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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Bounty Hunter Windscreen
« on: April 10, 2021, 04:53:09 PM »
Hi,

Please see below pictures

When I first offered up the windscreen to fit it was obvious with the aluminium posts that the windscreen is a quarter inch bigger now than when the body was designed 50 years ago. You will see where the post meets the body there is a black 3 to 4mm flat rubber between the posts and the body work. This increased the size of the bonnet by approximately 1/4inch. The aluminium posts at the top was still tight on the glass an extra clearance was made in the aluminium.

To get the glass to fit close to the body all the way round was meaning the windscreen was more vertical than I required, thus I sloped the post backwards to give more of a rake on the windscreen but this left approximately 1/2 inch gap at the bottom of the window to the bodywork in the middle.

See attached link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113245997048 this is the windscreen rubber I used and although it was a bit chunky I cut it down approximately 6mm on the width. I did this by clamping the rubber in-between 2 pieces of angle iron and a flat disc on the grinder. It worked very well apart from pieces of rubber went everywhere ;D. The U-section was then lipped under the glass and the rubber just covered the body work gap. Pushing the rubber then all the way along the gap went smaller and eventually the U-section would not go on to the glass. At these points the U-section was then removed and the flat section of the rubber was bonded to the glass and body work to give a professional look. The rubber was also bonded to the bodywork to give a waterproof seal. It was done very carefully and there is no evidence of any bonding on the inside of the dashboard.

Hope you get the idea, take a bit of time and don't rush it and you'll be very please with the result!

David











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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Bounty Hunter Windscreen
« on: April 10, 2021, 04:52:50 PM »











Hi,

Please see below pictures

When I first offered up the windscreen to fit it was obvious with the aluminium posts that the windscreen is a quarter inch bigger now than when the body was designed 50 years ago. You will see where the post meets the body there is a black 3 to 4mm flat rubber between the posts and the body work. This increased the size of the bonnet by approximately 1/4inch. The aluminium posts at the top was still tight on the glass an extra clearance was made in the aluminium.

To get the glass to fit close to the body all the way round was meaning the windscreen was more vertical than I required, thus I sloped the post backwards to give more of a rake on the windscreen but this left approximately 1/2 inch gap at the bottom of the window to the bodywork in the middle.

See attached link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113245997048 this is the windscreen rubber I used and although it was a bit chunky I cut it down approximately 6mm on the width. I did this by clamping the rubber in-between 2 pieces of angle iron and a flat disc on the grinder. It worked very well apart from pieces of rubber went everywhere ;D. The U-section was then lipped under the glass and the rubber just covered the body work gap. Pushing the rubber then all the way along the gap went smaller and eventually the U-section would not go on to the glass. At these points the U-section was then removed and the flat section of the rubber was bonded to the glass and body work to give a professional look. The rubber was also bonded to the bodywork to give a waterproof seal. It was done very carefully and there is no evidence of any bonding on the inside of the dashboard.

Hope you get the idea, take a bit of time and don't rush it and you'll be very please with the result!

David










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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Bounty Hunter Windscreen
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:11:18 PM »
Hi,

Please see below pictures

When I first offered up the windscreen to fit it was obvious with the aluminium posts that the windscreen is a quarter inch bigger now than when the body was designed 50 years ago. You will see where the post meets the body there is a black 3 to 4mm flat rubber between the posts and the body work. This increased the size of the bonnet by approximately 1/4inch. The aluminium posts at the top was still tight on the glass an extra clearance was made in the aluminium.

To get the glass to fit close to the body all the way round was meaning the windscreen was more vertical than I required, thus I sloped the post backwards to give more of a rake on the windscreen but this left approximately 1/2 inch gap at the bottom of the window to the bodywork in the middle.

See attached link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113245997048 this is the windscreen rubber I used and although it was a bit chunky I cut it down approximately 6mm on the width. I did this by clamping the rubber in-between 2 pieces of angle iron and a flat disc on the grinder. It worked very well apart from pieces of rubber went everywhere ;D. The U-section was then lipped under the glass and the rubber just covered the body work gap. Pushing the rubber then all the way along the gap went smaller and eventually the U-section would not go on to the glass. At these points the U-section was then removed and the flat section of the rubber was bonded to the glass and body work to give a professional look. The rubber was also bonded to the bodywork to give a waterproof seal. It was done very carefully and there is no evidence of any bonding on the inside of the dashboard.

Hope you get the idea, take a bit of time and don't rush it and you'll be very please with the result!

David










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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Bounty Hunter Windscreen
« on: April 07, 2021, 11:05:39 PM »
bit of a messy job will post some pictures on bottom seal on friday

ally posts use some spacers to make glass central then mask glass and ally bond with tigerseal

hope this helps

david

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Members Buggies / Re: Lego is no more
« on: September 01, 2020, 08:37:28 PM »
https://streamable.com/9p3b0l

Buggy in motion, dodging the rain on way home from Matlock! Bit cold  bleugh




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Members Buggies / Re: Lego is no more
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:39:02 PM »




Not so long ago she was sat in the back with her sister! 😂


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Members Buggies / Re: Lego is no more
« on: May 29, 2020, 08:19:21 PM »
thankyou for noticing Flags , not going to be a show car though

give that up in the early 90s when first met snoopy at vw action Stoneleigh

just build what you like and enjoy  ;-)up

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: corvair power
« on: May 29, 2020, 08:11:00 PM »
hi very good engine most of the time, how can I be of help

have 2 .been converted for nearly 20 years, but only 20 miles per gallon  8)

david

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Members Buggies / Re: Lego is no more
« on: May 28, 2020, 08:06:46 PM »




Thanks guys was hoping to see you at Stoneleigh this year but itís not looking good  bleugh

Renegade is off the road this year needs an engine rebuild which is my next project over winter.



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Members Buggies / Re: Lego is no more
« on: May 28, 2020, 06:53:12 PM »




Back on the road after 4 years.

Really enjoying the sunshine!

Will upload more pictures soon, just finishing the homemade roof ready for the rain!

David

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Members Buggies / Re: Lego is no more
« on: January 26, 2020, 12:47:01 AM »


I was never fully happy with the Invader, with having the Corvair turbo engine it was only right to order a Bounty Hunter from Rob Kilham which I really like and pays homage to Mel Keys original design.

The buggy isn't finished yet and will be a three seater as my 2 daughters have grown up (the third seat being sunken near the oil cooler).




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Members Buggies / Lego is no more
« on: January 25, 2020, 05:59:48 PM »


Been on here many years but never posted. As Mel Hubbard nicknamed the car Lego, I'm afraid it is no more... bleugh

Can you guess what it is yet?  :)

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