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Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:14 pm
by Brad
With the body on and in place, clean it up and seal it on .

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Now we can move on to other stuff like finishing the body fit out

One thing to pay attention to is the alignment of the windscreen with the roll bar and rear body.

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Luckily I have the wonder of time travel so we jump a head a few hours cause I must have forgotten to take some pics ...

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So we can start installing the loom which we made a few posts back. The looms are designed to install from the rear so it goes in from there and gets pulled forward

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In most cases where there is any chance of confusion I will do wire wrap labels to make it easier for anyone in the future to see what goes where.

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As we move to the front we keep doing the same thing with labels to avoid issues .

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The base wires for the fuse box are put in on the bench. I write on the back what is what so I don't get confused with flipping. One great things is that the fuse box is sealed once done so no issues creep in .

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Then it is time to make neat meet buggy lol

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The wires get to have a party in the front, thanks Bruce to making the hood open :)

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:32 pm
by Brad
The TurnKeyManx fuse panel is designed to flip up when working on it so you simply sit it in place and start wiring it all up. As you go your group stuff and make it look as neat as possible.

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Before we can do to much though we need to do a dash for it. In this case it is a pretty simple design as we will be using the VW Beetle speedo and some switches.

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So we Draw it

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Cuts it

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Paints It

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Sands It

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And Installs it

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With the dash in we can wire it and start to close this puppy out

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Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:39 pm
by Brad
In regards to wiring there are a few small tricks to making your life easy, here are two of them

If you are using a Manxter Style front bar and it has the indicator tabs on it

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Then before you install the lights cut some slots in them so you can get the damn wires in and out as once you terminate the front indicators you will never get them off.

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Once you have cut make sure you sand it smooth... in fact I will see if I can get these tabs changed to have a slot from factory .

add some tabs onto your front hood hinge to attach the wires to when you loom your lights

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Ok so back to work ......

So dash done ..

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I add one of these plugs onto all the wire jobs we do and offer a trailer loom so you can simply plug it in to make towing it oh so easy.

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Finish up the front loom and hide it away pre tank install

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Then drop in the tank and almost time to fire it up

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Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:47 pm
by Brad
One of the issues I always seem to have is WTF do I do with the rear number plate on the kick-out .... simple question but no real solution.

That is of course until now with the TurnKeyManx rear Number Plate mounting thingy :)

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Even has a nice light on it to keep the cops happy.

Picks up the lower bar tabs to stop it shacking about ... I hate it when a number plate does that .,

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So with rear lights sorted time to get back up the front. We drop on our hood with headlight loom in place, I use a weatherpak connector to make it easy to pull on and off

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Of course we have out tabbed hinge to keep it neat

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And we are almost done ....

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Just need to add our TurnKeyManx Handbrake cover and flange ..

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And a heap of other cool trinkets and I think it is almost time to call it ...

Oh hang on we need to take it for a test drive ..

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Test Dude in place, gas in tank, smile on face ... yep another Test Drive complete ...

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I will get some better finished pics next week as I have a DSBE to get ready for a B'Day Party :)

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:40 pm
by sjmclean
Looks fantastic when can i expect it delivered ?
And just a small thingy steering wheels on the wrong side .
Great to see thanks Brad.
Stu

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:42 pm
by Brad
I can do a RHD one for you , just send USD's :)

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:39 pm
by wallace
Looks good brad. What wheels are they?

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:27 pm
by Brad
They are Chevy Wheels

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:30 pm
by Matt
Nice, simple and classic looking. :)

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:40 am
by BBTJ
Mate looks Orsum, quality work right there :mrgreen: . Thanks for the build thread with tips for novices :D

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:37 pm
by Brad
Thanks guys, next one getting ready to start soon :) We are aiming at 10 this year , don't want to do to many

Re: Fastest Buggy Around .....

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:30 pm
by PUD
Awesome!!...here's hopin you have time to do a build thread on each & every one :D Pud