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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

63Fiberbuggy wrote:
Jeff, the seats look awesome! Sorry I had to "poke" a little to get an update posted, glad you did! 😎

Who's gonna finish your roll cage & what are you doing (powder/paint/chrome)? Also, offer still stands for me/Bill/Bob/etc to roll the 45 minute drive to Cola and help with assembly...and swill a few 🍻🍻👍🏻.


Hey Bill, no worries as I obviously needed some prodding LOL. Cage is just going to be painted as there is no tank large enough to chrome it. I appreciate the offer and at the moment I'm elbow deep in the transmission still. I will definitely let the gang know if/when I need some assistance or a drink Wink

hillmotorsports wrote:
Is that an aftermarket front end?
Who made that one? Who's sells it?


Are you talking about the front beam? If so it made and sold by Airkewld.com
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

looking good what is the yellow manx in the middle on
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

jrailer wrote:
looking good what is the yellow manx in the middle on


Jim, as Bob Ross would say "That's just a happy little mistake" LOL When they originally did the embroidery they used yellow instead of the gray so they made it into a little bag for me. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

TSFR wrote:
oh, seats.....I got some seats too.

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Looks great! You what though, some gray stitching would have tied it in a little better! Laughing Rolling Eyes

Sorry, had to do that. Just because it's you!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

Update: Parts, Parts and more Parts....
Seatbelts, seatbelt bungs, steering column, steering wheel, <flame suit> radiator mount brackets, radiator, fan, fan shroud </flame suit>, clutch, clutch MC, clutch slave, wheel bearings for days, battery, adjustable spring plates, 21 3/4 torsions, pretty spring plate covers, rearview mirror w/backup camera hoping for side view too, and gauges....a ridiculous amount of gauges!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

Happy New Year and time for the yearly update I guess. A lot has happened, it went in for chassis work and is back home in the currently frozen over south. Here's how she sits finally out of the trailer. The plan is to drive from SC to Carlisle with some fun stops along the way before making another trip in June. There's a ton of work left for me to do so I will update later when there's actual progress to report Smile


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

also, if you have any interest in following along just like this page if you're on facebook. Soda City Customs
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

Awesome buggy....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

I like the tree bars! Nice fabrication.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

wythac wrote:
I like the tree bars! Nice fabrication.


Those are Joe Wheeler Customs Wink
AND not only functioning, but removable too!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

Jeff
That wing is awesome, did Joe make that also ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

dbsmith wrote:
Jeff
That wing is awesome, did Joe make that also ?


No I did not make the wing. The Wing was made by Bruce Meyers. It is a option when ordering the kit from Meyers Manx.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

While waiting on more parts and a welder to pay me a visit, I decided it was time for more arts and crafts Smile

Now I understand that radios in buggies are not for everyone and I figure that I've already alienated most of who would be seriously annoyed by it by running the Subaru drivetrain. After looking at the back seats ( honestly more like the lack of while I'm driving) I've decided to ditch them in favor of opening up the back to much more useful storage. I don't know any legless midgets personally and that's all I'd really feel okay with sticking back there. Well now I have gobbs of space!

Anyway, here it is Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

Just updating to build thread to say itís been finished, driven almost 10,000 miles in 6 months and then broken, repaired and currently waiting for rebuild.
Hereís a photo shoot somewhere in the middle of all that.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

I heard you broke it last time out?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

Yes, I will do a write up tomorrow when I can upload everything
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

I hope someone got a picture of the "Turnbuckle Manx". I forgot to shoot it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

So after a fun few days on the beach Ken and I (I blame Ken LOL) went out on a new patch and discovered the limit of whoops my buggy was capable of going over at too brisk of a pace was 11. After 11 it had a VERY sad gangsta lean on the rear passenger side where I thought I had broken a torsion bar. After limping off the beach, the Manx club sprang into action so we could get to a garage for a more semi perm fix of beating the torsion back in to the center section a little deeper so I could drive back onto the beach (carefully) and then the 300+ miles back home so I could take it down to nothing and visit Joe for surgery.

The block of wood on the floor was a reclaimed knife block that held the rear up to drive the 200 yards to the hardware store...
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At the hardware store, we made the most out of the options we had available. And by we, I mean the club...I only supplied the damage and card to pay for said parts LOL
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This is the repairs taking place at Eric's garage Island Cruisers at OBX, SUPER GREAT PEOPLE! https://islandcruisersinc.com/
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In order to make these repairs, EVERYTHING had to come apart.

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Since everything was already apart I figured now was a good time to add wipers.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Manxter 2+2 #160 Reply with quote

What is the secret to working wipers without the wiper arms chewing up the windshield rubber? Can you close the hood?
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