Alameda Fiberglass
Makers of Fiberglass dune buggy bodies.

On this page is the three styles that they made.
Older "Standard Body" and the newer "Pickup bed" and "Standard Buggy"



2056 Clement St. Alameda, California
This is the building Alameda Fiberglass was in. It is now a welding shop.
Alamend Fiberglass made boats and buggies from the mid 60's to the mid 70's.
Mid 70's they moved to the foot of the San Mateo Bridge in Hayward, CA.
There they still made buggies (very few) and boats till they closed down.

When I purchased my body there (March of 1969?), the fence out front was not there. They lined up bodies
of different colors up along the front to pick from. One of the options was diamond dust they put in the
metal flake to make it glitter. Second option was a hard top (roof). Like you see below but without the rear window.
It came blank and if you wanted a window, you had to cut it in.
Light green
Dark Green
Dark blue
Light blue
Purple
Red
I think there were others. All were metal flake colors but I can not say that they didn't make something special order.
But have never seen one where the color was in the gel coat.


On this page is the three styles that Alameda Fiberglass made.


Older "Standard Body"

Newer "Pickup bed"
were made when in Alameda and Hayward California.

New style "Standard Buggy"
were made in Hayward. New Style was made only for
a short time before closing.

Darryl Boyd



First Version Buggies made at Alameda Fiberglass in Alameda, California



Daryl Boyd's
Corvair Powered Glass Body Dune Buggy

Built 1968-69 from a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair. There is no VW parts in it. All Corvair running gear and front end.
Alameda Fiberglass built this body in 1968. Custom made frame was built 4 times before getting the geometry right.

Fiberglass body (metal flake with diamond dust)
    Purchased body 03-14-69   
Price for body $66.15

            
These photo's are of the original "standard body" buggy that Alameda Fiberglass started with. This one made in 1968.
 
  First built in 1968 by my Father and I when I was 15 years old. Rebuilt in 1995 by myself and my son, when he was 15 years old.
 

        
Dash is flat.

     


 

Here is some of the cost to build this buggy (originally) back in 1968 - 1969 Item


Maker
     Date 
     Cost 
1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza (used)
Chevrolet
05-21-68
$50.00
Corvair Van Rear Hubs and Spindles (used)
Concord Auto Dismantlers
10-22-68
$42.00
Fiberglass Seat Backs (two)
 Lane Metal Finishers (Oakland)
03-06-69
$24.00
Naugahyde seat covers (black, two)
 Lane Metal Finishers (Oakland)
03-06-69
$72.00
Headlights (chromed , pair) 
 Lane Metal Finishers (Oakland)
03-06-69
$26.50
Windshield
Martin
03-06-69
$39.50
Fiberglass body
(metal flake with diamond dust)
 Alameda Fiberglass
Alameda, CA.
03-14-69
$66.15
Mustang Rear Tail Lights (set, pair)
Sunvalley Ford
05-20-69
$14.72
Glass Pack Mufflers and Pipes
Jim's Muffler Service
06-12-69
$36.54
Wiper motor (VW used)
Taylors Auto Salvage
06-18-69
$15.75
Rear View Mirror
(windshield suction cup type)
Talbot
06-20-69
$7.30
Mirrors (on fenders, pair)
Chevrolet
06-23-69
$8.93
Chrome Roll Bar
Lane Metal Finishers (Oakland)
06-28-69
$34.13
Speedometer
Stewart Warner
12-04-69
$14.04

Wow !!!  Big money to a 15 year old!!




Stephen Martin's Buggy

This is before he refurbished it.
It has the hard top option on it that Alameda Fiberglass offered.

 

This looks to be the original purple metal flake color.

 


After Refurbishment!

   



Unknown Owner (1) (at this time)
In N.Calif at this time
This is a re-paint. I don't think it is original color.

  

   

  



Unknown Owner (2)
(at this time)
Also looks to be purple metal flake. This was a very popular color.

 
   



Unknown Owner (3) (at this time)



   




Unknown Owner (4) (at this time)

    



Second Version Buggies (truck) made at Alameda Fiberglass in Alameda, California
And also at Hayward, California


Archie Rundle's Truck Bed Body Buggy

One of the last of the bodies made in Alameda
First of the Pickup bodies started in Alameda and made at Hayward after moving.

   
This is a later model (around 1973?) of Alameda Fiberglass. They added a pickup bed model in the 70's
Also they offered the side skirts and rear engine cover as an extra, which this buggy has.
 
The top was from a standard buggy that was "cut down" to fit the pickup body.
You can see the seam in the fiberglass just to the rear of the halfway point.
 

   
 
   

   
Rear engine cover (fiberglass) was an extra
 

     

   

This is Archie Rundle. He worked at Alameda Fiberglass until it moved.
Here he is 87 years old and this is his buggy.
 
 
        
It uses a flat "pancake style" engine, but a standard engine will also fit.
 



Third Version Buggies (standard buggy) made at Hayward, California only
Made foir a very short time before they discontinued buggies.


Owner (5)
(at this time)

  

 
 
 

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