I used VWs for all of them. In the 70s you could buy a good running VW for $50. I stripped off the bodies, cut 14" out of the floor pan and welded them back together. Put the original front seats back in, fab up a rollbar that you can mount the gas tank to, and wullah . . . . . . . . . you have a poor man's sandrail for under $50. I think they were all 1600 DP engines. You can't beat VW for dune buggies. They have the best independent suspension, and the air cooled rear engine stands up to a beating.
The two I have now are both Manx type beach buggies. These ones are getting the full treatment tho'. I have $4,000 in the one that I'm working on now.
Last edited by kitkar; 03-15-2004 at 10:58 PM.