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Parts Wanted / wanted engine
« on: September 07, 2019, 06:55:35 PM »

Hi all, looking for an engine to recondition. 1300/1600 twin port
Anything considered to a degree

Members Buggies / my lads buggy
« on: December 22, 2018, 11:21:12 PM »
Hi all just starting to sort out my lads buggy. we are rebuilding from the floor up. Its all going to plan so far, as we are after a off road look

Parts Wanted / wanted steering column
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:22:00 PM »
Hi all I am after a steering column any type will do. just need the centre shaft and outer tube

Anyone got anything,,,,??????

Parts Wanted / sandrail wanted
« on: August 18, 2018, 12:16:46 PM »
Hi anyone got a sandrail up for sale, looking to do one up for the lad.
anything considered

Parts Wanted / wanted spark arresters
« on: May 13, 2018, 09:55:41 AM »
Hi I am trying to get my hands on two spark arrester exuasts, either the 10 inch or the 17 inch ones

Does anyone have or knows where, there are some hiding


Beach Buggy General Help / where to go for a MOT in Brum
« on: December 22, 2017, 09:15:07 PM »
simple question, can anyone advise me on a good place to take my buggy for the MOT in Birmingham

Members Buggies / my budget buggy
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:09:30 PM »
Hi all never done a write up before so here goes
I have had a couple of buggys about twenty odd years ago and its been bugging me for a couple of years now to build a new one.
So one day I found myself passing Kingfisher Kustoms while doing a work job in West Bromwich, so into the car park, i went.
As walking in, there mounted on the wall was a swb buggy bodyshell. After speaking to Dave Fisher and his merry men a deposit was put down. Next job was to find a doner vehicle, a day later I found one on fleebay for 800 quid. A week later the doner arrived

Within a weekend the body  was off the chassis and sold for 200 and over the comming week, the chassis was striped down and sent off the Kingfishers for shortening. With nothing else to do it was time to shop around and get all the rest of the doner bits sorted (brakes, ball joints, steering etc) and paint everything black. As in the title I am trying to do the build on a budet and shopping around has saved me alot of cash.

Anyway a month later Dave turned up with my chassis and body, so it was time to put it all together. With in a week the chassis was on all four wheels, with all new brakes, steering, wheels and tyres.

The front brakes were put on the back and the back brakes were put on the front, with the brake pipes swopped on the master cylinder

I also replaced the steel fuel pipe with copper 6mm pipe, inside the tunnel and fitted the electric fuel pump

With all this done it was time to fit the body, which dropped on and fitted nicely

Now it was engine time. I stripped it down and to my surprise all the internals (bearings etc) were original vw components and in excellent condition. so with that, the money put towards the engine rebuild was put to a little bit of bling, a set of 1600cc barrels and pistons, two new cylinder heads, 009 dissy and a set of webber carbs. Time to drop it on to the gearbox, all fitting nice.

With the engine in, the rear camber looked ten times better

So far its took me about six weeks to get to this stage, working on it about a couple of hours a night.
so far the build is nothing spacial and a bit of a basic build up, but with the budget been a little tight I am well please with it so far.

Parts Wanted / wanted roll bar
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:15:51 PM »
Hi all, l am looking for a roll bar, anything considered but I am looking for a 3 inch hoop

Beach Buggy General Help / legal seat belts
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:12:51 PM »
Hi all quick question, I want some 4/5 point seat belt harnesss for my buggy and just wondering what is legal to use and what are not legal.

I hear that only belts with a button release are road legal.....??? is this true
are FIA belts road legal......????

Beach Buggy General Help / anti theft items
« on: October 30, 2017, 06:00:08 PM »
Hi all, while I am building my Bug, I am wondering if anyone uses any anti theft devices
If so what do you use.....??????

Also has anyone every had there bug stolen.

Newbie Welcome Area / hello all
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:14:05 PM »
firstly thanks for taking me on board  ;-)up
I have done a couple of buggies when I was a young lad and now I am all grown up again, its time to have another bash at it
The bank manager (the good lady wife), thinks I am having a mid life crisis.
So just waiting for the chassis and body to arrive and away we go
cyas soon

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