Buggy project - what to fix first

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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Leatherneck » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:30 pm

That should be a fun ride when you are done.

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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:08 pm

Update time. This days goals are to drill a hole in the dash for the speedo and temp mount the CV joint speed sensor and the headlight bucket.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:13 pm

Intended location of the speedo, this nice unused patch of dash board.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:15 pm

The steering wheel is in the way of a straight shot with the drill. Nothing worth the effort comes easy eh?
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:18 pm

Steering wheel and speedo plug removed and fresh fiberglass dust and speedo hole created.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:24 pm

Any Max Smart fans here? Missed it (the wiring harness) by this much! The irony is this harness is on its way out for the street legal upgrades.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:29 pm

As usual, problem. Metric speedo does not fit SAE holesaw size, and I am not smart enough to buy a metric holesaw. File time!
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:37 pm

And it fits. The hand file made quite a racket for the time it took so next time maybe a dremel.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:41 pm

A quick pic for motivation and the speedo will come back out for more build work behind the dash.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:44 pm

Speed sensor bracket does not line up straight, probably to clear the CNC slave cylinder. Anyone know if this will be an issue?
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:49 pm

Offroad lights being replaced by street legal sealed beam buckets. One silly pic for the record.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:55 pm

Headlight buckets mounted! The final look is almost there.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:00 pm

A view from the drivers seat of the new buckets in place. Looking forward to seeing the streets from this angle.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:18 pm

Meanwhile I am thinking ~2" round LED front and rear turn signals here, single filament. The 1" lights seen below already mounted are going to stay as parking/marker lights. Tail lights are 3 wire but I want amber turn lights below them.
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Re: Buggy project - what to fix first

Post by Class 11 streeter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 pm

Thats the update for now. These few words and pics took me 3+ hours on the phone to post. Really frustrating lately, my cell phone service is degrading with new devices added daily and the data network not getting upgraded to keep pace. I had posts typed out and pics attached when my cell signal would cut out and dump the unposted content, I finally just went to 1 pic posts to get it done. First world problems indeed!
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