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Posted: 3/12/2002 7:31:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2002 6:39:28 PM EDT by mattsd]
im just starting a manx (clone) project. i bought thefiberglass body on ebay. it needs some work. then im going to chop a bug chassis and build from there. should be pretty bad ass. gonna soak up a ton of gun funds. i will get some pics of the process as i go. ar15.com lisc.plate frams might upset teh sporty drag look im going for, but oh well. anyone here into manx buggies? or even know what im talking about? [b]pic at bottom[/b]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 12:04:24 PM EDT
Good luck man. It's hard to do one [u]right[/u]. But when you do, they are a thing of beauty.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 4:08:08 PM EDT
Built one many many years ago. Your post brings back a lot of good memories. Sold it for quite a loss, but a fun project neverless. Enjoy!
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 4:23:13 PM EDT
A Manx clone? Kick ass! You've got to share some pics when you're done! Think of it, in a few short months you'll be like McQueen in "The Thomas Crown Affair!"
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 4:37:21 PM EDT
if you were closer i'd be camping out in your garage/shop for the duration of the build.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:43:39 PM EDT
well, here is what im starting with. im pickin it up this weekend. it will be stripped, smoothed out, and painted. im not sure on the color, maybe cherry red. after that stuff, time to get an old beetle and cut the chassis. then all the down and dirty restoration. im also getting header exaust w/ barley legel baffeled stinger. and top it off with a custom roll cage. also, this is intended to be a street buggy, NO offroad use. [img]http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_521a47f2ec558118f65b77f15d/i-1.JPG[/img] man, gunshow saterday, start manx sunday, awsome weekend.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 8:13:46 PM EDT
See if you can get the rare Manx Hood Emblem when you pick it up.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 8:48:57 PM EDT
I've already finished my dune buggy - two years ago! Now I'm redoing it all over again! Better clutch/pressure plate setup, better suspension, better seats, better electrical layout, better brakes! Painting it again (Safety Yellow!) Lifted the seats higher, brought the steering column (if you can call it that) over, rather than under, the front lower 'windshield' tube. While getting a little crazy at my farm in West Texas, I hit a culvert straight on and broke one of the motor mounts. I had a friend weld better motor mount arms this time! Pictures will follow whenever I get around to it! Eric The(Busy)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 9:34:51 PM EDT
dune buggy(real dune buggy)
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NO offroad use.
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?? Just kidding, looks like a cool project. Good luck.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 7:57:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SNIPERm88:
dune buggy(real dune buggy)
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NO offroad use.
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?? Just kidding, looks like a cool project. Good luck.
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allow me to explaine. a "dune buggy" is a buggy with a fiberglass body, built onto a VW bug donor chassis. they are like little fiberglass body topless cars. [b]MANY[/b] people use the term "dune buggy" to describe a sandrail. sand rails use VW parts many times, but are build on a tube chassis/body. for example. the fallowing pics are dune buggies. the first one is street only,and my main inspiration. [img]http://www.manxclub.com/botm/botm_images/jan2002/rapozo2.JPG[/img] here is a more conventional dune buggy [img]http://www.manxclub.com/botm/botm_images/nov2001/butler1.jpg[/img] this is a off-road style buggy [img]http://www.manxclub.com/botm/botm_images/aug2001/8a.jpg[/img] now the next pics are mistaken as dune buggies, but they are [b]NOT[/b]. they are sandrail, and almost strictly for offroad use. [img]http://www.picturelist.com/Images/sandmanv6/rail.jpg[/img] [img]http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_edd57e1ec7d44516433c3f98f/i-1_B.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 8:40:43 AM EDT
Well, I'll be damned and mistaken for a Yankee! I've been driving a 'sandrail' for the past 2 years and thinking it was a 'dune buggy.' I'm so square I've never even [u]heard[/u] the term 'sandrail.' [b]And now I've got one![/b] [:D] I'll try and post some pictures of it when I return from the Courthouse! Eric The(Damned)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 8:50:24 AM EDT
MachineHead, that is one of the coolest little buggies I have seen! Anyone sell plans for those? How fast and stable are they? BrenLover
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 9:18:06 AM EDT
Here´s the kind of "dune buggy" i would prefer....[:D] [img]http://www.specialoperations.com/Navy/DPV/DPV1.jpg[/img] or this.... [img]http://www.chenowth.com/alsv.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 9:51:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 4:09:56 PM EDT
I saw last week up on the net where they are supposedly building the Manx again from the old original molds.the price seemed fair too.on ebay recently I saw a first it was a Meyers Toad/Towd.plenty rare stuff.sure am glad to know there are some VW nuts on this site also as I am about ready to put my 69 westfalia on the road yea I know it aint really a offroader but it is going to see plenty of dirt roads with the AR's an FN-FAL an bunch more goodies on board....... I beat up four hippies and alls I got was this stupid bus! Bus Boys catalog ad on web site
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 4:56:26 PM EDT
just a little update. i have the beast home, and work begins this week. i have some small body work to start off.
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 5:02:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2002 5:17:50 PM EDT by PeaShooter]
This is what it will look like when its all grown up! You will start with the manx? and want for the long travel! [img]http://www.prerunners.net/membersrides/images/kurtis_truck_big.jpg[/img] [img]http://buckshotracing.com/intro_buggy/Photos-1/Air-1/X5-Air-1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 5:35:55 PM EDT
What roll protection can you get on these things - for in the sand?
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 5:41:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tuukka: .... [img]http://www.chenowth.com/alsv.jpg[/img]
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The gunner looks unrestrained - my ribs ache just looking at the picture.
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 5:54:25 PM EDT
the upper photo's remind me of my 'pardners rail the last time at Sand Mountain NV. he took the front end off on a jump.as for the strap your butt in an hang on deal it's just that!But Goddamn you just gotta love it!it's all part of blastin through the Desert on your Hiwathl!
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 11:27:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PeaShooter: This is what it will look like when its all grown up! [img]http://buckshotracing.com/intro_buggy/Photos-1/Air-1/X5-Air-1.jpg[/img]
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Holy crap!, that is some SERIOUS air for that rail!
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 4:11:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By machinehead: im not building a manix but im building a sidewinder. it an austrailian based mini cart. im using a 500cc suzuki snowmachine motor for it. this is all i have so far [img]http://communities.msn.com/_Secure/0NgD4CbwS0vGTGN5qSe4miMai5DeWmzxpWUJEm31BKxAF­m*CQEQ!OH5IZPo6av2GsfN*TDghUDTeWh0X9auUmYA/kart-frame.JPG[/img] i have more done just not added to the frame. this is what the final product will look like [img]http://communities.msn.com/_Secure/0NAAmBQYTHvdM8Lj8zMSKocCEQQh3KqgkuJXjNLys3ptk­CPc6!JC47o*UPOCu8EHVKx1r*b9AAkZAwrG4UXi4XQ/sidewinder.jpg[/img] [size=4]plans are avalable at [url]http://www.git.com.au/~theedge/[/url][/size=4]
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