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Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: Swanage 2021?
« on: March 09, 2021, 11:22:07 PM »
Flags & Karen - buggy and campervan - Thu to Mon
Matt & Sian - buggy and campervan- Friday to Sunday
Mark & Sue Buggy Tent Fri to Mon
Jon & Iryna - Buggy and tent Sat-Mon
G, Kelly-Ann & Aurora - buggy, camper van and small awning - Thu to Mon (No Breakfast)
Jazzy & Snowy - 2 x Vans, Glawning and 2 buggies - Thu to Mon
Andy R - thur to mon, tent and 1 buggy (well I can live in hope!)
Terry & Lois and possibly Libby, one buggy, one car (for tge camping gear) and one tent. Thurs to Mon.
Micky B buggy and campervan Thu to Mon
Big GP Buggy and Tent Thurs - Mon.
Tim & Cam & Les 2x Buggy’s with van
Wilf  1 x Buggy and tent, thursday to Monday
Chad, Ruth and Alex, 1 Tent, 2 buggies
George and Cath, 1 tent, 1 buggy

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: Quality wire for buggy build
« on: February 21, 2021, 10:46:39 AM »
I agree with Hugh. I have done a lot of cost comparisons across the wire suppliers and AES are generally good value for money and good quality cable too which you can buy by the metre or in a roll.
If you are looking for other parts like cut off switches, fuseboards or rolls of single colour wire then Beal.org.uk is so worth a look too.
And buy thin wall cable.

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: buggy re wire
« on: January 19, 2021, 10:35:14 PM »
Also in terms of wiring everyone is correct.

I have had to stop doing the kits as I simply don't have the time (they takes ages to do the bespoke diagrams) and found people were waiting weeks and weeks for me to get them didn't which I didn't feel was right.

I am still doing full wiring jobs at home  which includes all the wires in VW colours, new modern fuseboards, sleeving, original style crimp connections, battery cables etc. Everything from start to finish.

That's as long as you can drop it at my house just south of Worcester (village called Kempsey) and colelct a couple of weeks later :-)

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: buggy re wire
« on: January 19, 2021, 10:20:14 PM »
Hey I kow what colour it is

Its bluegreentorquoiseyjade  ;-)up

OR BS 5252 16-E-53
 8) 8)

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Introduction
« on: September 20, 2020, 10:02:49 PM »
Hi From me..

A MK 2 unmodified RAT with even rarer original side pods... My first buggy in 1192 was a MK2 Rat with side pods. So have a soft spot for them.

Although I did the unthinkable and cut the front wings back and cut the side pods in 2 and threw them down the local tip, but it was 1993.

Parts Wanted / Re: Type 4 flywheel hole plug
« on: July 22, 2020, 11:21:45 AM »
Have you tried Lee at Volksmagic?

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: French frog whith you
« on: May 11, 2020, 11:33:39 PM »
Hi Buddy,

Initially welcome to the forum.

Secondly as the designer of the Doon I never knew one had made its way to France. I know of ones in Belgium, Holland, Greece and even Morocco but not France.

Does it have a serial number under the bonnet. It would be nice to see a picture.


« on: April 27, 2020, 12:24:46 AM »
I have used the SPiYDA gauge wizard on a number of projects and its a brilliant little gizmo.

Can get the furl gauge as close to 100% accurate as can be...

Highly recommended.

Also try Lee Southerton at Volksmagic 0121 541 2278.

Lee has many many contacts in the VW world and can get most things. He got my last original coupling no problem.


Members Buggies / Re: Predator Beach Buggy Build
« on: March 31, 2020, 10:04:45 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys.

I really try to make it as easy as possible but as every diagram I do is bespoke and effectively started from scratch it always takes me much longer than I would want it to. It actually takes me much longer to draw the diagrams and put the kit together than it does for me to wire a complete buggy from scratch.  :)

Therefore I could not really make it a viable business and hence only really do it for forum members if they are willing to wait for me to get the kits finished in the spare time I have.  :D :D

Members Buggies / Re: Predator Beach Buggy Build
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:19:26 PM »
No problem at all Nav.

Sorry it took a little longer than planned but hopefully it will be easy to do.

Any issues just shout.

Enjoy the wiring.

Members Buggies / Re: Added to my collection
« on: March 16, 2020, 07:27:00 PM »
S004 is Mark's maroon Doon

Unfortunately S005 was the grey one we did for Volksworld that has since found its way to Greece to be ripped off by that **** company over there.

Members Buggies / Added to my collection
« on: March 12, 2020, 12:23:46 AM »
I know a few of you already know but thought it was about time I let others know, if you know what I mean  ;D ;D

I have purchased another buggy  ;-)up

No, I am not getting rid of my beloved Doon SWB 002 and never will, but I have only gone and agreed a deal to bring Doon SWB 001 home to keep it company.

Yes I have agreed to buy the first ever production Doon that was moulded, off Rich (my original co-conspirator in the design of the Doon).

Ruth has already marked it as hers, after a few modifications or so she tells me  ;D

Need to get the dust off it and get it started, but hopefully it will be heading back with me to Worcester way very shortly..

Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: March 03, 2020, 11:36:51 PM »
Hi Arran, are you bringing the buggy down or getting it sent down?

Only ask as I work less than 1 mile from Volksmagic.

Chad ;-)up

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