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Old 12-13-2006, 07:42 PM
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ok i love cars and everything but me and my friend are serious four-wheelers and most of use own our own four-wheelers, but my cozin got me hooked on something else, he goes down to the dunes with some buddys every year and he took me along and i got to drive his dune buggy and me and my friends have started to desingn one, were using and old voltswagon for parts and we have being runing into problems with the frame becasue VW dont have frams so we need something else if any one has any ideas please dont hesitate to reply
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:38 PM
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Why don't you buy or fashion a "Sand Rail"?

http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

I see tons of 'em out here in AZ & the Dunes are just west of here on the way to San Diego. Which Dunes are you talking about?
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:06 AM
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well first off im on a LIMITED budget, but i have lots of resoures like old car and lots of scrap metal, and what a sand rail, isnt it the same thing as a dune buggy and i did go to AZ but i cant remember what part it was
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I'm not real handy but my Dad ran a small construction company when I grew up and his mechanic used scrap tube steel and welded his own off road vehicle. When I think of a dune buggy I picture a body with high fenders and a well where a door would be. A sand rail (for me) is just a tube steel frame with no body parts (maybe a steel plate underneath). My friend in Tucson turned his bug into a Baja Bug by taking off the rear fenders and putting larger rear wheels on that angled in towards the body for traction in the was (dry riverbeds). We thrashed that thing hard and it only cost him a few hundred bucks.

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ok im aiming more toward a sand rail but with my limited budget i might be forsed to make a baja bug but i want it to kind of look like a sand rail but i dont know thanks tho
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