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Country Buggy spindles

Postby PUD » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:51 pm

G'day all, am keen on getting some extra clearance under the front of a k & l pin buggy, & would love to get hold of some country buggy spindles for it. Doing a bit of research I realise there was very limited numbers of them produced, & the country buggy's becoming pretty collectable, it would be a rare find but thought I would ask anyway. Anyone know of anyone willing to part with some?
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby Lovebuggy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:39 pm

You might have to just bite the bullet and swap your frame head over to BJ and buy some 181 arms and spindles which are available for $880.
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby PUD » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:37 pm

Yeah, wasnt too keen on doing that, not sure if I have the skills or energy! What would the availability of a bj frame head? Would they be available new, or graft one from another pan?
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby VWNuts » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:43 pm

Country Buggy Spindles would need rebuilding by now and is hard finding parts for, but 181 is readily available. Balljoint frameheads can be bought new
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby Lovebuggy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:22 pm

Frame heads here - http://www.meyersmanx.com.au/BJ-FRAME-HEAD-P246.aspx

Note that you would cut of the "pop hat" and just weld the front part.

Not sure if any one has any pictures of this process.

We also carry BJ beams new.

But if you don't want to muck around - send manxiberty an email. He does a complete Front end package assembled. It just bolts straight in.

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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby Brisdubba » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:24 pm

I wouldnt rule out getting a set - I bought a complete good condition Country Buggy front beam/ spindles etc not long back for $400 and traded them to someone on here for around the same money and have seen two others come up in the last couple of months
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby PUD » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:48 am

Hmmm....I'm finding this to be an interesting subject, thanks for the input..... decisions decisions.... will need to give this a lot of thought, at the moment am struggling to justify the pain (& cost) of a bj conversion to the overall gain of a couple of inches extra clearance (mind you, I recon my mind may change if it gets hung up on a big gourlie rock with radiator coolant dribbling down it!). Am hearing you nuts on the fact that even if some cb spindles miraculously turn up, it may be a similar challenge to find bits to re-build them. Looking on a few yankie sites, have noticed its common to convert from bj to k&l pin front, am assuming this is because of a range of aftermarket fabricated arms & welded lift spindles to suit? I guess there are different rules to what we have & the bits are for off road use only, & certainly not road legal over here.?. Have also seen a fabricated block to bolt on to do this conversion from bj to k&l pin front (havent seen any from k&l pin to bj though) & doubt if that would be a legal option for on the road.?
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby PUD » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:32 am

Brisdubba wrote:I wouldnt rule out getting a set - I bought a complete good condition Country Buggy front beam/ spindles etc not long back for $400 and traded them to someone on here for around the same money and have seen two others come up in the last couple of months

:cry: :cry: Bad timing on my behalf :cry: :cry:
Recon in the short term will beef up front belly plate to 8mm ally & weld in some gussets etc, will still keep an eye out for some cb spindles. Having a look at the country buggy register there has been a few in tassie over the years, & there are plenty of cut down POS around, might just keep a lookout, This first one might be a likely candidate, you never know!
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby PUD » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:00 am

Found. :D :D
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby Smiley » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:17 am

Very nice! It eve has the factory option beam supports!

And disc brakes. Do you know what they are off?



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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby PUD » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:17 am

Think they're mazda. no bracketry for callipers, pretty sure they have never been set up properly, Havent pulled anything to bits yet but it all seems nice & tight, no visible slop in any bushes or anything
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby VWNuts » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:38 am

Good score, now where is the country buggy they came from :(
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby Vduboy » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:35 pm

VWNuts wrote:Good score, now where is the country buggy they came from :(

If we asked questions like that there would be millions of dead 181's with no front ends and poor subarus will no hearts everywhere!! :P
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby VWNuts » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:00 pm

Yeah but the 181's were quite plentiful. There was only 882 of the poor old Country Buggies sold in Aus......
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Re: Country Buggy spindles

Postby Vduboy » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:14 pm

Yeah I know, seen one for the first time out at fairfield show, been into dubs for a while too.. didn't think there were that few of them though.. wow!
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