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Post by Joe on Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:40 pm

Last Saturday me and big bro went up to Athens and picked up a buggy (Thanks Shane) damn good price. Very Happy It does have some issues, the pans are toast, passenger side of the tunnel is rusted out and several holes drilled in the body.

So Sunday we started the work. Got the body off and the pans cut out. Built a tube chassis and cut the bad part of the tunnel and patched, put in new pans, then built the roll cage.

The goal is to have her on the road by the end of August at a cost of under $1500. Shocked

Might have to call big bro to get some pics up. confused


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Re: 63 Buggy Budget Build

Post by Joe on Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:35 pm














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Post by Johnny on Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:32 pm

My bay in the shop is getting full........ Laughing



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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:32 am

Nice looking cage that you're welding up
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Re: 63 Buggy Budget Build

Post by Joe on Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:50 am

Thanks, Been doing alot of body work the last few days. I noticed the paint was bubbled up in several places around the back and over the tires. So I started sanding and found about 75 holes from the size of a pencil to a dime filled in with bondo. I got it all out and started putting fiberglass back in. Hoping to finish it today.

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Post by Joe on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:09 pm

Here are some pics from the last few days










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Post by camch on Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:25 am

I love the way those buggies look with the roll cages,great job
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Post by Joe on Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:02 am

We got most of the holes filled and the cracks repaired.







Started work on the dash last night. Got one layer of glass on and should finish up today.


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Post by bumblebuggy on Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:58 pm

You get more done in a week than I do in a year.
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Re: 63 Buggy Budget Build

Post by Johnny on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:53 pm

I'll let you in on a secret Glenn......
He don't have to get up and go in to work every day.... Laughing
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Post by Joe on Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:07 pm

lol!

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Post by cavediver520 on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:07 pm

Good looking glass work!!!! When she gonna get paint? May be able to get out there this weekend and help again.
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Post by Joe on Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:45 am

I'm hoping to have it ready for Johnny to prime Saturday.
Almost got the dash finished.
Also started sanding about 5 coats of paint off he body yesterday.

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Post by Joe on Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:52 pm

I'm sick of sanding What a Face but we should have it primed tomorrow. Very Happy

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Post by zabo on Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:24 pm

nice work - cant wait to see it in paint
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Re: 63 Buggy Budget Build

Post by Johnny on Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:53 pm

Not in final paint yet but looks better than when we brought it home....



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Post by Johnny on Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:55 pm

Side by side look close to the same....


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Re: 63 Buggy Budget Build

Post by Joe on Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:33 pm

Got a few more things done

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Post by Joe on Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:20 am

Got a lot of new parts from Clyde over the weekend and a set of taillights that I'm going to cut down and mold in.

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Post by Joe on Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:19 pm

A few more pics from the last couple of days.
Tail Lights molded in.

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Back seat area boxed in, now just needs the padding and vinyl.

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Narrowed the beam 4" and put in adjusters.
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Re: 63 Buggy Budget Build

Post by fluxcap on Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:59 pm

Joe wrote:


That's looking great man. Love the stance.

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Post by Joe on Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:20 pm

It would be nice to keep that low but, it will have to come up about 3".

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:39 pm

Shorter tires maybe?.......

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Post by DiggerD on Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:07 pm

Just leave the luguts loose, she will be scraping the ground in no time................. Shocked


Tail lights look great, sometimes you see them where they don't really fit with the flow of the body, but those look right on!! Cool
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Post by fluxcap on Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:08 pm

Joe wrote:It would be nice to keep that low but, it will have to come up about 3".

Haha, yeah I figured it would have to come up a little. First bump you hit like that and those fenders are toast.


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