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Title: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 12, 2014, 08:22:15 PM
planned to arrive on a low loader with boxes of bits at 12.30 tomorrow then a blitz job.
needs brake circuit and brakes doing, steering stripped freed off and refitted so the wheels are not pointing towards the center and all new boots.
control cables and fuel pipe, fit the new shell. possibly knock up a dash frame, fit lights and wiring + his electric seats.
engine runs but needs tinware and it ideally needs to go back to his place before next friday.
photos will appear tomorrow of an early type lwb jas in green.
it will not be a quality painted up buggy just a useable one done as cheap as possible.
if Chimp or anyone else is around and feels the urge to work on a buggy over the weekend Chris wants to get from his mobility scooter into a buggy.
Title: Re: super glimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Chimp on June 12, 2014, 10:01:28 PM
I'm about all day Sunday so will pop over and help. But knowing you Snoopy it will be finished, MOTed and have a 1000 miles on it by then ;D
Think the white tinware in my loft is what he needs.
Got loads of electrical bits and bobs left over from mine so will bring them too.
I'm also on earlies next week so can be free most afternoons from 1.30 onwards.
Title: Re: super glimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 13, 2014, 09:58:21 PM
well it arrived at 1pm on a breakdown truck.
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/6809ac4ab2393161a1cd51a88edd9af2.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/6809ac4ab2393161a1cd51a88edd9af2.jpg.html)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/68bc3bb130f6f2a079cb55fa2f4736d8.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/68bc3bb130f6f2a079cb55fa2f4736d8.jpg.html)
so the body got lifted off,
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front suspension was solid, 15 degrees toe in, no ball joint nuts, steering box up against the frame head and no locking devices fitted.

it needed all new ball joint boots (from  south wales propshafts) but we found the track rod threads peened over from whoever knocked them out luckily I had some used ones as replacements. steering box fitted correctly rods all free and suspension ball joint boots changed I whipped the coils off the shockers and found loose calipers and no r/h hub seal.
by 5pm all was rebuilt master cylinder in, pedals and new clutch cable, all new brake lines.
 Trying to fit new rear cylinders required the shaft nuts cutting off only to find the r/h one had been cross threaded gearbox is now coming out to replace a shaft. so getting behind time.
engine was held in by one 8mm bolt through the starter motor hole and g/box front mount nuts were just on the threads
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/12d2593a00a0d6e8e9d2f1c4e64463f8.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/12d2593a00a0d6e8e9d2f1c4e64463f8.jpg.html)
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Andy had the motor running for a few seconds and thinks a head is blowing so after the box is in and back on it's wheels a compression test is needed.
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/3b64b37de77cb590d1fb7a92aa019426.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/3b64b37de77cb590d1fb7a92aa019426.jpg.html)

saturday needs the gearbox out and 1/2 shaft changing whilst Chris goes off to meet Buggy Pete for some more secondhand parts then hopefully a body fit late afternoon so Andy can start wiring up Sunday morning whilst I get the motor sorted and the body brackets.
Title: Re: super glimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Big Clem on June 13, 2014, 10:06:05 PM
You been on that redbull   ??? Nice work  ;-)up
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 14, 2014, 09:37:42 PM
lost a fair bit of time today changing the half shafts and awaiting parts but the buggy is a rolling pan brakes just need fluid and bleeding, engine has had the tin ware off and sprayed up. had to dig through the stores  to find a clutch return spring and wing nut.
Chris has met Buggy Pete and brought back more parts.
engine now has enough tin ware and a fuel pump Chris has sprayed the top tins black.
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/c4bf7fe3867e0ddee6fd98ff93f5bec1.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/c4bf7fe3867e0ddee6fd98ff93f5bec1.jpg.html)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/d0ec59bcfd5de8f474dfefa695a51e63.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/d0ec59bcfd5de8f474dfefa695a51e63.jpg.html)
 the body has had wiring tubes glassed in,
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body is now on but is a poor fit needs 3/4 inch forwards to sit on the napoleons hat and 1 inch back on the left rear to get the 2 rear bolts in. tub is just over a year old so may be pliable enough to withstand some blocks of wood and jacking about.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 15, 2014, 08:47:58 PM
9.30 till 6 with the obligatory dinner break is enough on sunday but with Chimps help and Chris doing some toil.
 The body is fully on and bolted down but even with jacking out as far as I dare we had gaps up the  front corners as they did not reach the hat ends with the l/h rear corner just sat on the front edge of the seal while the r/h/r is fully on and just about clearing the torsion bar tube end, the 4 rear bolts are pretty central in the tub lip. dash frame is in and secured as is the rebuilt column with replacement ignition and indicator switches..
brakes bled and working.
dash trimmed to fit only to spot the front is not deep enough for the beetle speedometer diameter and the l/h drive column molding fouls the frame so it will get a plywood trimmed with leather cloth dash board.

lights are on and the loom fit is in progress using a continental fuse box from the Range at 3.
not happy with a buggy loom kit he brought for 90 a while ago, carb and number plate wires are scotch locked on, it has a continental fuse box also no earths for the lights in the loom.
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/a41c3792b379785e103d643b534709b0.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/a41c3792b379785e103d643b534709b0.jpg.html)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/fea1fd2aa5a53733aafa25366d0e5014.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/fea1fd2aa5a53733aafa25366d0e5014.jpg.html)

pug 206 seats supplied will need major subframe surgery as the slides sit against the tunnel and tub sides.
Chris is stripping the paint off the Buggy Pete supplied screen surround to see if it can polish up.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Chad on June 15, 2014, 09:14:43 PM
Bloody 'ell.  This is quicker than the Volksworld build  ;D

Awesome work gents.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 15, 2014, 09:38:02 PM
Couldn't agree more, I almost have to rub my eyes to believe how quick it's coming together!
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: crowey on June 16, 2014, 11:48:25 AM
Nice work chaps beats watching the football  ;-)up
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 16, 2014, 07:47:04 PM
Indeed, beats the disappointment of England!
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 17, 2014, 08:41:56 PM
Had a few hours yesterday evening and the same today. So fuel tank is modded connected and loosely in, front body support made and fitted, column is in and all the back end wiring  done apart from needing one side light wire as the buggy loom only has a single feed to both like the headlamps but these will all have individual fuses for safety.
Chris is happy as the engine spins over if you touch the wires together up front.
Chris has tried unsuccessfully to fit the new screen bottom seal and has had to trim the T top sides as it was a mm or so wider than the channel slot half way in then it jams solid so work for another day.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 18, 2014, 05:28:53 PM
Update of bits done today

1) prepared and painted wiper arms (now silver instead of rusty)

2) ordered last few bits needed (battery clamps/horn/bulbs)

Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 18, 2014, 07:59:35 PM
the pub wins tonight,
 so wiring from fuse boxes to lights is connected, column all connected with new wires soldered onto the ignition switch as the originals were well past it also got the plywood dash front panel cut and speedo/ switches fitted but now find the need to fit a top angle iron bar to the dash frame to mount it on.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 18, 2014, 08:05:34 PM
Sounds like you've made huge progress!!!

I can get hold of some foam to go between the dash and leatherette, let me know if this would be good.

All other bits are ordered, would be with me by Tuesday.

Enjoy the pub!

Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 25, 2014, 09:32:39 PM
not got far with busy evenings and a long weekend in sunny Bournemouth but got home monday afternoon and did the centre filler mod + welded the tank holes, Chris delivered more parts so got a top bar welded on to the dash frame then mounted the dash. put a seat in the rough position so he could try getting in, out and driving position all 3 were good so dash and column are ok.
 tuesday was again no buggy work so late this afternoon started wiring up again and fitting the horns.
 not to far off now but this saturday will be a no buggy work day and sunday is in limbo.
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/fb9f26ad6f2a5bc4f6f3e94187d56700.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/fb9f26ad6f2a5bc4f6f3e94187d56700.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 25, 2014, 09:43:07 PM
Are you leaving anything for me to do???

I will be over with my colleague tomorrow as agreed to do what we can, I will be free at the weekend, depending on your commitments maybe do a little on Sunday if you're about.

It's getting closer and closer to the grand switch on!
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 29, 2014, 07:46:35 PM
The dash went off for covering on friday so not much done, yesterday was the severn valley railways 1940'swar weekend, so had a play this morning and Peugeot 205 seats are not recommended for a lwb buggy and swb would be a non starter job.

Finished the drivers seat rear mount bar so we have up and down motion as well as the slide, then the passenger seat took another near 4 hours of cutting grinding welding in new bits and removing bits of seat until it bolted down and slid for and aft the up and down has died.

If anyone gets asked  do 205  seats fit in a buggy the answer is NO.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 29, 2014, 07:52:55 PM
Sounds like a nightmare, I'm sorry!!!

As long as they go back and forward it isn't a problem, so glad the did go in.

I think part of it is because they are French seats!!!

Apologies for the waiting re: dash etc, switches will be here Tuesday and will be mounted.

He might cut a new dash with your measurements and the 1 inch bar at back and sides. Switches will be in same area as the beetle ones were in a line.

Fingers crossed all will go well, I've painted that fuel filler neck, is there anything I can help with at all before the dash is finished?
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on July 02, 2014, 08:30:44 PM
Dash fitted, lights wired in,inch progress made.

Will wait for an update from snoopy.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on July 02, 2014, 08:57:13 PM
gave up at 8, one head light dip beam inop so will take the light to bits may be bulb or a wire problem and that is the one I did not strip down and bench test, every other light ok just needs wipers doing horn connecting, fuel sender screws, washer bottle securing and the bonnet can go on. push button starter wired in with a relay fuel sender unit is good.
next time you over can fuel it up and see if it goes.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on July 02, 2014, 09:00:13 PM
Oh my gosh!
Sounds good!
Typical that the one you don't test doesn't work, hope it's ok.

Am looking forward to Monday!

Thanks so much for your help!
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on July 06, 2014, 06:10:01 PM
Well finished the work saturday afternoon as seen on FB beach buggy page but the ipad would not load the pictures here all it does is paste my extreme curry knight not the selected buggy photo.
ready for collection now however on cleaning all the dust n crap off the screen it has angle grinding burn marks so needs replacing, also found out the no charging and unable to polarise dynamo fault the bottom brush is missing so a job for another day but just needs a role cage and seat belts then it is ready for the mot man.
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/fcc083319913e473172b2af7311ee5bb.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/fcc083319913e473172b2af7311ee5bb.jpg.html)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/cb24bd11f04b9eeea4d1c25e981721be.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/cb24bd11f04b9eeea4d1c25e981721be.jpg.html)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/kkkango/1a1c439dc1841c6befd5352cfdb7b12e.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/kkkango/media/1a1c439dc1841c6befd5352cfdb7b12e.jpg.html)

has be driven up the drive and turned around so I could set the headlights.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on July 06, 2014, 07:04:27 PM
Great news, I will hopefully be able to get across and collect Tuesday depending on transport, as it can't be driven.

It looks great, can't wait to do last couple bits!

Are the dynamo brushes something I could do???

Cheers for all your hard work Keith.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on July 06, 2014, 07:12:47 PM
get these ordered will take minutes to fit on tuesday.
http://www.machine7.com/product.php?xProd=2978&xSec=187
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Mikeohope on July 06, 2014, 07:13:26 PM
Wow, great job, well done to everyone who pitched in to that project...
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on July 06, 2014, 07:39:41 PM
Will get them from gsf
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on July 07, 2014, 09:42:29 PM
Dynamo brushes now in hand.

Got roll bar and seatbelts planned, hopefully by end of month!
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Jaysons Dad on July 07, 2014, 10:34:05 PM
This is a great example of the kindness people in the buggy club are willing to give to aid others. Well done Snoopy and helpers
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on July 08, 2014, 12:10:19 AM
Couldn't agree more, thanks to snoopy for putting up with me!!!

Also, cheers andy (chimp) for his help?
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on July 08, 2014, 09:49:35 PM
Collected this evening, dynamo brush fitted and now charging.
Chris backed it out onto the road for his first buggy drive and is happy with the seat position guess work then Cliff the recovery guy put it on the truck.
So if anyone needs a decent size recovery truck to move a motor Chris has the details of this  owner operated one.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on July 08, 2014, 09:56:16 PM
Got her back safety tucked away in garage.

Can't wait to get the final bits done before mot

Roll bar and seat belts fitted (anyone who knows of someone who can do a decent, inexpensive roll bar, please get in touch)
New windscreen

Then the customising and tinkering begins!
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Chimp on August 01, 2014, 05:04:51 PM
Got an update for us Chris?
How close are you to getting it on the road?
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on August 01, 2014, 05:07:59 PM
Only a small update at present.

Still tucked up in garage been started regularly.

In middle of organising for it to be transported to gloucester for rollbar measuring and manufacture/fitting.

Should be sometime next week, then install seatbelts and prepare for MOT
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on August 01, 2014, 05:29:43 PM
You sorted the screen glass yet
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on August 01, 2014, 06:06:07 PM
Oh crikey, no I haven't yet but have somewhere I can get it from so will do that after it comes back with roll bar.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on August 09, 2014, 10:47:28 PM
Hi all,

Bit of an update...

Buggy is booked in for rollbar this Thursday, when that's done, seatbelts will need to be done.
Then it's just a case of replacing the windscreen and asking Keith to kindly give her a pre-mot tune up.

HOWEVER...

I must say that things have not progressed as quickly as I'd like, as I now need to move from my house into a bungalow as I fell when using my stairlift last week.

Just means that I've got a bit more on my plate, but the buggy is almost done.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on March 07, 2015, 09:06:34 PM
HI ALL

BIT OF AN UPDATE... QUITE A BIG ONE ACTUALLY

Over the winter I moved into an adapted bungalow in Evesham which has helped me greatly.
I have not had any time to spend on the buggy, but it is safely tucked up at present thanks to Eddie the worlds best MOT guy.

In next few weeks it will be MOT'd and will be ready for the great British summer. Updates and pictures to follow soon.

Big thanks to Keith, Andy and Eddie. Youve all been a great help, without your help the buggy wouldn't have been built for some time.

Cheers
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on March 07, 2015, 11:27:04 PM
Aim for the road on april the first that gives you a month before the big stoneleigh show meet.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on March 08, 2015, 02:57:19 AM
I think that's actually something I could work toward without too many issues.

Will keep you up to speed.

Hope you're keeping well.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 08, 2015, 06:07:11 PM
Buggy has passed MOT

NOW ON THE ROAD! Finally!

Needs a re spray and alloys refurbed otherwise fine

Can't wait to drive it to shows

Huge thanks to snoopy, chimp and Eddie (MOT)
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Shaggy on June 08, 2015, 06:15:27 PM
Yay well done mate. See you on the road some time.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on June 08, 2015, 08:00:04 PM
Well thatss good news.

Ed  says you had a shift coupling failure as the plastic fell apart and the carb blocked up where it has stood again driving home, the sister in law passed you broken down being recovered.

sunday is stratford race course so have a look in the events listings.
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 08, 2015, 08:04:07 PM
Yup got a urethane upgrade empi one now.

Had to get a new carb but these are things that happen when you have a kit/classic car.

Hopefully picking it up tomorrow after daughters sports day
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 14, 2015, 08:51:11 PM
Buggy attended its first meet today at Stratford.

Had a great time and made good friends.

First of many...
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Doon L001 on June 15, 2015, 08:57:51 AM
Well done mate. Look forward to meeting you at Stoneleigh next year
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on June 15, 2015, 09:29:52 AM
Definitely going to be at stoneleigh

Shame we missed it this year, will be at NEWS though
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Shaggy on June 15, 2015, 10:11:04 AM
Well done. Be good to see you at N.E.W.S this year
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: snoopy on October 24, 2020, 08:12:03 PM
Chris sold this a couple of years ago and it was treated to a respray and retrim with new rims and tyres it turned up once at a meet with a new owner at 6,500 now looks like it has been a part ex against a car, very impressed with the mpg  https://www.maxsmotors.co.uk/stock
(https://i.postimg.cc/cCKSyHLB/chris-ex-bug.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: super gimmers buggy challenge
Post by: Supergimmer on October 24, 2020, 08:25:43 PM
Chris sold this a couple of years ago and it was treated to a respray and retrim with new rims and tyres it turned up once at a meet with a new owner at 6,500 now looks like it has been a part ex against a car, very impressed with the mpg  https://www.maxsmotors.co.uk/stock
(https://i.postimg.cc/cCKSyHLB/chris-ex-bug.png) (https://postimages.org/)

Was so gutted to see the buggy go, engine seized on the A40!

Glad to see it has seen some love in the meantime!

Would have another buggy again in a heartbeat!