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February 27, 2021, 06:28:19 AM

Start of wifeys buggy - Manx

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Reply #15 on: December 15, 2013, 09:53:37 PM
Reproduction frame heads are not the best, this took some fitting to get everything lined up properly but got their In the end, shortening next then floor pans. Haven't done anything like this for a while, really enjoying it.
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Reply #16 on: December 15, 2013, 10:05:52 PM
That looks a nice neat job, it is worrying that a new headstock is lighter than a well rotted original but they work fine.


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Reply #17 on: December 15, 2013, 10:25:48 PM
Yes I agree the aftermarket parts are a lot lighter, my background is Tarmac rallying and the steel work in rally cars is much lighter and you would be surprised how high a car of twice the weight of a buggy can land from and not even wince. :)
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Reply #18 on: December 16, 2013, 07:00:54 AM
Very neat ;-)up
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Reply #19 on: December 16, 2013, 09:11:22 PM
and a GO-Cart to boot in the background  ;D


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Reply #20 on: December 22, 2013, 05:29:32 PM
It's a bit shorter now, new floor pans on the way. ;-)up










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Reply #21 on: December 22, 2013, 06:34:01 PM
Looks great ;-)up
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Reply #22 on: December 30, 2013, 04:48:11 PM
Started on floor pans, had to stop though pulled my back DOH !!!  :-[






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Reply #23 on: December 30, 2013, 05:31:15 PM
thats looking neat, am guessing the back did not go lifting the new pans due to their excessive weight ;-)up


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Reply #24 on: December 30, 2013, 05:54:02 PM
You're right,back went twisting around to pick up the tape measure an even heavier item   :)
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Reply #25 on: December 30, 2013, 07:42:29 PM
Nice job hope the back gets better soon ;-)up
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Reply #26 on: December 30, 2013, 10:06:02 PM
I like the join on the floor pans, very neat way of doing it.  ;-)up

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Reply #27 on: December 31, 2013, 09:41:20 AM
Thanks for kind comments.  ;-)up  Don't know if anyone else has come across this but I ordered red heavy duty pans from vw heritage, the pressing was of high quality but the gauge of the sheet was not 1 mm more like 0.8 at a push.
Sent them back and ordered the Wolfsburg grey pans these are far better and are nearly 1.2mm thick well worth the extra money.
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Reply #28 on: December 31, 2013, 09:45:37 AM
really like seeing you pics on the chassis shortening, it looks well done and will help alot of people to do it themselves in the future.

hope you get your back sorted soon. ;-)up


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Reply #29 on: December 31, 2013, 09:02:45 PM
Thanks for kind comments.  ;-)up  Don't know if anyone else has come across this but I ordered red heavy duty pans from vw heritage, the pressing was of high quality but the gauge of the sheet was not 1 mm more like 0.8 at a push.
Sent them back and ordered the Wolfsburg grey pans these are far better and are nearly 1.2mm thick well worth the extra money.
could you post up a link to those pans for other members on here, that would be most help full  ;)
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