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X-Files - Un-identified Fiberglass Buggies Registry

Finally! A place to register your X-File Buggy. If you don't know the manufacturer of your buggy, add it to the "New X-Files" registry with some identification thumbnails. Once we get two or more identical buggies, we will create a unique registry for those entries and add them to the ID process. If we get a positive ID, the entries will move to the appropriate mfg registry

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Add your Un-identified Fiberglass (well - wood/metal/plastic/etc. are ok too) Buggies here!

 

Joe Poty El Lobo

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Body Joe Poty MFG. Co. East. Ser # 1495. El Lobo Style. Help needed in determining the correct body name and manufacture date.
Frame 1960 Type 1
Status Very early in a full restoration.
Owner Fred Perino
Location Canonsburg, PA
Contact osageorange@comcast.net
Story I pulled this buggy out of a goat field in Western PA. Intend to do a full restoration. I'm excited, this is my first build.
Clubs Washington Cruisers
Previous Owner "Buckey" the Goat

 

Uknown bodystyle, Three ridges in hood, round smooth lines

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Frame believed to be a 63 vw
Engine 1200 cc single port
Status summer time driver
Owner Jason M
Front Tires/Wheels 225/75/14
Mounted on old style slots
Rear Tires/Wheels 295/50/15
mounted on old style slots
Transaxle type 1
Location Tx
Story Bought this buggy about 6 years ago and began tinkering with it, this past winter i got it finished and street legal, it needs a little work here and there, later i would like to find a 1600 dual port to put in it.

 

Bob's ????

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Body Please help with ID!!

Single ridge down hood to a lic plate indent. Molded in bucket seats in rear. Flat fenders, squared rear with lic plate area. Hood and dash one piece.
Frame I'm told 1961 by po. Swing rear with link front.....all stock.
Engine SP 1600 pretty much stock
Status Runs and drives great! Lots still to do.............
Owner Bob Sanchez (So. Cal)

Transaxle Stock swing
Contact roblafd1@aol.com
Previous Owner Purchased from a guy in Corona CA.

 

xdansam

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Body Dont know what it is but its a nice buggy Ive had for 2 years now. Well done electricals and such. Suspension looks pretty new. No placs or serial #'s visable that Ive ever found. Was gold/orange metalic originally.
Frame Looks like a cut bug frame, ok shape. All metal.
Engine Just built a 1651 with bugpack heads and some hipo stuff, tri mil exh duel solex, runs like a champ, still breaking in.
Status Drives on nice days. I need to fab a top!!! Or trade it for a baja buggie :)
Owner Its all mine, event the bits that fall off LOL
Front Tires/Wheels Chrome 5 lug 165r15 street tires.
Rear Tires/Wheels Big ass 15x10 chrome 5 lugs and 265r15 off road tires.
Transaxle stock bug trans
Location Frankenmuth Michigan
Contact partmangr@hotmail.com
Clubs got one nearby? let me know.
Previous Owner Dunno.

 

Project

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Body Fiberglass. Check additional pics in the Forum "Dune Buggy ID Help needed - X-Files" Topic: Any I.D.ea
Frame 1962 shortened bug, link pin front end
Engine rebuilt DP, dual relief 1776, 1.25 Scat rockers, full flow w/spin on, converted to 12Volt alternator
Status In progress, will have full tube cage
Owner Pete Morgan
Front Tires/Wheels Wide 5 P235/60R-15
Rear Tires/Wheels Wide 5 P235/60R-15
Location Currently a swing, may convert to an IRS??

 

'65 unknown buggy

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Body Side panels look cool
Frame Full length 1965 pan
Engine 1600cc with progressive carburetor
Status Drives great
Owner John Haynes
Front Tires/Wheels disc breaks
Rear Tires/Wheels disk breaks
Transaxle New Freeway flyer
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Contact email deereater@comcast.net if you know the company and name of the buggy that made this one.
Story Anyone with information on the name of this buggy I have will be greatly appreciated. It sits on a ’65 full length pan, disk breaks, low mileage motor, new swing axle, and fun to drive. With so many fiberglass buggies on the web it’s hard for me to figure out the company that made this one.

 

BERMOCO # 0002

Body I beleive I have a Bermoco HTV buggy. I just got it a few weeks ago. Its pretty rusted up but the body is in great shape. I got it from a guy who was a shop teacher in Monterey Ca. He said the guy he got it from made it, it was the 2nd one they built, and they built it extra thick for racing. It is a 2 pc. hood, dash are one pc. and the windsheild bolts to hood/dash. I was told somewhere there was a tag stating my htv was #2. Sure nuf underneath on what looks like apc. of masking tape #0002. I've looked at the ads on your site, I just took a fiberglass roof off of mine looks identical to the one on the ad. My headlights are mounted to the fenders but not on any raised mounts like the photo in the ad, just holes drilled in the fenders not straight up but at an angle towards the hood. Plus the back of mine wraps around the back of the motor like none I've ever seen. Its a hatch that I don't have but I have someone looking for it. It came flush with the body and it still has a zues fastener on each corner. Something they would have for racing, for the quick access. They aren't kiding this body is 3/8th of an inch thick, and a half inch in someplaces. It also has 2 battery boxes, underneith rear seat area, Another race thing. Here's the I.D. number I guess the highway patrol stamped there, 4607245. It has Ca. blue plates # 425 BDQ. And it has 64 Impala taillights, one on each side. Me, and my buddy that owns a Manx both think its a Bermoco Race HTV Buggy. I'll send pictures as soon as I can. If you have any information on the owners of the co. or anyone that worked there, I'd like to talk to someone that knows about this car!
Frame V.W.
Engine building a 1600 for it
Status Gettin er done. Working on it!
Owner R. Ward
Front Tires/Wheels Craeger SS, buyin new tires?
Rear Tires/Wheels Craegers SS,buyin new tires?
Link stock
Transaxle Stock V.W. I beleive
Location red bluff, ca.
Contact kingofallRAIDERfans@yahoo.com
Story above
Clubs Not yet.
Previous Owner Bermoco Industries?

 

FiberTech "Manx"

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Body Side panels look cool
Frame Full length 1965 pan
Engine 1600cc with progressive carburetor
Status Drives great
Owner John Haynes
Front Tires/Wheels disc breaks
Rear Tires/Wheels disk breaks
Transaxle New Freeway flyer
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Contact email deereater@comcast.net if you know the company and name of the buggy that made this one.
Story Anyone with information on the name of this buggy I have will be greatly appreciated. It sits on a ’65 full length pan, disk breaks, low mileage motor, new swing axle, and fun to drive. With so many fiberglass buggies on the web it’s hard for me to figure out the company that made this one.

 

x0013

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Body 2 piece fiberglass
Frame 1965 Type 1
Engine 1600cc DP
Status Driven daily
Owner Keith D (AKA Bigtonkakid on the web)
Front Tires/Wheels 14x6 chrome Smoothie Cooper Cobra 215 60 R14
Rear Tires/Wheels 15x10 chrome Smoothie Cooper Cobra 295 50 R15
Link www.Tacomasrunner.com
Location Long Island NY
Contact Keith@tacomasrunner.com
Story I saw it online for sale in northern VT I took the drive with a few friends and did it 1 day. We got hammered with a freak snow storm on 4/11/07 12'' in 4 hours. The car was covered with ice and slush (see pictures on my link)
Clubs Long island Volkswagen Club www. livc.net

 

Spoiler maybe

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x-0039

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Frame VW pan
Engine 1600
Status Almost done
Owner Alma Jo Barrera

 

JSC (Johnny's Speed and Chrome) Buggy Body

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Body I picked the bidy up in SC back in December and have been making good progress ever since. Any history on this body? I have not seen or heard of too many of these.
Engine Stock 74' engine with dual webber 32/36 carbs.
Status Build in progress since December 2007.
Owner J Lawrence
Location Newport, NC

 

Kenn's bug

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Body this buggie has a ridge or scoop in the hood that starts at the front a little bit up the hood and then splits to a y at the windshield.and hood dash molded together also has battery box flat fenders a boss for the headlamps no raised area in hood for embelm or sticker.
Frame still trying to figure it out posibly 1970 pan with 1965 drums and 67 brakes has swing axel
Engine 72,1600 dual port with solex carbs as per casting#supposed to be a 2000 acording to the guy I got it from? have no idea what cylindes,crank heads
Status just purchased trying to locate wheel cylinders that fit all are 1 1/16 where they go in the back plate I need 1 1/8
Owner I am not real good so the dang computer made lots of entries hopefully some one will fix it
dig dirt bikeing and will use this buggy in grand junction co
Front Tires/Wheels crager? with spokes painted yellow 14" look like porche type styleing
Rear Tires/Wheels same except 15"
Story front left cylinder not carrying well carb was dumping fuel when I fired it up probly rings washed out the cylinder.
Previous Owner local junk yard had this for his wife and I worked him for 2 years to sell it to me.

 

Renegade

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Location Galesburg IL

 

TheGrasshopper

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Location Anoka, MN

 

Andy's unkown

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Body Unknown
Frame 1965 chassis
Engine Came with single port....now has dual port
Status Weekend driver
Owner Andy Fabricius
Front Tires/Wheels Center line rims
Rear Tires/Wheels Center line rims
Link Link pin front end and adjusters added
Transaxle Swing axle
Location Bradenton, FL
Contact Andy Fabricius - Minty226@aol.com
Story Acquired 15 years ago. Being towed to the junkyard and I purchased this from the owner for $100.00. This sat for 12 years and I finally put it together. Modified rear lights. Had '68 Camaro lights. Has wiring harness tube on the driver's side running to the rear. Has no ID tag. Body was metallic blue with metal flake. Hood scoop and side pods were not molded in. They are part of the car. If anyone can tell me what this is, I would appreciate it. Email me!

 

TheGrasshopper

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Body Maybe and X-0020? I don't really know.
Frame Built up on a 1961 Beetle frame with 14 inches chopped out of the middle.
Engine 1600cc air cooled.
Status She currently runs, but not very well. I'm going to take the time this winter to get it running and looking great.
Front Tires/Wheels 215/75/15 BFG Long trails
Rear Tires/Wheels 33x12.50x15 BFG All Terrains
Transaxle Four Speed swing axle transmission.
Location Anoka, MN

 

X-????

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Body Fiberglass
Frame Shortened 1961 Beetle pan
Engine 1200cc. Probably bumping up to 1500cc when I get it rebuilt.
Status Trans ripped out. Will be road worthy in a couple of weeks.
Owner Me.
Front Tires/Wheels 13" on Chevy (I think) mags.
Rear Tires/Wheels 13" on Chevy (I think) mags.
Transaxle Yes.
Location Oregon
Story Recently bought it and flat towed it home. Rear wheels locked up completely about a mile from the house. Working on getting another trans in it soon!
Clubs None.

 

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#A 001 Ranger?

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Body The body, dash, hood, battery box, are all one piece. Seemingly molded in a few pieces and the glassed together and top coated. The rear seat bottom is hinged and flips up to reveal a molded battery box.
Engine Stock 1500 Single port from the 67' bug it was built from.
Status It is in 100% perfect original condition, as found.
Owner Robert Ollerton
Location Wenatchee, Washington.
Contact rollerton@charter.net
Story I was tipped off by a co-worker about the location of this dune buggy.
It was built in 1971 on a 67' Chassis. The man who built it passed away in 1981 and it was then parked in the garage. It was only barely driven between 1971 and 1981. I have receipts that show the local VW dealership did much of the work on the build. The ODO reads 59k miles, and the 67' Sedan was crashed with 51k on it when it was 4 years old.
The original tires are like new, and are mounted on Appliance/ Pacer wheels. The engine is stock 1500 single port from the 67' sedan (I have a vintage single port Kadron set-up to install), every else mechanical is 100% stock also.

 

1962 buggy

Body Slim ridge down the hoods center with a odd size emblem plate pointed at top and round at bottom ?
The rear of body is extended out farther than a manx but it looks like the rear of a 66 Manx body.
Under the rear seat it has 2 Batterie box's. 6 point roll cage, tube bumpers front and rear, small rear spoiler
the buggy is painted a dark purple with black interior with a round aluminum fuel tank in the rear seat area.

Frame 1962 VW pan cut 14-1/2 inches, adjustable front end, rear swing- Axel.
Engine Built 1600 CC. dual webber 44 mm Carbs with K/N filters / progressive linkage competition exhaust.
Breather box kit, high torque starter, 8 mm wire kit, full flow oil pump,

Status Registered and driven weather permitting
Owner Vince, Roxanne, Cierra and Joey.
Front Tires/Wheels 15x5 two piece centerlines with radial tires
Rear Tires/Wheels 15x10 two piece centerline wheels with B.F.Goodrich Radial t/a's
Transaxle Freeway Flyer
Location Central Valley Modesto California
Contact vamaya@cnjcontr.com
1-408-590-5306
Story My 7 year old son and i have been building a 1966 Myers Manx buggy we picked up a few years ago. We were on Craig's list looking for parts and found this 1962 buggy for sale, so we called took a 320 mile round trip to look at the car and ended up bringing it home. The buggy looks a lot like a Manx from the side. We have been looking each night for the last week or so to see if we can I.D the buggy but so far no luck. if any can tell me what style the body is please let me know.
Clubs No club at this time but would like to talk to a club if any in the central valley Modesto area.
Previous Owner Car lot in Grass Valley, the owner of the car lot said the car was on consignment and the cars owner is on a long finishing trip ? Car lot owner said he would pass my number to the cars owner, hopefully the number will get past along so we can find out some history on the buggy.

 

1970 sirocco gt coupe

Body 1970 sirocco gt coupe
Frame 1963 bug
Engine 1600 cc pancake
Status runs great in restoration
Owner jeff smith
Front Tires/Wheels 235/60/15 tiger paws
Rear Tires/Wheels 235/60/15 tiger paws
Link price of his toys
Location cape coral ,florida
Contact jeffsmith37@embarqmail.com

 

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Unknown Body - Please Help Identify

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Body Unknown - Please help identify. Has diamond bump on hood.
Owner Bart Hoffman
Location Torrance, California
Contact Bart Hoffman, hoffmanbtss@gmail.com, 310-371-6809

 


 

Texas Pick Up ??

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Body Two Piece. Top is one piece and the Tub is Seperate.
Frame Short 67 or 70 type 1
Engine 1970 1600
Status Restoration in Progress....I am Going to Shorten the Bed,
Radius the Rear Fenders and Shorten and Lay back the Windshield.
Add a Roll Bar and Cover the Bed with Diamond Tuck Naugahide!
Front Tires/Wheels Going Retro here....Slotted Dish Mags!
Rear Tires/Wheels Going Retro here Too....Slotted Dish Mags!
Location Central Texas
Contact buggy@buckthirty.com
Story I just Got it in a Trade and Don't Know anything About it!!
Any Clues would Help! I have only seen one other with the Same
Hood but it was Not a Pick Up.

 

unknown buggy

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Body classic style with dark blue paint
Frame shorrtened vw with link pin front and a 3 inch tubular frame.
Engine 1600 dp
Status drives nice could use a little touching up
Owner john rhoades
Transaxle 4 spd
Location milroy pa
Story bought on ebay in nj

 

1968 BUSHMASTER

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Frame FULL SIZE PAN
Engine 1776CC
Status RUNNING PROJECT
Owner REED CRANE
Location NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS
Contact rcstorm_78155@yahoo.com
Story FOUND IN A GARAGE NEAR AUSTIN, NEEDED ALOT OF WORK, OLDER GENTLEMAN WANTED TO GET RID OF IT. I BECAME THE NEW OWNER.
Clubs SAN ANTONIO AIR COOLERS / VOSACLUB.ORG

 

Lost Bug

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Body Unknown make. Smooth fenders and hood. Rounded rear quarters, and tubes underneath the rear fenders (6 Inches long).
Status Needed restored. No cracks in fiberglass, spider cracks, chips or dings. Needs to be pressure washed and re-gel coated.
Owner William Rice
Location Florida
Contact William Rice
Dixiebillbbq@yahoo.com
Story Found in someones yard. Been sitting in the same place for 42 years. Same owner throughout.
Clubs Interested in joining any or all

 

Almost Finished Unknown.

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Body Smooth, rounded tail fenders. Rounded front fenders. Reinforcment tubes from front rear fender to beginning of rear fender on each side.
Frame 68 Volkswagon Beetle. Restored and shortened.
Engine 1600 new heads, pistons, jugs, bearings, valve cover and wiring. Header, Dual weber carberators.
Status Currently being restored, almost finished but needs identification.
Owner William Rice
Dixiebillbbq@yahoo.com
Front Tires/Wheels Original crome wheels and rims from 68 beetle
Rear Tires/Wheels Same
Transaxle IRS
Location Florida
Contact William Rice
451 Hunting Club Avenue.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Story Was to be my daughter graduation present. But body of beetle was wrecked in front so a new project emerged. Fiberglass body found in a friends back yard for 200 dollars. Restoration was started short after. My daughter and I have an ongoing bet on whether or not she will like the finished product. Im gonna owe her 300 dollars! It might be for sale in the future.
Clubs None but interested in any

 

Desert Fox - Spoiler

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Body Desert Fox Spoiler. In need of some fiberglass resto.
Frame Shortened VW.
Engine None.
Status In need of total restoration/updating.
Owner Larry Bell
Location Arizona City, AZ
Contact autopaint@inbox.com
Story Purchased 4/19/2009.

 

x files

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Body I know of 7 of these bodies
Frame tube frame, formerly 14" shortened pan
Engine 2332cc
Location Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Contact Brad - angenbrad at sasktel.net
Story These bodies have a hood that is exactly like a real Manx. The hood and dash are 2 pieces bonded together. They are flat through the center section and then kick up to the rear fenders. The rear cargo area is flat with a recessed battery box on the passenger side. The rear has a large removable engine lid. All the ones I've seen have used piano hinges and crate latches as hardware. I own 2 of these buggies, two buddies each own one and I know of 3 more.I've heard they were either made in Lethbridge or Winnipeg, Canada. The fibreglass is first rate, very well made with lots of strengthening boxing underneath
Clubs ssccracing.org

 

?? Le Tigre??

Body http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/548972.jpg
Frame 64 VW bug
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Status work in progress, runs strong
Owner Jeremy
Transaxle swing axle
Location Reno NV

 

SAND DANCER

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Body Has Dash Plaque SAND DANCER It is the Copper Colored One In The Fore Ground Has Nice White Vinyl Top With Oval Window in Rear
Frame 1967
Engine H code only stamped With no serial # High Performance With Dual DELLARTO Carbs
Status Going To Put On E Bay
Location Northwest OHIO
Contact whitehearse@rocketmail.com

 

30-30??

Body allied fiberglass fun buggy 30-30???? u tell me
Frame '66 type 1 shortened ? inches
Engine 1300 single port?
Status slow process
Owner jimmyP
Front Tires/Wheels ol school mags
Rear Tires/Wheels ol school mags
Transaxle swing axle
Location houston texas
Contact macgyver1200@yahoo.com
Story i just got this in january. thanks to DBA, John Shepard, i am now thinking it's an Allied Fiberglass Fun Buggy 30-30. it was guessed to be a full length pan in a recent magazine inquiry, but it has been shortened up some ,to what length i'm unsure. buying stock piles of stuff for it before i really start to tinker with it. just added the coil overs and exhaust for inspiration, lol. have old 'ol school 4 bolt mags i am gonna mount after the disc conversion front and adapter for back. 66 chasis i believe, vin 1-178-130-64 ? has a 019 dist. number 0231-129-019 i believe from 1955!??
Clubs not yet, lookin @ HVWC. very friendly group of people.
Previous Owner not sure as i have yet to look at title

 

ITS COOL in NC

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Body Body appears to be one piece, with a single ridge down the hood. It is possible that it was a two piece that has been glassed together, it is difficult to tell with the current paint job. It does have a full dash, with plenty of room for add-ons. It also has a license plate area on the front end
Frame The frame appears to be a 1961 pan, based on the steering wheel and turn signal wiring.
Engine The engine appears to be a 1975, 1600cc dual port by the serial number. It has been converted back to a single PICT 34 carb and has a pointless distributor
Status Currently the buggy is running well. I have completely rewired it, the wiring when I purchased it was not in the best condition. I have pulled the distibutor and cleaned it thoroughly and I will be rebuilding the carb this weekend. I have started chroming the engine out a little, that attached pictures were before I started the process. The body could stand a little work...it has some pits here and there.
Owner The buggy is currently owned by Thor and Kay Coole in Apex, NC
Front Tires/Wheels Front wheels are Cragar SS mags, they are a little pitted and could use some clean up
Rear Tires/Wheels Front wheels are Cragar SS mags, they are a little pitted and could use some clean up
Transaxle It has a swing axle that appears to be in good condition
Location Apex, North Carolina
Contact Thor Coole (919) 924-8936 or tcoole@nc.rr.com
Previous Owner The previous owner lived in Ohio and had the buggy in Fripp Island, SC when I purchased it.

 

Mountaineer

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Body Western Manufacturing Mountaineer
Frame 14.25 inch shortend floorpan
Engine Will be 1917 With dual webers
Status in progress
Owner Mike Macey
Mattawa, Washington
Front Tires/Wheels Yes
Rear Tires/Wheels Yes
Link None
Transaxle 67 swing axle
Location High desert in central Washington
Contact sirmongoose@smwireless.net
Story Traded for it with a baja buggy
Clubs None
Previous Owner Unknown

 

Mountaineer

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Body Western Manufacturing Mountaineer
Frame 14.25 inch shortend floorpan
Engine Will be 1917 With dual webers
Status in progress
Owner Mike Macey
Mattawa, Washington
Front Tires/Wheels Yes
Rear Tires/Wheels Yes
Link None
Transaxle 67 swing axle
Location High desert in central Washington
Contact sirmongoose@smwireless.net
Story Traded for it with a baja buggy
Clubs None
Previous Owner Unknown

 

Apache Buggy

Body Apache - Apache Automotive Plastics of Geneva, OH.
Model - Veenema-Wiege
Working on fixing the pictures
Frame 1964 VW Shortened
Engine 160 Dual Port
Status On the road
Owner Mark Oros
Front Tires/Wheels Maxima Radial GTS
Rear Tires/Wheels Perfomance Radial GT+
Link http://homepage.mac.com/threeringfarm/apache/Personal72.html
Location Trumansburg, New York
Contact snowbaja@oros.org
Story The body was manufactured by Apache Automotive Plastics of Geneva, Ohio. Although the company made several buggies, this body style was considered to be one of a kind and named Veenema-Wiege. The body was placed on a 1964 VW frame by the original owner. The story goes that the original owner built the buggy for his son, then serving in Vietnam, but upon his arrival stateside the son was not interest in the buggy and headed for the west coast. The buggy then sat in the original owners garage for a period of twenty +/- years until it was sold to a neighbor. Since the fuel and gas tank were ruined by this time, the second owner placed a gas container on the back seat and ran a hose to the fuel pump in order to drive about town. The buggy was sometime later sold to its third owner. The third owners son removed the original interior (purple vinyl and purple velour) and replaced it with black vinyl and two pinto seats. I believe that third owner may also be responsible for a lot of the chrome trimmings that are now outfitted on the engine. The third owner placed the buggy on EBay for auction where I, the fourth owner, purchased the Apache. Or so the story goes.

 

? dunebuggy

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Body Don't know
Frame 1957 pan shortened 14"
Engine 1963 "1200" for now
Status Restoration in progress
Owner Kurt Wagner
Front Tires/Wheels G70's front chrome slots (will be changing)
Rear Tires/Wheels N70's rear chrome slots (will be changing)
Transaxle 1963
Contact wagnerimprovall@hughes.net ,please let me know if you have any ideas what make it is.
Previous Owner The builder, from 1971

 

Unknown thick fiberglass buggy

Body 2 piece body, hood and dash are one piece. looks like a meyers manx without hood emblem. heavy duty fiberglass body. 2 indentations in rear seat area like a manx. shortened pan buggy. Original color was Red? ( thats the fiberglass color under its paint probably the gel coats color is red.)
Frame vw beetle
Engine 1670cc?
Owner I'm tyll and i'm restoring this bug to be my first car. I cant help but be curious as to what fiberglass body i have. Altogether i have 3 buggy bodies a deserter series 1, a spatz long, and this unknown heavy duty body?
Transaxle vw beelte
Location NJ
Story I found this buggy under a tarp in the rain, u know how the story goes... Now, i've been looking like crazy trying to ID this buggy. I thought it was a Bermoco buggy but it doesnt have that box tail section. It's really a thick body. It is a shortened pan dune buggy. It has two indents in the back seat section(like a manx).

 

Rough Terrain by

Body Found a sticker on body that reads
"Rough Terrain"
By Ace Auto Wrecking
and Fiberglass Mfg
827 McGincey - Campbell, Calif.
377-8505
Frame 67 swing axle
Engine VW
Status in restoration
Owner Jerrick Miller
Front Tires/Wheels Stock steel rims of dodge car
Rear Tires/Wheels chrome VW pattern wide dune rims
Location Fairview Montana
Contact millerjerrick@yahoo.com
Story Bought this from my uncles who had it in their barn for 20 years. Drove it for a few days till started smoking wires, upon investigation found all wires were blue and no fuses all direct wired, re wired it and drove it till left for college and now brakes are locked up so gonna do a disk brake conversion

 

Alameda Dune Buggy

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Body Alameda Body
Registered in 1970, street legal
Frame 1959 Chassis
Engine 1835 CC Dual Port with Dual IDF Carbs, mild cam
Owner Pete and Vanessa
Transaxle Early 1959 Transaxel
Location Sacramento, California
Contact peteandvanessa@starstream.net

 

Fiberjet Rough Terrain

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Frame Vw bug I think 1958
Engine Vw bug motor
Status Restoring early stages
Owner Mario Ramirez, Minnesota
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Contact amramirez@frontiernet.net
Story My wife bought it for me for my birthday, for $300.00

 

? dunebuggy

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Body Don't know
Frame 1957 pan shortened 14"
Engine 1963 "1200" for now
Status Restoration in progress
Owner Kurt Wagner
Front Tires/Wheels G70's front chrome slots (will be changing)
Rear Tires/Wheels N70's rear chrome slots (will be changing)
Transaxle 1963
Location Fountain Inn, SC
Contact wagnerimprovall@hughes.net ,please let me know if you have any ideas what make it is.
Story A new guy at work was hurting for money, and I picked it up for $300.
Previous Owner The builder, from 1971

 

Linton "Imp"

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Body Imp style
Engine 1973 1600 dual port
Owner Gary in Denver
gmoge@ecentral.com
Location Denver Colorado, USA
Contact Gary
gmoge@ecentral.com

 

http://photobucket.com/Aaron_2010

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Margarita Green

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Engine 1971 thru 1973 1600 DP not the original if pan is 1974, engine serial number begins "AE".
Status Start on 1st try, idles well. Worked out the accelleration flat spot.

FUN to drive! A lost era.
Front Tires/Wheels New basic painted metal rims with road tires
Rear Tires/Wheels New Basic painted metal rims with street rubber
Link http://photobucket.com/mwh98
Transaxle IRS
Location San Antonio, Texas
Contact Mark
mwh98@earthlink.net
Previous Owner Gave up a good thing......

 

Ridge hood, weird dash, classic

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Contact Miatav8@earthlink.net
Story Traded a pair of woofers to another kid in exchange in the mid-80s, then placed it behind my parents house for 20 years.

Classic Manx-style, shortened frame, ridged hood without raised area for hood emblem. Unusual dash. Raised area for VW Chrome license plate light. Spare on the left, battery on the right.

What is it?

 

My buggy

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Body 2 piece
Frame 68 bug shortend
Engine 1650dp
Status legalizeing it
Owner bn
Location wx, ut
Contact nbfs89@msn.com

 

1962 buggy

Body fiberglass body, all curves, no straight lines on it
Engine rebuilt, made into a big bore 1600 cc
Status runs decent but carb tends to sweat
Front Tires/Wheels steel rim 15/7 205/60 5 lug
Rear Tires/Wheels steel rim 15/8 245/60 5 lug
Location Chesterland, ohio
Contact Todd Nelson

mmtn04@yahoo.com
Story bought three weeks ago from a parents friend in southern ohio

 

Unidentified Buggy

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Body Any tips on what kind of buggy this would be appriciated!
Roadster T Body Style with dash molded into the body.
Frame It's sitting on a VW frame with a 6 volt system
Engine VW Motor-(1200 or 1300)
Status Everything works well.

 

Unidentified Buggy

Body http://s1010.photobucket.com/albums/af222/chris_ricker/?action=view&current=Buggy1.jpg
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Contact Email me at chrisricker1@vzw.blackberry.net any tips on identifying this buggy would be most appreciated!

 

bvienno

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Buggy 64

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Body Maybe a sand rover ???
Frame 1964 type 1
Engine 1600cc
Status Working on it, so i can get it on the road next year
Owner Jan nielsen
Location Denmark
Story im alwas wanted a beach buggy, så went to sweden to get this one
Clubs no not yet

 

1974 Rare Dune Buggy

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Body Rare buggy with custom cuts in the side to get in easily , made of fiberglass , i havent seen another one like this ,most of the parts are custom made hope u like it
Frame 1974 vw bug
Engine Vw 1600 , solex carburetor , high flow air filter , bosch components.
Status Workin fine but in pregress to make some modifications & upgrades.
Owner Ricardo Camberos.
Front Tires/Wheels Hankook K-406 185/55-15
Rear Tires/Wheels Firestone Indy-500 275/60-15
Location Mexico City
Contact camberosricardo@hotmail.com
Story I got it from my neighbors about 1 year ago and i've been fixing and upgrading it
Clubs Not yet

 

x-0039

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Body On the dash it has "White Wind" molded on the top Center on the Dash. Looks like a Spoiler or Desert Fox by Builders Equip. Inc. I would like to know when this was made and by who.
Frame 1970 VW pan
Engine 1600
Status Almost Done
Owner AJ Barrera
Front Tires/Wheels smaller than the back
Rear Tires/Wheels BIG
Transaxle IRS
Location Texas
Contact AJ Barrera
patchmongrel1@hot.rr.com
Clubs Killeen Air Coolers Gang
Previous Owner BJ. My neighbors dad had been working on this for a few years. Got fustrated and sold it to me.

 

Alberta Canada made

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Body This body was created by Stan Jevne in Entwhistle Alberta.
Stan passed away in 1990 and the molds were sold to some unknown person.
There was another mold up for sale in the Vancouver area. This mold was pulled from an original body and has been modified with a taller front hood to allow for a larger gas tank.
The body is unique as it has a Manx style front hood but the side rails are flat and merge up the rear fenders. The back has a engine cover that is on a hing. The bodies are thick and very well made.
The window frames were hand made using flat bar.
Stan also was making "cabs" for this body but few were made.

The amount of bodies made is unknown. It is believed under a dozen. The search continues.
So far original bodies have been found in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Frame Body was made for a standard length (shortened pan) chassis.
(Info on my buggy)
Frame is all my own work.
Narrowed front beam 2", I ditched the swing and welded in an IRS. Floor is CNC rolled and Laser cut.
10 point cage system tied into the rear wish bone. This car is SOLID!
Engine All new parts assembled by me. 1776cc. Aluminum block, Welded counterbalanced crank, Lightened flywheel, Dual Solex 40/44's, 009 dis. 110cam, It gets the job done.
Status Currently being driven in summer months.
The idea was to build the car and get it on the road seeing if anything needed to be reworked. The car has surpassed my expectations. I hope to one day tear it down, sandblast the frame and cage and get it powder coated.
Owner Brent Highfield
Front Tires/Wheels 145/65/R15s mounted on a 5" rim on the front (pushing the limits a bit.) The fronts are Smart Car tires pre 08 (In 08 they now have wider tires front and back).
Rear Tires/Wheels 245/60/R15s on the back mounted on an 8" wide rim.
Link http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=1761
Transaxle Trans is out of a Square back (IRS low gear ratio).
I took it apart years ago and installed steel shifting forks. Had it in my off road rail and is still holding together in this car ...so far.
Location Airdrie, Alberta Canada
Contact highfly@shaw.ca
Story I sold my 79 Chevy short box step side pickup that I bought when I was 15 to fund this build. I had my fun with it as I grew up. That truck kept me away from alcohol and drugs as I put all my money into it. It was very hard to let it go as it was in beautiful shape but It just sat there for years on end. I came to the realization I was never going to be able to afford the 572 big block and 6 speed trans for it so got real and started to look for another project.
I found this buggy locally and picked it up with the intension's of going to town on it. I missed fabrication and needed to get my hands dirty, get my brain working again. A tube bender was bought. I've never used one before but was looking forward to the challenge. I enjoyed building this car immensely and love the fact I can answer YES to the people that ask "Did you build this car".

 

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Body unknown ,please help id
Frame shortened pan with 2 inch square tubing body spacer
ball joint adjustable front beam
Engine 1835 cc with dual weber 44's
Status currently replacing stock tranny broken last month at drag strip .waiting for new pro comp tranny to arrive.
Owner william bradley
Front Tires/Wheels 5x15 indy aluminum slots
Rear Tires/Wheels 12x15 indy aluminum slots
Link http://s648.photobucket.com/albums/uu203/bilbobug/dunebuggy/
Transaxle irs transaxle with bus axles and cv joints
Location yutan,ne.
Contact lv34652@windstream.net
Story my youngest son bought body and pan 2 years ago and we shortened the pan 15 inches and started
building.then he lost interest a year ago so i bought it from him and built myself quite a quick little toy.
i have new scat 2332 cc with dual empi 48's sitting in the garage waiting for the new tranny.
i was doing low 10's in the 1/8 mile with the 1835 and a stock tranny,
Clubs omaha vw club

 

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what is it

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Body looks like maxi taxi doors have never been cut out no spot on grill for logo go to http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f169/davethewelder/
Frame 1960 bug un cut
Engine 40 hp
Status run great
Location macomb co,michigan
Contact barbret@comcast.net

 

x0067

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Body Hood and dash are molded together and are separate from the body. Square Fenders and a box back. The box is cut off but I have it. The hood has a ridge.
Frame 1956 VW Bug, shortened
Engine None at this time
Status Very Broke
Owner Bruce Clark
Transaxle Not a '56. I haven't gotten that far yet.
Location So Cal
Contact bruce@SuperPartsUSA.com
Story I have tentatively ID this as a Safari Trail, after finding one on the Samba Gallery, I did some more research and it seems to be the same one.
Previous Owner From So Cal area.

 

mean Gene's dune buggy

Body full length 4 seater Irwin Wrangler
Frame 67 beetle stock chassis
Engine 1600 stock VW with dual solex 30/32 carbs
Status body is ready to mount to chassis
Owner mean Gene
Front Tires/Wheels 13 inch on 4 slot American mags
Rear Tires/Wheels 14 inch on 4 slot American mags
Transaxle stock 67 transaxle
Location Abraham Lincoln's home town
Contact mean Gene
Story none
Clubs none
Previous Owner none

 

spoiler by desert fox

Body spoiler by desert fox
Frame 1968 vw
Engine 1600 single port
Status for sale
Owner Mark Richardson
Front Tires/Wheels goodyear eagles
Rear Tires/Wheels BFG's
Link ???
Transaxle stock
Location Morongo Valley
Contact Mark 208-290-7427
Story Got it in Lake elsinor California
Clubs No
Previous Owner James and Patty Nelson

 

Cobra


 

Buggy ID

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Body Can't ID body,
Frame 59 shorten chassis
Engine 1600cc
Status In process of rebuilding

 

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X-0048

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Body very close to a manx but hood is different.
Frame Shortened VW beetle pan
Engine VW based 2054cc with duel 44 carbs,120cam,and a lot more!!
Status burning up roads daily!!
Front Tires/Wheels 18" wheels
Rear Tires/Wheels 18" wheels
Link http://s1143.photobucket.com/albums/n639/69buggyrider/
Transaxle freeway flyer
Location nc
Contact if you have any info on this buggy PLEASE email at
keepnthefaith01@yahoo.com
Story need help to ID it.

 

Greg Jacobs

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Owner Greg Jacobs
Front Tires/Wheels 5x205 15x10 front
mickey Ts on all corners
Rear Tires/Wheels 5x205 15x8 rear
Transaxle rancho pro street 4.12
Story can officially proclaim that the last 5 months of spinning wrenches with my dad have yielded positive results! I know most of you are thinking who is this idiot? Where did he come from? Why am i reading this??

Because you too have the sickness...

So I had a dune buggy when i was a teenager. My dad and I had it on the side of the house. We spent a summer trying to get it running and totally failed. I ended up selling it for 300 bucks the following year.

So...then comes along this little 1964 blue dune buggy. I get a big hard on to complete something with my dad and I buy it. We spent the last five months replacing everying we found wrong with it. The list was longer than we had expected...and we got a bit overboard on this project.

new motor 1915 low bugget motor built for forced induction use
new transaxle rancho pro street with all the goodies
4 wheeel disk brakes
new electrical cb pro mag II
new carpets
new wheels and tires 15x8 Front 15x10 Rear
new shocks
new dash and guages
new gas tank
new fuel lines
new brake lines
new brake master
new T handle short throw with the reverse lock out button
new pedal assembly
new cables for throttle/clutch

Engine is a monster from lowbugget.com. It is setup for turbo use. For now we are running dual weber 44 IDFs to break it in. Then we are gonna go with a CB Turbo EFI kit. Its amazing to drive. The motor starts to really feel light when it gets the air it wants...it wants that forced induction. The power to weight ratio is unreal. Very quick little car.

Now we are gonna build the roll cage. This project has turned into a few decades of lost ansgst all rolled up into a hole I have poured my wallet into.

We are having a blast doing it....in the end....thats all that counts...

I am gonna post some before and after pics tomorrow....

Anyone need a kidney? I have one for sale to pay off this project!!!

The motor has been properly broken in on a dyno. We slapped it in and just got back from our first ride. She now has 147 miles on the ODO.

IT LIVES!!!

I cant stop smiling.
Previous Owner Some real nice guy in northern california

 

1967 California Special???

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Body Fiberglass with gold flake paint. Truck style bed with removable hard top and a small hatch back on the hardtop. Flat fenders. Double hood scoops. Double headlight buckets molded into hood with a very dramatic aluminium grill.
Engine 1600 cc VW
Owner David Chow of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
Front Tires/Wheels 15 inch with disc brakes
Location Saskatchewan, Canada
Contact David Chow (306) 691-5418
Story Trucker from Victoria Canada bought it while in California in the late 1960's early 1970's. Stored in a crate for many years before being built. Passed to nephew in estate then to me through an auction house. Bought it in mid july of 2008 but can't seem to identify the heritage of this unique buggy. Original owner referred to it as a "California Special" but so far I have been unable to confirm what it really is. JUST DISCOVERED IT IS A FIBER JET BEACHCOMBER. SAW ANOTHER ONE ON YOUR FORUM DISCUSSION PAGES. THANKS!!
Clubs Original builder/owner member of Victoria Volkswagen Club
Previous Owner Armond Prod, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 

Action MiniT

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Body Action Mini T
Frame Shortened 1964 VW
Engine 1971 VW 1600 Dual Port w/Racing Cam
Owner Butch Mays
Front Tires/Wheels P205/60 R15
Chrome Wheels w/Baby Moons
Rear Tires/Wheels P275/60 R15
Chrome Wheels w/Baby Moons
Link http://s893.photobucket.com/albums/ac136/butchmays/1964%20VW%20Dune%20Buggy%20-%20Action%20Fiberglass/?action=view&current=100_3748revised.jpg
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Transaxle Original 1964 VW
Location Franklin, TN
Contact butchmays@comcast.net
Story I bought the buggy after it had been built and recently rebuilt with new top and new paint! I have done a few little things since I have owned it.
Clubs Al Menah Shrine Motor Corps Dune Buggy Unit

 

11/07/07

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Body Fiberglass Green Metalflake Convertible top I am told that my buggy is a 1971 Sand Dancer built in Webberville Mi
Frame Shortened 1964 vw chassis
Engine Originally 1964 6 volt 40 hp currently 72 1600 dualport 60 HP
Status Ed. Need more photos - Paul... Don't know how to send photos
Front Tires/Wheels 14 inch Mags
Rear Tires/Wheels 15 inch Mags
Link Stock
Transaxle Stock
Location White Lake MI
Contact gcook123456@yahoo.com Gary

 

Gold bug

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Body http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w425/cootchecop/Bug.jpg
Engine http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w425/cootchecop/Bug.jpg

 

Welch Fun Car?

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Body The body's only really distinguishing feature is the enormous gauge pod on the hood. Big enough to hold 3 small gauges side by side. Quite tall too.
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Story The previous owner was under the impression it was a Welch Fun Car, which makes sense since the company was in town (I'm in Salt Lake City). The only info on WFC's I've been able to find is on this site, that orange one posted which has a different hood. Mine does have the exact same front signal and tail lights as that car though. Yankee's front and back. I don't know if these were common on a lot of buggys but if not, would be good evidence to support my theory.
Clubs Salt City Air Coolers - SCAC est. 1989

 

Welch Fun Car?

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Body The body's only really distinguishing feature is the enormous gauge pod on the hood. Big enough to hold 3 small gauges side by side. Quite tall too.
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Story The previous owner was under the impression it was a Welch Fun Car, which makes sense since the company was in town (I'm in Salt Lake City). The only info on WFC's I've been able to find is on this site, that orange one posted which has a different hood. Mine does have the exact same front signal and tail lights as that car though. Yankee's front and back. I don't know if these were common on a lot of buggys but if not, would be good evidence to support my theory.
Clubs Salt City Air Coolers - SCAC est. 1986

 

DUNE CYCLE

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is this a kar touring tub ?

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Body fiberglass titled as 1969 dune buggy
Frame 96" wheelbase floorpans same amount of floor space in front and rear sections
Engine 1,600 cc motor has a 1973 motor
Status runs great just did a complete brake job all stock and drum stops great.
Owner Ben Sturgell
Front Tires/Wheels 15" tires on 5 lug Chevy wagon wheels on vw 4 lug drums with adapter plates
Rear Tires/Wheels http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af333/ben512v/buggy%202012%20this%20is%20a%201969%20Kar%20Touring%20T/Dscf1190.jpg
Link IRS
Transaxle Kenton Ohio
Location ben512v@gmail.com

419 673 0382 if you can verify the correct body style or i would like a fiberglass top for it and where can i get one ?
Contact i have had a few buggys over the years and this one rides like a cadilac it has a long wheel base i think it is 96"
Story no clubs in this area closet one is 3 hrs away
Clubs is from michagan i live in ohio
Previous Owner thanks for any info

 

tuff tub

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Body fiberglass
Frame vw stock frame
Engine 1,600 cc 46 hp.
Status runs good
Owner bennie sturgell
Front Tires/Wheels chevy bolt pattern white wagon wheels
drum brakes
Rear Tires/Wheels chevy bolt pattern white wagon wheels
drum brakes
Link ball joint
Transaxle IRS
Location Kenton Ohio 43326
Contact ben512v@gmail.com

 

Action Roadster Mini T

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Body Action Roadster Mini T
I Think Mfg: Action Fiberglass of Calif: ????
Year ????
Has No Tags /Plates on body that i can find so far
It has the flat bottom windshield and the flaired up back
I will add more picture soon
I Check in the Buggy ID section and thats were i found my information
Frame 1966 VW Shortened Pan/w ball joint front end.
It Looks to be Mfg: in 10/1966 a split year for Vw.
UK Historic Tax Class has per vin#.
Vin# 11735xxxx
Engine 10/1966 Vw 1500cc single port, Headers, 009 dist;
Pretty much Stock i do not know if any motor compoents have been changed
IE pistons, jugs, cam, crank, etc.
ID# H0499034
Status Just Bought 9/12 it is Ruff and Rusty but a complete turn key Runs & Drives Great
I am going to start the off frame rebuild next summer 2013 I have alot of great ideas
But till then i am going to have fun
I will post step by step of the rebuild after i get started with alot of pictures
Owner Corny & Iszy
Front Tires/Wheels 14" mag wheel there are wheel adapters on there now 5 wide to 5 chevy
Not sure actual tire size
Rear Tires/Wheels 14" 60 wide mag wheel there are wheel adapters on there now 5 wide to 5 chevy
Not sure actual tire size
Transaxle 10/1966 swing axle std 4 speed trans
Location San Bernardino Mountians Calif:
A Great Place for Buggys 700 plus miles of off road trails in the mountians
And a short trip to the Beach or Hwy 1 west coast oh ya!!!!!
Contact crfiremech@gmail.com
Story My wife as been wanting a buggy for a long time, I Started looking Back in 7/12 on Craigslist and found Are first Fiberglass buggy this one i like because of the Unique Model T Style / and the Hot Rod Look
Now i find myseft still looking for more i think i have the Vw Buggy Fever i am looking at buy a couple more that i just found the other day. I would like to get a Barry T 4 seater or a Maxi Taxi next
After i finsh this first one i would like to put in a buggy Show sound's like so much Fun
Clubs No Clubs at this time maybe in near future
Previous Owner Laura from Brea Way Cool Lady!!!!!!!
She really did not want to sell but needed money
My Lucky Day

 

Toms mystery buggy

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Body One piece body, clamshell fenders and lights in fenders.
Frame 64 chassis
Engine 1600 dual port
Status Presently restoring. Only one change to body from stock is removing gas tank hatch from hood area for cleaner look. Installing spun alloy tank in rear.
Owner Thomas Tucker
Front Tires/Wheels Classic Alloy Slots
Rear Tires/Wheels Classic Alloy Slots
Transaxle Swing
Location Locust Grove, Va. USA
Contact TOPFUELRRR@AOL.COM
Story Found her on Craigslist. From the pics I knew she was rare. So I went to check her out and bought her on the spot.
Clubs No clubs yet

 

Unknown

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Body http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/onesmoothhead/media/image6_zps21917d7e.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=6
Engine http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/onesmoothhead/media/image-2_zpsb1d4ea11.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=4
Owner Kevin Lederer
Front Tires/Wheels http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/onesmoothhead/media/image-1_zps089285fb.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=5

Under body Driver side
Rear Tires/Wheels http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/onesmoothhead/media/image-2_zpsb1d4ea11.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=4
Location Los Lunas, New Mexico

 

It's a Welch Fun Car but what model or year?

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Body Two piece body also not the "running boards"
Frame Unknown year pan
Engine 1600 early 70's bus dual port
Status Full restoration.
Owner Brian & Arlene Farrar
Contact lamp4myfeet@live.com
Story purchased from a friend in Oregon. He put a new clip on the front end with disc brakes but never did much else. Full resto in progress. It needs a tons of work...

 

Unknown Buggy

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what is it ??

Body shortened pan
Frame Side pods built in(hardly look removable, dash attached to hood,
Engine none present
Status gearing up for long overdue restoration
Location Southern California
Story purchased 25 or so years ago, & now its time to get on it.
Previous Owner old man in Santa Fe Springs

 

Scorpion GT

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Body Fiberglass 2 seater
Frame Full length VW
Engine VW Aircooled
Status Identified over at The Samba by numerous members.
Owner Unclebill
Front Tires/Wheels Ford pattern adapters on VW
Rear Tires/Wheels Same
Link http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=427596&highlight=scorpion
Transaxle VW
Location Vermont
Story These were built by a company called VW GT Conversions Inc. in Connecticut verified by the builder's son in law. I have pictures of 2 unbuilt bodies I have since purchased, and one complete car that another Samba member owns.

 

Unique III LTD

Body Unique III LTD - without molded-in splashguards
Status Working on it!
Owner Don Vee
Location Wilkes-Barre, PA
Story I picked this up in Florida 12 years ago, sat in storage since then, decided it's time to do it up! Looks exactly like the Unique III LTD, but without the molded-in splashguards. No, there is no evidence of them being cut off, either. One other LTD I saw online also did not have the splashguards. I think they may have been an option.

 

Boon Docker

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Body Looks like a Manx with a scoop on the hood
Frame 61 VW Beetle
Engine 1700...we think
Status Running. Currently in garage getting a disc brake conversion.
Owner Dave Ward
Front Tires/Wheels Custom Mags brand unknown
Rear Tires/Wheels Custom Mags brand unknown
Transaxle Yeah....it has one....don't ask me which one!
Location Anaheim CA
Story Dads friend built the car in the San Fernando valley sometime in the 60's. Dad bought it from him in mid to late 70's. We never knew exactly what kit the friend bought / built (dad never asked). We always called it the "Manxish". Dad drove the car as a daily driver in Redondo / Hermosa Beach area for YEARS. He retired to a vacation home in Mexico. He drove the car daily there as well. It spent 12 years on a Mexican beach (what a life eh!) When dad passed The Car went to me.....to carry on the tradition. The car will now drive daily in Huntington Beach CA. Pictures here http://s879.photobucket.com/user/feedingjoey/library/Boon%20Docker?sort=3&page=1
Previous Owner I believe his name was Bob Parker.

 

** Plastics in Utah?

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Contact Rick B. (tirekikr@gmail.com)
Story Looking to buy this DB. Wonder if anyone has the scoop on this manufacturer and body style. No luck so far on internet searches.

 

My Buggy

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Body Stamped Kingston Plastics
Frame 1960 VW
Engine 1957 1300
Status In lots of pieces all over the house.
Aug 2015 ready for the road
Owner Dave
Front Tires/Wheels Currently SS pickup I think. Got some Chevelle's to go on.
Location Ontario Canada
Contact samdave73@yahoo.com
Story Any details on Kingston Plastic would be appreciated.
Previous Owner Bought this off the cousin of a farmer who inherited it.

 

bronick65

Body One piece
Frame Shortened 16 inches
Engine 1641
Status Under rebuilding
Transaxle Closed
Location Ellijay Georgia

 

Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me ID this Dune Buggy.

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Frame 1964 VW
Engine 1600
Story This Dune Buggy was built in 1969 and has remained all stock and in storage for the past 30 years.

 

Houston Fiber Craft

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Body Single piece body, 1971
Engine 1915 modified for more power
Owner Kris and Angela Witherby
Location Perryville Missouri
Contact 5737680599
Story WE bought this buggy 4 years ago. I fell in love with it. Tore it a part and rebuilt it to make it right and exactly what we wanted. Custom flames with 1990 chevy yellow paint.

 

My Grandfather's Buggy

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Body Dune buggy that my Grandfather owned before he passed , it was sold as part of his estate. I remember it was a four-seat, greenish,fiberglass, with a "Flintstones" like white top. It has a Hood Ornament that resembles a Ford Model A hood ornament and a Ford metal grill.
Contact DanMalden@aol.com

 

X-0020

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Body ???
Frame 1959 Cut down Beetle
Engine 1600cc duel port w/ EMPI 2 barrel carb
Status Runs like new
Owner Joe
Location Bunker Hill IL
Contact firebotter@yahoo.com
Story I bought this car from my father last year. He has had it for several years. It ran decently enough to get down the road. After a little love and a face lift, she runs great! I drive it every weekend (when the weather doesn't keep me inside). Dad never could figure out the body on it though. i have a a lot of the same headaches when using the ID link. One part matches, but another is different. Looking for a little luck here.
Clubs Great River Road Dune Buggy Club, Manx Club
Previous Owner Mark B.

 

Can anyone help ID?

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Jim Darr

Body Unknown
Frame Volkswagen
Engine Volkswagen, unknown size (1100cc?)
Status Good condition, currently not running and in storage.
Owner Jim Darr
Location Pennsylvania
Story Built for John Amsley in 69 or 70. Sons took it to California then returned years later. Offered to a gentleman that helped build it and then passed along to my father that also helped build it. Eventually passed to my brother then on to me.
Previous Owner John Amsley (original owner)
John Amsley's sons
Co-builder (unknown name)
David Darr Sr.
David Darr Jr.
James Darr

X-0001 Registry

Waiting for pictures before we can fill in the description.

 

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X-0003 Registry

X-0003 has a wide ridge running up the center of the hood with a large oval bump on the very front for an emblem. The front fenders are flat. The tail is a classic box.

 

Unknown

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x-0003-2

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Body x-0003
Frame Un-cut VW pan
Engine 1600
Owner Brad Rice
Link Photo Gallery
Location Kansas City, MO
Story This is one of my many projects, I hope to be able to spend time on this one over the winter. The main reason for this purchase was the wheels.

X-0004 Registry

X-0004 has a large oval opening in the front of the hood reminding us of a Cobra. The rest of the hood is smooth. Fenders are standard flat in the front and the tail has a large box with rounded sides. It could be called a double box as there is a faint outline of a second box.

X-0005 Registry

X-0005 has headlights built into the front of the fenders, an opening hood and a flip up tail. The center of the dash extends all the way down to the original tunnel.

 

'63 buggy

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Body All fiberglass. Hood opens, uses original (as far as I can tell) Beetle hardware, lights, etc.
Frame Uses the 1963 Beetle frame.
Engine Original 1200cc 1963 engine.
Status Currently not running, but hopefully will be!
Front Tires/Wheels The guys who built this put Chevy adapter plates on, and the wheels are from an old Corvette (not sure the exact vintage - late 60's I think)
Rear Tires/Wheels See Front Wheels/Tires
Transaxle Stock Beetle ('63)
Location Vermont
Story The guys who built this had the beetle, rolled it, and decided to make a buggy out of it (only the roof was crushed). I bought it from them in 2006(it had last run in '84).

X-0006 Registry

X-0006 is reportedly a 3 seater - 2 up front and room for one in the back. The dash looks unique in that it has a rectangular center section that seems lower than most.

 

58 3 steater dune buggy

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Body I cant find any info on this type of car. I was told its an original, however it does not have the emblem. It is registered as a 58, and I was told its on a 52 frame. It is the only 3 seater I can find. I would greatly appreciate any answers as to what this is. Thank you.
Contact jason
jjwon@comcast.net
Story Bought it from a friend who found it and only had it for a month. Runs great, lots of fun, very fast, climbs anything. I love this car, even though I'm not to sure if its a real manx.

X-0007 Registry

X-0007 has a unique hood with a rib that goes halfway up but then flares out into a big V shaped "scoop" but it's not a scoop.

The rear fenders are very distinctive and lack any kind of ridge between the fender and the inner body.

This may be a Fiber Jet Rough Terrain.

 

V nose Flat Rear

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Body Unknown. Distinctive rear fenders with no ridge or lip between the fender and the seat tub. Hood features a rib that goes into a large triangular raised area. Large flat fenders all the way around. Aluminum diamondplate sides over and supporting the fiberglass to give about a 5" body lift.
Frame Custom Tube Chassis, VW Ball Joint front and Swing axle rear.
Engine Originally a 1776vw with dual dellortos and a 110 cam. Recently upgraded to a stock 2.3Turbo ford motor but still working out a few cooling issues.
Status Frequently driven in the dunes, when running it's my primary vehicle but currently is undergoing some upgrades (new pedals, new clutch, new motor, new suspension.)
Owner Jason Hitesman
Front Tires/Wheels Centerline wheels, 7.00-15LT "Power King" "Super Traction" tires of unknown origin.
Rear Tires/Wheels On road: Centerline wheels with 30x9.50R15LT Dayton Timberline A/T tires.

Dunes: STU 13.50 paddles on douglass rims.
Link Recent Upgrades
Day I bought it
First taste of sand
Transaxle Type 1 swing soon to be upgraded to 009 bus.
Location Yuma, AZ
Story The car was originally titled in AZ before moving to CA where it lost it's pan and was retitled before moving to NV. I bought it from the owner in NV and brought it back to AZ. The sides are made of diamond plate aluminum and act to give about a 5" lift to the body as the fiberglass ends well above the "pan". Since I live about 20 minutes from the Imperial dunes it gets driven in the sand a lot but I've kept it street legal and when all is well with it it's my daily driver. Right now however it's undergoing a major motor swap from a 1776vw to a 2.3 Turbo Ford. (Still dealing with some radiator and clutch issues.) Soon I'll also be swapping in a bus transmission and some beefy trailing arms to help deal with my driving in the dunes ;)
Clubs YumaDuners
ASA
GlamisDunes.com

X-0008 Registry

Looks like it had a flat dashboard and has the gas tank fiberglassed under the hood. The hood is part of the body. Also back of buggy body comes down very low and has a door to gain access to the engine .

 

manx style ?

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Body Fiberglass, all one piece, backseat flat, no step for battery, flat dash panel, gas tank built into hood, back of buggy comes down very low, no pvc pipes or loop under fenders, built in buckets for headlights, rib down center of hood, windshield mounts
Frame 1960 short pan
Engine newer 1600 dp
Status being repainted now
Owner Russ Hislip
Tampa, Florida
Front Tires/Wheels 14" F-70
Rear Tires/Wheels 14" F-70
Link Grandpa Crotch Rocket PhotoBucket Gallery
Location Florida
Contact ztuggs@yahoo.com

X-0009 Registry

This buggy has square fenders and a flip up tail. The hood is missing on the first example, so no details are available on it.

 

x-0009

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Body not sure, never seen a nother one like it (until now on here) that's why i like it.
Frame shortened vw 14 1/2 inches
Engine 1641 dual port totally rebuilt
Status just got back together so i can drive it for the summer
Owner frank fronsman port washington , ohio
Front Tires/Wheels 14' allumium slots, mud tires
Rear Tires/Wheels 15' allumium slots, 31' mud tires
Transaxle swing axle (for now)
Location ohio
Contact frank
frankfronsman@hotmail.com
Story bought the body for 35 dollars, needed alot of work, got most of it done. pieced together the rest. every thing mechanical is new. totally rebuilt engine. got it almost done just to find i dont like how it turned out so i am going to build a new irs frame for it this winter. just decided to keep it how it is and look for another body to put on my new frame. just can't see tearing apart a good running buggy.
Clubs looking to join one in ohio. if i can find one half way close, email me if you know of one...

 

x-0009

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Body not sure, never seen a nother one like it (until now on here) that's why i like it.
Frame shortened vw 14 1/2 inches
Engine 1641 dual port totally rebuilt
Status just got back together so i can drive it for the summer
Owner frank fronsman port washington , ohio
Front Tires/Wheels 14' allumium slots, mud tires
Rear Tires/Wheels 15' allumium slots, 31' mud tires
Transaxle swing axle (for now)
Location ohio
Contact frank
frankfronsman@hotmail.com
Story bought the body for 35 dollars, needed alot of work, got most of it done. pieced together the rest. every thing mechanical is new. totally rebuilt engine. got it almost done just to find i dont like how it turned out so i am going to build a new irs frame for it this winter. just decided to keep it how it is and look for another body to put on my new frame. just can't see tearing apart a good running buggy.
Clubs looking to join one in ohio. if i can find one half way close, email me if you know of one...

 

X-009 unknown 62

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Body normal hood with 1 ridge down the center. the tail is the strange part. any ideas?
Frame shortened 62 pan looks like 14 1/2 inches cut out
Engine 1200 stock? That motor is gone. Turned out to be a 1956. Looking to build a 1835.
Status (limbo) in progress.........Still collecting dust.

Just started collecting parts and dissasembling it to give me something to do over winter.
Transaxle stock 62
Location indiana
Contact stormy091100@embarqmail.com
Story saw an ad in the paper. I saw it and had to have it.

X-0010 Registry

This buggy has the basic Manx styling. From the pictures, I think I can make out a badge like bump on the hood. It has a very wide and shallow tail box. It has a unique square custom made fuel tank and the area under the hood reflects this (as opposed to a standard VW tank opening). It also looks like the hood can be removed while leaving the dash attached to the body. This could be a feature of the buggy or something the original owner decided to do.

 

Red buggy

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Owner Matt - ManxSR
Link Project Two Photo Gallery
Location NH

X-0011 Registry

looks a bit like a Lido or a Bertram Fiberglass with the curved fenders and mouth part to the hood, but the top hood patterns are both different than Unknown Yellow Buggy.

 

UnkownYellow Buggy

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Frame Short Pan
Contact srgant@excite.com
Story Paint is yellow but has a metalflake blue under it, It look some what like a BERTRAM but the hood is differant DMV sticker states 1970 special construction

X-0012 Registry

The keys to look at on this body are the seat bottom area. It is completely flat no tool, or tire well or battery box. Also the rear seat back area above the tail. Very wide like a Spatz rear. The EAST COAST laws required full engine coverage after 1970. The low sides should be a clue to.

The molded fiberglass dash is often found on cheaper bodies as they just pulled a copy of the ABS dash but couldn't make one of ABS in the boat shop they

Another unique feature of the body you didn't mention that may help with identification is the rear deck/shelf area behind the rear seat. Much bigger and flatter than a Manx.

Look closely and you'll notice the sides are too low to be a exact clone.

 

Lo Cash John's Orphan

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Body The body is sort of a Manx type clone with some noteable differences.
First, the hood is totally smooth with no center ridge or bump for an emblem.
Next, the sides are cut a bit lower than a true Manx (See photo)
In the rear, the deck is longer than a Manx and shaped differently (See photo)
Above the transaxle, there are no indents for a spare tire or battery. This area is totally flat.
I suspect this was a low quality splash mold buggy built by a short lived "manufacturer". My reasoning is the fiberglass quality seems a bit low. The corners (if you can call them that) of the lower tub are poorly formed and will take quit a bit of glass work to make them seal to the floor pan. Also the thickness seems a little irregular in several places.

Regardless, it's cool looking and for $50 you can't go wrong.



Frame VW pan shotened 14.25 inches.
Engine As big as you can afford
Status Currently, this body is being built as a street buggy for my wife to enjoy. I have shortened a '70 vert floor pan and will be building a roll cage too.
Link www.LoCashRacing.Org

Location Lo Cash Racing Jacksonville Headquarters (my garage)
aka Sunny Florida
Contact John@LoCashRacing.Org
Story I picked up this body about 2 years ago for $50. I didn't exactly tell my wife about it and stashed it at a buddy's house. This summer, while at The VW Classic, my wife saw a Manx and said "a buggy would be really fun to have for nice days". I then fessed up about the body being at my buddy's place. Once she got over me buying a "car" without telling her (since when does 30 lbs of fiberglass constitute 'a car'?) she got pretty excited about the build.
Look in the "Build Advice" forum for build photos and technical data.

X-0013 Registry

X-0013 has a unique hood with a single narrow ridge that melds into a badge bump on the very nose. The bump is round on the bottom with straight sides and a point on the top where it meets the ridge. The rest of the body resembles a Manx.

 

Childhood Dream Car

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Body The body is a classic 2 piece fiberglass kit. The gel coat is a orange color. The need many small fiberglass repair.
Frame The frame that I got with the body is a 1962 beetle frame that was shorten many years ago (over 20years) and was never put on the road. Everything is in pieces. even the front axle is off the frame.
Engine I got a 1974 Porsche 914 1.8L that I'm doing a total rebuild.
Status The body is in storage until engine is done. One project at a time.
Owner The owner is ME!!!! Scott
Front Tires/Wheels Off road tires.
Rear Tires/Wheels Off road tires Large!
Transaxle The front axle was rebuild along time ago and then they left it sit out in the weather. The Transaxle is a swing axle that we pulled out from under leafs and weeds.. Need rebuild!!
Location The body is in storage in Lewistown, PA. Its home is in Mechanicsburg, PA..
Contact s_kline76@hotmail.com
Story It has been my childhood dream to have a fiderglass dune buggy with a Porsche power plant. My first car was a 1974 Super Beetle. Been a VW fan all my life. My wife says she'll never ride in it. All the more reason to go cruising in it!!!!
Clubs Members of Cumberland Valley Classics Car Club.
Previous Owner My wife and I pulled it out of central CT on a weekend road trip.

 

my manx clone

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Body same as x0013 bought in langly bc and I was told that it was a coppy made in vancouver B.C. in late 1970
Frame It was on shortend pan that was scrap I streched it back to full size so far to make it four seat and am building a tube frame with irs bug susspention
Engine not started yet it came with a 1600 dp in parts
Status well lets put it this way we gave it a name Rusty and last name pieces
Link http://www.vvwc.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5293
Transaxle will be buss
Location Maple ridge B.C.

 

RI 63 Yellow X-0013

Body Fiberglass 2pc Will post pics......
Was blue
Has hood ridge that goes into badge area exactly as pictured and boxed rear end
Decent clone....
Frame VW shortened 63 Pan
Engine 1600 VW single port
Status Running and Registered
Owner Self since 1997
Transaxle Vw 63 swingaxle
Location Hope Valley,R.I.
Contact unclematty@netzero.net
Story Bought in East Greenwich RI. near Goddard Park
Did full rebuild around 2000 still running great. Has Authentic Myers Manx Roll bar,Drop dash and front bumper from CA ;fits like a glove
Previous Owner Unknown dumbass!! Had Tecumseh gas tank and jumper cable wiring harness!!

X-0014 Registry

Square/flat fenders. Long nose hood with a raised bump/scoop. Flip up rear end, no cut outs on rear (except lights), and flat across.

 

X-unknow body

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Body square/flat fenders, long nose hood with a raised bump/scoop, flip up rear end, no cut outs on rear (except lights), flat accross.
Engine 1835cc
Status redoing again
Owner any information eMail me
bnstmknsn@comcast.net
Link more pictures go to www.cerealcitytubclub.com
Transaxle swing
Location Michigan
Clubs Cereal City Tub Club

X-0015 Registry

Here's a buggy with a distinctive hood (single ridge, pointed in the front) and unique tail box that raises up above the back end.

 

X-0015

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Body The body is a tradidtional Manx Style, with a box on the tail. The car is still sporting it's original orange metal flake gelcoat!
Frame Typical shortened VW chasis
Engine 1835cc
Status Runs and drives!
Owner Brain
Front Tires/Wheels Ansen sprint (4-lug VW pattern)
Rear Tires/Wheels Ansen sprint (4-lug VW pattern)
Transaxle IRS
Location Hatboro Pennsylvania
Contact Brian
buggybum@comcast.net
Any info would be great!
Story I bought this car from a friend of mine of mine 2 years ago. He found it on Ebay and drove out to Michigan to buy it. When he told me he was selling it, I just had to buy it! I have owned numerous dune buggies in the past and still have a collection of them. This car today only has 1600 original miles since it was built back in 1969. It is truly a great ride!
Clubs I am a member if the Buggybums dune buggy club. We are based in PA. New members are always welcome and there are no club dues! Check out our website at www.thebuggybums.com or feel free to sign into our forum at www.buggybums.com

X-0016 Registry

A classic buggy here with a single ridge on the hood, a license plate area down below, flat fenders, and a tail box. A number of buggies are similar, but it looks closest to a Kellison Sandpiper Roadste.

 

Late Tail Sears Rascal

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Body This body is a Late Tail Box Sears Rascal. The Single Ridge hood and the rounded edge tail box, is a match to a Glitterbug but, the Dash is the key here. The Glitterbug dash did not have the leg for the radio on the dash. I have only seen this leg on the Late Sears Rascal buggies that were made by Terra Buggy in Crawfordsville Ill.
Frame VW based shortened bug chasis
Engine stock 1600cc
Status Runs and drives, but needs to be redone
Owner Brian
Front Tires/Wheels Crager SS
Rear Tires/Wheels Crager SS
Transaxle Swing axle
Location Hatboro PA
Contact Brian
buggybum@comcast.net
Story Another one I found for sale out in Jersey, what a deal!
Clubs I am a member of the Buggybums. We are a club in PA. We are always looking for new members and there are never any membership dues! Check us out at thebuggybums.com and feel free to sing into our forum at buggybums.com!

X-0017 Registry

Waiting for pictures from Corey.

 

X-0017

Body manx style
Frame Shortened VW chassis
Engine stock 1600cc
Status Good condition for a 1967, drives fine it need new paint,wheels and tires.
Owner I'm the original owner besides my dad building it.
Front Tires/Wheels Cragger SS wheels/ The wheels are flaking
Fire Stone Fire Hawks/ Tires are dryrotted
Rear Tires/Wheels Cragger SS wheels/ The wheels are flaking
Fire Stone Fire Hawks/ Tires are dryrotted
Transaxle Swing axle
Location Bradenton, FL
Contact Corey
gonefishin69@excite.com
Story I haven't seen another buggy like mine and I would like to find one for sale asr a project car.
Clubs Souther Sligers
We are a group of friends from high school and looking for any one in the Bradenton area to join or anywhere else if possible. If you do want to join contact me at gonefishin69@excite.com
Previous Owner None

X-0020 Registry

The X-0020 looks a lot like a Dunbar Mini-Volks.

The only difference is the dash. The Minivolks dash is angled toward the driver. The X-0020 buggy (whatever it is... Possibly another Ranger {not the Ranger we have in the system though} has a dash that is perpendicular to the ground... Almost perfectly vertical. Also, the center portion of the X-0020 dash bulges out toward the driver. It appears the MiniVolks is completely flat.

 

X-0020 #1

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Body John identified this as a *MiniVolks* body, but it is now back as an X-File do to differences with the Mini-Volks.

Traditional Manx style. No bump or recess for emblem. Hood and dash are one and is seperate from the body. The rear end of the body is fairly low, with a shallow but tall box section. the headlight mounting area of the body is tapered back into the body and not the typical cylinder out-cropping you find on the Manx.
Frame Typical shortened VW frame
Engine came with a 1500 VW engine. Plans for future Corvair (140 HP Corsa) power.
Status Assembled from a pile of parts.
Owner Jay
Front Tires/Wheels Wheels: 14"x7" Cragar aluminum MACH-8
Tires: 205/70-14 Goodyear Eagle GT tires.
Rear Tires/Wheels Wheels: 15"x9" Cragar aluminum MACH-8
Tires: 255/60-15 Goodyear Eagle GT tires.
Link Simple Build
Photo Gallery
Transaxle Swing Axle
Location CT
Contact jay@northeastreia.com
Story Someone I work with was listening in on a conversation about a newly acquired pipe bender and the buggy I might just build for my 140 HP corvair engine. He interjected that he "had one of those". I thought he was talking about the pipe bender. Was I ever wrong! Nestled in the corner of his garage was my new buggy. The original title says it was built right here in CT. The original owner must have driven around for 4 years and then it sat with a buggered transaxle since 1974 (as evidenced by the registration stickers on the rear plate). 32 years later, it was on my trailer getting a new lease on life.
Clubs manx club
Previous Owner I'm the third owner (the second owner only stored it for most of its life). This buggy still has the ORIGINAL GELCOAT! I also have the ORIGINAL TITLE!

X-0021 Registry

This buggy looks very similar to a SandPiper Pickup except for the back of the rear fenders (chopped off instead of flipping up) and the sides of the fenders (which come down further).

X-0022 Registry

X-0022 is a classic 2 piece buggy with a pretty smooth hood with headlight buckets right in the front. Round fenders, a tail box and a flat dash finish off this buggy

X-0023 Registry

This looks a lot like a Sand Rover, but the hood is totally different. The square windshield frame and scoop look like a Sand Rover T buggy.

X-0024 Registry

"Spy versus Spy" buggy - it has an Ocelot front but a lot pointier and the tail is a lot more cut off. This may be somebody's version of an Ocelot. It has a very pointed nose.

X-0025 Registry

This looks very similar to a BCBee, but the hood is of a different style. The tail is very similar to a BCBee with the flat, slightly curved apron around the engine and the wide flat area between the back seat and the a

X-0026 Registry

This buggy turned up on the sand dunes over here in Australia - Any one have any idear what this might be Its left hand drive and is a monoque design. Runs a fiberglass fuel tank in the front (it leaks now) Submitted by Mike S.

X-0027 Registry

This t-buggy comes to us from North Carolina. Its similar to the Action Roadster and Berry Mini-T, but has a very unique ridge around the front fender areas, a different look to the running boards and a different style of ridge on the hood.

X-0028 Registry

This t-buggy has high front fenders, a huge grill opening and a slight ridge running up the hood.

 

unknown t buggy

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Body t buggy
Frame shotened vw
Engine 1776 high perfomance
Status work in progress
Front Tires/Wheels creggor rimes
Rear Tires/Wheels creggor rimes
Location powell river bc canada
Contact tonyjohnsonpr@tellus.net
Story been in the family 25 years unknown origon
Previous Owner brother

X-0030 Registry

This buggy was made by Marcas Fiberglass, Atwater CA. It has a unique pair of hood scoops with a raised ridge between the scoops that extends past the rest of the hood. The tail box raises up above the rest of the tail.

 

X-0030

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Engine 1600 dual-port
Transaxle Drop down axle
Location Fort Worth, Texas
Contact Jimmy McDonald
jmcdonald@tarrantcounty.com

 

Marcus 030

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Body Interesting nose on this Buggy
Frame 1957 frame
Engine 1776cc running a Zenith 32NDIX
Status Presently going through a frame off restoration. Prepping body for paint after patching cracks and filling holes like crazy. Update: Completed 5-30-13 or so.
Owner Donald Husar Palmdale Ca.
Front Tires/Wheels 15"x 7" A/P wheels with caps running Goodyear Radial T/As
Rear Tires/Wheels 15" x 10" A/P wheels with El Tigre caps running Goodyear Radial T/As
Link Swing Arm
Transaxle Stock 1968 trans
Location Palmdale Ca.
Story Found this baby on Samba for $800.00. Complete with motor (1600CC) and swing tranny. Pan is like new now. Rebuilt everything that could be and bought new that could not. Working body now prepping for paint..color? Period PURPLE METAL FLAKE. Found a Hurst shifter and restored it to new. My intent is to keep everything original that came with the car. Every nut and bolt has been removed and cleaned up. All new paint on everything....that's a whole lot of sandblasting. Update: 7-2-12: Pan complete. Body ready for paint. Will wait until I get the motor rebuilt which starts tonight. Done deal....what a blast.

X-0031 Registry

This buggy looks a lot like X-0003 with identical dash and hood, but the tail is very different. It may be called a Kansas City Clipper, but we do not have confirmation on that.

 

Gregg Rippel

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Body Hood and dash are one unit. The hood has a raised strip down the center which ends at an oval. I had a 3" lift kit added to the body. The back is big!
Frame 58 VW short
Engine 1600 dual port 74
Status Overhaul completed Dec. 2nd 2007. There are before and after pictures.
Owner Gregg Rippel
Front Tires/Wheels Old American racing alloy rims(sand blasted and painted white)
5 lug Chevy pattern
Rear Tires/Wheels Old American racing alloy rims(sand blasted and painted white)
5 lug Chevy pattern
Transaxle early 60's swing
Location Williamsburg, VA
Contact ripslawncare@cox.net
Story This was a Father's Day gift about 4 years ago.

X-0032 Registry

The X-0032 is most likely a European buggy body. It has a tail box, the engine covered for Euro-requirements, headlights in the fenders, and a hood scoop.

 

Turbo_Peter

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Body Please help !
What type is this buggy ?
Frame VW 1500 - 1969 - short.
Engine VW 1500cc T1. The 2000cc T4 Turbo is ready too go in . . .
Owner Turbo_Peter
Front Tires/Wheels 215/40-17 on Porsche OZ-split 8x17"
Rear Tires/Wheels 255/40-17 on Porsche OZ-split 10x17"
Link http://vwnettet.dk/forum/topic/303338
Transaxle VW 1500
Location Denmark
Contact http://vwnettet.dk/forum/topic/303338
Story Type unknown. The car is built in Sweden. and I've bought it in Sweden.
Previous Owner Sweden.

X-0033 Registry

X-0033 may be a buggy manufactured by Bermoco. It has a hood very similar to an EMPI Imp. The fenders are missing the standard headlight stand offs. The tail has a very slight tail box while the dash is all fiberglass and it is integral with the hood.

X-0034 Registry

X-0034 has a unique hood with a ridge, a diamond and two spurs coming off the diamond. The mounts for the headlights may be of Dunbar design.

X-0035 Registry

For the X-0035, the hood looks like a Spatz but the rest is way different. The step in the side is very unique. Spatz style flat topped rear fenders and tail box are like a Spatz...but those sides are certainly NOT Spatz.

X-0036 Registry

This buggy looks a lot like a Sand Dancer Brougham T, but it has a double tail box.

 

Not sure what I have

buggy buggy buggy buggy
buggy
Body **The tail lights were installed by previous owner**
The emblem on the hood is beveled out, looks like clamshell fenders, rear cover on engine, one-piece fiberglass body, molded under windsheild.
Engine 1974 VW Beetle Type 1, AK Engine, 1600 dual port, 46hp.
Location Grand Rapids, MI
Contact Brad
brad@pcmdservices.com

X-0037 Registry

X-0037 looks like a splash of a Spatz buggy. It is similar to a Fun Buggy, but we only have one ad for a Fun Buggy.

X-0039 Registry

This looks a lot like an EMPI Imp, but the rear fenders are very different, its missing the hood bump for an Imp badge and the dash is different.

 

Help me...

buggy
Body Fiberglass full-pan body, which resembles an Empi imp. Seperate hood and dash.
Frame 1972 non-shortened VW frame
Engine 1600cc motor
Status Driving, still working on small things
Owner Daniel Edwards
Front Tires/Wheels Cragar Dragstars
Rear Tires/Wheels Cragar Dragstars
Transaxle IRS
Location LaVergne, TN
Contact Daniel at bajabug007@tds.net
Story I bought this buggy from a friend of my dads. He purchased it in plans to restore it. He lost interest and I turned around and bought it from him for a little of nothing. He did all of the hard work all I really had to do was put it together. And now I love it!
Previous Owner Bobby Hargrove LaVergne, TN