Sunday, February 13, 2011

DUNE BUGGY UPDATE

Here's an update on the dune buggy. Lee, the dune buggy man, says we're in the home stretch. A couple things need lengthened and welded, and a windshield needs to be cut and fit to the window frame. Then the shell can be put onto the body and it'll be ready to drive.

He put little rails on the back, so I can use bungee straps and haul stuff.

The old wires had a mysterious short in them, and several wires didn't connect to anything. There were pendulous hanging blobs of knotted wires here and there. In the long run it was easier for Lee to tear it all out and start from scratch.

He put in this shorty turn signal and headlight knob. The headlight knob is right in the corner of that black metal framework.

Also he hooked up a gas gauge with a light in it for me.

These wires go to the fuel sensor.

Here you can see the new turn signals and the red Ooga horn.

The 1st time I heard the Ooga horn (I guess that's what you call it) I literally jumped. It's startlingly loud. You can hear it toned down to computer speaker volume in this video.
video

Lee is also making a removable vinyl top. I'm not sure how long that takes, but the buggy will be drivable this Summer with or without it.

2 comments:

  1. pendulous hanging blobs !!!!

    You need to take BUGGY POV
    footage when you test-ride
    this puppy. Make sure Lucy
    is bungeed in place with
    her obligatory goggles
    and football helmet.

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  2. Ha! MAYBE she would hold still long enough for me to get her all rigged up into that situation but I doubt it. Believe me, I've tried this sort of thing many times and it's pretty tough.

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