can customize it the way i want

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a new 009 dizzy will run you about 70 bucks plus shipping if you don't get it locally. You're in riverside, there's TONS of dub shops out that way.


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yeah i know there is one in anihiem that Rolling Eyes has bug parts everywhere for cheap!

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if ya need the bug painted, let me know. I have contacts at maaco riverside.


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seriously! sweet thanks dude! its a nice blue but i was wanting somewhat of a 2 color job.. i have an idea in mind.
me and my friend are gunna try and paint it ourselves but if it doesnt come out(most likely) ill let you know!
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DONT wrote:
The best way to fix it up depends on your intended prupose and budget. If you want to go mild......cheap; cut and turn the front beam a 1/4 inch (free); re-index the rear torsions (free); get some decent shocks..
frt..http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=223_224_235&products_id=1095
better frt..http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=223_224_235&products_id=4093

rear...http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=237_240_241&products_id=1153

Cheap poly seats if going cheap, otherwise the recommended way is suspension seats, which start at 250 pr + shipping.

Or the sky is the limit. My budget is 10k for mid travel, air cooled engine, full cage, etc may be too low. You can easily spend 20k+ for a nice coil/over professionaly built car.

i hate to butt in, but could you post a link or something for the suspention seats. are they really 250 a pr? thanks.......on with the thread!


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DONT wrote:
The best way to fix it up depends on your intended prupose and budget. If you want to go mild......cheap; cut and turn the front beam a 1/4 inch (free); re-index the rear torsions (free); get some decent shocks..
frt..http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=223_224_235&products_id=1095
better frt..http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=223_224_235&products_id=4093

rear...http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=237_240_241&products_id=1153

Cheap poly seats if going cheap, otherwise the recommended way is suspension seats, which start at 250 pr + shipping.

Or the sky is the limit. My budget is 10k for mid travel, air cooled engine, full cage, etc may be too low. You can easily spend 20k+ for a nice coil/over professionaly built car.

i hate to butt in, but could you post a link or something for the suspention seats. are they really 250 a pr? thanks.......on with the thread!

Yep, here you go:

www.thesamba.com/vw/cl...?id=245735

plus shipping to AZ is $55. total of 305 for the basic ones. There was a forum asking for opinions on these and nobody that had any said anything bad. The Beard or Mastercraft only people call them junk. (while they are writing a check for their hown equity loan payment) Laughing


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