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By Rick C 155 Date 2010-04-03 02:32

The dash is bonded to the hood. It has tubes halfway to the back under the fender. It has a recessed area for a spare tire in the hood. The tail lights are built in like an Allied buggy. What do you think?
By Eric G 2094 Date 2010-04-03 13:09
i dunno but with that exhaust if you start it up in the winter itlle make an X behind the car!
destined to be an X file LOL
By Rick C 155 Date 2010-04-03 15:50
I think you're right about it being an X buggy.  I placed this on The Samba as well and it doesn't look good for finding a brand?
By Rick C 155 Date 2010-04-03 16:17
Picture of Wonder bug letters on the fender.

By glassbuggy Date 2010-04-07 15:31
Somewhere I have another pic of a buggy with the same hood - no id , but there is another one out there. Definately looks to have Allied traits. I'll try and locate those pics.
By ricky c 793 Date 2010-04-07 16:08
Thanks,  I found a picture of what looks like a Manx with the hood cut for a spare?
By glassbuggy Date 2010-04-09 17:28
Here are the pics I have archived of this model, disregard someone's attempt to graft on a baja decklid ... LoL !

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By Rick C 155 Date 2010-04-12 02:48
that's amazing glassbuggy! where did you find that? it's exactly the same.
By glassbuggy Date 2010-04-12 05:06
I think it was for sale on the samba awhile back. I'm always cataloging body styles (achives is my game ;-) Cool thing is now I know what the tail shold have looked like thanks to you. I havent seen any other manufacturers using this tail design so it is a very good chance that this may be an Allied Fiberglass creation. They were known for the mustang tail light pockets
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-04-12 09:27 Edited 2010-04-12 09:30
Bart, Albert JUST posted on here about the Easter Earthquake after close to a year? He was the owner of Allied Fiberglass and has shared a wealth of information about Allied. Hopefully we can re-connect and find out if this one is an Allied or possibly a copy.

Albert said there were many people copying his design. I guess Meyers wasn't the only one who fell prey to the fiberglass buggy boom copying era.

By glassbuggy Date 2010-04-12 15:44
Yeah, see if you can find out ! That would be cool.
By ricky c 793 Date 2010-04-12 16:03
That would be great to get some infor from Albert.  One of the things about the hood I have is the seam between the hood and dash is vertical and then goes horizontal towards the front a few inches.  That might help ID it as a possible Allied? The buggy is in storage and covered for now.  I will take a few pics of it next week. You guys are great! Thanks for the help.
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