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Old 05-16-2014, 09:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think it is because you can go basically any path with them.
They aren't my thing, but I have seen some neat ones.
you can do that with any car
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think the early 70s had the wide 5 which was a bigger 5 lug nut which some of the earlier bugs get conversion kits for. Awesome car I want a bug and right now I am trying to pay off my credit cards so I can start saving up for a bug, in the end it won't be cheap though.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Back in the mid 70's I helped a cousin take one from a junkyard and install a Olds Toronado 455 and transaxle into the rear of a bug. Thing was warm in the winter( which Beetles never were) to down right miserable in the summer. Running the coolant lines up front using muffler tube was a quick and dirty way to hook up the radiator but punching 250 louvers in the "trunk" basically sucked.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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A standard Beetle is just a miserable old subcompact. A Baja Bug is the greatest thing without live axles.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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you can do that with any car
"With ease"

compared to many other projects.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That's actually pretty. Don't molest it with bull**** chopping/lowering/stancing, just make it look and run nice and you've got something to tool around in that's awesome.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
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A standard Beetle is just a miserable old subcompact. A Baja Bug is the greatest thing without live axles.
I've always wanted one of these.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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a super beetle does not a good baja make
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Make it look like Herbie
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:01 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies guys. I originally wanted to build a Baja bug when I was shopping for one. However since this is a Super and not a standard, it would take a ton of work to make a baja and in the end it still won't look as nice as a standard baja conversion. So baja is out. And after pondering on it for a long time, I think I'm throwing out the lowering idea as well, a 2" clearance car isn't a good driver. If anything I'm just going to lower the front like 2" just to get rid of the positive rake from front to rear.

I'm positive I'm going to update at least the front to discs and maybe eventually the rear. Will be going through the suspension, and I want to put a 4-speed in it instead of the Autostick. New rims and tires will be on the list once I burn through this set, they're brand new so I don't want to waste them. But I haven't decided if I'm going to keep all 4 the same size or stuff some big rubbers under the back. The interior will need a bunch of work and I want to throw a decent sound system in there since the stock one is trashed. Other than paint in the far future, I think I'm just going to keep the work to a minimum, until I figure out if it needs a big turbo motor build in it.
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