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Old 01-17-2006, 06:06 PM
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Hey whats up everyone im zach and i just joined. im 17, work on alot of cars and like to build stuff... lol

Anyways, my best friend has been wanting a dune buggy for his beach house so i agreed to show him everything i know about building one step by step. We agreed that i'd do all the work and he would purchase a Pro Tools jd model 3 bender and give it to me when the project is done.
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mild 350/th350, 10b rear (untill it breaks), s10 spindles/brakes, custom control arms, custom 4 link rear, custom fuel cell the list goes on....
Chassis is 1 5/8" .120 wall DOM and the control arms/4 link will be 1 1/2" .250 wall DOM.
We recieved the tubing on friday night and this is what we got done by Sunday.
comments/suggestions welcome BTW: i think im going to remove the rear hoop and redo it.
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:42 PM
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Sweet project, I've got a Manx-lookalike fiberglass buggy body on a shortened '59 VW Bug chassis that I'm restoring, have an EFI '73 914 motor that is going into it, later upgrades will include a ball joint front, 5-lug disks all around and maybe even a turbo for the 914 motor...

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Old 01-17-2006, 07:48 PM
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I like the look you got going for the front of that contraption, and keep the pics coming as the project progresses
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:08 PM
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Now thats a good looking project and by all means keep the pics coming.
Oh yeah welcome to SFT I got caught up in the project and allmost forgot this is your first post.
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:04 PM
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damn when I was 17 all I did was get high and chase tail....

looks like some nice bending there!
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:17 PM
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Zach, .............. Nice looking rig you got going there. I'm in the process of building a mini-sandrail which is going to be powered with a motorcycle engine (750-1100cc). Been working and haven't had much time to work on it lately. I'll post some pics when I get further along.

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Old 01-17-2006, 09:24 PM
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Thanks guys

Greenbuggy- the buggy looks good atleast the worst part is overwith, rust repair haha

Diverbill45 - i have a mini sandrail project of my own lol. got an '85 Honda 901 with 13,xxx miles for the donor. Just need to get it running since it was sitting for 15 years before it got moved to my garage. They should be tons of fun as a 1 seater.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:06 PM
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Wow, that was a lot of progress over that short time! Welcome to the board!
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:51 PM
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Y'all have blueprints for that thing or are you just eyeballin' it?
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:00 AM
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No blueprints. I did a few sketches to get the general design and from there we have just been laying it out and measuring it to see what fits and what functions/looks best. Don't think ill be able to work on it again untill sunday because its at my friends house since my camaro is taking up all the garage space here. Expect pictures then
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