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|This could be a fun diversion. In June 1968 Mechanix Illustrated magazine published an article on building a "cheap" Fun Buggy on an MGA chassis. See here:|
http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/variants/vt107fb.htm (small web page with pictures)
http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/literature/pdf/fun_buggy_mi_jun68.pdf (2.1-MB pdf file)
Now (possibly for the first time ever) someone is building another one with a more modern engine and personal touches. Frank Chance (fchance61 at gmail.com) in Richmond Hill, Georgia, would like to know if anyone in the world might have a copy of the original plans that were published (for sale) by the magazine in 1968?
Let the party begin!
|Seems like there are better, cheaper, less rare chassis to build a buggy from. VW Bug chassis have been the traditional donor for decades, and you can still buy every part new including the frame.|
|MGA chassis are not particularly rare, since they made 100,000 of them. When you have one with a totally rotted body why not put something else on top or it for a while? I rather like the amusement of the variants. If they turn out to be truly rare and very expensive in the future, the body swap could be reversible.|
|Rare is relative. Compared to VW bugs, MGAs are rare. And they have dignity dog gunnit! ;) But to each their own.|
|Hey, the first ....Rat Rod Mga.....Crazy man.|
This thread was discussed between 01/10/2015 and 09/10/2015
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