Mostly straight from the OS Dune buggies and Sand Rails FB page. I think it was Gotwood, or possibly Mystery Machine that shared the first of that pages pics that I picked up on, but since then I've been hooked! There's so much more than the VW engined rails you might expect, the "Water Pumpers" are just great, 30's/40's car and truck chassis with the engine mounted way back and a couple of seats over the axle, a bit like a slingshot, and built that way for the same reason.
Lots of love for Buggies/Rails with me, something I would like to own at some point.
Not sure how it would do on the dunes but it looks well :-)
Jimi owned one too :-)
VW Type 197, otherwise known as the 'Country Buggy', made for the Australian market
Past: 13 VW Beetles from 1967 - 1974 Bay Window Campers (1973 & 1974) Mini's (1992 Cooper lookalike & 1984 '25 Anniversary) MK2 Polo Coupe S (1984 & 1986) MK2 Polo Breadvan (1981 & 1984) MK4 Escort (1989) MK2 Granada Based Hearse (seriously) Fiat Uno 60S (1986) Punto 60S (1998) Cinq (1997) 1998 Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat 2003 Ford KA