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Parts Wanted / Re: wiring loom
« on: December 24, 2019, 06:45:11 PM »
Hi Glyn,

Just replied by e-mail.

Really sorry for teh delay in getting back to you.

Chad ;)

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: Wiring issue
« on: November 21, 2019, 12:49:23 PM »
Hi bud. They were left and right parking lights (left and right) for mainly American market.
Just cut them off as don't need them.

« on: October 21, 2019, 09:18:38 PM »
Hi Paul,

56 is the 12v feed from the headlight switch (which is ignition 12v and is actually fed from the Yellow/Black secondary ignition part of the fuse board, which turns off when ignition key is turned to starter motor to turn off lights and put all power to starter if lights have been left on - if that makes sense).

30 is a permanent 12V feed which enables the headlights to be flashed when the headlight switch is off. i.e. like on a modern car when you flash people to thanks them, berate them, flash then through etc.

Hope that helps?

Vanessa & Allan DR Paid for room and Party
Vicky & Keith DR paid room and party.
Liz & Dave - Fully Paid for Room and Party
Hugh SR - Fully Paid for Room and Party
Simon and Jo DR
Pam & Shaggy DR Paid in full for room and party
Gail & Dave C DR  Paid for room and Party
Dave & Lynn DR
Paul & Sue DR    Paid in full for room and party
Doug & Grace DR  Paid for room and Party
Amy & Glenn DR,
Jazzy & Jan DR
Jason & Kath DR
Father Lee SR cell
Cam & Lorna Party only
John & Pam Party only
Chad & Ruth Party Only

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Couple of queries
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:44:58 PM »
Hi Joe,

Initially welcome to the mad house.

Secondly a LWB Doon - great choice but then again I would say that  ;D

Thankfully there are now a fair number of buggies registered with the DVLA as LWB Doon on the log book. As a LWB this is fairly easy to do and Chris Jordan has kindly recorded the process on his Doon build page at http://www.chris-jordan.org.uk/registering-the-long-wheel-base-doon-in-2005.html

If you can find a decent donor beetle that is definitely the best way to go in my opinion as modern repo parts are poor or very expensive for good stuff Best to repair / restore original where possible.


For those of you contemplating joining us next year for Swanage 13 - this may give you an idea that its not like most other events in the UK and what it is about, i.e. a chilled weekend with mates a a right good laugh.

Swanage 2019 'Show us Yours' results in the order of Award, Recipient, Prize

CLEANEST BUGGY - Dave TV Coleman - Tube of Slime

DIRTIEST BUGGY  - Chris Barker - Hoola Girl Air Freshener

BIGGEST CHROMO - Allan - Pack of Chrome Paper Cups

SPARKLIEST BUGGY - Colin Chapman (I think, help me out someone) - Bottle of Glitter Glue (There were many many candidates for this award but as I am on the none sparkly side of the garage and don't have a clue about flake size, colour etc, we decided because his wheels were also painted in metal flake, this is what tipped the balance ;D)

DUDE WHERE's YOUR CAR; aka ANYONE GOT A SPARE SEAT AWARD - Dom Grandhaie - Up-Cycled indoor bowls trophy supplied by the football club, with sand glued to it. Basically a balnk trophy on which Dom can glue n a model beach buggy once his car is finished


STAINLESS EXHAUST IN NEED OF MOST HELP - George Meakin - Bottle f Harpic and pair of gloves

BREAKDOWN AWARD #1 - Dave Dnd for IBW trip home this year- Bottle of Metalflake Green Glitter Glue for the toolbox.

BREAKDOWN AWARD #2 - Flags for consistent need of minor roadsaide fixes - Bottle of Metalflake Orange Glitter Glue for the toolbox.

LONG DISTANCE AWARD - Patrick Hermans - 2 cans of energy drink and some Cadbury's choclate fingers.

BUGGY OWNER WHO HAS EVERYTHING - Matt Manxter Williams - Candle driven chrome dangly mobile

BUGGY NUMBER RAFFLE - Jason Bear Bartley - Paint your own racing car set

More Serious Awards

DRIVER's CHOICE aka READER's DRIVES - Matt Manxter Williams - Bespoke, hand made, one off, up-cycled capet bowls silver plate trophy with Buggy Daddy hot wheels model glued on top (with maker's own superglue thumbprint in the paintwork  ;D)

SPIRIT OF PADDY AWARD (awarded by Sonya, MAx and Tayte) - Flags - Hancrafted wood and model buggy display board with engraved silver piston mounted on the board)

I know what you did last Summer . . . / Re: Swanage number 12
« on: July 29, 2019, 02:57:36 PM »
Great pictures Vanessa. As always.
And agree, massive thanks to Flags and Karen for making this happen.
Roll on Swanage 13 -

I know what you did last Summer . . . / Re: Swanage number 12
« on: July 18, 2019, 10:51:08 PM »
Hi Flags

I'm happy to do the show and shine - I'll organise something for the Sunday morning if like.


I'm more than happy to relinquish the trophy to anyone that wants it, its just  I seem to always get pushed to the front to collect anything and talk on stage, and I therefore ends up in my buggy to get home.  ;D

Chad ? Really ?  I thought the new house was big enough to display them all ?  Have we run out of room already ?  :o

Right Guys, this is serious . . . .  We need a "go fund me page" for a Bigger Trophy Cabinet as the Curator of the Buggy Hall of Fame is struggling   ;D

With all Ruth's Shoes and books, room is disappearing fast. Think I must be married to a millipede librarian  ;D

Great write up as always Dave, thanks for doing that. It certainly was an IBW trip never to forget. 

I hope Scott recovers fully and his buggy is fixed better than new.  ;-)up

I'm more than happy to relinquish the trophy to anyone that wants it, its just  I seem to always get pushed to the front to collect anything and talk on stage, and I therefore ends up in my buggy to get home.  ;D

My second hero for the weekend next to Ruben has to be Snoopy as he also never stopped helping everyone out - superstar.


Beach Buggy General Help / Re: I need a few bits!
« on: June 12, 2019, 11:38:46 AM »
Also a rebuild or serviced original steering box is far superor to the crap oriental replacements you can buy these days.

Flags on here knows a thing or 5 about rebuilding steering boxes.

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Coil position.
« on: June 12, 2019, 11:35:23 AM »
Don't fit on your rear bulk head.

Mine was tehre unitl it broke on the sie of the M5 and I had to get to it to rplace it -very difficult and scary.

Now bolted back whee VW intended, and they did have lots of engineers design it to work in that position I suppose...

Do we have a definitive IBW attendance list this year as I seem not to have many takers for t-shorts this year compared to other years?

I don't want to get there and then people say 'have you got any spares' or 'I wished I had ordered one' or 'I never knew you had to order them'


Hi guys,


This is a local'ish show for me that is now in its 6th year. Its on the main road between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.

I have been to the last 4 on just the Sunday and really enjoyed it. It feels like a smaller version of Tatton Park and has all types of VW's (not just campers and T5's).

I know the organiser relatively well and he was one of the companies that sponsored our Pier Pressure cars to enable us to take on the charity run we did in 2016.

There are live bands in a small marquee on the Saturday night (more akin to the IBW nights than any big show) and I really fancy doing the weekend this year.

The cost is about 28 for the whole weekend but I have also been offered a club stand plot in the main show area (not around in th ecamping area) with plenty of camping behind the stand, for a reduced rate - basically the more that come the cheaper it will be. I will get exact prices next week but just offering it up to see if folk would be interested.?

Kath and David Ojamma came for the day last year and really enjoyed it.

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