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November 24, 2020, 05:24:03 PM

Beach buggy hard top fixings

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this user is offline Patchstevo

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on: November 03, 2020, 09:28:37 PM
Hi Guys, does anyone know where I can get a set of hard top roof clamp fixings for my beach buggy, I’ve tried Flatlands a number of times but can’t seem to get hold of anyone on the phone & that’s the only place I know that stocks them?
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Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 07:32:29 AM
Mark, Flatlands, has withdrawn from buggy sales. Believe it to be Flatlands Cycle Works now :'(


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Reply #2 on: November 04, 2020, 11:46:56 AM
it will be a manufacturing job at home a bracket to slide into the front screen rail or under the lip and something at the rear to clamp it.
you can buy manx mirror clamps from heritage it would be possible to put them on the screen sides and use a bracket off the hard top down to the mirror mounting thread and just use a bolt either side to secure it.


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Reply #3 on: November 04, 2020, 12:37:48 PM
Mel Hubbard just used to use a couple of 3" lengths of 2"X 1" inside the screen secured by a couple of M6 gutter bolts and wingnuts. He drilled thru the sides of the roll bar at the rear and again used gutter bolts and wingnuts with some simple wooden spacers if necessary. There is no need whatever for anything more hi tech than that.
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Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 05:31:01 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Shame on you David - You managed to put "Mel Hubbard" and "Hi Tech" in the same sentence   ;D

Patrick, Unsure about the clips you are after, but anything I attach to the tubular frame on mine usually has a Rhino Clamp on it - loads on ebay - and maybe something that could be modified or adapted?
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Reply #5 on: November 04, 2020, 06:49:09 PM
This was the Flatlands kit. The clamps are from hydraulic hose suppliers, commonly fitted on JCBs and the like. The alloy bits as I say could be substituted for wood or easily made.


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Reply #6 on: November 06, 2020, 11:11:13 AM
Ok cheers guys, many thanks for your responses I’ll look at a modified clamp job 👍
Pat Stevenson 👍