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My Sidewinder.....

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on: February 22, 2013, 12:00:30 AM
My buggy started off life as a chassis, sat in Manxdavids yard, all forlorn, just waiting for a new owner.............







I took it home, striped it of every thing and got in touch with Mr Gurney who chopped the chassis up a bit for me.... ;D



6 Pots...stuff your bhp, torque is king

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Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 12:02:44 AM
Lots of work took the gearbox to this....



and the chassis to this...



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Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 12:05:49 AM
Add a set of spangly Centerlines...



some rather nice Cobra seats...



a set of type 3 clocks.....



a rather sparkly green shell from Rob at East Coast...



and a load more work and you end up with.....



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Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 12:09:34 AM
Chuck in a few more shiney bits........











And we are nearly there.............


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Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 03:34:17 PM
Latest addition this weekend.

Andy R had a battery box like mine made by the same guy. In the end he didnt use it, so i bought it from him and have fitted it. Going to get a lid on it. Will provide some secure storage in the buggy!



Meant to get some more just done this weekend but is snowed on and off all afternoon and was so raw and cold i packed up. Wanted to do some today but im not feeling great.


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Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 06:24:24 PM
Made a start on the final bits today.

Main job was tidy the dash wiring. I wanted to be able to undo just a few plugs and then be able to remove the bonnetOrder some weather proof connectors and set about hacking apart my loom. Took far longer than expected (what buggy job doesnt....) but ive got two of them in. The hazard switch wiring and the lighting circuit are now complete and do work. Wipers, fuel gauge/warning light pod and then a multiplug for all the earths which id also forgotten about..............hey ho.

Have two more to do but need to order a few more of the bits that go into the plugs as id forgotten about wire sizes id already used that would have to go into one side of the plug..........bugger.

Also got the handbrake cables measured up (again) an are ready to be sent.

Reasonably productive day in the end


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Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 09:41:28 PM
Made a start on the final bits today.

Main job was tidy the dash wiring. I wanted to be able to undo just a few plugs and then be able to remove the bonnetOrder some weather proof connectors and set about hacking apart my loom. Took far longer than expected (what buggy job doesnt....) but ive got two of them in. The hazard switch wiring and the lighting circuit are now complete and do work. Wipers, fuel gauge/warning light pod and then a multiplug for all the earths which id also forgotten about..............hey ho.

Have two more to do but need to order a few more of the bits that go into the plugs as id forgotten about wire sizes id already used that would have to go into one side of the plug..........bugger.

Also got the handbrake cables measured up (again) an are ready to be sent.

Reasonably productive day in the end

bit more shelf stacking and the money should be rolling in for the extras  :P


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Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013, 09:56:57 PM
Good to hear you've had a productive day! Sounds like you're almost there!

Did you ever tell us what this was?



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Reply #8 on: March 02, 2013, 10:28:38 PM
No, i didnt................ ;)


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Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 12:05:31 AM
we know dont we ben  :P :P
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Reply #10 on: April 08, 2013, 05:56:37 PM
Well,

About time I updated this. Its still not quite finished. Pretty much every weekend since Christmas that I haven't been working, I've tried to get the buggy out, only for it to be raining or snowing..... ::)

Anyhow, this weekend just gone the weather was much better, which is more than I can say for me. Despite feeling like utter sh..e, I got the buggy out. All the main dash wiring plugs are now spliced in. This means I've got perhaps 5 plugs to undo and the whole bonnet will come off. Its also tidied up the wiring a load. All I need to do now is route the stuff properly behind the dash and build a small loom for the instrument lighting and that's finished. Was going to send off the handbrake cable todsag but I've been in bed all D's day I'll.


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Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 05:25:48 PM
Its taken me a couple of days  >:( but thus dash wiring is finally finally complete.

There were just too many wires behind there to make taking the bonnet of anything other than a Krypton factor challenge. The T3 clocks, light and hazard switches, power socket etc. It was just a pita.

Still, tidy now and at last got the ring that goes round the hazard switch machined out to fit (who knew the screw rings were different diameters between the hazard and light switches... ::) )

Anyhow, pleased with that. Forgot completely about the earths....fixed that today. I need one more all weather connector plug to finish of something extra I threw in which should be here tomorrow and we are done. That's a two minute job.





Got all week off so trying to get pretty much finished this week. Only thing that's gonna run over will be the airbox and heater tubes on the exhaust. The wife's Fiesta of Doom is back in the garage for a cam belt tomorrow so I won't get much done as ill drop the car off and go to my mums. Need to ring Flatlands too and buy some body supports for the front.


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Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 06:09:53 PM
Looking good ;-)up
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Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 06:59:02 PM
Looking good so nearly time for that Mot  ;D ;D  ;-)up
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Reply #14 on: April 29, 2013, 07:19:00 PM


so come on...what is it  ;D