The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

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The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:45 pm

Ok so with the soon to be opened online Meyers Manx Australia Shop we decided that if we were going to sell bolt on buggy parts then we better damn well make sure they fit and work with minimal hassle and perform as stated.

So where to start ... with an ugly buggy of course. I picked this one up a while ago and it has just been sitting and waiting for its day in the shed. Of course it is registered as a Meyers Manx .... hmmm I think not but I will soon fix that.

Just to show there is no smoke and mirrors I will keep an accurate build cost below.

Buggy Build Costings:
- Original Ugly Buggy with papers - $1250
- MMA Offroad Floor Pan BJ / IRS - $2750 ( checker floor option and 3" lift)
- MMA Level 1 kit - $3619
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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby VWNuts » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:29 pm

Ummm....no piccies....
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Postby Brad » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:51 am

So the build rules I have set for myself are very simple, if I can't do it with basic home garage sort of tools then we need to sell the bit on the Meyers Manx Website.

The aim is to ensure when we say that we carry all the stuff you need to build a Buggy ... we actually do and it works.

So to start with the Donor buggy was killed many years ago. I kept the pan with the intent of one day building a Manx on it. That day has now come.

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I decided that the general home garage guy probably wouldn't shorten their own pan so I have given the pan to Custom Offroad to shorten and put new floor halves in.

All that being said I will post pics of stuff getting done as everyone loves pics .

So the pan is an IRS / Ball Joint Pan.

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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:12 am

VWNuts wrote:Ummm....no piccies....


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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:13 am

Well the body is out and with some luck will meet with the new pan soon enough.

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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby rookie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:38 am

Cant wait to see the progress on this build.
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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:45 pm

rookie wrote:Cant wait to see the progress on this build.


Well you shouldn't have to wait long as I need it done before the Manxters arrive end of June :roll:
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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:46 am

Ok so the build continues. The Floor Pan is done. Its specs are:

IRS
Ball Joint
Manx Australia Custom Fllor kit with intergrated lift
181 Front end with Custom Offroad Disc Kit
2L Kombi Box
Type 2 CV Kit ( inner and outer)
Sandblasted and 2 Pak black.

You will have to excuse the dust I have been cutting fibreglass.

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My mate has also been trying to convince me that I really should build a street manx.

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Cool but I don't think so.
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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:29 pm

hmmm I wonder what an Offroad Manx with vented side pods would look like in the flesh ?

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Should I use these ?
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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby manxdune » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:17 am

Brad wrote:hmmm I wonder what an Offroad Manx with vented side pods would look like in the flesh ?


I already have this planned for my offroad buggy. My side pods are sealed in though. My intakes will look very similar to that of the manxter.

My previous manx was a streeter and looked hot !
Its wheel clearance was like the above grey body.
As with all lowered cars it had issues with crap roads and speed bumps.

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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:21 am

manxdune wrote:
Brad wrote:hmmm I wonder what an Offroad Manx with vented side pods would look like in the flesh ?


I already have this planned for my offroad buggy. My side pods are sealed in though. My intakes will look very similar to that of the manxter.

My previous manx was a streeter and looked hot !
Its wheel clearance was like the above grey body.
As with all lowered cars it had issues with crap roads and speed bumps.

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Hi James,

So you are going to run vented side pods on an offroad Manx ?

Are you going to re-shape them around the front wheel as it wants the wheel to sit inside it and hangs under the pan if that makes sense.
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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby manxdune » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:55 am

Brad,

My intention is to widen the rear part of the pod so that it is equal to that of the rear guard. This will allow me to maximise the size of the ram air inlet !
My side pods will also have a guide channel for the air much the same as the manxters.

First things first though. I have to get my bar work and electrical done.

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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:19 am

manxdune wrote:Brad,

My intention is to widen the rear part of the pod so that it is equal to that of the rear guard. This will allow me to maximise the size of the ram air inlet !
My side pods will also have a guide channel for the air much the same as the manxters.

First things first though. I have to get my bar work and electrical done.

Cheers James


Why do you want a big ram air inlet ? Are you looking to put a cooler of some sort in there ?

Have you got any pictures of your Manx ?
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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby guru » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:20 am

8O Holy crap!!! That mock-up of a street Manx looks fantastic!
I'm now going to sell my lifted bay window ute and get me one of these Manx kits.

Who do I contact?
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Re: The Test Bench ... Rebuiling a Manx from a website !!

Postby Brad » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:59 am

guru wrote:8O Holy crap!!! That mock-up of a street Manx looks fantastic!
I'm now going to sell my lifted bay window ute and get me one of these Manx kits.

Who do I contact?


Sell your UTE .... why not cut it down and make a Kombi Manx ?

There is a guy out your way who can do glass work and make it happen. if you did that though you woul dprobably have to mid mount the kombi engine, hell if you doing that why not go mid mount V8 and a 9" rear ?

As for the Manx Kits ... I reckon www.meyersmanx.com.au would be a good place to start lookin ..... almost time to open ....
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