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Buggy for a family project

Postby sparx » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:18 pm

Gday. I'm chasing a previously registered Fiberglass buggy as a family rebuild project. (I've got three boys)
I'd prefer something mostly complete but the rougher the better really.
I'm in Far North Queensland so it might take a few weeks to get it picked up but any location in Aus is fine.
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby SonicBoomAu » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:10 pm

Sparx, welcome to the forum. Have a look in the For Sale section. There maybe something there :).
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby sparx » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:46 pm

Hey thanks for the welcome.
I'll keep checking.
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby Brad » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:36 am

Hey Sparx, how much are you looking to spend ?

I know a guy with a project buggy for sale. It is an Iguana with prob 90% of teh parts bought and sorted but he lost interest.

It is a 4 seater, full cage, new pan, 091 box with albins and super diff, ej20T with M4 motec, Autometer guages, mag wheels disc brakes, porsech steering box blah blah blah. Sitting in bits and boxes.

It is mostly complete and needs finishing.
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby Lovebuggy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:05 am

If you are building a buggy - I reckon this would be worth getting. If I was starting out again i would have gotten this.
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby manxiberty » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:23 pm

you might even have that igguana buggy finished before the rest of them are....hehe......

if i didnt have mine already and was looking for one this would be it....either an igguana or a maxfx........atleast until i could get my hands on a kickout or a dualsport (the later fairly recent creations of bruce meyers in the usa)

and buying projects is a cheaper more cost effective way of building provided the build is in the early stages and hasnt been half completed
i think this one is barely started which means you can start from scratch not redo things that you dont like......
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby sparx » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:34 pm

Gday Guys thanks for that.
Is this a SWB or full chassis?
A picture is worth a thousand words.

I'll look up the igguana on the net.
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby Lovebuggy » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:35 pm

It is a LWB.

Here is the original flyer when they were going to be build. This will give you an idea of what it's stance will look like finished.

http://www.iguanaoffroad.com/IguanaInfo.pdf
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby sparx » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:49 pm

Just looked up the Igguanna, very cool looking but a bit pricey at $45K+ for a "turn key" registered one. I like the MAX FX as it has those classic Manx lines.
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby Brad » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:52 pm

sparx wrote:Just looked up the Igguanna, very cool looking but a bit pricey at $45K+ for a "turn key" registered one. I like the MAX FX as it has those classic Manx lines.


hehehe spoken like a guy who is about to build a cheap buggy :roll:

Gone are the days of spending $2k and building a buggy.

Old Manx's are pulling $6k and up and need a full rebuild.

The 1st Iguana cost me over $45k and I can happily say if I was to ever build one again it would be a lot more than $45k turn key :lol:
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby sparx » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:00 pm

Any suggestions on what would be a reasonable price for it as it is?
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby Brad » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:24 pm

sparx wrote:Any suggestions on what would be a reasonable price for it as it is?


I have sent you his phone number, best to talk to him direct
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby DDWR450F » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:56 pm

How did you go Sparx????
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby toddy101 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:30 am

It all depends on how much you are willing to make yourself, my buggy cost me about $15k in parts, mostly new, reconditioned or made myself. That even includes reconditioning the motor. I could have built it for about $10k if I really wanted to.
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Re: Buggy for a family project

Postby sparx » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:58 pm

Cool thanks for the input.
I'm looking at three buggies at present.
I'll let you know what I get.

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