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By Brad H 1498 Date 2009-04-25 00:58 Edited 2010-07-18 02:56
Hi, I'm trying to ID this body. I know of 8 of them all located in Western Canada. 6 in Saskatoon and 2 in Edmonton. The hood looks like an exact copy of a Manx hood. the center section is more flat before it kicks up to the rear fenders and it has a large engine cover that hinges on the top. They are very well made bodies, thick glass and lots of reinforcements along the body. The rear area is flat with a hole cut into it on the passengers side to access the glassed in battery box which sits quite low. The hood and dash are bonded together. any help would be greatly appreciated by several of us.

cheers, brad

By glassbuggy Date 2009-04-28 05:30
I have a few on file and they do come from Canada, I don't have any info other than that however
Bart
By Glasser Date 2009-04-29 16:49
......... And one in Airdrie!

I'm still looking myself..... but haven't found much info...



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By Glasser Date 2009-06-01 22:56 Edited 2016-04-29 20:49
I'll post this one here as well.....

This body, cab and windows was build in 1976. All done by the original builder.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtqfbtqfgwwqbkdxsqfdgbqwfbdwk,vi/sbqgdbfkrxbskdqqwdgxbsgrftrgk/9/3637659/13963513/CameraZOOM20120122151523045-vi.jpg
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By Glasser Date 2009-06-01 23:33
In case someone else comes along looking for info on this body I will post the information from the other thread  here as well..

Information form Manxbug.......

That buggy was created by Stan Jevne in Entwhistle Alberta.
Stan passed away in 1990 and the molds were sold to some unknown person. This person could be Steve Dierkson in Edson Alberta.
Stan was married to Philis and had a son probably named Stan Jr.

He owned a grass green version of his buggy and also made a one off blue green coloured Mini Mac truck (on a beetle pan, pics to come)

My friend Ed bought a total of 3 buggies from Stan,
One for himself, that his son Len has.
A second for his boss at the time, Helmut Pietrich.
And a third for his brother in law, Rick Doehring.

Ed's going to try to find his original bill of sale for me to copy, and he's also got some pictures of the Mini Mac and Stan's Buggy. I'll try to get copies of this to pass along too.


I will add after talking to Ed at a local VW show that the Orange buggy (Ed's) was build in 1976 to give some sort of idea of the year these bodies were produced.

Thanks goes to Manx bug for all the help thus far!
My build up. http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=1761
By Glasser Date 2009-06-02 16:37 Edited 2016-04-29 20:57
Richard came across my build up and contacted me asking for information on this buggy. I've resent Richard an email so i can find out exactly where this buggy is. I believe he is in Saskatchewan. Richard is building this car for a customer if I remember correctly. Will edit this post once I get more info from him....





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By Brad H 1498 Date 2009-06-09 14:21
Where'd you find these pic's Glasser? The one I built last year was also yellow and missing the lid.
brad

By Glasser Date 2009-06-10 13:10
He found me/my build up on the Internet and contacted me looking for information on the body. His name was Richard. I was under the impression he was building it for someone else.... maybe you were building it for him? I sent him an email to try an reestablish a connection but no reply. He said in one email he found the lid, that was the last time I heard from him.
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By Brad H 1498 Date 2010-07-12 21:30 Edited 2010-07-13 23:43
Here's what we know so  far.

The bodies were made in Entwhistle Alberta, Canada in the early '70 by Stan Jevne who owned a body shop. There were approximately 17 bodies made, a few of them being the hard top version with doors.

The buggies never were given a name, just called "Buggies" After Stan passed the molds were sold by off by his wife and never seen again.

His sons and Grandson are searching for the molds in hopes of using them to put the body back in production. If they can't be found they will take a mold off an existing body.

There was another set of molds made in British Columbia from an original body and a few bodies were made from those by another person, although the hood was redesigned to be higher in the front to accommodate a larger fuel tank.

brad
By Glasser Date 2010-07-13 13:28
Thanks for updating this Brad.
Only 17 hey. WOW. Maybe I should get my re appraised!
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By Taisto H 3037 Date 2011-12-17 00:36 Edited 2011-12-17 19:34
Hi. Just found this site. You can count one more. I have one too. I'm in Myrnam alberta. Does anyone know what the two bumps are for on the hood? I was thinking maybe to put some guages? This is on a 1967 chassis.

By Glasser Date 2011-12-18 04:06
COOL!!! Welcome to the club. You have the cab! Super cool.
No idea what the bumps are for but would be a great place for some small gages.
My build up. http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=1761
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2011-12-18 23:37
Thanks. It has some small Indicater lamps in them now for the signal lights. I'm hoping to start some work on it this winter. Nothing fantastic just making it a fun driver.
By ManxBug Date 2011-12-19 00:53
I called Ed this morning to remind him to bring the photos to the next club event we are going to. We both forgot about this entirely. So we should have a bill of sale and some photos from the 70's in January.

Sorry for the delay.
By Glasser Date 2011-12-19 13:47
COOL!
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By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-12-22 01:08
Welcome Taisto H 3037

This is the first buggy like ours that I have seen the bumps on the hood. I'm assuming they were put in by someone probably for "muscle car" inspired styling for gauges. Always great to see another "Canadian Buggy" getting finished. There is another one in town here rotting away ina driveway, the owner want WAY too much money for it, but would be nice to get hold of and restore into a sensible street car LOL.

Keep us posted on the build!!! We're always glad to help out when we can.

brad

By Glasser Date 2011-12-22 14:25
The bumps were added later in the mold. Look at the orange car with the cab I posted before. It has them.
My build up. http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=1761
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2011-12-23 01:34
Glasser, I see also that the rear wheels on the one in your photo have been widened. Mine are too. They cut the rims and welded in a piece.
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-01-19 00:34
I see this one has the hood bumps like mine so I guess mine must be around the same year model. Sorry but i'm talking about the Orange photo.

By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-01-19 00:41 Edited 2012-07-20 01:11
Just thought I'd throw in this photo of my buggy I built in 1968 when I was 16. I just restored it to better than original. Put a Judson on it also.

By Glasser Date 2012-01-19 14:28
COOL!!!
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By Funnybug Date 2012-01-19 15:06
nipples
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-01-21 01:29
glasser, did you ever find the pics of that mack truck?
By ManxBug Date 2012-01-21 16:03
Actually it's me that's supposed to get that photo. I'm meeting up with Ed tomorrow so if he remembers the photos I should have them up soon.
By ManxBug Date 2012-01-23 01:39 Edited 2017-07-25 13:03
Ok Finally got the photo's....

Bill of sale. Ed bought 3 total. 1 for himself, 1 for his brother and law, and one for a neighbour.
These are the sales receipts for the first 2.

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This is Stan Jevne standing beside the Rabbit.

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This was Stan's buggy

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This is the "Mini Mack" truck. It was a beetle cab and pan, front clip and box are fiberglass.

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This is Ed's Buggy being built, his son still has it. Ed is the guy with the beard.

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This is Ed's buggy re-painted. It's not really that red.

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This is Ed and his brother in law (and families) out and about.

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This is a Blue one that was at a car show in Calgary. Notice the missing hood bumps.

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Hope this helps you guys out.
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-01-23 13:42 Edited 2012-01-24 00:39
These are great. I'm sure I have seen that mack years ago. So I guess mine still has some of the original colour on it.  I wonder if mine is Stans? It still has the exact same rear tires as the one in the picture.
By Glasser Date 2012-01-24 13:17
Wow man supper cool.

So if 17 were made we have pictures of 10 out of the 17? Unreal.

And we can confirm the buggies with the bumps on the hoods were built after the ones with out the bumps on the hood.
My build up. http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=1761
By Glasser Date 2012-01-24 13:30
Did this body style ever get added to the Buggy ID page? I think we have enough info on it that it should be. But what should it be called?
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By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-01-24 23:15
I guess the Jevne buggy.?
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-01-26 22:12
Started work on my Jevne buggy today. I now see that it has not been painted but is just faded gell coat. it is black and green under side. It is just the exact opposite of the picture of Stans. Even the striping is the same. One thing it has is a VW clock, I have never seen one before. Will post photo's as it develops.

By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-01-28 03:12
Another day in Buggyland.

By ManxBug Date 2012-02-05 16:03
Where are you Taisto? If you're near Edmonton, check out http://www.airriders.ca
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-02-06 22:37
North East of Edmonton. Myrnam.
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-08-05 16:20
Got her done. It's a ball to drive. I think it looks better than it did.

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By Funnybug Date 2012-08-06 13:21
beautiful :-)
By ManxBug Date 2012-08-06 14:14
I see an Alberta plate, you should bring it to Edmonton's End of Summer VW show.

http://www.airriders.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=22374

I can introduce you to Ed (He built the orange one with the roof)
By Taisto H 3037 Date 2012-08-06 20:21
Just registered. Both buggy's. See you then.
By Brad H 1498 Date 2012-08-14 21:40
"Did this body style ever get added to the Buggy ID page? I think we have enough info on it that it should be. But what should it be called?"

I think we should call them the "Jevne Jesters" LOL

brad
By ManxBug Date 2013-02-15 05:36 Edited 2017-07-25 13:06
I got an email today from a guy (Ron) with one of these "Jevne" buggies. He's looking to sell it. Hopefully he will chime in here shortly.


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By ManxBug Date 2013-02-21 16:09
By Glasser Date 2016-04-29 20:20
I've got a Fotki page where I am saving pictures of all the Dune Buggies found. Just found one more in BC.

http://public.fotki.com/BrentH/dune-buggy/page2.html
My build up. http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=1761
By Glasser Date 2016-04-29 20:54
We just found one more that is in BC



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By Glasser Date 2016-04-29 21:01
There was another set of molds made in British Columbia from an original body and a few bodies were made from those by another person, although the hood was redesigned to be higher in the front to accommodate a larger fuel tank.

brad

Brad, this is one of the re popped bodies with the hood.

Hood is taller.



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By Taisto H 3037 Date 2016-04-30 12:31
Has anyone ever found anything on Ed's Pickup?
By Glasser Date 2016-04-30 14:48
Not that I have heard of :-(
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By Glasser Date 2016-05-15 23:12


Found on Manx Dunbuggy Club Facbook page. Posted by Leroy LaFrance
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By Glasser Date 2016-06-27 01:58 Edited 2016-06-27 12:34
Was out at a fund raiser this weekend and our wives introduced us to each other. Found out we both had buggies... Check this out, another Entwhistle buggy. This one with a Corvair set up. Appears to be a later style as it has the bumps on the hood. Buggy is in Edmonton but will be relocated very soon to Calgary where the new owner is.

More pictures added to my Fotki page. http://public.fotki.com/BrentH/dune-buggy/page3.html







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By sportwagon400 Date 2016-06-27 18:39
I found this today   of course I buy one and then they show up every where hahaha

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/edmonton/dunebugy/1172535710?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

By Glasser Date 2016-06-27 22:40
let me know if you want to sell the roof!
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