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My distraction from the '37

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeem, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Jeem
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    Sooooo close to wrapping up my lil' street buggy. Here it is.....I present the S.S. Fishbone!!

    Unknown body on a 14.5" shortened '57 pan. 40 horse engine, lots of chrome! haha
    I narrowed the beam 2" each side and we put an adjuster in only the upper torsion tube and I eliminated the anchor out of the lower tube, 'cause buggys are so light, one stack of leaves is probably going to be fine. I lowered the back 2 notches. Some wiring and it will be ready to go! Anyone in Phoenix wanna help with the electric stuff?



    Oh, here are the wheels and caps for the pickup....whutcha think on that?!
    '36 4.5 inchers up front and massive 5 inchers on the back ala large truck wheels. '40 caps.


    Well, back to work!!
     

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  2. alchemy
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    A lowered dune buggy? Isn't that counter-intuitive? How about adapting a set of those caps to the wide bolt pattern VW wheels? The orange would even work with that green.
     
  3. Church
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    Love your style Jimmy!!!
     

  4. 53sled
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    "that's a cute dune buggy"
     
  5. rick finch
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    Bitchin'.....(both).
     
  6. Rollin' like Charlie Manson.
     
  7. Barn-core
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    I've always wanted to build a little street buggy like that. Looks like a lot of fun, just in time for summer too.
     
  8. R Frederick
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  9. Jeem
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    HA That's right, Charlie was becoming a dune buggy tycoon. That messy little cult thing kinda got in the way.
     
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  11. T.W.Dustin
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    way cool - all my "distractions" (as my wife calls them) have been of the 2 wheel variety lately. Help? - not sure whats happaning but I am getting back on my '38 Dodge (a little but the '48 Chief is calling).
     
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  12. That rocks!!! Always love glass buggies. Still alot of them out there if you look around. Todd
     
  13. Hard to beat a manx type buggy on the street. No weight and instant hook up.

    But Day Am that cage looks high - are you 6'13 or something?
     
  14. Jeem
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    Nope....barely 6 foot.

    I'm making german air pumper noises here.....When I sit upright, there's just a coupl'a inches between me und das kage.
     

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  15. Labold
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    You'll shoot your eye out kid.
     
  16. bonesy
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    Yep.
     
  17. Get those firewall pieces put in and get the truck on the road. Manx is cool just needs a 2 liter in it so you can pull wheelie's
     
  18. slammed
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    Fun in the sun, and great fuel milage.
     
  19. Boones
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    I am digging that. and the orange rims against that green is bitchin. set them up against the green and take a picture..
     
  20. Jeem
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    SURE, and a turbo too? Maybe Juarez will let me borrow his Dick Landy supercharged motor?

    Nope, don't even want to know.
     
  21. Boones
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  22. Jeem
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    Yessir....no guts. Haha
     
  23. Old&Low
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    Great colors, cool buggy!
     
  24. butcherted
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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> Here is my distraction from my '37
    Here is a Father and Daughter project it Her buggy, all most done just have to put new wide 5 spoke wheels, It a True Meyers Manx dune buggy with tag number.
     

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  25. Now look what you started!

    Love the wheels, and the buggy.
     
  26. Jeem
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    Now I'm starting to wonder.....you all realize the wheels are for my '37 pickup and NOT the buggy....right?

    Real Meyers Manx(?), good find!
     
  27. butcherted
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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> It the real thing I talked to Mr. Myers and confirmed that it the real thing it a 68 body.
     
  28. BLZEEBUB
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    Nice toy; Ive one myself;
    [​IMG]

    /\
    Pic above as found/bought/horse-traded for -Its rather rough, but is a genuine late 60s GP mk1 Buggy; the buggy 'craze' didnt really catch on here, so its 'a rare find'...

    ...since Ive been into aircooled vws for awhile, i have all the parts to build it, bar headlights... havent done much to it since getting it a year ago, bar some glass repairs; its needs a lotta 'glass repair...

    Best of luck with yours, and the 36!
     
  29. Boones
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    yep, I know they did not interchange.. but really interested in seeing the orange against the green..

    my picture is getting my orange steelies.. but since my modified is going a green/grey color and I have the orange wheels, I wonder how they would look
     

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