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By bugdust Date 2007-10-04 04:00 Edited 2009-02-06 23:28
Looking for an ID on the gold twin-scooped buggy. Pics in link.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v234/bugdust69/buggies/
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2007-10-05 04:10
Hi Bugdust - I have not seen a hood with dual offset scoops before.  Can you verify if those are part of the original hood fiberglass or were they glassed on later?



I wonder if John can give us a hint based on the dash.



Paul...
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Genom Date 2007-10-06 14:53
There is another one of these bodies shown at "Jeff's Garage", a site about dune  buggies. It is in the "unknown" section...

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By bugdust Date 2007-10-07 03:38
They are the same gold flake and appear to be original. I can look underneath maybe and see if I can see anything. I'm sure the tank is in the way but I'll look tomorrow.
By bugdust Date 2007-10-08 02:35
The scoops are definately original to the body.
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2007-10-08 02:49
The dash looks pretty unique too, with the molded in blank for the radio.

Jay
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2007-10-09 22:42
Check out this dash from our Dune Buggy Models gallery under the Glitterbug:



Seems like a match to the dash below, but the rest of the body doesn't match the Glitterbug.

Paul...
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2007-10-13 13:27
From John...

Paul,
That "Glitterbug" is a Glitch.
I think the PO called it a Glitterbug.
We have no documentation that has a Glitterbug with anything other than the center gauge area of that dash. Although I have found that some later bodies seem to have a radio bumps on the dash.
It could be a "Late" Glitterbug. The owner had no badges or other docs, that I recall. We left it there because he claimed it to be so.
John
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-04-29 18:45
HEY FELLAS! I believe this is also a Trophy Cars buggy. The dash is the same as X-44. Normally we try to be sure we have no duplicate X-files, but this one must have slipped through the cracks, because I see it as the same as X-44

Now, following this discussion about the Glitterbug Dash and Bart's information that X-44 was derived from Glitterbug, and it's all coming together no?

Jay
By Arno L 2154 Date 2010-04-30 01:30
Definately the Trophy Car.  i am attaching a phot of mine.  Previously X-44

By glassbuggy Date 2010-04-30 05:11
Jay, You going to Carlisle?
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-04-30 11:10
I wish I was able to go to Carlisle this year, but I will be in Texas (with the buggy) on the "CJ Pony Parts RT-66 Rally". I'm very excited about the rally. It's going to benefit the STEPHANIE SPEILMAN Breast canter research fund this year.

Jay
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