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If you could have just one more accessory on your buggy that you don't have(exluding motor and tranny) what would it be and why? Just trying to cover all bases before powdercoat.

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Oh, and it has to be reasonably attainable.

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How about a mount for a GPS :D

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Post by Virginsand »

What about some tabs to tie a pouch on, I use velcro around the tubes and it is wearing the powdercoat.

Mirror, engine breather, toolbox, fuel filter mount, tabs to hold the wire harness, fuel pump...

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Post by RX 4 INSANDITY »

Hi Jason--

I would set it up so that it could run front bypass shocks. I like the adjustability that the bypass shocks give me in the back and I would like the same flexibility in the front. Even if you don't put them on at this time, it would be nice to be able to do it later.

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Tiedown points as well as tow strap hookup points :twisted: 8) :)
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Post by Rekd »

Don't forget the beer... err cup holder! J/K!! :D

Some "Oh Shoot" bars and "Oh Shoot" foot pegs are the most requested by passangers in my rail.

The tie down hooks for towing are good too, but you might also consider some for tieing it to the trailer, so you don't have to strap onto the tubing.

Hey, Mike... how was the landing?? :shock: Did you drive back to camp or carry it back in a box? ;)

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I've got the tie down points and grab/foot handles covered. Keep the ideas flowing.

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Post by Poiks »

One or more mirrors. I have none, and it's a hassle. With 1.25" tubing, I can't find any.

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Post by Greg Hall »

I would add a couple of tabs to mount an oil accumulator, they are just a little insurance against oil starvation. It also works great to pre-lube the engine before starting.

I use one from MasterLube that is connected via an -8 line to the oil gallery, it provides 3 quarts of pressurized oil. When cold starting, it gives me 60lbs of oil pressure for about 20 seconds.

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Post by Sand Diego Duner »

Jason how about a camera mount for taking some video footage of dune rides. Maybe a radio mount for some sort of Ham/FRS/CB along with it's proper antenna.

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Post by OBSESSED »

OK, you have tabbed it "For Everything"
Or have you?

I carry a cheap air pump in my wing,
why not a future place tabbed for a 12vdc hi volume /low pressure air pump?
I want one....

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Post by MattV »

Mirrors are nice. Go to a marine supplier and get one of the convex mirrors used on boats. The mounting is easy. You could either use a tab to bolt to, or weld in a spud of the correct size.

A roof is nice. I like having shade, and I sure wish I'd had it the day we got caught in the hailstorm at the cinders. Ouch!

Four wheel brakes are nice...

On the underside of the roof, have a coupe of pockets to store things like goggles and such.

Seat slider for the driver. Not the spring and gear type, though. Check out the ones Funco uses.

A rear deck large enough to accomodate a full size ice chest is nice...

12V power supply in the dash or console.

A "dead" pedal for the driver's left foot.

Storage under the rear seat, if you have one and there's room.

Biggest thing I would suggest:

Put a season on it before powder coat. If you powdercoat first, you will most assuredly find that there is something requiring welding to the frame that you absolutely must have.

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Fire extinguisher and first aid kit.
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MattV wrote:Mirrors are nice. Go to a marine supplier and get one of the convex mirrors used on boats. The mounting is easy. You could either use a tab to bolt to, or weld in a spud of the correct size.

A roof is nice. I like having shade, and I sure wish I'd had it the day we got caught in the hailstorm at the cinders. Ouch!

Four wheel brakes are nice...

On the underside of the roof, have a coupe of pockets to store things like goggles and such.

Seat slider for the driver. Not the spring and gear type, though. Check out the ones Funco uses.

A rear deck large enough to accomodate a full size ice chest is nice...

12V power supply in the dash or console.

A "dead" pedal for the driver's left foot.

Storage under the rear seat, if you have one and there's room.

Biggest thing I would suggest:

Put a season on it before powder coat. If you powdercoat first, you will most assuredly find that there is something requiring welding to the frame that you absolutely must have.

Matt
I have the mirror, roof , 4 wheel brakes, dead pedal and season on the car. I had sliders but seeing a couple of Funcos sliders fail made me take them out and hard mount the seats. I will definately add the 12v source. Thanks for reminding me. It has cup holders. Here is my list of things to add:

12v power source
speaker mounts for the stereo :wink:
I am debating hydraulic bump stops
larger cooler mount
fuel regulator mount
brake line mounts
Light bar light tabs
I have a month or two so keep the ideas coming. Here is the car in question
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It is a 4 seater but the rear seats weren't in when these pics were taken. And if you are wondering it is a different frame than the one I had in my build-up post. I built another frame from Sandcars.net because I wanted to add some more bracing and I went with their newer model.

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Post by Greg Hall »

One of the best things that we mount is a 12v Igloo cooler! It fits into a bracket and is hard wired into the electrical system. The bracket is a simple loop that we form-fit to the OD of the cooler and a strap over the top. (kind of like the old Gerry can mounts)

No need to worry about ice with this kind of cooler and it is big enough to carry a 12 pack (of Diet Pepsi) with ease. On really hot days (like Memorial day!) we also put a Blue Ice in the cooler to help keep things really cold. (they are rated to cool 40 deg. below ambient)
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