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Old 01-07-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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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.

This is about the worst of the damage.

On it's side in need of some TLC

Oops what have i done

Just need to get 2 of these and 2 new floorpans and i'm back in business

Keep your eyes open for further updates.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:46 PM   #2
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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.
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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 .
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We did all the finishing work on a Subaru powered beach buggy a few years ago...it's fun, trust me!

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

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You need to put a hold on this project until you've helped me with the oval.
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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!
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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!
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Hey BBB i was gonna go for something retro then decided i want something with speed .

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.
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Don't worry plenty of time for both
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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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