Frenchy buggy

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protocox
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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by protocox » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:37 pm

Hello,

The assembly is done during May 2017 ;)

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Some parts of carbon fiber for fuel pump or dashs...

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Front Hood missing on this picture

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then what do you think about this one ( it's the first version ;) of this mexican )

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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:46 pm

You have done great on both buggies... congratulations! What will you be doing with them; street, off-road or what?

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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by protocox » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:30 am

I drive this buggy on street and offroad during 2017 to september 2018.

In october 2018, I dismount it for upgrade to sell it to a friend to go to brazil ( daily car in Brazil :) )

Then He's 4 inch shorter than me, I cut the frame to adjust to him …

I remove the rear VW bar and made a new one lighter

New gearbox with 930 CV's, Type 1 engine 2180cc, Porsche fan, spare Wheel on top….

Pictures ASAP

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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by Leatherneck » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:43 pm

Please post those pics.

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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by protocox » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:39 pm

Hi all,

Some pictures about the modified frame

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just need time to assembly all parts

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New color, new wheels, motor, brake CSP 5x130, …..

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Shipping to Brazil in july 2019, no news ;(

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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by protocox » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:41 pm

Do you like it now ?

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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by ajdenette » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:40 am

that looks like a fun buggy, is it a towdster? very clean with the new paint and wheels.
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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by protocox » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:41 am

ajdenette wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:40 am
that looks like a fun buggy, is it a towdster? very clean with the new paint and wheels.
It's not a Meyers Towd or Towdster, it's a belgium buggy from APAL, it's a Mexican.

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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by Leatherneck » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:20 pm

Cool looking Belgium Mexican buggy.

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Re: Frenchy buggy

Post by dustymojave » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:34 pm

The body molds and frame design are copied by Apal from the Meyers' Tow'd. Towdster is a Tow'd with the fenders on it. So, yes, it is still basically a Tow'd. Quite a bit of tubular structure has been added to this frame from the Apal product to make it a lot stronger. This is an interesting take on the original design.
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