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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not a rant or whine, but where do you guys post FYI for others about buggies 4sale?

this is a cute kids buggy or to accessorize your street rig.

http://utica.craigslist.org/bar/3432090878.html

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hi i have a dune buggy for trade only i am looking for a snowmobile that may need a little tlc the buggy needs the motor mounted it needs a belt cluch a belt throttle cable and gas tank mounted thats it the rear tires tread was cut off when i got it but the front are in good shape if intrested or want to know anything else about it TEXT 315-750-8406 with pic thanks for looking
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking buggy, but WOW!!!

$ 35,000.00 should buy a lot more than what is there. No cage, no big engine, no coated header, no special brakes, awkward looking seats, painted Craiger SS rims, drums brakes, baja style cheap rear bumper, funky windscreen.

Should be more like $ 8 to $ 9 K


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joescoolcustoms wrote:
Nice looking buggy, but WOW!!!

$ 35,000.00 should buy a lot more than what is there. No cage, no big engine, no coated header, no special brakes, awkward looking seats, painted Craiger SS rims, drums brakes, baja style cheap rear bumper, funky windscreen.

Should be more like $ 8 to $ 9 K


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1478733


Wow, at that price, it must have every piece coated in high dollar super rare ultra-pure grade-A Unobtanium...
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hows this... $32,500.00

http://madison.craigslist.org/cto/3822747107.html

and if you read the brief description of this "rare" buggy--it's $35k OBO..

Just passing along the good deals..

(oops--just noticed this is the same rant/whine from above..) I was kind enough to send the fella an email..

me: It may not be my place to say--or it may be..But Your price for the Buggy is completely inordinate..and if you want to be better informed as to values--thesamba.com is a VW specific website that will show QUALITY VW's and you may better find your price is about 3-4 times what you can realistically expect to ask for your bug--
No insults intended--


him: So what do u think it's worth?

me: I know the value of the work that may have been placed into the body-paint, etc.. But your Buggy won't sell for more than $6-8k on the high end. The buggy is not built with a "period" appearance but rather "custom" to your liking--your "market" has been severely minimized. There is too much high-end parts and build styles that are WAY above and beyond your buggy which has only a nice paint job and aftermarket seats..aside from the paint--you've got a "regular" buggy that anyone can build if they have a VW to donate for the pan-suspension-engine-
I'm just bring honest as a VW enthusiast myself--case in point--
I've got over $23,000 in receipts in my '62 Bug--and I built it without any value on my time--


him: You don't see many like this. I easily think I can get 20 grande for it in California. Or from someone in Illinois. Are you saying just the paint is the only nice thing on it?

me: I would strongly encourage you to look around at others on that website I referenced..your $20k expectation is still FAR beyond a realistic expectation--real Meyers Manx buggies won't catch that type of money--if you know what a Manx is--then you'll know that they are the only ones with real "value"--that along with true off-road purpose-built tube framed chassis-
And take this as you may--your buggy is nothing special as its "standard" with stock parts obtainable anywhere.
I assume you built this buggy?


him: Yes we did.

me: You'll never get more than $10k for it--and I believe THAT price is way beyond reality..
Best of luck to you-


him: Thanks. Il let you know when I sell it for 20k

me: Hahaha--I'll be sure to keep my phone on silent when you email me at night in THAT dream


I couldn't help myself--had to send the last message..[/b]
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL! What a funny conversation.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Omg I wish I had the cash lol, he has not one but two of the "Manx" bodies in Notasulga, AL and a motor as well.

http://auburn.craigslist.org/cto/3840709126.html
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needs nothing....cant fit anymore on it. Complete with Honda CRV running boards!! WOW Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MURZI wrote:
Needs nothing....cant fit anymore on it. Complete with Honda CRV running boards!! WOW Shocked

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1563048


It needs curb finders and a windshield visor.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MURZI wrote:
Needs nothing....cant fit anymore on it. Complete with Honda CRV running boards!! WOW Shocked

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1563048


Erm... uhh..... yeah... Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Not exactly to my taste, but it IS 'street leagl'. It'll fetch $20k at Barrett-Jackson -

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post is more about the quality of new parts I recently received.
In the quest ot build a 1600 SP for my coast to coast monocoque run in July, I bought a set of new E+PI connecting rods. At first look, they were quite impressive and nicely done.
I weighed them and they were all within 2 grams of each other. NICE.
Then I took the nuts off. BAD
One nut was actually threaded at an angle.
That is when I started looking at them closely. As I threaded the nuts down onto the cap bolts, I noticed that the lands on the main portion of the rods was not parallel to the base of the rod. This machined surface which should have been parallel was at a slight angle causing the nut to sit unevenly on the rod. You could never get any decent torque setting on this.

All 4 rods were this way.

I am contacting the supplier tomorrow to see what I can work out.

I opted for these new rods thinking that at least these will be fresh but I believe I am going to go back to some remanned rods.

Bummer.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta look for those dirty old German ones Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If only I had the ultimate in German power...Porsche.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris - I have a 1957 356 engine (in pieces) sitting in my basement if you really want one. Tom
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just want the alternator conversion for that engine Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Farmer John - I have one of those for my engine. Tom
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does this one belong here Question
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1624434
WOW you can get a real MG for way less coin Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems 90% of every buggy add they are selling a manx, manks or some form of the manx name wether it really is one or not.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello all- first let me say thank you for letting a new guy hang around here and learn something. I have just recently figured out that i need a dune buggy in my collection. I am having a problem. As i figured you do not buy a dune buggy from down the street ( i read the post and know that many have....) when you live in the North East ( Rochester NY). So i have been looking around Craigslist and have found a couple that are close enough to me to trailer up and make it happen. When i contact these folks i tell them that i am a serious buyer, $$ in hand if its the right car and maybe mention my other cars and mention i would arrive with a trailer so they know that i am serious and real. Last thing i want to do is waste anyones or my own time. I am not inquiring about ones wayyyy out of my price range as some kind of pipe dream but realistic cars that are in my budget so i can make a sound decision/purchase and enjoy it.

I am 0 for 3 as far as anyone contacting me back?

just have to keep trying i guess

oh well- this is by no means a rant or anything just an observation and a way to introduce myself

thanks everyone!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My personal experience with Craigslist has been poor. In both selling and trying to buy. I do not know if emails do not get through or what happens, but I have only gotten through to two sellers in about 15 attempts to get a hold of anyone I have inquired about items listed on CL.

I put the same item on this site or ebay, and bam, contact happens.
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Am I out of line thinking that for the price this should have a proper air filter and hood springs on it?
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