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i was wondering
what rote i should take for a baja bug
i was wondering if building a bug or buying a bug is cheaper or what way would be good.

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buying is almost always cheaper....just look it real good before you buy it...


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yeah that is what i thought would be a good idea but i just wanted some opinions


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IMO, it also depends on how fast you want to get into it.
Personally, NO ONE can do a better job on my bug than myself. That does NOT mean I'm better than any one, just that I put my heart, pride, blood sweat and tears (and lots of $$$) into it and I know how it will work or perform. I'm taking my time and doing it the right way the first time around, for the type of Baja I want right now.


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Cheaper: Buy it
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I bought a piece of junk (and paid too much for it) but I learned so much and had a ball (when I wasn't throwing stuff) doing it. Yes it's cheaper to buy someone else's work but you'll miss out on the experience. P.S. It's also a LOT more expensive to do it yourself cause you'll make some mistakes. Just my 2 cents.


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Shop around. Lots of cars come up for sale, some hacked up junk, some have all the right mods. I got lucky when I bought this last one, but not the one prior.

Look for a LP/IRS car if you can find one, but anything can work.

The better the mechanical condition, the better off you will be. It will be pretty apparent after a walk around what the previous owner's mentality was...hack job, or done right.

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what is lp/irs


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L/P is Link Pin, refering to the front suspension and was in all bugs through 65, ball joint is the other option and less desirable and started in 66. IRS is the 69 & up rear suspension with CV joints and control arms. The other less desirable option is Swing Axle and it was standard until late 68.

So the least desirable cars as far as having good suspension would be 66-68 but even those can be converted with a little work.


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how do u bugzyla get for a good running good suspension and what not and ok condition


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Que? Confused


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I think he's asking how much a good running and well suspended car would cost........Maybe. Very Happy


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naw I think he means what does zyla look for.
I think it comes down to how much moola you have to start with and what/if any skills you have. Plus if you need it for daily transportation right away. It doesn't make alot of sense to pay $500-800 for a baja shell minus engine when you can find a running driver for 12-1500. But then again, if all you have is the 5-800....
just my .02 and I haven't even started another project yet. Not till the house is done. I like being married. Rolling Eyes


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yeah i will have about 2200 cash but i have to pay for gash registration and what not so iam hoping to get one for like 1500 with go suspension, good running engine and a ok body

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It cost me $35 to register my '66 for two years yesterday.


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