Project Fun Buggy 4x4 Rock Buggy Build Windshield & Wiring - D.O.T. Fun BuggyPosted in Project Vehicles on March 1, 2009
Can you believe it has been about four years since this darn Fun Buggy was started? Like the Pyramids, it has taken countless manhours to finish. Truth be told, it's still not finished, but then again, projects rarely are. In the last installment, I showed you some bodywork. This month I'll touch on more bodywork, some wiring, and a few steps to try and make this thing street-legal.
Yes, I'm really going to make it street-legal. The problem is that many of my favorite trails are in states or counties that don't allow crazy trail buggies on the street (Moab), which is fine when you have a truck and trailer. But sometimes you just want to get in the thing and cruise down to the local Foster's Freeze and get yourself an ice cream cone. Better yet, when all the old guys in their fancy hot rods are sitting around outside of Denny's, I'd love to come rolling up in Fun Buggy and blow their minds with what us dumb kids are building these days.
In addition to that crazy idea, I'm also planning to enter the '09 King of the Hammers (KOH) race in late February at the Johnson Valley trails outside of Lucerne, California. This means that not only am I trying to make my buggy street-legal for California (one of the strictest states in the nation), but I also need to prep it for around 100 miles of rockcrawling and high-speed desert as per the official rule book of KOH.
The race prep will be covered in a future issue. For now it's time to finish the buggy, get it running, and go get some seat time. Check out the latest, and stay tuned for the continuing saga of the buggy that's never done.