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Old December 6th, 2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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I can find a source for black market human organs before I can find some damn plans for a sandrail. I've looked everywhere I can, no good.

I know some people make their livings by selling these plans, but what the hell? Why is it so hard to find these? I just want to know how much tubing I would need to build one and see how much cheaper a welder friend of mine can piece one together over someone like Fisher.

Anyone got any leads or suggestions on the lowest buck weld-it-yourself rail kits? Something long, not one of the stubbies like the Fisher Warrior.

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Old December 6th, 2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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Dunebuggyplans.com [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rollingeyes.gif[/img]
Badland Buggy [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img]
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From scratch or like this.....




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Old December 6th, 2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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I guess I should have mentioned that I know I can buy plans, but seems that everything else on the planet is obtainable freely through the right channels but rail plans seem to be a strictly money item.

Those are pretty cool, bike engine would be killer!
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Old December 6th, 2004, 04:55 PM   #4
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http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7719
I posted this topic a few days ago, well for mid-engine plans. But the company sells plans for buggies and other stuff as well

http://www.rorty-design.com/content/CAD_plans.htm
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Old December 6th, 2004, 05:00 PM   #5
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Cool, but to quote the great movie Amistad: "Give....me.....free...." [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img]
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Old December 6th, 2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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OK, ya cheap bastard! Here is a build up over on the Samba. It starts off pretty nice but gets a little cobby towards the end. Just lay some tube down and get jiggy...."We don't need no stinkin' plan!" (since you started it... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img] )

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Old December 6th, 2004, 06:43 PM   #7
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I was watching HamburgerBrad's build for a while. Think I picked on him about his roofline. Looks like a freakin skyscraper! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img] He's done a lot of great work though for someone building it in his garage!

Yeah, I'm a cheap bastard. More than that I'm a broke bastard! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cry.gif[/img]

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Old December 6th, 2004, 06:47 PM   #8
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Build a cage on a beetle pan if your truly working on low funds. Hell you can even do it on a running pan.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 06:57 PM   #9
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Build a cage on a beetle pan if your truly working on low funds. Hell you can even do it on a running pan.
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Yeah, I thought about that. I've yet to see one that didnt look like ass, but I just may wind up doing that.

I can drive a little ways and pick up a you-weld-it from Fisher for a little over $300 but dont really dig the roofline. I just gotta shit or get off the pot!
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They can look good if you make them look good.
I think they can ship to you, might be cheaper than the drive and your time.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 07:03 PM   #11
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I may need to look into something like the warrior and seeing how I can modify it by either stretching it a little or modifying the roofline.

Any idea what else (just the big items) I would need if I have a mostly intact 65? I need to pick up the buggy book soon....
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damnit there are no pics of the rears of those bike powered rails!!!
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Old December 7th, 2004, 04:20 AM   #13
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dune-buggy.com has rail frames for cheap all the time. I have seen rolling chassis cars for less than $300. I have a Warrior and the short wheel base makes it a blast to drive. Good luck. Rails are awesome fun.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 05:07 AM   #14
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'> damnit there are no pics of the rears of those bike powered rails!!![/b][/quote]

Short Sand cars has some really nice stuff!



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Old December 7th, 2004, 05:21 AM   #15
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I really like this vintage style buggy with just a cut down Vdub pan! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] Very economical!!
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Old December 7th, 2004, 05:25 AM   #16
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I really like this vintage style buggy with just a cut down Vdub pan! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] Very economical!!

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Yeah, that would be easy enough but one problem I would have is my 3.5 year old girl loves rails. She saw one once and I had to tear her out of it. Whatever I build will have to be safe enough for her to ride in around the neighborhood. I'll probably create a quick connect expanded metal 'door' on the passenger side.

I saw on dune-buggy.com there's a $300 rolling chassis in Ohio, just like you mentioned. Hmmmm..... 8 hour drive to Ohio. Not exactly a pretty drive, but who knows.....
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I had a local guy build this one for me. I know you are trying cheep, but frame fabbing isnt as easy as it looks- not to mention, that steel aint cheep thses days. If you can get a knock down kit for 300 clams, just modify it to fit your needs. Modifing is alot easier than building when it comes to sandrails. And if your welding isnt up to par, then scary things start happening at the most inapropriate times. Just my 2 cents.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 05:45 AM   #18
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This little jewell was picked up by Lilbill awhile back. I can't remember his location, but it was somewhere "southish". You might try gettin' a hold of him if you like it at all....


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Hey good to see exracer still around!! Nice buggy.... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] You're gonna have to mount the pedals awful close...I didn't realize you were so short!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]
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Yeah, I remember seeing that one. I'll check the ad again.

Welding, a buddy of mine is a pro welder. Steel, aluminum, stainless. If it's metalic, he can weld it. So, I got that covered..... although he had another kid yesterday. He may be a little busy...... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif[/img]
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