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  Topic: My buggy project.
Merk

Replies: 190
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:54 pm   Subject: Re: My buggy project.
Hello:
I missed this thread before today.
Just read every page. Really enjoyed it.
That's some nice engineering and fabrication.
I learned a few things and that last "doughnut video" ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:10 am   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Popcorn Popcorn Popcorn Popcorn Popcorn

Hello:
Thanks for the popcorn. I see you are also working on a Clipper Buggy. I like them.

Merk
  Topic: Buggy ID Help
Merk

Replies: 17
Views: 2296

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:06 pm   Subject: Re: Buggy ID Help
Looked at every picture in the DBA and couldn't find this one. Any help would be great!
Thanks!


Congrats on the find!
That is one of the best looking buggies I have ever seen.
I'll be foll ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:11 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
It's alive! Temporary parts for testing only but it moves. I think the arm length will work. The hydraulic unit won't work on it's side. I'm thinking up some mods to get it to work horizontal. If not ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:47 am   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
The Outboard ,hydraulic assembly is self contained, weight is 14 lbs. 5 inch of travel 5000 lbs of push, power in and out, 9-14 inch eye to eye.

https://www.boatstore.com/th-marine-elct0078-7050-hy ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:39 am   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
The top on my buggy is fiberglass. I found it about 10 years ago when I bought a couple baja bugs and a buggy that turned out was the same body as mine (1 of 17 made) so that was lucky. I then proceed ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:06 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Hello:
I had some time to study the chassis some more. I plotted the rotation of the front beam to get an idea how much travel and figure how long my operating arms need to be. I was a bit surpris ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:55 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
The tires on the rear were 215/65/15. They are all Federal Formosa tires.

Yes this is my autocross car. It's also the first car i raced at Bonneville Unfortunately the summer after this picture was ...
  Topic: Clodhopper/74 pan Novice buggy build on a budget (lots of pics)
Merk

Replies: 8
Views: 660

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Clodhopper/74 pan Novice buggy build on a budget (lots of pics)
Hello:
That's a good looking body.

Here's a few recommendations. Get and keep the chassis level while you build. The front an back can be at different heights but it must be level side to side. ...
  Topic: making a full soft top.
Merk

Replies: 115
Views: 5142

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:15 pm   Subject: Re: making a full soft top.
Hello:

Nice work. Your top looks great.

Thanks for posting your project.

I have enjoyed following along.

Merk
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:10 am   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
165/45/15 on 4.5" sprintstars. At full drop beam was 1" front ground and still lots of room under fenders.

brad[/quote]

Hello: Thanks for the response. those 165 x 45 x 15 are perfect. ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:12 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Here are a few more pictures. I will try to roll it out side this week end.

I need some tire ideas. I want to use these wheels. Stock 15 x 4.5 front and 15 x 7 rear. Some kind of low profile perfo ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:01 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
[quote="heywebonya"]Why did you cut out the center section of the rear torsion? Are you planning adjusters?[/quot

I will be welding arms onto the center section and using hydraulic rams ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:24 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
The suspension is on the stops. No snubbers, no shocks all the way down metal to metal. I,m researching front tire sizes because the fronts are on the fenders. 2 inches shorter tires and It will have ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:09 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Update. I have another Bug Buggy I have been driving on and off road for thirty years I rolled the beam back a little when I built it. Today I measured it and found it tilted back about 2 degrees more ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:22 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Torsion bars suffer under a lot of tension, never getting a rest. It would be nice if the rubber snubbers would take over for a while. Here are some happy torsion bars enjoying a little Relaxation.
h ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:05 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Ok guys cutting the torsion bars loose. I used a tailpipe cutter.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1838153.jpg
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:58 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Why would you want hydrolics on the buggy?

Airride is so much easier and lots of people have been there before. hydrolics not so much I think.

I'm old and want to step in and out at ground level ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:44 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
I laid the beam on my street buggy back 7 degrees for better caster. Something I would recommend if you are using the beam to lower the car. On my race car there is 15* of caster built into the car. Y ...
  Topic: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Merk

Replies: 49
Views: 3432

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:37 pm   Subject: Re: Parts Pile Buggy Build
Good to see you back in here, @Merk. Been wondering how your build's going.

... the beam it's self is tilted back about 2 degrees.
This is with the frame rails level ...

That sounds about right ...
 
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