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super gimmers buggy challenge

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Reply #15 on: June 25, 2014, 09:43:07 PM
Are you leaving anything for me to do???

I will be over with my colleague tomorrow as agreed to do what we can, I will be free at the weekend, depending on your commitments maybe do a little on Sunday if you're about.

It's getting closer and closer to the grand switch on!


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Reply #16 on: June 29, 2014, 07:46:35 PM
The dash went off for covering on friday so not much done, yesterday was the severn valley railways 1940'swar weekend, so had a play this morning and Peugeot 205 seats are not recommended for a lwb buggy and swb would be a non starter job.

Finished the drivers seat rear mount bar so we have up and down motion as well as the slide, then the passenger seat took another near 4 hours of cutting grinding welding in new bits and removing bits of seat until it bolted down and slid for and aft the up and down has died.

If anyone gets asked  do 205  seats fit in a buggy the answer is NO.


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Reply #17 on: June 29, 2014, 07:52:55 PM
Sounds like a nightmare, I'm sorry!!!

As long as they go back and forward it isn't a problem, so glad the did go in.

I think part of it is because they are French seats!!!

Apologies for the waiting re: dash etc, switches will be here Tuesday and will be mounted.

He might cut a new dash with your measurements and the 1 inch bar at back and sides. Switches will be in same area as the beetle ones were in a line.

Fingers crossed all will go well, I've painted that fuel filler neck, is there anything I can help with at all before the dash is finished?


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Reply #18 on: July 02, 2014, 08:30:44 PM
Dash fitted, lights wired in,inch progress made.

Will wait for an update from snoopy.


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Reply #19 on: July 02, 2014, 08:57:13 PM
gave up at 8, one head light dip beam inop so will take the light to bits may be bulb or a wire problem and that is the one I did not strip down and bench test, every other light ok just needs wipers doing horn connecting, fuel sender screws, washer bottle securing and the bonnet can go on. push button starter wired in with a relay fuel sender unit is good.
next time you over can fuel it up and see if it goes.


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Reply #20 on: July 02, 2014, 09:00:13 PM
Oh my gosh!
Sounds good!
Typical that the one you don't test doesn't work, hope it's ok.

Am looking forward to Monday!

Thanks so much for your help!


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Reply #21 on: July 06, 2014, 06:10:01 PM
Well finished the work saturday afternoon as seen on FB beach buggy page but the ipad would not load the pictures here all it does is paste my extreme curry knight not the selected buggy photo.
ready for collection now however on cleaning all the dust n crap off the screen it has angle grinding burn marks so needs replacing, also found out the no charging and unable to polarise dynamo fault the bottom brush is missing so a job for another day but just needs a role cage and seat belts then it is ready for the mot man.




has be driven up the drive and turned around so I could set the headlights.


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Reply #22 on: July 06, 2014, 07:04:27 PM
Great news, I will hopefully be able to get across and collect Tuesday depending on transport, as it can't be driven.

It looks great, can't wait to do last couple bits!

Are the dynamo brushes something I could do???

Cheers for all your hard work Keith.


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Reply #23 on: July 06, 2014, 07:12:47 PM
get these ordered will take minutes to fit on tuesday.
http://www.machine7.com/product.php?xProd=2978&xSec=187


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Reply #24 on: July 06, 2014, 07:13:26 PM
Wow, great job, well done to everyone who pitched in to that project...


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Reply #25 on: July 06, 2014, 07:39:41 PM
Will get them from gsf


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Reply #26 on: July 07, 2014, 09:42:29 PM
Dynamo brushes now in hand.

Got roll bar and seatbelts planned, hopefully by end of month!


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Reply #27 on: July 07, 2014, 10:34:05 PM
This is a great example of the kindness people in the buggy club are willing to give to aid others. Well done Snoopy and helpers
Definitions -
Understeer  - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer    - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower - How fast you hit the fence
Torque        - How far you take the fence with you


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Reply #28 on: July 08, 2014, 12:10:19 AM
Couldn't agree more, thanks to snoopy for putting up with me!!!

Also, cheers andy (chimp) for his help?


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Reply #29 on: July 08, 2014, 09:49:35 PM
Collected this evening, dynamo brush fitted and now charging.
Chris backed it out onto the road for his first buggy drive and is happy with the seat position guess work then Cliff the recovery guy put it on the truck.
So if anyone needs a decent size recovery truck to move a motor Chris has the details of this  owner operated one.