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February 27, 2010

Dune Bug E – Dune Buggy Electric Conversion Part 3

at 6:52 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Insane Equipment

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We are following along with the build of the Electric Dune Buggy Conversion that Frank from TheWorkshop.ca has been working on. We featured the second part in the build back in January. This time around in Part 3 of the Dune Bug E – Dune Buggy Electric Conversion we see some of the frame take shape from bent and welded steel tubing and an innovative light roof made from thin plywood that has been coated with fiberglass and painted.

“The reason for the diversion to bodywork & paint was so that I could install the front-end (just once) and establish the relative position of the rear shock mounts. And this is the beauty of Camo paint, if minor welding of additional fixtures or fasteners is applied, it is a simple matter of cracking open the nearest can of paint and the new parts will blend right in as though they were always there. Once spring is here and we have a good selection of native foliage to pick from, I can see touching-up the camo again with the indigenous stock for templates.”