Redneck Renovation - Doing a Manxter DS Conversion !!

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Redneck Renovation - Doing a Manxter DS Conversion !!

Postby Brad » Sat May 24, 2014 2:44 pm

Ok so have you ever wonded what happens when a guy with a buggy running a POS VW engine runs into a crazy Aussie who seems to love Subaru's ...

Yeap time for a Subaru Conversion. Now this is not just any conversion this is a take a Liberty and put it in a Dual Sports Manxter. What is different about that .... well it is the owners first conversion and he is happy to make it work :roll:

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Re: Redneck Renovation - Doing a Manxter DS Conversion !!

Postby Lovebuggy » Sun May 25, 2014 9:43 am

Looks good.

What is the plan with the Fuel tank - Will there be an external fuel pump out of the bottom?

Is he fitting a fuel sender?

Does Upyerbug also do Trailing arms now?

And also how neat is it in his dash tub :shock:
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Re: Redneck Renovation - Doing a Manxter DS Conversion !!

Postby Burto » Sun May 25, 2014 11:17 am

Looking great. What radiator setup are they using as part of the conversion?
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Re: Redneck Renovation - Doing a Manxter DS Conversion !!

Postby Brad » Sun May 25, 2014 3:40 pm

Lovebuggy wrote:Looks good.

What is the plan with the Fuel tank - Will there be an external fuel pump out of the bottom?

Is he fitting a fuel sender?

Does Upyerbug also do Trailing arms now?

And also how neat is it in his dash tub :shock:



Fuel Tank was modified in accordance with the in tank EFI Fitment guide. He is using the stock in tank pump from the Liberty / Legacy, it also has the fuel guage sender on it.

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UpYerBug has done several sets of R&D arms and are finalising the design over the next few months after some more testing. Arms come standard with calliper mounts, shock mounts and type 1 bearing carriers. The ones shown here are 3x3 set at 0 degree at ride height.

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Dash is very neat / empty, that is what you get when you have one gauge and nothing else :roll:
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Re: Redneck Renovation - Doing a Manxter DS Conversion !!

Postby Brad » Sun May 25, 2014 3:44 pm

Burto wrote:Looking great. What radiator setup are they using as part of the conversion?



Radiator is STOCK liberty / legacy, straight out of the car. I made up some alloy pipes to allow use of stock hoses. The aim of the game is to use as much of the liberty as possible and thus keep costs down while still adding some coolness.

He did the mock up as soon as the donor arrived. We kept the VW engine in and driving as long as possible to keep it as short as possible once it was off the road

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The radiator simple clamps onto the roll bar and has some lower location on the fibreglass. We retained all the factory mounting points and rubber mounts.

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Re: Redneck Renovation - Doing a Manxter DS Conversion !!

Postby Brad » Sun May 25, 2014 3:46 pm

I had the owner strip the loom down and he was doing well until I realised that when it was taken out of the car the guys had taken a short cut and cut the loom meaning one of the ECU Plugs just fell off.

Luckily for him he happened to know someone who had a fair idea about EJ22 looms who said he would fix it and fire it up for him Monday..

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Re: Redneck Renovation - Doing a Manxter DS Conversion !!

Postby Matt » Sun May 25, 2014 6:15 pm

Great looking buggy that, and some nice mods going on.

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