Building a Dune Buggy - The Essential Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Build Any VW-based Dune Buggy Yourself!

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Jul 15, 2006 - Transportation - 144 pages
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There has been a huge resurgence of interest in Dune Buggies (Beach Buggies) - kit cars based on the chassis and running gear of fatally corroded VW Beetles. Here is the complete step-by-step practical guide to the equipment and building techniques needed to build a Buggy, as well as sound guidance on the choice of donor car and new components. With this manual in your workshop, you can build any VW-based Dune Buggy avoiding all the common pitfalls and money-sapping mistakes, and end up with a superb, roadworthy multi-purpose vehicle.
 

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Contents

Chassis shortening methods
44
Front suspension
68
Rear suspension
78
Brake component options
84
A fuel system
88
The buggy engine and ancillaries
91
Mounting the body
97
Wiring the buggy
101

Rust removal and paint prep
30
The donor vehicle
32
Sourcing parts
34
Wheel stud configurations
36
Removing the body
38
Floor pan preparation and assessment
42
What else is needed?
109
Putting Theory into practice
111
Diary of a buggy build
112
Photography acknowledgements Index of suppliers
141
Index
143
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About the author (2006)

Paul initially trained as an aircraft technician with The British Aircraft Corporation. This was followed with a job at a company who specialised in preparing Chrysler cars and engines for rally, race, and speed hill climbs. He then retrained in illustration, working for publishers and popular magazines. This led to successful study for a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art, London, England. Since the mid eighties, Paul has taught full and part time in Illustration and Graphic Design in the UK, with guest lectureships in the USA and Sweden. He still manages to engage in his love and fascination of the motorcar. 

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