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Post Post subject: parts from 1973 thing
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 07:12 AM
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Hey, found a guy parting out a 1973 thing. Heard its front end could have something good for a guy lookin to build a baja, but cant remember what. I have a 66 bug... anything i should try to snatch?

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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 07:58 AM
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If you are keeping the ball joint beam, the Thing spindles and lower arms give you a 2-1/2" lift. The brakes all around allow you to keep the wide-5 lug pattern wheels. The rear brakes are considered some of the best drum brakes for an offroad VW. They have been quite popular with offroad racers in classes which require VW drum brakes.

The CVs are like Type 4 so they allow more wheel travel than Type 1 CVs and the CV flanges on the gearbox and stub axles allow use of those better CVs.

Adding aftermarket IRS pivot brackets and installing the gearbox, axles and trailing arms will improve one of the drawbacks of that 66 year model.


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