Episode: 11 & 12
Vehicle: 1969 Predator Beach Buggy
Work Completed: Stripped car to bare chassis and installed beach buggy kit including a new custom fibreglass body with sidepods, new battery box, new steering column support, new petrol tank and filler cap, new custom windscreen, new steering wheel, new seats, new chrome headlight pods, new indicators, new taillights, engine cleaned up and cylinder rockers adjusted, dynamo replaced with alternator, new exhaust system and chrome engine parts installed including a protective bar, retro air filter and protective fan belt housing, rusted chassis replaced with a newer, shorter wheelbase unit, front drum brakes swapped with disc brakes, new tyres with chrome wheels.
Notes: Original plan was to purchase and restore a Volkswagen Beetle. Purchased 1971 Beetle 1300, which was a barn find derelict beyond restoration, was custom converted to mark the 40th anniversary of the Beach Buggy. First non-runner purchase. Cheapest purchase since the show started.