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VULTURE BEACHBUGGY PAGE 2

Ok, so we've stripped the body from the chassis and replaced both floor pans, I'm not going to give a blow by blow account of this,  we (our youngest son & I) also decided that the original handbrake mounting plate and surrounding area didn't look very good, so we cut that bit out and rebuilt it using 3mm steel plate, then made a new mounting bracket for the h/brake lever and welded that in place, the picture of the finished article shows this better than I can describe. 

I then sprayed the gearbox black, more for effect than anything else, just need to POR15 the whole thing now, this will be done as soon as I get the stuff, it's on a ship between here and america at this moment in time apparently.

Next job is the brakes, these have been completely stripped off the chassis prior to painting, so it's merely a matter of making new pipes up and refitting all new components, simple really, having also sprayed the drums black, with proper paint of course.

I would at this point just give some details of what parts have been used, as Buggy brakes are different to standard beetle brakes in as much a the fronts are not needed to exert so much effort, less weight you see.  So with information gleaned from both beachbuggy and volkzone forums, I'm fitting 17mm rear wheel cylinders on the front and changing the rear back plates to later '68 on plates with 22mm cylinders, plus fitting a dual  brake system master cylinder {thanks Captain 36} this should alter the brakes near to what is needed.  Although once it's MOT'd I'll reverse the pipes on the master cylinder front outlet feeding rear brakes and vice versa, that finish them off.

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