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By firea100 Date 2018-12-11 17:58
Good afternoon to all!
I'm Larry, screen name firea100. I have a Sand Shark body serial number 772. Poor shape, but willing to restore it. I have NO chassis but want to build one. I need help picking one out. I have certain requirements in mind that I want in my chassis. I'd like the IRS type rear end NOT the older style swing arm system. Also, I'd like the "ball joint" type of front suspension. After that, i'm open to suggestions. So, my question is, with the items I've mentioned, what year floorpan do i start with? I understand that I'll have to shorten the chassis/pan. I live in Michigan but am willing to travel, or have what I need, to be shipped. Thanks in advance for any and all help and Merry Christmas!!
By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2018-12-14 19:03
give some time for folks to react.  I have a couple questions for you that might also help others to answer your Questions.
What are the Department of Motor Vehicle rules in your state for doing a dune buggy or "kit car"?  Will they let you register it based on the chassis(vw) that you use? Will they class it as a modified vehicle?  Will they require you to "prove" up ownership on major components, and then Assign your vehicle a vin?  Just some things to think about and find out about.  You are starting with just a body, so knowing what the "rules" are may help you in your build.  I have heard that there is a "chassis" maker that makes for dune buggy(not rail style), That might be a route to look at, then have a VIN assigned to the "built" vehicle.   Just my uneducated thoughts.
By Bugvert 81 Date 2019-01-01 22:56
1968 to 1977 standard beetle
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