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A Sandwinder looks a lot like a Manx, except it has three raised panels on the hood.

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SandWinder Registry

 

#2

Body fiber glass
Frame shortend 67 bug
Engine 1500
Status project
Owner charles
Front Tires/Wheels crager 5 stars
Rear Tires/Wheels crager 5 stars
Transaxle swing
Location canton ohio

 

2223

Body fiberglass
Frame short 64 bug
Engine 1600
Status complete and for sale
Owner Tom V.
Front Tires/Wheels solid chrome / bridgestone
Rear Tires/Wheels solid chrome/ firestone
Link ttomvoort@aol.com
Location Bethlehem, PA
Contact Tom

 

3

buggy buggy buggy buggy
buggy
Body Body is made by JC Fiberglass and is the SandWinder style. It has the original gelcoat finish which is a slightly yellowed white basecoat with red and blue metal flake. It has not been painted and has no breaks or repairs.
Frame This buggy is titled as a 1967 VW Beetle so I suppose this is what the shortened frame came off.
Engine The engine started as a 1600cc dual port engine but has been bored out and has oversized jugs and a small cam. I'm not sure of the "cc" now. With the chrome dress up and headers, it runs, looks and sounds great.
Status I've only owned this buggy for a few weeks. It is driven several times per week, sometimes even to work. However, this winter I'll do some work to the seat, pan, and other miscellaneous items.
Owner Tim Hopson
Front Tires/Wheels This buggy has like new P215/65R15 Futura GLS Super Sport tires mounted on really nice 6"x15" Greg Weld "DragStar" wheels in polished aluminum.
Rear Tires/Wheels This buggy has like new P295/50R15 Futura GLS Super Sport tires mounted on really nice 10"x15" Greg Weld "DragStar" wheels in polished aluminum.
Transaxle 4 speed
Location Greeneville, TN
Contact gohunt1@ comcast.net
Story I looked around for several weeks selecting 2 buggys to travel to look at, this being my second preference. It just worked out that I got to go look at this one first. Glad I did. The pictures in their ad just didn't do it justice. One look/drive and I was hooked.

 

3

buggy buggy buggy buggy
buggy
Body Body is made by JC Fiberglass and is the SandWinder style. It has the original gelcoat finish which is a slightly yellowed white basecoat with red and blue metal flake. It has not been painted and has no breaks or repairs.
Frame This buggy is titled as a 1967 VW Beetle so I suppose this is what the shortened frame came off.
Engine The engine started as a 1600cc dual port engine but has been bored out and has oversized jugs and a small cam. I'm not sure of the "cc" now. With the chrome dress up and headers, it runs, looks and sounds great.
Status I've only owned this buggy for a few weeks. It is driven several times per week, sometimes even to work. However, this winter I'll do some work to the seat, pan, and other miscellaneous items.
Owner Tim Hopson
Front Tires/Wheels This buggy has like new P215/65R15 Futura GLS Super Sport tires mounted on really nice 6"x15" Greg Weld "DragStar" wheels in polished aluminum.
Rear Tires/Wheels This buggy has like new P295/50R15 Futura GLS Super Sport tires mounted on really nice 10"x15" Greg Weld "DragStar" wheels in polished aluminum.
Transaxle 4 speed
Location Greeneville, TN
Contact gohunt1@ comcast.net
Story I looked around for several weeks selecting 2 buggys to travel to look at, this being my second preference. It just worked out that I got to go look at this one first. Glad I did. The pictures in their ad just didn't do it justice. One look/drive and I was hooked.

 

1

Body SandWinder
Frame 1966
Engine 1600
Status Running
Location Dillsburg Pa.
Contact Mike
Story Bought as restoration project, 2011

 

SandWinder

Body Fiberglass
Frame 1963 Shortened
Engine 1776
Status Running
Front Tires/Wheels 15 inch wide 5
195's
Rear Tires/Wheels 15 inch wide 5
31inch A/T's
Transaxle Swing
Location NorCal

 

Brent's Sandwinder

buggy buggy buggy
Body J.C. Fiberglass Sandwinder - Yellow paint over Blue metallic gelcoat.
Frame 1965 Shortened Beetle Pan
Engine 1641, AS41 case, engle 100 cam, balanced, Dog house cooler, Dune buggy tin, header, electronic ignition, K&N Style air filter
Status Running. Need to chase down a backfire at high RPM
Owner Me and my wife
Front Tires/Wheels 205/75R14 on chrome rims that are 4.75" Chevy pattern with adapters to VW. I'd like to go to 205/75R15 General grabbers with white spoke wheels that are VW 4 bolt pattern
Rear Tires/Wheels 205/75R14 on chrome rims that are 4.75" Chevy pattern with adapters to VW. I'd like to go to 255/70R15 General grabbers with white spoke wheels that are VW 4 bolt pattern
Link King pin Front end - Beam replaced with modern adjustable style
Transaxle AB model Swing Axle with 4 lug drums - 12 volt
Location Ridgecrest, CA
Contact boizrus@juno.com
Story Bought it from a friend last August (2015) as a rolling chassis. All parts were in boxes. Not running, no wiring. Came with a 1200 motor and spare 1600. I sold the 1200 and used parts from the 1600 to build the 1641. Put in a new wiring harness, assembled it, added new tires, battery and it is running. We have taken it to Pismo and Glamis as well as many places in the Mojave Desert. It is a blast.