Yeah, me, too. I had a 1957 VW sedan that became my first Dune Buggy. The pan for my second CMC was a 1971 or 2 Beetle with a Beam front.
I built up four dune buggies, 2 with Swing arm and two with IRS (one of those was Corvair powered) but nothing later than 1970 for the pans. that was back in the day when you could get a running engine for under $100 and a good transaxle for $25!!!!
Ahhhhhh......... the "Good Old Days"!!!