They are meant to be driven..

Driving the buggy

August 2003 – The buggy is finally MOT’d and road legal. I had to improve the front suspension with a set of coil-over shocks as I noticed the fenders were making contact with the wheels every time I braked. The coil-over shocks solved the problem and improved handling significantly which is always nice. The pictures…

Easier to see in the dark

Starting 2003 with problems

2003/02 When the ball joint was replaced, the valve under the tank started to leak gas so the bonnet and the fuel tank had to be removed again to stop the leak. As I couldn’t find the OEM part I made my own part with what was left of the old device. Also, the seats…

Rims painted white for now

Rebuilt brake system

Here by the end of fall 2002 the car is gradually starting to look the way I want it. It is still missing its side pods and I haven’t decided how I want the wheels but we are getting there. A detail not shown in the pictures is that the break system has been rebuilt,…

The work on the interior so far

Quick update with new pictures and some news

Here is a close-up of the 1500cc engine that came with the buggy, its capable of mind-boggling 45 horse power. A larger silencer is to be fitted to keep the guys at the technical inspection happy. I have thought about replacing the engine for an “even wilder” one or maybe rebuild the one I have…

New interior fitted

Almost finished interior and exhaust system

More work on the interior was carried out and here it is almost finished, you can see the new seats and seat belts mounted, the “new” steering wheel, the CD-player and that the floor mat is cut and fitted. New bases had to be fabricated for the seats and I am wondering whether I should…

The electrical system in need of work

Improving the electrical system and interior

New seats and seat belts were bought and the old wooden steering wheel was covered in leather. The front beam of the buggy was also treated to a coat of paint – overkill perhaps but it looks nicer. The interior was gradually improved with a carpet covering the whole pan and rubber mats, a CD-player…

Looked the part to me

Buying the buggy and starting the project

The buggy was built during build-it-yourself boom in the eighties (1983 to be exact) in Sweden by the brothers L&B Johansson in Älta Strand. The Swedish government had lifted a restriction that previously made it impossible for individuals to legally drive an amateur-built vehicle on public roads and the buggy boom of the ’60s and…