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  Topic: Installing suicide doors in a Berry Mini T4
BL3Manx

Replies: 17
Views: 4230

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Today 3:08 pm   Subject: Re: Installing suicide doors in a Berry Mini T4
A rollcage can more than make up for the loss of chassis rigidity caused by cutting doors in a buggy body.

However, I can't recall seeing a Mini-T with a full rollcage. The shape of the windshield ...
  Topic: Manx Exhaust ID - Help!
BL3Manx

Replies: 10
Views: 351

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Yesterday 1:35 pm   Subject: Re: Manx Exhaust ID - Help!
Yes! I am looking at making one with the original pretzel style as opposed to the parallel you can find now. I am thinking about buying the current parallel style and having it modified to look as clo ...
  Topic: Manx Exhaust ID - Help!
BL3Manx

Replies: 10
Views: 351

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:05 am   Subject: Re: Manx Exhaust ID - Help!
Functionally, any 1 3/8" four into one collector header from EMPI or Appletree would work fine.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1538795.jpg

However I'm pretty sure from the photos h ...
  Topic: Manx Exhaust ID - Help!
BL3Manx

Replies: 10
Views: 351

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 pm   Subject: Re: Manx Exhaust ID - Help!
This is a similar Shoemaker header but with a horizontal collector

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=376301

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1230827.jpg

https://www.the ...
  Topic: Where can i find a front hood for Manx style tub.
BL3Manx

Replies: 4
Views: 270

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:16 pm   Subject: Re: Where can i find a front hood for Manx style tub.
Very glad to hear you got it!
  Topic: Where can i find a front hood for Manx style tub.
BL3Manx

Replies: 4
Views: 270

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:12 pm   Subject: Re: Where can i find a front hood for Manx style tub.
This guy has a couple cheap

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pts/d/escondido-dune-buggy-front-hoods/6779325133.html
  Topic: Cuting pan for California Clipper
BL3Manx

Replies: 1
Views: 100

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:28 am   Subject: Re: Cuting pan for California Clipper
Glad to see you and your son working together on your buggy!

You're doing it correctly. Mark and cut the chassis so the body fits, not to a random number. Don't forget the rear bulkhead rail of the ...
  Topic: Vintage/contemporary nostalgic built dunebuggy pictures
BL3Manx

Replies: 213
Views: 79354

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:02 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage/contemporary nostalgic built dunebuggy pictures
BL3Manx if I remember right - seen that picture before... was it in college days?

Junior year of high school, 1969-1970, built it when I was 15, started driving it the day I turned 16.
  Topic: Manx Hardtop Roof fitting Kit
BL3Manx

Replies: 46
Views: 10080

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: Manx Hardtop Roof fitting Kit
I'm sure that Flatlands will still sell these but the owner is notorious for ignoring emails, or so I belive, I've never actually dealt with him though. I've heard its always best to phone him.

I a ...
  Topic: Manx Hardtop Roof fitting Kit
BL3Manx

Replies: 46
Views: 10080

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:16 am   Subject: Re: Manx Hardtop Roof fitting Kit
I asked a friend in the UK if he knows whether they still sell them. I'll let you know what he says
  Topic: Manx Hardtop Roof fitting Kit
BL3Manx

Replies: 46
Views: 10080

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:23 pm   Subject: Re: Manx Hardtop Roof fitting Kit
Any idea if they are still in business? I have tried emailing a few times but haven't heard anything...need a set of these!

What exactly in this two page thread are you talking about?
  Topic: clutch pedal hard
BL3Manx

Replies: 11
Views: 304

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:14 am   Subject: Re: clutch pedal hard
Besides making sure everything is as it should be, the later levers were longer and reduced effort by over 25%

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2158267


https://www.thesam ...
  Topic: Would a shortened buggy classify as a kei car?
BL3Manx

Replies: 7
Views: 341

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:17 pm   Subject: Re: Would a shortened buggy classify as a kei car?
sorry, double post
  Topic: Would a shortened buggy classify as a kei car?
BL3Manx

Replies: 7
Views: 341

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:54 pm   Subject: Re: Would a shortened buggy classify as a kei car?
There was a buggy made in Tucson in the 70s by Bill Cheesbourg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cheesbourg called the Cheezburger which was based on the Subaru 360 Sambar truck. They show up now an ...
  Topic: Transmission adapter type thing
BL3Manx

Replies: 4
Views: 224

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:35 am   Subject: Re: Transmission adapter type thing
To make your desired set up work, you will have to install a bus transaxle or raise the bug transmission several inches above where its mounted. Either of those jobs is much more difficult than movi ...
  Topic: Light weight car
BL3Manx

Replies: 45
Views: 1314

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:28 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
There's one of these on ebay now. Basically all you were looking for

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/293205.jpg
  Topic: Fiber jet Mulholand baja kit?
BL3Manx

Replies: 16
Views: 4819

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:39 pm   Subject: Re: Fiber jet Mulholand baja kit?
Did you ask this question on the Baja forum?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewforum.php?f=9
  Topic: Just picked up a Type4 which trans and carbs
BL3Manx

Replies: 29
Views: 740

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:26 pm   Subject: Re: Just picked up a Type4 which trans and carbs
Rebuilt Type 4 head with warranty

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1794254
  Topic: Kit Car Brake and Tail Light Inspection, Los Angeles California
BL3Manx

Replies: 9
Views: 440

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: Kit Car Brake and Tail Light Inspection, Los Angeles California
Hmmm, i wonder how I go about convincing them no one would take my kit car...this would be a time saver. It's worth trying and seeing.

Bring a list of the shops with the phone numbers you checked ...
  Topic: How to: cut down vintage original low back seats
BL3Manx

Replies: 1
Views: 240

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:20 am   Subject: Re: How to: cut down vintage original low back seats
Here's one way
http://www.thebugshop.org/bsfqseat.htm

The usual way to cut down a bug seat is fairly intuitive, you cut a couple inches out of the vertical section of the base and weld it back tog ...
 
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