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February 27, 2021, 07:29:18 AM

GP LDV - The rise of Phoenix

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on: June 27, 2018, 08:13:11 AM
Hi all  :D I have got one year to build it and we got the time off for EBI 2019 I was going to build my mk2 rat but the body is  :-[ and I'm old! So lots of looking and a long road trip I now have a good old ldv body as no one likes them?? for a good price,
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Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 08:17:26 AM
I now have a good old ldv body as no one likes them

Nope, you are quite wrong there - I quite like the LDV, and its shame you don`t see many of them

Good one to rebuild and cannot wait to see it ;-)up
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Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 01:15:00 PM
Probably one of my favorite British buggies, look to Brian Burrow's old one for inspiration!

If it's  Mk1 with a curved screen look after the glass, they're getting scarce.


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Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 01:40:07 PM
I did a fair bit of work on that one too when Simon had it    ;)

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Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 12:53:41 AM
I have not sanded some paint off to see ;) but It is an old mk1 and was a red/pink bleugh fiberglass and all the old fittings like fuel cap etc line up The same as one in a 70's mag,, May just be me ::)  As all did get is the shell and no running gear as I was not paying over the odds?? for a v5 that I do not need and as it is a hard top LWB it will go on a saloon v5 ;) , It is going on a 67 chassis, The one on page 13 of Building a dune buggy, As its been in Paul barn for over 10 years and needs some welding etc I will IRS and do lots of mods to it, like air ride it etc but not in a bad way,, It has got to be a driving buggy So will have an Eberspächer :D and tow bar or roof tent, maybe a turbo 1776cc I just got to see as I can not put lots of money in to it but I do have a lot of parts from old fast! etc vw's and some gear! and maybe a little idea! ,  But the bad thing is  ::) I got to build it in my backyard and I only got a 5ft gap to get it back out of ;D
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Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 05:52:42 AM
To save on cost etc I got to build it at home and if "love thy neighbor" will not let me out over thy garden ;-)(-; It will have to go sideways In 2/6! bits So my build started by building a frame so I can roll the buggy less engine on its side out to the front lucky as the buggy chassis to the rooftop is a GT46" so I will get it out on its side If need be, But I may be ok as I got good neighbor's but give it time and me building the buggy >:(   and to top it off I still got to get it out of the front garden So all bits in and out have to fit past a 33" wide gate or over the hedge ;D But I can hiab it over if need be so my 1st build is a framework  Good thing is it give me a build roller :) ,,, sorry for the bad pics as I used a £13 sports camera,,,
 
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Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 06:17:11 AM
The Chassis, Is a barn find  ;) I was looking for a b/j chassis as it saves me work!!

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Reply #7 on: June 28, 2018, 08:29:19 AM
I think the Roll Cage is a bit on the large side   ;D

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Reply #8 on: June 28, 2018, 09:16:21 PM
I hope it will work like a big roll cage! I did some more welding to it to day "rip autograss buggy for the box steel,,, I do hope to have the 64 chassis out and the 67 one bolted in soon to start cutting for IRS and a to pie cut the from head
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Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 05:05:05 AM
The garden will be fine for the build and better than a garage miles away, there was one built in Gloucester also  in a garden that got craned out over the house when it was finished then it lived on the street.


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Reply #10 on: June 29, 2018, 06:56:33 PM
It will be going in a garage ;-)up I'm only doing the welding etc outside and may get time to build a carport,,I hope to do all the welding and cage before it starts to get cold! and wet,
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Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 02:15:44 PM
Needs a bit more welding work but it is a start ;-)up My welding must be ok as the twisting bar on the back has only one spot weld holding it on

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Reply #12 on: July 03, 2018, 11:27:23 AM
The body Is ok not the best! but it will do for now,

I will sand some paint off as I think it is the old LDV buggy?? :) And if it is I may take the old paint back off and do a 70's look buggy,,

All ways a good thing to see ;)
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Reply #13 on: July 03, 2018, 11:53:05 AM
At the time of pick up the 67 chassis, there was one more in bits cut up for a manx? and a engine, not knowing anything apart from it had a v5! I offed some cash and we, put it on top of the 67 for the ldv,, I got sent the v5 today and it is just got ,,, Volkswagen Convertible :D ;-)up
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Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018, 11:56:32 AM
I got sent the v5 today and it is just got ,,, Volkswagen Convertible :D ;-)up


Double result then as that Body looks pretty good from here  ;-)up
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