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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Running rich
« Last Post by GaryG on April 18, 2021, 06:33:14 PM »
Tweak on the mixture (half turn out) and raise the idle slightly ( quarter turn) seems to have improved things. Then I looked at the wires to work out why the screen washer and horn arenít working.....holy spaghetti Batman!
Strange way to do a body, I just look for a pig farm
great news  ;-)up

we will be booking the camping  :D

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Garry Wilson 
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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Tricks of the trade when taking a body off
« Last Post by Hugh on April 18, 2021, 09:10:16 AM »
No Steve I just want to give a garage a brief set of pointers that will possibly avoid issues or snags.

I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty but do always fear the consequences !

If I set about removing the body - I'd inevitably miss a few connected items, encounter rusted nuts that sheared off/couldn't be reached and then probably crack the body trying to lever it off.... Then trying to drop the body back on I'd probably crack the windscreen as it twisted, re-connect a wire wrongly and find I'd not re-connected something that was now totally inaccessible.

I'm also anticipating finding that with the body off other things come to light that will need attention eg a spot of welding, that I'm not set up for.

In another life I'd have a garage with a hoist (the MantaRay body seems on the solid/heavy side) and live in a street of buggy owners...
Are you planning on getting your hands dirty Hugh? 😲
Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Tricks of the trade when taking a body off
« Last Post by Hugh on April 17, 2021, 05:47:14 PM »
Snoopy has given me a very helpful brief list of what needs doing when taking a buggy body off.

Just wondered if anyone has further tricks of the trade when embarking on such a task:

If the wiring loom is in the body

Disconnect battery, engine wires, starter and earths front and rear, fuel pump, fuel line from pump to carbs, speedo (nothing else under dash)

Undo 2 of the steering coupling bolts and remove them

Cut tank outlet hose to chassis if tank attached to body

Possibly seats out

Rollcage out

Undo the bolts around the body check for front and rear mounts fitted off the front beam and the rear suspension castings

Then lift the shell off

Members Buggies / Re: 1962 GP mk1 SWB
« Last Post by Manxdavid on April 17, 2021, 05:25:28 PM »
JCBs are all wiired in yellow with identifying codes printed on the wires.
Members Buggies / Re: 1962 GP mk1 SWB
« Last Post by Buggybaggy on April 17, 2021, 03:18:48 PM »
The flip body GP that Adam Talbot buult was all blue wiring I think.
And my mate did his Volksrod all in black, but he did put circuit identifiers on. Just hope they haven't faded.
Members Buggies / Re: 1962 GP mk1 SWB
« Last Post by Delux on April 17, 2021, 09:12:48 AM »

I can imagine! Fashion before function...
VW Parts For Sale / Re: Folding Garage
« Last Post by cunningstunt on April 17, 2021, 08:41:03 AM »
Sorry it sold last night about 10 mins after i posted it on market place. so no longer available. I was going to post it on the facebook buggy pages but i'm blocked from posting on one and banned from the other.
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