By Michael K 3381 Date 2012-08-29 18:08
Hi folks, was hoping someone could help identify this buggy body. I was in storage in a warehouse my father owned since at least the late 1960s possibly very early 70s. From what dad told me it should mount on either a VW Beetle or maybe some sort of small truck.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
That windshield assembly sure looks like a VW beetle or maybe even a Jeep.
By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2012-08-30 01:49
Found your buggy. Look under the x files Number X0005
Here is a shot of your windshield: http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b372/dunebuggyarchives/Dune%20Buggy%20Models/X-0005/ID%20Traits/dash.jpg
Looks like your tail has been cut out for motor.
By Michael K 3381 Date 2012-08-30 14:32
Lloyd, I apologize for my ignorance but any search I do here with that text comes up with nothing.
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2012-08-30 14:48
Got to the Buggy ID tab on the left.
Toward the bottom go to the "See the complete models list" and click on the "X"
Now go look at the 0005 buggy
"X" buggies have not had their manufacturer identified.
By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2012-08-30 23:09
Thanks Jeffrey, Didn't get home till now. I speak out of ignorance so someone correct me please. My thoughts on X buggies: The General area where most of them are found, would probably be where the "plant" was that made them. In searching for more info, Talk to some old timers of the area, Probably around my age 60 They are the ones, if they were into vehicles, would be most likely to give you more clues as to where the bodies were made and by who. Who knows, they may still be alive. Still lots of builders around today who made buggies.
Just my thoughts and I could be out in left field.
By Michael K 3381 Date 2012-08-31 14:53
Thanks a ton man, great job. I found it!
Is it worth anything I guess would be my next question. I have it on Craigs list for $1500, is that a stretch?
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2012-08-31 15:49
Not one of the biggies (Imp, Manx, Allison, etc), body only, in tough shape.....I wouldn't pay that but your area may be different.
There is a fish for every hook.
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