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Epi's Manxter Build

Postby Epimetheus » Sat May 24, 2008 12:48 am

I've been planning a Manxter buggy ever since I saw Olli's in Kit Car magazine. As I'm sure a lot of y'all know though, planning and actually doing are two completely separate things. Well last weekend I picked up my first part, a Porsche 915 transaxle. The first part really brings the project into reality.

A quick rundown of what I've got in mind:

Chassis - David Barrett chassis (Will be in my garage on Sunday)

Engine - Subaru 2.0L or 2.5L tubro, JDM, not sure on the source yet

Transaxle - Porsche 915/61 out of a 1979 911SC

Body - Meyers Manxter with side pods

Beyond that I haven't really nailed anything down. I'm got some really crazy ideas, especially electrical, but that's for another post. I get some pictures of the transaxle posted later. In the meantime I've started a Flickr collection covering my progress:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25828814@N07/collections/72157605219671742/
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Postby Vee Dub Nut » Sat May 24, 2008 11:50 pm

Sounds like a neat build... I'm sure others will chime in soon. Everyone is still at the buggy blast this weekend
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Postby CoryN » Sun May 25, 2008 5:32 pm

Great! glad to see another build starting.

Are you the one that bought one of Dave's pans this weekend? I saw he sold one to someone starting a buggy.

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Postby Aquabuggy » Sun May 25, 2008 7:22 pm

Looking forward to seeing your build pics.
I think I saw your chassis on Davids trailer, Looked like a great start.
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Postby Texasbuggys » Sun May 25, 2008 8:28 pm

Can't wait to see the build come together! Post'm up!
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Postby Epimetheus » Tue May 27, 2008 5:35 pm

My chassis was on his trailer. Quite an awesome chassis too. I am very impressed with the quality. I'll get some pictures of it and the Porsche tranny posted soon.

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Postby blackthree4me » Fri May 30, 2008 2:22 pm

sweet,
I want to come by and fondel your car!
where at in Houston?
Pat and Lori are building a Manxter down on the south side
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Postby Epimetheus » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:40 am

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Mounting this transaxle is going to be fun...
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Postby Vee Dub Nut » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:58 am

looks nice!
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Postby Aquabuggy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:45 pm

That's a great starting point, beats the heck out of dealing with a 40 year old rusty pan.
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Postby Epimetheus » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:26 pm

That was exactly my goal in getting the custom chassis. My family has worked on several project cars in the last few years and learned a few things. We built a '67 Shelby Cobra replica based on a tubular chassis. We partially restored a '74 Mercury Comet. I know you're asking yourself "Who restores a Comet?" It was my mom's first car so there was some sentimental attachment. We eventually sold it half finished and bought an '06 Mustang GT. We also restored a '76 CJ5 Jeep for a friend. The Cobra taught me the advantage of working with everything new. You just have the tear down and clean up phase. You get to jump right into assembly.
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Postby Patrick » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:02 pm

So did you get yourself a Manxter body then? How's the build going? We are at the stage of interior. Then the top and pods go on, fuel line and then turn the key and see what happens. :D
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Postby Texasbuggys » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:25 pm

Patrick ya have any good pictures of the cage from you car you can post?
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Postby tx_1987_gta » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:12 pm

Looking Great... I just like looking at all the details in the chassis...
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