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Anyone have a dune buggy?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by RDAY, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    RDAY

    RDAY [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I would like to start one as a project and put like a sportbike engine on one and make it road legal as well. I know alot of people have done it just wondering if ne one on here has?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2011 at 3:40 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    I have a dune buggy, but it's not homebuilt and they can't be made street legal where I live...
    You building a frame or buying a frame?
     
  3. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    RDAY

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    no im gonna buy a frame. and if i can find one for the right price i will buy one all the way setup and just swap the motor out.
    How do u like urs is it fun? post some pics up.
    I just got rid of my sportbike less the a month ago and i already need something for the summer lol
     
  4. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    get yourself a honda ATC old school 3 wheeler instead. those are tons of fun to build and ride
     
  5. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    Been there done that, keep your wallet open ;)
     
  6. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    Pic after I got it rolling, had added about 6 months and $3k more before finished. Total= +- $8k + uncounted hrs. labor. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!:D

    BSide.jpg
     
  7. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    looks nice wut engine do u have on that
    'I think i want an old vw frame cuz i like the longer look of it and i want a 2 seater.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    My dad had an old Appletree sand rail when I was younger with a 1400? cc VW bug motor in it. It was street legal and was plated as a VW Bug how the hell the builder did that is beyond me. It was fun, but at 65+ it got scary cause the front would lift due to not enough downward force on = no steering.

    I want a 4 seater as I have two younguns and a wife but don't got the money for it so the taco will do for now.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2011 at 3:34 AM
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    We have a Funco http://www.funco-motorsports.com/ with a 3.5L Turbo Honda motor...it's fast and expensive..
    Not the kind of thing you are looking for, but here it is...
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    Yes, it's tons of fun!! We ride at Dumont Dunes in California, it's strictly for the dunes.

    This one was partially built in our garage...frame is Sand Cars Unlimited, it has a Buick Grand National motor. http://www.sandcars.com/
    [​IMG]

    Here is our old mid-travel beam car, Chenowith frame with a Ford (can't remember what) motor...and I think it originally had a VW.
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    Sold that^^ with a broken frame for $3000, the guy had it rebuilt by a friend and used it as a starter buggy to see if he liked it before investing more $$.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    i really like the one u sold and the frame u have in ur garage
     
  11. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:35 AM
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    The Chenoweth frame is a sturdy one, if you can find one in good shape it would make a good buggy. Check out www.dunebuggy.com



    This is the frame of the one we helped put together...it was very $$$$. It's based on the Sand Cars Unlimited Big Bro model, this was a custom build by SCU for a friend of ours.
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  12. Mar 1, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    Friend down the street had one when we were kids. We use to joy ride in it all the time. There a blast.
     
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