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Update : currently on Ebay, starting at £20 (auction) until 6/6/21;   Item number: 144058104997

VW Parts For Sale / For Sale - VW type 1 engine Trolley Dolly Cart
« on: May 23, 2021, 02:46:58 PM »
For sale - VW Type 1 engine trolley dolly cart, mobile, 3 swiveling wheels. Made by Energy One in USA. All steel. To hold an  engine or long block. 5" clearance. Open at one end so you can position a jack for lowering & raising. In good condition; I've only used it twice. It will be advertised on here until 1/6/21, then it will be placed onto Ebay (auction).

The dolly is made in a "U" shape to allow access to a trolley jack from one end. This in turn allows you to drop the engine straight on to the dolly when removing it from the vehicle. The dolly will allow you to easily move your engine around the garage as well as giving you access to the sump plate to allow you to do an oil change with the engine on the dolly. No more having to lump an engine about with the chance of damaging something on the block.

£30.00 (collect from West Sussex, nil postage). Postage via Hermes tracked £6.50 (total incl postage £36.50)
Send me a private message if interested. Thankyou.

Members Buggies / Re: Melly B. - my two buggies
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:55:06 PM »

Tonneau cover, gives more storage space on rear seat

Soft top made by Car Hood Company (London) some years ago

Members Buggies / Re: Melly B. - my two buggies
« on: April 07, 2021, 05:19:59 PM »
I've now owned it for 33 years. Did you buy the buggy off the original builder, I think his name was Dave Turton?

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: Battery spec - upgrade?
« on: December 01, 2018, 12:23:16 PM »
Thanks for the helpful reply. I've also seen another one rated at  12 volts,  45Ah; 400A. Would this also be OK to use? Both would fit into tray.

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Battery spec - upgrade?
« on: December 01, 2018, 10:52:00 AM »
My current buggy battery is 12 volt, 44ah, 360A

Is it ok to upgrade it to 12 volt, 44ah, 440A ?

Standard 1600 & standard engine ancillaries.

I know what you did last Summer . . . / Re: The end of Beach Buggin'
« on: April 29, 2018, 09:41:42 AM »
Due to the demise of Beachbuggin, the Southern Dune Buggy Club are holding a new VW event by the sea with plenty of buggies attending, on Sunday 19 August 2018 in Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN175LG. Its approx. 30 miles to the east of Southsea, where Beachbuggin was held.
The show is called Dubs by the Beach, 10am-5pm, buggies £5, VW's £10, full details here

I know what you did last Summer . . . / Re: The end of Beach Buggin'
« on: February 27, 2018, 10:27:45 AM »
A classic car journalist & VW owner (including buggy) who lives in Southsea has written to his Portsmouth councillor (Donna Jones) & local MPs etc protesting about the restrictions imposed by the local council causing the event to be cancelled :-

Councillor Donna Jones
Portsmouth City Council
Guildhall Square
Hampshire P01 2BG

14th February 2018
Dear Donna,
                     I have just read that the major UK Volkswagen Show ‘Beach Buggin’ which takes place on Southsea Common each August, is not going ahead this year, or any other year for that matter. When I discovered the reasons why the organisers felt unable to jump through so many unworkable hoops, implemented by Portsmouth City Council, I can fully understand why they chose to call it a day. I immediately felt disgusted, appalled and saddened that, ultimately it was Portsmouth City Council that were responsible for putting the final nail in the coffin for the show’s finality. Your organisational requirements are unrealistic and short sighted to say the least, unworkable, pathetic and one wonders if post codes didn’t exist, what your excuses would have been, for making the rules and regulations much harder than they really need to be.
‘Beach Buggin’ is a fantastic  major community show, with a wonderful vibe, that’s been running successfully for 18 years, during which time, in excess of £85K has been raised for a wide variety of charities.  This country needs this type of  community event, everyone wins. You seem to be missing the wider picture. Thousands of enthusiasts attend this one day event, spending a huge amount of money in Portsmouth, therefore benefiting a wide range of large and small businesses. I myself spend at least £500 over a ‘Beach Buggin’ weekend in Portsmouth. As high profile classic car journalist and photographer, I have reported on the show for many years, for national glossy monthly motoring magazines and weekly motoring papers, always championing the show, the monies raised for charities and Portsmouth, for its attractions and what it has to offer for the visiting public.
My late great friend Cedric Levitt, who passed away in 2017 was a major mover and shaker in the classic car world. As President of the Watford & District Classic Vehicle Club, he dedicated the last years of his long life, raising massive amounts of money for various charities. If he had read some of your ludicrous operational requirements and understood because of them, that the show was not going ahead,  he’d now be turning in his grave.
I hope that you can sleep at night, knowing that you have robbed a great many worthy charities of future funding, not to mention making a major dent in the income of local businesses in Portsmouth. Shame on you Portsmouth City Council.  If you think that this is the way forward, God help us all!
Yours sincerely
Paul Bussey
Copy to:
Councillor Ken Ellcome – Mayor of Portsmouth
Penny Mordaunt – Conservative MP
Stephen Morgan – Labour MP
Portsmouth News

I know what you did last Summer . . . / Re: The end of Beach Buggin'
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:13:16 AM »
Great shame. Myself and a few others from Southern Dune Buggy Club worked with the initial organisers many years ago to make the show a success; we normally had around 50 buggies at most shows (when the weather was dry).

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: How do I post photos on here - any update?
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:19:32 AM »
yep, it works for me!
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: How do I post photos on here - any update?
« on: September 25, 2017, 07:45:17 AM »
Update : here's what works for me for copying private photo on my PC onto forum now that Photobucket doesn't allow you top do this for free anymore :
website : postimages.org
set option to 800x600 (15" monitor)
no expiration
copy & paste the link "hotlink for forums"
paste onto forum, check it works ok by using "preview"

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: How do I post photos on here - any update?
« on: September 25, 2017, 07:13:41 AM »
Photo image.org doesn't exist. Full link required.

Please can one of the administrators explain in simple speak how to post a private photo on the forum now that Photobucket want to charge

Newbie Welcome Area / How do I post photos on here - any update?
« on: September 24, 2017, 05:17:28 PM »
Hi Andy,
any update on how to post photos on here via Photobucket for free ? From June 2017 they no longer allow 3rd Party Hosting unless you pay loadsamoney to them. Is there another photo hosting website you can recommend that we can use for free?

Will SDBC be attending mainly on the Sunday ?
Looks like around £10 admission per person - info on website.

As far as I'm aware, no-one with a buggy from the Southern Dune Buggy Club have pre-registered & paid the £15 to show their buggy in the official display area.
However, anyone who want to join me, weather permitting, I will be parking my buggy (blue Manx 2) in the Denne Road public car park, Horsham, RH12 1JF, around 9.45am for 2 or 3 hours; its £1.20 per hour, max 3hrs.. This is the nearest open-air car park to the town centre (1 minute walk) where the VW's will be on display.

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