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understandable Dave but looking forwards to it and if some restrictions hit again hopefully we can just have a quite caravan break away, further on we have already booked a trip to look around South Africa early in 2022.
cannot see the NEC show happening 11 th June but not cancelled yet, outside events with social distancing will hopefully survive from the start of July.

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Lock down easing so hopefully all systems go for this weekend anymore interested in a buggy weekend.

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: steering column
« on: February 22, 2021, 08:51:36 PM »
nothing in there it floats just the outer column secured to the tub.

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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: saloon on log book
« on: February 22, 2021, 08:50:46 PM »
Fully agree with David the rules are the rules since late 1998 anyone building a swb or space frame should have gone through SVA IvA there is no excuse which is why I buy and do up old buggies not build new ones.

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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: saloon on log book
« on: February 22, 2021, 06:40:22 PM »
quite a few beetles changed from saloon to convertible with the wizard and windjammer conversions then other people just cut the roof off and fitted a folding soft top cheaper than a genuine cabriolet in the day these are not reregistered just change of body type.

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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: saloon on log book
« on: February 22, 2021, 10:30:26 AM »
As you have found on your search for a buggy there are loads of incorrectly registered buggies, hot rods and kit cars on the road with no problems, some have been caught out by the system but if you have tax, mot, insurance on it and no criminal marker for drug dealing and alike the ANPR will not flag you up so you should be fine, just drive it within the law so you do not attract attention for the wrong reason.


 

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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: saloon on log book
« on: February 21, 2021, 09:46:12 PM »
There are anomalies the wife’s buggy states make Invader beach buggy body type saloon, strange as they never made a saloon invader but they did make T type hard tops for buggies other than their invader shell.

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Members Buggies / Re: Prowler - Corvair (under construction
« on: February 21, 2021, 09:13:27 PM »
that is some nice work and good to see it works.

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Beach Buggy IVA / SVA Help / Re: saloon on log book
« on: February 21, 2021, 09:08:27 PM »
Any new build swb since 1998 should have had sva or iva test to register it correctly however there are still some buggies built before then which did not get registered correctly and missed the amnesty in 2002 to get the V5 changed no questions asked.
It has not been a serious problem so far but there are more ANPR cameras around these days so more chance of it being recognised as not being a beetle saloon, beetle convertible is not ideal but was used to register some buggies the problem being VW did a convertible

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Brakes and steering
« on: February 21, 2021, 12:08:53 PM »
sketchy steering could be the joints, excessive play in the steering box and steering geometry camber, castor and tracking it is also worth checking the rear tracking.

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Brakes and steering
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:49:11 AM »
jack it up and try the steering with the wheels off the ground and also do it by pushing and pulling on a tyre some after market ball joints are silly stiff so check it all moves freely but as said it could just be low tyre pressures and steering wheel size.

Brakes have no assistance and do not need it but it does take more pedal pressure than modern cars.

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Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: electrical journey begins
« on: February 19, 2021, 08:03:43 AM »
you just need battery cable as listed on electrical suppliers sites  rated around 170 amps with terminals to suit.

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: rear light position
« on: February 17, 2021, 08:18:45 AM »
there are gussets on the Jas buggy from the rear bulkhead to the rear body so some simple L shaped brackets bolt through the fibreglass gusset. As with most things buggy make it up as you go there is no definitive correct way they are all individual.

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: rear light position
« on: February 16, 2021, 06:54:49 PM »
As said led need to be vertical or they are near useless I mounted ours under the body on aluminium brackets. Position is not critical for mot the position or e markings are not checked just that they work and are the right colour.


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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: NOVA
« on: February 14, 2021, 02:16:30 PM »
May be worth contacting the South African buggy owners as they live in country and will have more knowledge than us UK folks.

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