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New law greenlights dune buggies in Texas, excludes sand rails for now

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by motorcarman, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Does anyone still make those replacement VW pans? That's not as good as a proper tube frame but they can still be pretty dadgum good.
     


  2. Shady

    Shady Well-Known

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    Yep you can still get 1/2 floor pans and 1/4 pans.

     
  3. mitchntx

    mitchntx Sarcasm Sensei TGT Supporter

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    A buddy lost the ability to register his Aerial Atom because of the law.
     
  4. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    While not a dune buggy or a sand-rail, I'm gathering up the parts to build a replica of a 1940s MORGAN 3-wheeler, using a modern motorcycle engine & shaft-drive.
    (The complete plans for the pre-war/post-war cars are available on-line, btw.)

    Jay Leno owns a pair of 3-wheel Morgan cycle-cars. - A 1946 chain-drive original (with a 2-cylinder J.A.P. engine) & a "Morgan Sports" replica, which has an aluminum tube frame, aluminum body & a 1200CC Honda Goldwing engine/transmission.
    (A Morgan Owner's Club member from CA, who has driven both cars, said, "The original is lightening quick to 100 MPH but the replica should be licensed by NASA." & "To 100+ MPH, the replica will outrun a Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster. Zero to 100MPH to a full stop in less than 10 seconds.")

    Note: The replica weighs under 1200# & has 94HP. - A similar replica has consistently won in the UK's "hill climb trials".

    yours, satx
     
  5. Shady

    Shady Well-Known

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    Well let him know as of 9/1 he should be able to register it again as an assembled vehicle as long as a certified master mechanic says its road worthy and depending how bad DMV twists the rules lol

     
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