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Beach Buggies For Sale / Re: GP MK2 LWB rolling project,£895
« Last Post by Lacanau on January 19, 2020, 11:36:45 AM »
Hi there. Does the chassis have a V5/SORN? Or is it already sold? Got any pictures?
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Huge apologies for this thread being so quiet, but those that know me will be aware that the last 12 months have been a bit  . . . . .  Well . . .
Lets just say something I would like to forget and move on from.

Sub-Normal service is nearly being resumed and I can try and get my head around this project again.

First thing to do was have a clear out of unwanted bits. The car initially cost me £600 and I have been breaking it bit by bit and listing on eBay. Surprisingly, the larger items were the hardest to shift and the money actually came from the smaller items such as switches and trim bits that we would all normally forget about. I could have kept going to sell more, but things like doors and wheels I couldn't give away, so bit the bullet and weighed it in as I have had enough of having half a car parked outside.





Didn't do bad on it though - after taking postage and eBay fees into account, I have made around £1400 in parts - that's an £800 profit over what I spent on the car, which has paid for some of the conversion bits - and gave me the engine, loom and wiring for free !!


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RMCH 1st August
Krug and Mandy
Hugh
Oojamaflip + 2
Vanessa
Allan
Dave C & Gail
Doug & Grace
Alison and Lawson
Natalie and Jayson
Dave Lynn & Poppy Doon
Shaggy and Pam

Bulls Head meal
Krug and Mandy
Hugh
Oojamaflip + 2
Vanessa & Allan
Dave C & Gail
Dave Lynn & Poppy Doon
Shaggy and Pam

VWNW 2nd August
Krug and Mandy
Hugh
Oojamaflip + 2
Vanessa
Allan
Dave C & Gail
Doug & Grace
Dave Lynn & Poppy Doon
Shaggy and Pam
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Back in the club.
« Last Post by Dave DND on January 19, 2020, 09:46:54 AM »
Haha, I think 50% of newbies on here are just oldies in disguise. Welcome back.

 ;D ;D  ;-)up

Welcome back Jeff - I remember meeting you with your Tramp at Swanage
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Back in the club.
« Last Post by Buggybaggy on January 19, 2020, 09:31:53 AM »
Haha, I think 50% of newbies on here are just oldies in disguise. Welcome back.
Now, I need to find those photos of your GP at Buxton.
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Back in the club.
« Last Post by Paul1953 on January 19, 2020, 08:40:49 AM »
It`s a Hi from me and hoping you have deep pockets.   ;-)up ;-)up
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Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: Another wiring issue
« Last Post by Paul1953 on January 19, 2020, 08:38:28 AM »
I use these people.Uk guys not rubbish from china.

I have tried warm white, cool white and coloured leds and my preference is to use a coloured led that matches the gel colour so red for oil pressure and generator\ alternator & green for indicator. To see what I am refering to go to   https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/

Look for the bulb type you want and then you have an option of negative or positive earth. For reverse positive you would select "positve" earth. (These are meant for older classic cars that are positive earth but can be used for beetles in this application).

For alternator use an additional load is required in order to "excite" the alternator into prodicing a current. You can get round this by soldering a 100 ohm resistor in parallel with the led. Or stick with the original bulb. (Generally it is accepted that an alternator needs to "see" a minimum of 4 volts in order to provide a charge to the battery ).





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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Back in the club.
« Last Post by Hugh on January 19, 2020, 07:38:19 AM »
Welcome Jeff.

Sometime - between sessions building your buggy’s - it would be great if you were able to post any shots of any of that list of previous buggy’s you owned.

I assume you are still living in SDBC territory. Hope you can get along to an event with some other buggy’s to share your knowledge.
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Back in the club.
« Last Post by Hunter on January 19, 2020, 06:59:00 AM »
Hiya Buddy,

Welcome back to buggy smile land, I'm sure it wont be too long before you'll be enjoying buggy fun again.

Cheers H
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Back in the club.
« Last Post by snoopy on January 18, 2020, 10:46:22 PM »
The draw of buggies  ;D build threads are always interesting.
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