By sammy Date 2009-05-14 05:34
Just got a new toy today, as far as I know it's a Bandit body (pointy nose)
I'm a Jeep guy at heart but this looks like fun
I'm debating leaving it pointy or making a custom hood that's rounded.
Here's how it looked
Here it is in my truck
Looking for tons of info on the body. It's a shortened VW pan as well.
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2009-05-14 10:22
The pointy hood may grow on you. I like the look myself. It's a unique shape so it won't be looking like all the other buggies out there. Good luck whatever you decide. Welcome to the DBA
By sammy Date 2009-05-14 17:41
Thank you Jay. It's slowly grown on me too since it's been home... It definitely needs sharks teeth on the front though, hehe.
Where could I find out information on the Bandit series (which it is right?) I've searched here tons. Thanks.
By Brad H 1498 Date 2009-05-15 04:10
Welcome Samuel, Years ago when I first got my buggy I had a room-mate that was a died-in-the-wool Jeep guy. We went down to the local sand flats and even he was impressed with the stuff I could do that he couldn't, then we went to a big dirt pile and again I outdid him. The only place he beat me was in the mud, I didn't want to get dirty . then I promptly took my buggy and lowered it 6 inches, the days of playing in the dirt were over.
This is a great place to get and share ideas. I'm glad I found it.
By sammy Date 2009-05-15 05:12
Brad, I saw these in action and was impressed as well. I started on motorcycles, and still love my Kawasaki KDX 200, but then got the 47 Willys CJ2A as my first car (I'm 17 and this was my graduation present to myself, the Buggy, my parents got me more Jeep parts (they sponsered the Jeep build, I love them so much))
But, I found the buggy and couldn't pass it by for $400 bucks...
Here's the CJ2A
It's got a bit taller cage cus I'm 6'3 and hit my head on anything less
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2009-05-15 05:15
Were you able to navigate here? http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/gallery/base/Bandit/Advertising%20Gallery/?base=14c1bea73f59fa988f66d00d169ceb04
By sammy Date 2009-05-15 06:03
Jay, I was not, thanks! Dang that's cool :D
I wish it still had the metallic flake gelcoat on it though... It may go the same color as my Jeep.
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