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Old 12-04-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default 34 phaetons in travelog

Was wathing TCM today and they had a travelog of MI sites from back in the 30s or 40s. One feature shown had 34 phaetons made into dune buggys, three or four of them, doors and fenders off with high floatation tires running over sand dunes.
Any Michiganders around that know about this?
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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That is just plain sick. Wish I had seen it.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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They were probably the dune vehicles used for giving tourists a ride out onto the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in NW lower Michigan. By the late 50's they used big GM convertibles. Too bad they stopped these excursions. Probably not environmentally correct these days.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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If you go to this sight from the T forum and sift through a few 100 pict you will see them .But i think they are cut down sedans ,you can see the posts cut of .theoldmotor.com
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #5
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The pic is on page 27 of auto photos - 1921-1942 . Definately a cut down 34 dlx sedan .
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #6
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They were called Dune Scooters, Mac Woods dune rides had them.
Google image search on Dune Scooter and see what comes up. They are still in business in Michigan. Mears area Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

If you go there, they still have one in a garage in the back that is opened to the public. Scary lookin ride! There are foot pegs outside the body for the outer passenger. Many photos show them 3 or 4 seated across.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
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Pictures can be seen here
https://www.google.com/search?q=Dune...Msj7yAH0xIDYAQ
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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This is another thread about these;
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91724
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