Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

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Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:27 pm

Up at 04:20 to beat the traffic last Saturday for a 6Hr round trip. Been after a freestyle for ages, shame it isn't road registered but they just don't come up that often, especially near me.

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Trailer tows well

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Black was my prefered colour, needs a strip & re-paint as been sitting for some years.

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Engine starts & runs, no brakes though- new master cyl needed. The chap I bought it off built it & had intentions of SVA but had access to a field so kept it off road. Covered in hay, even has hay inside the guages!

I am fairly tall so not much room, the gear stick is very long and fouls my knee so will try & get a shorter stick Also I need a pedal box that is mounted in the passenger side which will give me more room.


First thing is to make a shopping list
This is what I have so far...

4 x Wheel centre caps
Pedal box (passenger side mounted)
Spare wheel & bracket (Alan has kindly offered the bracket)
Shorter gear stick
Brake master cyl
New guages, (may try & refurb the old)
Fuel tank to go behind the seats

Chris

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:29 pm

This is the sort of pedal box I am after

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby Danny » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:38 pm

I have a couple of them

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:53 pm

That is great news, thanks Danny. How much are you after incl postage. This would help me out sooo much. Have you got a pic you can upload?

Pls send me a pm with costs
Cheers Chris

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby Danny » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:10 pm

Hi chris I will have a look when I get back to the uk what I have :-) i am in Spain for a couple.of weeks now :-)

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby wagon » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:16 pm

Cool looking freestyle sir :)

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:53 am

The exhaust mainfold is blowing badly

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So I ordered a new one

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I opted for the 3 into 1, it looks a lot more compact. I have ordered a hydraulic pipe bender to help me fabricate a pipe that fits between manifold & silencer. I can also use this with the mounting for the dash creation. The aim is to reduce the exhaust pipework, fittings and tidy it up as much a possible.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:56 am

I also ordered some locking wheel nuts

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Just need to get some centre caps too.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:11 pm

More shiny bits turned up today :D

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A nice new 2 row hi flow alloy radiator, will fit this when the MG midget fan turns up, will remove the big rad at the top above the fire wall and remove the fire extinguisher/petrol tank. Possibly fit another mini rad with the electric fan in place of the extinguisher/petrol tank. Need to consult the IVA manual........

Spent ages trawling the net for gauges I liked, I was hooked on the Durite brand, they look good and come with the IVA radius bezels, but way to expensive!

So I ordered these,

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Came from this company:

http://rspec.co.uk/performance-gauges

Gauges ordered for my custom dash:
Volts
Amps
Water temp
Oil Temp
Oil pressure in BAR would much have prefered PSI which is what is in place already (needle moves more)
Rev/Tacho

I will use the original mini spedo which has the fuel gauge at the bottom (may need a customised cable length made up, hopfully not too much of a problem?)

The dash build will be some time off yet but at least I have some parts so I can think about the design.

My time has been taken up at present with building a garage to keep my buggy in, will get a photo up soon, need to get some more wood!

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:19 pm

Just thought I would post a few pics of my previous buggy, a KD250GKA-1 single seater.

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Would do 58 mph on road (fully legal) or 58 mph across a ploughed field.

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Imported from china in a crate and assembled by myself, came with a CE declaration of conformity and I registered it with the DVLA on a '09 plate. Had some serious fun with this living out in the sticks, fields, green lanes and dirt tracks.

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Always been into buggys, think it was when I watched the 1st Mad Max film I was hooked

Can't wait until my freestyle is on the road with also some off road action too.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:20 pm

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Took the rear mud-guards off today, they have been cut about a bit and one has some damage. I have some fibreglass matt, resin & filler so will get repairing these. Also a quick visit to Halfords for some spray paint.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:29 pm

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Currently my buggy has no steering lock so I got hold of another outer steering column with lock but I need to re-position the lock and make a new hole so it lines up with the notch.

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Easier said than done, no idea how to get the bolts out- may have to drill them out.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:37 pm

Have been taking advantage of the good weather, first mudguard rubbed down ready for fibreglass repair, only 3 more to go.

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Couldn't resist making a start on the repair, resin should cure nicely with this sun, shame the summer has gone!

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:42 pm

Got a pedal box today for the buggy, Big thanks to Lilspeed for that.

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Also found a short gear stick going cheap on ebay

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Project starting to come together now.

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Re: Got a Freestyle Buggy at last!

Postby 250buggys » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:45 pm

Another weekend of sunshine

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Pedal box and pedals rubed down ready for new paint

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Lots of nice shiny bits, many more to go!

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A nice new set of pedal rubbers turned up too today.


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