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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:52 am    Post subject: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

There seems to be enough posts about nasty vehicles and over priced parts, so lets keep them all in one place.

All the other forums have "whine" topics and now this one does.

All new topics will be locked.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHY , WHY, is all my stuff worth squat ... and everyone elses crap is worth its weight in gold ?......


How's that for a start ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://roseburg.craigslist.org/cto/2072971117.html

VW Gazelle missing many pieces... this was $200 a year ago, I decided not to buy it since there were some impossible-to-find pieces missing, like the seats, the inner tub that goes over the VW pan, top frame, bumper and fender brackets, some of the unique switchgear and the long-discontinued Classic Instruments speedometer, and just about everything else but the fenders, body and grille and some random trim parts were gone, destroyed or severely damaged.

This might be good as an alternative Volksrod body or a body donor for someone with a wrecked Gazelle.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this one makes up for it.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2107524433.html Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gmiee5 wrote:
this one makes up for it.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2107524433.html Very Happy


Excellent deal... if the mid-engine frame is any good, I'd leave off the engine lid, put louvers over the engine and make the engine itself look like an expensive European piece with judicious application of Allen bolts, black wrinkle-finish and machine-tool grey paint and four Weber carbs under an oblong air cleaner, with a Cadillac Cimarron shift boot assembly hiding the shifter to the Toronado slushbox.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MG kit for only $3000 in Oregon (paint the wheels and grille bars to match the interior and put on some non-logo hubcaps in place of the fake wires, and it'll look almost authentic. A die-hard kit car enthusiast would either obtain a wood dash and Classic Instruments gauges from MG Magic or make the dash look more authentic, then fit a Flat-4 banjo steering wheel, on top of the other mods I mentioned.
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/2109760562.html

Very nice Mini-Mark in Vancouver, Washington for $6500 OBO or trade, purportedly a factory-built car. Color scheme is dated to say the least, but should be kept for provenance purposes.
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/2107278316.html

Joe Fierro GT (one of my favorites of all time) in Las Vegas for $10,000:
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/2051858024.html

Pristine VW Jaguar SS100 in Portland, Oregon for $9900 (autostick)
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2109903780.html
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have most of those parts missing parts for sale
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Almost too good to be true... a $500 Meyers Tow'd. In Portland, Oregon. No body, tub and cage look pretty good, needs lots of TLC but would be worth restoring.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2226518245.html

Another maroon and white basket-case Gazelle... could be a parts unit or an ambitious project. Never built but evidently pulled out of the crates and boxes, $600 in Beaverton, Oregon

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/2226243224.html

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Almost too good to be true... a $500 Meyers Tow'd. In Portland, Oregon. No body, tub and cage look pretty good, needs lots of TLC but would be worth restoring. Well that little buggy is my new toy LOL Really liked the look have been doing some looking around Im not sure if it is a Tow'd or not I know it looks like one but it has a square tube frame and the fuel tank is differant so far all the ones I have seen are round tube frames. Question can anybody tell me where the ID tag would be? Also can anyone tell me about the Leap Frog kit as Im wondering if that is what it is. Thanks Randy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Almost too good to be true... a $500 Meyers Tow'd. In Portland, Oregon. No body, tub and cage look pretty good, needs lots of TLC but would be worth restoring. Well that little buggy is my new toy LOL Really liked the look have been doing some looking around Im not sure if it is a Tow'd or not I know it looks like one but it has a square tube frame and the fuel tank is differant so far all the ones I have seen are round tube frames. Question can anybody tell me where the ID tag would be? Also can anyone tell me about the Leap Frog kit as Im wondering if that is what it is. Thanks Randy


Randy,

I know little about Tow'ds and this is the first I've heard of the Leap Frog (my fiberglass-car knowledge is more in the way of regular dune buggies, kit cars, non-VW race cars, Corvettes, Lotuses and really old stuff like Devin and Kellison specials), you may try http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/ for info, or PM BL3Manx, who is something of a resident B.F. Meyers & Co. expert.

Since I don't know anything about Leap Frog buggies and thus can't speak for whether or not they are like your Tow'd, my opinion is that it's a Fiber Jet Sand Hopper Tow'd clone, a Sand Flee, or a one-off fake Tow'd made with a square-tube frame, possibly with an original Meyers tub or a new tub molded off an original. New fiberglass hoods, engine covers and fenders are available through Meyers Manx itself and will be able to fit any other Tow'd-style buggy except the Vaquero with some modifications, possibly none for near-duplicates like yours.

Glad to see that you rescued it,
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have found a few things its not a Tow'd or sandhopper as near as I can tell my frame is differant my fuel tank is fiberglass and under the rear deck my wheelbase is shorter also as soon as I figure out how to post pics I will go to the model section Thanks Randy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AHHAHAHA... the worst Bucher Job I've seen of Myers Manx yet! haha!!
Gotta love the old line.. " I was told this was a Myers Manx!" If I had a dollar for everytime I saw that post.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1168702
Was told was a mayers manks. I dont know for sure. It does have the tube wiring holder. NO windsheild or title. Make offer. What you see is what you get. 559 707-5411 chris
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder how they can tell the trans is good or not? Maybe they drove to where its parked!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:33 am    Post subject: Very General Complaint Reply with quote

Why put an item for sale on the Samba if you don't plan to reply to inquires? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Very General Complaint Reply with quote

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Why put an item for sale on the Samba if you don't plan to reply to inquires? Confused


Link please.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Very General Complaint Reply with quote

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Why put an item for sale on the Samba if you don't plan to reply to inquires? Confused


Link please.


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1241176

I had three - the other two have been deleted, apparently.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not looking to get into a debate about the worth of a real Manx. Even though this is a real Manx that has been certified, I thik the price is way high for the quality. It is a re-spray, not original gell coat. A 1641 is not all that special to raise the price that much, it has a horrid fan shroud that cools the worst of any out there and the old "see-through" distributor caps. Nothing fancy on the wheels, just a powder coated steel rim.

The hard top is cool, but I do not see where the rear of the top mounts.

I think $ 6 to $ 8 K.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1315192
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that ad and originally thought they were listing it for $1500.00 I know, that seems pretty far fetched, but I think a little more believable than $15000.00 But, a person can ASK for whatever they want...
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