I am new to forum and wanted to introduce myself. I live in the High Desert of Southern California. I bought some time ago a pretty complete 1983 hecho en Mexico standard bug. Previous owner got it titled in Mississippi as s 1972. It is now a 1972 CA titled car. I bought used front fenders, rear valance and engine deck lid from a local vw backyard VW wrecking yard. The guy told me my front fenders look like 1969-1972 US bugs. I contacted Jbugs about interior kit as they don't list one for 1983. They told me they would have to see what I have as Mexico built bugs with whatever parts they had. Maybe that explains front fenders. It has the older style rear axle too. Finally getting ready to start on it. Moved it into garage. When i first bought it engine would turn, had compression and no end play. Seller said it had main seal leak and would not idle. Tried to start and lights dim but starter not turning. My plsan is to get it up on stands and checking ground connection at starter. Replace starter if bad. If I can get it to run it will be full speed ahead. Anybody know anything in particular about Mexican bugs? Supposed to be a 1600 dual port. Will try to post pictures tomorrow. Internet not cooperating tonight.