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ianbott 01-07-2008 06:42 PM

Impreza Turbo Pwerered Beach Buggy build
 
Hey guys finally got around to buying a chassis so i can start my beach buggy project, this will be a slow project until i have saved enough then it'll be full steam ahead.

Anyway the chassis i decided to go for was a 1967 originally semi auto (really wanted a balljoint front end with IRS), however it has been converted to manual, the chassis is really solid to be honest apart from the floorpans so these will get replaced when i shorten the chassis.

I have some major plans for this buggy a few being 091 gearbox to be mated to an impreza STi engine, brand new sidewinder shell and full roll cage :) better to be safe than sorry eh!

This is how i picked the chassis up from Randy Jewell off here, picked it up from portsmouth and towed it back using an A frame.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...62008126-1.jpg
This is about the worst of the damage.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...5062008127.jpg
On it's side in need of some TLC :D
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...5062008129.jpg
Oops what have i done :lol:
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...5062008132.jpg
Just need to get 2 of these and 2 new floorpans and i'm back in business :)
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...5062008133.jpg
Keep your eyes open for further updates.
Cheers Ian.

Buzz Lightyear 01-07-2008 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ianbott (Post 4708806)
This is how i picked the chassis up from Randy Jewell off here, picked it up from portsmouth and towed it back using an A frame.

That I would have liked to see. I bet you got some funny looks on the M6.

ianbott 01-07-2008 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzz Lightyear (Post 4709394)
That I would have liked to see. I bet you got some funny looks on the M6.

It wasn't too bad to be honest, towed really well too :)

Was tempted to ride on the chassis though as the weather was great :D.
Cheers Ian.

GermanLkManx 01-07-2008 10:43 PM

We did all the finishing work on a Subaru powered beach buggy a few years ago...it's fun, trust me!

tom.

MTIbiza 01-07-2008 10:54 PM

This sounds rather interesting - will keep my eye on this thread :D

Mike

smull 02-07-2008 03:09 PM

:-)
 
You need to put a hold on this project until you've helped me with the oval.
:D

BugBusBuggy 02-07-2008 03:32 PM

Sounds like a great project. I was going to do something similar, but decided to go for a more 'retro' buggy instead.
If you're interested, I have 4 impreza turbo alloys - 17x7 (I think. Deffo 17", but I'm not 100% on the width) with good toyo proxes tyres. Same PCD as later golfs (5x100) so not too much work to make them fit. Would look great on a hi-po street buggy... PM me if you want more info!
Cheers,
BBB.

ianbott 02-07-2008 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BugBusBuggy (Post 4712615)
Sounds like a great project. I was going to do something similar, but decided to go for a more 'retro' buggy instead.
If you're interested, I have 4 impreza turbo alloys - 17x7 (I think. Deffo 17", but I'm not 100% on the width) with good toyo proxes tyres. Same PCD as later golfs (5x100) so not too much work to make them fit. Would look great on a hi-po street buggy... PM me if you want more info!
Cheers,
BBB.

Hey BBB i was gonna go for something retro then decided i want something with speed :D.

What are these alloys in question? like you say they could look pretty cool, send me a couple of pics if you can and a price too and we'll go from there.
Cheers Ian.

ianbott 02-07-2008 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smull (Post 4712538)
You need to put a hold on this project until you've helped me with the oval.
:D

Don't worry plenty of time for both ;)

FireDancer 28-10-2008 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzz Lightyear (Post 4709394)
That I would have liked to see. I bet you got some funny looks on the M6.

Probably looked pretty similar to this: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq-9gaATKGU

;)


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