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By John S 2 Date 2008-02-18 03:30 Edited 2008-03-16 06:59
I would like to keep this thread running to get an idea of who is planning to give us a hand during the Mid America Motorworks FunFest '08 Dune Buggy Build.

If you are willing to help out, please let me know you area of expertise.

I will be trying to break everything down into areas and have project managers for each aspect of the build.

MAM has decided as our sponsor for the Event to provide the Build Team with T-shirts. So please edit your post and include a size shirt you need.
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
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By Rayth O 670 Date 2008-02-18 04:01
Hi John,   My strongest suite is Brakes.  I`m just there for whatever help you need.   My buddy Mike will be there (he wired my buggy, his, tons of old rods and starting on my Cimbria)  If you have a wiring diagram of your steering colum,  he will be there to help.
MidAmerica Funfest May 31-June 1 2008
THE buggy event of 2008, BE THERE!!!!
By dumbuggy man Date 2008-03-01 14:25
Hey John I am coming down with Raytho and mike will be glad to give a hand in any way that I can help.
By John S 2 Date 2008-03-09 22:31 Edited 2008-03-19 18:21
For dune buggy guys showing buggies and wanting to work on the project, I want to get a head count on how many cars I need tent side parking for?????
We will have Club parking available for the Dune Buggy Build !
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
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By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-03-09 23:49
Hi John, I will have my buggy there and will also be working on the build. :-) I'll take one of those neighboring spots if you please.

Thanks,
Jay
By John S 2 Date 2008-03-19 18:28
We are working on details for the Event.
We will need to have a formal list of builders.
Participants will need to sign in and out of the area.
There will be security provided and the general public will be roped off from the DBA gang as
we work on the project.

I will have the opportunity every two hours to make update announcements on the build.
That will keep the public posted on what we have accomplished and what we are doing next.

I have also confirmed our DBA seminar time as Sunday 10-11 am.
The Buggy Build will be featured during this time period and be a major highlight of the show.

I need to confirm 15 Wrench Hands ASAP. CLICK the Email us blue glitter button at the bottom left.
Send me an email and let me know if you are planning to help during any part of the Buggy Build.

Thanks again guys.
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
founder
By Rayth O 670 Date 2008-03-31 21:42
hey John,  Hows the volunteer list coming? 
MidAmerica Funfest May 31-June 1 2008
THE buggy event of 2008, BE THERE!!!!
By Brad D 886 Date 2008-04-25 00:01
Looks  like I will be there and if someone can point out what a Dune Buggy is then I might be able to bolt a few things on to help out.
By John S 2 Date 2008-04-25 05:16
Like this ?????  ;-) wink wink...nudge nudge... say no more....
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
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By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2008-05-24 15:24 Edited 2008-05-24 16:26
It looks like we will be bringing the Manxter S to the show.  We got it running last night.  We have a few more things to fix up, but we have all next week off to take care of that stuff.  The big deal was to get it running.

John - we plan to be in Effingham Friday afternoon.  If you want help setting up or anything esle, send me a PM and I will give you our cell phone # to contact us when we get there.  This is going to be quite an event!

Tom
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-05-25 02:14
Tom. I was wondering about how your Subaru swap was going and weather you guys would be coming out to the show. Last I heard you were going to try to make it. That's good news. I'm taking an overnight in Streetsboro, OH tonight, then I'm headed to IL tomorrow. I'm going to try to get my Subaru engine swapped in by the show.
Jay
By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2008-05-26 02:13
Hi Jay!

We got the car running on Friday night.  We haven't driven it on the road yet.  We'll do that tomorrow.  We are in the process of putting parts on the buggy (hood, bumpers, wheels, interior, pods, roof and a few other things).  We plan to be in Effingham on Friday afternoon.

Tom sent a message to you when he read your post on the Samba about the gas tank.  We have 2 spares and we were willing to part with one if you needed a tank in a hurry.  We see that you already took care of that issue.  Hope you are having a smooth and safe trip.

You're going to go Subaru while you are out in IL?  That seems hard to imagine.  We have spent all winter with this project and we are finally @ the point where we are up and running.  We also put a whole car together.  Good luck with your conversion.  We'll have to peek in on what you are doing.  See you soon.

Kathleen
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-05-27 04:22
Hi Kathleen.
I know... It's two days from the drive to Effingham for me and we just test fit the engine tonight. Tell me about hard to imagine! :-o

Actually, Paul from this site has a business Dune Engines LLC and he's been putting things together for the swap for a while now. I wanted to hide a radiator up under the body, but the room is just at too much of a premium. My original thought with the radiator was I would install a temp radiator on the motor just to get it home, where I could take measurements and order a custom radiator if I had to just to get it a little more hidden.

Saying the temp radiator is not show worthy is a stretch of the imagination. Its big and ugly. :-)

Aside from the radiator, if you can get past that... you might just be surprised at the rest of the engine and the quality of the components as well as the craftsmanship involved.

I hope you and Tom have a safe trip out and I'll see you at the show.

Jay
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