May
20
2005
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Wheels make a buggy

We decided to make a ‘street fighter’ style buggy, which gives the car quite a steep stance.

To really set it all off, we also needed some wheels!
After spending many hours on the internet, we decided to import some centerlines from america with a very modern look.

These took nearly 6 Months to arrive (the usual story of a company waiting for enough orders to do a run) and they were well worth the cost of just over £1000 (without rubber!)

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May
19
2005
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Getting the body

We chose a body and were lucky enough to get hold of a second hand one ready for painting.

The car was built up and after a lick of paint, the new body was added.

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May
19
2005
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Then there was the rebuild

After throwing the car about at university, the car came back with me to London.
In 2000, my brother and I decided to rebuild it and it was destined for 4 years in the garage and a stripdown.

During this time, we decided to make the car a short wheel base and once we had the chassis bare, it was chopped.

The car was then gradually built back up assuming we were going to stick with a yellow body, by either modifying the old one or by getting a new one.

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May
18
2005
0

In the beginning…

A bit of history with my buggies.

In 1996, I was at university in Portsmouth and while there I discovered a beach buggy for sale.
I had been looking for a project car for a long time and a beach buggy seemed to have it all.
Cheap to buy and run, easy to work on and a street status not usually found with other cars within my budget.

Without a lot of work buggies aren’t fast, but they more than make up for that with the fun they can give.

So I bought my first buggy – TKP 143H, a long wheel base GP mark 1 and changed the seats for some new corbeau buckets.

Here is the only image I have of the car at that stage:

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