View original topic: long time, no post... a couple questions.
sefb13 Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:33 am

its been a few years since i posted on samba, back when i had a 63 notch.
the vw "bug" has bitten me again, and i recently scored an old fiberglass dune buggy, on a 66 shortened pan.

im trying to track down a few items this winter, so any help is appreciated.

im looking for what i can only describe an an "engine cage", but is most likely some kind of fancy rear bumper. i want one that does not stick way out past the engine, but instead "hugs" as close as possible.

anyone know what im talking about, and where i can find this?

also, i'd like to install a roll bar which attaches to the floor, and not just the body. is it best to just have one made? i would like something that does more than just look neat, and actually protects occupants in case of a rollover.

any help is greatly appreciated.


90volts Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:34 am

mine is the single tube in stainless.match front too. it actually needed to be extended about 3 inches to accomidate the exhaust. so if you're running dual cannons or a stinger or something it would be even closer to the body.

tcrdn Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:17 am

I have exhaust like the yellow buggy in the pic above. I have a skid plate and a chrome bar attached to it very much like the pics above but doesn't stick out as much. It's just a single bar and I think t looks good. I'll try to post a pic for you later today.


UncleBob Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:35 am

The Roll-Bar available from the Manx Store is probably the best bet. It doesn't attach to the floor, though. It attaches to the strongest point in a buggy, the rear torsion. For a single hoop, it's about as strong as you could hope for.

Here's how it mounts.

sefb13 Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:37 pm

thanks much for the replies.. that will help a bunch.

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