Well 2020 is shaping up to be the worst year on record. If #COVID19 wasn’t enough #INTAC insurance has sent me a “Notice to Insured of Non=Renewal” !
Nice, #WTF… I have been with them for as long as I can remember… years, and I have been driving this Meyers Manx Dune Buggy for 46 years. First, INTAC wants an appraisal and current evaluation, before they renewal date. This is the second appraisal I provided, an update sounds like a good idea. From the evaluation package they see it is a Dune Buggy and drop me for “Rule #15 = custom kit cars, replica, Dune buggies, hot rods”
Okay, so my broker looks at other alternatives, well, there are no other alternatives, so far. Turns out dune buggies are black listed or the Insurance companies have a hate on, for this fun car. Hagerty Classic Insurance covers a wide range of classic to race cars, but, Dune Buggies… nope!
So I’m currently on the hunt for an insurance company that will cover my authenticated Meyers Manx Dune Buggy. If anyone has a lead on an insurance company, in Canada 🇨🇦 Ontario, please drop me a line, so we can continue to enjoy our #BadManxBuggy
A couple of interesting links on Bruce Meyers and the Meyers Manx Dune Buggy.
Oh cannot wait for the day I get my pride and joy back on the road for 2016. The way things are going right now it may be off the road for 2016. I am refurbishing the 1964 chassis and need left and right floor pans. I want the good 18 gauge OEM quality pans and right now they have been backordered until mid-May…
Not too happy with the way my project is going, I should have started sourcing the parts back in Oct or Nov of 2015.
Here we go with an update, the best cruising we had in 2015;
was in the fall…. yeah go figure!
The summer of 2015 wasn’t the greatest. It was a cool and wet summer, but…
Well, a Canadian first was still driving the Buggy into the November! Usually by the end of October, it would have been winterized in the garage, up on blocks and the engine pickled, ready for the long cold winter ahead of us. Check out some of the last Indian Summer cruise nights of 2015.
Then mid November and the end of December 2015…
I made the sad decision to start ripping #BadManxBuggy apart and separate the body from the chassis. Separating the body from the chassis was a slow cautious process not to damage the paint job. Once everything was disconnected such as the fuel lines, electrical and all the bolts in the body were removed, I started inching the body off the chassis.
My son James and I built a wooden frame to support the body before hoisting it upward. Right now it is sitting inches away from rolling the chassis out from underneath it.
Now, I am in the process of sourcing the parts to restore the 1964 chassis. The Canadian dollar and shipping costs are killing me. I found what I need from http://www.cip1.ca — but, unfortunately one side of the floor panels are on backorder until middle of April.
Check out the progress so far, I will keep you posted on the progress and once the parts have been delivered…