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Turchan Industries Registry

Turchan Industries from Ontario, CA made the Super Shark, the Clam Digger, the Bandido and the Sand Shark.

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Bandido Registry

The Bandido was built for a full legnth chassis with two chromed tube roll bars intergrated into the body desighn. The windshield frame is supported inside the roll bar tubing on the front dash. The roll bar is also a large chrome tube. The side are ultra low for easy step in height. The Bandido used early 6V style VW headlight buckets mounted cross eyed into the front nose.

Super Shark Registry

Super Shark by Turchan Industries in Ontario, Canada.

This buggy has built in head light buckets and a one piece body. It was found in a barn in the New York area. This was X-0040.

 

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Body Turchan Super Shark. Original gel coat in exc shape.
Frame Corvair Frame from Turchan
Engine Corvair 140 with Empi two barrel. Was equipt with 4 singles, but did not come with the car.
I had a new carb so I made the adaptor to fit.
It runs really well with it.
Owner Keith Zickefoose of Tallmadge Ohio.
Front Tires/Wheels Mastercraft Avenger 235/60/14 tires with torque thrust wheels
Rear Tires/Wheels Mastercraft Avenger 235/60/14 tires with torque thrust wheels
Transaxle Corvair 4 Speed
Location Tallmadge Ohio
Contact 330-608-2511
Story Purchased on craigs in Michigan.Listed as just pulled from the barn and not running. Plates showed 1975 as last year stickered.
I drug it home, made the carb adaptor and bolted the carb on , changed the fluids and put a new battery in it. It took about 3 shots of ether and it popped right off and purred like a kitten.
After that I took the old rims and bead blasted them for new paint but decided to just mount the new tires and try that look. I liked it so I left them that way. After some elbow grease and fixing some bad grounds, You see it as it is now.
All original Super Shark right out of the barn.

 

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Body Turchan Super Shark. Original gel coat in exc shape.
Frame Corvair Frame from Turchan
Engine Corvair 140 with Empi two barrel. Was equipt with 4 singles, but did not come with the car.
I had a new carb so I made the adaptor to fit.
It runs really well with it.
Owner Keith Zickefoose of Tallmadge Ohio.
Front Tires/Wheels Mastercraft Avenger 235/60/14 tires with torque thrust wheels
Rear Tires/Wheels Mastercraft Avenger 235/60/14 tires with torque thrust wheels
Transaxle Corvair 4 Speed
Location Tallmadge Ohio
Contact 330-608-2511
Story Purchased on craigs in Michigan.Listed as just pulled from the barn and not running. Plates showed 1975 as last year stickered.
I drug it home, made the carb adaptor and bolted the carb on , changed the fluids and put a new battery in it. It took about 3 shots of ether and it popped right off and purred like a kitten.
After that I took the old rims and bead blasted them for new paint but decided to just mount the new tires and try that look. I liked it so I left them that way. After some elbow grease and fixing some bad grounds, You see it as it is now.
All original Super Shark right out of the barn.

 

Super Shark body, manufactured by Turchan Industries in Ontario CA

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Body Original paint
Frame Shortened 1962 VW Beetle
Engine 1200cc
Status Runs and drives
Transaxle 4-speed VW
Location Grand Blanc MI
Story I got this from a guy that said it ran great when he parked it. That it just needed a tune up and he had tried but now it just didn't run. Put points and plugs and set timing. It ran on one cylinder. Pulled off the valve cover on the non running side and the valve train fell out on the ground. One pulled rocker arm stud and one broken. Got some Bug pack head savers and fixed the rockers. Then found a stuck/burnt valve on the other head. Replaced the heads with some rebuilt ones.
It was quite faded so I spent some time cleaning it up and changed the small round headlights to some 79 VW Rabbit rectangular ones

Read more: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/4037256/1962-volkswagen-beetle/#ixzz2UArxxOOf
Previous Owner Some guy who didn't know much about VW air cooled engines. Or did he?

 

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Body Fiberglass - will adapt to VW or Corvair chassis
Frame Steel sub-frame
Engine 1600 single port engine
Status Vehicle is currently for sale
Owner Rick Carr, St. Petersburg, Florida
Front Tires/Wheels Slotted 15" steel wheels (painted) with hub cap
Location St. Petersburg, Florida
Contact Rick Carr 727-432-3000
Story This buggy was hidden away in a warehouse for over 40 years. It has had a frame up restoration, with the exception of the engine and transmission.

 

1965 Super Shark

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Body Body was designed to adapt to VW or Corvair chassis, Features new paint, new windshield, brushed aluminum dash, vintage VW Hurst shifter.
Frame 1965 VW Chassis
Engine 1600 single port engine with performance enhancements. Engine bore may have been increased to 1800cc.
Status Vehicle is currently for sale
Owner Rick Carr, St. Petersburg, Florida
Front Tires/Wheels Slotted 15" steel wheels (painted) with hub cap. New tires.
Link To view a photo slideshow of this dune buggy, please cut and paste this link into your browser: http://s1175.photobucket.com/user/Rick_Carr/slideshow/
Location St. Petersburg, Florida
Contact Rick Carr 727-432-3000
Story This car was stored in a warehouse for over 40 years waiting to be finished. The body was removed and a nearly frame up restoration was completed (with the exception of the engine and transmission. It's a blast to drive!