Jul
31
2005
0

The visit to Wales

During Friday’s drop off I was lucky enough to spend a few hours speaking with John about the buggy design and seeing his cars.

We spoke about wheels, tyres and getting all round disk brakes on the car. Things are starting to come together and many questions I had were answered.

Still sticking with the streetfighter look, we will be getting the car sitting at a nice stance once I have an idea of wheels and tyres and I’ll be going for disk brakes all round. CNC hydraulic pedals were also an option but the cost deterred me somewhat.

My only real niggle was the windscreen. As seen in my previous post, my design included a front rollbar coming down behind the windscreen. I definately want a full screen on the car (albeit slightly shorter than standard) but I really wasn’t happy with the look of the bars and screen together.

This was solved when a friend of John’s turned up to show me his buggy. I was shown how a special seal could be used to mount the frame within the rollcage. A solution i’ll definately be going with!

Awesome bug, Nic. got wheelies in 3rd, yet? :D

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Jul
30
2005
0

What a nightmare day!

Ok, so it was all arranged for me to pick up the buggy bits from Wisbech and deliver them to North Wales yesterday and after a lot of mucking about I did eventually get it done in 1 day (400 miles is rather tiring).

Also had lots of fun with the van hire firm. I won’t go into too much detail, but after spending a week finding somewhere with a van big enough, you don’t really appreciate being told its no longer available when you go and pick it up :o

I think the funniest bit looking back is them offering me a SWB transit and saying will this do, you can have the chassis hanging out of the back doors. To cut a long story short I insisted they hire me an equivalent van at their cost (which they did) and all was well. It actually cost the hire firm more to get the van for me than it cost me :D

Lots of interesting things to post, but I’ll do that tomorrow. just too tired!

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Jul
09
2005
0

Body complete

It’s been a slow few weeks what with level of work and waiting on varoius bits to be ready for the buggy, but I’ve been told that the body is now ready for collection.

I’ll be arranging a big van to transport the body and old beetle chassis (which was kindly stored by Mel until the frame is started) to the frame fabricators.

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