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« on: July 17, 2013, 10:50:12 AM »

DGibb

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Sell the dune buggy, build this instead?
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:50:12 AM »
Sell off the dune buggy.... get one of these!

http://exomotive.com/exocet/

Takes a Miata donor car, which are readily available...



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The build progression is simple: strip down the body of a donor 1990-2005 Mazda Miata, remove the wiring harness, unbolt the front and rear sub-frames and lift off the old body with an engine hoist. You will be left with the entire mechanical underpinnings of the Miata.



Next, rivet the floors on to the Exocet chassis, install the brake/fuel lines and bolt the new exoskeletal Exocet chassis to the donor drivetrain. Now re-install the steering column, instruments, wiring harness, parking brake, fuel tank, seats and seat belts. Most builds are completed in about 100 hours. No welding, special tools or alterations to donor components needed. You don\'t even need to take the engine out.
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«Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 11:04:55 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 11:04:55 AM »
I like it! Post up in the help wanted section and see if anyone has any ideas. There are alot of people that have had experience with them. You need to talk to MODScotty!
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«Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 11:11:21 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 11:11:21 AM »
Hopefully this weekend I am starting ground work on my 20\' x 20\' covered work area in the back yard.  I\'d have to do something like this a bit at a time and would need to keep stuff dry and protected as it goes.

Would be easy to find a donor miata - would need to strip the frame off and ditch the useless stuff and clean up what parts are left.
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«Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 11:37:06 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 11:37:06 AM »
Plus the supercharger is not that expensive either!
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«Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 11:44:58 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 11:44:58 AM »
You def. need a work shed...........for your wife!
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«Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 11:54:33 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 11:54:33 AM »
Exactly...  my wife... nor the HoA would appreciate the parts of this thing sitting in the driveway...   :whistle:
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«Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 10:04:36 AM »

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«Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 10:35:26 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 10:35:26 AM »
Shesh I feel his pain.  I have people knocking on my door now to ask about the buggy and how I tagged it.
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«Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 10:37:26 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 10:37:26 AM »
Start your own co. Thats what he did!
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«Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 10:50:20 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 10:50:20 AM »
Here is your 1st customer, we gave the info to Alicia. Dude has a buggy but they giving him a hard time about the tag. CHARGE HIM! Oryd Michael-912-507-8433 just moved here.
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«Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 11:08:05 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 11:08:05 AM »
Yea she gave it to me last night. I need to email him for more details.

I could register mine because under the replication of antique cars clause I can pass as an old VW sandrail.  Someone trying to register a Polaris RZR can\'t really do that.
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«Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 11:21:11 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 11:21:11 AM »
Is that what he has? I thought he had it registered in another state?
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«Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 11:56:39 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 11:56:39 AM »
I have no idea what he has.

I was just commenting about the RZR cause a couple of RZR owners have asked me.
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«Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 01:23:47 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 01:23:47 PM »
I\'m sure. You know how to work it.............make it happen! Unbadge them and make it happen!
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«Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 01:50:12 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2013, 01:50:12 PM »
haha not so simple.

People... know what an RZR is badge or no badge... my buggy - not so much.
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