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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:43 am    Post subject: Bandit buggies Reply with quote

Hi folks,

Does anyone know if this company is still in business:

http://banditbuggy.com/kits.htm

Their website looks like it was updated in 2005 and a call to the listed phone number went unanswered. I'm oping they are still around, but I'm not sure...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might just be lunch time in CA.

I thought they are still in business.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure, but I heard the owner got a regular job, and hasn't spent allot of time doing the manx stuff anymore. Pacific customs was carrying there stuff, but when I spoke with them they couldn't tell me what was going on.

I'm not trying to steal customers, but if you need a manx body, give me a call. (760)744-8909 I can help www.frpmanx.com
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Bandit buggies Reply with quote

kgrimm86 wrote:
Hi folks,

Does anyone know if this company is still in business:

http://banditbuggy.com/kits.htm

Their website looks like it was updated in 2005 and a call to the listed phone number went unanswered. I'm oping they are still around, but I'm not sure...


You ever get in touch with them? I am considering their buggies too.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped by there about a year ago on my way to LA. He wasn't there but his father owns the bussiness directly in front of his shop, some kind of truck stuff, caps and stuff. Anyway, he showed me around and said they were only building the Bandit II as the molds for the bandit were in bad shape. There were a few in progress buggies in there. I spoke with the owner the next day on his cell phone and it seemed he was starting to get more aggresive with sales, possibly the deal with Pacific Customs Ive looked for his cell number but can't find it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Bandit buggies Reply with quote

wvmedic wrote:
kgrimm86 wrote:
Hi folks,

Does anyone know if this company is still in business:

http://banditbuggy.com/kits.htm

Their website looks like it was updated in 2005 and a call to the listed phone number went unanswered. I'm oping they are still around, but I'm not sure...


You ever get in touch with them? I am considering their buggies too.


Not yet, but I did see the bodies for sale on the Pacific Customs website. Only bummer there is that they are asking $2500 for just the body (I think.) He was asking $2500 for what looked like an almost complete kit, less chasis, engine and tranny. But $2500 is still pretty cheap!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Buggy - did mine in 2008 - I drive by the shop every day - have not seen them working there much - Try and contact Dan, i am sure he will make a body for you - i do not know if he is still turning out completed car or not - if you are looking for a complete car... mine may be for sale for the right price.... Smile



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call this number and they will be able to help you get what you want.
This is the parent company for bandit Buggies Real nice people I had the owner sell a camper shell for me a few years ago.
Turner Toys For Trucks

(909)381-3272.
If that doesnt work let me know and I can stop by there and get the scoop.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I'll give them a try!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any luck with these guys? I cant get their webpage to pull up anymore.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shotgungrooms, that is one nice looking buggy, I really like the build.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That blue buggy looks cool. Everything looks great!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shotgunrooms....awesome buggy!

I also have a Bandit buggy but not built up as much as yours.
They do seem very good quality though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys, I know this response is delayed but Bandit Buggy in San Bernardino is still operational and has never shut it's doors. I just started back with Bandit after a few year break but we are still working on a limited basis.

We are still selling bodies as requests come in. We're only selling the Bandit 2 model as someone stated. We do still take on 95% Turn Key builds as time allows.

The phone is answered when we are there and can get to it. Otherwise just leave a message and we'll get back to you.

Our website was down at one point and is outdated at the moment. We are working on trying to correct this in a timely manner.

Thanks for your interest in Bandit Buggy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New website address, www.banditdunebuggy.com. Some individual hijacked our web addresses a few months ago and is trying to extort money to get them back. Instead of fighting the legal battle right now we bought new domains. If we can get them back we will let you know.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

socalvws wrote:
New website address, www.banditdunebuggy.com. Some individual hijacked our web addresses a few months ago and is trying to extort money to get them back. Instead of fighting the legal battle right now we bought new domains. If we can get them back we will let you know.


I cannot get the website to work.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it saying that the server got itself into trouble? If so, remove the . at the end of the domain that somehow attached itself in my post. or click below

http://www.banditdunebuggy.com
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow $2500 for a body Shocked ? Not that Im looking for one now, but I don't remember buggy bodies being that much last I looked..I thought similar ones like Berriens were going for $12-$1500?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing Berrien has is comparable to the Bandit 2. The body that you might be referring to was our Bandit 1. It is very similar to what they still offer and retailed for $1500. Theirs is almost $1600.
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