Meyers Manx is in da house!
Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:54 PM
Well . that's 1 vote FOR the whitewalls . I think most won't like them on a dune buggy .
Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:23 AM
Then we have the beginnings of the same Multi-Effect Gold on the body and bonnet...
Now my next problem is the colour for the interior seating! I've looked at twenty or thirty pics of real beach buggies and they have all black seating. But looking at TooOld's interior how do you beat that?
Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:06 PM
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:33 PM
The paint and the mouldings give the seats a used look.
The test fit......
I'm presently building the front axle so more pics soon!
Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:23 AM
I'm now waiting for the wired distributor to arrive to finish the engine. I tried fitting Porsche 356 disks all round but they are too thick and shaving them down would take away a lot of detail.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:30 AM
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:57 PM
Pat , I enlarged one of my photos to show the steering box . I hope this helps .
Brake lines do NOT run along the top of the beam and under the steering box as shown here. They would go from the front of the master cylinder which is on the front side of the panel forward of the pedals, and go direct to the sides to tabs standing up at the edge of the floor pan where they become flex lines with black rubber cover out to the back side of the brake backing plates. There is no Tee in the front lines. 3 lines connect to the Master cylinder: one to the right front, one to the left front, and one along the left side of the tunnel to the rear. There is a tee on the frame next to the left front of the trans.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:41 PM
That said , Thanks for the info on a stock setup . I've never seen one before and was just winging it on this build . I'll be sure to do it correctly on my next one .
Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:20 PM
If you see any other blindingly obvious mistakes please don't hesitate to tell me. I think the 1 or 2 grey cells I have left are on the blink!
Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:38 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:06 AM
I've just put the exhaust pipework on so waiting for that to dry. Then I may look at scratchbuilding a muffler or may fit the kit supplied one.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:04 AM
I like the distributor . Where did you get it ?
Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:21 AM
Edited by rmvw guy, 15 April 2012 - 02:22 AM.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:07 PM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:03 AM
Ans I fitted the seats and grey carpet (did it come with the kit?) and popped the body on to have a look...............
See you soon...........
Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:57 AM
When you get around to the headlights , drill a small hole in the base and another in the body . Then mount them with a small diameter styrene rod or a pin or something . Sure makes life easier as they can be a real pain to glue on !