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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Progress on France's Dune Buggy Reply with quote

Today marked the 1st step in getting France her own Kickout SS.

We picked up the donor bug (it was an unfinished project):
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I tried to convince France it was finished, she did not buy it!
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I'm not going to be on Tom's (TJ-Kustoms) military agenda. I'm giving myself a 3 year goal.

Next step, ordering the Kickout and finding a shipping method to Canada.

We're still very undecided on the color.
We're not going to get another Red buggy, Orange and Green are not really to our taste. That leaves Yellow, Blue and Grey.

I'm leaning towards Canadian Blue and France likes Gun Metal Grey. I'm sceptical that the Grey would 'punch' enough.

We still have a bit of time to sort it out while I call around for shipping options.

Before I scrap all the topside, are there any parts that I should offer to my local community? Are there any har to find parts that I should be offering?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to France! Regular or SS?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That gunmetal metallic the first Kickout SS is awesome in person and in the sunlight.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Congratulations to France! Regular or SS?

We're getting the SS, we already have a Berrien Nostalgia that would be to similar. Plus with the amount of travelling we do, it makes sense to get the SS.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this on kijiji looks like a perfect body for my baja, what's the plans for the body??

Good luck on the build!!

Love following all your threads!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I saw this on kijiji looks like a perfect body for my baja, what's the plans for the body??

Good luck on the build!!

Love following all your threads!!!

I was going to see if there was any interest locally for odds and ends and scrap the rest.

I'll probalby salvage small parts that won't take up too much space.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are those fenders molded to the body? That's not exactly the smartest thing to do to a Baja.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vincent & France,
Good to hear that your building another buggy.
I like the looks of the Kick Out SS. It is one sharpest looking street buggies.
Yes there is a big differences with the wind noise and buffeting with a curved windshield.
There is not many of the SS out there yet, and where you live is a different climate then SoCal. Any thoughts of some kind of top when the sky starts dropping water?
I nevered asked Bruce if he had any ideas on one or seen drawings of what it kind of top would look good on a SS.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jsturtlebuggy wrote:
...There is not many of the SS out there yet, and where you live is a different climate then SoCal. Any thoughts of some kind of top when the sky starts dropping water?
I nevered asked Bruce if he had any ideas on one or seen drawings of what it kind of top would look good on a SS.


Thanks, yes we've given the wether proofing a little bit of thought and we're hoping we can draw on the 356 owners for some guidance.

We've got a friend in Long Island that may/should be able to help in that area. We'll just need to convince him that we want a top but no holes in the body! lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are those fenders molded to the body? That's not exactly the smartest thing to do to a Baja.


The kid (he was 14 at the time) used sheet metal screws and pop rivets to fasten them to the body and then may have used body filler and painted over the whole thing.

Can't wait to seperate the pan from the body to see what I've really got.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot where I saw the Velcro deal but it looked quite sharp. 2" Velcro on the inside and the top tucked in. Probably leaked a lot but was nicer than mine with all the damn snaps to deal with.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that was us Wink

Our current top is held on by velcro.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: Progress on France's Dune Buggy Reply with quote

vincent9993 wrote:

I'm not going to be on Tom's (TJ-Kustoms) military agenda. I'm giving myself a 3 year goal.



Canadian Wuss!
And whats with not putting snaps on?

No wonder France hates you. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

V & F - the Gunmetal Grey metalflake is a great color. When you saw John Denmatt's Kick-Out SS outside at Carlisle in 2009, the sun was not shinning. When the sun shines on that color, there are flakes that show diffent colors depending on how the light hits it. It is not quite like Kathleen's Manxter, but still has a nice effect. I would have gotten that color, but I got the Canadian Blue metalflake to be opposite of Kathleen's car. Tom
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you started taking the bug apart yet? If so; any photos?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you started taking the bug apart yet? If so; any photos?


No not yet, I'm spending the week & part of the week-end in bieutiful Buffalo, NY for a conference. How lucky am I?! lol
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you started taking the bug apart yet? If so; any photos?


No not yet, I'm spending the week & part of the week-end in bieutiful Buffalo, NY for a conference. How lucky am I?! lol


Wow, Your in America more then Canada.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well?!?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well?!?


Well... I'm back in Canada but as you know, I have a day job.

We're still debating color for the SS. France is pretty set on Gun Metal Grey with red interior like the one Bruce built.

I'm not convinced the red interior would be practicle or even doable correctly.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well?!?


Well... I'm back in Canada but as you know, I have a day job.

We're still debating color for the SS. France is pretty set on Gun Metal Grey with red interior like the one Bruce built.

I'm not convinced the red interior would be practicle or even doable correctly.


Whos buggy is it?
Doable? Wait untill you see mine.

Did you do anything on the Bug / chassis?
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