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Warrior Knock Down Kit - 2 Seat Frame
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This new 95-inch chassis is for off-road enthusiasts who demand quality, but have limited budgets.

The new 95-inch wheelbase Warrior two-seater chassis retails for just $365.00 plus shipping, a price tag 50% less than most fully welded 95-inch models. Since the Warrior comes as a knockdown kit, it costs less to ship too, saving even more money. For a shipping estimate, see our Warrior Quote Page. With clear, illustrated instructions, the Warrior is easy to assemble, even for a novice builder.

Though we cut the Warrior's price and shipping costs, we kept the quality. Warrior frames are 1-1/2-inch, 13-gauge, mild steel tubing mandrel bent for added strength and good looks. Its 51-inch width comfortably seats two and features a 41-1/2-inch height cage that easily accommodates popular poly-seats with headroom to spare. The flange-mounted rear cage allows quick and easy removal of the engine. And the Warrior features Berrien Buggy's extra-wide, 2-1/2-inch front end clamps for greater strength and durability on rugged terrain.

The Warrior chassis is available for link/king pin or balljoint front end and swing axle or IRS rear torsions. Laser-cut shifter box with shift tube hanger and seatback brace comes standard. Options include treebars, bumpers and a three-piece fiberglass body available in six standard gel-coat colors.

Since it's from Berrien Buggy, the 95-inch Warrior incorporates 31 years of off-road chassis design/manufacturing experience - experience that has made Berrien Buggy the industry standard for performance.

Warrior Kit Parts List
Warrior Kit Assembly Instructions

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping for frames and fiberglass bodies is calculated separately and sent to the customer for approval. It is NOT included in the shipping total for your shopping cart order. If you can not take delivery at our Detroit, Michigan, USA location, shipping charges may range from $400-$1000 or more for assembled chassis. The WARRIOR and CRUISER Chassis Knock-down kits ship for around $100, depending on your location inside the United States.

For a fully welded chassis, there is an additional $125 core charge for the torsion assembly, assuming you do not provide us with an exchange torsion. For partially tacked chassis, there is an additional $50 charge for welding in place an optional torsion assembly, plus $125 core charge. Also, we recommend you order an IRS rear end with your chassis, since this gives you the most flexibility. Please email us or call us at 1-800-303-6211 (Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm EST) with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do you sell completed buggies?
What parts can I use from my Type 3 to build a buggy with?
Can you help me with the frame modifications necessary to use a V-8 engine in dune buggy?
How much welding will I have to do to complete the Warrior?
How much would shipping be to outside the United States?
Is the Warrior a "real" chassis? Why is it so cheap?
What is the difference between a Fully Welded and a Tacked Chassis?
What additional parts will I need to buy other than the chassis to build a complete buggy?
How much will it cost to build a complete buggy?
How much will shipping be for a fully welded chassis.
Can I buy the Warrior frame already welded?
Is the Warrior the only chassis I can buy in knock-down kit form?
What kind of welding equipment do I need to assemble a chassis?
How much would it cost to build a complete buggy using the Warrior Kit?
Which parts from my "donor" Beetle can be used on my buggy?
Do you have pictures of a completed buggy built with this chassis?
What kind of engine is the Warrior meant to use?

Configuration
Front End
Rear End
Part Number
Our Price
Order Quantity
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Warrior - 2 Seat Chassis - Knock-down Kit
Ball Joint
IRS
warriorbjirs
$399.00
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Warrior - 2 Seat Chassis - Knock-down Kit
Ball Joint
Swingaxle
warriorbjsw
$399.00
Qty: 
Warrior - 2 Seat Chassis - Knock-down Kit
Kingpin
IRS
warriorkpirs
$399.00
Qty: 
Warrior - 2 Seat Chassis - Knock-down Kit
Kingpin
Swingaxle
warriorkpsw
$399.00
Qty: 

 
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you sell completed buggies?
We sell only parts, not completed buggies.

What parts can I use from my Type 3 to build a buggy with?
You would be able to use the engine and the transmission, diagonal arms and rear brakes, but not the front end and not the torsion tube. There isn't a frame available that would accept the Type 3 front axle and torsion. You would have to custom design it or buy a front axle assembly and use a torsion tube from a regular or Super Beetle..

Can you help me with the frame modifications necessary to use a V-8 engine in dune buggy?
Sorry, but we donít have custom frame capability and canít help you on this one. Youíll probably need to do your own design. Good luck with your project.

How much welding will I have to do to complete the Warrior?
A knocked-down chassis comes with only enough welding done so that you can get it together straight. The factory tacks the floor together so you have something straight and square to start with. The factory also tacks the front clamps on the arm rails and the dash bar in the front roll bar. You would do all the rest of the welding. The welder at the factory can weld a Warrior kit together in less than a day, but it may take you longer since you don't have a fixture. (and he's had quite a bit of practice) All of the tubing is prenotched and prebent; very little welding has been done for you. They can be welded without jig or fixture; careful measurement and tack welding will be required to get it ready for the final welding. The welding involved is not difficult if you have a wire feed welder and are reasonably good with it.

How much would shipping be to outside the United States?
Expect the international shipping costs to be more than the cost of the chassis. The Warrior Kit is the cheapest chassis to ship, but even it costs at least $400 to get to Europe

Is the Warrior a "real" chassis? Why is it so cheap?
The ďWarriorĒ Chassis is a full size two seat chassis. (not a mini) It is less expensive than other Berrien models because it comes as a knock-down kit. This means that the chassis is not welded together, and requires an experienced welder to assemble it. Because it isnít assembled, it also makes a much smaller package for shipping, and it can be shipped anywhere inside the United States for about $100. (hundreds of dollars less than similar factory-welded chassis)

What is the difference between a Fully Welded and a Tacked Chassis?
Fully welded frames still require minimal welding for lights, tabs for seat belts, floor, etc., but the basic Chassis requires no further welded. Partially tacked frames require significant welding to complete the basic frame. If you have access to an experienced welder, we'd recommend a Tacked Kit, which is much less expensive to ship. (And the chassis is less expensive as well)

What additional parts will I need to buy other than the chassis to build a complete buggy?
There are hundreds of parts on a typical buggy. Some of the things you'll need are brakes, pedals, steering components, an engine, transmission, seats, wiring, tires, wheels, and many more. The chassis is really just the frame on which you mount everything.

How much will it cost to build a complete buggy?
Expect to spend approximately $4000+ to build a quality buggy. Obviously most people prefer to spread that expense over the length of the project, instead of buying all the parts at once. This figure can be more or less obviously depending on if you use new or used components, a stock or high performance engine, etc. and whether or not you have a "donor" VW to take parts from. We have parts for different budgets and applications, so Iím sure we can work with you whatever you decide to do.

How much will shipping be for a fully welded chassis.
A Lot. Because a fully welded chassis is big and relatively light, it takes up a lot of space on a shipping company's truck. So they charge us a LOT of money to deliver them to you. Shipping a fully welded chassis will cost at least an additional $500. We recommend you buy a partially tacked chassis, or, if possible, come to Detroit to pick up a fully welded one. We've had several customers drive here from Georgia, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Indiana, etc. Not only do you save on shipping cost for the chassis, but you can pick up other parts for your project, which saves you even more on shipping.

Can I buy the Warrior frame already welded?
The Warrior exists only in the one form, knockdown. The 295 Chassis is very similar to the Warrior, and is available in several forms, including partially and fully welded.

Is the Warrior the only chassis I can buy in knock-down kit form?
Yes, the Warrior is the only chassis available in knock down kit form. The others are available as partially tacked kits, as well as fully welded chassis. They can be shipped in partially tacked form at a favorable freight rate.

What kind of welding equipment do I need to assemble a chassis?
You should use a wire feed welder.

How much would it cost to build a complete buggy using the Warrior Kit?
The Warrior can be built for as little as $2500 or as much as you'd like to spend. Each buggy is unique to the builder.

Which parts from my "donor" Beetle can be used on my buggy?
The least expensive way to build a buggy is to use parts from a "donor" VW. If the VW you have is a regular Beetle and not a Super Beetle, it can donate many of the parts you will need, but not all. The parts normally used that do not come from a VW are the tires and wheels, the seats, the exhaust, lights, seat belts, shock absorbers, floor, and gas tank. The parts that can be used include front tires and wheels and your pedal assembly. The engine, transmission, front axle, and shift rod are usable, also

Do you have pictures of a completed buggy built with this chassis?
Unfortunately, the only pictures we have are included on the site. We're working to get more pictures to put online.

What kind of engine is the Warrior meant to use?
The Warrior is made for a Volkswagen Beetle Engine and transmission.


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