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Goshen
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

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Measured the distance from the Shift lever cutout to the edge of the Frame head and I got 32.5"
I made all the markings and used the Sawzall to cut the bad rusty frame head off:

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I secured the sides with two visegrips one for each side and made my first weld on top to secure it.
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Marking the yellow tape as to where the plug welds will go.
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Went to town on fusing the replacement frame head and the original tunnel.
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Now to secure the Napoleon Hat
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All done
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Now to fill the underside where most of the rot was ..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

Had a change of heart about using plug welds?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

hillmotorsports wrote:
Had a change of heart about using plug welds?


Not sure yet... I am waiting on a Spot Weld Nozzle that i ordered from Eastwood to make this task simpler..
Item #13900 Brand: Eastwood
Keeps electrode the correct distance off the workpiece to make spot welds

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

Well it has been about 10 months that i have not posted.. I moved to Colombia in June 2017 and have been there ever since... I love it there.. but i did do so some work to my buggy before i left and here it is.. Weld the frame head and the floor pans.

I had to line up the body to see if it would mate up just fine but it seems that i am a bit off so lets move the frame head just a tad more.
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All lined up now lets go to town !

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Now to tackle the floor pans:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:01 am    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

I asked for help from the Facebook Group Page "Manx Club"
and I was provided with some diagrams and where to make my cuts on the pans..

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:40 am    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

just caught up on your build, I plan to jump back on my build this spring.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

Goshen wrote:
I asked for help from the Facebook Group Page "Manx Club"
and I was provided with some diagrams and where to make my cuts on the pans..

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That cut us way to difficult to do...Yeah it works fine and some will argue its stronger....if you want to spend extra hours doing precision cuts....

Second option is type of cut below.... All straight no zig -zags.... and lay a 2-3 inch section of tunnel material over "cut" and strap it together forming double layer (overlap) at cut and it will last forever...

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But any cuts you do be sure to break loose throttle and clutch tubes at rear so they stay intact (to be cut to length later) when you slide rear section forward... And do not make cut so deep you go through clutch, and gas and E. brake tubes, the sawsall with 6 inch blade is not the tool, use 4.5 inch angle grinder and cutting wheel and only let wheel in about a 1/2 inch and just go along the lines... Also special attention to emergency brake tubes....I usually cut them at about 6 inches long from rear cut after upper tunnel portion is removed, so the ends (cut to length) can be reinserted into EB bracket just a it was original....

Also If new to cutting pan, you may want to look at a few youtube videos, many good and bad things in videos, and I do not recommend any one as there is always a lot of poorly done things on you tube (these people did it once and are now experts), BUT you may get idea what is inside tunnel and be some familiar with process....

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:22 am    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

[quote="Dale M."]
Goshen wrote:


Second option is type of cut below.... All straight no zig -zags.... and lay a 2-3 inch section of tunnel material over "cut" and strap it together forming double layer (overlap) at cut and it will last forever...

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Dale


Dale , thanks
The tunnel work was already done by the Previous Owner.. I only have to tackle the floor pan halve.. the Right side is already in.. just need to do the Left side or Drivers side...

Here are pics of what was done on the passenger side floor pan.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:07 am    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

I got some new stuff to post up tomorrow... stay tuned.. uploading tomorrow
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

I had orginally intended this to be a LHD buggy so I thought since i am a big guy and a little heavy then the HD floor pan panel would be ideal since i had it left over.
Now its going to be an RHD buggy
So i will have to cut the napoleon hat section and transfer everything to the other side:

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Setting the HD floor pan to see where i will make my ziz zag cuts
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Lining things up
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I am about to make my cuts...
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First cut not so bad:
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Oops i am off major gap
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Some small bird shit spot welds.. I am not a welder
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Grinding the big weld spots
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Manx Dune Buggy Build (Ms. Lady in Red) Reply with quote

Now i am going to jump a little and see about the RHD pedal assembly i bought from Japan
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I had to put an M10 Nut plate on this side because the one in the tunnel due to rust was just too bad...
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