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Glamis Scans from the Past
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:02:28 PM »
Gotta say, it's nice to see an off-road section to this forum!  My wife and I spent 20 years in the Glamis dunes before selling our
rig in 1997 with heavy hearts.  Here's a few pics from the past...

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 03:07:04 PM »
The frame was a Fibertech 108" wheelbase mid-engine.  We ran a 2332cc motor at 12.5:1, FK87, and Fumio head work.  The trans had a 4:62
gear with close ratio third and fourth gears...

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 03:08:52 PM »
Ripping it up...
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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 03:10:13 PM »
Time for a drink...

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 04:19:13 PM »
Thanks for sharing. How did your rail make out at glamis? Ive always wanted to go but people say "hills to high and to hot for vw power" I'm running a 2275 vw.
Thanks for posting

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 09:44:40 AM »

....How did your rail make out at glamis? Ive always wanted to go but people say "hills to high and to hot for vw power" I'm running a 2275 vw.


We always had a great time unless the weather was ugly or the sand was a mess.  I kept things simple with our car... no electronics.
In the 20 years we went, I can only recall being towed once or twice.  We went an average of 13-15 times a year when we had the "easy"
trailer.  The inclosed trailer was bitch... until you got to the dunes and set up; then it was party central!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 10:09:52 AM »
Our friend Grub had a nice J&J rail with 2 liter water cooled power (built by Darrell Vittone).  Grub hand polished the 12 spoke Americans.
He even let us use them on the front of our car for a year while he was screwing his car together...

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 10:13:47 AM »
We were always loners until we got to the sand... then we'd look for folks who duned the way we liked.  It seemed to work out!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2014, 10:18:28 AM »
One of the best we encountered was Dennis and wife Valerie.  I traded Dennis (red jacket) an engine build (he was a house framer) for a patio cover... what a deal!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 10:21:53 AM »
The view from Oldsmobile Hill.  Nothing beats the sounds of big cc's directly behind your ears!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2014, 10:26:43 AM »
Manhandling a car in the dunes sure makes you thirsty... time for a cruise over to Boardmanville where the chili is hot
and the beer is ice cold.  There's even shopping close by at South Coast Plaza for the ladies!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2014, 10:30:14 AM »
There's ALWAYS something to see car-wise.  I got a ride up Oldsmobile Hill in the orange car; scared the $hit outta me BIG TIME!!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2014, 10:33:16 AM »
Jeff Mamer's sidewinder VW was plenty fast!  My boss, while working for Renfree VW, owned the blown rig...

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2014, 10:38:52 AM »
Wheels UP!!  Freddie was the man... nitrous and sweet set of Fumio's angle-port heads made some nice power until a solenoid got a little
sand in it and grenaded the motor.  Time for a beer break!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2014, 10:42:23 AM »
Not a "Duner" but theses pics got me thinking of a family vaction there. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2014, 10:44:16 AM »

Not a "Duner" but love the pics. Thanks for sharing.


My pleasure!

Nothing beats a hot shower in the dunes... a metal GI can in the sun gets the water hot and a canvas shower bag makes it happen!

GREAT, stuck again!


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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2014, 10:45:49 AM »
One more for the road...

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2014, 10:56:03 AM »
WOW! Thanks for posting .  Those are some nice looking buggy's !  Big power too and with IDA's in the sand. Must have been a rocket out there.
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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2014, 11:18:50 AM »

WOW! Thanks for posting .  Those are some nice looking buggy's !  Big power too and with IDA's in the sand. Must have been a rocket out there.


Your welcome!  The power-to-weight ratio makes for some incredible sensations for sure.  Our car weighed in at 800 pounds and had about
an inch of throttle-pull on the pedal to achieve full throttle plus a Berg three puck disc and Kennedy 2400 pd. pressure plate... kinda' like
turning on a light switch!  I ran some easy float bowl vent tubes early on which improved drive ability a bunch!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2014, 11:20:03 AM »
You hiding out from the wind under there? 

I want to build a mid engine buggy now
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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2014, 02:33:13 PM »

   ....You hiding out from the wind under there? 


Naw, the lighter wouldn't work ;)  Actually that was a staged pic!

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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2014, 06:38:14 PM »
Hey sarge, is that the same buggy that had seats done at brads?
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Re: Glamis Scans from the Past
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2014, 06:21:01 AM »

Hey sarge, is that the same buggy that had seats done at brads?


No... the Fibertech was our second buggy.  The first was a Sandrail Mfg frame we bought new in 1974.  A pic of the seats....

 

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