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Old July 9th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #51
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with all the threads on buggys recently i have started kicking around my next project in my head. the issue i am seeing is the lack of 4 seat options.... man you are lucky for picking one up. might have to make my own
Let me think about where I saw it, but there is a 4 seat body lurking around her fairly locally.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #52
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It's a nice new old look buggy. I like the front hood opening. I was thinking about doing mine like that. I had to take off the windshield, then drill out some rivets and a few bolts just to get at the brake stuff.
Check out the regular Kickout. It has a more normal style Manx hood that opens. There's also a guy selling opening hood kits for manx clones.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 04:16 AM   #53
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Mike, I don't mind the "Hal-Jack" on my thread Man! Like you said, I may encounter the same problems & we can ALL learn from a Buggy thread.

I'm using an older style shaft that doesn't have the key on it, that way I can sink it in to the dash a little. Then I may have to shorten the shaft a little. I haven't gotten any seats yet... I was going to buy the racing seats, but, my problem is cash right now. (Bunny's back in the hospital & may never be able to go back to work, They are getting her ready for dialysis again...) Once I get the seats I'll have a better idea on where I'm sitting. But, I would do one of the things listed above. Maybe even raising the seat just a little. You don't want to be too high in a buggy seeing the sides are short to begin with. The tilt might be a good option for you, if you have the cash or can find one that'll fit nicely as well.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 04:56 AM   #54
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If you use a super column, you still get to use the full functions of the stock column, not the least of which is the locking column, but you can change the angle of the upper column and then use the universal to get down to the steering box. I have a splined quick release( not hte cheap hex head buggy ones) for my wheel and a smaller wheel as well. allows you to remove the wheel to get in and also adds a little quick security. I used to pull my wheel and walk into the store with the wheel in my hand.
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For any buggy owners.

Is your windshield bolted to the dash frame or just the fiberglass hood?
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Old July 12th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #56
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Insead of starting another buggy thread. I'm going to do a Hal-jack on this one and ask a question, shorty may run into this also.
I sat in the buggy for the first time and my face is level with the steering wheel. to see the road I have to look thru the wheel. If I were to drop the thing any lower it would be hard to get in. any sugestions by buggy owners?

Grow a few inches?
Instead of the rubber connector to the steering box, run a u-joint and you an swing the wheel down lower and still look stock.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #57
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Iv'e read about some having a frame inside the dash that goes to the floor on both sides & holds the steering wheel in place as well. Someone had one that was a big rectangle with a leg down each side that bolted to the chassis/pan, & the windshield bolted through the body into the rectangle or legs & had a nut on the inside. If anyones got something like this, could you post a pic of it?
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Old July 12th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #58
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My orginal Sand Flea had an angle iron subframe under and across the dash...The ends only went down towards the floor just a little bit and was thu bolted to the sides...
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berrien buggy sells a windshield mount/steering mount
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Here's the mount I made to drop the wheel. It was mounted to the top bar About 2" forward. I droped it about 1" . I had that tube with the bracket on it might be off a super but it worked out perfict.


This is what my dash bracket looks like. The holes in the side do not match the windshield frame. I bolted the frame to the hood with brackets welded to the frame. came out solid.


Any one know what I should use to restore that wheel I love that thing. Went over the chrome wit 600 the rust is gone.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:04 AM   #61
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Ryan, I think you posted on the wrong forum... This is VOLKSRODS! We don't Buy it if we can Make it!

Mike, Dave (Fishguts) might know the best stuff to use on the wood to make it all "pretty". I'd be looking into some sort of "wood oil" (Maybe murpheys oil soap or somethnig might work) . Maybe even Lemon oil or something like that. I forget what it was exactly that my buddy that rebuilds guitars used on my fretboard, but, it worked awesome! I think it was Lemon oil though... I bought an old Bass & it was sitting in the guys basement & the wood looked alot like your wheel. When I got it back, it looked Brand New!



P.s. Is anyone in Cali. planning a trip East? There's a Windshiled frame someone's got in San Diego that I want to buy, but, shipping will cost @ $80.00!!! If anyones, coming toward this way, maybe it could be handed off relay style? Any help would be appreciated!

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"Any one know what I should use to restore that wheel I love that thing. Went over the chrome wit 600 the rust is gone.

If you help Shorty find a buggy windshield and frame for a Forum Friendly fee, I'll restore your steering wheel to look better than new. I'm good at that kinda thing.
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Thanks TC. I have been looking . I have the word out here.

On the topicof windshields. The one I have has a grove on one side. The glass is also offset to one side,
IS THERE A FRONT OR BACK TO THE FRAME? I have looked at some on the web and some go one way and others go the other. WTF How are buggy guys here mounting theirs?
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Thanks TC. I have been looking . I have the word out here.

On the topicof windshields. The one I have has a grove on one side. The glass is also offset to one side,
IS THERE A FRONT OR BACK TO THE FRAME? I have looked at some on the web and some go one way and others go the other. WTF How are buggy guys here mounting theirs?
Have a roll bar made for the front, and mount the windshield on it.

That works good, and takes pressure off the fiberglass body.
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The groove goes in the front so you can put the bikini top on. The bikini top has a small plastic strip on the front (just like on a Jeep) that goes in the groove.

I Hope this helps!

Edit: Mike, from the pics in your Spider Buggy intro & up-dates, it looks like you've got the w/s on the correct way for the Bikini top to go on, if you have one.
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Yea, I put it on the right. way after I cut about a 1/4 of an inch off the frame to get it to fit wrong.

Any one have any tricks for the gasket under the frame (body to frame) gasket?

I saw one on ebay for $50.00. I was thinking of molding some glass in the gap and seal with black silicone.
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I'm not sure what you can use...

I guess what you are suggesting will work though. I'm still on the hunt for a windshield. I'll have the same battle once I get one & fit it to the Buggy. I'm sure you could use some thick rubber stip, or something. It's really tough for me to figure it out w/o having a w/s ATM. I'll let you know what I come up with if you still need some help though Mike. And if you figure out something, please post it for the rest of us Buggy builders to possibly use.

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I found the same seal at pacific customs for $10.00. I need to check if this is the same place that screwed me on shipping my Kadron gaskets. They charged me $25.00 to ship paper.
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I found the same seal at pacific customs for $10.00. I need to check if this is the same place that screwed me on shipping my Kadron gaskets. They charged me $25.00 to ship paper.
sounds about right. I quit ordering from them for just that reason. most orders they wouldn't tell me the shipping charge before I completed the order.
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Yea, I put it on the right. way after I cut about a 1/4 of an inch off the frame to get it to fit wrong.

Any one have any tricks for the gasket under the frame (body to frame) gasket?

I saw one on ebay for $50.00. I was thinking of molding some glass in the gap and seal with black silicone.
You talking The windshield frame and the body or the chassis and the body? The seal for my windshield that came with it is basically U shaped. I put a few dabs of polybutylene sealant every so often so it sticks to the windshield frame, then I just set it in place. for the body i lay it out, mark the seal, then a punch to punch the body mount holes. I use sealant to tack the seal to the chassis in spots, then about 4 people to lower the body while you monkey man around making sure it seats in place. I pre-punch the gasket and drop the bolts through the body befor try to seat it on the chassis.
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IS THERE A FRONT OR BACK TO THE FRAME? I have looked at some on the web and some go one way and others go the other. WTF How are buggy guys here mounting theirs?
You can mount it either way.
I have mine mounted with the smooth side forward, it gives it more of a smooth finished look. the only downside is if you want to use a bikini or softtop. i have a bikini top from my old wrangler I'm going to try to use but I have to get creative with the front mount.

Berrien Buggy sells the rubber gasket that goes between the windshield and hood.

http://www.berrienbuggy.com/id86.htm

But you might be able to find some universal u shaped gasket material at an autobody paints/parts supplier near you.
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I was asking about the windshield to hood seal. Searching the net I found one dude used a pan gasket. Another dude did also but said it rotted out in less than a year.
On the samba a dude bought some weather strip from Mc-car. This looks to be my best bet We have a grainger here I'll check with them.
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Trim-lok makes the edge trim/seal your looking for. Their website is www.trimlok.com
I've removed the rusty hood and deck lid seal track and using edge trim from them to seal the between the hood and body.
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That's the trim i have. It's not exactly like what I have, but same idea. You can also get the trim directly from from Dino.
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Thanks Daddy'o. Cool Man, Cool
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