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How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipper

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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:00 pm

Thanks! I plan to.
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby AoT » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:26 pm

Looks like you'll be having a lot fun cruising around town !!

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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:22 pm

Hoping for nice weather this weekend, not sure where the hurricane is right now. It was drizzling when I got home from work, so I didn't go anywhere tonight.
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:24 pm

BTW- I drove it 5 or 6 miles yesterday, the seat was nice and warm after about 10 minutes. $60 well spent, I think. Especially for an open car.
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Raj » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:27 am

Big_kid wrote:.... the seat was nice and warm after about 10 minutes. $60 well spent, I think. .....


I think taco bell has the dollar menu still...... could have been a cheaper option maybe?
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:08 pm

This was less painful and avoids having to make sudden roadside stops. Robin might want to ride with me once in a while too.
(never was a big TB fan)

Trying to avoid skidmarks with the buggy. (tires are expensive)
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:37 am

Well, I missed Manx on the Banx, but I wound up on a plane instead. The in flight TV started showing "Counting Cars", an episode featuring a green buggy. What are the odds, right? Then the following episode they redo a white one.

Rub it in, why don't they?

Edit: autocorrect on a plane typos.
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby B MAN » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:33 pm

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i liked that episode, horny mike doesnt like ACVWs
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:02 pm

$2600 didn't seem like a bad price either. Were I looking, I'd have bought it too.
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:14 pm

Been a while since I've updated anything, so...

Got an invite for a small buggy G2G in the dunes the day before the parade, so I had to do something with the exhaust. Dual cannons wasn't my first choice, but it's what the Bug House had on the shelf, so I went with it. I regained my ground clearance, all is good. Robin and I towed it down for the non-event, and my buddies there brought us to a spot after swearing us to secrecy about it's location. Not to worry, I couldn't find it again if I had to. That entire area looks the same to me.

Mine, Vince's, Mark's, and Scott's buggies on the beach in front of a shipwreck in Corolla
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Robin had to work Sunday, but I still drove in the parade. My buddy's grandson handled throwing candy for me. It was COLD out there, it even snowed for a bit, but we all toughed it out. The sun finally came out right at the end of the parade.

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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Raj » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:25 am

The pic of them on the beach is awesome!
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby elrockk » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:53 pm

nice
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:46 am

Thanks! I don't know if the video is available off of Facebook or not...

https://www.facebook.com/william.jackle ... 388029349/
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Re: Since Glenn A hinted...

Postby Big_kid » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:10 am

Big_kid wrote:The hardest part is the constant interruptions. Robin works weekends, so I've got the kids. Combine that with every other kid in the neighborhood wanting to "help" it's a wonder I get anything done. Between my kids' "She's breathing on me" and the rest of them asking What's this do? How does that work? Are you gonna put a tail light on the other side too? How are the pool chemicals?" etc. they're gonna drive me nuts. You know what though? Given the chance to stop all the questions, I wouldn't. They're learning (hopefully) and I have no morning cleanup the day after Halloween.


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Big_kid wrote: "She's breathing on me"


this is awesome.... lol


I was going back looking for old pics for a build book for this week's Manx on the Banx when I saw this. How are you doing with this these days? I think Liam was a little guy and only child at the time.
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Raj » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:41 am

All good here; Doing the shuffle like usual , bw work, family, working on the house and then when time permits.. VW's. Glad to see you are still banging away at the buggy!
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:56 am

The buggy is still running, somehow. It marks it territory aggressively, but it has a roll cage now. There's scrapes and chips in the paint here and there, but they're MY chips and scrapes with my stories attached this time. We went to Manx on the Banx again this year and as always, had a blast. I've been past the Wright Brothers' Memorial probably 500 times, but never stopped until recently. I didn't notice until we were on top of Penny's Hill, but the right tag mount had let loose.

51 buggies at the show and shine before the beach cruise, 40 on top of Penny's Hill.



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No Manx Club event is complete without the man himself:

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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Raj » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:07 pm

Amazing... one day I hope to make it
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby Big_kid » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:57 pm

October 2020 will be the 10th anniversary, it's an absolute BLAST! Join the club, rent a buggy from Island Cruisers if you don't have one tucked away somewhere. There's 2 other rental companies nearby, but Eric and Val are club members, supporters, and quite often hold an open house/seminar/garage space get together at their place. This year the road washed out and left them isolated from us for a good part of the event. They're buggy people that rent buggies.

It's a family friendly event, you'd all love it.

http://www.motb.life

The highlight of the week was the club having permission to drive up Penny's Hill (private property, permission is NEVER granted) for a photo op with Bruce and 39 other buggies (there were 51 at the show and shine).

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218031922382648&set=a.1484152396813&type=3&theater
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Re: How to build in just 12 years: My Glitter..er.. KC Clipp

Postby elrockk » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:24 pm

cool cool
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