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Nice one dave, we'll have to have a proper face chat once its all installed, couldent commit to getting front, rear or both aswell as im still waiting on the new pan to sort itself out.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hi all
« on: March 16, 2020, 07:24:57 PM »
Welcome, you'll get what you want soon enough  8)

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello
« on: December 23, 2019, 09:25:31 PM »
welcome to the mad house  ;)

Parts Wanted / Re: wiring loom
« on: December 14, 2019, 11:28:16 PM »
year dosent make a difference it's all about how many dials and buttons you've got,
look up chad on the members list and drop him a pm he makes fantasic custom looms and full wiring destructions/plans at a great price.

happy to volunteer for this one mate, as a place or backup makes no odds  ;)
at least next time i wont miss the breckie coz of getting a mot  :-[

Parts Wanted / Re: 1968 on rear brake backing plates
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:10:20 PM »
Kieth will have a looksie in the shed as soon as i can mate, however im hobbleing at the min and cant get to things without trying to climb over other stuff so maybe a few days?

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Bad misfire
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:23:08 AM »
I had a similar problem with my linkage sticking, there was a slight crimp in the cable just in front of the fan house tube, didn't think it looked like it would cause a problem but this was causing the cable to stick in the end of the tube replaced cable and gt40 spayed over the linkage problem solved.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hi guys!
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:55:12 PM »
Hi Matt,
finally got 5 min to sit down :'(
yes i'd apreciate any history info from when you had her, i didnt get any proper history when i got her just a half file with random recipts and a few failed mot's etc

keith ive a bag of screws for the indicators i had made up local, your welcome to as many as you need just dont do a badger and put one through the wires  ::)

oh and i'll have a dig in the shed i should have a pair of belts off the nova

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Steering Wheel
« on: April 05, 2019, 09:52:28 PM »
Grant and monterey wheels bosses etc are cheaper and have a better chance of finding suitable sizes than the more boy racer brands and still quality parts, i just didnt like the look of their wheels it was the wheel that cost me half the bill, then had to build it backwards from the wheel to the column to get it all to fit.
talk to a local vw shop and they will guide you on prices setup etc,
if your using the column housing off the seat then the boss should fit inside the plastic housing and then all that is on the outside will be the QR and the wheel, depending on the dish you might not gain any extra length,

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Steering Wheel
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:46:23 PM »
Hi Lee,
It all depends on budget at the look you want,
cheapest way to do it would be a weld on kit, basically you have a "sleve" welded over the splines that will lock a QR ring on, you can get these for the classic 3 bolt steering wheels.

looks ok if your not using the steering column housing etc usually used on a more off road buggy/sandrail etc,
if you go down the more modern car looking QR the the first thing id say is do not buy chinese cheese, buy from a shop you know or a proper car parts store, Sparco-Momo-BG- etc Quick release systems start at around 80 adaptor bosses from around 55 and wheels whatever you are willing to pay. These will have a garuentee with them when you see the same thing on places like flea bay for 25 ask yourself if it really worth risking it? you'll need a hub adaptor to fit your column splines then the QR and whatever wheel to fit the pcd of the QR, as snoopy says it can add on upto 3 inches on the length of the column setup so the choice is either a flat wheel or a shallow dish wheel.
my setup cost around 430.
I had to have a new column as the splines for the momo adaptor on the 72 column were too big i was lucky that dave kingfishers had another colum in the back with the smaller head/splines
however the wheel i liked is dished an has added around 3 inch to the length so i will have to get the column chopped at some point


Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Gelcoat cracking / crazing
« on: April 02, 2019, 08:40:22 PM »
this is who i buy from
quality product and not to bad on price, look on left side drop menu - fibergalss kits -
the last lot i bought from them was about 10m of glass resin etc (1x 10kg kit) and got change from 70 cant remember postage cost, i have pleanty of kit left over after 1 failed dash then a new plug mould and 2nd dash, 2 frenched rear lights loads of minor repairs and adding strength in places + im yet to mould and build my sidepods, so overall its not too expencive to have a go yourself, just have confidence and go for it, it never hurts to try new things  ;)
if your not sure what product you need then phone them tell them what you need it for,
or even look for your local boat builder/repair marina etc and talk to them for advice

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Gelcoat cracking / crazing
« on: April 01, 2019, 10:20:54 PM »
found this beaut of a vid for you to watch,,
its not how i was taught but then i wasnt taught to do repairs of this size,, so could be golod for you with a whole bonnet to do

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Gelcoat cracking / crazing
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:57:42 PM »
thats some serious cracks,,
as snoopy says if your gonna go down the repair route reinforce it from behind first.
my 2p to add is dont just v cut the cracks you must tap the ends of the cracks to stop them spreading further. also any intersecting crack points need to be drilled out as they are weak spots.
even after you repair they can still stress and continue to spread unless you stop them in their tracks,

(at first it might look orible but do a repair properly, that pic isnt the best but it shows taping the ends of the cracks before v cutting to repair.)
tedious work,, use chop strand, resin and silica powder mix (sands down better than just resin and chop strand)  to fill the holes you drill and gelcoat to fill the cracks cling film or tape over the gelcoat repairs to cure,, do not use body filler for this process as this can itself shrink or crack only use the body filler to smooth off after you have done any repairs.

VW Parts For Sale / Re: fuel filler cap
« on: March 29, 2019, 05:32:46 PM »

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