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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / GLASSING-IN STIFFENER PLATES
« on: October 23, 2019, 11:13:31 AM »
I want to glass in some stiffener plates and captive nut plates to my tub.  Theyíre in mild steel and I want to protect them from corrosion; is there a paint/coating I can use which isnít affected by resin?

Or will it be better to just shell out for plating, or go to stainless?

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Parts Wanted / Wanted: fuel tank
« on: October 08, 2019, 11:11:48 AM »
My wifeís GT has been off the road for so long that Iím now getting daily Ďremindersí.  The main thing keeping it in the garage is the fuel tank; the old one rotted through and the rust is so extensive that itís really not worth fixing.  Also, as it was fitted to the last GP-tubbed incarnation of the buggy, the filler neckís in slightly the wrong place for the GT hood opening.

So Iím either after a new one to modify, or one in good condition (no rot!) that has the neck as far up the centreline as it can get.  Anyone got anything I can use? If not, whereís the best place to get a tank?

The tank Iíve gotÖ.



The filler position I needÖ



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VW Parts For Sale / GP BONNET FOR SALE
« on: June 30, 2016, 08:29:19 AM »
GP Mk1 BONNET

Iíve had this kicking about for a few years, bought for a project which didnít quite get off the ground.  With central Jag type flip up cap fitted into a recess for a flush fitted look. It's been skimmed with filler for some reason so will need work to tidy it up but nothing difficult, just time consuming. I have the filler cap somewhere, will dig it out if anyone wants this. £25

I also have a GP mk2 bonnet with screen frame intact which I could also do with moving on.  I only just remembered about this one, so no pictures yet!  It's got a central fuel cap, covered by an alloy marine hatch.  Not in bad nick, £25 also.

I live a few miles from Santa Pod, and similar from M1 junction 14 for collection.




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Beach Buggy Electrical Help / 'WATERPROOF' FUSE BOX
« on: March 23, 2015, 09:25:34 PM »
Can anyone suggest a fuse box which is actually waterproof?  I use one of the usual ones with a screw-fixed clear plastic lid.  The lid keeps the water out from that direction, but it's been getting in behind the fuses and now the whole thing is a mass of corrosion. I guess there must be ones for boats which actually are waterproof, but eh ones I've looked at don't seem much different to mine, so I'd appreciate any suggestions...

Thanks.

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Beach Buggy General Help / MANX TUB ONTO GP PAN?
« on: February 28, 2014, 09:50:55 AM »
OK, I know the Manx has a wheelbase one inch longer than the GP (or a cut one inch shorter, looking at it the other way), but in reality, can a Manx tub be persuaded to fit to a GP-shortened floorpan?  From tubs Iíve fitted before, thereís a fair bit of jiggling and persuading to get the tub flange to match the pan drillings; is the extra inch of the Manx a step too far?  The last tub I fitted (LWB GT) was easily 12mm out at the rear with the front lined up and needed a bit of persuasion to go on, so could 12mm be accommodated at each end?

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Newbie Welcome Area / NEWBIE - SORT OF...
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:19:46 PM »
Hi all.  Iím a newbie to the forum despite having joined a year or so ago!  Iíve not been able to come aboard for various reasons, but have been buggying away in the background nonetheless.  Hailing from the Santa Pod area and a buggy driver for twelve years now, I currently own a scruffy (it has to live outside) GP2 SWB which is regularly driven all year round, and a GT which Iíve been building up for years as time and funds permit.  Iím at the wiring-up stage now, so once thatís done itís bonnet on, seats in and good to go. Then I can start work tidying up the GP.  Cheers!

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