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Newbie Area => Newbie Welcome Area => Topic started by: pcampsie1986 on January 26, 2015, 10:50:08 AM

Title: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: pcampsie1986 on January 26, 2015, 10:50:08 AM
Hello all,

I am about to embark on my first buggy project with an off-road style buggy (CAD pic of the style below). My plan is to try and alter the frame so that it is more like the buggies shown on this forum with fiberglass bodies. My plan is to widen the frame to add an extra seat and then alter the frame such that I can attach a fiberglass body to it. I figure that this is probably a very ambitious project but I welcome any advice or criticism that could help me along. The buggy is to be more of an exhibition piece rather than to be actually used so I don't really need to worry about having a working engine, breaks, etc.

Cheers,

Paul

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah308/pcampsie1986/CADBuggy_zps620d57c0-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: Dave DND on January 26, 2015, 11:06:07 AM
Welcome aboard mate

We have quite a few steel cage fabricators amongst us, as well as a healthy collection of nutters in your local area
(put the kettle on, and they will come)

I shall watch this project with great interest   ;-)up
Title: Re: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: AndyRobinson on January 26, 2015, 11:12:02 AM
Hello Paul and welcome to the site!

As Dave says there are a few very decent frame builders on the site who may well be able to help. And I know many of us will be very keen to see the progress as you get it done.  ;-)up
Title: Re: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: snoopy on January 26, 2015, 04:35:04 PM
Welcome Paul, an engineering project buggy as said keep us posted.
Title: Re: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: 93fxdl on January 27, 2015, 12:01:49 AM
Greetings from a sandrail builder about 20 miles south of you
Ttfn Glenn
Title: Re: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: Wilcoivette on January 27, 2015, 05:52:43 AM
A guy a know from the buggylub in holland also build a one seat rail. Based on a vw beetle.
Here is the link below:

http://www.buggyvrienden.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3620&start=330
Title: Re: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: chrisbarker on January 27, 2015, 06:08:02 AM
welcome buddy good luck with your project
Title: Re: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: Manxrod on January 27, 2015, 06:42:38 AM
Yes welcome and good luck with the project  ;-)up
Title: Re: Hi from Glasgow!
Post by: apmaman on January 27, 2015, 12:08:45 PM
Good luck with the project. Nice to see another mad Scot on here, who needs the sun for an open topped car!?