Aug
13
2006
0

The return

Finally, I have taken delivery of the completed chassis (well hired a drop-side and driven 6 hours to pick it up 8O ).

Now I have it all back, I’ll be concentrating on sorting out my A-B car (audi coupe quattro) for the next couple of Months (damn bushes!) before starting work on the buggy properly.

Depending on the financial situation I’m hoping to get it to a rolling state before Christmas to be completed mid -2007, but I’ll keep you all posted!

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May
18
2006
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Arrival of seats

Just a quick update for a few pictures of the seats I took delivery of today.

Very chuffed ;)

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Apr
30
2006
1

Seats ordered

After much deliberation over seat styles, colours and finishes, I have finally ordered some seats for the buggy. This will mean that fabrication of the frame can be completed once they are delivered.

I decided I wanted some comfy, yet thin seats which would fit in the very restricted area in the car. I also wanted some seats without the typical side bars usually found on clubman or bucket seats. I found it quite hard to find something to match my criteria.

The following are some corbeau seats I liked the look of, the last being the ‘fall-back’ option if I didn’t find anything suitable.

From http://www.corbeau-seats.co.uk:

Additionally, the following cobra seats were also on the cards.

From http://www.cobraseats.com:

Ideally, recliners would have been perfect, but with some fine measurement, I found I was extremely limited by space. This led me to settle for the cobra roadster 7 seats (pictured last above).

After speaking with cobra and thumbing through their sample swatches of materials (one which was suspicially like cheese cloth), I opted for a black and grey nylon finish without piping. Most images of these seats are with a vinyl finish, so I’ll just have to wait and see how they turn out :D

Images will be posted when they arrive in 7 to 10 days!

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Apr
22
2006
0

Frame almost complete

Sorry for the delay in posting, I have a couple more images of the frame in progress.
All that is needed now is for me to buy some seats so that John and I can ascertain the positions for the handbrake, gearstick and pedals. More information on that soon.

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Feb
21
2006
0

Teasers

Some photos of the frame in progress.
I’ve decided to keep the build photos a bit vague to work up some suspense.
This way when it’s all finished it should be a pleasant surprise to you all.
Rest-assured I will still be uploading and posting, but you won’t get to see it all till the end :D

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