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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Wheelie bars / Show bars Reply with quote

Who out here runs wheelie bars on there buggy.(for the strip or the street) I would like to see pics of how you have them mounted. Would like to put a set on my buggy for show right now don't have the motor big enough to need them.
want mock up the tranny for them now dont want to have to do it later after the pan is painted.
Also if you have dimentions to make them. PICS please.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Berg bars that Dave listed above on my buggy. They are a bolt on item. (They supply you with a new rear tranny mount, that the bars slip into, and then there are pins holding the bars into the tranny mount. )

Be aware that they stick out pretty far. They do seem to work pretty well at keeping the light front end of my buggy down.

If I were to do it again, I would just make my own. $500 and some change for the berg ones is pretty steep for what you actually get.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some years back at a car show there was a street buggy with home made wheelie bars made from single leaf springs on each side and a hard rubber wheels bushed through the leaf curled end. The other end was fit to a female receiver welded to the frame horns and held in with a large pin.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some years back at a car show there was a street buggy with home made wheelie bars made from single leaf springs on each side and a hard rubber wheels bushed through the leaf curled end. The other end was fit to a female receiver welded to the frame horns and held in with a clevis pin.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made mine from a set of competition emgineering chrome spring loaded. The mount is a solid transaxle mount that I welded on a section of 1-1/4" sq tubing. I made my own end mounts out of a set of sprint car
engine mounts. I tacked welded the sq tubing to the mount then bolted the wheelie bars to the end plates, set the wheelie wheels to the highest setting, then tacked all in place then took it all of and tig welded it. I also driilled two additional holes in the end plates for more adjustment if needed. They sit level with the car. Also I welded in adjustable rods to tie it into the frame in the front so there is no twisting. I'k\ll have to put them back on to take pics.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: wheelie bars Reply with quote

How wide should I make the 1-1/4 square bar that is welded to the tranny mount. I want to make shure it will clear the motor. I do not have a motor in the car yet. If any body has pics I would love to see them.
I see the berg wheelie bars and like them, any body have dimentions on them.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Berg uses 1 1/2" tubing and is 24" long. They use 1 1/4" tubing piece that is welded to the wheelie bar brackets and slips into the 1 1/2" bar and uses aircraft pin locks to hold them in place.

If you buy wheelie bars from somewhere else such as JEGS, you need to measure the width of them and use those measurements.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is not the usual buggy, it is mid engined. But the wheelie bar mount is pretty cool and can be done on the bottom of the trans forks on the rear engine set up.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: bars Reply with quote

I made mine. I bought the Berg mount & the 2 ends that slide into it & made the rest. See streetmanx2442cc turbo with NOS in this section for pic's. There are a few in there. Being able to adjust one side or the other has been a great help keeping the car strait when I leave.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

manxracer1,
How wide is the 1-1/2 square tube that is welded to the tranny mount. That is the dimention I have been looking for. Could you please measure this for me. Very Happy I did say please with sugar on top. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like your working on a buggy. Very Happy any pics?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PURPLE HAZE,
I have pics but I can not post them yet. There is someone out there that wants to see my TOP SECRET BUILD and if I post pics I will have to kill him. :2gunfire:They know who ther are. Just kidding. I have to upload them to my computer and then figure out how to post them. Are you going to the BUGOUT Question

Anybody want to give up some info on the size of square tubing and the length of it.(Berg Wheelie Mount)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: berg mount Reply with quote

The bar is 24 1/2" wide. I just bought the trans mount with the wheelie bar welded on & the 2 ends that slide into it. It just seemed easier & qiucker to me. The rest of the stuff is easy to make.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PURPLE HAZE,
I have pics but I can not post them yet. There is someone out there that wants to see my TOP SECRET BUILD and if I post pics I will have to kill him. :2gunfire:They know who ther are. Just kidding. I have to upload them to my computer and then figure out how to post them. Are you going to the BUGOUT Question

Anybody want to give up some info on the size of square tubing and the length of it.(Berg Wheelie Mount)


Hey isn't that the car you built.
As for your super secret build. Put the dam Hubcaps on and post some picts.I sold my wheels to Matt and have ordered the new ones. haha

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i hope it's red Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thank you for the info. Off to the metal shop today.

bornred62,
Yes it is, Many of years ago. Freddie has made some nice changes to it. I still cry when I see it. But dam it still looks good.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any pics og the wheelie bars?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the wheely bar on my buggy. I have yet to use it (don't beat on my buggy, too expensive to fix parts when they break!), but might someday when I get brave. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those look cool. what i like about them is that they are short.

did you make them or did you buy them from a store?

i'm might want a set for my buggy.
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