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February 27, 2021, 07:28:51 AM

My Manx's 20th birthday!

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this user is offline Manxdavid

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on: January 26, 2020, 10:47:15 AM
My Manx hit the road 20 years ago today according to the date on the back of these pics....



Photos printed on genuine ILFORD® paper.

"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 #1 on: January 26, 2020, 11:57:40 AM
That's terrific David. Can you recreate the shot 20 years on so we can play spot the difference ?
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Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 12:47:34 PM
 ;-)up nice one.


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Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 01:36:49 PM
 ;-)up


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Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 02:42:01 PM
That's terrific David. Can you recreate the shot 20 years on so we can play spot the difference ?

I've moved from there (New Brighton, Wirral) now so not possible I'm afraid.
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Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 04:46:01 PM
That's terrific David. Can you recreate the shot 20 years on so we can play spot the difference ?

I've moved from there (New Brighton, Wirral) now so not possible I'm afraid.

Road trip?
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Reply #6 on: November 12, 2020, 11:17:00 AM
Took her out today just to change the air in the engine ;-)up







« Last Edit: November 12, 2020, 11:18:52 AM by Manxdavid »
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Reply #7 on: November 12, 2020, 09:52:27 PM
Happy birthday! U.K. number 2?

Good to see it with the side pods off!!
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Reply #8 on: November 12, 2020, 10:21:57 PM
Always looks good David but why did you change the wide 5's?


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Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 08:35:46 AM
Always looks good David but why did you change the wide 5's?

I often ask myself the same question!

The rears were 10" wide, Lemmertz didn't make them that wide, Empi used to re-rim them in the US by cutting the centres out, turning them down in a lathe and welding them into dumper truck rims. Really nasty, I was never quite happy with them.
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Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 01:33:31 PM
Time flies David, can’t believe it’s 20 years since! I’m going to try and hang on to my orange one for that long after regretting selling the blue one I did around 20 years ago also. Keep it up mate, you’ve always been a source of good buggy knowledge for as long as I’ve been into them!  ;-)up


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Reply #11 on: January 04, 2021, 02:32:02 PM
21 years now mate, this post's nearly a year old. I recon I'll hang onto it until the government decree that motoring is no longer affordable for us plebs, 8 or 10 years maybe with this lot rushing towards electric nonsense.

How's your knob? (Hurst!) :D
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Reply #12 on: January 04, 2021, 03:07:58 PM
I just looked back at the date, I need to check back more often!
My knob is still pride of place thank you! ;D I was really chuffed with that, a very kind gesture  ;-)up


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Reply #13 on: January 04, 2021, 04:13:54 PM

My knob is still pride of place thank you! ;D I was really chuffed with that, a very kind gesture  ;-)up

Do you two need to get a room ?!
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Reply #14 on: January 04, 2021, 04:25:29 PM
 ;D ;D

We’ve got a history of knob transactions