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Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:53 pm

Hi guys been a bit slack starting a build thread so here goes
The specs will be
Manxter 2+2 Body Kit supplied by MMA
Semi auto chassis- Ball Joint/IRS
2 inch body stiffener
Thing arms and stubs
Possibly notched spring plates to suit lift at front
Vw 1916 motor with dual kadrons (already have this from previous bug)
Type one gearbox with 4.37:1 ring and pinion and a mix match of the stronger parts from various swinger/irs boxes (until I can afford a sweet subarugears box)
Wheel and tyre combo still to be decided, probably sunrasia's from MMA with some nice BFG All terrains 28" upfront and 30" at the back
930 cvs and axles
Discs all round
Thats all I can remember now..
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:06 pm

So the donor body has been removed and sold to a guy who is restoring his dads old beetle that was lost for 24 years then found again.., pulled out the horrible semi auto box and all related bits, pulled the front beam, gave the pan a bit of a wire buff, one floor half will go again but the non battery side is quite well ventilated and will need to be replaced! Had a productive day today, went out and bought some engine stands which I then modified to become a bug on a spit!
Stripped my old spare box to replace the ring and pinion that I destroyed on the street one day in my old bug :shock:
Went to my local Vw shop to pilfer parts out of various gearboxes he had there and managed to get enough good bits to build a reasonably strong type one Irs box. Which will have to do until I can afford a subarugears box.
Thats about it for this weekend will post some pics up when I figure that out!
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby josh702 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:23 pm

Sweet build! Look forward to seeing the pics :)
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Brad » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:19 am

Hey great idea, I look forward to seeing another Manxter come to life. Make sure you take HEAPS of pictures as you will never believe how often they save your ass and how much you appreciate them when you look back on them.

I have posted thousands of pictures over on MeyersManx.Info in the gallery there if you need some ideas.

The engine stand thing works sweet for doing pans, almost makes it enjoyable.

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So what Colour Manxter are you building ?
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:48 pm

Brad wrote:Hey great idea, I look forward to seeing another Manxter come to life. Make sure you take HEAPS of pictures as you will never believe how often they save your ass and how much you appreciate them when you look back on them.

I have posted thousands of pictures over on MeyersManx.Info in the gallery there if you need some ideas.

The engine stand thing works sweet for doing pans, almost makes it enjoyable.

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So what Colour Manxter are you building ?


Just white mate, id really like a bright yellow one but I know Im going to scratch it and think white looks cleaner for longer.
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:02 pm

On a side note how do I get permission to upload photos to the board? I had been waiting for my Manxter to arrive before I join as I thought it might be illegal to join the club with no buggy!! But I am happy to do so now if that's all that is needed? Cheers!
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:39 pm

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Body to come off..
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:41 pm

On a side note I resized a photo then uploaded it to the site all in the one night!! I am a computer guru!! Hahaha more pics to come. :lol:
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:46 pm

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Body off to its new home
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Naked pan looking like a lot of work..
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:54 pm

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Poxy previous pan repair and where some muppet tried to fill the myriad of rust holes with braze, this is not even on the battery side?? :?
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And my re purposed engine stands with rolley wheels to work out in this sydney sun if it ever decides to come out.
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Brad » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:12 am

White ... well then I guess this is yours in the Birth Tunnel of Love at Meyers Manx HQ.

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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:47 am

Sweet! Thanks for that! That just made my day! :D
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:17 am

No probs I will get you some better ones this week and a special one for you which I am sure you will love :D
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:42 am

Cheers mate, thanks again. Looking forward to it, I know your pan was powdercoated under the raptor lining but does the stuff say if primer is ok to use underneath it? wanted to get the pan ready before the body before it arrives. Oh yeah any more news on hydraulic clutches yet? Cheers for your help dude.
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Brad » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:13 am

Vduboy wrote:Cheers mate, thanks again. Looking forward to it, I know your pan was powdercoated under the raptor lining but does the stuff say if primer is ok to use underneath it? wanted to get the pan ready before the body before it arrives. Oh yeah any more news on hydraulic clutches yet? Cheers for your help dude.



Hi,

Yeah primers is fine, just Google raptor lining u-pol etc and most just clean, wire brush and apply. I still have the stuff on my fingers so it hangs on well.

I will throw the brackets for the Hydraulic Clutch Kit with you Manxter kit so you can do a write up on the install and success. The M/C we use is a cheap of the shelf unit around $40 from repco. Rest is just modify your pedals and then fit it up. I will do a write up on it all when we put one in the C2C buggy
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