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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:29 pm    Post subject: Barris T Buggy "the Project" Reply with quote

First, Let me say Hello !

This has been an ongoing project of mine for the last 10 years.

I found it at a used car lot, $350, in 2002

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Had no idea what it was, just liked it.

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so now that I'm back at it, I decided to start a build thead

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I Hope everyone enjoys,

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great find for the money! I love C cabs - can't wait to see what you do with it! And welcome to the board!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: How NOT to shorten a pan Reply with quote

Here's the first problem I found

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Don't believe anyone thought this was safe

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There was one on the bottom also, I didn't bother with a pic

I Just hope someone learns from this Shocked

The bad part is, the pan was actually in good shape,exept for the torch cut
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they may have drilled holes through the chassis number. I'm sure they actually thought that would suffice in place of welding the shortened chassis back together? Sadly, work like that really isn't that unusual on dune buggies. It probably has something to do with getting it for $300. Have you considered a Berrien or Barrett chassis?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked WOW!!!!!!!!! thats scary as hell.......
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: donor time Reply with quote

Yes BL3Manx, I did think of getting a frame.

But in my mind, is that the way it was ? Cool 1970ish?

This buggy was a kit, not "built" by George Barris, but something people could buy. And then build themselves.

So.......I rescued this. I needed a frame, and title.

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YES, Juckyard, Police check, DMV,to get title. That old owner was great! He never knew what happen to it. He gave it to a guy for some house painting.

I did tell him it still be Yellow. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you got a new frame. Lookin forward to this build. I dig those T's.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see from the picture, is that a Beetle or a Super Beetle?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Standard, but in a lot worse shape than I had hoped for.
New floor pans, that I did count on.

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Only saving grace, the tunnel was solid.

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But frame head had to be salvaged from the butcherd frame.

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Parts RUST Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you have it under control.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: frame shortening Reply with quote

Far from perfect, but I like it better than the bumper brackets. Smile

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I did found out that I have lost all my pics of the frame build. Mad
I will say that i boxed in the pan with 1 1/4" including welded in nuts.
As I said, I had to reuse the frame head from the original frame.
Then off to the sand blaster.......
Primer, paint, and bed liner on the bottom.

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4" drop and discs all the way around

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And OLD cragars, from E-Bay

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Almost caught up to date, some more to come.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to say...wow, you work quick!

Looks good! Keep the updates coming!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cragaaaaaaaars! Applause
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the pan looks good enough to drive around,, who needs the body Laughing Love the wheels!!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Guys,

Yes I am excited to be working on this again. It's just been too long.

My wish is to put it back at least as near as I can to the look of 1970.

Still need help with the gas cap Question

My hope, is it will be done by this time, next year.

Again Thanks for Looking, it does help.

Bill

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the body shape, what does it look like inside the box? Are there shelves, seats, or nothing?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the modal of the "T" one of these days I might just put it together Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see what it looks like inside the back too. Nice job.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure it has Shag carpet and a waterbed along with state of the art 8Track surround sound. Maybe a disco ball to attract more ladies as well Laughing
Just foolin, looks like a great project.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good questions about the back. Let me bounce these ideas around out there.
Yes, it is just a square box in the back. I'm thinking stained wood floor, (i.e., old pickup) and just doing headliner material on the rest.
Also, just for thought, Iím thinking of glassing some steel in the sides. Just enough, to hold a magnetic sign. Just incase I would like to whore it out on the weekends.It might look nice sitting in front of a new restaurant or liquor store Laughing
And YES there will be an 8-track,,,,anyone have some Beach boy tapes?

Thanks Again for any, and all ideas,

Bill

(shag would be nice, but the vacuming, I don't think so)
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