DD's Buggy Build

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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby BlueV2 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:11 pm

Wow. That is a lot of work in a short time. Well done !!!!
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby volksweapon » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:28 pm

top job brah! there are some things you could do while its at this stage
clearance the pan head
add some chassis rails to the front end
put in a clutch cable access hole
relocate the shifter back 4-5 inches
again well done great progress
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby OBU991 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:11 pm

volksweapon wrote:top job brah! there are some things you could do while its at this stage
clearance the pan head
add some chassis rails to the front end
put in a clutch cable access hole
relocate the shifter back 4-5 inches
again well done great progress


I definately agree with the access hole and relocating the shifter
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby Fossil » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:15 pm

volksweapon wrote:relocate the shifter back 4-5 inches


Why the need to bring the shifter back 4 or 5 inches on a lwb pan?
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby volksweapon » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:58 pm

short wheel base and long wheel base equates the same as far as shift lever position as short wheel bases are cut behind the seat mounts
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby VWNuts » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:38 pm

I moved my shifter back 3 inches because my pan is a 65 and the early bugs had it too far forward. I also trimmed down my handbrake lever as well due to the shifter moving back.
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby VWNuts » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:41 pm

No point clearancing the pan frame head as its balljoint, and you wont get enough down travel for the tierod to hit the pan.
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby jacko » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:24 am

What a great knowledge base! Im constantly amazed at how much #%@# you people know!!

Awesome job on the build so far Dan, I hope your enthusiasm stays until you turn the key, with two young kids your missus must be a saint!!

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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby DDWR450F » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:27 am

Thanks all,

Ha ha Fossil, yeah i was going to get it
sand blasted but it came up alright. Im not sure about
what is better wearing Christine P/coating or 2pac, but i
can only spray 2pac so thats what i'll stick to. I was thinking
of putting that flexi additive in the 2pac so its not a brittle.

BILLY
I am going to cut a access hole in and also put in the cable tube
as it was a semi auto. Fill me in about "relocating the shifter back 4-5 inches" also clearance the pan head? add some chassis rails to the front end?

Yeah Jacko the missus is tops to even let me start this! Even after
in the early stages Christine let out that "There was no such thing
as a budget" :o
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby Lovebuggy » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:03 pm

clearance the pan head


This refers to scalloping out the pan head below the long tie rod, to allow it to travel down - once you have your tortion tube adjusters fitted. This is only a requiremnt for K&L front ends. As VWnuts said BJ front ends don't require this.
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby DDWR450F » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:39 pm

Ahh sweet, i'll move on to putting in the clutch
cable tube. Any more info on relocating the
shifter???
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby OBU991 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:35 pm

I didn't relocate mine and it is just that bit too far away, thinking of having the stick lengthened and bent back a bit?
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby DDWR450F » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:43 am

Ok i will move it back, do you only have to lengthen
the shifter rod that runs up the tunnel?

I have only got the one pan half tacked in tonight, i
kept the floor flat all the way through instead of
heating and bending it. I think it will work better.
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby Fossil » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:43 am

Your a pretty tall fella Dan. so you may not need to move the shifter position back.
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Re: DD's Buggy Build

Postby VWNuts » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:48 pm

DDWR450F wrote:Ok i will move it back, do you only have to lengthen
the shifter rod that runs up the tunnel?


If you move the shifter back say 3 inches, then you will need to shorten the shift rod the same amount. Make sure you scribe a mark on the shift rod before you cut it, so you can get it lined back up when you weld it together. Also make sure you grind the weld flush so that the rod will go through the bush just near the gearstick... Actually dont forget to replace that bush whilst you are going with the floorpan build.

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