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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

So roughly 5 years after selling my project buggy to my dad.... i'm now the owner of the same damn buggy again. Dad's been busy with other projects so the buggy is in the exact same state as it was sold in. Decided i wanted a fun project and after looking around at alternatives this somehow seamed like a good idea

In the last couple of weeks the pan has been blasted and painted with Por-15, chassis is nearly a roller, body has been sanded and primed. Plus a bunch of parts have been ordered and man have prices gone up on VW parts.

the basic's of the buggy are:
Manx style body painted arctic white
Basic black interior
Empi sprint stars
Socal wide 5 4 wheel discs
2275 with 44 IDF's level 5 acn heads, Engle FK8

On to the Pics or at least signs of life Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

looks verry good!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

"2275 with 44 IDF's level 5 acn heads, Engle FK8"

LOW BUCK??? Shocked I'm assuming you already had the motor Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

rubenski wrote:
looks verry good!


Thanks rubenski

HeidelbergJohn4.0 wrote:
"2275 with 44 IDF's level 5 acn heads, Engle FK8"

LOW BUCK??? Shocked I'm assuming you already had the motor Wink


Body, pan, brakes, suspension, trans, rims and some misc small parts were there but sadly not an engine.

Most of the engine parts have arrived, waiting on aircooled.net for the carbs, heads and cam to ship

Have a set of seats coming from ebay. Went with the oddly named retro classic vintage racing buckets but they looked OK online and the dimensions were buggy friendly

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

Ebay seats showed up yesterday. Initial impression, well built for the price and comfortable but very narrow in the hips. Haven't taken the included sliders out of the box yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

Just keep in mind if your not comfy in the car you will dread driving it.

Mine hurt my knee too much so I went for a baja instead, still miss the miles of smiles i got from the buggy though...well for the first 30 min anyways Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

Looking good! Love the Sprint Stars.

I've considered those seats myself, how is the quality of the vinyl?

2275 w/K8 should rip in that thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

stevemariott wrote:
Looking good! Love the Sprint Stars.

I've considered those seats myself, how is the quality of the vinyl?

2275 w/K8 should rip in that thing.


The quality of materials is surprisingly decent and the seats are relatively light but it will take time and miles to see how durable the vinyl really is
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

guide coat sanding is done... almost ready for color

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

Buggy got a shot of color today

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And the fan shroud
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

Had some Herculiner left over from the body so I used it on the topside of the pan halves.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

looks verry well painted!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

Gathering parts and the shifter came in. Went with a CSP curved 290 mm shaft. Shift ball placement seams pretty good based on the seat height

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

color sanding is nearly finished...moving on to cutting the shift rod and fitting brake lines next

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

Some minor updates ...Sanding is done on the body
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Started running brake lines
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Moved the 60 beetle over to dads and brought the buggy body over to my place and placed it on the pan. Will need to adjust the spring plates... a lot

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The daughter trying it on for size
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:02 am    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

Its gonna be verry nice!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

rubenski wrote:
Its gonna be verry nice!!!


Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

So not a lot happening.... minor items getting worked on. I do have a set back though. I've been waiting on ACN for parts and just got word that the Level 5,6 and 7 heads aren't available anymore.

So i need to rethink my heads/carb and cam...sigh.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: lo buck buggy build Reply with quote

I have been collecting some engine parts for the buggy:

aluminum case- pre clearanced
82mm crank
94 B mahles
true arc clips
Engle FK8 and coated engle lifters
straight cut gears
german 009 and a compu fire module
taylor 10mm wires
1.5 qrt sump
26mm oil pump
12.5 lbs flywheel
CE power pulley

I need to get the rotating assembly balanced and sort out the top of the engine. The original plan was for level 5 ACN heads and 44IDF's.

Now i'm thinking CB min wedges and 48IDA's or possibly turbo.... decisions Confused



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