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Old 04-09-2009, 11:01 AM
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Finishing up a Manxster Dual Sport

Hi all,

I haven't posted here much lately. The move to Cali from Idaho was a longer transition than I thought it would be. But we are all settled and I am finally wrapping up this a-arm car.

I still need to move the shop closer to home, but that's in the works.





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Old 04-09-2009, 11:44 AM
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I am definitely going to want to see more pics! When you say "dual sport" can I take that as it will be plated?
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:51 AM
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I am definitely going to want to see more pics! When you say "dual sport" can I take that as it will be plated?

Yep, it will have a plate. Thus the reason for the stock pan.

The body is going on today and the misc fiberglass parts will start going going on tomorrow.

Fittings are ordered so should have it at least plumbed by end of next week. Wiring will be going on too.

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Old 04-09-2009, 12:01 PM
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OK, I was wondering if I was looking at a stock pan on the tube work. It looks really cool and I have always liked the Manx so I am looking forward to seeing it all come together. I have rolled similar ideas around in my head because my wife's family had one as a kid and she has a thing for them.

Very Cool...
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:02 PM
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I like it! So, I'm in!
Glad to see you got settled, if only temporarily.
Moving the shop suckz!
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:07 PM
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Thats a sweet ride, it's be pretty much useless around my neck of the wood though
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:05 PM
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moooooreeeeee pics
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:22 PM
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Pics! Pics! Zancat has done some fine work i've watched him in the past. I'm sure this is no exception. I'm tuned in now... please continue Zancat...
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:08 AM
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I didn't get as much done as I wanted to today (ain't it always the case?)... I really wanted to have the brake lines plumbed out, but no dice. I will have to do it with the body on. Got the pivot keepers on, clutch plumbed, e-brake cables partially done, etc.

Body is getting buffed out in the morning and bolted in.



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Old 04-10-2009, 03:06 AM
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Pics! Pics! Zancat has done some fine work i've watched him in the past. I'm sure this is no exception. I'm tuned in now... please continue Zancat...
Totally concur, say no more...




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Old 04-10-2009, 10:40 AM
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Thanks guys!

If this front end proves out, we'll have the platform to build a really cool one. (the good news is I get to help test it) No VW torsion housing, but a 100% fabbed rear suspension w/ just the VW tunnel and floor pans for VIN purposes... Mendeola 5spd trans, 330 hp 6 cyl subie, etc. I have followed another guy on a couple like that, but they were beam front ends. They work great, but we'll be steppin' it up a notch.

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Is that blue cylinder a hydraulic clutch actuator?
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Is that blue cylinder a hydraulic clutch actuator?
Yes, from CNC. This car uses reverse hanging pedals.

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:22 PM
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That looks awesome. I'm really interested to see it with the body on. It looks like it'll be tall unless you are planning on dropping it down some.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:09 PM
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That looks awesome. I'm really interested to see it with the body on. It looks like it'll be tall unless you are planning on dropping it down some.

Yeah it's at full droop now. Ride height will be 4-5 inches lower. I just used some springs that are way too stiff just to be able to weigh the corners.





Thanks for the comments.

I am having fun with this one.

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Old 04-10-2009, 11:21 PM
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Really looks great with the body on it. Is that the authentic Manx body and cage? It sure looks like it.

Attached is a picture of my brother's buggy. It's a much older body of course. I think about the only thing yours shares with it is the color!
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:39 PM
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Really looks great with the body on it. Is that the authentic Manx body and cage? It sure looks like it.

Attached is a picture of my brother's buggy. It's a much older body of course. I think about the only thing yours shares with it is the color!
Yep, it's a Meyers Manxster dual sport version.

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Old 04-11-2009, 10:16 AM
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I love this car!!! My wife wants me to turn our baja bug into one resembling yours.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:00 AM
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I love this car!!! My wife wants me to turn our baja bug into one resembling yours.
Thanks!

Just remind her that she will be able to close the door and roll up the window in the baja. (unless you are building a vert) Baja's are nice that way, able to get out of a cold wind, etc.

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That looks great Arne

Excellent craftsmanship
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