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February 27, 2021, 06:08:33 AM

Predator Beach Buggy Build

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this user is offline LUDICRUZ

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Reply #15 on: March 11, 2013, 10:48:07 AM
Think you will find we are all looking forward to meeting you and picking up some ideas  ;-)up

You're too kind, always happy to share ideas......what's the going rate p/h for sharing ideas???
i need to build a pot up for a new Roll cage and Exhaust.... ;D  ;D ;D  Only joking.. ;-)up ;-)up
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Reply #16 on: March 11, 2013, 06:21:36 PM
......what's the going rate p/h for sharing ideas???
i need to build a pot up for a new Roll cage and Exhaust.... ;D  ;D ;D  Only joking.. ;-)up ;-)up
I believe the usual currency round here is measured in bacon butties, mugs of tea, hobnobs or cider................all in varying quantities.  :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D

Great work going on here and looking forward to seeing the finished article.  ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up

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Reply #17 on: March 11, 2013, 06:40:30 PM
No! not cider....  :o
I 'shared ideas' with Fran once at all types, cider was involved.......it was not pretty  :D


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Reply #18 on: March 11, 2013, 10:30:54 PM
No! not cider....  :o
I 'shared ideas' with Fran once at all types, cider was involved.......it was not pretty  :D
I think you'll find it was purely medicinal Davy.  :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D

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Reply #19 on: March 12, 2013, 10:27:36 AM
Took this at the weekend before the seats went in.....Getting there slowly....

« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 10:13:08 PM by LUDICRUZ »
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Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013, 12:01:28 PM
I don't think you should bother with the shell!!  ::)

It seems a shame to cover up all that hard work! ;D ;D
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Reply #21 on: March 12, 2013, 12:05:38 PM
Here's an idea for ya! ;D

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Reply #22 on: March 13, 2013, 06:45:51 PM
I don't think you should bother with the shell!!  ::)

It seems a shame to cover up all that hard work! ;D ;D

Agreed!!!  ;-)up
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Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 11:01:26 PM
That's some cracking work there mate, top job, real inspiring!


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Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 09:19:37 PM
What happened with this build ???

Such a cracking buggy will it be out for the summer :D


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Reply #25 on: June 03, 2013, 09:23:04 PM
are you going for side pods ?
if not, are you doing anything for the sides of the tub.


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Reply #26 on: June 03, 2013, 09:26:42 PM
If the rest of the build is anything to go by I'm sure there's something spectacular in store for the sides ;-)up :D


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Reply #27 on: June 05, 2013, 11:34:21 AM
What happened with this build ???

Such a cracking buggy will it be out for the summer :D

are you going for side pods ?
if not, are you doing anything for the sides of the tub.


Apologies as I haven’t posted anything for a while…….

Since my last update I was 100% convinced that I had the chassis completed in full, however when I installed
the seats and sat the tub onto the chassis, all looked ok….

But when I sat in the buggy my feet were too close to the pedals and there was no way I could get a steering
wheel in, as my knees were in the way. Unfortunately the furthest my seat could go was up to where the seat
belt mounts are on the tunnel, from here the tunnel widened out stopping the seat from moving back….. :( :(

Dilemma – do i take the seat apart and alter the base on one side, do i get rid of the seats and get smaller ones,
do i raise the runner so the seat sits above the tunnel.... :-\ :-\ :-\

I didn’t want to make any rash decisions so decided to take some time out and think it over properly.

So a couple of weeks ago i tried an idea out on one side and it turned out very well, i can now move the seat back
an extra seven inches giving me plenty of leg room and comfortably get in my latest purchase.....





Will get some pics posted up this weekend....


Steve - yes i will be fitting side pods however i have decided not to rush the build for this summer but to take my
time and get it ready for Volksworld next year......
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Reply #28 on: June 05, 2013, 12:26:34 PM
But surely the obvious solution would have been having the electric fully adjustable steering column (to go with the seats) and while you are at it, add the electric device that passes the seatbelt to you? You could have got that from the Merc CLK you got the seats from!!!!   

 ;-)up Sorry couldn't help myself there!!!   :D :D


Anyway, as always a true work of art. Just make sure its ready well in advance for Volksworld show and that its booked for the halls inside! It will be great to see it in there.  :) :) :) :)
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Reply #29 on: June 05, 2013, 12:40:04 PM
Nice momo steering wheel  8)