1971 Meyers Manx dune buggy

This page is for 2 purposes.

  1. To show the results of my restoration in 2021. The motor is a rebuilt 2100 cc with polished and ported heads, tuned exhaust, lightened flywheel, dual Weber 40 carbs, dyno tested at 120 HP before carbs. 15 inch wide tractor tires.
  2. To show my invention – a body lift made from 1/4 inch thick aluminum that started as a 5 foot long C channel with a 4 inch width (used as height) and 2 inch sides. This picture shows a closeup of the channel after it had been cut down the 4 inch side to make a wedge shape – one end was 2 inches and the other at 1/2 inch so the result is a mount that is 1 inch high in the front and 4 inches in the back. Perfect to lift the rear fenders over 4 inches.

 

Front nearly done just needs cap in center. windshield is a tough acrylic 1/4 inch thick. Will change to 3/8 inch thick soon. Headlights are an invention – KC lights with motorcycle turn signals attached to the KC body with their wires threaded thru the one small conduit into the fender.