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May 25, 2020, 06:12:44 AM

sandrail build

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this user is offline Dave DND

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Reply #15 on: September 27, 2015, 08:49:18 AM
Any custom built item will need some fettling and thumping with a big hammer, and fair to say that this probably applies to every item you fit.

But then, every Buggy would be the same if everything fitted properly  ::)


Anyway, Come on Glenn, we need some updated photos   ;-)up
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Reply #16 on: September 27, 2015, 09:37:59 AM
Sorry for the lack of updates., been laid low with health and wealth problems, hope to get back to my usual level of ineptitude soon.
The dreamshack rail augment is a play version, if you require a competition rail you will need something like a chenowth.
The trouble with fitting to a beetle pan is you don't know how many repairs it  has had and how true it is Another point with a steel frame is they will spring when released from the jig.
 there was a post from Mark not long ago saying he is on holiday at the moment
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Reply #17 on: December 17, 2019, 08:34:19 PM
Many years since this was updated, an ongoing fight with depression and other issues has slowed work to a crawl, things are still progressing, slowly and in bursts but any the better than nothing.
Current state of play
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Reply #18 on: December 17, 2019, 09:28:46 PM
Can see your problem all the nuts, bolts and come in handy stuff trays are empty ;D

Hope everything works out and you get back on track in the near future.


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Reply #19 on: February 01, 2020, 07:42:15 PM
Slowly ticking away at this, been trying to get somewhere with the wiring, decided to use a 50cal ammo box to seal everything away from muck and water. Just need to sort out knitting all the multicolored spaghetti together and fitting it into the box
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Reply #20 on: February 01, 2020, 08:35:17 PM
At least you can assemble it on the bench then drop it in and connect the ends to the relevant parts' good to see some progress ;-)up


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Reply #21 on: April 08, 2020, 04:34:19 PM
Things have veered off in a slightly different direction, a chance Facebook thread steered me in the direction of a part built manta Ray. Just before the lock down it arrived at mine.Son has taken a real interest in working on it.
Engine is now running, tinware fitted, brakes working, searchable working and pedal assembly reassembled and fitted.
Have given it a social distancing paint job ( looks ok from 6 feet )







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Reply #22 on: April 08, 2020, 09:50:02 PM
looks tidy and an easy project  ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up


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Reply #23 on: April 09, 2020, 07:46:50 AM
Brilliant bit of veering off. Not only a MantaRay but yellow to boot.

Double bonus points !
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Reply #24 on: April 11, 2020, 05:40:11 PM
Got the pan driving today, no steering and almost no brakes so only back and forward
Sorry, no pictures as video will not upload
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