I've been planning a Manxter buggy ever since I saw Olli's in Kit Car magazine. As I'm sure a lot of y'all know though, planning and actually doing are two completely separate things. Well last weekend I picked up my first part, a Porsche 915 transaxle. The first part really brings the project into reality.
A quick rundown of what I've got in mind:
Chassis - David Barrett chassis (Will be in my garage on Sunday)
Engine - Subaru 2.0L or 2.5L tubro, JDM, not sure on the source yet
Transaxle - Porsche 915/61 out of a 1979 911SC
Body - Meyers Manxter with side pods
Beyond that I haven't really nailed anything down. I'm got some really crazy ideas, especially electrical, but that's for another post. I get some pictures of the transaxle posted later. In the meantime I've started a Flickr collection covering my progress: