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PostSubject: Buggy rebuild thread....   Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:09 pm

Well I thought as I don`t seem to be driving it very much recently, I would strip it down and give it an overhaul, hopefully this will include the following

1/ a new paintjob
2/ a new fuel tank in the front
3/ a replacement front beam (no rust/weld)
4/ redo the interior
5/ redo the rear window and make it look better
6/ raise the suspension up

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7/ get a new wheel/tyre combo(if funds allow)

but at the mo I will start with the basics and strip everything off the body, and prepare to split the body from the chassis.


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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:19 pm

Sounds like a good plan to me dude... afro Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:25 pm

Sounds cool dude! afro

... What kinda paint job you going for?... Metalflake??? It does look cool on buggies... And, as I'm sure Nomates will tell you, it is the future! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:35 pm

Yes, definitely metalflake, just not sure what colour yet, although I have a few ideas, think I am going with just a simple 1 colour scheme, without any stripes like it has now.
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:40 pm

What sort of wheels are thinking of dude?
Some big ole Ferck off Porsche Cups polished up would look cool.
Are you planning to do it in a resto style or put a modern twist into it??

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:48 pm

Dirty Dave wrote:
Sounds cool dude! afro

... What kinda paint job you going for?... Metalflake??? It does look cool on buggies... And, as I'm sure Nomates will tell you, it is the future! Twisted Evil



I Love a thread with metal flake in it.......have i ever told you ,its the future......and the past Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:26 am

I may have my revolution 5 spoke alloys up for sale (see parts for sale section)......is it on a 4 stud pattern?
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:09 pm

Pretty sure it's on a wide 5 pattern Imp'...........I think Phil's chassis is older than time itself!!!
He runs a pre suffix/prefix type number plate if I remember rightly.

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:23 pm

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Pretty sure it's on a wide 5 pattern Imp'...........I think Phil's chassis is older than time itself!!!
He runs a pre suffix/prefix type number plate if I remember rightly.

just a thought matey, knew it was on a pre-reg type plate but the wellers on it in the pic looked like 4 stud is all...... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:31 pm

Hadn't noticed that............. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:25 pm

My buggy has everyone confused Suspect , I think its a 70-72 chassis(Squirrel will know which), but it has a `54 number plate, but having got all previous DVLA records it has actually had about 4 different numberplates. It now has ESL 988-a 1954 dated plate, cause thats when its was first registered.
Confusing or what Suspect Suspect !!!!!!!!!!

So yes Impy is right in that it is 4 stud. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:12 pm

I would so sell that plate and get a new age related plate assigned to it by the DVLA.
What would it be worth do you think?? Got to be a couple of grand......

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:00 pm

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I would so sell that plate and get a new age related plate assigned to it by the DVLA.
What would it be worth do you think?? Got to be a couple of grand......

Depends scoops......sometimes the DVLA are shifty b*ggers & give you an age related BUT non-transferable (ie non-sellable!) plate!! Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:12 pm

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sometimes the DVLA are shifty b*ggers & give you an age related BUT non-transferable (ie non-sellable!) plate!! Evil or Very Mad

how will i know if this is the case or not ????
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:17 pm

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Impy Mcdub wrote:
sometimes the DVLA are shifty b*ggers & give you an age related BUT non-transferable (ie non-sellable!) plate!! Evil or Very Mad

how will i know if this is the case or not ????

Have a look at the V5, if theres nothing on there then give the DVLA a ring.

I had this happen, i had an age related plate on an Alfa Romeo that the DVLA had allocated after the original reg number had been sold off.......it was non-transferable! No

Shame cos' it was an unusual number & i had a few people wanna buy it off me! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:08 pm

F**K, F**K, F**K !!!!!!!!

Just checked my V5, and it says non-transferable, so I guess I gotta keep it. Shame, cause I had planned on using the cash to do the buggy up.
Its worth 1500 too affraid affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:32 pm

sorry to be the bringer of bad news there bud! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:06 pm

That's a bummer!!
Sorry to hear that. No

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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:51 am

Never mind s**t happens Sad , just have to find another way to finance the resto.
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:03 pm

I will take/post some piccies when I have actually started the strip down, helping my father decorate at moment so nothing has been started.
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:39 pm

renegade67 wrote:
I will take/post some piccies when I have actually started the strip down.


YEAH, I'VE HEARD THAT BEFORE Suspect Suspect
PICS TO FOLLOW SOON(HONEST)
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:18 pm

Here they are at last Embarassed

Decided to change front beams, to get rid of this


and also do away with the lowered swayaways.

New lhd beam courtesy of `Stockwood vw's` off here, which needed converting to rhd


once the welding was complete time for some anti-rust paint, also waxoyled the inside of the shock towers(should slow the rust)

I am also replacing all the trackrods and balljoints while I am at it.


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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:55 pm

Got the beam bolted back in, just waiting for the new trackrods, balljoints, and bumpstops to arrive, hopefully in time to fit them before CTTP
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:29 pm

looking good, keep the flow of pics coming! afro
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PostSubject: Re: Buggy rebuild thread....   Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:04 pm

FINALLY
got the ball-joints replaced and refitted to the buggy, sadly not No in time for tonight's meet though.(tracking needs setting properly)

Pics to follow, next task is to raise the rear back up, and fit some coil-over shox.


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