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  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:21 PM

And I made a new skid plate to add more clearance betwwen the exhaust and bumper .

 

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:25 PM

Here's the finished engine . 

I've started the chassis so I'll post those pictures next .

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by Lee W on Monday, March 12, 2012 12:46 PM

I like what you have done on this so far.  I've seen the kit a few times and it looks like it would be a pretty simple, fast, low-stress build.  Maybe I'll pick one up and to it as a quick fun build. 

Keep up the good work.  Can't wait to see everyone's progress on this.

 

Lee

It never fails.  You finish airbrushing everything in that color, you clean your airbrush and find that one part you over looked..

 

Check out my past and current projects...  http://public.fotki.com/palee72/

 

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:35 PM

Thanks Lee ,   It is a fun build and worth getting one if you've never built one before .  Just to warn you . . . all the parts fit , almost !  Especially the engine .  Now I know why I could never get it right back in 1969 when I built a bunch of these .  Pre fit every thing first .  The rest of the kit pieces go together where ever you put them as there isn't much to align them .  Still , it's fun and quick , and there is no wrong way to build a dune buggy since they are all different !      There doesn't seem to be much interest in this kit here . Maybe the pictures should be posted in a different place ( ? ) .

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

  • Member since
    July, 2009
  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Friday, March 16, 2012 11:59 PM

Awesome engine, Too Old. I can't wait to see the rest of this buggy. What brand and color of paint did you use?

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:25 AM

Thanks streetrodnut ,  it's Tamiya TS-31 Bright Orange . It's a lot brighter than the photos show .

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

  • Member since
    July, 2009
  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Sunday, March 18, 2012 12:21 PM

Cool. Will the body be painted the same color? What wheels will you be using?

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Sunday, March 18, 2012 11:25 PM

Really nice job on that engine, however I'm a really BIG fan of using the 'Vair engine and if and when I build a Manx it will definately have one for motivation.

High octane

  • Member since
    March, 2011
  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Monday, March 19, 2012 9:59 AM

Looking good TO. I'll be starting mine soon, as soon as I finish the Galaxie.

There's no replacement for displacement...

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Monday, March 19, 2012 3:33 PM

Finally got around to woking on this again .  Here's the chassis . I know the carpeting looks a bit "tacky" but it's all I had .  I lowered the ride height front and back , but in the process I put the trailing arms and shocks on upside down !   I never notice these things 'till it's too late .  Give me a break on that one , I think the finished Manx will look good .

 

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

  • Member since
    February, 2012
Posted by Roadrunner twice on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:03 PM

Man, I'm almost hesitant to post after seeing the quality work so far, but here goes: a couple photos of the Manx I finished a couple of weeks ago.

Body Color: Testors - Dodge "Green Go" with Wet Look Clear

Seats: Testors Wimbledon White with Ford Engine Blue inserts

Pretty much box stock, except for ignition wires, front tires from the parts box and a roll bar from the Revell dune buggy of a few years ago.

Oh, and I accidentally de-chromed the rearview mirrors during the building process and then promptly lost them!

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  • Member since
    March, 2011
  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:21 PM

Lookin good guys! I need ta get my butt in gear now so I can start mine!

There's no replacement for displacement...

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:46 PM

Hey general, you can ALWAYS have more than one build started as it is sorta "rulle of thumb." LOL!

High octane

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Thursday, March 22, 2012 6:23 AM

Your Manx looks fine to me !  The Go Green looks sharp , and I like your choice of tires .  BTW , it looks better without those little mirrors .

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 1:04 PM

Finished my buggy last night . here are a couple of photos .  I'll post more later . Thanks .

 

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:46 PM

Nice job on that Manx TooOld and that color looks just right.

High octane

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, April 05, 2012 4:02 AM

Hey TooOld That looks just superb, the colours, the white walls and the chrome steels and the body colour is WOW.

Very well done what a super fresh look at the Manx!

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, April 09, 2012 12:51 PM

I've just started my Manx. I've been waiting for the paint to come from Humbrol direct as it's a new line in pearl colours (with a gloss black basecoat) in a can. This colour is Multi-Effect Gold. But firstly we have the floorpan, start of the engine and the fan shroud in the Gold finish.....

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and the body, bonnet and fanshroud in the Gold pearlescent........

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and pics of both the body and bonnet in the sunshine...

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I now have the problem of choosing an interior colour for the seats!

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Monday, April 09, 2012 3:53 PM

Oh yeah , that color is going to look sharp !  How about a beige or light tan interior ?

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4:45 PM

Hi again, I've looked through my old military humbrol colours and found a sandy matt finish, so I've put one coat on and tomorrow hope to put a second on and take some pics!

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:26 AM

There we are TooOld (Bob) I've just given the seats a second coat (I shall have to pick out the seat belt straps, possibly in red) and test fitted the floorpan to the body tub.....

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The paint and the moulding give the seats a wrinkled look.

And the test fit.........

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More pics soon!

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:18 AM

Hi again......now we have three of the front axle on the floorpan with gearstick and handbrake (painted the same colour as the seats!.................

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I am now waiting for my wired distributor to arrive to finish building the engine. I also looked puting Porsche 356 disk brakes front and rear but they are too thick section and shaving them down would take away a lot of detail.

  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:14 AM

PatrickW:

Love your paintwork and color choices on your Manx!  It should look great when completed.

One thing I'd like to point out to you; I think the Silver-colored steering mechanism mounted to your main, front suspension piece might be incorrectly mounted.  I think the C-shaped opening in that piece is meant to wrap-around the top-bar of the main, front suspension piece, (this will pull the Silver-colored steering mechanism "into" the front suspension), and line-up the small arm of the piece with the flat-spot on the top of the tie-rod.  As currently mounted, your steering mechanism will hang-out in front of the body quite-a-bit!

Hope this helps!  Nice job on your build so far; keep the pics coming as it progresses!

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:31 PM

Yes markdoo well spotted! As i've said on another forum, having had 5 beetles in the family and having changed numerous steering shock absorbers I should know better! I'll change it first thing tomorrow promise!

I also put pics of our latest Volksworld show on the Community Announcements section above.

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, April 12, 2012 3:07 AM

Hi, up at the crack of dawn! (about 7.30am) Out to the cabin and after a drip of thinners the glue on the steering box is melted away. re-position the steering box and attach to the top beam of the front axle and the steering arm, like so...............

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If you spot any other mistakes please don't hesitate to tell me, I think the 1 or 2 grey cells that are left may be on the blink!

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:57 AM

Three more pics, these are of the engine. I have bought an aftermarket distributor, wired it in and put the pulley belt on. The third one is tilted back so to see the painted fan shroud.......

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I've just attached the exhaust pipework, so waiting for that to dry and perhaps look at a scratchbuilt muffler or use the kit one.

  • Member since
    March, 2011
  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:13 AM

Gentlemen........ these are looking AWESOME! I pulled mine out the other day to get started and ran out of time. First thing sun up tomorrow it's getting some primer on it!

There's no replacement for displacement...

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:55 AM

Just 4 pics this time (i hope I can squeeze these in!) I decided to scratchbuild a new muffler as the kit one semmed a bit small and weedy, I did this from alloy and plastic tubing and a bit of bending................

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And fit the seats and some grey carpet (did it come with the kit?) and to pop the body on to see how it looked...........

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See you soon...........

 

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:39 AM

That "buggy" is lookin' good so far and nice job on that muffler also.

High octane

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, April 21, 2012 3:32 PM

Thanks High octane, and here's a few more pics, firstly fit the body and ensure new muffler is out of the way...........

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Put the rear 'seats' and fuel tank in place...............

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Put some BMF on the dash.............

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And put in the fuel filler cap.........

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I hope to get some more done tomorrow, when the Bahrain F1 GP is finished!

 

 

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