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mike_singlespeed
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:05 am    Post subject: Stripper dune buggy Reply with quote

Anybody heard of these ??
I think it was a kit in the late 70's, only about 150 made.


Any pictures or information would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: stripper infp Reply with quote

Look for the book published in 1980

pertersen's big book of kit cars

The stripper is in there
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread was misleading. I want a refund.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikesmith72 wrote:
This thread was misleading. I want a refund.


LOL!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a page in a book I read. It had a couple pictures.
It was basically a sandrail with a removeable fiberglass body.

The book was "Dune Buggy Handbook" by James Hale.

If I can find it I'll scan the page for you.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a berrien warrior with a Manx hardtop and fenders from a 30's something kitcar.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it a lot
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Stripper" seems a misnomer for a car that has more covering on it than a "regular" buggy. I could see how you could make a cool car out of one of those...and you would never see another one sharing your road.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was something that Chuck Beck came up with before moving on to the Porsche Spyder 550 kit.
I sure that Gil George (Funco Motorsports) made the chassis for them. They go way back to early 1960s, both working for Gary Hooker (Hooker Headers) and the starting Funco off road racing chassis.
Gil George had a Stripper in his shop off to one side in Cucamonga (this was before Rancho Cucamonga) close to Vineyard off of 9th st. This was in 1977.
Gil told me that it was project that his his Dad and him would work on when his dad came out to visit from where he lived back east.
I think it was sliver metalflake.
Looked like a neat idea. It also had an inner fiberglass tub cockpit area inside the steel tube frame.
Did Jim own the white one in the pictures?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was for sale by a person named Jim in 2001

http://www.manxsr.com/sr_classified.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Jim has sold most of his collection. Last time I was down there in April he had a SR that Ken had owned and the Lifeguards and Forest one left.
And one Corvair powered Baja.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like the basis of Tamiya's Holiday Buggy R/C car.

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