Some of you saw my last dune buggy I had. It was a 1641cc street legal, vw two seater. I fixed it up a good bit, drove it around, then decided I wanted a 4 seater buggy. Well I sold that buggy, and decided to build my own rail buggy.
I bought a 1970 Beetle for a parts car. Dissasembled the car, and took everything that I needed.(Transmission, Suspension, Steering, brakes, tons of other small parts)
2 weeks later I bought the frame up in NC. It was a 8 hour drive, one way. In NC I bought a good bit of new parts. (Steering rod, Seats ,Axle Boots ,Gas Tank etc)
The buggy is going to be street legal, and used as an around "town" car. But it will be setup, to be able to go out on the trails with my friends, and keep up/outperform their Jeeps,Isuzus, and Fj's. So it will have 31" tires all around, lifted suspension, and a bored out 1835cc VW engine.
Im taking the buggy this week to maaco, and they are going to paint the buggy copper head orange, with black "hood" bars, and tree bars(The side bars that protect the rear tire)
Now For Pictures
Sorry for the bad pics, it was around 10:30pm.
My Parts car
Start of sanding the front beam
Finished the beetle parts
I sanded, primed and painted all the parts.