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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In the picture you're holding the Invaders saucer, is there something wrong with the little finger on your right hand? Wink
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I wouldent waste $ or thyme on building a small motor. build it big so it dosent have to work hard.remember it's only as fast as your foot alows it to be unless you build a small turd then it just stinks as it squishes up through your toes when you step on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nelson

Nothing wrong with my finger that I can see..

That picture of the body shell in my back yard and the picture with my son who was about four years old is my own design. there is also couple of pictures of a Victress.. I was working with them around 1957.. To help them finish their C-3 mould..

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mel, I guess I was just seeing things, Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Here is another group of sketches for the end of October..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

I haven't posted for quite a while.. So here is another group of sketches for Jan 2016.. If you see one you like, feel to use one of my designs, just make sure to send the royalty check to mekeys..

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These drawings are an inspiration, thank you, appreciate your work.

I'm in the middle of a VW Beetle based kit car project and seriously considering going with a buggy design.

Thanks for the concept ideas!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

I like these:
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Here are some more sketches for this month. As some are for a dune buggy and some are for a kit car, take your choice.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Here are some more for this month. I added a scale so you can get an idea of how big the original sketches are. I started these years ago because I had wanted to create a new buggy design. But I'm 86 years old now so I think I going to let someone else take over with a new design.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Here are some more sketches for this month. I have added a ruler so you can see the actual size of the original sketches. They were done in 1/4 " to 1 foot.. scale


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

This is this months entry from my old drawings. March 21, 1991


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Here is another group of sketches for this month. As you can see these go way back to 1991. That's when I had the bright idea to come up with a new design, but I was 61 years old then, now I'm 86.So I'm going to leave it up to someone younger..

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Great sketches, thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Another month has gone by, Time for some more sketches of kit cars and dune buggies. As you can see not all of the details have been worked out. These were just a 30 second thumbnail to try and come up with as many ideas as I could. I came up with over 500 sketches. Too much choice. ??
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Hello Mel,

Have you done any sketches for regular wheelbase, uncut VW floorpan?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

I can't believe another month has gone by. So here we go again. Some of these sketches are for a kit car. A few were for dune buggies. At that time I wanted to come up with a new design, to replace all the Meyers Manx clones. However in 91 I was only 62 years old. Alas now I'm 86 so I'm going to leave It to you guys to carry on..

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

Some one asked if I has done any sketches for a stock wheelbase VW .So here are a few I found. I didn't do to many. My thinking was that there were a lot of dune buggies that could use a kit car style body.so I did more of them for dune buggies..



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Mel's Dune Buggy Sketches Reply with quote

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Here is another page of sketches for this month.


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This is a Scorpio, it was a one off design in the 60s by a builder named Beau Hickory.

I thought of these sketches when I saw it

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

I's been quite a while since I posted, I had been trying to do it on a monthly basis. So it looks like it's past time. So here we go again.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Mels dune buggy sketches Reply with quote

I like the bottom one on the right. Cool
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