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mekeys Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:47 am

Quite a bit more than three months has gone by "Oh well" Time to post again.. By now one of you guys must have taken one of my designs an built a buggy by now.. Hope it's O.K. to keep posting these sketches..

CarbonUnit2015 Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:47 pm

Mel, thanks very much, all the sketches are inspiring.

Already swapped a kit body and will look similar to your long wheel base sketches. Pretty close to your 2-15-91 second row sketch.

Planning to build a dune buggy version of the Sterling kit car on a standard Beetle type 1 IRS frame. The Sterling body kit will retain the original raked windshield piece but loose the pop top, will have a buggy soft top and roll bar. Thanks again, please keep the concepts coming.
mekeys wrote: Some one asked if I has done any sketches for a stock wheelbase VW .So here are a few I found. I didn't do to many. My thinking was that there were a lot of dune buggies that could use a kit car style I did more of them for dune buggies..

mekeys Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:45 am

Thanks for your comment Carbon .The sterling has been my all time favorite. Looking forward to seeing your dune buggy version..

mekeys Thu May 04, 2017 10:57 am

Mels dune buggy sketches

I have been trying to do these on a monthly basis..So far I'm not doing to good.. Some of the sketches in the past were not suited to well to be called a dune buggy, but these should be more suitable


mekeys Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:19 pm

Mels dune buggy sketches:

Another month has rolled by.. So here's a fresh batch of sketches. I hope you guys are getting inspiration from all of these.. if you see one you like go for it.. I was going to do one of these myself years ago. But I'm to old now..

mekeys Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:01 pm

More sketches for another month, just a little bit later than usual. I hope you guys are getting a kick out of them. Don't worry I only have another few hundred or so to go..

mekeys Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:35 pm

Here are some more sketches for this month, I have been meaning to post some every month. So I see that I am way behind.

BL3Manx Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:34 am

Happy Birthday Mel!

slalombuggy Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:41 pm

🥂🥂🥂🥂Happy Birthday Mel🎂🎂🎂🎂


mekeys Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Here is another group of sketches.. for the month of February.. I had been trying to do this every month,,But I'm not keeping my schedule up too well..

mekeys Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:40 pm

More for this month.. These would be for an 80 inch VW pan.. But the designs are for a kit car. My thought was that some of you would be tired of eating sand by now..

mekeys Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:51 pm

Another group of sketches for this month.. Some would be more suitable for a kit car. All of these are for an 80 inch wheelbase VW belly pan.. I live in SWLA so I wanted to create a design that would give full coverage..

mekeys Tue May 29, 2018 1:07 pm

I can't believe how fast the time is passing me by...It's been a little over one month since the last post.. I was thinking as far back as 1991 that the world needed another dune bug design.. All together I did over 500 of these thumbnail sketches up until 2008.. So I think it's time to move on and let someone else take over..

mekeys Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:26 pm

It's been a few months so I thought it time to add some more sketches. I don't get many comments ,But I see that there are a lot of views. So I thought it would be OK to post again...The sketches this month are more suitable for a kit car than a dune buggy....These sketches are for an 80 inch wheelbase.. Page 11-B-8

mekeys Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:03 am

I'm not keeping up with posting these sketches too well.. But anyway here are some more for this month.. I included four without my ideas so you can try a few of your own.. They are drawn to the scale of 1/4 inch to a foot..

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