My 17 year old son Jason wanted a dune buggy of his own, so he picked up this blue, once very well built one in East Lynn, Massachusetts.
Floor pans were ordered from Mofoco and were delivered within the first week
pop riviting the newly shortened floor panel in
One side cut out and temp pop rivited in, Jason starts on the passenger side floor.
In 2012, I finally threw that cheap Black & Decker jig saw out, after it obviously couldn't function anymore.
With the pan ready it was time to work on the body. Initial sanding revealed that in one of it's previous lives, it was YELLOW
and it's not even a good yellow
for such a small body, it took a lot of sandpaper
attacking pin holes and spider cracks...
almost time to start squitin' some new color
I forget where Jason got these wheels from or what they were off of originally
When you don't have a garage or paint booth, you improvise.
I thought you had the paint........
Darlene, can you bring the body over here?
Don't want to get any over spray on Funnybug 7
and it begins..
really not the best of painting conditions
Jason had filled in that hack hole a previous owner cut to reach the carburetor.
and they say he doesn't look like me
and it's white..
Jason and Darlene off to their senior prom (upstaging the limo's)
High School graduation day with a state inspection mandated muffler cover which really pissed me off because motorcycles get to run their engines open to the world. There's a reason they're known as MASSHOLES
Taking the pool party guests for dune buggy rides
Now living in Somersworth, New Hampshire, 1992 & 1993
Engine upgrade day. New pipes, external oil cooler, aluminum fan shroud
and a cookout
As good as Funnybug 2 (the Deserter) / a great save by Jason.