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Old 11-23-2005, 12:53 PM   #11
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Jar-axle....I just want to say that i like how you think. I've agreed with you on several posts you've made on other topics. You stike me as a very intelligent individual.

back to buggy conversation...

I price shopped for .083 DOM tubing 1.5" diameter. It's almost $4 a foot! That's a lil crazy i thought. It would be cheaper to buy an old rolling buggy that nees some engine work. Then i'd have all the steering and suspension and it would cost me less than the $500.00 in tubing to build my own.

Like so many of of my other projects, my brain works so much faster than my hands. I am now contemplating scrapping the entire project, and putting my time and money into the bus which needs it's facelift completed before my spring break trip to texas.

Spring is just around the corner! Really! Christmas will be here in a few weeks, then march will be here before you know it
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:09 AM   #12
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I think you have an advanced case of "tinker-itis"!

It is greatly exacerbated by a steady cash flow...
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:57 PM   #13
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The dune buggy never got built, but i still had the donor car that was nearly ready for the scrap yard.....we couldn't let her go without haveing a little fun first.

vehicle was a 1991 vw fox. we lightened her up a bit as you can tell from the photos. We did weld in a couple supports to keep her from folding in half. After 8 hours or so, we were unable to brake it. Now we're gonna hold on to her and go play on the ice after it gets thick enough to drive on. The lack of a roof makes escaping from the sinking car a lot easier! Hopefully we don't have to do that though......the fine for loosing your car in the water is pretty high



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Old 12-26-2005, 09:19 PM   #14
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:24 PM   #15
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Thank stinks about the buggy, was looking forward to seeing it. I want to make a go cart someday. Hopefully soon after the bus gets finished. When i get old and do the whole house and family thing, my goal is to build a jeep, ground up. kinda the same thing.
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You know SCCA holds snow rallys usually held on frozen lakes and your car would be very fun to enter into one. Just put in a second throttle return spring and make sure the battery is held down and you will probably pass tech.

Here is the site for your region. They call them RallyCross.

http://www.detroit-scca.org/
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