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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby bugman » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:35 pm

Oh also couldnt get the radiator low enough to use a whale tail as pictured above due to the engine sitting higher then a subaru.
On another note im using the same rear bar that was built around a vw engine and now was able to raise it another 1.5" ! Also the engine is much shorter then i thought it would be and doesnt protrude any further out the back then the vw donk
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby PUD » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:02 pm

Looks good, nice & cosy in there, sump height's all good or need a bit of fiddling with? Making good progress :D
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby bugman » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:05 pm

Beleive it or not, i think the sump actually sits higher then the aircooled one. I was able to actually raise the bumper / skidplate about 1.5"
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby bugman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:11 pm

Still plugging away lol got the hoodliner installed, looks okay, not perfect as some but looks good went with a black material. Also installed the rear seat and door cards. I have some matching front seats however they sit rather low in a normal beetle and this has a 50mm body lift as well so im thinking ill try find some other seats.
The rear bumper is back off and will finish welding/painting it tomorrow. Also pulled the mock engine out as it has served its purpose and the other one can go in when its finished.
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby sjmclean » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:07 pm

No pictures ?
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby bugman » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:50 pm

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Rolled it out of the shed today, mainly so i can give the shed a good clean! :lol:
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby sjmclean » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:44 pm

looking good
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby bugman » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:08 pm

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Got to love making it look more like a car! Rear guards on for mock up, they are mounted up higher then standard ones for more clearance and that awesome stance!
Cant wait to get some bigger rear tyres.. at the moment its got 31's ( might swap for 30x9.5) on the front and will have 33's on the back.
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:20 pm

Looks awesome mate! Is this beast already rego'd? How are you planning on tackling that ball of fun?
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby bugman » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:43 am

Well after having some body issues i.e. doors not fitting after doing heater chanels, this happened!

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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby Smiley » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:07 pm

My my....

And after you put so much work into your larger guards and unique nosecone!!
Will just have to put up with getting rained on! :P


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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby bugman » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:26 pm

Yeah it does sort of seem like a bit of a waste, however my two brothers have baja's so maybe they will use these one day. im very keen on the supa and is actually one of few non meyers buggies that i actually like the look of, plus after driving dads manx around the other weekend i fell in love! Just such a unique feeling driving around!

Rain could be an issue lol haha

Well off to start shortening a pan..
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby sjmclean » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:39 pm

Cool this should be interesting to see what you do with this, Good luck .
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby bugman » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:01 pm

Yeah it should be, most of it will stay the same except for going back to a standard width front beam, will still be running the 2ltr golf engine.
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Re: darren's buggy build

Postby OzTowdster » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:27 am

WTF , i would personally be keeping the wide beam , running a narrower front rim and widening up the front guards a bit too , and if your keeping the 3X3 rears your going to have to do the same on the rear guards .
Have a look at Dyno's buggy body in some photo's , as much as they look it they are NOT stock guards and he runs the 3 x 3's and a widened front beam
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