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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:19 am

I wanted to keep the existing roll bar mounts and just adjust the heights/lengths
in between. I went and bought some tubing which I used to sleeve my joins.
(I know metal.......... NOT!!!!)

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All metal glued back together....... :)
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It fits!!!
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:59 am

Woohoo now that height looks better!

Now after priming and re spraying it, it's time to tackle the
padding. Since the padding I bought was way to big, 54mm inside Dia and my bar
is 48mm I needed to cut about 15mm out of the padding.


PADDING
Fitting it was fun last time, I glued it with liquid nails quick set which
worked well but when it set the join was way to hard for my kids heads!!
It was also very hard to get the join perfect. I've got 20lt of contact adhesive
but it's very messy and there's no adjusting with this stuff!!! Lol
I've noticed using tape or cable ties is not popular with most people so I'm
wanting to try black Sika Flex but need to find a way to hold it together whilst
it goes off...........?

I've also lowered the rear of the back seat by 50mm to give
it a better look.
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:03 pm

Ok so I came up with this idea to hold the padding together
until the adhesive sets,

Cling wrap........ :shock:

I put the padding on last night, the padding fits nice and snug & I joined it with Sika Flex 291
Marine Adhesive. I used the Cling Wrap to wrap around it to hold it tight
until it set. This morning I unwrapped my FRESH padding, it held the join perfect and
has worked a treat!!

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Freshly wrapped!
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:10 pm

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Much better!!
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Still have heaps of head room for my eldest!!
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby josh702 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:36 pm

Great work mate, looks like a completely different car now, good to see your padding idea worked out :D
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:27 pm

Thanks Josh, yeah the cling wrap worked tops!
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby ttriebler » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:19 am

Cling wrap - GENIUS!!!
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Fit a 5 apeed to your rear engined car
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:44 pm

I'm sure there's plenty of people thinking what
a looser lol but i was stoked it worked after doing the first
lot of padding and having to hold it till it had stuck :roll:


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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:41 pm

Hi all

Just an update on the Green Kruzer……...

Over the last week I've been busy on the buggy tidying it up a bit.

I also decided to do the CV boots as one of them had split and the others were showing signs of
wanting to split! That was a fun and messy little job, but I'm glad i ended up biting the bullet and
having a go at em. All went well and hopefully they will last me a while.

I also removed the carbs/manifolds and replaced the manifold gaskets as they seemed like they had
been leaking a bit. Whilst i had them off i gave the cvarbs a nice clean up and they came up great, i didn't realise
how much crap was on the outside of them until i got them off!!

I adjusted the valves the other night and all went well until when i replaced the tin wear i had sprayed i didn't replace
\the distributor properly which obviously made the poor little green buggy cough a little :roll: :roll:

Now that its all back together and I've spent a day on getting it running best i can i need to find out where i get jets fort the Dellorto Carbs. One
of the Idle jets is stuffed as someone has overtightened it and twisted the sh!t out of it, which has elongated the 4 holes dramatically!

Looking forward to Valla and getting a heap of ideas for it!!!
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:54 pm

New To Do List


* Disc Brakes for the Rear end & new front rotors with 6 stud Hilux stud pattern.
* Suspension set up, new shocks, interested in peoples thoughts and whats available for my buggy…….. (bring on Valla!!!)
* LED Tail lights to get rid of my trailer lights!!
* LED Light bar for the front bar
* Smaller front tyres to stop some of the rubbing on the front end.
* BIMINI Top as i think ill be waiting for a while to have a new roll cage and hard top fitted!!
Could people show me the best way to fit a bimini top to the Manx screens (with the least fixings possible)
* MORE POWER, i mean reliability (sorry guys air-cooled)
* Build an A-Frame to tow the toy where ever i want!!!




Thats all i can think of at the moment, at least if i put them on paper it gives me something to work to!!!
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby Fossil » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:45 am

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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:53 pm

Thanks Jase

Looks like the jet itself is fine it's the Idle Jet holder
which is all bent out of shape!


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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby PUD » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:45 am

G'day DD, haven't heard from you for a while, assume you have everything sorted & getting a few runs in :) Good to hear all went well at Valla! Pud
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby DDWR450F » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:41 pm

Hey mate, yeah I have been a bit quiet on here lately. The buggy has been getting a lot of use
just cruising around with the family. I can't get in the buggy without at least one of the
kids beside me!!

Since our little beach adventures up at Valla I had been having some electrical troubles. My parking lights
have been staying on when turned off, whippers not working at all & it seemed like it would miss when going
over speed bumps or hitting a major bump. The first time I noticed it was driving up the beach at Valla
as we hit a few bumps lol

I had an Auto Elec has been out to my place this week and we found the starter motor was way too close to the exhaust,
melting some of the cables obviously causing the above issues.

I've also upgraded the brakes on the Buggy, going with discs on the rear and new rotors on the front with
Landcruiser 6 stud pattern all round. I had Paul up at Steel Art do me up a kit, he did an awesome job on machining
the 6 stud rotors! So I've finally had a chance to put the new wheels & tyres on!!!

Cheers
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Re: DoubleD's new Buggy

Postby Vduboy » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:46 pm

Hey DD, where did you get your padding from? I recently bought some off ebay that is #%@#, was to opposite of yours, mine is too small and leaves a nasty gap at the outside of the cage.. How thick is it? Cheers mate, been getting a bit of behind the wheel time?
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!

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