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My New Project

Postby Viper » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:52 pm

So after a bit of searching I have found and purchased an old J&S Buggy. Its registered in NSW with full engineers certificate. It runs well with a 1600 engine. Now I want to give it a new lease of life.
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Re: My New Project

Postby Viper » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:01 pm

Next we started pulling the body off then the painful job of rubbing all the layers of paint off, green then yellow then orange. Then some undercoat.
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Re: My New Project

Postby Viper » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:07 pm

Then we picked a blue. In the sun it really pops. Into the spray booth we go
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Re: My New Project

Postby PUD » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:03 am

Looks great!.....One back on 'team green' :P Keep the pics coming :)
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Re: My New Project

Postby Dan777manx » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:40 am

Hey PUD how do you get team green out of a blue car
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Re: My New Project

Postby Viper » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:27 pm

Pretty much finished with a few small finishing touches to go. New rims from dragway in QLD, some new rubber.
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Re: My New Project

Postby Viper » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:30 pm

More photos
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Re: My New Project

Postby PUD » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:03 am

You have been busy, a lot of work there! Looks great :D

Dan777manx wrote:Hey PUD how do you get team green out of a blue car


One back on "Team Green" for a green member resigning to join the 'blue crew' :P :lol:
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Re: My New Project

Postby josh702 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:31 pm

Super fast build, looks great. What drive train did you end up going with?
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Re: My New Project

Postby Viper » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:48 pm

Its just a standard 1600, with a normal gearbox.
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Re: My New Project

Postby Vduboy » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:13 pm

Looks great, good job! Really like the shortys, might have to find one, one day!
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
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Re: My New Project

Postby Viper » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:11 am

Thanks for all the nice comments, I think it turned out pretty well for my first ever project, the problem is now I think I want to do another one, I think Im hooked
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Re: My New Project

Postby Dan777manx » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:33 pm

Once you had a manx theres no going back. Try to get rid of it and you will be depressed the rest of your life. Or even added to the mental hospital on suicide watch.
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Re: My New Project

Postby PUD » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:20 am

Viper wrote:Thanks for all the nice comments, I think it turned out pretty well for my first ever project, the problem is now I think I want to do another one, I think Im hooked

G'day Viper, think that's your buggy on gumtree??.... Just wondering if you've got another project lined up when this one sells? :) Pud
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Re: My New Project

Postby Viper » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:31 am

Hi Pud of course I have a new project lined up, not sure what yet, I bought an old ford to play with but want to do another buggy just need to find the right body, want something unusual

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