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Post by hddm3 on March 3rd 2010, 12:22 pm

Hi from indiana. Just wanted to say hi and thank everyone for there great information. You guys rock. What a Face
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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on March 3rd 2010, 2:43 pm

Welcome to the site!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 3rd 2010, 3:04 pm

Welcome to the forum. Do you have a project that you're working on?
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Post by RoboGeek on March 3rd 2010, 3:24 pm

welcome to the forums, neighbor!
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Post by hddm3 on March 3rd 2010, 6:45 pm

My project is for now, just painting my mig welder. I went out and bought some saftey red. My side panels are looking bad so im going to paint them up. Im trying out my hand on this first before i move on to my vw buggy.
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Post by stang_krazy on March 3rd 2010, 7:21 pm

Welcome to rolledon

What type of buggy do you have and what engine and trans are you running?

Had a couple woodbuggies for several years & a sand rails I raced for about 6 months.

We used a foam brush and apply 4 or 5 thin coats, was alot better then the rattle cans and seamed to last longer and looked better.
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Post by hddm3 on March 3rd 2010, 7:55 pm

I have a fiberglass buggy on a shortend vw frame. Im putting a 1500 cc in it. New jugs and pistons and chrome. Im going to paint it blue. I also have a fiberglass topper for it to. You dont see to many toppers on buggies, so mine will be alittle different. Looks like an old panel wagon hahah. Cant wait for summer.
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Post by stang_krazy on March 3rd 2010, 8:16 pm

hddm3 wrote:I have a fiberglass buggy on a shortend vw frame. Im putting a 1500 cc in it. New jugs and pistons and chrome. Im going to paint it blue. I also have a fiberglass topper for it to. You dont see to many toppers on buggies, so mine will be alittle different. Looks like an old panel wagon hahah. Cant wait for summer.
Would love to see it, have any pics?

If you don't mind me asking, why stock?

Why not find you an AE vw block and go at least a 1776 w/a VZ15 cam, and a good 3-rib bus trans w/bus joints axle to trans. Now that would be a great depenable fun ride on the street!!!

Yeah I love this combo for a DD.
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Post by hddm3 on March 3rd 2010, 9:24 pm

Well i would love to go bigger but i dont have the extra cash. My buddy has one and he upgraded his engine and he let me have his. I dont have any pics but this summer ill take some before and after. I have to completley rewire everything. Motors done and body, paint, and electrical this summer.
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Post by stang_krazy on March 3rd 2010, 11:35 pm

I think that starting from scratch and building a complete buggy is pretty cool, It becomes you. Plus ever time I built one I always knowed what I would have like to do on the last one so each time they got better and ofcourse alot funner!

Man have I went through the money, my last woods buggy ended up having over $7500. All stainless steel lines- billet aluminum-weld beadlocks w/firestone flotation on the back and 3-rib tractors on the front-oil cooler w/electric fan hydraulic pedals w/the disc brakes in the rear-msd 6AL ignition, on and on. You know how this little project turns into well I'll just get this then that and it gets way out of hand in a hurry, but it helped that I was stingle and over a couple year period.

Anyway I'm getting depressed thinking about it. (had to part it out) But hope you keep us posted on your progress with pics.

Is this your frist buggy?
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Post by hddm3 on March 4th 2010, 1:02 am

Thanks, and yes my first one. Take care peeps.
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Post by RoboGeek on March 4th 2010, 7:56 pm

I had a baja bug with an 1835.. took that out and put in my old VW midget motor when I stopped racing that car. 300+ HP on methanol. Funny having a $20,000 engine in a car I paid $500 for. I tried sand drags at San Jacinto, broke the tranny on the 3rd run, sold the engine to a friend and junked the car
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Post by stang_krazy on March 4th 2010, 11:28 pm

RoboGeek wrote: broke the tranny on the 3rd run,
Let me gears spider gears!
What type tranny?

Did it give right off the line?

$20,000 in the engine!!

What was your times, 300ft? mph?
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Post by RoboGeek on March 5th 2010, 2:35 pm

never took the tranny apart to see what broke - it split the case though. It was a stock 67 transaxle.

Lets see.. I can't remember what I ate for breakfast - chances of remembering the times from 25yrs ago are slim! I never got to qualify - we were still in the practice session. And it wasn't very fast because it was a one wheel wonder and nearly impossible to control.

We just got the new motor for our 410 sprint - $38,000! Glad I don't have to pay for it!
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