Definitely the best "Old Schoolers" had a mid-engine with independent front and rear suspension. FiberTech Engineering 1030-Dune Glider was the first back in 1979, and it is where a fabricator named Mike Mazzone would begin designing and building some leading edge sand cars. This was before he branched out to build his own sand cars in the early Y2K. Both "Mazzone" and "Dune Glider" designs are almost identical in every respect.
For Sale here is a Fiber Tech Engineering 1030- Dune Glider version and this build features: • Rack and pinion steering with quick-release/removable steering wheel. • Fox shocks rear and coil-over front shocks. • 2332CC VW style (engineered, all after market/racing parts) air/oil cooled. Dual 48 IDA’s with S/F, oval-port heads and polished aluminum valve covers. 1 3/4 exhaust with stinger, spark arrestor and muffler. Adjustable electric fuel pump with spin-on fuel filter. Full flow oil with 4 qt. sump. Gene berg oil pump. O-berg oil filter. Runs cool. 200+ HP. 100+ octane recommended, 5 gal polished aluminum tank with sight gauge. Geared starter. Forged internals. Scat- Rhino 356 alloy aluminum engine and transmission case. Lightened flywheel hydraulic clutch and Gene Berg 8 lb crank pulley with sand seal.
• Dual throw single lever hydraulic cutting brake. • Super lite disc brakes. • Tachometer and shift light. • Adjustable pedals. • 5 point harnesses ( has anti-submarine strap) and • New welded aluminum racing seats/new black fabric (not shown). LED projector lights (not shown)
• Emergency battery and fuel shut-off. • 85 Amp alternator.
• 4-Speed manual transaxle has 1” thick billet side plates and close ratio hardened gears. Chrome axle tubes. Mid-engine shifter has the VW shift pattern and reverse lock-out. • Two complete sets of competition tires and wheels (8 wheels/tires total): 2 Sand Tires Unlimited paddle tires and 2 Smoothies for sand on ultra light spun aluminum wheels for pure sand driving Plus, 2 Goodyear Terra Tires with 2 ridge runners for pavement, rock and dirt mounted on scimitar-spoke wheels. The Goodyears are on bead-lockers. • Scary fast, light and maneuverable! • Experience with hi performance sand vehicles recommended.
Wheel Base: 108"X 80"(Top outside of dirt tires). Axle width is the same as a stock Type 1 Sedan or 51". Overall length is 14'. Dry weight is 700 lbs approx. Front end weight (empty) is about 50 lbs.
Disclaimer: Always use due diligence, do not be negligent while operating this vehicle. The life of the occupants and the vehicle depend on how it is driven! Note: Off-highway, on-land driving is an austere environment and prolonged exposure can negatively effect occupants and vehicle. This vehicle is painstakingly amateur built and is not required to meet any U.S. Government regulations or requirements It is not legal on any highway and must be registered as an OHV in most states. It is recommended to use gasoline that may contain lead (100+ octane racing gas). Vehicle needs frequent attentive, prudent inspections and maintenance to assure safe operation. Seat belts, helmets, gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment are strongly recommended but may not be legally required. Occupants must use the seats and restraints and keep body parts attached by keeping them inside the roll cage. It is not intended to be used for towing, rock climbing, canal or canyon jumping, swamp or submarine racing, water skiing or destruction derbies. Owner-buyer/ driver is responsible for any and all maintenance and inspection before driving. There are no safety buzzers or warning lights (just your gauges, senses and brain!) There is no warranty on any component or on the vehicle as a whole. Sale is an “as is, where it is transaction” and is final. Seller is not responsible for death or injury of the occupants caused by failure of any component in this vehicle or that may have been installed or incorporated on another vehicle. Consumption of alcohol or any medications while driving is irresponsible, fattening and may be illegal. Drink and drive responsibly. Have fun, be safe
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