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Newbie Area => Newbie Welcome Area => Topic started by: Davrian on November 19, 2017, 10:42:42 PM

Title: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Davrian on November 19, 2017, 10:42:42 PM
Hi all, I'm new here.

Just purchased the Glittterbug advertised in the trading zone so thought I should say hello.

I've always wanted a beach buggy and took my time looking around, the Glitterbug ticked most of my boxes so eventually having been communicating with Jim (the seller) for a month I made the 70 mile trip to see the buggy today with a trailer and so the story begins....

I didn't want a rot bucket requiring months of work but equally didn't want something with expensive paint work and shinny alloys, I want it to be reliable to use on the road and I would like to try trials with it as well, I am hoping to obtain an MoT fairly soon and then continue refining it from there.

I am located near Frome in Zomerzet if anyone is local?
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Sprint54 on November 19, 2017, 11:09:02 PM
Welcome to the forum,

You have found a good place here  ;-)up
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Dave DND on November 19, 2017, 11:09:59 PM
Welcome aboard mate - there are indeed a few members near to you   ;-)up
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Hugh on November 20, 2017, 07:47:45 AM
Welcome Davrian in Zomerzet from someone in the other Zider drinking county.

Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Manxdavid on November 20, 2017, 08:51:42 AM
Hello and welcome, it looks like a great honest buggy that you've bought there!

There used to be a great VW garage in Street, Arnie Levic's, is he still going? :-\
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: snoopy on November 20, 2017, 09:20:29 AM
Welcome to the scene as said you are not alone down there, Bear is in Bridgewater for one.
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Paul1953 on November 20, 2017, 03:26:39 PM
it`s a hi from me  ;-)up ;-)up
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Davrian on November 20, 2017, 09:11:43 PM
Thank you all for the welcome.

Not sure about 'Arnie Levic's' but I stumbled across a classic VW specialist just outside Street in some units on a farm they had recently suffered a fire tho so haven't investigated further.

Starting the search for parts now, 6v battery is first on the list and a replacement gearbox.
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Leebow on November 21, 2017, 11:12:33 AM
Hi davrian welcome to the forum hope u get it sorted n motd  :) ;-)up
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: mancityjeff on November 21, 2017, 06:02:36 PM
Hi Davrian
I'm just down the road in Evercreech
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: pepsi81 on November 21, 2017, 07:19:34 PM

Welcome, great bunch on here ;-)up
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Davrian on November 21, 2017, 07:51:54 PM
Hi Davrian
I'm just down the road in Evercreech

Cool, a stones throw, not seen your Buggy about tho?
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: chrisbarker on November 24, 2017, 07:34:27 PM
welcome to the forum buddy
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: bear on January 19, 2018, 10:52:38 AM
Hi from Bridgwater but donít hold that against me mine should be on the road in April hope to see you soon.
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Manxrod on January 19, 2018, 10:07:02 PM
Welcome Arnie is still in street
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: Peter on January 20, 2018, 11:31:17 AM
Brilliant, I do like Glitterbugs   ;-)up

Quote
Hello and welcome, it looks like a great honest buggy that you've bought there!

Its probably just me but I cant see anything  ;D Do you have a link to your photos ?

I had a 6 volt system years ago and switched it to 12 as its very easy to do, generator, battery, regulator and bulbs,
but I left the 6 volt starter in place, it literally tried to throw the engine out every time I started it up and never
burn't out, it's starting ability in sub zeeerrrooo temperatures was quite unbelievable  ;D ;-)up

Peter  :)
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: madmatt on January 20, 2018, 10:39:18 PM
I'm in Rode,posh part of Frome. 65 deluxe is in Westbury. Steve,Fromeflyer is frome too,he has knowledge. Squirrel is a good guy for mechanics,he's in pensford but he comes to my house to do work,no extra charge ! Steve's buggy will be wrapped in blankets this time of year,but I was out in mine Xmas eve.  ;D
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: madmatt on January 20, 2018, 10:42:55 PM
Oh,we'll worth an engine tune down at NE motors especially if you have twin carbs. NE is on down past cannards grave on the straight with the speed cameras.  ;-)up
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: madmatt on January 20, 2018, 10:46:36 PM
Steve and I are in the Bath aircooled club,do quite a few shows and drink alot :P
Title: Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
Post by: mad4slalom on January 29, 2018, 09:03:45 PM
Welcome, you came to the right place👍