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Members Buggies / Re: BIRTH OF A BUGGY CONTINUED
« Last Post by Paul1953 on Today at 02:57:51 PM »
Following recent query from forum member asking how easy was it to convert k&l front drums to disc...

The photo`s are of CSP kit but Empi will be similar...

Jack up front end and use axle stand\s to secure.  Step 1.... (Nearside... Remove road wheel. Remove stub axle dust cap after releasing and withdrawing speedo cable all way out. (Should be a tiny circlip securing cable but don`t be surprised if it`s long gone). Nearside nuts are left hand thread. remove both nuts, or single clamp if fitted. Remove the thrust washer. Keep the nuts and thrust washer as you will be re-using them. Withdraw drum from stub axle spindle after using the two cogs to withdraw the brake shoes from drum surface). Drum may pull straight off or may need a bit of persuasion. Make sure inner bearing has come offspindle along with the grease seal. You will be left with what is commonly called the "spigot". (It is a thrust washer). This needs to be in good condition and leave in place as is re-used. Remove the backing plate by removing the 3 securing bolts. Don`t need this backing plate or bolts for CSP. Make sure the back upright surface with the three holes in is rust free. Clean out the threads so no old dust, greas & muck is left. A bolt needs to be able to screw easily into these threads.

Step 2... see photo.... The caliper adaptor plate fits up to the surface and is secured in place with the 3 supplied bolts. CSP provides loctite for these bolts. The adaptor plates are handed and marked L & R. (nearside & offside respectively). Ensure adaptor plate is fitting flush to the existing upright. This is important for correct braking. Now then... For the zero offset & dropped spindle versions there is no "backing plate". (Zero offset is what it says no increase in offset but there is a slight increase in track. (See notes at end of this write up with regard to what wheels will fit and which won`t due to caliper interference with some wheels).



Crikey.. time for the pm school run.... To be continued... ;D
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Beach Buggies For Sale / Re: Beam SWB Buggy
« Last Post by snoopy on Today at 08:17:26 AM »
Further North than me and you have probably met him.
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Beach Buggies For Sale / Re: Beam SWB Buggy
« Last Post by Buggybaggy on Today at 05:31:53 AM »
Now sold pending mot and shake down.

Anyone we know? 
Is it coming north?
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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Towing your Buggy (A-frames etc.)
« Last Post by Manxdavid on June 19, 2019, 11:25:30 PM »
Thanks for the edit Manxdavid, what did I do wrong?

Ha! God, no idea, it took me hours... ;D

Glad I could help.
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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Towing your Buggy (A-frames etc.)
« Last Post by Hormone on June 19, 2019, 09:31:50 PM »
Thanks for the edit Manxdavid, what did I do wrong?
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Beach Buggies For Sale / Re: Beam SWB Buggy
« Last Post by snoopy on June 19, 2019, 07:22:41 PM »
Now sold pending mot and shake down.
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VW Parts For Sale / Re: the yard is getting impossible to walk through sale
« Last Post by ajp on June 18, 2019, 10:18:26 PM »
Ditto on the exhaust front, after Hunter’s made his choice - what ‘ave ya got please?

Ta,
Andy
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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Towing your Buggy (A-frames etc.)
« Last Post by Hormone on June 18, 2019, 09:37:28 PM »
Hi All.

I've been absent for quite a while (I explained why when I re introduced myself in the newbie section) but I'm now back and wanting to get the buggy properly on the road this summer.



Above is a pic of the Flintmobile ( so named after a mate said that with the roof on it looks like Fred Flintstone's car) being towed behind my old Talbot before the buggy got vandalised.
Anyway as detailed earlier in this topic the Empi A frame is a thing of the past except for a breakdown recovery so I've now bought a Towtal A frame and am looking at ways to mount it to the buggy and operate the brake pedal. I'm happy to stick with a lighting board for electrics.

Roadrunner has kindly sent me some links for the kit he used for his and obviously there are some pictures on here of various set ups but if anyone has more detailed pics or other designs I'd love to see and hear them.
I like Roadrunner's idea of the lighting rig clamps around the lower beam and am thinking of possibly mounting them to a length of square box section which I can then rig up some method of attaching the brake cable to.

As I say any ideas, working designs, photo's etc would be great.

I've just finished doing a lot of jobs on the Talbot and am hoping to start work on the Flintmobile this weekend  :)

Cheers.
Bri
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VW Parts For Sale / Re: the yard is getting impossible to walk through sale
« Last Post by Hunter on June 18, 2019, 07:26:32 PM »
EXHAUSTS...…………..

Ooooo I'm looking for a replacement for the one you supplied too me last time (in 2004) mate, do you have any 4 into 1 systems.

Cheers H

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Got another couple of images of of the Honda 'twin' for BuggyPete.





And of course the one I posted before with Lee to give scale and unusually without a beer bottle in hand !

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