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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: TRP.... BugTruck! Reply with quote

I figured I'd show everyone what Jason and I have been working on in our spare time...lol. It's a 1970's Hill Engineering T Buggy. I've been doing a bunch of research and can only find a hand full of these that still exist..this one sits on a full lenght bug pan and has the option hard top as well..the goal was just to build a cool retro look and feel dune buggy....I've known about this one for about 3 or 4 years now, it was sitting behind a friend of mine's house and I knew he was never going to do anything with it....well after years of buggin him (no pun intended) I finally got him to sell it to me, it was more than I wanted to pay...but I knew this was going to be a stand out vehicle. I came up on a runner driver 76 bug for cheap to grab the needed running gear from and the transformation started....

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This is how it looked the day we picked it up!
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Some new shoes, a 3 inch body lift and 3 heavy coats of clear after giving the original gel coat a good sanding to make it smooth

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If you are ever thinking about putting bug seats in a Dune Buggy....what a PITA, super lucky to have Jason around with his mad fabrication skills, these seats got chopped, cut, rebuilt all custom fitted..lots of hours.

The seat covers are custom made by Premier Auto Upholstery here in town...we used some 77-79 Westy plaid with the fat biscuit design and 65 Mustang Vinyl on the outside to give it that real retro flavor.

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You know how it is, can't show you all the details till it hit the shows...ok well here is one from last night...after 3 very late nights working on it this week we will have the car crusing around BOR 70..come on by the TRP Swap Spot and check it out in person...we will also be having a HUGE parts blow out sale too!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOT FAIR you two have some of the best toys!! *insert stomping feet here

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come on by the TRP Swap Spot and check it out in person...we will also be having a HUGE parts blow out sale too!!


I will be there bright and early Sun morn...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOR 70

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure I seen a yellow body for sale on here not too long ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah there was a mess of one for sale in the Classifieds a while back, but I think it was a clone without the "Ford" pressing on the rear of the bed.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mo pics! And how about that horn?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seen it Sunday it's a cool truck . Hope that guys back is better poor guy was in a lot of pain .
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:43 am    Post subject: what's it worth?? Reply with quote

Hey man,, I found one of these, and have no idea what to ask for it! What are they going for? No motor, but it does have a tranny..
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamies74sb wrote:
I seen it Sunday it's a cool truck . Hope that guys back is better poor guy was in a lot of pain .


LOL...yeah Tones isn't too bright sometimes..he got over it after a few beers.


I will have to get a video of the horns, it's super loud air horn and busts out the General Lee Dixieland theme song.


Worth? Like all things whatever someone will pay...this one was real complete with the top and the motor cover which are both unobtainable, original sparkle steering wheel, side mirrors, and front bumper..I paid more than I should have ($1500.00) for the body on a junk roller pan.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This past weekend we loaded up BugTruck and headed down to the Solvang Vintage Treffen...of course we had to stop at the world famous Pismo beach for a little fun in the Sand.

(For those of you who might try and get all crazy about the Buggy Whip Flag...simmer down I'm a huge Dukes of Hazzard Fan/Collector and we have installed a airhorn that plays the General Lee Horn Sound...it's all part of the Theme)

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Went out by the Neverland Ranch

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Then off to some have some fun in the hills.

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Great weekend, cruising down in SoCal.












Oh and you never know who you're going to run into at the Neverland.......

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LOL...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good time...LMAO at the last photo, fucking splitdog Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rich's 50 wrote:
Looks like a good time...LMAO at the last photo, fucking splitdog Laughing Laughing Laughing


Mr.& Mrs. Splitdog are real good people always laughs when they are around for sure!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we know some folks get fiesty when we post all the things we find on Samba, we started up a Facebook page for BugTruck, if you're on FB and want to see what were up to in real time check out

www.facebook.com/trpbugtruck
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BugTruck has been killin it with the small finds lately..here is one of his bigger finds from this weekend.


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Bought and Sold!!

Watch ALL of our finds at www.facebook.com/TRPBugtruck
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more finds in the last few weeks...

1967-912
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1957 Lowlight Ghia- Real Rust free car all things considered

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1967 Sunroof Squareback found at Pick N Pull of all places

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1962 Chevy Truck- Yeah we buy those too.

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and as fast as they come in they leave!

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These are just some of the big items...wanna watch real time..check out www.facebook.com/Trpbugtruck

Coming soon.....

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good bye! Have fun at your new homes!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is amazing what u can still find at Pick N Pull

Og EMPI vent wing locks and Copper Hurst shifter...plus some other odds and ends...

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Found this today....true pickin!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Some stuff we r always pickin that is not car related.

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Ribbed door and a caddy tailgate..ribbed.doors are shot but the guts and glass are available for sale...gettin hard to find if u need them...and while not a pick we got this the other night..not sure if anyone else digs old arcade games..

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