Drivetrain Thoughts

Still in hospital, but filling my time thinking about and sketching lil-bugga ideas… most recently the drivetrain… you’ll hopefully have read and remember I have already narrowed two Jimny front axles – I’d already decided the one for the rear will be an ”open” Diff, ie. stock with no traction aids, but with tougher Trailgear… Continue reading Drivetrain Thoughts

Rear Steer Idea

OK, you’ll probably think this is a mad idea, but here goes… the whole idea of this “Lil’Bugga”buggy build idea was to build a small, cheap US crawler inspired buggy, tube frame, single seater built with as many standard / cheap / replaceable (Suzuki Jimn) parts that I’m fairly used to fiddling with, but on… Continue reading Rear Steer Idea


so, my mind wanders next to the controls for the lil-bugga buggy… Lets look at (one of) the ultimate buggies first then for some inspiration, Lasernut’s Pretty Penny… I’ve labelled some of the controls in the cab there – G – GearboxT – Transfer Box it’s an Atlas box so there’s two levers to select… Continue reading Controls

First YouTube Video

My first attempt at a YouTube video for ”lil-buggy”, using an iPad App I’ve spent the morning learning from my hospital bed… I’m hoping to do actual narrated videos in the future, unless i look a bit of a dick in-front of the camera… Yes, I’ll probably stay behind the camera! LOL

Developing Ideas

I’m still incarcerated in hospital, so I’ve been doing a lot of research about suspension geometry and applying that – with looking at other buggies on the internet – and sketching on a drawing App Ive added to my trusty boredom- busting iPad… So the blue lines are tube work, the bottom two black lines… Continue reading Developing Ideas

Inspiration 2

in my last blog entry i mentioned I’ve been in and our of hospitals for the last few months, and the recovery is ongoing… But the flip-side of that is that i have lots of time to kill in between treatments, so i spend lots of time Googling and watching YouTube Videos… so, my two… Continue reading Inspiration 2

Project Stalled…

On the 12th of December 2021 I was walking down the stairs in our house when I felt a ”twang” in my foot, a bit like an elastic band snapping, so I figured it was a ligament or a tendon… A couple of weeks later I was referred to A&E at my local hospital by… Continue reading Project Stalled…

Narrowed Axles Part 5

Missed an update! In early December the second axle (destined to be the front) is nearly complete…

Lack of Progress

No updates for a while, it’s nearly the end of November, and I seem to have had most of it “off”… I’ve had a bad head cold for a couple of weeks, so that has kept me out of the garage, and I spent last Sunday making a new batch of parts for my eBay… Continue reading Lack of Progress