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By sean W 4314 Date 2015-02-01 18:35
Just found this Forum! Got this a couple years ago and Damn if it isn't the funnest! Had to hide it from the wife till I got it running but she loves it! I'm pretty certain it's a real Manx; tho I don't have a front sticker/badge or a serial tag! Want to strip the paint and gel coat it orange metal flake. (Boat Shop?) I'm sure I'll be pestering you Veterans on tips, pointers, how to do stuff and vendors etc.
By sean W 4314 Date 2015-02-01 19:51
can't seem to get pics to post they're too large or corrupted, sorry

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By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2015-02-01 20:00
Post them to a place like photobucket and then use that to get them on here.

Real Manx are hard to find. We will need pictures of the dash, front, rear, hood, and underside of the fenders.
By sean W 4314 Date 2015-02-01 20:30
K I'll try photobucket and see if that works.

By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2015-02-02 03:11
If they reside on your computer, you can resize them using Paint on a windows computer.  Generally about 60% works. Just another option
By sean W 4314 Date 2015-02-03 01:46
Got some pics up! Not much to look at as it is but I'll be addressing some issues soon, Alternator, leaky push rod tubes and a new oil pump...
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2015-02-04 14:26
Very very Manx-ish.

The tubes under the fenders look good. The dash looks right. The hood looks right. The holes drilled in the back for the brackets look good.

Any brackets attaching the body to the rear shock towers? Or maybe the two (or three?) small holes on the inner rear fender wells?
By sean W 4314 Date 2015-02-05 14:22
I'll Check and take some photos, when it stops raining!

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By sean W 4314 Date 2015-02-09 16:15
Here are the pics I took yesterday. I'm looking forward to working on this project and registering it in the Manx registry, Curious about a replacement ID tag and front badge. All part of the adventure!  
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2015-02-09 18:07
Were the front fenders cut? they look a little off.

Here is one of the original Manx rear brackets:


And the tubes (should be on both sides)


See what I mean on the front fenders?


These are the rear fender brackets:



And I assume the rear area looks like this:


If everything looks good you should definitely send it in to get verified. if Winnie does certify it as a Manx then the tag and badging is available from Meyers
By sean W 4314 Date 2015-02-09 20:46
Jeff, You have a VERY nice ride!!Thanks for the reference pics! Those will help with the rebuild. It may have been cut for clearance, I'm not sure, I wish I had an unmolested, brand new one next to it so I could compare them. I know I don't have the rear fender supports and my shocks are missing the bracket on the eyebolt shown in your first photo. Are those available? I have tubes on both sides (left side rear wire tube.jpeg). I'm not ready to strip it apart just yet, need to make room in the garage and I'll do more detective work then. I trust the previous owner and the history he told me: buggy was built in Cali a LONG time ago by his father in-law, they brought it up to Idaho in the late '80s. I'm puzzled by the MANX emblem on the back, the ABS dash, the support tubes molded in to the fiberglass on both sides "spare tire well" behind the drivers seat (like it could hold wheel!), the serial number plate location holes  All indicate it being a Manx, a lot of effort to pass off a fake. But I've been wrong before, could be I got just another knockoff! Oh well I'll try to enjoy it regardless! 

By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2015-02-09 23:07
You might be able to get the Manx parts directly from Meyers still. I am not sure. I just reproduced the rear ones. In my pic you can see the original one in the middle and the ones I fabbed up on either side.

Do you have three little holes where those brackets would mount to the body? Usually they are used when first built and then maybe filled if the brackets were removed for a restoration.

Either way enjoy it!

And by the way...you have a very nice shifter there.
By sean W 4314 Date 2015-05-12 14:43
Got it authenticated. It's real, as I knew it was but now I have the paper to prove in the event we ever want to sell. FYI, Found out that the only Dune Buggies Haggerty will insure are genuine Manx. 

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