By John G 1800 Date 2010-02-17 23:55
Hello, I'm John G from Southeast Mass. The orange buggy is mine from about 15 years ago. I'm not sure exactly what model it was, and I can't seem to find an exact match in the archives. I sold it to buy another car and I have regretted it ever since. That dune buggy was more fun to drive than anything I ever owned. The green buggy body appears to be a Kellison clone. I picked it up a few months ago and hope to get started on it as soon.[
By Brad H 1498 Date 2010-02-18 00:15
Looks like a good start for your project John. Good luck
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-02-18 00:36
Glad to hear there is another Mass buggy enthusiast here. One of my buggies is in Westfield, Ma. I know its across the state, but it would be cool to get together once you get her up and running.
By Allison Daytona Ken Date 2010-02-18 02:23
Hey John I just sold one with that style, actually he started with a green body that looked just like yours, here is a pic of what it ended up looking like, sorry cant post pic of before the old computer crashed and I lost the before pic, good luck on the build. Ken..........
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2010-02-18 02:34
Another Western Mass guy here. My buggy is still all wrapped up waiting for its turn to be restored but I have a good amount of parts if you ever need anything.
By John G 1800 Date 2010-02-18 19:20
Ken, Thanks for the photo, the dune buggy looks sharp. I've got a long way to get to that point.
Jeff & Jay, Do either of you go to the Volks-Vair Fair at the Hebert Candy Factory in Shrewsbury? I've been going for the last few years, but sadly, without an aircooled ride.
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2010-02-18 19:48
I try to make it to all the VW shows in the area (Litchfield, Volks-Vair, and one other that slips my mind right now) to get ideas and pick up parts. I have never brought any of my 3 prior buggies....people always seem to buy them before I can even drive them!
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-02-18 22:21
Jeffrey, have we met before? I've been good about keeping my buggy contacts in my head, but I might have to start writing it down before long so I don't lose track of the people I've met before.
By John G 1800 Date 2010-02-18 22:27
I haven't made it to Litchfield yet, but hope to make it this year. I did go to Terryville last year, again without entering a car. I'll have to make sure I post right before the show, I'd like to meet anyone who is going. It's nice to put faces with the screen names.
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2010-02-18 23:04
No Jay we haven't met. I guess I am kind of a recluse. Just kidding...
Time is usually a nightmare for me. Between working in central Mass, the commute, my son's sporting events, and trying to get stuff done around the house I am so hit or miss on things its almost impossible to schedule anything.
By Dan C 1936 Date 2010-02-24 22:26
hey guys - im right outside boston we will have to get together for a run when i get the deserter up and running
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-02-25 00:45
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