After locating and purchasing what was left of our late father's dune buggy, which was originally built for our father, Bob Forgnone, by the late Don Deupser of Salinas, Ca, we started on a rebuilding project in January 2002. We were lucky to have the original trailer, rear dual wheels, front wheels and axle, steering gear and wheel, and turning brakes, as seen on the linked page below. If you haven't seen it, please read it first. It will give you a lot of background.
Page 1: Found! Our Late Father's Dune Buggy
Page 2: Rebuilding Our Late Father's Dune Buggy
Our first outing was the Pismo Beach Car Show, June 15, 2002. Here is the completed machine!
Co-owners Fred and Gerard Forgnone
We got a lot of attention that day!
Hey, someone wants to go for a spin! Gene of Friends of Oceano
Dunes, along with a few other Friends came by to visit.
Ok, let's throw some sand!
We went to the biggest hill we could find, and stopped in the middle of it.
Then went right up it!
Head-on shot, going uphill.
Gerard buries it.
Ok, that's better!
Here's all the family! We sure had a lot of fun!
Thank you to the following businesses for their assistance in helping us rebuild Pop's dune buggy:
Big Al at Valley Fabrication in Salinas (Steel tubing)
Matt at Lamar Brothers Tires in Salinas (Rear implement tires)
Lee at Salinas Muffler in Salinas (Muffler tubing)
Ron at Elmer's Auto Parts in Salinas (Bearings and other parts)
Dick Shultz of Auto Parts Service in Salinas (Trailer taillight lens
and tire stems, and moral support)
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