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CLYDE
December 10th, 2009, 09:32 AM
Wanted to try to post some pics of the Make A Wish Buggy build. Chassis is being built by Andrews Engineering in michigan. If you would like to be a part of this great project pm me. We still need Rims (chevy) Tires, air pumper, fuel cell, bypass shocks, paint and more. All donations are tax deductible through the Make A Wish foundation.

Link to the build thread here http://www.coloradooffroadextreme.com/forum1/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11


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ColoradoXJ
December 10th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Clyde,
You have more background on this?

Who is Collin? What's the story? Etc...

cwmiron
December 10th, 2009, 09:54 AM
To those of you who dont know what this is about. A young man(17) was diagnosed with a terminal disease (cystic fibrosis) and was granted a wish by the Make A Wish foundation, his wish was to have a new buggy chassis for off road racing. With the help of a lot of great people his wish is coming true.

Andrews Engineering in Mich. is building the chassis and body,

Painters Grinding in Denver has built the Motor and donated the coil over shocks as well as lots of the other stuff (switches,lights,guages,wiring,steering wheel and more).

CheckPoint Racing has donated Seats and harnesses.

Dynamic Graphics is donating the graphics.

And the list goes on.

ColoradoXJ
December 10th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Thanks :thumbsup:

SPY
December 10th, 2009, 10:14 AM
How do you get in that thing? Drop in from the top like a tank?

cwmiron
December 10th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Yes, roof entry.

JimhatTJ
December 10th, 2009, 10:32 AM
back is open, maybe rear entry?

this is a great thing yall are doing, wish i had some parts laying around i could donate

CLYDE
December 11th, 2009, 08:00 PM
If anyone knows where there are any VW bus trannys at, I think thats something they are still hunting for.

cajun tj
December 12th, 2009, 07:02 AM
What do u mean by "air pumper?"

cwmiron
December 12th, 2009, 07:52 AM
A fresh air pumper, like a parker pumper. He has a lung disease so it is important for him to breathe fresh air all the time.

cajun tj
December 12th, 2009, 08:01 AM
A fresh air pumper, like a parker pumper. He has a lung disease so it is important for him to breathe fresh air all the time.

So it looks like you need one for "inside" air?! Is this correct?

cwmiron
December 12th, 2009, 08:09 AM
So it looks like you need one for "inside" air?! Is this correct?

Yes! That is correct.

scottycards
December 12th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Make a Wish is a great organization.

You have PM Clyde.

cwmiron
December 16th, 2009, 09:26 AM
Sore sports racing will be painting the chassis! Thanks Sore Sports Racing.

CLYDE
December 16th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Good deal. Hows that chassis getting to Co. and any idea when??

cwmiron
December 16th, 2009, 09:59 PM
I will have to go get it, soon we hope finishing up the front a-arms this week, and mounting the shocks.

cwmiron
December 23rd, 2009, 09:16 AM
The great guys with Sore sports racing have agreed to do all the painting of the buggy. Thank you Sore Sports Racing!

4.0Cherokee
December 26th, 2009, 03:52 PM
CLYDE ----which chevy lug pattern you looking for for rims 5 hole 6 hole or 8

cwmiron
December 26th, 2009, 06:15 PM
5 hole from an s-10 pattern.

4.0Cherokee
December 27th, 2009, 10:51 AM
I got a set of 4 from s-10 blazer

cwmiron
December 27th, 2009, 01:57 PM
I got a set of 4 from s-10 blazer

Thank you for your generosity. It is good people like you who make this happen.

4.0Cherokee
December 27th, 2009, 04:06 PM
almost 3 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 5 mantel cell lymphomia and was told I had 3 months to live so I kind of understand how this young man is feeling inside and my heart goes out to him . I just thank god I beat my cancer and Im glad to say Im 2 years cancer free now . So yes it was my turn to pay it forward for my heath and try to pass all my good wishes along . to make someones dream come true and now I really believe if you reach out the angels above will look out for you and make wishes come true

http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp303/40cherokee/empty1/screen%20savers/celtic25.jpg


god bless

john :thumbsup:

cwmiron
December 27th, 2009, 05:53 PM
almost 3 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 5 mantel cell lymphomia and was told I had 3 months to live so I kind of understand how this young man is feeling inside and my heart goes out to him . I just thank god I beat my cancer and Im glad to say Im 2 years cancer free now . So yes it was my turn to pay it forward for my heath and try to pass all my good wishes along . to make someones dream come true and now I really believe if you reach out the angels above will look out for you and make wishes come true

http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp303/40cherokee/celtic25.jpg


god bless

john :thumbsup:

That is so good to hear and inspirational to Collin

zachbh
January 1st, 2010, 12:03 PM
I can't offer much, but I'd still like to help. Maybe there are a few parts I can help out with that a college kid can afford?

Great project!!!

4.0Cherokee
January 2nd, 2010, 04:10 PM
cwmiron ,
I may have a lead on a vw bus tranny . I have to get a hold of one of my friends he knows a guy who builds them and has like 30 in his yard Ill keep you posted on my findings
john

cwmiron
January 3rd, 2010, 09:46 AM
cwmiron ,
I may have a lead on a vw bus tranny . I have to get a hold of one of my friends he knows a guy who builds them and has like 30 in his yard Ill keep you posted on my findings
john

Thanks, We hope to go to Michigan in a couple weeks to pick up the chassis.

4.0Cherokee
January 4th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Heres another lead I got on another site

Fingers crossed


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Re: Make A Wish Buggy Build

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John, I am gonna contact a friend of mine. I sent him a Rhino Transaxle for his rail. If he has not put it to use, I will see about getting it picked up and sent that way. Bus trans are great, but the rino would be better for a race buggy. Will let you know tomorrow if he does not call back tonight
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4.0Cherokee
January 5th, 2010, 11:26 AM
John, I am gonna contact a friend of mine. I sent him a Rhino Transaxle for his rail. If he has not put it to use, I will see about getting it picked up and sent that way. Bus trans are great, but the rino would be better for a race buggy. Will let you know tomorrow if he does not call back tonight


Hate to say it this ones a no go

anyhow my other buddy is trying his best to get the vw trans most of the ones his buddy has are shot but he's still looking for a good one he got 30 vw buses sitting in his yard so I hope theres a good one in the bunch

cwmiron
January 20th, 2010, 07:56 AM
We are in need of some bypass shocks, if anyone is interested in donating some please let me know. Remember it is 100% tax deductible.
http://www.coloradooffroadextreme.com/forum1/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11

CLYDE
April 15th, 2010, 09:58 PM
The buggy is up and racing:D Big thanks to the Make a wish Foundation, and many many more besides. We expect to see some serious racing from this young man this year, Hes already practicing hard :eek:

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=12578&stc=1&d=1271389988