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OzTowdster
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Re: Remember You first time..........

Postby OzTowdster » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:51 am

My first buggy experience goes quite a way back to when I was probably only 5 or 6 when mum and dad used to take us away at Christmas to a little holiday resort at St Helens point Tasmania called Akaroa .
In about the Christmas of 1970 it was a miserable wet one for weeks on end so the farthers used to congregate in the Village workshop of a day where they had pulled an early oval beetle to turn it into a fully steel ( no glass kits in those days in Tassie )
The end result was a fun bright yellow little convertible baja but it had low sides and welded doors .
Sorry no pictures of it but it was there for all the years Acaroa was open .
I don't know what ever happened to it apart from it sold to somewhere in Tassie
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Re: Remember You first time..........

Postby PUD » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:25 am

Dragged Dads slide box out recently looking for some other stuff & stumbled across a pic dated 1974 of my cousins buggy which is definitely the beginning of the buggy fad for me :)
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Would have been 9, that's me foolin around in the drivers seat (& yes, the home made bowl cuts were all the go back then :roll: :lol: ) ....when you think about it, the beetle it was made from may have only been around10 years old, so it surprises me people were cutting up & scrapping a vehicle of that age back then! Used to absolutely love that thing! Good Times! :D

Anyone else with old pics or stories? Pud
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Re: Remember You first time..........

Postby OzTowdster » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:31 pm

Given the steering box it's fitted with PUD it would of been either an Oval or up to a 59 beetle too , lol

Nice poo brown Datto 1600 too , goes well with the bowl cuts
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Re: Remember You first time..........

Postby PUD » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:36 am

You know your dubs!!

Yeah, I do have a pretty big soft spot for the ol' datto 1600's,....rallied a couple of those to death as a teenager as well :oops: :oops: ...Man, they'd take a flogging!!!...A pic of part of the bush graveyard at the old place at Cygnet.....with 5 boys in the family all the parked up dead vehicles ended up spread over a couple of acres.. lol
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