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By John S 2 Date 2006-05-18 03:29 Edited 2007-05-23 03:20
Get a FREE account for your photos.
Take pics of everything you can - detail wise - on the buggy.

Then describe everything you can "unusual and usual" about the buggy.
See first tip for what to describe.

Third and most important.
POST IMG links to the pics in your message.
If we can't SEE it we can't ID it.

John Shepard the DBA
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2006-07-22 04:40
Once you have posted your pics and described the unique features of your buggy, give our "Buggy ID" process a shot.  Its not 100% complete (and will never be), but you may get lucky.

If you like looking through buggy pictures & want to try matching yours on your own, take a look at John's collection by model in his Dune Buggy Models gallery on photobucket.

Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By glassbuggy Date 2008-07-22 05:26
There were a few manufacturers who tried to id their bodies, god bless em !
Here are places to look - you may get lucky

Often a business card was glassed into the body look under the hood,fenders. A good trick to use if you find one but it is obscured by paint/dirt is to use cold type oven cleaner. It takes the paint right off.

Sometimes a name was molded right into the fiberglass try looking for raised or indented areas that may be hidden by a crappy paint job.

A faded area where an emblem may have been could be identified by our team.

Id tags could be anything from a sticker to a riveted on plate. Look above the clutch pedal, above the tunnel access plate - even dash tags have been known to be used

By Raymond A 3581 Date 2008-12-25 06:43
my name is ray and from all the info on buggy styles i would have to say i have a safari buggy square fender classic body with ridge on hood molded dash and a boxed tail with no rounded corners same as Kitcar's in the gallery anybody have or seen more of this style ? what year did they make and where was it made . e-mail me  will try and keep coming here to see the post's
By Alfredo W 1638 Date 2009-06-20 17:58 Edited 2009-06-20 18:00
I need help. What is this buggy?


By Mark H 1671 Date 2009-07-09 10:46 Edited 2009-07-21 22:03

Hi all i know very little about this buggy the guy i got it of knew nothing about it unfortunately it has been cut in half  any info would be much appreciated

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By Sky S 1870 Date 2009-10-13 14:30
By Allison Daytona Ken Date 2009-10-15 04:44
I believe it is a clone, it is nice, I know some put ID info on them, couldnt find any on either of my allisons  and there is no mistaken them, cadillac of dune buggys should have had a vin tag huh.
By Howard O 2689 Date 2011-04-12 18:17
Hi, just purchased this little purple buggy.  It was recently built and is very nice, everything seems new.  I searched every picture on the sight I could find, but found no buggy's with full cut down sides.  At the moment, I only have these two pictures, and have not been able to crawl all over the tub to look for a manufacturer.  Please help!!

By FRED H 2760 Date 2011-05-25 07:36
hello . i need your help . i have a towd and want to know what info the i,d tag can tell me . the number is tf204c923a . this towd is very important to me as it was my dads toy in the past and i have got it back now and in the early stages of redoing it . and would be tickeled to find out what color it was in the begining and any other info    thaks for your time and help
By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-05-25 11:36
TF is Towd fiberglass, 204 is the 204th Towd produced, C9 is March 1969 production date.  The color 23A is not on the list here in Dune Buggy Archives in the Meyers Manx model discusion thread.  Tom
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By Funnybug Date 2011-05-25 13:27
standing and applauding [Tom]
By Joseph S 2595 Date 2011-05-25 17:09
Looking at the information I have on Tow'ds'  it is showing only a 23E which is a metalflake Sea Green
All solid colors have and S after the numbers
Metal flake colors have E after the numbers.
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