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By michael c 3832 Date 2014-02-22 18:32
We are in the process of securing this ol gem to add to the stash. Deserter series one. One of 802 made. Just the body, and she's been around the block, but that's what we do, save old buggies.
This baby requires a 10 inch chopped pan. Not the typical 14. Will there ever be enough time to get to them all?

By michael c 3832 Date 2014-02-23 01:20
Score one for the team!!!
Safe and sound in fernandina.
Nice solid series one body. Some pan flange work needed, but looks like a solid candidate for the dune buggy museum!!!

By michael c 3832 Date 2014-02-23 15:17
And this s1 had an interesting Lamborghini like emblem in the nose recess. Not too sure about that, but it fit perfectly, but we took it off and put it on the relic wall.  My first lambo!

By michael c 3832 Date 2014-02-23 15:19
This dash is very thick.
By michael c 3832 Date 2014-02-23 15:39
Waiting in line for rebirth.  Right next to the glitterbug!

By Michael T 1299 Date 2014-02-27 07:05
Excellent! Another one saved. Let me know if you find a serial tag on it anywhere.

Mike T
By Bob E #19 Date 2014-02-28 17:20
Mike T, , it's not my car, but I believe you can make out where the ID tag has been removed in the photo of the dash.  At one time, it would have been right between the two pins on the right side of the dash.

Quite a few of the early S1's had this applied at Autodynamics prior to release, as time moved on it become less likely to include the ID tag and its hard to find one on a GT body.
Boston Bob E
www.bimelliott.com - www.the-bug-club.com - www.deserterownersgroup.org
By Bugvert 81 Date 2014-02-28 17:58
Very Cool!!, Nice to see another old one saved.
By Calvin S 3395 Date 2014-03-20 20:33
I think most of the Deserters I have seen that had the bottom of the rear set wells cut out were from having been installed on an IRS chassis, where the Deserters were basically designed for swing axles. I am curious what Bob E's experience has been on this.

Calvin
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