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By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-11-07 04:05 Edited 2014-11-07 13:53
X-file 003,? 0031???Hi Larry from northern Ky anyone know the
Make of my buggy?

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By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2014-11-07 18:38
Might need a few more pictures, rear end, Dash, etc.
By LoCashJohn Date 2014-11-09 02:48
Looks really good whatever it is!! More pics, especially that windshield!!
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By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-11-11 20:38
Sorry I have problems adding most pictures
From my phone, but the windshield is off
Of a different body, but unique from what I
Have seen

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By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-11-11 20:42
Added some more pics guys any ideas???

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By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-11-12 03:21
Thanks man a lot of t.l.c in it & more time
Than my wife cared for. Definite dune buggy
Addict now, got a berry mini t lined up for the
Next project, hopefully a real paint job this
Time around
By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-11-13 03:41
OK GUYS! Thanks to glassbuggy/ member here, looks like my blue
Obsession is an Alabama Glitterbug. Any info or other
Pictures would be greatly appreciated
By glassbuggy Date 2014-11-15 13:56
Hold the phone....... Did you install that windshield from something else? I have a few bodies on file with that odd unit.
By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-11-15 17:03
Yes the windshield came from the red one that you said was the sand shark , the removable top and
the windshield that are on my blue buggy came off a different body( the red one)
It had the typical windshield that most buggies have
By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-11-15 17:06
Thanks again, in advance Glass , for your generous
time and effort helping me figure this out!
By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-12-02 00:16
So is that it? Alabama glitterbug?????
By glassbuggy Date 2014-12-06 15:16
Well to the best of my knowledge yes, however that windshield is very unique and I have some bodies on file with it that are unknown manufacturer. It could be your body was:  1) copied by that manufacturer 2) this body was assembled with a windshield frame found elsewhere 3)Alabama Glitterbug is the source of the unique windshield

I would call it an Alabama Glitterbug for now unless more info shows up, rarely do we ever get a smoking gun in determining the origins of buggy bodies unfortunately. The Alabama Glitterbug was an x file a year or two ago and until I happened upon a tagged body would have never thought it was even related to the Glitterbug family.
By glassbuggy Date 2014-12-06 15:26
oh, I just read your reply about the red Sand Shark. So yes call it an Alabama Glitterbug. As for the Sand Shark well I don't know that they are the windshield source but the majority of bodies I have seen with this windscreen are shark type bodies. Sand Sharks were copied by others as well, most notably by Apache. Apache later incorporated the windshield into the fiberglass making the windshield glass removable. It could be Apache is the source of this windshield at one time. Jury is still out, I don't have a pic of your shark handy, does it have a shield type emblem bump on the hood? That would be an Apache trait if so
By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-12-24 17:36
I know the location of the red one that we think is a sand shark which is where my windshield came from ,that is currently on my blue buggy the glitter bug, so next time I am out that way near my fathers I will try to get some pictures of that old Red sand shark?  and see if there's any identification on it.
By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-12-24 17:38
Hey Glass, I also just picked up a berry mini T I believe, if you could look it X-Files I am trying to get some pictures of it on there it will be my next obsession
By Larry R 3785 Date 2014-12-24 18:21
No on the bump/ emblem

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