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Just bought a Glitterbug

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this user is offline Davrian

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on: November 19, 2017, 10:42:42 PM
Hi all, I'm new here.

Just purchased the Glittterbug advertised in the trading zone so thought I should say hello.

I've always wanted a beach buggy and took my time looking around, the Glitterbug ticked most of my boxes so eventually having been communicating with Jim (the seller) for a month I made the 70 mile trip to see the buggy today with a trailer and so the story begins....

I didn't want a rot bucket requiring months of work but equally didn't want something with expensive paint work and shinny alloys, I want it to be reliable to use on the road and I would like to try trials with it as well, I am hoping to obtain an MoT fairly soon and then continue refining it from there.

I am located near Frome in Zomerzet if anyone is local?


this user is offline Sprint54

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Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 11:09:02 PM
Welcome to the forum,

You have found a good place here  ;-)up


this user is offline Dave DND

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Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 11:09:59 PM
Welcome aboard mate - there are indeed a few members near to you   ;-)up
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this user is online Hugh

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Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 07:47:45 AM
Welcome Davrian in Zomerzet from someone in the other Zider drinking county.

Hugh


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Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 08:51:42 AM
Hello and welcome, it looks like a great honest buggy that you've bought there!

There used to be a great VW garage in Street, Arnie Levic's, is he still going? :-\
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"Ah, Beach Buggies, sure, just a quick cheap way of getting a few more years out of a rusty Beetle. You can throw one together in a weekend." anon.


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Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 09:20:29 AM
Welcome to the scene as said you are not alone down there, Bear is in Bridgewater for one.


this user is offline Paul1953

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Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 03:26:39 PM
it`s a hi from me  ;-)up ;-)up


this user is offline Davrian

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Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 09:11:43 PM
Thank you all for the welcome.

Not sure about 'Arnie Levic's' but I stumbled across a classic VW specialist just outside Street in some units on a farm they had recently suffered a fire tho so haven't investigated further.

Starting the search for parts now, 6v battery is first on the list and a replacement gearbox.


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Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 11:12:33 AM
Hi davrian welcome to the forum hope u get it sorted n motd  :) ;-)up


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Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 06:02:36 PM
Hi Davrian
I'm just down the road in Evercreech


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Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 07:19:34 PM

Welcome, great bunch on here ;-)up


this user is offline Davrian

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Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 07:51:54 PM
Hi Davrian
I'm just down the road in Evercreech

Cool, a stones throw, not seen your Buggy about tho?


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Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 07:34:27 PM
welcome to the forum buddy
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Reply #13 on: January 19, 2018, 10:52:38 AM
Hi from Bridgwater but don’t hold that against me mine should be on the road in April hope to see you soon.


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Reply #14 on: January 19, 2018, 10:07:02 PM
Welcome Arnie is still in street
make it if you can.