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Post by macollins105 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:24 pm

Look what landed on my trailer today! I picked up an Allison Daytona Dune Buggy from South Georgia today. It is on a 1968 pan. Has the original gel coat paint job that is sun faded. I hope I can find a product to make it shine again. Let me know what you guys use to bring fiberglass back to life. The floor pans look like swiss cheese and the seats and top need to be reupholstered. The motor supposedly runs but smoked really bad. I can't wait to get started on this buggy. I have to finish a 69 Baja before I can touch this one. bounce . Here are a few photos I took of it today.













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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by yayarudy on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:28 pm

Sweet!
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by ASBug on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:29 pm

Nice! Nice! Nice!
I am glad to have another Allison in the bunch!
The wheels on the front are the originals, mine has 13's in the front and 14's in the back, direct 4 X 130 pattern.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:53 pm

Very nice! 2nd favorite buggy style

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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by Jon65 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:03 am

Awesome. Cool

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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by wagtag on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:19 am

You rock cheers Nice find
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by zabo on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:53 am

love that paint
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Post by Grifspop on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:47 pm

Love the stripes- really says "Old School"! Very Happy
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by Vedubauman on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:02 pm

Nice! I've got two in the garage right now. Wanted a third one but no room. Congrats!
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by ASBug on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:59 pm

Vedubauman wrote:Nice! I've got two in the garage right now. Wanted a third one but no room. Congrats!
There is supposed to be an all buggy show in Birmingham this summer.
Any interest on your end?
The organizers are going to try to get all the Allisons together at this show.
LMK and I'll pass on the information as I get it.
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Post by Vedubauman on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:14 pm

Absolutely! Thanks!
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by macollins105 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:50 pm

ASBug wrote:
Vedubauman wrote:Nice! I've got two in the garage right now. Wanted a third one but no room. Congrats!
There is supposed to be an all buggy show in Birmingham this summer.
Any interest on your end?
The organizers are going to try to get all the Allisons together at this show.
LMK and I'll pass on the information as I get it.
KC


Feel free to pass the information on to me. I doubt I will have my Allison on the road by then but I would love to go to the show to get some ideas.
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by dlandvw3 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:43 pm

That thing is awesome! I love that paint job! I'd keep it just like that and just clean it up
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by macollins105 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:55 pm

I got them out today for a nice family photo. It looks like the Allison will fit in just fine. A couple siblings weren't able to make the photo today... Wink

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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by Hookdriver on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:01 am

Nice lineup!
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by macollins105 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:26 am

I couldn't resistÖ I pushed the Baja to the side and decided to start restoring my Allison buggy. I canít wait to get this thing on the road for summer. I would love to bring it to Reynolds, Ga but Iím not sure it will be done by March 10th. I have been working really hard on it the past four days. Luckily, I donít live that far away from Bug-eyed so I was able to pick up all the parts I needed for really good prices. I decided to do a complete rebuild of all the pan components. Ball joints, brakes, tie rods, floor pans, etc. Here are some pictures of the progress I made the last four days.
















After I removed the body, I found money and a fake gold ring. I wish it was real Crying or Very sad








Short Floor pans can get a little tricky


I can't wait to start on the drivers side bounce




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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by ASBug on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:32 am

Lookin good.
Let's try to get the allisons together this summer!
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by Vedubauman on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:41 am

Looking good! Be thankful yours didn't have a fiberglass gas tank like mine did built into the body! Shocked
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by macollins105 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:57 pm

I got the passenger side completely welded in tonight! I was also able to cut out the driverís side floor pan. I ordered some Por-15 to coat the pans and it should be in this weekend. Iím waiting for bug-eyed to get the drivers floor pans back in stock. They should be in tomorrow or Friday. I canít wait to finish up these floorboards. On a side note, I finally got around to replacing the cracked windshield in my 73 bug tonight. I drove it to work this morning and noticed that the small crack had really started to spread.

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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by macollins105 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:26 pm

The other floor pan didn't come in this weekend. Sad I hope it will be here on Monday. I was able to start sandblasting the pan and started to remove tierods and ball joints.
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by Hookdriver on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:53 pm

I am right there with you. Spent all afternoon blasting on the double. In retrospect it would have been al lot easier to have it blasted. Where is the fun in that! Looks great. Keep the updates coming.
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by macollins105 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:01 am

I went out to Bug-eyed and picked up the driverís side floor pan today. I got it cut and tack welded in place. I am going to completely weld it in tomorrow. I was able to pull the frontend and transmission off the pan. This will make it a lot easier to move it around and flip it over for more sandblasting and paint.

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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by ASBug on Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:14 am

Nice!
When you get ready to do a top for it, let me know I have an original at my disposal for measurments.
If we have hippy brown do two of them for us we might be able to get a discount.

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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by macollins105 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:43 pm

ASBug wrote:Nice!
When you get ready to do a top for it, let me know I have an original at my disposal for measurments.
If we have hippy brown do two of them for us we might be able to get a discount.

I also have the original top and side windows all intact to go by. My mom is really good when it comes to a sewing machine. She did all the seats for my bus and also did the camper top canvas with windows. My parents have a ski boat from the 70's that she mad the top for. The boat top is almost identical to an Allison top. She told me she felt confident she could make me one. I want to get it on the road before I have her start on a top and back seat.

ASBug: On your Allison what size battery do you have in the battery compartment under the back seat?
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Re: 1968 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Post by ASBug on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:53 pm

I'll check the battery.
I do not own a top, but have access to one to measure.
Find out what your mom would charge me to make one for Big Al.
Are you doing the sides, the whole nine yards?
I am thinking white, but I know it will be nasty after one year...
The other choice is a tan color for me.
What color are you going to do?
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