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April 20, 2021, 06:59:14 PM

Back in the club.

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this user is offline jeff

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on: January 18, 2020, 10:34:28 PM

Some of you guys may remember me ? I was a member of the SDBC and had a yellow and gold flake SWB MK1 GP. I also had a multi coloured Tramp buggy. I also had a Rat. and a GP LDV when I was much younger oh and a California .

I kinda thought I was finished with V dubs but have been helping my Son restore an old camper van over the last couple of years and it had me reminiscing, every mechanical job we did on it I kept saying to myself "This would be so much easier if it was a buggy " 

An old mate of mine messaged me on Facebook a week or so ago and said he had been offered a buggy, sent me some pics and I foolishly said if he didn't want it I "may" be interested, long story short I have put a deposit on it and pick it up next week.

It's a LWB GP MK1, the floors are shot and the body has been hacked thru the middle I think it may have been a SWB that somebody has altered, I have found another pan and may even look at another shell for it, I really like the Bounty Hunter but that does involve cutting the chassis.

If any interest I may do a build thread on here

Regards Jeff.



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Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 10:46:22 PM
The draw of buggies  ;D build threads are always interesting.

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Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 06:59:00 AM
Hiya Buddy,

Welcome back to buggy smile land, I'm sure it wont be too long before you'll be enjoying buggy fun again.

Cheers H
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Reply #3 on: January 19, 2020, 07:38:19 AM
Welcome Jeff.

Sometime - between sessions building your buggy’s - it would be great if you were able to post any shots of any of that list of previous buggy’s you owned.

I assume you are still living in SDBC territory. Hope you can get along to an event with some other buggy’s to share your knowledge.

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Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 08:40:49 AM
It`s a Hi from me and hoping you have deep pockets.   ;-)up ;-)up

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Reply #5 on: January 19, 2020, 09:31:53 AM
Haha, I think 50% of newbies on here are just oldies in disguise. Welcome back.
Now, I need to find those photos of your GP at Buxton.

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Reply #6 on: January 19, 2020, 09:46:54 AM
Haha, I think 50% of newbies on here are just oldies in disguise. Welcome back.

 ;D ;D  ;-)up

Welcome back Jeff - I remember meeting you with your Tramp at Swanage

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Reply #7 on: January 19, 2020, 12:11:56 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome,

Yes I went to the 1st meeting at Buxton a long time ago, and also joined the convoy at Swanage one year.

I still recognize a few of the names posting and glad to see you guys are keeping the hobby alive.

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Reply #8 on: January 19, 2020, 06:14:10 PM
Hi Jeff,

Welcome back. I'm still here.  8)

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