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1967 VW Buggy Project
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: 1967 VW Buggy Project Reply with quote

Does anybody know which type of fiberglass body this one is?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok now I understand why that guy never answered my questions. Nice pick up. Can't wait to see more pictures.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good score. That'll be lots of fun when the weather gets warm!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah right now it's in the garage... I will post some more pics of it soon. Does anybody have any good closeup shots of an AE model engine? The fella before me put a new wiring harness in but didn't hook anything up and I can only recall a few things from memory.

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PS I need some front seats if anybody has them... it's a '67. I also need some decent rims...?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:02 am    Post subject: nice prodject Reply with quote

good to see another manx beeing put back on the road. What is the plan for this one?Is it rusty? or just needs a cleanup. anywaygood luck andlet me know if you need any help to figure anything out http://www.dune-buggy.com/techtips/wiring.htm this may help with the wiring
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was expecting a bit of rust, but nothing really.

Started to do some maintenance on it today (drank some beer while looking at it with friends for a few hours) and it's ready for the next step (actual tune up work!)

Will post some more pics in the next few days.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i built a 59 real manx
that looks real too me to
nice find her is a pick of mine finished, if you got ? pm me i have built 2
so i may be able to help you a bit with past experince
enjoy!



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changed the oil first with Castro GTX 20w50 (my only choice) of course... even though the old oil appeared clean - just wanted to make sure.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has wheel adapters on it, from the stock '67 type to a smaller 5 bolt type, with the distance between lugs about 2.75 inches (is this called offset?)... I'm not sure if that is smaller VW type or maybe chevy?

If you guys want some more pics of my progress let me know and I will post them up...

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only 20 bolt to lift the body off! they come apart fast and easy,is the hood and dash 1 piece?
lift it off youll love later!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I took it off... and you're right - only 20 bolts and she came apart. The hood and body are two different pieces....

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats an early manx body as it has the spare tire wheel
and the battery area does it have the reinforcing under the sides running front to back?
get side pods there about $250
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about the battery reinforcing - have family and friends over tonight but I will check in the morning.

I would love to find the side pods - where would I be able to find/order them?

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look on the manx club web site i am sure they sell them onl about $300 a pair
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some recent pics...

Discovered the body is a true Meyers Manx... found the initials BM (Bruce Meyers) pressed into the fiberglass in the front area along the mounts to the pan...

Still have to finish the roll bar (not sure to chrome it or not), install the windshield... Otherwise, drives perfect around town. Almost did a wheelie in front of the house today. Smile

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