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this user is online playbeancc

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on: April 03, 2020, 09:16:52 AM
Hello to everyone.
This is my first post, mainly to say thankyou for all the knowledge sharing that is on this forum.

I recently got my first buggy, somewhat on a whim, but I fancied a new occasional car which was a) different/unique b) low running costs(tax)  c)a project - beach buggy it was then.

below should be a picture of what I ended up with.

My inital plans were to service it and have fun with it this summer, then when winter comes get the body off and do everything properly. However due to being in a lockdown at the moment and not having much else to occupy my time it has been getting more attention from the tools than originally planned.





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Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 09:40:51 AM
Welcome aboard - Thats a cool looking Buggy you have there

Looking forward to meeting up at some point in the future   ;-)up
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Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 11:15:06 AM
Looks excellently trimmed down and dare I say 'butch' with signs that it has full wet weather gear for those occasional damp patches buggys can encounter.

What a shame your wise decision to get a buggy has coincided with this hiatus. However you've no doubt noticed that this forum is still fully operational.

What do you intend changing and what parts do you need ?
Hugh


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Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 11:44:49 AM
I see that you're in Ipswich, I moved away from there a year ago. Don't know if we ever met at local shows or you remember seeing me on the road.

Yellow lwb Doon with a stainless full cage is easiest description.

Amazing I had a buggy in Ipswich for 12 years or so and only a tiny never in East Anglia, now I have moved there's loads popping up. Was it me?

Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new toy

Dave
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this user is online playbeancc

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Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 01:31:17 PM
Thanks,
is a bit of a stretch to say it has wet weather gear... the tonneau cover has definitely seen better days, replacing it is near the bottom of my to-do list as I can't imagine using the buggy in the rain.

My current mindset is to just get everything working and driving well at the moment.
Have to replace minor things like the speedo cable, bulbs, and get rid of a triple handbrake (a previous owner was apparently a 'clown' so needed independant rear brakes)

One thing I have learnt is that minor jobs do get bigger. Such as servicing a brake caliper ended up with new disks, bearings, calipers, master cylinder... So i'm not rushing to start the next small job.

Although...
new shocks, oil temp gauge, alternator conversion, and then move onto tidying the body up are the current plans


heres a less flattering photo of the day it got back home in the rain



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Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 03:48:51 PM
The tall bikini bar certainly looks like you have great head room clearance inside from the canvas roof - mine flaps and pats me on the head as I drive along.

I liked the mental image I got of a 'clown' driving this buggy before you, but I guess he was the non circus type whose activities don't leave a smile on your face.

Keep us posted of how your small jobs are getting on.
Hugh


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Reply #6 on: April 03, 2020, 04:03:48 PM
No.. a circus clown so I was told.
Person I bought the car off seemed normal, was upset at selling, but had no choice


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Reply #7 on: April 03, 2020, 04:45:50 PM
Nice buggy.  Welcome.
A bad day on the water is still better than a good day in the office.


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Reply #8 on: April 03, 2020, 05:45:29 PM
Welcome to the buggy world the yellow brigade will be happy with another member.


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Reply #9 on: April 03, 2020, 06:41:31 PM
It`s a Hi from me   ;-)up ;-)up   and I bet you that you do get caught in the rain.  All part of the fun...Honest   ;D ;D


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Reply #10 on: April 03, 2020, 09:54:18 PM

Lovely. Another GP2 like mine, but not purple  ;D ;-)up
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Reply #11 on: April 03, 2020, 11:10:43 PM
Hello and welcome, nice buggy, a MK3 GP Beach buggy.

There's nothing wrong with cutting brakes by the way!  ;D


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 #12 on: April 04, 2020, 01:48:05 AM

I stand corrected  ;D ;-)up


this user is online playbeancc

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Reply #13 on: April 04, 2020, 08:17:33 AM
Proof of the knowledge held on this forum ;-)up
I never knew ‘cutting brakes’ was a thing people did.
Mine had to go as kept impaling me when getting into it or contorting myself into the footwell to change the master cylinder . Ouch



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Reply #14 on: April 04, 2020, 09:31:36 AM
Proof of the knowledge held on this forum ;-)up
I never knew ‘cutting brakes’ was a thing people did.
Mine had to go as kept impaling me when getting into it or contorting myself into the footwell to change the master cylinder . Ouch


They're a very old school mod, never really that popular.
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.