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#980416 - 7th Oct 2008 11:27am AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6
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After finances forcing me to get rid of my Integra early this year and settling with a surprisingly cheap and reliable Accord for 10 months, I have finally bought myself something I want.

1973 1.6 1303s Superbug with 2 previous owners, 50k on the clock, 10 months MOT and best of all it is totally standard.

Plans are, run it all winter as my main car and begin a restore in the summer when I can travel on my bike.

Being an old VW it suffers from rust, luckily it has been garaged all its life and is currently only suffering from surface rust. Obviously the rust is my first concern and there is a small scrape on one of the wings to be filled in, but as I have a large garage, I am going to have a go of spraying it myself.

Next is restoring the current wheels for winter use and buying some alloys for summer use. Also, it needs a radio an extra wing mirror and possibly some more supporting seats.

I have got my eyes on a lid spoiler on ebay.

Will keep a picture diary obviously.
























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#980417 - 7th Oct 2008 12:08pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: AX_125]
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If you need any info, give me a shout

I used to drag race these and ran 14.02secs!!! (10 years ago),still far fast by todays standard.

No point in repairing the wings as they bolt off with 13mm nuts and wings are only £20 each.
(make sure you order with elephant light fitment)

Those wheels are GT rims, they look good when refurbed and take upto 195 tyres on the rear,and I would go with 185x55 fronts.

Lowered front springs are cheap,coilovers are available but still pricey.

the 1303s is the best model to make into a German looker.> Phat porsche rims,low,perspex windows and bucket seats.





Basic engine mods are cheap.
An after market exhaust (£80),009 distributor (£45),and a 2nd hand Weber twin barrel carb (£80)

Will change the performance alot.

As the engine is over the rear wheels, traction is superb for straight line acceleration.

AND BEFORE someone says a porsche engine fits straight in --- IT DOESNT. 4cyl vw - 6cyl porsche ,do the maths.

I still go all the Vw shows and can collect parts if need be.

paul


(ps Ive owned about over 35 beetles!!) then campers and everyother vw inbetween.

What did you give for it??? Was it local?


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#980418 - 7th Oct 2008 12:53pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: golfvr]
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£700, local, was a fair price taking into account the mechanical condition of it. compared to other around

Thanks for the offer, i am sure i will be sending a few PM's to you.

Mine doesn't even come with a radio, so need to figure out how to wire it in.
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#980419 - 7th Oct 2008 12:57pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: AX_125]
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I like that, old school lol.

GolfVR did you ever see the pea green dub owned by a lad from Neston? (1995-97 iirc)
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#980420 - 7th Oct 2008 1:26pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: MrPhil]
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Originally Posted By: Philw

GolfVR did you ever see the pea green dub owned by a lad from Neston? (1995-97 iirc)



Yer, I know the chap who owned it,, A lot of work went into that Bug,probably one of the most modified around in them days
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#980421 - 7th Oct 2008 1:34pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: AX_125]
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Originally Posted By: AX_125
£700, local,

Mine doesn't even come with a radio, so need to figure out how to wire it in.


Thats an ace price.
Next big show is in Stafford(feb'09) I run the charity auction there.

http://www.dubfreeze.co.uk/

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#980422 - 7th Oct 2008 1:35pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: golfvr]
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Kay is his second name, he also had is hand in a drag car didn't he? crashed at santa pod or somthing?
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#980423 - 7th Oct 2008 1:42pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: MrPhil]
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Thats him, he still has vws so I still see him at the shows.
He has helped out with a few street racing and drag racing vws
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#980424 - 7th Oct 2008 1:58pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: golfvr]
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He's had a fair few nice Vw's, loved his Mk1 Campaign 16v
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#980425 - 7th Oct 2008 9:25pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: MrPhil]
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There will always be a place in my heart purely for VDubs only!! I hate the new ones with a passion!! I'd love one of the old ones as well as a camper. One day maybe.
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#980426 - 8th Oct 2008 12:20am Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: Wench]
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Originally Posted By: PaganJay
There will always be a place in my heart purely for VDubs only!! I hate the new ones with a passion!! I'd love one of the old ones as well as a camper. One day maybe.


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#980427 - 11th Oct 2008 1:59pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: ]
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Looking forward to seeing it progress smile
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#980428 - 11th Oct 2008 5:51pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: BMW Joe]
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I know the lad who was supposed to have this. I dont know the exact story but he was given it to him by his mum and then never passed his test so its been sold on. Ive always pestered him to get his license and get it out there but he never did. Glad to see its actually going to be used now instead smile
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#980429 - 11th Oct 2008 7:02pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: Dave100e]
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Cool, guy in Hoylake?

Started on the wheels, they were in a right sorry state, done a pretty naff job on the first one as i didn't sand it down enough.

Second one looks quite good though. It has leaked a small spot of oil in my garage the past day or so, will have to keep an eye on that.

Also, i have removed the rear bumper, as i can restore this while i drive the car. Was looking at the T-Bar bumper replacements, not sure how they would look on my car though :s
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#980430 - 12th Oct 2008 4:52pm Re: AX_125 73 Super Bug 1.6 [Re: AX_125]
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Yeah, a lad from hoylake.
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