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My Dune Buggy Build.

My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby Faron » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:57 am

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.
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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby Faron » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:05 am

Here it is right before I got started with the rebuild, I am so excited.
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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.
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The interior is all gutted and ready to go to a Fab Shop to get a couple of supports and the roll cage.
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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.
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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby tomthetoyman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:10 am

Looks like fun!
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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby vdubzen » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:54 am

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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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby Faron » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:00 pm

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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.
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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby Faron » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:35 pm

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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.
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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby tomthetoyman » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:48 am

Faron wrote:My buddy Tony and I pulled the engine out of my Buggy not to long ago,,,

Is that the same Tony that advertises on Craigslist to help with VW repairs?
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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby Faron » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:10 pm

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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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby Faron » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:57 pm

My wife ordered this for me a few weeks ago, and it just came in. When I walked in the door from work she was so happy to give it to me. Happy Happy Happy
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Re: My Dune Buggy Build.

Postby vdubzen » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:47 pm

very cool!!!!!
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