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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: first post, empi imp Reply with quote

new to the board. been doing research for some time now. i think i found an empi imp body. looks to be in decent shape, needs paint and a few pop rivet holes fixed. it is on a rusted out junker(new england weather). it has the side podes and rear valance. the valance has one large crack but i dont think i would use it anyway. i was told they are a longer body and the frame needs to be shortend to a different length, does anyone have an answer for this? the frame is rusted and broken so getting a good measurement is not an option. the guy wants $750. for the whole car. i might be able to get a couple pats off of it(the front end,axles,etc) but im not sure. is it worth that kind of money or should i pass on this one ? thanks for any and all help. Keith
p.s. this will not be my last ?, so get ready.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pods are very rare so that makes it worth some extra cabbage so I think you are good on the price. Imps required the pan be shortened by 12 something inches rather than the 14 or so of the Manx type
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be a cool buggy! where in mass are you ? im in western mass
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im in Ashland. thats near 495 and the mass. pike.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glassbuggy wrote:
Imps required the pan be shortened by 12 something inches
12" exactly
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you get the Imp?
Here are the build instructions. http://henrichs.ehost-services119.com/sites/www.TijuanaKustoms.com/g/pdf%20set/EMPI%20Imp.pdf

The side pods are worth more then your paying.

I just got another Imp from Road Island last week. We just pulled a mold off the tail, took the rims and sold it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Show him what an Imp can look like Tom! BTW, how is yours doing?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

73SpeedBuggy wrote:
Show him what an Imp can look like Tom! BTW, how is yours doing?

You want before or after pics?

BTW Tom... Keith told me your new IMP has a new home in record time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
73SpeedBuggy wrote:
Show him what an Imp can look like Tom! BTW, how is yours doing?

You want before or after pics?

BTW Tom... Keith told me your new IMP has a new home in record time.


I'm waiting for the after repair pics.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The empi imp is my favorite body style. Here's a pic of mine!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to my project...... Kinda been at a stand still for a few months..... Hoping to have complete rolling chassis by end of summer Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good looking project you got going on. Looks like your making good progress. This is the place to get great ideas and help when you need it. Good luck on the project.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks 69. I live on Long Island so any time I have a question or need advise I reach out to Kustoms to pick his brain. Wish I could have it done by now but..... As progress continues, I will post updates.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i havent picked it up yet other obligations have keep me busy. when i get by that way i will snap a few pics.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ironweld7, if you or anyone else from the MA area is a buggy fan, don't miss the VolksVair Fair held right in Shrewsbury, MA on Sat August 7th!!

More information can be found at http://the-bug-club.com/

Good luck with that Imp, could make a great buugy.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: MANX -EMPI IMP INFORMATION Reply with quote

Im new to the forum and hope Im in the right place, Can anyone tell me how to tell whether my buggy is a Manx /EMPI IMP. I have been told it was but would like to know for sure.[/img]
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