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Shuzz's 62 Baja Bug. Maybe...

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Useless two monthly update.....

Been using it most days, dunno how many miles I've put on it coz the speedo's broken. That also makes passing speed cameras and police cars a bit of a laugh. No tickets yet.

It's been fine though. A bit noisy and slow but it always puts a smile on my face and hasn't let me down.. Chicks dig it, most blokes hate it and give me filthy looks. Probably because their chicks dig it....

Adjusted brakes and pedal as the travel was starting to make my foot shade the throttle pedal and so made life exciting in slowing traffic. My mate is still promising to pull the 1641 motor out of storage. I'm doing some work for him so will hold him to ransom in a minute.Not going to put the big rims on until the new motor is in, not sure it'll move with only 40 hp. I've started flatting the paint. Ether going to go full on 70's lace work panels or just blow it over in white and get some mod top vinyl for the roof and interior. Gonna get the rims chromed and paint the drums red because I can.

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Before I took the stickers off I drove to Sicily

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I may have made that last bit up...

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Bit of an update, and actually some stuff happening.

The bug's been my daily since I got it. It survived a British winter, leaked like a sieve, and never quite got hot enough to pump any warm air inside but it fired every time and got through all the ice  and all but the worst of the snow.

I've come to realise that however much of a lashed up piece of crap it is,  there's no way I'm going to chop the ends off it.

Sooo..... All the wheels are off and I'm fitting new tyres in the morning. 125's on the front, 195's on the rear.

While it's off the ground I'm equaling out the rear end (2" difference) and putting the 2" drop spindles on the front.

I've also been trying to decide what colour it's going to be.

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I found some light green that was ok and painted a wing but I've now found a pot of creamy white in the garage, painted the other wing and I think it looks fucken ace

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Gonna stick with it before the bug starts looking even more like a clown car

All this doesn't mean I've given up on the Baja thing, I think I've managed to find a crash damaged car that'll be just the ticket. Picking up some all terrains for the 8" rims tomorrow too.

/but that may have to be a whole other fred.

// more pics tomorrow

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