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Post by Bugman114 on Tue May 05, 2009 11:36 pm

Today i bought a dune buggy body for $100. Its in pretty good shape, it just needs maybe a little bit of fiberglassing here and there, but nothing major. Now i'm just trying to figure out what it is. I think it may either be an apache standard, or a manx. They both seem to be really close, but according to lots o pics i've seen it does seem to be a manx. Any dune buggy gurus here?
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Post by bumblebuggy on Tue May 05, 2009 11:58 pm

Bugman114 wrote:Today i bought a dune buggy body for $100. Its in pretty good shape, it just needs maybe a little bit of fiberglassing here and there, but nothing major. Now i'm just trying to figure out what it is. I think it may either be an apache standard, or a manx. They both seem to be really close, but according to lots o pics i've seen it does seem to be a manx. Any dune buggy gurus here?

Go here and run through the QA and you should come up with your answer.

http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/decision-tree/BuggyId/
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Post by DiggerD on Wed May 06, 2009 5:44 pm

Sanded and repainted my wiper arms today, now all I need is a new set of blades!! Rolling Eyes
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Post by Bugman114 on Fri May 08, 2009 1:06 pm

yesterday i gave the buggy a nice wash, and started making a sandblasting booth out of some 2X2's and tarps. It will be big enough to blast a whole frame, or body. Thats definately gonna be SWEEET. Also i did some more sanding on the kit car.
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Post by Goped406 on Fri May 08, 2009 3:10 pm

well i took off my generator pulley becuase it was makeing a horrible noise on the way home from the meet last night. The pulley is wollowed out. yes it was a chrome one, piece of crap. not only is the pulley ruined but the key is tore up pretty bad, and the slot the key sits in is wollowed out to. Looks like im gonna order a alternator kit.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Fri May 08, 2009 5:14 pm

Brake lights fixed for the third time in one month. Thanks to my Peeps @ Stockornaut Restos.
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Post by Bugman114 on Fri May 08, 2009 5:35 pm

still working on my sand blasting booth. Its comming along quite nicely. I als decided to put a tunnel inside and build the booth around it so it doesn't end up being too small. I guess the next step is to build a table inside so i can sit the frame on top.
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Post by DiggerD on Fri May 08, 2009 11:02 pm

Goped406 wrote:well i took off my generator pulley becuase it was makeing a horrible noise on the way home from the meet last night. The pulley is wollowed out. yes it was a chrome one, piece of crap. not only is the pulley ruined but the key is tore up pretty bad, and the slot the key sits in is wollowed out to. Looks like im gonna order a alternator kit.

Yeah that happened to me last month! Evil or Very Mad Luckily, mine didn't damage the shaft and I was able to just put a stock pulley back on that I had laying around. If you want to try another generator, I've got one you can have, from what I remember it should be good. You will need a pulley tho, the one I used to replace my POS chrome one came of this genny!! Rolling Eyes Let me know and I will bring it next time I see ya.
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Post by Bugman114 on Fri May 08, 2009 11:11 pm

I've gone thru two. They all ended up rounding off. I'm on # 3 right now. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post by Goped406 on Sat May 09, 2009 3:41 pm

dropped the engine out of my dads baja.
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Post by Stockornaut Restorations on Mon May 11, 2009 3:32 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Brake lights fixed for the third time in one month. Thanks to my Peeps @ Stockornaut Restos.

Glad you got them okay! If feels good when people know your stopping! Are you going to CTS this weekend?
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Post by billieco on Mon May 11, 2009 4:53 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Brake lights fixed for the third time in one month. Thanks to my Peeps @ Stockornaut Restos.

THANKS FOR THE PLUG!!!!
Send me some pics of the buggy and Paint ideas.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Mon May 11, 2009 7:51 pm

Alex,

Check is in the mail. Not going to make CTS. Sad I most certainly need to make this show one time and tried my damndest to get the weekend off, but just couldn't wiggle out of it. At this point I'm fighting just to even show up to YU Buggn. Mad

Billie,

I'll send you some pics. Paint will be simple. Hood and fenders need to be Yellow. The rest of the car will be black bedliner. Shouldn't take much paint. The problem (i think cuz I'm not a paint guy) is the age of the buggy. It has old faded flake gelcoat that is very rough to the touch. I'm thinking it'll take a couple coats of some thick primer to even come close to smoothing it out. Sanding it down seems like it might take too much material off the glass. I'm not looking for a show fnish. Just something that looks good from 10-15 ft.

There are a couple pics here...

http://forum.georgiadubs.com/60-s-vw-s-f23/the-bumblebuggy-t488.htm
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Post by DiggerD on Tue May 12, 2009 9:20 pm

Got all the suspension stuff for the 71 layed out this evening. Planning on starting the rebuild tomorrow, gonna set the struts for a 3" drop for starters and see where that puts me. I will need to go to a 145 or 135 tire to get the full 5" drop so I may just wait till these 165's wear out before going for the super slam!! Twisted Evil
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Post by Goped406 on Tue May 12, 2009 10:51 pm

DiggerD wrote:Got all the suspension stuff for the 71 layed out this evening. Planning on starting the rebuild tomorrow, gonna set the struts for a 3" drop for starters and see where that puts me. I will need to go to a 145 or 135 tire to get the full 5" drop so I may just wait till these 165's wear out before going for the super slam!! Twisted Evil
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oh, here can be a before shot, I took this afternoon:

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i need to get that, how much did it cost you?
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Post by DiggerD on Wed May 13, 2009 12:00 am

The front end rebuild kit for already lowered 71/72 supers will run you 375.00 + shipping from Topline. I used their kits for the suspension on the 74 and all the components are well designed and manufactured. If you get it, I can help with the install. (this 71 will be my second install and with all the tweaking to get the height right on the 74, i'm have got pretty good at assembly and re-assembly!) Twisted Evil There are a few specific tools needed, (that I have) and some that I have made, to make it go better. Cool Here is the link to Topline: http://www.toplineparts.com/

Oh yeah, I will bring the generator on Thursday!
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Post by fried_chicken on Wed May 13, 2009 7:57 pm

i adjusted my rear end due to the right rear saggin and nothing happed..... still the same..... what the crap. Question Question Question
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Post by rpm750 on Wed May 13, 2009 9:39 pm

I turned 84000 mls this morning going to work!

I was stopped this time!!
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Post by petervalle on Fri May 15, 2009 9:40 am

Did some more paint work and will install the engine this week. Spray can, but it is part of the hoodride look....


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Post by Johnny on Fri May 15, 2009 7:33 pm

Finally came across a tranny for my bay...had to buy a junk one for the bell housing.....
But we got one fixed up and got it put into the bay today...also cleaned it out a little.... cheers

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Post by rpm750 on Sat May 16, 2009 3:48 pm

On Thursday I did what I never thought I'd do....


Took this rough '68 to be scraped. I got $53 for it.

And today I went and picked up this '65, a few parts will come off but it too will be scraped!


Sorry volks but I couldn't take them home with me I already have to many. Twisted Evil
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Post by 39coupe on Sat May 16, 2009 5:28 pm

rpm750 wrote:On Thursday I did what I never thought I'd do....


Took this rough '68 to be scraped. I got $53 for it.

And today I went and picked up this '65, a few parts will come off but it too will be scraped!


Sorry volks but I couldn't take them home with me I already have to many. Twisted Evil

Did you get a good set of pop-outs from either? I need some for my '65.
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Post by DiggerD on Sat May 16, 2009 11:15 pm

Oh, the humanity!!!!!!!!!

rpm750 wrote:On Thursday I did what I never thought I'd do....


Took this rough '68 to be scraped. I got $53 for it.

And today I went and picked up this '65, a few parts will come off but it too will be scraped!


Sorry volks but I couldn't take them home with me I already have to many. Twisted Evil
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Post by Damn-it Don on Sun May 17, 2009 7:59 am

Eric- I've got a set of popouts if you need a pair.
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Post by rpm750 on Sun May 17, 2009 11:54 am

Sorry Eric, I've promised the Pop outs to Scott. I have taken as much stuff off as I see as useful. I'd like to hide these guys in the woods behind my house but I have that nosy neighbor that just can't keep to himself! The county code inspector has come to my house twice now! Yeah, he's a _____!!! Fill the blank!
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