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MICKLEFAB Buggy


The time has finally come to get this new BUGGY out there. Yes i said BUGGY not Truck. This new buggy is totally jigged exactly the same as the trucks. It is also the same dimensions being 85" wide and 118" wheelbase. It has been designed for class 10 in the USA and three are currently under construction over there. I have just received our first kit and jigging and have just started putting it together as one photo shows. I have put up some photo's of the American ones so you can get a good look at it without having to wait. Also a CAD drawing of the body design.

Will endeavour to answer all questions and will give more info as we go.

Will expect the usual banter with the website funny men of course!! 

More to come

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After spending all last week on truck 2 had a chance this week to spend a little bit of time on Buggy 1.

Only have to do rear shock mounts and top half is done.



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Rear shock mounts are done which means it can now be removed from jigging and all welding completed.

Before anyone says anything attempting humour the RHS is not permanent!!

Will start on floor section tomorrow.



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hey Gav, have you got a buyer for it yet?

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Hi Garry,
Yes this one has an owner. If anyone is interested and has questions don't hesitate to call me anytime. 0412061789
Thanks Gavin

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Q. Can a truck body be fitted if it can't keep up with the buggys ? harmless humour sorry Gavin, the new owner has the talent can't wait to see how it goes.



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simpson wrote:

Q. Can a truck body be fitted if it can't keep up with the buggys ? 


 

*cough*



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Good to see you back Simpson, we've all missed your wit!!
You know to well Garry that your arse will be getting kicked BIG time by this thing and it's owner!!
More harmless humour of course.


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haha, mate, I am certainly not denying that! Im not throwing stones.

IMO it looks the goods mate. :)

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My first buggy was built by Stansfield. So I can't throw any stones!

 

I have seen the frame on the jig and all the parts that are going to make it up and it makes me want one...

 



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Sorry for the confusion Garry's, I was aiming at Garry Simpson not you Garry Myers.
Still funny though.haha

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I got it Gav, good humour is priceless even from you.



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simpson wrote:

I got it Gav, good humour is priceless even from you.


 Ahh, obviously there is some new definition of the word "humour" that Im currently unaware of.

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Got the floor section done and then repositioned top half back on the jigs to make what they call a buggy.



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Top section is now fully attached to floor with both side sections in and fully welded. Will start on rear section next.



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Forgot this one.



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It looks awesome Gavin, as usual top quality welds. Can't wait to see the new owner show how fast it'll be, if he drives it as well as his current car it'll be hard to beat. I like the exhaust on the motor in the back ground too biggrin



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Rear engine cage done and now for the rear arm mounts.



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Rear arm mounts all done and have done a bit on the front as well.



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More of the front end



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Very, very, very nice!



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Back at it after a great weekend at Sealake. Truck 1 ran faultless all weekend with Ivan getting faster the more he drove it. Started 20th after prologue but moved up quickly during the race and finished 6th outright and 2nd in class right behind Danny Brown in his TTurbo truck. Truck ate up the jumps and rough conditions like I knew it would and now it has proved it to those who were there.

Back to Buggy stuff.

Front section all done so now it is time to do front shock mounts and upper arm mounts.



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Back at it after a great weekend at Sealake. Truck 1 ran faultless all weekend with Ivan getting faster the more he drove it. Started 20th after prologue but moved up quickly during the race and finished 6th outright and 2nd in class right behind Danny Brown in his TTurbo truck. Truck ate up the jumps and rough conditions like I knew it would and now it has proved it to those who were there.

Back to Buggy stuff.

Front section all done so now it is time to do front shock mounts and upper arm mounts.



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Yeah get on with it Gav, us buggy guy's don't want to know about trucks we want to see the buggy finished lol.



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YARP, YARP, YARP!!!
Good to see you back from Finke Simpson.
Talk soon.

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Frame is all done. Tomorrow I start on suspension bits.

Will be taking it down to Griffith so those interested can check it out in the flesh.

Sorry about the blurry photo's.



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have you forgotten a bit of pipework?it doesnt seem to have a crossbrace,i noticed the american one has a single brace,when do you think it will be ready for its first event,,,

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Lookn very nice Gav, can't wait to see it with panels fitted.



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Just sorting out what configuration to do in the main hoop and checking with Cams on what is legal etc. As it will probably have to be engineered/certified we will possibly do the same as the truck which has a upside down V where the diagonals should be and an other bar in the centre of the roof to join the top of the V. It adds more strength to the centre of the hoop in the advent of a roll over and more strength in the roof area.

Thanks Garry. Hope to have some pictures of the body soon.

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Upper control arms are the same for both sides.

Lower control arms are simple but strong.



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