So the time has come to Make Some Sunshine in the shed.
Sunshine will be the 1st Manx Built by Meyers Manx Australia and will be used to showcase our products as well as blaze the way for approved Manxter 2+2 Kits in Australia.
- Manxter 2+2 Kit - Silver Sands Metallic ( looks gold to me), with side pods, hard top and rear radiator wing
- Ball Joint / IRS Buggy Pan
- MMA Heavy Duty Floor Halves
- CFAB 181 Front Beam and Brakes
- MMA rear Disc Kit
- Subaru Gears Reverse Ring and Pinion Set and 5 Speed Subaru Box.
- Subaru EJ 22 Engine
- Bruce Meyers Signature Wheels
So that is the plan. VWMA will be running a build story on it which is why I have posted it in Sneek Peek as I didn't want Manx Club Members to miss out on watching it evolve.
I guess the Build Officially started on 17 Jun 2011 when Ben picked up a Beetle for me that I found on Gumtree. The add was not very deatiled and said "Beetle rolling with wheels and gearbox ....maybe 76 - $250 FIRM" now a 76 would make it IRS and Ball Joint which is exactly what I wanted to start this build so I rang the number and spoke to a nice lady who didn't really know much about it. She did send me some pictures though so that was a good start.
As you can see from the pictures it was not a 76 ( no padded dash, no rear 1/4 vents, wrong front guards, wrong rear guards etc) so my heart sank a little as I had sort of convinced myself that it would be a 76 and mean I was getting IRS / Ball Joint from factory for $250 which would be sweet ...
But the above pictures didn't put me off as I could see it was a Ball Joint beetle which had the good 12V wiper motor .. then the third picture arrived which made me smile.
Can you guess why ?