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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby josh702 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:54 am

I didn't realise there was so little leg room in the back of the Manxter and there small seats too.

This will be a good mod :lol:
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby Brad » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:52 pm

josh702 wrote:I didn't realise there was so little leg room in the back of the Manxter and there small seats too.

This will be a good mod :lol:



It is all a bit deceptive so I will get some standard Manxter rear seat pictures with a normal person driving / seat position. The Mini Booster PRP seats that I have sit further forward as they are fatter in the back. Mine have different frames as well as I got a frame from PRP and modified it so I have integrated seat mounts, harness mounts and some other stuff in there. The Mini Booster was originally designed to sit on a full size seat not be used as a stand alone seat as such.

I went with them as the kids fit better and it allows me to put stuff around them such as a center console and drink holders to keep them happy as well as charge points for their iPods etc.
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby DDWR450F » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:30 pm

Hey mate, that's some mad skills you've got there!!
Love the way you lifted it up to work at
a comfortable level!!

Those small rear seats are great for the little ones!

What are those wheels your running?
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby Brad » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:05 am

Thanks for the feedback, I have had a bit of practice working on buggies now so I manage to get most things done.

Wheels are Walker Evans Beadlocks. from is 15 x 4 and rear is 15 x 6.5" with a 30.9.5 up front and a 33 x 10.5 in rear
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby DDWR450F » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:21 pm

Has to be the toughest looking buggy I've seen,
those wheels look great, love the skinny's up front.
I wonder what wheels are available in Aus
that do 15x5 & 15x7? Maybe cruiser stud pattern!!

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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby Brad » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:30 am

DDWR450F wrote:Has to be the toughest looking buggy I've seen,
those wheels look great, love the skinny's up front.
I wonder what wheels are available in Aus
that do 15x5 & 15x7? Maybe cruiser stud pattern!!

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Wheels are a PITA ...

Have a look at Hilux up front and Cruiser up back. Talk to Paul he can give you specs but that is how we got a set that gave 6" or 7" up front and 8 in back in opposing offsets.
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby Brad » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:33 am

So with the glass work done I gave it a 10mm coat of Poly to keep noise and heat down.

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Now the little tackers have some leg room

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Postby Brad » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:36 am

With that sorted it was time to look at cooling. After many many hours of thought and research I have decided to go with a front mounted radiator and not put a wing on. This was done for better natural air flow, easier placement of the a/c condenser and most importantly personal taste as I prefer having a clean looking rear and the wing is a love hate thing.

So I rang the boys t Griffin and they hooked me up .

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Now I just need to make it all work as I am happy with the look.
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Postby Brad » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:37 am

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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby wallace » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:32 am

Looking good mate. What's that poly stuff?
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby Brad » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:36 am

wallace wrote:Looking good mate. What's that poly stuff?


I am using http://www.armadilloliners.com/ in Australia it is the same as Rhino
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby Matt » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:36 am

I prefer the front mount over the rear mount for asthetics. Never yet ventured down the water cooled path. So don't know if there is a big difference between mounting at the front v rear. Guess pipe work is less if it's in the rear. But is that about all ? Seeing all these builds and installs kinda makes one want to do some more investigation and have a good look at what others are doing.

I remember the old red buggy getting about QLD with the front mount. I liked the look of that install. That would be what I'd go for. Infact maybe a nice little water cooled street buggy would be ideal to run to and from work in. Damn this water cooled modern technology.
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby josh702 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:32 am

That radiator came out great :D , Looks like it fits up well in front of the Aarm.
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby Vduboy » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:46 pm

Brad wrote:Thanks for the feedback, I have had a bit of practice working on buggies now so I manage to get most things done.

Wheels are Walker Evans Beadlocks. from is 15 x 4 and rear is 15 x 6.5" with a 30.9.5 up front and a 33 x 10.5 in rear

Wow! You squeezed 30"s on a 4"inch rim?? :shock: Or is that a typo? Makes everyone else's Manxters look small... thanks heaps! :lol:
It's looking really good mate. I'd bet you are hanging to drive it now, how much do you have to go?
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
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Re: Brad’s Before Big Bear Buggy Build – Manxter 2+2

Postby finchy » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:55 pm

What a Monster Brad, Good stuff mate

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