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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:15 pm

bought this buggy in late december feel as if it needs its own page... i was posting in my bus post so this is where and how i got it [img]early 60's handmade rail Buggy10[/img]
[img]early 60's handmade rail Bugg10[/img]

The green leaf is cover up the motor in the front. so i bought it from a buddy of mine saw it in his parents yard and he told me that it was his fathers at 16 . that him and some friends built it early 60s so it may be earlier it had been in them woods for 30 years thats the age of my friend and it had been parked there for several years. was complete but nothing seemed to work. i gave 100$ for it.started offf getting the hubs off to do the nesscary brakes lines and all had to get 4 new everything .
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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:21 pm

[img]early 60's handmade rail Frog10[/img]

got it it then shop
[img]early 60's handmade rail Buggys10[/img]
have it all sanded down rusted parts replaced bought some racing seats and stainless steel sheet for the floor have the whole thing primered down finally using rattlecan was hoping to do the paint this weekend but looks like it be tom. or the next day have more pics of how it is now
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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:35 pm

[img]early 60's handmade rail Ryan_m10[/img] ryan got in on the action when i first brought it home!
check out the exhaust on ths thing does any one know what kind it is or is it just homemade this is how i wanted to put it back thought about building one as far as i know i am putting a 1600 pancake on it! done more work on it this weekend so the middle tubes are shiny black now and polished up some hubcaps and the rest in primer
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Post by pwmcguire on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:19 pm

Thats a great looking little rail. You should be able to pull the front wheels off the ground with a stock engine. Can you put it on the street?
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Post by Jon65 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:23 pm

Nice. Cool

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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:34 pm

when i got it it had tailights and all so im sure i could put it back with some kinda setup where i live its family land so mom and dad grandmother and aunt uncle live on the same 60 something acres . and across the street another 300 i can ride so it will be a means of transportaion and fun around the 100 acre woods . one day i may puting led blinkers and stop lights on it. oh and as my three year old says it is his not mine lol
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Post by redneck_davis on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:30 am

That is pretty kool for sure. Love that exhaust. . Keep up with the pictures
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Post by bayboy87 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:40 am

yea i have a feeling with my foot the front will stay off the ground so i thought of hooking up 2 ebrakes one for left one for right that way ill be able to turn when the fronts up just a thought for now though.
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Post by bayboy87 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:16 pm

got the passenger side mount brackets in today and mocked up the mount plate . was trying to think of an idea to make it adjustable but i think its gonna be fixed. so made pattern for floor first found out its harder than i thought then im putting stainless floors in and found its harder than i thought got to get more cutoff wheels tom.
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Post by bayboy87 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 pm

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last pic was suppose o be this
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Post by pwmcguire on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:48 am

Blue seat? green wheels? You'll see that a mile away. Shocked
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Post by bayboy87 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:02 pm

yea i got blue paint for the main rails and itll be accented in green hey what you have is what you use on projects like this!actually was given the blue paint and had bought a quart of ready spray green
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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:30 pm

Got my dad to cut me out some mount plates for the seats also got all the hard ware to mount them [img]early 60's handmade rail Dad10[/img]
cut the floor out this morning and got it fitted. gonna hopefully weld it by weds. got the mounts cut drilled and ready to install[img]early 60's handmade rail Rail10[/img]
debating what to do with the floor paint it, leave it all shiny polished up or scuuf a spot and put a decal of bugs4christ on it the paint over it and have shimy club name with blue around. any one have any ideas?
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Post by bayboy87 on Fri May 03, 2013 12:24 am

ok i got my buggy where it needs to be minus paint and motor . put tires on and rear tires were pushed hard against frame of buggy not sure of tire size bout from a guy local and painted but the tires hit the frame and wont roll only 3 bolts a 1/4 ay in any suggestions? other than new tires! neone ever fliped rim backwards? thoughts on making spacers need a lil more than an inch on wide 5s?
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri May 03, 2013 12:31 am

You can flip them around but if they have clips you will have to remove them.

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Post by macollins105 on Sat May 04, 2013 12:04 am

I had to flip around my wide five rims so the 33"tires wouldn't rub on my old mud buggy. They have been that way for about 10 years now without any problems.
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Post by pwmcguire on Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:21 pm

Any update/pictures for this project?
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Post by pwmcguire on Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:58 pm

pwmcguire wrote:Any update/pictures for this project?

Still real interested in seeing how this turned out.
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