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Will it be on next year and is it worth thinking of a MBC / BBI buggy stand?


Fantastic. great news

Members Buggies / Re: Beam buggy safety refurb.
« on: April 20, 2019, 06:01:14 PM »
That is proper scary.

Some of the wiring I have ripped out of buggies has been amazing. it is a wonder how they have not gone up in flames - telephone bell wire to power a fuel pump sticks in my mind.

That said the 'professional' loom supply with the Chesil speedster kit pt all lights through one 20amp fuse (but only used 5 amp wire to the side lights...) I wonder why I see so many pictures of Chesils on fire !!!!

SOrry guys

I can't make it either as it's the last weekend with the puppies.

have a great time.

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Any ideas on this body please
« on: March 31, 2019, 11:30:31 PM »
I know the RAT certainly had its origins in a modified GP.

But one thing I am certain of is the Doon was a brand new design and not a modified anything  8) (I know the blok
es who did it  ;D ;D)

Members Buggies / Re: The story so far
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:57:18 PM »
thanks chad,
on the phone to snoopy this evenin and found the problem with all the elecs, it was a short/screw through the earth wire in the column housing,, the only difference between when the elecs first went in and tested and now was i didnt have the locating pins for the stalk ring so went to local fasteners and got some made up the same size as the one i had. i remember putting them it and then putting the unit away for painting  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
fuel tank went back to the shop as the outlet fiber washer had disintegrated and sent petrol everywhere, luckily i hadnt bolted it down and managed to tip it up only lost about a ltr of petrol lol but managed to spot a pin hole appear where the paint had bubbled and gone soft,
seats went in today damn they look good,
so left to do is,
bolt plates on,
harnesses to clip in,
windows to put back on,
mirrors to fit,
wiper motor and arms to fit,
fuel cap to fit
link tank back up hopefully fixed this time,
and a problem with the csp carb linkage tower sticking to sort pheww not much for 1 night left

Great news

Members Buggies / Re: The story so far
« on: March 17, 2019, 11:53:56 PM »
Chad when the main lights button is pushed ( this doesn't happen all the time) everything crackles/flickers the noise is coming from the original vw 5 pin relay and one of the cables between that and a 4 pin feels like it's getting warm, I pulled the cables from the hazard blocks like you said and it didn't make a difference, I had a couple of the connections from the indicator stalk the wrong way round and I think both 3pins blew and a couple of 10a fuses, had a spare and rushed round a mate for a spare 3pin lucas from an old cortina they seem to be holding this time

Yhe wire shoulddnt be getting warm, sounds like a short somewhere. Could be in the original relay or wire on the wrong pin. Just double check everything. Pareticulalry if it worked previously. Chad

Members Buggies / Re: The story so far
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:50:02 PM »
Sounds like a missing earth or poorly relays.

Pity I'm 40 miles away now bud otherwise I could have come round. Check plugs into back of column are in the correct place and a tab isn't bent somewhere.

I thought everywhere was hot compared to Scotland  ;D

Parts Wanted / Re: LWB Body
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:37:04 PM »
I Echo Gordon's comments,

Took us nearly 40 shell sales of Doon to simply break even on the cost of making the LWB and SWB moulds. And then the margin on each kit is miniscule. Its about keeping the buggy world alive, not making a fortune.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Newbie
« on: January 21, 2019, 11:51:04 PM »
Definitely a Rat Mk2 with cut off front wings.  :)

And welcome too  :D

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Floorpan fabrication
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:52:34 PM »
Lee at Volksmagic has a fnatatsic gig that can be set at many lengths depending on what body you go for. Great work. Even removes bottom plate, shortens the top the replaces bottom plate so no cut in the middle.

Top class work

1 Alison and Lawson
2 Jayson and Natalie
3 Dave DND & Liz
4 Hugh
5 Oojamaflip + thingymebob
6 whatmecallit
7 Roadrunner (G)
8 Shaggy & Pam
9 Amy & Glen
10 the snoopys
11the bears
12 Buggybaggy
13 Dave & Lynn (DOONL001)
14 orange peel ( Neil & Pam)
15 Doug and the minions
17 Paul and (daughter) Olivia
18 Evilsea and Bev
19 Scott (Volksrod)
20 Simon & Jo
21 Panther
22 Matt & Sian
23 Vanessa & Allan
24 Ryan (Allan's son)
25 Dave C & Gail
26 The Chads

Brilliant night. Every one looked well in the spirit of things ;D

Thanks of course to Vanessa and Pam for their hard work again this year, it wouldn't happen without you.

And I hoep all our wider buggy family made it back home safe and sound.

« on: November 27, 2018, 01:33:10 PM »
Hi Paul,

The return edge does add loads of strength without extra weight.

And thanks for the compliments.


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