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Old 07-11-2019, 03:13 PM   #1
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Anyone ever built one from frame up? If so any pointers before I dive Into picking up a frame from a buddy that said I could have it.


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Old 07-11-2019, 03:16 PM   #2
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Interested as well!
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:31 AM   #3
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:32 PM   #4
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I have fixed a few of them. What is it you have questions about specifically? There really isn't a whole lot of VW parts except in the motor and rear drive train generally. You can spend as much or as little as you want. Generally it snowballs and you spend a lot.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:20 PM   #5
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I was looking at a frame and what all it entail to put one together I know motor/transaxle, front end then pedals ,wiring ! But I just found out you can no longer make them street legal, that means no driving it on the beach from malaquite beach to the land cut. Having second thoughts now.


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Old 07-12-2019, 04:55 PM   #6
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Man I didn’t realize about that. Crazy!

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Old 07-12-2019, 05:48 PM   #7
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When you try and get it registered it has to be inspected from what Iíve read and theyíre refusing if itís an off road vehicle, even dirt bikes that have been converted to have all the equipment to be street legal wonít pass if designated as off-road.


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Old 07-18-2019, 08:57 AM   #8
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They are legislating to turn this law around. I heard they are having luck with it.


Sandrails are cheap right now tho!!!


Find one with a bus transaxle.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:58 AM   #9
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Baja bugs are still legal.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:30 AM   #10
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I read an article that says Manx style buggies are ok but not so for sandrails, Iím so confused and yes the sandrails are chespy


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Old 07-18-2019, 09:31 AM   #11
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Whatís the difference between vw bug and bus transaxle


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Old 07-18-2019, 09:33 AM   #12
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I made my sand rail street legal was a 2180 mid engine. run mid 10's in a quarter mile


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Old 07-18-2019, 09:35 AM   #13
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thatís crazy speed


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Old 07-18-2019, 09:37 AM   #14
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was looking at several frames kinda like this one the best


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Old 07-18-2019, 10:02 AM   #15
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Bus has bigger CV's and is stronger.
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