The Fiberglass Fan-Attic CLOSED it's e-commerce doors on JAN 1, 2015! Thank you to all that supported my Deserter restoration efforts over the years.
My stock and molds are now in the hands of John Coutihno and located in Hopkinton, MA
For parts availability please contact John via johnaziza(email at)comcast.net or (508) 801-5000
Thank you, and I hope you continue to enjoy your Deserter buggy, driving it, restoring it, or just looking at it!
Boston Bob E.
OK, just to be clear, with a small shop and only a part time hobby level commitment, this is not the big leagues. As a confirmed or die hard car or motor sports fan, my hobby, my career and life has led me to this point, and I call it: The Fiberglass Fan-Attic. A simple play on words that describes my simple attic based fiberglass shop, complete with the required fan and all made right here in the good old USA..
I've always been interested in fiberglass cars, especially the VW based dune buggy and kit cars of the 70's. Learning first through necessary repairs and a general shortage of cash, then its mold-ability to create a complex shape with surprising strength. With all of the creativity possible and design legends like Bruce Meyers, Ed Roth and plenty of other California customizers shaping things with this plastic, I've had plenty of inspiration.
After quite a few years working with this interesting although, smelly product, I have managed to re-create a couple of specialized parts for the restoration of the fiberglass Deserter dune buggies.
My original goal was simply to make a much needed piece for one of my restorations that simply were no longer available. With a mold created, I now had the ability to provide parts for others in need of the same part?
Here's a list of the parts we currently can provide to the Deserter Dune Buggy fan. You can click on the part for a better description and photos. If your interested in purchasing a part, click on the Buy Now button and it will bring to a Paypal Invoice were you can pay for the items and I can prepare the parts for shipping. Please read more below on shipping large items below.
Due to the size of these fiberglass parts, whenever possible a local pickup is preferable, but I understand that’s not always possible. I can prepare the item for shipping by the freight company of YOUR choice and at YOUR expense. YOU make all the arrangements for a pickup in my driveway and delivery to yours.
I will pack the items, totally surrounding the entire fiberglass part with cardboard including two layers on all edges and then completely wrapping it securely with a plastic stretch wrap. See Photo->
These items are not heavy, but the size exceeds the usual UPS or Fed-X shipping requirements. Here’s the weight and dimension information that you will need to provide to your shipping company.
- Engine Cover – 30lbs/ea – 54 in. by 56 in. by 16in.
- Side Tanks – 30lbs/pair – 60 in. by 20 in. by 12 in.
- GT Doors - 25lbs/pair - 48 in. by 24 in. by 24 in.
- Front Bumper 10 lbs/ea- 60 in. by 12 in. by 2 in.
"I pick up the package on Wed & deliver it to our customer. Packing was good. Just to let you know, he's extremely happy with the hood & the workmanship. He can't stop talking about it & how I made everything possible happen to get it here to St Thomas for him.
I would like to Thank You for being a man of your word, keeping the communicate line open & your fine workmanship in re- creating the hood for us. I kept one of your business card & give him the next, so that if anyone else have an interest in getting one, we'll be working together again.
My interest in this hobby has also led me, or I've followed it to the web. Here's a couple of web pages that I build and manage for clubs that I belong to.
- The Bug Club - A very active, New Hampshire based, all VW club.
- The Deserter Owners Group - An Internet based group that discusses everything related to the Deserter dune buggy's made by Autodynamics and Dearborn Automotive Corp of Marblehead, MA in the late 60's and early 70's.
The Fiberglass Fan-Attic
For Parts Availability Contact John Coutihno at johnaziza(email at)comcast.net