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Old August 13th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #76
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Don't know if you guys care or not, but, I started a Buggy build thread over at the Samba for the time being. I'll add one here as well, I've been trying to get ideas & help from Buggy guys over there.

What I've done so far is Bunny & I've almost completely removed all the white paint from the body. I still have the black/white paint on the inside to contend with, then I have lots of "V"ing to do to all the cracks & fill them in.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #77
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I used aircraft stripper on mine. I worked in small patches and rinsed it quickly when the paint softened enough to scrape if off with plastic scrapers before it got into the 'glass. I stripped My entire long body buggy, probaby 5 layers of paint down to the gelcoat in one day.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 07:21 AM   #78
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Thanks for the tip on the stripper!
I was going to try that. I have some, but, I was afraid of ruining the body. I guess I could try doing it that way on the inside! I think I'll be (for the lack of a better term) carpeting the inside-sides of the buggy too. So, if I mess up alittle, it probably won't be seen.

I took some pics of the semi-stripped body. I've been too bzy (read Lazy) to up-load the pics in order to post them though. Maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow... Who knows when I'll post them, but, I will! That's when I'll start an official build thread in the intro section.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 05:41 AM   #79
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Here's a happy up-date! TC picked up a w/s for the Buggy! From the pic he sent me, it looks liek it's in great shape. I'm so excited!

Here's the pic he sent me of it.

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Old August 14th, 2009, 06:08 AM   #81
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Abso-Fuckin'-Lutely!!!

TC has helped me out SO MUCH! I can't even start to tell you how much he's helped in gathering parts & fixin shit for me! If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be this far. It just sucks he's a couple hours away from me. But, he was super close to the guy he bought the w/s off of.

Thanks again TC!
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Old August 14th, 2009, 06:16 AM   #82
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Here's a great wiring schematic. flip it and zoom in on the circut.
Just do one at a time and yer good to go. start with a fuse block. (This one uses a stock bug block) Then do ignition one wireat a time. You can do it!!! when yer done you will realise how simple it is.


This is the amount of wire to use. Or you can go to a pick and pull grab a harness.


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Old August 14th, 2009, 06:25 AM   #83
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Thanks Mike!

I did see the one from the samba with the lengths on it, those are for a short buggy, so, I would have to add at least what, 2 feet or so? That's what I'm thinking, but, the main thing that's cool about it is that it gives you the awg of the wire to use for the certain circuits! TC tells me it's "Easy Peasy" to do a buggy wiring harness. I'd like to use all new wires, but, it could be real spendy, & right now, I'm WAY over budget! I haven't spent alot yet, BUT, I spent more than I had. Don't we all?

How is your Spider Buggy coming? Have you finished your dash yet? I was thinknig of trying to make one as well, but, TC picked up a couple hoods w/dashes attached, so, I might end up using one of those instead.

When I say TC has helped me out alot, I mean it! I'm not trying to blow smoke up his or your ass, he's done so much for me I can't believe how helpfull he is, especially after how all of you talk about him!



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Old August 14th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #84
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tc is a good guy... just sometimes mis-understood

that there be a nice windshield there buddy
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Is that UncleBob's wiring diagram? He used to be a member here but is out of the scene for the most part now. He's a local guy, used to have a very nice red flake buggy with a 2180 in it.

New buggy harnesses are about $80.
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I thought he still had that? He's still pretty active on the Samba.
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. . . I'd like to use all new wires, but, it could be real spendy, & right now, I'm WAY over budget! . . .
I used this for 914 Lite 2.5 - not the best wire, maybe, but it didn't fail.



They also have a terminal/connector set for under $6 . . . item 45015-5VGA.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #88
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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.
Hey Mikey,
Did you ever find out if you could get it at Graingers? I haven't tried yet... I'm not ready quite yet... But, it's good to know in case... I looked on McMaster Carr, took me a while, but, I found it. It's called "edge-grip seal". ooks to be about the same price as Berrien Buggys site for the correct stuff. But, I won't have to pay shipping. I'll just add it in on an order here at work... I might even have the shop pay for it too!
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I didn't look. I bought some strip at the auto store. I'm gona use some rubber stuff like calk, the glass dudes use and seal the gap. Then use the cap I made. the weather strip covers the small gap on the in side.

Hey, I put new shocks on my buggy. On the driver side rear the top bolt had the nut on the side twards the wheel. I had to drill a hole in the tub to get the bolt out. The pass side had lots of room. Just a heads up when you put the body back on, to check yer nut. See if will come out with the body on.
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Old September 19th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #90
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Made some progress on the Buggy today!

I re-installed my drop spindles, added the brakes, & TC came over & helped me with fitting the gas tank. OH yeah, that was after we altered the extra hood I got & he re-built one of the stanchions for the headlights! Then we headed over to 401 Tim's house & picked up TC's Fiero seats he got from Dan.

Pics: (sorry for the crappy cellphone pics... I was lazy & didn't wanna grab the camera. )






Let me know what you guys think of that hood. Bunny doesn't like it, but, I do. It has more character than the original I think.

Next up is packing the front bearings, painting the drums, then on to packing the rear bearings & re-installing the stub axles, & put the rear brakes together to make the chassis a roller once again!

Got a call from a fellow Volksrodder from PA asking me if I was heading to Dan Meet 1.7... Still don't know if we're heading there or not. I'm going to talk to Dan & see what he says... TC says he'll go if I do, so, I guess we'll see.

All in all, it was a Great day of work on the Buggy!

Thanks again TC!
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is that a california clipper hood? personally i like the smooth hood better
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The hood came with a California Clipper I got, but, it wasn't on it. The smooth hood actually fit better, but, now we've modified the hood & body a bit in order to fit this one...

I like it a little better for the mock 396SS hood it's got goin on. But, we'll see. I'm hoping it'll look better once everyting is completed. Seems like a long ways off, but, I'm hoping to get it in primer in the next few months! Needs ALOT of grinding & filling, but, not quite as much as your Kyote! BTW, how's that coming, any new progress on that? That aught to look pretty Sweet once it's done!
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no additional progress since picking up my tires. going to pull the motor inside soon so i can get it cleaned up
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Looks good. I like the smooth hood myself. I want another buggy...thanks guys.
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Man, for some reason when I was looking at this thread I had a craving for melon...strange.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #96
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I found a pic of the stanchoin before...



Gotta love all the spider cracks all over the body...
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Old September 20th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #97
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I like the "396 hood" better than the smoothie, only because it DOES try to mimic the Chevelle. I really think that it's a neat touch, and it's gonna look really nice in paint with the planned aluminum inserts.

It's interesting, fairly rare, and kinda retro as well. I think that a pair of white Chevelle SS stripes over the hood would look even better, and would go wonderfully with the color that Shorty has in mind for the body. There's enough body in the rear to continue them onto he back section as well. Then drop in either a pair of the rounded square-style Chevelle tail lights or three '62 SS tail light on each side. VERY cool, no?
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maybe he should just build a chevelle instead?
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This Buggy is being built for less than I could buy a Hood for, for a Chevelle!


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I think i got some spare 62 and/or 63 impala tails & lenses in the garage, if u want them just lemme know......
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