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There was plenty of Go Pro filming on the way down so someone must have a good video of the tunnel. I think we're all waiting for the edit!

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It was also good to put some faces to the names I see on here.

Hope everyone had a great day, see you next year.  Although my buggy did struggle a little to get back, think it may be running on three cylinders, possible HT leads!

Dave

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Here is my contribution.

I was standing on the bridge at Thursley on the A3 with my family (and my buggy) watching the cruise go past.  I filmed it on my camera that was zoomed in so the quality isn't great.

I caught up with the cruise at the fuel station at Liphook and it was an awesome cruise down, especially through Portsmouth.

The show was really good, the weather was great and I even had a paddle in the see with my daughter!

Brilliant day had all round.

http://vid811.photobucket.com/albums/zz40/littledave80/Beach%20Buggin.mp4

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Afternoon Chaps

Looks like you'll all be passing by my little village (Thursley) around 10 as I live just before the Hindhead Tunnel.  I'll try and get on the access bridge and get a video of you all as you pass by, then hopefully join the cruise down.

Should be an awesome sight!


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Parts Wanted / Re: rear lights
« on: March 16, 2015, 08:33:57 AM »
How about Landrovers lights?

I've got the NAS spec ones which are 95mm but standard light are 73mm and available in LED.

D

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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Number plate position
« on: December 10, 2014, 04:00:56 PM »
I built a little bar out of 1" tube which attaches to the now redundant heater tubes from the exhaust. I've got two of those LED bolts and it all works well. Should be able to make it work with your exhaust

Dave

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Members Buggies / Re: Another Dave with Another Doon (apparently)
« on: June 16, 2014, 08:57:15 AM »
Chad - it is indeed no. 19. Just out curiosity what's the best way to attach the badges? Just double sided tape?

For reflectors, I've seen the hand shaped ones which look fun, but I'm going to try and keep it quite clean so found some with brackets that will attach to the return lip and hang down, otherwise I'll just get some self adhesive ones.

As for the battery, I used some flat plate and then used threaded rod to hold the plate across the battery, kind of like the Land Rover Discovery. Seems to work pretty well.

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Members Buggies / Re: Another Dave with Another Doon (apparently)
« on: June 15, 2014, 03:42:03 PM »
Well it passed, just! Need to get some reflectors for the rear as my LED lights don't have any. The axle tube was leaking so the brake was a bit lazy and handbrake only just passed! Axle tube is sorted and all brakes are cleaned just need some reflectors, eBay I think.

Drove down to Portsmouth for its maiden voyage, unfortunately the rocker cover gasket sprung a leak, luckily the RAC managed to sort it with some sealant. So made it to Portsmouth and drove back this morning with no issues.

So a few more tweaks are required, but that is to be expected.

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Members Buggies / Another Dave with Another Doon (apparently)
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:08:13 PM »
Well here she is, all ready for her MOT tomorrow.

Still need to sort out the stance, possibly with some new tyres.  Fuel Gauge isn't working properly, and the ride is a little rigid, so need to tweak that.










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Newbie Welcome Area / Another Doon (almost) on the road!
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:26:36 PM »
Well, after nearly 9 years of building, my Doon Buggy is insured and ready for its MOT which is booked for Friday afternoon.

Massive thanks to Chad for all is help and to anyone else who has posted on my questions.

I'll be getting it out the garage before Friday so I'll try and post some pictures.

Thanks again.

Dave

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