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on: August 18, 2019, 09:05:58 AM
Hi All

Just introducing myself as I have just joined with the help of Dave DND (Thanks Dave)

I'm from Nottinghamshire my name is Dave and I certainly looking forward to asking loads of questions and Ultimately purchasing a buggy which I have wanted for ages but not been in a position to own one.
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Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 09:10:03 AM
Good to see you on here Dave, fire away with any questions, no matter how daft they may be   ;-)up
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Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 10:15:30 AM

No such thing as a daft question.
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Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 01:04:30 PM
Thanks Guys

Will certainly be firing some questions to you all, will be looking very soon to purchase a GP Mk2 (or similar) with wet weather gear and full correct V5 details as I believe this will be a good starting point.

Would like to have one to drive straight away as not got the room to work on one in the dry, on from that looking for a secure garage parking for the days it wont get used, wife is almost on board so a few more browny points needed.

Been interested in the GP from the mid 60's as a mechanic at a local garage (Stapleford) had one in blue first time I saw it I knew thats for me but work and my army career and of course money got in the way.

Thats now all changed and at a certain time of life its time to purchase one.

So very much looking forward to my Beach Buggy hunting.

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Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 04:01:42 PM
It`s a Hi from me  ;-)up ;-)up


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Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 05:22:15 PM
Sounds like you know what you are looking for and know most of the pitfalls.

Always worth asking on this forum if you see a buggy for sale that you have questions about as the combined expertise and knowledge of previous buggys is second to none.

Look forward to seeing a post of your, soon to be, own buggy.
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Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 06:18:15 PM
Welcome hope you find something suitable then you will personalise it and probably end up with a rebuild ;D


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Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 06:24:46 PM
Hi All

Thanks for the welcome I have had a lot of years researching on and off but I still will have loads of questions such as security/alarm/fuel cut off valve and also who to ask to insure this, I m currently with Chris Knott who is an st specialist so I may approach them or maybe Adrian Flux.

There are a couple of Beach Buggies on E Bay but would rather buy one from somebody on here as you never know what you are getting from elsewhere.

Be looking to spend around 6 to 8K so hopefully be able to get something decent.

Dave
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Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 06:34:08 PM
Adrian Flux or A Plan are the two main buggy insurers. A Plan post on here and are friendly towards us...

Your budget gives you loads of elbow room.

If you ask on here about any buggy on eBay etc for sale then there’s a fair chance it’s either well known or you can get a few tips/steers about its suitability.

As I see it ensuring the V5 is right and taking someone with you should avoid most pitfalls. The latter will ensure you see beyond the shiny bits and have a second pair of eyes and ears for the test drive.
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Reply #9 on: August 18, 2019, 06:45:00 PM
Hi Hugh

Thank you for the advice I am pretty level headed and normally do a lot of research before I decide what to do or buy but as you said eyes not only for the shiny bits, the wife says I have OCD so hopefully this will stand me in good stead, thats really why I would look to buy one from a member on here because you should get exactly what you are buying as the Buggy will most probably be well known.

Its a child hood dream to own and run a buggy and it will certainly will tick off something else on the bucket list lol

Dave
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Reply #10 on: August 18, 2019, 07:02:24 PM
I think there’s a distinct sub group of buggy owners who admit to OCD traits. Krug even has it emblazoned on his tin ware!

Merscury is one of several in your area who has an amazingly turned out buggy combined with detailed knowledge of buggy’s and their foibles,  oh and a SOH. So once you have a buggy you’ll have some others to visit/hang around with.

It’s getting near the end of the season for events but ride outs still go on so watch this forum and a Facebook. You can also get buckets of help by offering hob nobs and coffee to visitors!
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Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 07:07:43 PM
I was wondering if anyone on here was from the Nottinghamshire area it would certainly be beneficial to speak face to face about the pitfalls of purchasing a buggy and who knows one maybe up for sale near me fingers crossed

The hard part now begins finding something I fancy.

Dave
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Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 07:29:44 PM

You’re in the perfect area for buggy ownership. There’s a canny few in the midlands. ;-)up Not many up here :'(

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Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 07:32:10 PM
Thanks Paul
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Reply #14 on: August 18, 2019, 07:41:07 PM
It’s a minor trek but the MBC monthly (first Thursday) meet at will be worth considering. Some will still be in their buggy’s rather than dailies and the banter is great. You can eat and drink or just chat.

See Events and Cruises section.
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