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New project

Postby Viper » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:07 pm

So I bought a registered old J & S Buggy to revamp as a project. I'm used to doing custom bikes so this is my first buggy. I pulled everything off it and took the body to my mates workshop. Rubbed the body back. Then into. the spray booth
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Started rubbing down the body
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Ugly green was not my colour
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Re: New project

Postby Viper » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:10 pm

Chose my colour then my mate sprayed it for me
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Re: New project

Postby Viper » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:17 pm

Freshly painted, take it home carefully without scratching it, then the rebuild starts, new seats cost me $50 pair, pretty happy with that. Sent the roll cage off to get powder coated. Ordered some custom rims from Dragway in Queensland. New steering column. Bought some carpet.
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True blue, happy with the colour
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Re: New project

Postby Brad » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:36 am

That is a very nice colour, good choice, green is ugly on a buggy :)
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Re: New project

Postby Dan777manx » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:42 am

Nice very slick. Where abouts are you.
have you decided what donk you are going to run in her
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Re: New project

Postby Viper » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:34 pm

I have a 1600 in it but I would love to put some thing good in it. Not sure what, defy am open to suggestions.
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Re: New project

Postby manxiberty » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:20 pm

my two bobs worth.........while the 1600 runs ...use it.....if it starts to give you grief start collecting bits for a conversion...... most guys on here are talking subaru and is by far the most worthwhile conversion......a stock ej22 pumps out 140ish hp which equates to 100rwhp which compared to the 1600 will put a smile on your face....

the subaru are a boxer design the same as vw and fit neatly into there engine bay without looking ugly

the subaru motor is readily available, parts are available from subaru which are japanese and are quality compared to the after market rubbish available for vw motors these days......hard to filter out the bad from the good

the subaru conversion is more of an investment in the conversion than the expense of a vw motor.....if you spend 5-10k on a vw motor and have issues your up for that again.....if you blow a subaru motor once converted then your up for 300-500 bucks for a donor liberty.....and a weekend of swapsees

fuel injection, hp, reliability and no fuss is what the vw guys chase for years......until they start collecting subaru parts :lol:

I agree that air-cooled has its place and have there own "coolness" but forking out big bucks for crapola made in china doesn't justify the expense in my opinion......

I've run an ej22 subaru motor for 6 years now, with little grief and love it , love the sound and I am quite busy these days so time for maintenance is limited so this suits me fine..... jump in and drive it is whats its about........but stick with the 1600 if it gets you out and enjoying the buggy for what it is.....
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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Re: New project

Postby Fossil » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:52 pm

Ahh you have Rays old buggy. nice to see it getting a change. looks good.
is it still a local Newi buggy or are you elsewhere?

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