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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby johber41 » 02 Mon Feb, 2015 9:34 pm

I like the red on the buggy.......sinister looking
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby Ken » 03 Tue Feb, 2015 6:49 am

johber41 wrote:Nice shop pic Brian.....looks like its right out of Hot Rod magazine!

^^^ X2...
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 03 Tue Feb, 2015 11:31 am

Here is the driver side.
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby johber41 » 03 Tue Feb, 2015 8:18 pm

the solid black was sharp.....but I like the highlights!
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby Faron » 03 Tue Feb, 2015 11:14 pm

I went through your thread, and noticed that you had a Berrien Chassis. Over the weekend I noticed that The Frame Head of my chassis is REALLY Tweaked. (I have Photos of the problem on the Facebook page.) All that being said, I am thinking about a Berrien Chassis but not sure.... What do you think, and how did you title it?
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 04 Wed Feb, 2015 5:56 am

In 1963 VW had an upgrade where you could have a Berrien Chassis or the regular pan. I found one of those rare Beetles and used that chassis so its registered as a 1963 Beetle. :mrgreen:
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby Faron » 04 Wed Feb, 2015 9:05 pm

HaHaHa That's AWESOME!
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 12 Thu Feb, 2015 7:42 am

Got some new bling yesterday. the old system is for sale if anyone is interested.
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 13 Fri Feb, 2015 6:14 am

More goodies from the guy in brown yesterday. The case will be here next week then the fun begins.
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby Bryan Porter » 13 Fri Feb, 2015 9:42 am

What are you building you know how BIG???
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 13 Fri Feb, 2015 10:16 am

Just a 1914(94x69). Just going for reliability. should be plenty of power for the highway and keeping up with you on cruises :mrgreen:
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 17 Tue Feb, 2015 3:00 pm

new CB Perf case has arrived. Pre cut for 94's and 6 shuffle pins. I should be able to begin assembly this weekend.
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby Ken » 18 Wed Feb, 2015 2:23 pm

noice!
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby staggerwing » 23 Mon Feb, 2015 10:04 am

Sorry man, I gotta do it..

noice!
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 27 Fri Feb, 2015 8:22 am

Here is some MST goodness. Couldnt start assembly as I am missing the Cam gear. Vendor forgot to put it in the box. Should be here today or Monday.
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 25 Tue Aug, 2015 7:50 am

Got a new motor in the buggy. Not the one I was building but a nice Testbud motor(longblock) to get me going for the RoundUp. 1904cc Single Empi 40, electronic Ign. Runs out pretty good. Needs a little fine tuning but is passable at this point.
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby johber41 » 25 Tue Aug, 2015 8:17 pm

I like the way you painted the engine case......very professional. Nice job Brian!
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 26 Wed Aug, 2015 4:55 am

Technically its better to not paint it but it was already done and in a buggy it doesnt really matter anyway :mrgreen: Thanks
johber41 wrote:I like the way you painted the engine case......very professional. Nice job Brian!
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 07 Mon Sep, 2015 4:39 pm

The buggy ran good this weekend. The motor now has 100 miles on it. Small leaks found but Testbud will fix those up no problem. I need to do the rear axle seals/bearings and finish the artwork on the passenger side pod. Surprising how many people looked at the buggy but didn't realize the two sides were painted different until I said to look again.
Oh one other thing, this itchy shifter needs adjusting bad. I think Ken ran up my butt a couple times while I was trying to find first gear :shock:
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 05 Sun Mar, 2017 1:37 pm

Motor is in for a second time. Installed with a drag clutch but couldn't push the pedal very well. Back to a new stock clutch. Fixed the headlight swith. Now I can drive it finally.
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 15 Sun Oct, 2017 12:52 pm

Thinking about selling this instead of letting it collect dust in the garage. Let me know if anyone is interested.
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby BrianB » 27 Mon Apr, 2020 2:53 pm

ahh, memory lane. :cry:
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Re: BBB-- BrianB's Buggy Build

Postby Ken » 27 Mon Apr, 2020 5:08 pm

Maybe you could go steal it back?
Should be legal again in a few months I hear.
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