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 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:55 pm

Ok it's been a while again since the last post , but still moving forward , will let the pictures speak

Designed , cut , folded and fitted a dash panel
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Mounted the oil cooler , it's a Towd , space is tight , and i didn't like the idea of the oil radiator drawing hot air off the top of the gearbox and or the hot from said radiator getting drawn into the cool air inlet on the fan shroud

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Cut and folded up some headlight brackets

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The alloy fuel tank in place , with the cut out area in the bottom to get around the hydralic lines of the fiddlers

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MMMMMMMMMM Starting to get the final items welded out

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Working at getting my Towdster and the Baja Bus back on the road !!!
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby buckbug69 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Looking more like a FINKE racing machine than a beach cruiser !
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Vduboy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:21 pm

Looking fantastic mate, love your fab work. Sticking with the VW motor? What do you have for motorvation?
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby OzTowdster » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:31 pm

Vduboy wrote:Looking fantastic mate, love your fab work. Sticking with the VW motor? What do you have for motorvation?


Much of the fabrication credit must go to Paul @ Steelart Creations but thanks anyway and power will be from a tough 2387cc type 1 built by Matt Berry here in Qld
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Vduboy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:43 pm

OzTowdster wrote:
Vduboy wrote:Looking fantastic mate, love your fab work. Sticking with the VW motor? What do you have for motorvation?


Much of the fabrication credit must go to Paul @ Steelart Creations but thanks anyway and power will be from a tough 2387cc type 1 built by Matt Berry here in Qld

It did have a sniff of Paul's touch about it! Awesome love to here more about that, he does great work with Vw's. The motor in Bluey hauls ass!
I was a bit worried you were going to the wet side!
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby OzTowdster » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:19 pm

Vduboy wrote:
OzTowdster wrote:
Vduboy wrote:Looking fantastic mate, love your fab work. Sticking with the VW motor? What do you have for motorvation?


Much of the fabrication credit must go to Paul @ Steelart Creations but thanks anyway and power will be from a tough 2387cc type 1 built by Matt Berry here in Qld

It did have a sniff of Paul's touch about it! Awesome love to here more about that, he does great work with Vw's. The motor in Bluey hauls ass!
I was a bit worried you were going to the wet side!



Wet side , wash your mouth out please
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Vduboy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:27 pm

Haha sorry mate I apologise! But I'm counting down the seconds till Brad does his Suby speech.. He only got me with Subaru steering column and seats.. But I am saving for a Subarugears box.. Figure I can hide that with some old Vw grease..
Anyway back to the Towdster!
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby OzTowdster » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:04 am

Pull it apart , put it together , sleep , and repeat

Yes it's back together again at the moment as Buggy Brad has been back over here in Oz among other things wiring a lot of the car for me

Dash is pretty well done although i think i'll drop the second skin around the speedhut guages , it was just an idea and the final one was to be cut out of alloy and polished
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Wiring everywhere and being a towd space for items is fast running out , with the fuse box , 100 amp breaker , cig lighter , icom 440 uhf radio , (yes we can run UHF here in Aus) and the balast for the LED light bar
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Switching for the following from left to right , Wipers , Horn , steering column , Interior light , LED light bar , Headlights with ignition underneath
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Remote oil filter with sensor fitted to activate thermo fan on the oil cooler
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And how it currently sits in full , yep theres plenty still to do , but it's getting there finally
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Working at getting my Towdster and the Baja Bus back on the road !!!
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:21 am

Looking awesome dude, can't wait to see some more videos!
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby josh702 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:38 pm

Looks like only a few more hours left in that, I'll see you at the Abbey :D
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Brad » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:34 pm

cool good tos ee it out of the shop. When you bring the loom over to bench I don't need the dash, lights or engine part unless you make changes .... I just got a new order of RayChem so should have everything we need.
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby Brad » Wed May 13, 2015 7:33 am

So have you started the rebuild yet ????

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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby manxiberty » Wed May 13, 2015 6:57 pm

i have :twisted:
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby PUD » Thu May 14, 2015 6:49 am

Next time pics get posted wondering if there'll be a donor liberty in the background :P :P
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Re: Oz Towdsters , Towd Build

Postby manxiberty » Thu May 14, 2015 7:17 pm

nah trying to find a liberty with a sohc ej2.5 is hard......an outback however are a bit more common with that motor :twisted:

after all they have been baja proven...never missed a beat
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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