you are right on how they dont make things like they used to. but one thing what brand is your buggy?. because you can find parts you just have to look. but there is another thing. you car have been sitting for years right. well materials break down over the years and i think if you tried to race again your buggy might not it around to finish. what you should do id to go and take your car and give it and over haul. take it apart and tune it. then you should go and practice on the track and see if it holds up to the stress. if it does not then you might have to upgrade to something modern. i really hope this helps you out.