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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Quick Steer Kit-pros and cons?
« on: March 03, 2021, 07:57:28 PM »
Has anyone ever used one on the street? I don't really need quicker and hence heavier steering but it looks like an easy way to change my track rods out a bit. I'm getting a little more bump steer than I'd like since I raised the suspension back up.

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / A simple question...
« on: March 02, 2021, 10:13:04 AM »
 Okay I've been into buggies for a long time and see them as an antidote to the sickness that modern cars often are, over complicated and unable to be worked on my a layman. I see my buggy to be closer in alignment to something like an MG TC than to a Ferrari. So what is it with relays? Fuses too?

I see people on here and online doing wonderfully neat wiring jobs on buggies but seemingly incorporating banks and banks of relays and multiple fuse boxes. When VW built the car that my buggy is based on they didn't fit one relay unless you include the flasher unit and only six fuses. They just used decent wire, decent quality switches and a foot dip switch. I followed their lead and everything on my car has always worked fine, no electrical gremlins in 20+ years.

Are all these relays to allow thinner wires and crappier switches to be used or are folks just showing off? And the fuses? My old Morris Minor only had two (three if you include the one they hid behind the speedo....grrrr....) What gives? I just don't get why people over complicate a simple vehicle.

Confused of Anglesey :-\

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Battery woes..
« on: February 18, 2021, 12:54:33 PM »
It looks like my buggy's battery has packed up. I bought it second hand for£10 from a scrapyard in Birkenhead15 years ago but I can't take it back because they built a leasure centre where it used to be. They just don't make them like they used to... ;D

Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Dubfreeze Cancelled, for ever.
« on: November 30, 2020, 09:11:24 AM »
It's been on Facebook for a week now but just incase anyone's not seen it, no more Dubfreeze events to be held ever, sadly.

‼️ Dubfreeze Ltd Announcement ‼️

Due to the current and ongoing circumstances and restrictions of Covid-19, itís with great regret that the Dubfreeze Ltd team have had to make the difficult decision to cancel Dubfreeze.

We have considered all options but due to restrictions, it would not be feasible for us to go ahead with the show as this would have a major impact on the way the show is run and also involve cost implications.

Unfortunately due to this we have also come to the decision that Dubfreeze Ltd, will cease as of now and there will be no future events.

We would like to thank all our traders and everyone who has attended and supported the show over the years.

Please share this announcement.

Once again, thank You to everyone for your support.

From all The Dubfreeze Ltd. Team.

Toyz For Sale / Classic CB Radio
« on: November 12, 2020, 10:41:05 AM »
Classic early 80s York CB with plenty of bells and whistles.

Powers up but I've no way of testing it as no antenna. Comes with power lead and new mic (not 100% sure if a wire may need swapping over, plenty of info on line).

£40ono posted. Proceeds to RNLI.

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Wiring Wizards?
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:14:43 AM »
I want to wire up my front indicators (12v/21w single filament) to be on all the time with the ignition as daytime running lights (easy enough) but I also want to wire them to flash as indicators. Old Yanks used to be wired in a similar fashion,rear  brake lights doubled as indicators, and from what I've read so far I could do what I want using an American trailer relay, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a cheaper/easier way. I don't want to add extra lights.

Thanks chaps. ;-)up

Parts Wanted / Formuling France steering wheel boss.
« on: September 02, 2020, 02:39:26 PM »
Has anyone got a Formuling France steering wheel boss going begging, 9 hole type to fit 1960 to 1973 1/2 Beetle column?

TIA ;-)up

Toyz For Sale / Manx dvds
« on: August 25, 2020, 10:40:24 AM »
Just about to throw some old copy dvds away unless they're any good to anyone?

Drivers of the Manxclub dvd, Road to Baja (VW Toureg 2 promo short film with Manx etc footage) dvd and Meyers Manx-Great Cars US TV show dvd.

Free to good home. PM me your address if interested.

Toyz For Sale / C&CC Buggy Special Mag 1970
« on: August 14, 2020, 11:54:46 AM »
Cars & Car Conversations buggy special, bit of paint on the cover but still in very readable condition for 50 years old
70+ pages of nostalgia

£10 posted, profits to RNLI.

Toyz For Sale / Hot Rod magazine CDs, set of 9
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:02:27 PM »
Set of nine CDs issued by Hot Rod Magazine, loads of good driving music from the 50s to the 80s.

£20 plus post.

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Rebushing Weber 34ict's?
« on: July 29, 2020, 07:57:25 AM »
Has anyone ever rebushed Weber 34icts themselves, or rather fitted bushes as the throttle spindles just turn in the casting as standard, no bushes fitted? I'm sure I could drill or ream the body out ok but can anyone recommend a bush that would suit? I've not stripped them, it'll be a job for Winter, but the shaft o.d. looks to be iro 8mm.

Parts Wanted / Wanted: Quick Steer Adapter
« on: July 27, 2020, 01:19:57 PM »
Anyone got one going begging that I can experiment with? ;-)up

Parts Wanted / Wanted, Front Shockers.
« on: July 21, 2020, 05:44:14 PM »
Wanted, pair of regular Beetle front shocks for ball joint front end. Possible swap for lowered shocks?

W.H.Y? :-\

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Crimping Tool- Aldi
« on: July 21, 2020, 12:46:30 PM »
Nice little crimping tool/stripper for a good price..


Parts Wanted / Wanted: t/p Manifold Clips.
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:48:59 PM »
Would anyone have a set of twin port manifold clips kicking around? I sent for some on eBay but just got sent 4 X Jubilee clips, too thick and clunky! They'd work, just, but I'd prefer originals. Thanks.

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