Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

After years of working with others Paul has stepped out of the shadows and is showing what he has to offer in the Buggy Building and general Automotive Fabrication Arena. Located in South East QLD, Paul ships Australia and Worldwide with no job to big or small.

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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby OzTowdster » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:55 pm

The front guards on my Towdster starting to take shape to cover the wider stance and longer up travel

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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Brad » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:35 am

Holly Crap that's fat ..

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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Vduboy » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:07 pm

Hahaha I like the last pic! How much wider is that than a "standard" one? It's going to be huge, road rego'd?
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby BlueV2 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:41 pm

Yeah I was going to say, "put some ailerons on those guards and you will get good front end lift" :!: :D
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Smiley » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:03 pm

Are they braced with steel or alloy at all? Or just going to be all glass?


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Postby OzTowdster » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:59 pm

All glass at this stage , as my fiberglasser has a few idea's with using certain matt's to give it the strength where they need it but still let them flex enough to not just crack
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby PUD » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:30 am

That looks awesome, nice lines! Looking forward to pics with wheels fitted to give it perspective & scale :D
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby OzTowdster » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:26 am

Bit more done lately and some other stuff starting to get finished off .

The rear infill panel and modified Trimil Bobcat exhaust .
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The front skid plate which will have a 250mm x 220mm hole cut into and ducted up to my engine oil cooler to give it good clean cool air
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Not that you can see much of it but the alloy fuel tank in place
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The modified Jamar brake and clutch pedals and Pauls custom made throttle pedal which will keep the floor clear
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The centre consul with jamar X shifter
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:41 am

Looking very sweet mate! Good to see more getting done on this! Want to see some more vids of it in action!
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby wallace » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:51 am

What are the advantageous of the Jamar shifter?

Burn your hands in an open top car?
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Brad » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:21 pm

Vduboy wrote:Looking very sweet mate! Good to see more getting done on this! Want to see some more vids of it in action!



Sure :D



Oh you mean something that ain't 10 years or older ... sorry nothing to see here :roll:
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby OzTowdster » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:43 pm

wallace wrote:What are the advantageous of the Jamal shifter?

Burn your hands in an open top car?


Never mind the alloy knob , as yes the car will have a roof of sorts .
The advantage's of the jamar X shifter are great in that it is a sealed unit , and unlike most items of this type , it has a reverse lock out the same as a stock VW ( ie you push down on the stick to enter the reverse pattern ) and it is easy to mount being all one unit .

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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby manxiberty » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:18 am

it also gets rid of the primitive shift rod with the ball and socket arrangement which in a towd would soon fill up with crud with the lack of bottom on the tunnel area. the internals of the shifter are much more refined giving a nice shift. it enables you to run some uni joints for the shifter to get rid of all those areas where a little wear makes your shift feel like a bowl of porridge.....

and plus we can turn a $20 setup into a $500 setup so why would we :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll:

and plus leather/plastic shift knobs are cheap..... 8)
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby wallace » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:59 pm

manxiberty wrote:it also gets rid of the primitive shift rod with the ball and socket arrangement which in a towd would soon fill up with crud with the lack of bottom on the tunnel area. the internals of the shifter are much more refined giving a nice shift. it enables you to run some uni joints for the shifter to get rid of all those areas where a little wear makes your shift feel like a bowl of porridge.....

and plus we can turn a $20 setup into a $500 setup so why would we :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll:

and plus leather/plastic shift knobs are cheap..... 8)




Fair enough. All valid points :D

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