This weekend I started to do a little work on it on my Dune Buggy... I guess I better seeing as I set a completetion date of April 15, 2012. I really want my first show to be the Texas Classic. I am pretty sure I know what it will look like when I am finished, but I have to be honest with myself I know things will change as time goes by.
This is the day that I brought it home.
Here it is right before I got started with the rebuild, I am so excited.
Here it is with the Butt Ugly wheels removed, but I am going to wait to sell them until I have the new set so that I can move it around as needed. (Having a hard time figuring out what I want) I also removed the roll bar, seats, rear view mirrors, and the chrome visors over the Headlights.
The interior is all gutted and ready to go to a Fab Shop to get a couple of supports and the roll cage.
I removed the exhaust because I don't car for it, I have my eye on another. I will also have the Fab Shop make me a cool Bumper that has a bracket for the plate as well as the light for the Plate. I do not plan to go back to Quaalude Purple so all the purple that you see on the suspension, engine, and what not have to go. I think I will paint the tins with a waving Checkerboard Pattern and the rest in Flat Black.
looking good so far. can't wait to see your progress. please list the shops you use for stuff and supplies and whether you would use them again.
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68 Tin Top Camper
71 Panel Bus
My buddy Tony and I pulled the engine out of my Buggy not to long ago, and it seems to be okay. But I have bought a few parts to change it up. I am pretty pumped. I will post up pics when it is finished.
On a side note I take it to Coaches Chassis Thursday (12-15) to have him do a little chassis work & a rollcage. I am looking forward to ggetting it back Tuesday (12-27). Again I will post up pics as I can.
Its not finished yet, but I couldn't wait to post up a pic. I airbrushed the Checker board flag on the fan shroud, I am sure very few people will see it. But I know its there, and it makes me happy. Over the next few days I will be be sanding down the Bugpack Exhaust and repainting it Black, along with installing everything on the engine. Friday I will take the Buggy and Chassis to a guy so that he can do a little chassis work, as well as building me a Roll Cage.
After all kinds of talking and waiting to see my Street Buggy with the roll cage in it, I finally have it home. I am very happy with it and look forward to getting it all cleaned up and painted. But for now this is how it looks!
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