Designed in 2005
Buggy Body Kits
The Sidewinder Buggy was designed in 2005 by Mel Hubbard. A classic shape, with some modern touches. The rear valance above the engine is more open to allow access, as well as having more room to fit the larger UK number plates . Available with a choice of dashboards, either a standard 'Manx' type or the wider, flatter Sidewinder dash. The chassis for the Sidewinder needs to be shortened by 15.5 inches. This is the same as the old GP short wheel base buggies, making the it an easy swap. The rear seat area of the Manx is recessed for a battery and a spare wheel, but can simply be boarded over to fit a rear seat, leaving the battery in place and using the spare wheel well as a tool box. Body tubs mount to the floor in much the same way as the beetle body, so the original bolts and washers may come in handy.
Buggy bodies are hand made from only the highest quality glass fibre matting and resins, using two thick applications of gel coat followed by a 7 ounce lay-up of glass giving an overall thickness of 6mm. Race weight bodys are also available using a 5 ounce lay-up for a discounted price. All bodies are fitted with a pair of under body strengthening tubes running from front to rear on each side, tubes second as a handy housing for the wiring loom.
Bonnets ard Dashboards are supplied aleady joined together for ease of build and provide a strong mounting point for the Windscreen. All pieces of the Body kit come fully Flow Coated on the underside. Flow Coat is a satin finish gel coat which covers and protects the bare fibre glass, preventing glass splinters during build and is a great finish and easy to clean. Fitment for the standard beetle fuel tank can be found on the body, under the bonnet. Body tubs mount to the floor in much the same way as the beetle body which was removed, so the original bolts and washers may come in handy when building your buggy.