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Budget Bug Build
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:55:36 PM »
I've always wondered about building a bug. I've seen some really sweet ones but I wonder if you could build a pretty wild one on a smaller budget? Or are they like trucks and cost and arm and a leg to build.

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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 08:32:32 PM »
buggies are cheaper to build i think.  i started to build an 11 car in high school, but ran out of time and money so i had to sell it.
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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 02:25:12 PM »
I've always thought about building a bug too. I've seen some completely awesome long travel bugs that won me over. I've driven a few old-school baja bugs. They're a lot more fun than I could've imagined, definitely kick ass.
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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 09:28:44 PM »
Baja bugs can be found really cheap and they are a TON of fun. Pick one up, bomb it, sell it. Just make sure you do that at least once in your lifetime.

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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 08:06:05 PM »
my dads old bug had a porsche 2800 motor in it.  it was faster than shit, but it had some problems.  the front end was built on a bent beam, the motor cage sank, etc.
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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 01:04:51 PM »
I got a bug for free back in high school from a teacher but one day another teacher took it in the shop and cut it to pieces  >:( so freakin bummed

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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 05:51:26 PM »
I got a bug for free back in high school from a teacher but one day another teacher took it in the shop and cut it to pieces  >:( so freakin bummed

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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 01:34:33 PM »
Bugs are awesome, I've driven quite a few and they're always so fun! Screw reliability!!

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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 02:57:26 PM »
Bugs are awesome, I've driven quite a few and they're always so fun! Screw reliability!!

bugs can be reliable if you know what you're doing
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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 02:47:34 PM »
it's definitely gotta be built right and you'll have decent reliability. someone on the board needs to build a bug!
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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2008, 04:29:36 PM »
I plan to eventually
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Re: Budget Bug Build
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 11:46:18 PM »
baja bugs are such a blast to drive around on the street. definitely a lot of fun can be had in a vee dub