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Title: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 22, 2013, 12:46:16 PM
I wanted a cheap form of transport to mess around with during the "summer" months and be easy to work on should anything go wrong. I originally planned to get a road legal quad bike, very cheap to run, but the insurance premiums were very high, and well, they're not that safe!
I moved onto looking at new road legal buggies such as quadzilla's joyners etc but again, insurance was through the roof and getting high quality product looked slim. Most had big issues and weren't cheap or easy to fix. That then led me to vw buggies.
Classic cars, easy to work on and cheapish to run.. Looked like a winner and the researching began.

A few months later and a lucky ebay win I ended up with my very first buggy!

It was a non-runner. Required a decent amount of rebuilding to get working but its running sweet as a nut now
Rust free (some surface rust but a quick wire brush will sort that) she was a bargain. It could do with a makeover paint and interior wise, but thats going to be saved for over winter when shes off the road and living in the garage.

It's a 1962 Short Wheel Base with a 1584cc Type 3 engine, adjustable coil over rear suspension.

Drive on the beach!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1JtrswkJ4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1JtrswkJ4)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2012-06-11170101.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2012-06-11170136.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/483314_10151927939950029_2079234918_n.jpg)

Heres a few pics of the restoration.... Still in progress!

Fred Flinstone inspired Rust removal...

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2012-12-29184736.jpg)

Final mock up of the rear rusty bits and the plate I've made to weld into it and fix it up..

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2012-12-29184819.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2012-12-29184807.jpg)

 (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-01-14125538.jpg)

painted my first coat of hammerite yellow to the floor pans! woohoo progress!!

 (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-02-19153402_zpscd14ea02.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto
Post by: apmaman on March 04, 2013, 02:14:11 PM
Well thats all the painting finsihed as far as the chassis and metal work is concerened. The floor pans and everything else I could make hammerite yellow are now, uhh, yellow!

The cibie's will be left until I get the shell done as I want them the same colour.

After a fair bit of swearing and threatening the exhausts with the angle grinder I got them off and gave them a quick going over with the wire wheel to get ride of the rust. They're pretty badly pitted but no major holes. Just a few tiny pin head ones I can seal up.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-03-04134116_zps2a952fcd.jpg)

Just need to convince the old boy to help trailer off the shell somewhere to get painted then stick it all back together again....  :o
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 19, 2013, 07:18:54 PM
Any recomendations for high temp paints? got the cannons quoted at £150 to get rechromed, and well thats faaar too much. Almost cheaper buying new ones.

I wont get the full chrome effect but I was thinking high temp silver? Should look alright  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: kenny h on March 20, 2013, 11:00:20 AM
Any recomendations for high temp paints? got the cannons quoted at £150 to get rechromed, and well thats faaar too much. Almost cheaper buying new ones.

I wont get the full chrome effect but I was thinking high temp silver? Should look alright  :-\ :-\

See the thread in Beach Buggy Help Zone » Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust help » Exhaust coating  ;)


Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 27, 2013, 03:11:00 PM
Off to the paint shop we go!

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/392635_10152689409330029_1490830411_n_zps2e2b1b00.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Shaggy on March 27, 2013, 03:31:56 PM
Are you keeping it sunburst yellow mate or going for something else entirely
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 27, 2013, 03:54:15 PM
It's staying yellow.

I had thought about matching it to my daily driver... Skoda's new Rallye green but i dont want an overly expensive paint job that'll get ruined with cracks etc as this will be driven not just looked at...


Green..
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/IMG_20130118_201826.jpg
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 05, 2013, 04:56:12 PM
Got a phone call from the paint shop. It's ready for pick up monday morning... Exctied to say the least haha.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 08, 2013, 12:50:47 PM
yahoo!
 (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-04-08112041_zpsd86e34b5.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on April 08, 2013, 05:16:42 PM
yellow on yellow is a good idea as any scratches will not stand out. the VHT exhaust paint in Halfrauds works well.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: volksrod on April 11, 2013, 08:29:27 AM
suspect this a modified MKIII,we only made 20 MKV in the early nineties
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 11, 2013, 04:28:05 PM
Any ways to tell? I'll have a look under the front wings to see if I can find any repairs to change how the lights are positioned.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: volksrod on April 14, 2013, 09:13:23 AM
That's the only way really,I can tell from the laminating though ;)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Peter on April 14, 2013, 09:17:16 AM
Quote
I can tell from the laminating though

Phew!  :D :D :D :D :D :D  ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 14, 2013, 09:40:52 PM
Had a look under and I couldn't see any noticeable marks but that could just be down to whoever did it make a good job haha!

Anyway did a little bit of work between shifts at work. Ordered a whole load of stainless bolts screws etc etc. Replacing everything I can with stainless so I'll hopefully never have to deal with rust again!!

New rear lights and stainless steel reg plate holder, the one I had before was terrible plastic  bleugh. Also re-done the headlights to match the new yellow/black theme I've got going on...

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-04-14192830_zps6ad744e5.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-04-14192830_zps6ad744e5.jpg.html)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/P1020101_zpsd7e04a2a.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/P1020101_zpsd7e04a2a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Shaggy on April 14, 2013, 09:56:35 PM
Don't use stainless on the chassis suspension it's not got the raising for it ..... 8.8 for some and 12. For the front beam to front clip. The stainless will either stretch or shear under stress loads
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 14, 2013, 10:11:54 PM
I'm not using it on critical area's like suspension or anything like that. Just on things like bolting the lights through the shell, the interior stuff like the fuse box. All that kind of stuff. I had real trouble as almost every nut and bolt was totally buggered and rounded off cause of rust.

I was thinking about stainless bolts for holding the shell onto the chassis but I duno. Dont know if they'd be strong enough. I would think so as I've got 7 bolts per side and 4 at the back, 2 at the front and 2 in each side above the wheels as I have little seating plates that line the shell up.  You can see them on the pic of the buggy on the road just before I got towed to get welded. beside the rear wheel sticking up and on the front suspension. They're held in with the same bolts that hold on the shocks.

I think they'd be ok as there are so many of them all taking the strain.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Shaggy on April 15, 2013, 11:08:21 PM
they should be fine for bolting the body on to the pan ;-)up and securing other simple bling stuff to the body ;)
Its just that some folks think a bolt is a bolt, they end up using stainless bolts on stuff that they really shouldn't, like bolting the front beam on to the floor pan or on the suspension or braking system.... to me that's a no no as they can be put under stresses that stainless bolts are unable to take.
Just letting others know  ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 16, 2013, 05:44:11 PM
Yeah there could be some serious issues if someone were to swap in bolts that weren't up to the stresses placed on them.

Good to hear they'd be up to the job on the shell. Thats where most rounded off as I think the carpet held in water over the years and it took its tole on some of the bolt heads.

I got some stainless steel seat sub mounts and double locking seat slides off flatlands engineering today, so I'm going to see if I can fit my old seats to them for just now before I can get new ones. They are in real need of re-trimming but I think it might be cheaper just to get newer ones instead.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 24, 2013, 07:35:35 PM
So with my first day off I've had in a while that I've not spent with the Mrs I made an active effort to get on with the bug.

I got some stainless steel seat wedges from flatland engineering and some seat runners too.

All bolted up.. Yum Yum
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-04-24164231_zps2f70e3d0.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-04-24164231_zps2f70e3d0.jpg.html)


Aww shi... The holes are just a tad too short!  :-[
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-04-24165951_zps9165b4df.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-04-24165951_zps9165b4df.jpg.html)]

A little grinding work and TaDa!
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-04-24174543_zps4abff4c0.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-04-24174543_zps4abff4c0.jpg.html)

Just gotta measure up the floor pan to drill now! and get new corbeau seats, but I cant afford them at the mo...

Still waiting for the dash to come back though as thats holding me back from starting the re-wire...
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Shaggy on April 24, 2013, 08:07:06 PM
would have thought about 250 quid would cover them comfy looking seats... ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 24, 2013, 08:58:00 PM
looking into it. id like to keep them for keeping the bugs history.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Steve on April 28, 2013, 11:16:34 AM
So with my first day off I've had in a while that I've not spent with the Mrs I made an active effort to get on with the bug.

I got some stainless steel seat wedges from flatland engineering and some seat runners too.

All bolted up.. Yum Yum
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-04-24164231_zps2f70e3d0.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-04-24164231_zps2f70e3d0.jpg.html)


Aww shi... The holes are just a tad too short!  :-[
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-04-24165951_zps9165b4df.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-04-24165951_zps9165b4df.jpg.html)]

A little grinding work and TaDa!
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-04-24174543_zps4abff4c0.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-04-24174543_zps4abff4c0.jpg.html)

Just gotta measure up the floor pan to drill now! and get new corbeau seats, but I cant afford them at the mo...

Still waiting for the dash to come back though as thats holding me back from starting the re-wire...

were they pr-drilled? if not were they easy to drill, stupid question I know, but I need a pair at sometime in the future as my seats sit smack on the chassis and are a bit uncomfortable without them being angled backwards.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 28, 2013, 05:40:39 PM
the stainless wedges were pre drilled from flatlands to the seat runners they sell. they bolt together well with m8 bolts.

my seats however were a tad too 'long' between bolt holes so i had to grind the last oval slot in the runners a few mm more to fit.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Steve on April 28, 2013, 05:44:31 PM
Hmm. I think they do undrilled ones,  I need them to line up with the holes I already have in the floor.
they look nice with the runners you have though
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 28, 2013, 07:35:41 PM
im sure they would if you asked them too.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on May 04, 2013, 03:57:32 PM
Ok so finally got my drivers seat 100% fitted into the car.

Took the plunge to drill some new 12mm holes in and I've used these plates under the floor so if it does go all horribly wrong at least the bolts wont pull through the floor and leave me in a right mess.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181045684531?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

I also go the seat sliders to work really well. I set them so that I can move the seat forwards up to 10'inches from its maximum backwards position. With the seat forward gives me a place to hide some goodies then move the seat back so they're hidden.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 08, 2013, 12:43:52 PM
Got the dashboard back! Looks amazing with the deep crease's in the fabric. Can't wait to get everything mounted back up and soon to be rolling again!

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-06-08120930_zps98bc2a32.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-06-08120930_zps98bc2a32.jpg.html)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 10, 2013, 05:42:12 PM
Petrol Tank, bonnet, dash and front lights all fitted and routed through the front... It almost looks like a real car again! Just the dreaded re-wire to go...

I'm gonna have a bash at cleaning up the speedo gauge.. Might re-paint the metal ring as it looks a bit tired. Coming along nicely :D

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-06-10163335_zps12fc9a17.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/2013-06-10163335_zps12fc9a17.jpg.html)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 29, 2013, 04:12:20 PM
while ive been away in Amsterdam for a few days with the mrs a few things came for the buggy iv added today...

new land rover lights and a type 3 motor alternator.

fitted up
 (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-06-29141154_zps3bdb578d.jpg)

 (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-06-29141200_zps2924e1f8.jpg)

all i need to do... wire wire wire and paint the tin wear ;-) which im gonna do just now. got a week annual leave now so gonna get it done. deadline is 13th july!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on June 29, 2013, 08:41:31 PM
that is coming along nicely only 2 weeks left and the worst is already completed.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 30, 2013, 10:52:00 PM
yeah it coming along nicely.

hit a bit of a snag with the alternator i noticed after fitting it up to check for sizes etc. the bolts that held on the dynamo are too short to clear the alternator fixing bracket.

im not sure what to do. got a few options. i dont suppose you'll know if those bolts on the fanshroud unscrew?

the one on the far left did. i cant feel a bolt head on the right hand one and so far its not budged. since the left one did i cant help but think that one should too

my idea was to grind it off the re-tap the hole if it wont come out.

one step forward 2 back eh!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 05, 2013, 05:02:47 PM
Well im at my witts end with the wiring. i just cant seem to get anything going on the starter or ignition side of things. got all the lights going though.

called in some professional help to hopefully finish the wiring off. looks like i will miss my deadline but i cant make the glamis castle show due to work as it is :-(

will hopefully be on the road asap. bit of a downer but at least the wiring will be done by a pro.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: kenny h on July 05, 2013, 05:10:23 PM
I feel for you mate :( I hate wiring :-\ bleugh :'( >:( 

Had a mission with mine and still not done properly, got headlights working but horn stopped working figured leave as is need headlights more as for horn I can just shout at people!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 05, 2013, 05:20:35 PM
haha shout and throw stuff is the solution for everything!   ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 07, 2013, 05:30:17 PM
its alive!!

turns out im not such a terrible electrican after all

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJPsHgI6NIY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on July 07, 2013, 08:06:21 PM
great stuff a running engine is good for motorvation as it can be driven .
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 07, 2013, 08:19:31 PM
need the seat first... or do i?!?! :D

it has been great. i know im nearly there. ive wired everything but the wipers. ill do them and neaten everything up. get insurance amd whisk it 2mins down the road for an mot and tax.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hazel on July 07, 2013, 08:23:27 PM
I know of someone who went up to Blackpool in his Mini, had the seats robbed while he was up there and (supposedly) drove back on deckchairs  ???
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: kenny h on July 07, 2013, 09:00:22 PM
I know of someone who went up to Blackpool in his Mini, had the seats robbed while he was up there and (supposedly) drove back on deckchairs  ???
Years ago I had the drivers seat stolen out of my hire car in Fuertaventura and drove back to the airport sitting on our bags ;-)up :D ;D ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hazel on July 07, 2013, 10:59:17 PM
I know of someone who went up to Blackpool in his Mini, had the seats robbed while he was up there and (supposedly) drove back on deckchairs  ???
Years ago I had the drivers seat stolen out of my hire car in Fuertaventura and drove back to the airport sitting on our bags ;-)up :D ;D ;D

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 11, 2013, 10:02:15 PM
 ;D ;D

who in the right mind would steal the drivers seat on its own?!? hahaha!

in build related news... tidying up the wiring and starting to mark out the new carpets i got from cbsonline.

iv also made my own custom wiper wiring loom. very ugly looking but only real way i could get the wipers to work on the.switch i have

 (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-07-11215246_zps02bd2b80.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Chad on July 11, 2013, 11:36:55 PM
Hi Buddy

Take a look here

http://www.beachbuggy.info/index.php/topic,2206.msg24006.html#msg24006

Chad
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 11, 2013, 11:46:31 PM
Hi Buddy

Take a look here

http://www.beachbuggy.info/index.php/topic,2206.msg24006.html#msg24006

Chad

ahh awesome. thanks!

that looks a lot easier than what i eventually got in the end..

 (http://www.volkszone.co.uk/VZi/attachment.php?attachmentid=47073&d=1372953885)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 17, 2013, 07:54:01 PM
the past few days have been nonstop getting it ready for its mot.

finished doing all the leccys so everything works bar the fuel guage. it worked the first few starts etc but now stuck on 0.
is. would this fail an mot?
 now im waiting for some bolts fo hold the seats in and two of those tiny little speedo dash light bulbs for the indicator and one for the dash to illuminate.

hopefully in the road for monday :-)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on July 17, 2013, 09:10:20 PM
fuel gauge does not matter for mot, try shorthing the wire on the sender to earth it should then go full scale on the gauge. then you know nothing is a power problem , showing full is a tank sender or tank earth faulty
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 19, 2013, 06:21:16 PM
cheers snoopy. got it working after shorting it and fiddled with the ground wire. all good.


few mot questions though...

brake lights. do they need to come on when the key in pedal pressed but ignition off? mines come on when ignition on and pedal is pressed.

wiring... iv not put carpets or anything in yet and you can see the main loom on the floor. out the way of any pedals etc but visible. will this fail? main loom tucked to bulkhead and accelerator pedal hits the body shell before contact with loom.

speedo lights.
with key in. ignition off
genny indicator and oil lights are all solid on....
when ignition on genny and indicator go out and oil remains till running.
will that be alright? 
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 27, 2013, 07:06:27 PM
Ok so my mot status is still at 0.
 
i took it in and the chap said before he'd mot it he would give it a dry run, as its just restored etc to see if i had missed anything.

i got a wee list which is good. fairly basic stuff mostly around the brakes.

i thought my rubbish brakes were due to my rear cylinders (which i had with my for him to install) being god knows how old. the extent of the rubbishness was shown to be a whopping 3lbs of pressure put down by the brakes.... so its off to bleed and adjust...

my emissions were a bit high and the handbrake needed work and thr brake fluid reseviour wasnt as secure as he'd like it to be. other than that said it was fine.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: volksrodAiden on July 27, 2013, 07:26:22 PM
I dindt think they got tested for emissions??(depending on age) i thought it was just a visual inspection? or so i thought may be wrong.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 27, 2013, 07:35:49 PM
i thought that too but he said not to worry about it too much. i got a no-no for my ahooga horn too which are legal pre68.. as mines is a 62 i thought id be alright but got told no
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Shaggy on July 30, 2013, 03:32:31 PM
Ahooga horns are not legal according to my MoT man. he said you can have one fitted on a car on a separate switch to your standard horn though.
They can check emissions but they can't fail it as long as its pre 80s
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on July 30, 2013, 04:42:04 PM
as Shaggy says emissions test is for visible smoke only.
pre 73 you can have a fancy horn as after that they have to be a continuous and uniform sound
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 30, 2013, 08:55:29 PM
yeah he said not to worry about emissions but ill set the carbs a touch leaner just to be safe. as for the horn its simply swapping over the wires.

ive corrected most of the stuff i got advised on when it got inspected and added in some carpets too. good as the hide the cable loom etc etc. it really does look like a finished buggy now.

just waiting on some new wheel nuts in the post, bleed the brakes a few more times just to be sure and then off to mot...again... haha!

i have noticed that the machine7 screw in wheel studs knock the drum shoe retaining springs. ive cut off 3 threads(5mm) and all good now. might be worth mentioning for someone.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 05, 2013, 09:11:54 PM
Got some oil in the rear brake drums so i know i need new oil seals in and new shoes no doubt.

thanks to manxdavid i know i have a 68+ rear swing axle but cant seem to find the correct drums for it with 205 pattern. each side is different styles too.. right hand being "plain" and the left has a somewhat patterend design... so off to look for reference in the future. or might just go disc if i can find a cheap setup.

 www.beachbuggy.info/index.php/topic,510.msg3890.html#msg3890

good news is this pic :-) 99% there

 (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/2013-07-25133724_zps4c42551b.jpg)

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Manxrod on August 06, 2013, 06:39:41 AM
Looks cool ;-)up
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Post by: Buggybaggy on August 06, 2013, 12:25:05 PM
Yep, as the man above said, looks coo. ;-)up
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Post by: apmaman on August 24, 2013, 08:16:44 PM
Passed its mot! but having serious engine problems :-(
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Post by: muzzy01 on August 25, 2013, 09:10:06 PM
Something about the volksrod I love it
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Post by: apmaman on August 26, 2013, 03:54:47 PM
cheers muzzy!

while im still having some engine troubles id like to thank everyone who commented and helped me out.
the comments helped spur me on when i was stuck at certain points and gave me a boost to get cracking on!

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Post by: apmaman on September 26, 2013, 05:01:31 PM
Well thats the bug all tucked in for the time being. Well the forseeable future as I've now got myself into 3rd year at Uni. In the true "hippy" spirit continuing my studys in Engineering but based on Renewable energy production.

Sad to see it sitting but hopefully we get a bit of snow so I can razz it for a day but tbh it's going no where any time soon.


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Post by: apmaman on April 06, 2014, 09:26:02 PM
Says it all.... Wiring and those "unique" postures buggy builders seem to get themselves into....

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Post by: Hazel on April 06, 2014, 10:00:50 PM
 ;D ;D

I've been doing similar postures under the chassis recently  ::) it's a buggy builder thing  ???
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Post by: Roadrunner on April 06, 2014, 10:03:54 PM
I absolutely hate being in that position, makes me claustrophobic  :o.

I have been wiring up mine, but it wasn't so bad with the bonnet off and the seats out.
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Post by: apmaman on April 06, 2014, 10:06:46 PM
:) :) I always think what if someone could see me with these legs just dangling there hahaha!

I think if I took the seats out it would of been a bit better, but I really couldnt be bothered with the hassle and just got on with it.. I had every intention of completely cleaning up my wiring, but I've just been trying to neaten it up a bit and just make sure everything is 100% secure.

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Post by: Buggybaggy on April 06, 2014, 10:11:31 PM
That's one chunky clutch pedal.  ;-)up
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Post by: volksrod brian on April 06, 2014, 10:31:47 PM
Not the best place to take a "selfie" :D
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Post by: apmaman on April 06, 2014, 10:42:07 PM
 ;D ;D

Anything for a selfie!
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Post by: Jazzy Early on April 07, 2014, 09:38:42 AM
pictures of me under the dash at stupid angles and legs splayed to support myself, have all been destroyed, have to protect myself somehow…. !!!!

and I might add, they where not from the current build

yours is looking good.
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Post by: volksrod brian on April 07, 2014, 10:29:30 AM
Are you doing a fix or making better?
There comes a point where I'm gonna have to make mine a better. Some of it was a get it going kind of fix :)
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Post by: apmaman on April 07, 2014, 04:32:15 PM
I did a resto, but rushed my self with the wiring to get it passed its MOT. Unfortunately in my haste I did a pretty poor job wiring it up and im trying to sort it all out now that I have a bit of time. I think a few poorly crimped connectors and the odd bad earth were showing there faces! Been soldering all the crimps that look a bit suspicious and making sure everything is nice and tight.

Bit too late to neaten it all up but i suppose its a deterrent to thieves! If i struggle to find where things go im sure they will too  ;D

Should of just done it properly first time around but lessons learned for the next one!! ;-)up :D

I have been fiddling about more with a dwell meter I got a loan off a work bud. My dwell reading is spot on at 44°  but the tacho says 1800 rpm but I think its a bit high, doesnt sound that when its idling.. I do have a 52mm pod one coming I am going to install inside the engine bay so making tune ups a bit easier knowing what rpm the engines at.

My oil pressure also starts at about 2 bar then steadily drops, the oil pressure light isnt on but it sits about 1 bar which seems a bit low... 30psi to about 15psi in old money. Still to put in the temp sender as the sump bolt.

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Post by: apmaman on April 08, 2014, 05:35:48 PM
I'll do anything to avoid revising for my exams next week....

Got my wee RPM gauge fitted inside the engine bay, so I can hold the revs at fixed rpm's and adjust the mixture to remove any pops bangs and missfires. Seems to be great up to 3000rpm now, but if thats the same when its under load, who knows!  ::)

god bless the person who invented cable ties!

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Post by: apmaman on April 24, 2014, 06:18:37 PM
today I recovered from a huge end of exam hangover with some car tinkering...

I re-jetted my ICT's to have new jets which will hopefully end all my running problems, but i somehow doubt that :P As they were out I thought I'd try the myth that boiling carbs in lemon juice will clean them.
No pictures unfortunately but they are like brand new! the right hand carburettor was significantly more dirty inside than the left hand, which perhaps that one was running richer?
Anyway I am amazed how well they came out, I had a small pot just big enough to cover the carbs, split in half with the jets out, little internal filer and the pump inside it. Then added about 400ml of lemon juice and the rest was tap water... 20mins later they were like new..

The smell is horrific though, not much better than the smell of traditional carb cleaner but make sure you do it outside on a gas hob, it stinks. 
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Post by: apmaman on May 09, 2014, 05:42:38 PM
Got to play with a laser engraver today.... Got the eye of ra engraved on some spot lights. Not the best picture but hope you can see...

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Post by: ALABAMA ANDY on May 09, 2014, 10:56:54 PM
Aint that the name of a Frank Black album ?
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Post by: apmaman on May 11, 2014, 01:32:50 AM
 ;D ;D I have no idea, but it sounds a bit before my time  :D :D ;) ;)
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Post by: ALABAMA ANDY on May 14, 2014, 12:43:03 AM
Frank Black...........
Lead singer of The Pixies.
Mind you.....I am old  :D
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Post by: apmaman on May 14, 2014, 07:53:45 PM
Ahh I know of the pixies, never knew he was the front man.
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Post by: apmaman on May 23, 2014, 11:02:54 PM
Well I've had a miserable few days with the buggy and my daily driver..

As far as the buggy is concerned I had plans to phone a VW specialist and get the buggy tow'd down to get a good setup so I could have a decent bit of fun before getting it fine tuned on a rolling road.
Little chance of that as yesterday I started the car up to ensure oil pressure was ok and that all the 'leccy things worked I heard a really loud banging clanking noise from 3 or 4 cylinder. Engine off and poo excreted.  :'(

After some great advice on here I've ruled out spark plug damage so it has to be either the piston ring has gone or I have been a complete bellend and let something drop into the inlet manifold while refitting the carbs. (im starting to think this is whats happened)
I hope to god its not that, but whats done is done I suppose so can only sort it out.
Ironically the engine has seized with it set at top dead centre, but I cant rotate back or forward to check what cylinder its on. Not that it really matters now!
So annoyed as it was so close to being on the road for the first time in 2 years!! Will be 2 years next month I got the buggy, so I was looking forward to getting it on the road but oh well......

Will ring the garage to see if he's willing to take the job on and to take the top, and probably bottom end of the engine off and see whats happened and what needs to be sorted out. Hopefully it wont cost too much but I am doubtful lol.

To save myself from setting the buggy on fire I swapped out the sump bolt for one that has a temp sender and connected it all up the the wiring I had fed in. Hopefully it'll work come the time it fires up again. Changed the oil too while I was at it.  ::)
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Post by: apmaman on June 02, 2014, 01:03:23 PM
Off to the garage we go!

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Post by: Tonysbug72 on June 02, 2014, 06:43:46 PM
Here's hoping its not overly serious where you taking it?
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Post by: apmaman on June 02, 2014, 08:11:15 PM
Took it to Alister Leith in Dundee, down at verdent works.

Something had fallen/got sucked into the carbs while I was doing a tune up. Looks like whatever it was has broken off part of the pushrod and left it in on the piston.

They stripped the head and took the bit out. Werent too pleased about some things with the buggy, the lack of tinware under the car.. i should be using different carbs, the clear dizzy caps are sh..e etc etc. Said not to bother with a rolling road setup as it was a waste of time. Not sure I agree with that but hey ho.

I asked them to tune it up after the rebuild but they said they couldn't  ???


Hope your not doing anything as daft as I am with yours haha! ;-)up
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Post by: Tonysbug72 on June 02, 2014, 09:38:01 PM
Lol just running what's in it lol 1600 single port have another 1600 twin port sitting but engine in it runs so if it ain't broke n all that lol
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Post by: apmaman on June 02, 2014, 10:55:59 PM
Haha yes! If it works, leave it well alone... Lesson learned. Saying that mines was a bit keen to pop when I first got it but it ran fine other than that.... Should of stayed well away from my screwdrivers.
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Post by: apmaman on June 29, 2014, 02:54:59 PM
Well I've FINALLY got her back on the road :) Done a tour from Dundee to Errol and back, bit of motorway and then A roads. I cant believe how well it runs. Needs some fine tuning on the suspension as still way to much +ve camber so it snakes about a bit, and a fairly strong smell of petrol its amazing!

The baffles I made up for the exhausts work well too, its possible to have a conversation in the car where before it was a shouting match :D

So happy to have it finally back on the go!

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Post by: Steve on June 29, 2014, 06:15:02 PM
The baffles I made up for the exhausts work well too, its possible to have a conversation in the car where before it was a shouting match :D
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I take it you take them out when the wifes with you  :D
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Post by: apmaman on June 29, 2014, 07:53:24 PM
Fortunately enough for me I dont have a wife, well at least not yet depends if she gets all broody or not! But they will be coming out for a photoshoot on friday with all the local cars folk.
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Post by: Steve on June 29, 2014, 08:39:55 PM
Fortunately enough for me I dont have a wife, well at least not yet depends if she gets all broody or not! But they will be coming out for a photoshoot on friday with all the local cars folk.
Thats it matey…just fall ln Lust not in Love  :D
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Post by: apmaman on July 02, 2014, 02:11:41 PM
Decided to tackle the wiring I did in the engine bay to neaten it up. I was having some concerens with the throttle cable shorting against the ignition coil, and I wanted to bling it up a bit with a Filter King, pics to follow.

It was all working well, but tbh I wanted to neaten it all up as it was a bit of a mess.

Lots of lessons learned with this, not to rush is the main one. Take it slow and be neat.
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Post by: apmaman on July 02, 2014, 08:27:51 PM
Well heres the fruits of a days work... tidy bay and added some extra rear lights.. not wired yet.

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Post by: Tonysbug72 on July 08, 2014, 04:27:26 PM
Cool I might see you running about considering just round corner lol
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Post by: apmaman on July 29, 2014, 10:54:06 PM
Yeah its all ready to go. Well I have the bonnet off again cause there was a strong wiff of fuel. should of replaced the feed pipe when I done it but was too lazy. Regretting it now!

Theres a big car meet on the 2nd at Halfrauds so hopefully the bits will be here in time so I can go, plus my work have been funny buggers with my shifts, only noticed they had been changed but they "forgot" to tell me. Not to happy! >:( Was meant to have the night off but they've put me on nights, haha no happening!
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Post by: Tonysbug72 on August 16, 2014, 10:44:27 AM
Lol cool so did you get to halfords show ?? I was through Arbroath meet couple guys fae the Aberdeen beetle forum I'm on works out there's a car meet in Arbroath beside McD's ect every Thursday so nipped through for a nosey wasn't that good a turn out due to rain lol
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Post by: apmaman on August 16, 2014, 04:26:52 PM
Yeah I was there. Was bucketing it down haha! Had to buy a towel in tescos to dry the seat before I went home haha! Cool. Might pop over one day once i've sorted the fuel leak. Got a new tank on order as I've replaced all the hoses but it still smells. Must be a tiny hole in the tank somewhere at the top, so just gonna get a new one as its pretty rusty inside atm.

If you are on that "beachbuggyforum.com" forum you can get 10% off coolairvw if you need new bits.
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Post by: apmaman on September 12, 2014, 04:37:38 PM
Small update..
The rear suspension of my buggy has annoyed me since day 1. The camber has been really +ve and makes for driving over 40mph to get "interesting" especially on uneven roads as the car pulls left to right and back as the road changes. Not good at all.

After much advice from people on here, and other mechanics who I've had do small jobs I firsly dropped the coil over suspension down onto the lowest setting, but this did nothing to change the camber. Lowered the car about 30mm or so but it was hard to notice.

I eventually bit the bullet and bought new boge shocks and fitted them in their place. All went smoothly and the rear ride was sorted out fine! Looked great as the camber returned to "normal" However as the camber pulled the tyres inwards unnoticed to me as the car would happily roll back and forward in the garage I didn't notice the lovely treat instore....

Last night I took the buggy out and turned it around on the drive way, so I could wheel it down the road a bit before starting it up at 730am to take it in for its MOT. During the roll around the car felt fine, got out the drive turned around and reversed up the drive.

Snap to 7am, I think I'll take the buggy along and drop it off for its MOT so I can pick it up after I finish uni. Roll down the drive and as soon as I jump in to start it I hear it, that sound of misery and disapair. The noise of "this is going to be expensive" Which ironically alot of noises this car makes sound like that!!!
The suspension had dropped the car down enough to cause my tyres to start to rub against the inside lip the volksrod has for running cables (I suspect) in a hidden fashion to the rear of the car.

FML.

With me out the car pushing its great, but soon as I'm in scrape'y mc'scrape. So.. drove it back around chewing the edges of the tyres a little and back home for 20 past 7am. My neighbours must love me.

Options...

Cut/Sand into the lip to allow the tyres to clear..
Get new smaller tyres for the back (hopefully someone will want BFG's got loads of tread, can sell them to help pay for new tyres)
Put coil overs back in and embrace the mad camber.

You can see the lip as it tails off around the rear 3/4 to the back. Its about 20mm and I can shave it off, but I suspect if I do this it will be ok for me in the car, but if I add a passanger or any decent weight of luggage it will probably come back. Plus I dont really want to mod the shell. its a good one and I dont see any reason to chop it up... Not to mention I have only got 10 litres or so of fuel in. filling the tank will add another 30/35KG to the weight of the car, all be it up front but this will take an effect as well with the extra 80kg or so for a person and say 10kg for luggage...

New tyres. I think I should be able to get away with 30x9.50 tyres as they are one inch less in width and diameter. or I could go with 235/70's which are smaller still. Just need to get rid of the old tyres but I dont know of anyone who would want/need them really. Could always put an ad up here but with no one being close I duno if I'd be sitting on them for a while.

Back to the old shocks. Nah the camber annoyed me enough as it is, plus I dont feel confident doing a spline re-adjustment.

Flush fit yo!
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All ready for the MOT in the morning...Will remove the spot lamps from advice here. Might see if I can relocate them slightly further apart.
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Post by: snoopy on September 12, 2014, 05:57:44 PM
Adjusting the rear camber is a simple enough job and is covered many times in books and on the web.you are to far away to offer help but if you want to talk it through 07952901250 is my mobile or 01386 446771 land line. 
An easy enough job.
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Post by: apmaman on September 12, 2014, 06:37:14 PM
Cheers snoopy. Yeah shame im in the foreign land haha! I will read up about it and see if its something I can do. If I get stuck I'll take you up on your offer! Cheers!
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Post by: snoopy on September 12, 2014, 08:26:46 PM
A simple explanation is wheel off, bottom shock mtg off,  remove hand brake cables and pull them back through about a foot, spring plate to axle bolts off, pull axle back out of plate, remove end plate bolts and lever spring plate free past casting taking car not to get hurt, mark line along top of plate onto casting and also spring plate position on torsion bar. Base setting marks so you know where you started from.
Pull off plate leaving bar in rotate up one or 2 splines pull out complete with bar and rotate down one or 2  splines then reassemble. To longer bolts are handy to help align the end plate sometimes.

Peter has a spline chart on his site for ride height difference and the number of splines each way to get it.
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Post by: apmaman on September 12, 2014, 10:29:13 PM
Cheers snoop. I seen that on Peters site. Very nice as there was a few buggys getting done at once. One ended up with lots of -ve camber, blue one I think. I would imagine to raise I just go the opposite from lowering.
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Post by: apmaman on September 21, 2014, 09:55:21 PM
Awesome to meet a few at the haggis hunt.

In the mean time I got tyres delivered while I was on holiday in the isle of skye, highly recommended! So a quick show of my new tyres compared to the old...
Going from 255/75/15 (31/10.50/15) to 235/60/15 basically

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And a birthday goodie from my brother. One for the gamers on here!
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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 16, 2014, 05:06:46 PM
Little bit of an update...

Ok, took the buggy in for an MOT and it failed on poor rear brakes, loose wheel bearing and steering wheel play.

I will start with the steering wheel play..
the play in the wheel was only a small amount, maybe 2mm but I decided to swap out the bearing after recommendations here. (Thanks guys) With the steering wheel and indicator switch off I was left with only the bearing, and a rather messy steering column shaft. Looks like whoever put the bearing in hated the car as much as I do right now ;)

Anyway lots of swearing later it was out and replaced. this time with the spring, locating washer and C-clip. A few more swear words and hammer love it was in and all sorted. However... The old bearing had a hole in the outer race where my indicator stalk would be secured to with the little hole for the bolt/screw. I shall have to find another way of securing the indicator stalk to the steering column... Yay....but there's no more movement or play in the wheel so I cant complain too much (but I will anyway, im scottish)

Now.. The brakes! For a while I have been umming and awwing at getting a full conversion to discs. Not just to look cool but because drums are a pain with the constant adjustment. Well, it was to look cool mostly but hey ho!
I ordered an EMPI kit from coolair and it arrived all nice an secure. The delivery boy wasn't impressed with how much the kit weights! Jeezo! hefty big of kit but comes with everything you need for an installation including bearings and new flexy lines.

Installation was alright. I'm no pro mechanic but the instructions are good. A few things got me confused about removing spacers which weren't there. Perhaps the kit gets updated every so often and the instructions dont.... Anyway all good.
My only problem was the rear of the discs werent machined deep enough and would just catch on the lower (I think king pin) housing. I'm sure if I let it they would have worn a groove out but the noise was horrible. So a few seconds with a dremel on the lower part of the pic and it was fine. Just 2 seconds was enough! Re-painted the part and installed the disc on.

The rest went on great with no problems and the wheels are back on...

The rear disc kit i ordered from a supplier who shall remain nameless now, but have a good reputation, have let me down big time. The kit was advertised in stock and money taken... A week went past and no news about delivery so a phone call later and my items, which are still listed as in stock now, were "missed" from an order from the states to come in. So I will have to wait for the next order to come in. Very disappointed and annoyed but the kit is a higher quality than the empi so I hope its worth the wait.....

Also a big word of advice when it comes to residual pressure valves...

Standard beetle threads on the brake pipes are m10x1 which might be of help. The EMPI kit pressure valves are not threaded to this, they are some weird and wonderful thread... I would avoid these and get other ones which are threaded for m10x1. ebay has a few of them but email just to be sure!
Wish I did that before hand but oh well!

Little bit of grinding was done under here....

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I like the silver black silver look  ;-)up
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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 30, 2014, 03:59:42 PM
Eeeek!  Rear discs :D :D Anyone want to stick these on my buggy?

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c310/arranp/FB_IMG_1414601948860_zps0kamwrzk.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/arranp/media/FB_IMG_1414601948860_zps0kamwrzk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on November 05, 2014, 08:34:46 PM
Well I got some free time today to work on the rear brakes. By spare time, I mean not doing my uni work ;) Made a deal with myself to do one side at a time, once a week. As not to distract me completely and to stop me from getting annoyed I wasn't making progress on the buggy.

Not much in the ways of progression pics, but I have a before and after! :D I noticed that my rear brakes were absolutely drowned in oil. The shoes were soaked in the stuff, so I guess I have an bearing seal leak.

Anyway after lots of too'ing and fro'ing I got the discs and calipers mounted up. Replaced the paper gaskets on the seal. Will check in the morning to see if any oil has appeared but im hopeful it wont... A little bonus from painting the caliper mounts Fluro Orange haha! Good deal on paint at "The Range" £5 a can cant complain! I done my daily drivers wheels in silver and they look pretty decent after 3000 miles so I expect these to last well. Was a toss up between fluro yellow, orange or pink. I might do the exhausts in it but I dont think it will take the high temperatures... Always worth a punt! Orange Exhausts! Ahaha!

I've gotta say the castle nuts were on super tight. My 1000w clark impact gun of death struggled to get it off. Needed a good 5 second trigger hold to get the nut loose which is quite a lot as it puts out 450Nm's at 3500 hits a min. Usually the gun just looks at bolts and they come out, but its much cheaper than an air setup, or faffing around with lots of breaker bars and contraptions that bolt into the drum/disc. Putting it back on was a lot less of an pain than I thought too. I bought a 300NM torque wrench from the Halfords Pro' range on the cheap from a few vouchers I had and its great. Didnt need to strain too hard to get it at the magic 215ft/lbs. The kit sugguests 250ft/lbs once the wheels are on so I might do that which will be the wrenches max.

You can see on the pic of the caliper that they gave me a tiny little flexy brake pipe to fit onto the hard line. I'm not keen on this at all, so I have ordered a longer (280mm) flexy line to replace the hard line and this little piece of poop. The hard line is connected to the axle, just where you can see it bend behind the exhaust, so it wont be too long but will look alot more professional.

I just have to put the handbrake cables in (and shorten them a touch) and this side is done!

Does anyone have tips for feeding them through and catching the cables inside the tunnel? I am going to clip the threaded ends off and use the shortening kit that came with the discs.

Old drum set up
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New caliper, oohhhahhh
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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Chad on November 05, 2014, 10:53:09 PM
Nice     ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 08, 2015, 12:41:48 AM
So is this normal? Grinding noses when I rotate the caliper, a little bit of bite while rotating. Not as bad when the tyres on and will rotate pretty easily but still makes the noise...

Just new pads & discs needing bedded in or alignment of the pad issue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14OaIKz0j_Q&index=2&list=UUtlbILXvtXYLGOb0q0dhEAQ
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 08, 2015, 12:51:30 AM
So is this normal? Grinding noses when I rotate the caliper, a little bit of bite while rotating. Not as bad when the tyres on and will rotate pretty easily but still makes the noise...

Just new pads & discs needing bedded in or alignment of the pad issue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14OaIKz0j_Q&index=2&list=UUtlbILXvtXYLGOb0q0dhEAQ



hahaha, wrong video link!!! can't edit it... This is the correct one. Doh! ;D ;D ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgQBdg4qm7w
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on February 08, 2015, 09:15:31 AM
If it is fine with the pads out put it together and bed them in the rotation of the disc will push the pads back that along with the seal pulling will give you the running clearance.
Did you chamfer the leading edge on the pad to help avoid it picking up on the disc.

If it is noisey with the pads out you need to find the contact area.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: grissley on February 08, 2015, 09:18:19 AM
that little short flex hose looks way to tight a bend , and wont help fluid flow as well as stressing the rubber to fracture.  a change there if I was you.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 08, 2015, 01:37:58 PM
Yeah that little hose as long gone, replaced the copper pipe with a longer flexy going from the bulkhead to the caliper to be safe.

I'm not sure what you mean snoppy, should I just bed the brakes in and it will sort its-self out after a few good stops as long as there is no noise with the pads out?

I will shape the pad as I have not done that, quick blast of 80 grit be enough I guess?
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 08, 2015, 07:02:19 PM
Ok so took the pads out and no noise when rotating the discs. I put pads back in, a touch more copper grease on the backs and sides just to be sure and all back up again. Still the same noise guess its down to the pads and discs being new and not ran in at all. Plumbed all the pipes and handbrake cables, just the adjusters on the handbrake lever to do.

I also put a lot of silicon grease on the guide pins to be safe as well, fingers crossed it'll all be fine when bled and on the road!

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: grissley on February 10, 2015, 08:04:48 AM
If you want to get your camber sorted and keep the tyres off the body fit a trekker rear axle /gearbox assembly with the reduction boxes and that will cure your problem

(http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq309/grissley58/584854_zpscfaf9703.jpg) (http://s458.photobucket.com/user/grissley58/media/584854_zpscfaf9703.jpg.html)

(http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq309/grissley58/236182_zps063776a9.jpg) (http://s458.photobucket.com/user/grissley58/media/236182_zps063776a9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: volksrod brian on February 10, 2015, 05:08:40 PM
that trekker rear end does look a good option to lift the rear end up :)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: grissley on February 10, 2015, 06:23:27 PM
that pic has modified shocks/towers which is not necessary
great set up for huge rear tyres as the gearing will be better suited
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on February 10, 2015, 06:57:16 PM
I guess 181-2 rear axles are hard and expensive to come by but you can also fit early van reduction hub boxes to a beetle transmission however you need to make adapters and flip the diff.
 a complete early van box with reduction hubs will severely limit your top speed.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: BuggySteve on February 11, 2015, 06:30:56 PM
You need the spring plates too as they are trekker specific. I have a full trekker 1500 box, axles, reduction boxes and spring plates sitting in my garage :D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 11, 2015, 06:41:41 PM
I had issues with camber using the massive BFG tyres and the coil over shocks. Since swapping them all to standard shocks and smaller tyres it sits well, infact much better than it did before.

I imagine the reduction boxes would be fantastic if you took it off road a lot.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on February 11, 2015, 06:48:02 PM
reduction boxes fitted lay down allow you to bunny hop on launch and get the rear wheels off the ground the draw back is going around corners is mmmmmmm very interesting as you can go full tyre contact to outside edge in a split second if you move the accelerator pedal.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 16, 2015, 06:13:08 PM
Brakes are done! Bled them today and they are a little spongy, but will need to drive on the road to get a real idea if they need rpv's installed.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Roadrunner on February 17, 2015, 12:12:37 PM
Brakes are done! Bled them today and they are a little spongy, but will need to drive on the road to get a real idea if they need rpv's installed.

I fitted one to the rear line, front was OK.  Did you uprate your master cylinder?  If not get a MK1 golf master cylinder and then buy one of the fitting kits from Heritage or machine 7.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 17, 2015, 02:04:30 PM
I put in a dual master cylinder from M7 a while back. If I pump the brakes the pedal goes rock hard after 2 or 3 pumps so I may have a little air left in there somewhere, or perhaps the rpv's will take up the slack.

Is there anywhere specific they have to go? or as long as they are in the line somewhere.. I would assume closer to the master cylinder the better to pressurise the whole line
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Roadrunner on February 17, 2015, 02:07:03 PM
Exactly, the closer the better.  The thing is a standard dual master isn't designed to push as much fluid as the golf mk1 master which had discs all round.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 17, 2015, 02:33:05 PM
Ahh, I see. I will keep an eye on it and if theres still trouble I suppose I can go down that route too. Cheers!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 19, 2015, 12:28:59 AM
Quick spin and the brakes feel ok, nothing amazing. I feel that I need to put the rpv's in.....

the rpv's I have are quite large and I'm having trouble fitting them anywhere near the m/c. Got the rear one on fine but the front two im struggling for room.... Near side side is ok for space, but I cant get the offside one to fit.

I could fit it directly into the caliper, but i feel if I done this on one side I should do to the other to keep pressures in the lines equal.... but is it really necessary to be on/right beside the m/c?

I assume as long as the piston in the caliper is primed with the pressure it should be fine? Therefore placing the rpv's on the calipers would be ok.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Dave DND on February 19, 2015, 09:06:18 AM
I fitted my front RPV`s just before the flexible hoses - work perfectly.

I figured that although they are supposed to be fitted as close as possible to the M/C that a few inches was not really going to make that much difference

(http://www.dndservices.co.uk/pics/Junk/Buggy/20148.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 19, 2015, 12:38:33 PM
Yeah thats what I was thinking, but even then still struggling for space as my rpv's look about twice as long as those ones. Not keen on bending the copper pipes too much as work hardening can snap them :(

Might replace it with a flexy pipe from the m/c into the bulkhead securing tab then into the other flexy back into the caliper... Never know, I'll bleed again with only the rear rpv in and see how it goes, maybe thats enough to bring the rear brakes on first and by the time they go on the fronts will be just at the biting point.

Failing that I'll just put them directly into the caliper... maybe not best practice but if it works it'll be much better than the pedal as it is now.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 02, 2015, 10:40:02 PM
Bleghhhh seriously hate this thing! Never should of bought it! I swear haha.

Took it into MOT, failed on its steering wheel bearing again. Theres slight rock vertical up and down on the steering shaft at the wheel.... So off home to have a look and I cannot get this to set at all.

With everything off just the bearing and the inner shaft inpalce with the outershaft there is a slight rock, it looks like its just movement within the bearing so I duno what to do. Tempted to say its just the bearing and ask for a retest... Anyway I put it back together and Im about suicidal with it  ;D :'( :(

If I put the indicator stalk on tight enough to secure it in place against the outer shaft. The steering wheel will leave a 1-2cm's gap between the boss and the indicator stalk.

Stress city, its just one thing after another :( :(
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Chad on March 02, 2015, 11:03:41 PM
Hi Arran,

Have you got the bearing sleeve on teh column (the silver bit shown here) ?

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/chaddoon/Parts4017.jpg) (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/chaddoon/media/Parts4017.jpg.html)

It basically takes up the slack in the bearing and is positioned similar to this,

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/chaddoon/antirattle2.jpg) (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/chaddoon/media/antirattle2.jpg.html)

Hope this helps
Chad
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 02, 2015, 11:10:47 PM
I dont have that no. Mines is a 62 column so in the new kit I got it was the bearing a spring and the cap to press the spring down.
(https://www.coolairvw.co.uk/Image/300/300/JPG/BBT%20PICTURES-FS-1370-020.jpeg)

Should I have one of those plastic sleeves too?
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Chad on March 02, 2015, 11:33:23 PM
Sorry buddy, don't know, only really dealt with post 67 stuff

Chad
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 02, 2015, 11:54:26 PM
Thanks! I might see what i can do over the weekend.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on March 03, 2015, 08:02:59 AM
The problems with mot pass/fail limits is that it is not specific so testers have to interpret what the good book means, it says excessive play so you can have movement and some cars are manufactured with movement it does not say any play is a failure.

If it is a newbearing and it is tight on the shaft and in the column there is nothing you can do except perhaps change your tester.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 03, 2015, 07:40:21 PM
This is what im playing with. I have about a 5mm gap but it seems to be uneven!? Wtf.... and a little play. U can hear it click when i push up and down... lots of sighs in this lol. Maybe 1mm of play hard to measure.

http://youtu.be/Klq4k4jABCo
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on March 03, 2015, 09:02:49 PM
More like end float than bearing wear, is the lower coupling rubber in good condition, have you tried moving the outer column up on its mountings.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 03, 2015, 09:18:27 PM
The outer column is secured to the shell wall above the napoleon hat, and the inner steering shaft comes out and onto the steering box etc.  Rubber coupling is new so I suspect it is in good condition.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/11051440_10155252720295029_1405656645_n.jpg?oh=a21541dd9baa671992f71aadbfe4013f&oe=54F8E3DD&__gda__=1425521548_1d9d383239477d58800860c1cd9f3d2b)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 05, 2015, 04:30:25 PM
Ok. So i fixed the steering issue. I decided to either cut the inner column a fraction or in a last ditch hope try and assemble without the spring or cap doodar.... thankfully came together fine. But i still have a little movement.

so im not sure if this is best practice but its all flush.. Will take it in and if it fails ill get them to sort it! Had enough!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on January 29, 2016, 07:09:08 PM
First time out the garage in nearly a year.... All problems sorted (or so I hope!) Just MOT and then get the tracking done since all new disc brakes new suspension shocks etc.

(https://i.imgflip.com/y9gbj.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hunter on January 30, 2016, 09:19:10 AM
Yahay Fantastic and good luck with the MOT  ;-)up

H
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 22, 2016, 08:58:21 AM
Ok, so to kind of re-cap and a "finish." The main problems with the steering issues were that I was having some slip on the inner side of the steering bearing and the steering column. Maybe the new parts are out a fraction, or the column on my buggy is a touch thin, who knows... It was only half a mill or so but enough to prevent the bearing from seating correctly, and allowing movement. I bit of a bodge to fix as I laced around some leccy tape where the bearing would sit and now its perfect, well at least I think so anyway! No movement apart from flex in the actual steering wheel its self.

While I was at it the indicator stalk wiring was very poor, so I decided to replace the whole unit. (One of the wires fell out of the stalk, and they're a nightmare to open up) This left me with another problem.

Repro' indicator stalks are different in that the switch for your fingers is a much more acute angle, coming towards the driver which interfered with the steering wheel if your hands were at the 10 & 2... Argh!!!!
I got a spacer of 20mm made up from aliu and that solved that! Got a new shinie mountney steering wheel and some new bolts to hold it all together and it looks good.

The cars pretty much done now, I think I might get a centre console made at some point, to intergrate the CD player, as im not 100% keen on it inside the glove box. Its a bit hard to reach from the drivers side. Other than that I suppose I'll carpets put in as well, I like the faux grass that B&Q sell I think that would be kinda funky. Probably get the wheels re-sprayed too..... and a stainless steel exhaust.....

So quite a lot left then haha!

 
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Dave DND on February 22, 2016, 09:24:42 AM
Glad its finished . . . . . .

. . . .  Looking forward to reading about the Rebuild     ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on February 23, 2016, 07:19:34 PM
MOT went through today! Huzza. The lads were impressed as its pretty much all done by myself. (With the ever present wisdom of all on this site)

Only "issues" were that the old seat mount holes should be filled.

So glad for it to be done. Very chuffed and thanks for all the help folks! ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on February 23, 2016, 07:28:09 PM
issue with old seat holes?

 they are there as water drain holes. probably a modern car tester ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 24, 2016, 05:45:26 PM
Well it was the first ever real car show I got the buggy to attend.

Dundee has its own transport museum and each year they do an "open day" to bring in the crowds. Lots of cool stuff in there, mostly buses mind you, so I decided to bring the buggy down for a laugh.

(http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a465/arranpayne/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_141427_zps5ug71txi.jpg~original) (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/arranpayne/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_141427_zps5ug71txi.jpg.html)
(http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a465/arranpayne/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_141432_zps1socmmct.jpg~original) (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/arranpayne/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_141432_zps1socmmct.jpg.html)
(http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a465/arranpayne/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_145835_zpskhnrml8b.jpg~original) (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/arranpayne/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_145835_zpskhnrml8b.jpg.html)
(http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a465/arranpayne/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_145850_zpsr4wuyi9c.jpg~original) (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/arranpayne/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_145850_zpsr4wuyi9c.jpg.html)
(http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a465/arranpayne/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_150031_zpsqn8zczse.jpg~original) (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/arranpayne/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_150031_zpsqn8zczse.jpg.html)
(http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a465/arranpayne/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_150115_zpsc9ajavbz.jpg~original) (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/arranpayne/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_150115_zpsc9ajavbz.jpg.html)
(http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a465/arranpayne/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_135355_zpspg2lx8kc.jpg~original) (http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/arranpayne/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/20160424_135355_zpspg2lx8kc.jpg.html)



Filled with too much petrol.... Oh the embarrassment haha!
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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Dave DND on April 24, 2016, 05:56:52 PM
Well . . . . It was obviously a bit nervous on its first day out   ;D

Looking good though  ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 24, 2016, 06:03:54 PM
Bit of a runny nose ;) Can't wait to get it out again now... bring on the sun
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: HUDGE BUGGY on April 24, 2016, 06:29:57 PM
Every Beetle/Buggy leaves it's mark, part of their charm ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Doon L001 on April 24, 2016, 06:42:50 PM
Just get a No Smoking sign - sorted
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 02, 2016, 10:02:44 PM
Well firstly.... Dave! Thanks for the buggy stickers arriving so fast, the business cards and also spelling my name right! So often its written wrong! Will have a pic of the branding soon as....

Secondly. Ever since i got the bug the steering was very vauge and would weave getting past 45mph. Not so good when your wanting to get on the motorway.
So i saved this as the "last" job once it was road legal. (Is there ever a last job!?!?) To finally put the major stuff to rest and have a useable buggy.
I bought a full set of track rod ends and booked into a garage to replace them all and do the tracking at once. A days work if that.... or so i thought!

I gets a call after a day saying that the new ends dont fit the short rod. Odd i thought but you never know with this bloody bug. They didnt fit because the rod was threaded for only right hand threads only, and it didnt use the angled rod end. They were all straight....
Turns out instead of using the correct ends the rod was bodged and bent to "work". This bend was only found when being tracked as it couldnt be set...

After all that the day wasted i ordered a new short rod and boom! Steers like a champ now! What a difference. Only had it to 50 but its so much better!

Im glad its all done now, time to get some real miles on it now!! Whoop!

Theres a local car show at the weekend too so its time to take the exhaust baffles out and put a fair few barryboy corsas to shame  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Dave DND on June 03, 2016, 10:34:14 AM
Well firstly.... Dave! Thanks for the buggy stickers arriving so fast, the business cards and also spelling my name right!

Glad you got them safe mate - looking forward to a picture of the sticker fitted   ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: blinggp11641 on June 03, 2016, 10:01:57 PM
hi what car show in on ? is that the one at errol  next sunday
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 03, 2016, 10:28:15 PM
It's called "Big in Dundee" https://www.facebook.com/events/559684767519569/

Its organised by a bit of a boy racer car club, but each year gets about 2/300 cars. So its a bit of a mad one! I'm hoping to get to the errol classic show as well. thats a good show too.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: blinggp11641 on June 03, 2016, 11:02:02 PM
hi  I no get to that one but errol am booked in wi the vw kingdom club on sunday so hope the weather is good this year   good show and it on your door step  well almost 
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 04, 2016, 09:57:30 AM
I'll hopefully see you around then! I need to get a booking but its a bit late notice. Hopefully i can get into the show instead of just the car park  ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 05, 2016, 07:01:13 AM
Some snaps of Big in Dundee...  ;-)up

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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on July 08, 2016, 07:50:20 PM
So today was spent getting the most of the Scottiah sun. We.t to St Andrews west sands which on the same strip of land as the legendary open golf course....
Then went back to dundee and to broughty ferry.....

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...

Just a mile from home....
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 ;D ;D ;D

Where do i get a new one?
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 16, 2016, 08:26:05 PM
I've forgot to update this little blog!

So, yeah...

The gear stick got welded back together from the lads at EMS EuroWeld in Dundee. Great chaps put a sleeve over the crack, welded around and ground the material back to create a seamless finish which was like new. Impossible to tell it ever broke!

I decided to ditch the EMPI quick shift as it was a nightmare to set and well I didn't really need it to be honest. Was cool to say "yeah it has a quick shift" but meh, it's a pain in the proverbial!
Other than that I didn't really use the buggy much recently as poor weather and 60+ hour weeks have stopped me from using it. However I did decide I HAD to make Pier Pressure in some form with the buggy.

So with that I took some brave pills and went!

It's been the furthest I've ever driven the buggy, and longest non-stop to boot. I set off from dundee at around half past two, before arranging to meet Dave aka blinggp11641 at a point where it would be suitable for us both, and along the cruises intended route.

I reccy'd google maps to see a place where I could park and meet up with the buggies, which ended up being right on a roundabout exit into a farm road at the Kincarden Bridge. It was not a proper exit for the roundabout, I think its mainly used for run off or parking if you get lost? I duno it served its purpose well!
The road to there from Dundee was 60 miles which may be nothing for some, but for me it was brilliant! I was quite nervous of a breakdown heading along the first part of the motorway towards Perth, but after I passed there I gained belief in the car (and ultimately my own work) and continued to the meeting point without problem!
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Shortly after arriving Dave and his buddy Rab showed up with a very bling bling Red GP and a beetle based trike. The GP had tonnes of chrome, looked amazing and well  ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up
As did the trike too,just shy of 1800cc with monster back tyres would wheelie everywhere! The noise as well  :D :D :D

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We meet up with the cruise as the pass by stop for some quick stickers and head along the coastal road towards the capital. Going through a few small villages tooting and revving. Anything to get attention to the lead cars for the charity, until we hit the Fourth Road Bridge.

This bridge is under severe road works as average speed cameras are installed, along with the new by-pass and flyover for the new bridge replacement. Which is some sight as you drive along, every time I go passed its slightly closer to the two roads connecting over the water.... A cheeky picture of us on the bridge after getting through monster congestion....

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The congestion (Rab I feel for you with that clutch, who needs the gym!!) was to continue into the city where the local lads of Dave and Alan took over to guide us through the centre of Edinburgh. Which is currently hosting one of the biggest cultural festivals in Europe! So safe to say it was affy busy. Lots of pictures, videos, toots, waves and general good times were had as we snaked through the thousands of tourists to get to Holyrood, where we stopped for a quick blether and some pictures.

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It was good to meet up with Chad and George again, after a brief introduction at the Haggis hunt last year they were very welcoming, generous even though they looked a bit tired and hungry after their adventure along Scotland, and its isles. It was also great to meet Alan, who's blue Doon buggy I seen at volksfling in May

We took off again through until we got to another pit stop for the lads to finally get something to eat! After another good natter we decided to part ways and for me, dave and rab to head off back north.

Rounded up a fantastic day, in which I hope some people who seen us all go by look at the site and decide to donate. With about 150 miles added to the clock, I hope some have!!!

My only issues really were I get a fair pop and bang out the exhaust... The experts diagnosis is carbs out of sync/mixture... timing or tappets needing adjusting. Despite the bags full of tools and parts I took, I only needed the Maltesers on the way home.

Great time.

The Question is....
When will the new Queensferry crossing being build be blessed by buggy's!?!?! ....  :-\ :-\ 8) 8)

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 21, 2016, 08:26:42 PM
Today was the celebration of the 50th year the Tay Road Bridge has been open. The bridge officially opened on the 18th of August 1966, and today the council put on a large celebration of 50 years standing.

The bridge allowed a much quicker route into Fife, which was effectively an island prior as road links were so poor.

Anywho' I heard that the local automotive museum, Dundee Transport Museum, were going to put on a bit of a show along with a local lambretta and harley owners club to celebrate the occasion. So I thought why not take the buggy for a razz. Its "vintage" isnt it?!

Starting on the fife side of the bridge the cars slowly starting to trickle in, from 1930s bentleys to ferrari enzo's, old buses, HGV's and even a willys jeep. They were all there! until 1pm when we hit the road in a convoy, across the bridge towards the newly redeveloped water front through the city and crowds.

Lots of noise was made, I think I've worn out the ahooga horn! It was such a good day. The convoycame to an end parking in the new waterfront development where the public could get close and see all the cars. It was here I was given a rosette for taking part in the celebrations and I feel very chuffed!  ;-)up Lots of stalls to nosey around, but no car jumbles. Just the usual home made jams etc. Still a great day and use of the space.

And to celebrate all this I decided to clean out the garage while the buggy was out and build up a new steel locking cupboard to put all my other tools in... Good bargain from Aldi if anyones in the market.


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I asked if I could put the gimpy on the buggy roll bar. He said he didnt have his spanners to swap it over :(

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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 21, 2016, 09:02:37 PM
Sorry, too late to edit.

But for anyone interested here's a video of all the cars going along.... Spot the Beach Buggy!

https://www.facebook.com/1011906388826699/videos/1388348847849116/
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on August 22, 2016, 07:42:29 AM
Visited the Tay bridge building as a nipper on a family holiday using the vauxhall velox that must have been 63 or 64 after they had a big set back with the build. There is a 8mm film up the folks house somewhere of it.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 22, 2016, 10:06:13 PM
Small world!

From what i believe there was a few deaths so it may well have been that? A new commemorative stone was put up but i didnt see it coming out the car park. Will have to check it out
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on September 19, 2016, 12:46:30 PM
Past couple of weeks have been on and off buggy weather so i have been out as much as possible.

With work being so busy for overtime i have clocked up a fair few 60 hour weeks. So obviously that means the buggys going to get some stuff it doesnt need! Meaning a new exhaust system and an ignitor 1 eletronic ignition.


I went to the local powerflow exhaust fabricators to get the cannons remade as the old ones were crusty as hell. Im fairly sure it was the baffles that held them together!

So its a full stainless system that routes the pipes away from the valve heads so i can do the adjustments without needing to remove the exhausts.

Old
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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 05, 2016, 05:41:24 PM
Got new seats today! Yahoo

They are great! A slightly higher seated position and much firmer padding. Not to mention they arent full of holes or falling apart!
They are full vinyl with some sexy yellow pipework.
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Unfortunatly they are rather close to my speakers and im looking to get shot of them for some slim line low profile numbers....
Does anyone have some recommendations?
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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on October 05, 2016, 06:55:28 PM
The ring does not touch just the mesh if it is well clear of the speaker will it push in concave or flatter to clear.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 06, 2016, 06:59:29 PM
It does snoopy, not the best pic but it touches a fair bit.

After a lot of faffing about trying to get the speakers to be inside the side pods to make it all flush was a nightmare... So i've decided to buy some thick felt and I will pad the speaker where it rubs with it.


Just looking to get a decent carpet now.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 01, 2017, 12:57:33 PM
Ok. So in for an MOT today and passed clean as a whistle.

Mileage states over 1100 miles last year which is pretty good if you ask me!

Not much else has been going on. I fitted the seats and new belts. They are a bit tight though.

I thought about making a large spacer. A solid cylinder bored out about 50mm long and using longer bolts where the roll cage eyelets are for the seatbelt mounting. That should give me enough room to wiggle around in.

Just now i can fit in fine but its just to make a bit more room.

Or should i just get thise seatbelt extenders?
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Pondlife on March 01, 2017, 01:03:49 PM
LESS PIES ??? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 01, 2017, 01:07:59 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I was waiting for that! Its the new seat shape honest! or the new belts are short. Plenty of length on the shoulders etc just the waist ones are tiny!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Doon L001 on March 01, 2017, 05:22:45 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I was waiting for that! Its the new seat shape honest! or the new belts are short. Plenty of length on the shoulders etc just the waist ones are tiny!

Dont know how yours are mounted but mine use the beetle tunnel for one side and on the other I fitted one of those clips with the screw joint  (like a carabiner) rated 40 ton so should do. That extended it about 3"
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 11, 2017, 10:12:49 PM
The story continues.

Put a fair bit of miles on it now in the run up to Stoneleigh and IBW. I still have a bit of breakdown anxiety driving it but not as much as I did when I first got the buggy.

While I have been around in the buggy I have noticed that I dont know how much fuel I really have in the tank, and along with the fuel tank being at an odd angle. It might be something for me to think about changing or replacing but I will need to take it out for a good long run until it conks out. (take a jerry along as well mind you)

Took a pic of the od' so will get a rough mpg and last time I filled up I have done 50 miles and the tanks reading next to empty  ;D

I assume its the fuel tank being at an odd angle and the filler being at the front of the car rather than like on the beetle it would be reasonably flat. So it limits the amount of fuel getting in, and as its at an angle there is a large part of the tank where fuel will sit but wont be drained as the outlet is not at the lowest point of the tank.


So I guess I can take the bonnet off and adjust the tank so that the inlet is rotated to the near the driver, or tap a new outlet right at the bottom of the tank at its lowest point. Dont know how I'd go about that, welding a new bung in for an outlet.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on April 11, 2017, 11:09:04 PM
50 miles is only 2 gallons worth you should get 7 In. Best dain the tank then put 1 gallon back in and see how the gauge reads then down to the petrol station and fill it up.
Our jas refills every 150 miles the kango every 200 both are not empty at that just getting low.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Krug on April 12, 2017, 01:09:27 PM
The story continues.

Put a fair bit of miles on it now in the run up to Stoneleigh and IBW. I still have a bit of breakdown anxiety driving it but not as much as I did when I first got the buggy.

While I have been around in the buggy I have noticed that I dont know how much fuel I really have in the tank, and along with the fuel tank being at an odd angle. It might be something for me to think about changing or replacing but I will need to take it out for a good long run until it conks out. (take a jerry along as well mind you)

Took a pic of the od' so will get a rough mpg and last time I filled up I have done 50 miles and the tanks reading next to empty  ;D

I assume its the fuel tank being at an odd angle and the filler being at the front of the car rather than like on the beetle it would be reasonably flat. So it limits the amount of fuel getting in, and as its at an angle there is a large part of the tank where fuel will sit but wont be drained as the outlet is not at the lowest point of the tank.


So I guess I can take the bonnet off and adjust the tank so that the inlet is rotated to the near the driver, or tap a new outlet right at the bottom of the tank at its lowest point. Dont know how I'd go about that, welding a new bung in for an outlet.
  Get yourself a green garden Cain..... Its a journey saver!   Dip it in and the fuel level shows.   I wouldn't be without my one and its always tucked down the side of my seat.   My fuel gauge is OK until half full after that its quite random especially when going up and down hills.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Merscury on April 12, 2017, 01:46:59 PM
After filling mine up on Saturday morning I realised I managed to get back from the MBC monthly meet (a 110 mile round trip) with just one litre left in the tank. I obviously set off with less fuel than I thought
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on April 12, 2017, 02:11:15 PM
Sounds close Paul but do you know how many miles you then got on the full tank down to only a litre ?
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Merscury on April 12, 2017, 02:52:41 PM
Last time I checked on a long run I got 43 mpg so a full tank (6 gallons) is 255 ish obviously a lot less if running around town. Guessing I must have set off to the MBC meet with about 3 gallons in the tank although I thought I had more so maybe I should do an mpg check again
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Buggybaggy on April 12, 2017, 03:59:27 PM
Last time I checked on a long run I got 43 mpg so a full tank (6 gallons) is 255 ish obviously a lot less if running around town. Guessing I must have set off to the MBC meet with about 3 gallons in the tank although I thought I had more so maybe I should do an mpg check again

43mpg?  Have you got a diesel motor in it, or don't you drive like you're having fun?  :D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Buggybaggy on April 15, 2017, 07:51:19 AM
Arran, which way does your fuel outlet from the tank point? I was wondering if the elbow from the bottom of the tank points towards the bulkhead, then flexible pipe continues that direction a lottle before pointing down to the pan, thrn you might have a U bend effect limiting the amount of fuel able to exit the tank.
If so, redirrcting that oioe woild be a whole world easier than fitting another exit point.
(In all honesty I expect you have already investigated this)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 15, 2017, 11:53:41 AM
Arran, which way does your fuel outlet from the tank point? I was wondering if the elbow from the bottom of the tank points towards the bulkhead, then flexible pipe continues that direction a lottle before pointing down to the pan, thrn you might have a U bend effect limiting the amount of fuel able to exit the tank.
If so, redirrcting that oioe woild be a whole world easier than fitting another exit point.
(In all honesty I expect you have already investigated this)

Its a great point that could be easily missed but yeah i have routed mines downwards in a slight spiral as i put tue angled pipe oulet facing left.

Tbh i dont even know if i could get a new outlet welded on. The chap i use only as a basic mig setup. So the metal might be a hair too thin. Different case if he had a tig.
With it having petrol in it previously as well its a bit of a who knows.  :-\ Really i am just trying to avoid buying another new fuel tank.

Something to think about over winter.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 10, 2017, 02:58:41 PM
IBW 2017
With the biggest journey of my buggy ahead me and Roisin had decided that IBW would be one of those adventures you just wont forget, and we were not wrong! What a weekend away…..

Day 1
After packing the stuff up the night before it seemed like we had less things to take to Germany than we did for Stoneleigh, I don’t know if this was better packing or we took less things, but never the less we were set to go.
5AM wake up to get ready and sneak up to the garage at my mums place where the buggy lives. We creeped up at about 5:30am and pushed the buggy out the garage and down the steep drive way. As we were trying to hold in the laughs we pushed it around the corner, one of the neighbours came back home from nightshift. God knows what he must have been thinking.
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We set off and headed towards Queensferry Tesco where we arranged to meet Alan aka Golddigga like we did at Stoneleigh. This 60 mile blast was fine with little traffic until we hit the Fourth Road Bridge and crawled along to meet him. We were still 30mins early as me and Roisin had thought we best beat the rush hour traffic. Meeting Alan for a quick cuppa coffee we filled up and took the Edinburgh by-pass. This was still before 8am and the traffic was brutal. We finally managed to hit the open road on the A1 all the way down meeting little traffic once we passed out of Edinburgh.
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Stopping only once before Newcastle to fill up, as my fuel gauge is not accurate and the outlet is above the lowest point in the tank its hard to know how much is left. We usually aim for about 120miles a go. That way we can get fuel, stretch the legs and the odd pee stop. Always a relief!
The meet point with the northern crew was to be for 2pm at Ferry Bridge services on the A1 M62 junction. Team Scotland made great progress arriving quite early giving us time for some dinner and a good rest.

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Shortly the others came along, Davyd, Jools, Dave, Tony, Mandy and Arron. We met up with them and chatted a bit just as Stephen and Claire appeared we chatted briefly and decided to get fuel and head straight for the ferry in Hull to keep things smooth.
Hitting Hull we met a lot of traffic and I was concerned the buggy might over heat, as the vdo sump gauge rarely ever reads above 50°C it was reaching near 90°C but moving through the traffic and getting to another fuel stop just outside the ferry we stopped fuelled up and thought about getting some food.
As we searched for the local McD’s Daves sidewinder cut out at a junction (we think it was the heat from sitting in the traffic) after pushing it out and getting started again the group decided it was best to head straight for the ferry. That way if dave did need to do some extra work we were at least on the ferry.

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Just as we rolled up to the ferry my odometer re-set to 000000. A brand new buggy haha!
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After unpacking we met to have drinks, food and generally have high spirits looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the UK crew at Portland fuel stop and heading towards IBW for a great buggy weekend.

Day 2
It was up bright and early with the boats PA system waking us all up. With not much time for breakfast we decided to skip it pack up and get something in Portland as it was not far from coming off the ferry. Plus it would no doubt be cheaper than the ferry prices.
We all met up beside the cars and were chatting away to some other classic car owners who were touring Holland in an MGB. What luxury they had, a large boot and a roof! ;)

From here on Davyd lead the way through to Portland where we were to meet the rest of the gang and cruise down to the next stop for lunch. When we arrived after a gentle cruise through the tunnels blasting away we met up with only some of the southern crew. As the boat they sailed on arrived slightly earlier they took the opportunity to head along after collecting the directions from Ruben. Since we were the “last” group we headed off in a convoy to catch up with the rest of the southerners at a fuel stop about half an hour down the road.
Meeting up with them was great to see so many buggies I haven’t seen before along with new faces to meet and greet. From here on in we stayed as one large convoy of over 20 buggies taking up the slow lane on the motorway cruising through to the next stop just outside of Arnhem. It was great to see such a place which was ravaged by the war being rebuilt and almost as if it never happened. The short stop at lunch was met with some bad news for myself and Flags.

I tried to move the buggy out of its parking spot and boom, the steering wheel would freely spin in my hands. The steering coupling had broken. Normally the “red ring of death” of to blame but this was a rubber “top quality” item. I believe it broke under the pressure of trying to get out of the tight stop from the parking and snapped.
After a fair effort to get it off Ruben came through with a local Hot Rod Shop which specialise in making buggies and racing beetles. Couldn’t of really asked for a better place to break down I suppose!
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Chad thankfully chucked me into his buggy and we headed off towards the store to pick up the replacement parts. I felt really bad having let the team down by stopping the convoy but alas, when we arrived it was like mecca for buggies. It was just incredible inside. We got a good tour around the shop with buggys up on ramps getting worked on, a machine shop with engines everywhere. It was an amazing place.
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With the parts Chad and I headed back and thankfully Flags had also stayed behind as he was having issues with handbrake cables.
Their expert skills got the coupling back on in no time, with excellent help from Roisin operating the wheel ;)
While we were away the majority of the buggies headed off to camp. It was Alan, Flags, Chad and myself with Roisin left.
We took a gentle cruise heading to IBW in order to hopfully catch up with the rest of the gang, and by the time we got in it was going on 7pm.
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Once again lads I can’t thank you enough for the help!!!
The tent was set up, and the hunt for an ATM began so I could pay the camping fee’s. We didn’t see one the entire journey apart from in Glandorf. You get them everywhere in the UK so something to remember.
The Northern crew took a walk up into the town and got some food, it was excellent. A kebab/pizza place which was just what we needed after the long trek. On returning it was time for some beers and a well earned rest.

Day 3
The first day at camp GB was met with glorious sunshine to dry out the damp from the overnight rain.
I felt a little hungover after all the beer and the busy day driving so today was quite chilled out. We spent most of the day in the camp after a little cruise through to onsaburk to see some of the sites we returned after a pit stop at lidl to get supplies for the weekend. Myself and Alan took a tour of the campsite while Roisin went off with the girls for a shower off at the BnB. While we toured around we found some wild cars. From huge jacked up off roaders to low slung road racers there was something for everyone.
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From then on it was Wheres Wally night….. Well. What a laugh. It was a fantastic night with lot of drink and dancing. I remember some things here and there but I can remember laughing all night long. A great time! Especially the drinking game with the little plane and hiding in ridiculous places as Wally. Hearing all the German and Belgian accents rumble out wally and waldo wondering what on earth we were up too.

Day 4.
We woke up again to brilliant sunshine but with a fragile head it was time to take it easy and fill up with coffee before the day ahead took place. We decided that a tour to the dark forest a few hours out was a good cruise to head on. It was Huge’s tour of where the Roman Army was decimated by the German Barbarians in 7AD. Apparently one of the bloodiest battles of human history.
The cruise was a bit confusing with no satnavs really working but we got their in the end. Even some of the Belgians came along for a brief period however some of the cruise got split. So they returned to base and managed to catch the show and shine, along with the offroad show for some of the mad buggies.
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We on the other hand made it to a restaurant near “ Bad Lippspringe “ for some cakes coffee and feed some friendly little deer before heading off back home.
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From here it was another party night, but a lot less crazy as we were leaving in the morning. So it was best not to enjoy the beers too much.
Tonight was also the presentation night. We were all huddled into the large hall where all of the clubs gathered in order to see the winners for each of the catagories. From show and shine, largest club and the furthest travelled.
Unbeknown to me I was in line to win this and after meeting the club president to confirm who had won it was decided that I would take the prize for furthest travelled.
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It was such a great feeling to win and I owe it all to the brilliant folk on BeachBuggy info for all their help with my buggy. I loved the chants of Flower of Scotland, and the Proclaimers I would Walk 500 miles! Put a huge smile on my face! Hahaha! Brilliant.
Chad also picked up an award for second place in the show and shine. A credit to him as that Doon is some machine. Well done! Team GB took home two prizes.

Day 5
Today was a day to head home. We packed up the campsite quickly in order to hit the road for 10am sharp.
While we packed up Stephen had some trouble with his alternator shaking loose and managed to get another strap quickly. Sorted! Chad arranged the buggies into a line to get Team GB’s photo’s with the cars, and the people behind them. From here on we stuck with the Northeners and said our goodbyes. It was a bitter sweet moment. Such a fantastic weekend had to come to an end, but we were looking forward to seeing more of the country and back into the UK.
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Shortly down the road Stephen again had a slight issue and Alan came to the rescue with a HT lead. We hit the road again. Unfortuantly for me my clutch cable slackened off. I lost 1st and 2nd gear! We were lucky that little traffic was seen through the villages until we hit the motorway and the first stop for fuel.
I managed to get into 4th and we made it to the stop. From here a quick tightening up of the EMPI shortening kit got me all my gears back and thankfully disaster avoided. Tony on the other hand had complained about a lack of power and some work was done on his buggy. Jets stripped and plugs changed and we hit the road again.
Making good progress we headed straight for the ferry and made it with plenty of time to spare. The road in was filled with tunnels as we headed towards the port, and we all love a good tunnel!

Through passport control and we made it! We made it…
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 I couldn’t believe it but we made it. It didn’t matter if we broke down or not now! Although that’s not the point is it?!

Later we met for more drinks, food and chatted about the weekend we had. What a journey it had been.
Day 6
The weather reports were not promising for the UK getting in. It was forecast to be pretty damp all the way home. Up early we made efforts to waterproof the buggy as much as possible prior to heading off. Davyd again took the lead through passport control and the rush hour of Hull in the rain. The buggies were all having slight issues with the wet weather but we made it back to the ferry bridge services without stopping.
The rain stopped slightly as we had some breakfast in the service station. We said our goodbyes and left the services heading north. Alan, Stephen and Claire came with us up the A1 towards leeds. Soon after the rain began to come down and luckily for Stephen and Claire they took their turn off and it was now just Team Scotland.
Progress was smooth but very wet. Heading to Newcastle the rain however became much, much worse. Visibility was down to less than 50m and it was horrible. We were soaked, and still had 4 hours of driving to go!
The miles muched by and the rain did not let up. It was torrential and the buggy soon started filling up with rain water. Poor Roisin got the most as the rain seemed to prefer flying into her side of the car. I felt so bad for her.  After a short stop at Durham my speedometer broke so about 200 miles haven’t been clocked.
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Never the less we made it back into Scotland. The run up to the boarder was thick with fog. I couldn’t see passed a HGV that Alan was behind, so less than 100m visibility. I did think about stopping but with the pair of us soaked to the skin it would of just prolonged the journey.
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More miles went and we said fairwell to Alan at the Edinburgh bypass. The rain was still hammering down and to make things worse the A702 bypass was closed down to one lane as flooding had closed a lane. We crawled through the rain for nearly 20 minutes before we made it back onto the open road towards the Fourth Bridge. Roisin had facebook going letting me know what the others had been up too, saying most had already got home! Lucky them haha!
We eventually got into Dundee and parked up. It was such a relief, coming passed Perth the rain let off and we had a reasonably dry run in. It felt like hours passed and getting nowhere, but we finally got in.

We had done it. We made it home! What a trip. One we wont forget for a long time.

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Roisin has loads more pics from the wally night I will add on later as she's back home in Ireland for a week.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on June 10, 2017, 04:02:16 PM
Great write up Arran.

You so so deserve the IBW award from furthest travelled.

We all look forward to seeing Team Scotland south of the border anytime.
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Post by: Doon L001 on June 10, 2017, 04:16:55 PM
Great story, you two never stopped smiling the whole weekend
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Gary on June 10, 2017, 08:29:01 PM
Great write up Arran, see you both soon

Gary
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 16, 2017, 07:19:26 PM
So. A post IBW check and started the car up.

Man it sounds like a bag of sh..! A quick look around and the alternator bracket has lost a stud! Pressing down on the alternator stopped a bit of the noise.

I had a threaded bar into the tinware and it must have rattled loose and got sucked down into the fan shroud.

A good inspection of the blades showes no damage but i suspect the threaded stud is either somewhere in Europe or its in the bottom of the shroud. Which i cant access as i need to remove a mahoosive nut off the crank. Good ol type 3!

Put my magnet grabby down but no luck.

So took the alternator off and started it up. Still sounds sh... Like its not firing on all 4.

Gotta say tho the dizzy is bone dry. That holtz damp start coated the dizzy well. It looks horrible with a milky coating of the product but works well.

Will take the plugs off tomorrow and see whats what. Hope its nothing too serious.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on June 16, 2017, 07:26:10 PM
The engine might be missing the clear sunny German air ?

If its valves and heads then I have some going cheap that just need a little tweaking !
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 16, 2017, 07:44:37 PM
  ;D

A little t-cut and they'll look good as new.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on June 16, 2017, 07:51:51 PM
Always happy to help another yellow buggy...
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 17, 2017, 12:13:31 PM
Some more pictures from IBW. I got these from Roisin's phone.

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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Doon L001 on June 17, 2017, 03:24:55 PM
Arran
After your damp drive home in the UK well worth checking the float chamber for water. Just top off, soak out everything in there until dry and to back on may do the trick. Symptoms are the same as I got when I drove in a monsoon
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 17, 2017, 06:01:19 PM
Arran
After your damp drive home in the UK well worth checking the float chamber for water. Just top off, soak out everything in there until dry and to back on may do the trick. Symptoms are the same as I got when I drove in a monsoon

Will give it a ago if it keeps on happening. Not something id of thought of as my air cleaners are suspended above the engine out the way of most water but that was some hell of a storm to go through!!! They could well have soooked in water and its messed up the fuel sitting in the carbs.

I sorted the alternator etc today. Started up and sounded pretty pants but not as bad as it was.

So i nuked the carbs down the intakes with carb cleaner and after a cuppa tea seems to be ok. A good few revs and let it idle away for 15mins looks like its done the trick.

Its not 100% mind you so I may have to take the carbs out to give em a good clean juat encase any water did get sooked in.

So.... to do list is......

Oil change and tappets as its hit 3500 miles since i done em last. Might check the front hub bearings too.

Theeeeen address the clutch. I bought little wire u clamps so hopefully that will sort my clutch adjustment as i think the cable is slipping out the empi style nut adjuster.

That should last me until I start back at uni and i get the steering sorted off at Mike Stewarts Performance Engineering. Great lad this neck of the woods for old school stuff. Always got racing escorts and god knows what in his sheds.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on September 05, 2017, 06:46:20 PM
Roisin surprised me with some VW Action tickets, and we had to go! Weather watching said it was an OK to go in the buggy :D :D

Was a long drive to Santa Pod but it was an incredible weekend! Lots to see and do. Great to catch up with RoadRunner @ the FibreFab display and Oojimaflip and his lot who were camping as well.
We also got to meet some other lads who had buggies and I'd never seen them before. All in all a good weekend :D

The buggy however seems to have taken a bit of turn for the worse however, as it developed a bit of a missfire, skipping at low speed and a very low idle.
We managed to get to our BnB Thursday night but after a good tinker around we decided to get the AA man out to have a look as well. The spark plugs were oiley, and with the help from him and the good folk on beachbuggy.info facebook group it wasn't looking great. Lots of great help again from the community and I did what I could.

The plugs were cleaned out and she ran, but not that well. It would appear something is quite seriously wrong as the compression difference is massive between 1&2 and 3&4. It would run good at wide open throttle though, which was fine as it sat good at 70mph. It just didnt like any other speed  :-\ :-\

Anyways, I bought new plugs and leads at the show and fitted them but didn't make much of a difference. We had a look for some new cylinder heads but the ones for sale in the auto jumble didn't look that great. So just a simple service to see if that cured the problem, and with time running out we decided it would be best to chance it home and if needs be the glorious AA truck would come save us, thank god it never though :D we made it back home.

Today I tried to start it up but it wouldn't catch, a few coughs and splutters but no life. I've also noticed a decent sized oil patch which wasn't there before. It's coming from where the engine and gearbox meet. Which I assume is the main bearing seal going, or has gone. Another issue is I've got a whooping noise when the clutch is pressed down. That started half way down to SantaPod coming out of petrol stations etc.

Bit of a downer but not to fear, everything is fixable. Just takes time and someone to do it! I think its beyond my skill so will just have to wait and see.

I start again at University to become a Mental Health Nurse, so it looks like it might be a reasonably long hibernation for the buggy until I can save up dosh to pay for it getting sorted.

Been a blast though, so I want to get it on the road again asap!  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) It's not the last of the buggy for sure! I dont want to miss the MOT in February. Thats set as a loose deadline
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on September 05, 2017, 07:20:04 PM
Oil leaks

(https://i.imgur.com/6yU5112.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8P1HvcW.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on September 05, 2017, 08:41:32 PM
probably be the rear main leaking it can be caused by piston blow by causing excessive pressure in the case which aligns with you low compression.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Doon L001 on September 05, 2017, 09:39:07 PM
Arran
spotted this in your post
"I start again at University to become a Mental Health Nurse" all I can say is that your skills should help you cope with buggy ownership and could well come in useful with us lot - or are you maybe using us as a case study for your dissertation?

Bummer with the buggy but as you say most everything is fixable, good luck mate
Dave
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on September 05, 2017, 11:02:02 PM
probably be the rear main leaking it can be caused by piston blow by causing excessive pressure in the case which aligns with you low compression.

So would this be a big engine rebuild? if it is I will try and weight up if its worth while going 1776cc or maybe 1900cc. As if its all apart might as well be a good time to do it. Thanks for the help on facebook  ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up Roisin has been saying there's not enough room for all the camping gear and cooking/food, it made me think about a little trailer tent or a tear drop. The extra power would probably be a help if we did go down that route.

Arran
spotted this in your post
"I start again at University to become a Mental Health Nurse" all I can say is that your skills should help you cope with buggy ownership and could well come in useful with us lot - or are you maybe using us as a case study for your dissertation?

Bummer with the buggy but as you say most everything is fixable, good luck mate
Dave

Hahaha yes! how did you guess? I was taking notes all the way through Stoneleigh & IBW. Should ace any dissertations now ;)

I've been a Health Care Assistant for 10 years, so I decided to take the plunge. I did get a Engineering degree, specifically in Renewable Energy but I couldn't get a job. Age old "can't give you a job because you lack experience" Can't get experience without a job..... Was very tough to deal with after everything that happened in 2015. All the stress of that, dissertations exams and endless job interviews plus my Grandfather and Uncle on the same family side passed away all in close succession that time.

So I drew a line under that and I'm going with nursing. I come from a long line of nurses so maybe I should of done it ages ago ;)

Yeah bit gutted about the buggy but I'd never really touched the engine. Only the carbs and the tappets so tbh it might have never been opened up since the 70s.  :-\

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on September 06, 2017, 08:03:17 AM
Arran the site is used to help folk and keep buggies on the road so we can have great times away with like minded folk enjoying our buggies.

Engine wise making the top half better and back to full power will speed the demise of the bottom end so a complete rebuild is best.  1776 with a stroker crank will rev higher you could go up to 2.4 with a blower of some sort just depends on how deep your pockets are.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on September 06, 2017, 09:49:11 AM
 ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up

Always on a budget so wont be going mad. As much as id like too!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Paul1953 on September 06, 2017, 10:08:32 AM
Good luck with the Uni`   Don`t give "running on a budget" a second thought.  I have been doing that since I passed my driving test back in 1970 and still can only afford a daily runner that is dated 2003. In fact it`s the oldest car in the work car park.  ;D ;D

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on September 06, 2017, 04:52:00 PM
Good luck with the Uni`   Don`t give "running on a budget" a second thought.  I have been doing that since I passed my driving test back in 1970 and still can only afford a daily runner that is dated 2003. In fact it`s the oldest car in the work car park.  ;D ;D

Yeap like that here too! Everyone on the street has a car thats 4 years old at the most. Then my "ancient" tractor like 05 mondeo.

It should see me through uni then i think its an electric car for me. Dont do the miles anymore to justify a diesel. The Vw Buzz camper is due out 2020 so juat in time for me finishing.


Compiling a list of what i think i need for the buggy. Since its engine rebuild id be best doing everything i want at once.

Rebuilt engine. 1641 or maybe 1776. Not sure

Replace steering rubber to Universal Joints. As its a funky angle.

Add a brace onto steering colum to help cut vibrations and make dash rock solid.

New clutch & cable. Maybe release bearings as its whooping.

New fuel tank (again) but modified to make maximum fuel capacity.
The outlet is not at the bottom and sender guage needs sorted to read properly. Not say empty after 10 miles!

Id like new lights too as the reflector material in the Cibies is all coming loose. That can wait though. I got mooneye themed headlight covers to hide em mean time.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 08, 2017, 06:16:28 PM
I have been a bit of a busy bee of late.

Ive taken the engine out with the help of my fabulous assistant and its off to Farmer Rob for a diagnosis. Hopefully its saveable!

In other news bought some defender 7 inch headlights to replace the old tired cibies. I got them a while ago off ebay but they wouldnt fit the cibie holders which was a shame.

A lot of soul searching online and i found some stainless steel housings in America. Got em shipped here and wow. Theyre awesome. Need a decent polish to get em proper blingy but its great having a rear view mirror!!

The lights have a halo ring which does the side lights and can flash orange too when the indicators are going.

Made a little video on youtube. Its not something id normally do but im trying to get a little vlog on the go.

Nothing fancy! But it compares the old cibie to the new led light.

Not finished as its a loose fit before i can get em adjusted together, didnt notice its still a bit squint until I finished hahaha! ::)

https://youtu.be/4-oj8VIrufc


Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 08, 2017, 06:26:19 PM
Rear view! Woo!!
(https://i.imgur.com/YaSuFE7.jpg)

Halo as the side lights.
(https://i.imgur.com/XG6G6Ed.jpg)

Side by side comparison.
(https://i.imgur.com/ss3qgFS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FeZswbA.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: pepsi81 on October 08, 2017, 09:49:47 PM

Lights look fab, great upgrades XX
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 10, 2017, 08:06:41 PM

Lights look fab, great upgrades XX

Cheers!
Got them all both wired in and mounted. I can't get them levelled in the garage as its too close to everything else inside, so will wait till the engines back from Famer Robs operating table.

I can't get them to flash orange without the lights on and I cant be arsed really looking into it so I will leave it as it is.  8)

Made another quick video again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE3OeRK9-NA&list=PLQYzUYGlnUmRSLmo-wRwovuYlwgmDBxi9&index=1
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: pepsi81 on October 10, 2017, 09:58:21 PM

Farmer Rob is our engine man 👍 Got a 1776 from him, it’s wonderful, plus he’s a really nice guy .

Paul
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 11, 2017, 08:06:27 AM

Farmer Rob is our engine man 👍 Got a 1776 from him, it’s wonderful, plus he’s a really nice guy .

Paul

Im hoping to have the type 3 return as a 1776.
I dont intend on doing wheelies but id like a bit more oomph. Plans to put a tow hitch on rear for a teardrop so a bit more poke will help up here with all the hills, glens and wild haggis crossing
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 29, 2018, 08:45:01 PM
Can't say enough good words about Farmer Rob. The man's a gent.  ;-)up

He's been rebuilding my Type 3 after its unfortunate demise. Lots of emails back and fourth with his advice and recommendations for parts, whats needed and whats not. Always sending regular updates and today has been one of the more exciting ones as it contained a video clip attachment.

Can't wait to get the engine back and get the car rolling again!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 30, 2018, 10:15:22 AM
Woohoo!!

https://youtu.be/Y6zRYl1oH3M
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hazel on April 01, 2018, 07:33:09 PM
Woohoo!!

https://youtu.be/Y6zRYl1oH3M (https://youtu.be/Y6zRYl1oH3M)


Happy days!!  ;-)up ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 06, 2018, 10:10:02 PM
The first engine transplant went well!! Yahooo!!

All in, wired up and ready to rock and roll... Well, when the battery charges up. Had enough for a couple of sluggish turn overs on the oil pressure build up before trying to start so decided against it.  I think 6 months sitting has taken its tole on the 10 year old lil guy but its on the overnight charger so we will see tomorrow....

Sorry I didnt take many pictures, was too focused on getting the thing in and all working again.

Only thing is the floating carb linkage took a bash on the pallet trip up, it was pretty bent and I've tried to sort it but again, will just have to see how it goes....

(https://i.imgur.com/MrTVTeN.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 07, 2018, 08:21:40 PM
Carb linkages took a bit hit.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I didn't really notice this when putting the engine in and fettling around but all the linkages are bent in some way which is really frustrating. The main linkage bar sync'ing the two carbs had a significant dent in it, but I was too keen to get the engine in and running I just bent it back as best I could (school boy error, should of took a picture for insurance). After getting the engine in and the bar straighish I tried to fire it up. Flicking the bar was really stiff, and gave hardly any movement.

The little throttle leaver arms on the carbs have all been bent too, so it looks like whatever hit the linkage must of been some fair weight. I'd need to open up the carbs to see if they were damaged inside but its not good. So annoyed!  >:(

No more progress made, and with Uni, a 5 week placement I'm starting and an exam it's ruined my plans for getting some smiles & miles on before stoneleigh. I might not even make it now, but I'll try my best!

To try and lift spirits a little bit I wrapped the exhausts in some exhaust wrap I'd had for ages after doing a bit of tool tidying up. Had enough for the J jubes and to the collectors. Looks alright and it was the look I wanted to go for while keeping the exhaust cans shinie.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on April 07, 2018, 08:46:54 PM
Really sorry to read of your travails.

Have a long session on uni work till your eyeballs and brain hurts then treat yourself to another dabble in the buggy. Perhaps then the buggy God’s will throw you a glimmer of hope/progress....

I’m banking on your yellow buggy helping make up the spectrum at Stoneleigh.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Zip Buggy on April 08, 2018, 03:52:53 PM
Carb linkages took a bit hit.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I didn't really notice this when putting the engine in and fettling around but all the linkages are bent in some way which is really frustrating. The main linkage bar sync'ing the two carbs had a significant dent in it, but I was too keen to get the engine in and running I just bent it back as best I could (school boy error, should of took a picture for insurance). After getting the engine in and the bar straighish I tried to fire it up. Flicking the bar was really stiff, and gave hardly any movement.

The little throttle leaver arms on the carbs have all been bent too, so it looks like whatever hit the linkage must of been some fair weight. I'd need to open up the carbs to see if they were damaged inside but its not good. So annoyed!  >:(

No more progress made, and with Uni, a 5 week placement I'm starting and an exam it's ruined my plans for getting some smiles & miles on before stoneleigh. I might not even make it now, but I'll try my best!

To try and lift spirits a little bit I wrapped the exhausts in some exhaust wrap I'd had for ages after doing a bit of tool tidying up. Had enough for the J jubes and to the collectors. Looks alright and it was the look I wanted to go for while keeping the exhaust cans shinie.
Arran what carbs are you running? I have a spare hex bar and the two arms I could be persuaded to part with. They're for a twin 40 IDF setup.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 14, 2018, 08:51:10 PM

Arran what carbs are you running? I have a spare hex bar and the two arms I could be persuaded to part with. They're for a twin 40 IDF setup.

I have Weber 34ICT's. But thanks for the offer!!


Well, I say I have 34ICT's.... What I actually mean is thank god for insurance.....

Some slightly larger ones have appeared after some assistance from the pallet insurance company and they're bludner on delivery time and damage.

(https://i.imgur.com/gKcmSnt.jpg)

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: pepsi81 on April 14, 2018, 09:13:06 PM

That’s great news. Good your on the way to being sorted :D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Zip Buggy on April 14, 2018, 10:39:37 PM
Pleased for you Arran. Good outcome.  :)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 15, 2018, 07:46:31 PM
All fitted, but no action yet.... Sigh! The accelerator pedal has decided to loose all its spring for life. The cables are tight from pedal to hex bar, but pressing the pedal it wont return....

Such an annoyance! Doubt I will be making any stoneleigh now :( Today was my last free day to get it running and book a cheeky MOT when I wasn't on placement....

Here's a mid installation pic.... those little ickle air filters!!  ;D ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/JpUaqGu.jpg)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 29, 2018, 07:51:10 PM
So, everything went together and all OK.

Until I tried to start it.....It'll turn over like no tomorrow but just not starting.... I thought I had spark and was very confused why it wasn't starting. Very hard to test with just a one man band but I used some elaborate mirror technique thinking that I did indeed have a spark....

Turns out I don't have any spark with the assistance of an able body helper this evening. AKA Dad.

Tested all HT leads and no spark against a ground.
Tested HT lead out of the coil to Dizzy against a ground too.

No es-sparko. It seems my elaborate mirror technique wasn't as good as I thought.

I have 3 wires going to +ve on Ignition coil. One has 12v feed with ignition on. One seems to not have a feed when ignition on or off (confused) the other is the red for electronic dizzy.... -ve side has only one. Black going to electronic dizzy...

All fuses are OK. I can't seem to see any loose connections under dash.

Ordered new coil, and leads.

No idea where to trace my second coil wire too. Maybe that's the cause of my woes.. No idea where or what it would be connected too.... More fun! Yaaaay  :-[ ::)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on April 29, 2018, 08:09:56 PM
Arran you're so close and Snoopy or another learned bloke will hopefully be along soon with clear insight and suggestions but one of my coil wires goes to power the fuel pump on my MantaRay.

I've had similar issues with electrics but having someone like Snoopy not too far to advise or actually poke and prod has always soon found the 'simple' issue.

Keep the faith and don't miss your uni exams.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on April 29, 2018, 10:02:46 PM
Arran you're so close and Snoopy or another learned bloke will hopefully be along soon with clear insight and suggestions but one of my coil wires goes to power the fuel pump on my MantaRay.

I've had similar issues with electrics but having someone like Snoopy not too far to advise or actually poke and prod has always soon found the 'simple' issue.

Keep the faith and don't miss your uni exams.

There should be a Snoopy available to all!  ;D ;D

After a good chat on facebook I think I may have actually cooked the electronic dizzy... Looking back I think I may have put the wires that were suppose to go on the +ve side of the coil to the -ve. Then once hooking up the dizzy I've inadvertently sent the electricity down the wrong road and cooked the little pixies.

I can't think of anything why it wouldn't start....?

3 weeks till exams... working 40 hours on placement... any spare time is revising, sleeping or swearing at my buggy...  :D :D :D

It'll get going. Just a case of getting time and working out wtf I have done..... then NEVER EVER TOUCHING THE ENGINE OR ANYTHING MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL ON IT EVER AGAIN
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on April 30, 2018, 08:31:46 AM
never played with an electronic distributor but americans like black wires as a live not an earth like the UK did.

coil + should have the switched ignition live and a wire to the carb shut off valves and chokes if fitted. some time folks use the terminal to power other stuff like fuel pump or cruising lights.

for speed of repair a standard points distributor dropped in will prove the systems and may also save buying unnecessary new parts.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on May 31, 2018, 07:41:55 PM
MOT Tomorrow.... lets hope for the best. Only slight issue is the brake pedal seems to not want to return quite as sharp as it did. I think its because its been sitting so long. Otherwise can't think of anything else that it might fail on.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on May 31, 2018, 07:48:39 PM
lubricate the pedals and check the return spring has not broken, good luck with the mot.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on May 31, 2018, 08:12:38 PM
Liberal with the WD40, it only happens sporadically but worth noting it might just happen when its on test. Should be fine though!

Everyone I have spoken too in the trade about it recently have all being going on about the age related MOT, all have said it shouldn't need one anymore. Not that I am going to apply for exemption but its funny how some mechanics etc interpenetrate the new rules.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on June 01, 2018, 07:22:21 AM
Yes Arran people's opinions are cheap/free but its you who has to sign the form.

As we don't want Scottish buggys failing to stop properly at English road junctions best to continue with the MOT's !

I assume the exemption question will get asked each MOT so you can always opt in at a future time ?

Simply tell people you feel safer and more responsible having an independent person check over your historic vehicle once a year.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 01, 2018, 10:17:52 AM
Oh defo Hugh. No way I would drive it without someone who's a professional to check it over. It would be insane to drive something without doing so. I personally think its a really stupid idea making MOT exemptions, the rhetoric behind new mechanics not knowing enough about older cars speaks volumes in terms of the educational training provided but thats a whole can of worms I'll keep sealed!


In other news, The longest road trip ever began a year ago today. Me and Roisin headed off to meet Alan and the Scottish Buggy Club had its first unofficial European tour.

What an adventure, and forever to be noted that everyone will have steering couplings in their spares box now.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on June 01, 2018, 10:49:58 AM
Oh we all remember you desperate to get attention at the first opportunity...


Before:
(https://s15.postimg.cc/gbxg3aqm3/IMG_0791.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6rdtgf19z/)

During:
(https://s15.postimg.cc/9lgytvqln/P1000682.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bq1buys87/)

Afterwards celebration:
(https://s15.postimg.cc/pwh2q6nnv/IMG_0816.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cfk47bdc7/)

And more celebration:
(https://s15.postimg.cc/5cc8rpfmj/IMG_0822.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3kj9wsw9j/)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 01, 2018, 02:43:17 PM
Ahh so many memories. Loved every second of it.


Clean mot. Woohoo!!

Im gonna guess the clutch needs to bed in a bit too as its kennedy performance stuff. Its a bit bitey in first gear. Just needing time to get use to it.

Might need to raise the idle speed a fraction too as it sometimes just dies at junctions. Its a bit on the low side. I always prefered a bit of a higher idle. I think they sound better.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Zip Buggy on June 01, 2018, 02:54:05 PM
........ and forever to be noted that everyone will have steering couplings in their spares box now.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Yup, got mine  ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 21, 2018, 04:45:26 PM
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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on June 21, 2018, 05:20:29 PM
Looking great Arran.

Don't you have bylaws in Scotland keeping vehicles off the beach ?

You're obviously all set for some long buggy trips...
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 21, 2018, 06:36:35 PM
Looking great Arran.

Don't you have bylaws in Scotland keeping vehicles off the beach ?

You're obviously all set for some long buggy trips...

I couldn't possibly confirm nor deny that Hugh, but I did by bit picking up some washed up tyres and a few big logs. Justified in my opinion  ;-)up

It's just a case of getting the miles on it now to break the engine in. I'm nearly there but not had much time recently. I am always set for long trips! Might need to get a new fuel gauge in since the gauge wizard cooked it, but stopping every 100 miles or so means I'd never really run out of fuel.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Buggybaggy on June 22, 2018, 06:16:45 AM
Great photos Arran.  ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 24, 2018, 08:54:45 PM
Great photos Arran.  ;-)up
:D :D :D Thanks! next 7-10 days apparently "taps aff" so plenty more to come. No rain in the forcast for a long time!

Buggy wise....

Pumped the tyres to 30psi all around. Buggy is a bit more crashy but the steering is superb. Might doss them down to 20 at the back to make it a bit softer since they're mahoosive and 25 at the front.

Nearly at the magic 500miles for the engine to have broken in. I get a lot of engine/gearbox shake if im not super careful in first. All new mounts around, all be it "stock" strength. So perhaps the 1776 is pushing them a bit too far. Not the best when you're trying to nip it at a roundabout for example.

May go for Rhino's or perhaps solid mount infuture... Had a look at those gearbox straps but im not overly convinced....? anyone got experience with them? I've seen coolair offering a truss bar kit which looks wicked, but I duno about clearance with the buggy shell and they're a bit dear. I'm not really fussed about any extra noise or vibration as, well its a buggy ;)

Will get it addressed when the engine is ready to be dyno'd to get it set up good and proper. Get the pro's to fit em while they're dyno'in it.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Doon L001 on June 24, 2018, 09:50:28 PM
30 psi sounds a bit high, especially for the front and usually rear is higher than the front cos that's where the weight is.

Too high it will bite you in the wet

All buggies are different but be a bit careful next time you get liquid sunshine

All the best
Dave
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 24, 2018, 10:08:28 PM
30 psi sounds a bit high, especially for the front and usually rear is higher than the front cos that's where the weight is.

Too high it will bite you in the wet

All buggies are different but be a bit careful next time you get liquid sunshine

All the best
Dave

Steering felt super sloppy with em down low. turns on a dial now but yes, light weight and rock hard tyres is a recipe for hilarity.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: farmer rob on June 24, 2018, 10:43:15 PM
Hi Arran, have you checked the bend in the clutch cable yet, that is what usually causes judder when pulling away. Some of the genuine gearbox mounts are very soft rubber which do let engines wobble about quite a bit on tick-over but as yours is all balanced up, you shouldn't notice this much. I don't know why anyone would want to go for solid mounts. With my buggy I run a type 4 engine witch is quite heavy. I use a Rhino front gearbox mount and the red urethane cradle mounts. With this set up the engine moves very little and I get no transmission noise and I use no extra gearbox straps  ;-)up

Rob
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Chad on June 24, 2018, 11:56:01 PM
Hi Arran,
I have used solid front and rear mounts for 25 years now and never had an issue with juddering.

You have been in my buggy and felt and sounded what it was like with solid mounts but obviously your choice.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 25, 2018, 07:30:08 AM
Hi Arran, have you checked the bend in the clutch cable yet, that is what usually causes judder when pulling away. Some of the genuine gearbox mounts are very soft rubber which do let engines wobble about quite a bit on tick-over but as yours is all balanced up, you shouldn't notice this much. I don't know why anyone would want to go for solid mounts. With my buggy I run a type 4 engine witch is quite heavy. I use a Rhino front gearbox mount and the red urethane cradle mounts. With this set up the engine moves very little and I get no transmission noise and I use no extra gearbox straps  ;-)up

Rob

I did look at it and it seemed ok, but I but a little bit more of a bend on it. Didnt really seem to help on the seat of the pants. Will try again before solid mounts.


Felt fine to me! Any specific recommendations for solid mounts?
Hi Arran,
I have used solid front and rear mounts for 25 years now and never had an issue with juddering.

You have been in my buggy and felt and sounded what it was like with solid mounts but obviously your choice.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 25, 2018, 09:52:57 AM
Looking at stuff like these. Don't know which is the better set.  :-\ :-\

A set of 3 solid mounts.
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https://www.coolairvw.co.uk/Item/Shop_by_Vehicle~Beetle_Products~Beetle_Gearbox_-P-_Clutch_Products~Gearbox_Mounts~Aftermarket_-P-_Performance~Gearbox_Straps_-P-_Braces/AC3019530/T1_Solid_Gearbox_Mount.html

or for a few quid more this?
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https://www.coolairvw.co.uk/Item/Shop_by_Vehicle~Beetle_Products~Beetle_Gearbox_-P-_Clutch_Products~Gearbox_Mounts~Aftermarket_-P-_Performance~Gearbox_Straps_-P-_Braces/AC3019507/T1_Solid_Gearbox_Mount_Strap_Kit.html

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Dave DND on June 25, 2018, 10:10:09 AM
As Rob said, Have a look at the Rhino mounts, as they offer the advantages of stiffening everything up without the harsh vibrations from going completely solid - I fitted these to mine too


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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 27, 2018, 10:48:35 PM
Shifter coupling bolt decided to abandon buggy  ;D ;D ;D

Just done a 120ish mile trip up to loch tay via aberfeldy and back through creiff. Got back into dundee just beside our fav mexican and lost the gears after a roundabout.

Ach well.

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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Buggybaggy on June 28, 2018, 05:50:32 AM
Ooops.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on June 28, 2018, 07:36:31 AM
Tough luck but Yellow on Yellow works for me!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 28, 2018, 10:57:03 AM
Yeap! Dont suppose anyone knows the thread size for an early shifter coupler? The one with the two bolts.

Might save me buyin a whole coupler again.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 16, 2018, 08:03:30 PM
Been away on holiday for my four weeks annual leave over summer from university. Was great to get away but Nursing students only get four weeks! None of this finish in May and come back in September jollies for us!

Got a replacement gear stick rod bushing fitted and put a dab of threadlock and made sure they wouldn't turn as I zip tied through the bolt holes around.... Should be solid enough now.

Also fitted a mid mount transmission support bar. I've had it for a while but I put getting it on until after I came back from holiday. A few websites say that the studs for where the bar fits need replacing for longer ones, I didn't need too as I felt I had enough on them to just feel the stud proud through the nut after tightening. I will replace them with nylocs just to be safe but it fits well. Didn't even need to jack the car up to do it! Good times.

I've noticed some paint has flaked off where I have been using trolley jacks so that'll need to get sorted. Might do it tomorrow night if I can find some paint brushes.... Otherwise battery was flat and a quick jump start with a spare I was off and away for a wee 10 mile jaunt to bed in the transmission support. Seems to work well but I didn't floor it or anything, the clutch feels great and the engine bedding in is still on going.

Hope to make a German themed car show on the 2nd but time will tell.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on August 16, 2018, 09:38:26 PM
Great to read your yellow buggy is still being tinkered with and is out and about north of the border.

Do you have an isolation switch as that might prevent the battery going flat whilst you are away for more than a few days ?
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 16, 2018, 09:54:44 PM
I do, but I have only the memory of the radio bypassing it so it remembers the stations. I guess the radio drained it out after 5 weeks of sitting still.

It would still crank, but it wasn't enough to get it going so a cheeky hook up to an old 12v I have just for the occasion and it was going like a champ. 
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 18, 2018, 07:55:43 PM
Under side all repainted, mid mount re-bolted with nylocks and a general poke about done. Sorted for the next year or so hopefully  8) Gonna try and get as many miles on it over next few weeks to have engine broke in and then tuned for winter...
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 10, 2018, 06:30:18 PM
It's been a while. Not really had time to use the buggy. So much stuff going on, but I have set aside some time to get things made up and painted at least.

I made up some templates to make water shields to hopefully protect the new carbies enough in a spot of rain. As the filters were directly in line with the back wheels, not good if i ever get into an IBW return journey again. So I got them fab'd up and they look like they'll work a treat. Guess proof is in the pudding.
I also got a blanking plate made up for the steering wheel. The horn button wouldn't seat snugly in the steering wheel so I've had it out for a while, but looking at a nasty bolt and steering shaft was a bit annoying.

Also got the wheels powder coated in super dooper silver, so all good!  ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up


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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on October 10, 2018, 07:10:17 PM
Wheels look great. Now stop fussing about shields for rain, and such like, and get some miles in before the season ends!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Doon L001 on October 11, 2018, 04:43:35 PM
My carb splash protectors are perspex and clip onto my rear cage. I found I also needed lorry mudguard brushes to get a good enough seal to stop water getting in during the annual monsoon

Don't see why you have a problem, thought rain up there was solid
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on October 11, 2018, 05:17:25 PM
Wheels look great. Now stop fussing about shields for rain, and such like, and get some miles in before the season ends!

Will do!  8) 8) 8) 8)

My carb splash protectors are perspex and clip onto my rear cage. I found I also needed lorry mudguard brushes to get a good enough seal to stop water getting in during the annual monsoon

Don't see why you have a problem, thought rain up there was solid

The last run up from IBW it was crazy, but I think the reason I was ok against everyone else having big carb trouble was my filters for the little 34ict's were suspended right above the engine on 90° hoses, pretty much where they would be if it was a single carb setup. So they'd be in no danger of water getting near them. These big 40 idf's however the filters are right next to the wheels, especially with the super short type 3 manifolds which are about half the length of type 1 manifolds... so any spray is going right in em.. Hopefully that wont happen now.  :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 07, 2019, 10:45:30 AM
Clean MOT.  8) ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on June 07, 2019, 08:15:38 PM
Excellent news but I'm not very surprised given how loved and cared for it looks.

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Post by: pepsi81 on June 07, 2019, 10:29:01 PM

Spot on 👍
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Post by: Buggybaggy on June 09, 2019, 06:53:19 AM
 ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on June 09, 2019, 04:48:49 PM
 ;D ;D Thanks folks.

Mileage since it was "resto'd" is at 5700 miles. Rookie numbers  :P must try harder!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 01, 2019, 02:20:51 PM
Faultless spin down to Bug Jam 33! Had a great time but the weather was not buggy friendly at all!!!!!  Wouldn't be a buggy trip without it I guess :p

848 miles clocked going there and back which put me into the oil change zone... Oil & tappets done at 0.1mm. Also re-torqued the rocker shafts after loosing all compression last time. I think it's probably a good idea just to re-check em every oil change, saves the worry I suppose.....

I can't seem to find any 20w/50 oil in any of the local factors but I know a local "The Range" shop sells it, fully mineral and at £15 for 4.5l. Added in some Wynns Super Charge Oil Treatment, but that stuff is STICKY! took an absolute age to drain out the can. No high zinc stuff, only slick 50 which is 3x the price and for it to be drained out in 2k miles, I didn't see the value in it.

Next oil change at 6000 miles... Clocking up nicely  8) Got a small show at Baxters park in Dundee on the 11th then nothing else planned. Getting stuck into my Msc Project at uni so it's gonna be a tough time until March.... Then its a case of trying to get time off for the shows again

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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on August 01, 2019, 03:03:35 PM
Hats off to you and Roisin for venturing so far, getting soaked and still not learning your lesson !

August 11th to March is far too long without a buggy event in the calendar. The MBC usually do a Xmas meal in December before the weather really turns grotty and Solihull is only 372 miles from Dundee....

   
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on August 01, 2019, 03:44:42 PM
Well done on the trip to santa pod and good luck with the education.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on August 03, 2019, 08:26:38 PM
Well done on the trip to santa pod and good luck with the education.

Cheers Snoopy!



Hats off to you and Roisin for venturing so far, getting soaked and still not learning your lesson !

August 11th to March is far too long without a buggy event in the calendar. The MBC usually do a Xmas meal in December before the weather really turns grotty and Solihull is only 372 miles from Dundee....

A mere afternoons quiet drive!!!!  ;D

Maybe able to squeeze vw action in but would be a very last min decision. Roisin doesnt have holidays to go and id need to get placement to give me days off. If I can do split nightshifts maybe.. :-\
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on September 28, 2019, 08:05:58 PM
Not much going on, enjoying it while I can with the weather. Runs like a dream stops starts and goes all like it should. However....

I have developed a few annoying issues though. Most of which I have made up in my head, that aren't essential to sort but because I dont have the skills and kit to sort it they've been bugging me for a while, and others that I can't seem to fix....

The accelerator pedal has intermittent floppage issues. Oh dear!

When coming to a stop more often that not the the pedal will not retract fully, other times it will retract about all of the way. Its as if a return spring as gone/broken and no amount of fine tuning on the carb end can address it so it must be inside the pedal set. I will see if I can bodge up a spare carb return spring onto the arm inside the tunnel, but I feel this more of a temp fix. So I guess a new pedal set as I believe whats in is the original 62 set, and they sure look like they've seen better days.

....I'm looking to get a rear tow hitch for the buggy put on. Probably be a custom job which I can't do. Im no welder, and I dont have the skills/equipment to do so.

I'm also really tired of the incorrect fuel gauge, I want a new tank that can drain all the fuel, not have 15l floating side that will never get used....

Also that misaligned steering column/coupler/box needs done for a UJ


Wow, a lot to do I guess, a bit out of my league for some.... Anyone recommend a good buggy builder to sort it all at once for me over winter?!?!  ;D ;D ;D ;D :-\ ::)
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on September 28, 2019, 09:25:51 PM
‘Runs like a dream.’

Great start to your post but come on Arran you know the score with buggy ownership... viz whilst things can run smooth for quite a while there’s no guarantee some niggle or major issue won’t come out of the blue. That’s why we have recovery insurance.

You have niggles and all are sortable medium term but such an old vehicle comes with a lucky dip of random frustrations.

I do sense though that you know all this deep down and your excellent yellow machine will continue to rumble about the northern UK.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on September 28, 2019, 10:25:39 PM
accelerator pedal bind could be the cross shaft in the pedal assy binding or on the left of the tunnel under the cover plate. the cable may require some lube in the guide tube or in the flexy above the gearbox. fitting extra springs makes it hard to push down and when they finally give you get a mass of throttle not a genteel progression as you push down.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Zip Buggy on September 28, 2019, 11:56:27 PM
Arran if you're using a hex bar linkage, it could be that.  Mine did the same until I swapped to the CSP bell crank system. It's about £100 but the difference is enormous. Much easier to set up and to balance and above all it's super smooth.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on September 30, 2019, 10:38:18 AM
Arran if you're using a hex bar linkage, it could be that.  Mine did the same until I swapped to the CSP bell crank system. It's about £100 but the difference is enormous. Much easier to set up and to balance and above all it's super smooth.

Its defo in the pedals. I can flap the accelerator like a tissue in the wind with a finger and nothing moves on the linkage at carbs.

Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Zip Buggy on September 30, 2019, 01:30:08 PM
Arran if you're using a hex bar linkage, it could be that.  Mine did the same until I swapped to the CSP bell crank system. It's about £100 but the difference is enormous. Much easier to set up and to balance and above all it's super smooth.

Its defo in the pedals. I can flap the accelerator like a tissue in the wind with a finger and nothing moves on the linkage at carbs.
Yes but that could be happening when the linkage is sticking open or maybe the cable is getting snagged somewhere.
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 02, 2020, 10:06:42 AM
So long my friend.

Off to volksmagic we go.

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Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Hugh on March 02, 2020, 10:12:42 AM
What needs doing Arran ?
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 02, 2020, 10:28:05 AM
The steering coupler has been a long standing issue I've wanted done, and the accelerator pedal is woeful so the set rebuilt.

Better a pro doing it than me!
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: snoopy on March 02, 2020, 07:17:00 PM
a long way but it is in safe hands ;-)up
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: Chad 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
Title: Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
Post by: apmaman on March 06, 2020, 09:54:55 AM
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

Hi Chad,

I brought it down on a hired trailer & truck. I'm glad I did because the -3°C, snow and rain was horrendous. So much the trailer lights started to earth as they were full of water  ;D ;D ;D

It was horrible, but by the time I got to liverpool it had dried out.