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Poty Enterprises Registry

Several dune buggy designs where developed by Joe Poty of Poty Enterprises in Santa Fe Springs.

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Poty Spoiler Registry

A Poty Spoiler is one of several designs that Joe Poty of Poty Enterprises in Santa Fe Springs made.

 

Josh's Xfile buggy

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Body It has a hood scoop looking mold on the hood, kind of flat fenders, a mini spoiler in the back, molded in dashboard, and the rear end is best described by looking at the pictures it has a cutout unlike any I have seen yet to clearance the air filter/motor.
Frame 1956 shortened VW chassis
Engine 1600 dp
Status Work in progress
Owner Joshua Cruey
Location Houston, Tx.
Story My dad picked it up years ago and after it sitting for awhile I started to tinker with it. He then just gave it to me for a project to wotk on. So now it sits in my garage awaiting the time to get something done on it.

 

X-0002 Joe's

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Body Classic, Flat Fenders, Scoop Hood, 2 peice dash/hood, FlipUp Tail, Full back seat area. Has a tag from Joe Poty, but have yet to see any literature to back up this ID badge. Looks to have no color in the gel coat, body is painted.
Frame 1961 VW pan shortened to 81"
Engine 1500cc SP
Status Project
Owner Joe
Front Tires/Wheels 14" x 7" Aluminum 5 slot
Rear Tires/Wheels 14" x 8" Aluminum 5 slot
Link Yellow Buggy PhotoBucket Gallery
Transaxle Swing
Location Sterling, VA 20165
Story Bought off ebay, winter project to fix up to sell in the spring. Already have a Safari (grin)
Previous Owner Repo Man out of NJ

 

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Joe Poty sand rover t bug pick up

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Body Joe Poty sand rover t bug pick up
Frame Shortened 68 vw type 1 pan
Engine Rebuilt 1835cc single port with a mild cam and a 32/36 Weber progressive.
Status Starving
Owner Nick Artiles
Location Burbank, CA
Contact Nickartiles@gmail.com
Story it's complicated...I created a monster.
Previous Owner Lets not and say we did

 

30 day thrasher

Body flat fenders, scoop on the hood with the spoiler on the back, square center dash. my body is missing the id tag above the pedals
Frame 1968 shortened pan
Engine 2180 cc with dual webers
Status excellant shape
Owner Paul baker
Front Tires/Wheels 195, 50, 15 on chrome reverse wheels
Rear Tires/Wheels 275, 60, 15 on chrome reverse wheels
Transaxle 72 super beetle IRS
Location Blairstown, Iowa
Contact Paul Baker paulsspeedandcustom@hotmail.com
Story We bought the body from a freind and decided to build it for thr 2008 Funfest in Il. It turned into a 30 night and 4 weekend build. went well with a little drama the day we started to leave for Effingham. It wouldn't start, turns out i hooked the module in the dizzy up wrong and burnt it out. went with an old set of points and we were off. The most fun buggy I've ever had
Clubs Bi-State VW club
Previous Owner unknown

 

Potty T Bug

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Body Unknown Year Tag missing
Frame Hybrid 66 front 71 rear
Engine Not sure, thinking 1500 (Case number) with 1600 jugs, Pict 34, Stock Heads, Staock valve train.
Status Just getting started. Been through 4 sets of hand and no use yet
Front Tires/Wheels Has Pontiac Snowflake wheels bald tires. Building on a budget and will just get mew tires and paint wheels to match body
Rear Tires/Wheels See front
Transaxle Type 1 IRS single side cover
Location Columbus OH
Story Got it for my 39th this year. Poor so she traded her SnapOn box for it. Yep she works on cars too, and she was willing to give up her box for me!
Clubs Debating. Had a bad experience with my last.
Previous Owner Trader Joe. Guy moves stuff all the time, traded a beat f150 for a good 68 fastback stang. The same day I picked my buggy up.

 

" T " Bug PICKUP

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Frame Dave Barrett Chassis King Pin front end & IRS rear & 3 1/4 " body lift
Engine Top Line Parts 1915 cc & Dual Kadrons
Status On the Road
Owner Jay ( Old Tow'd )
Front Tires/Wheels Jackman look alike
Rear Tires/Wheels Jackman look alike
Transaxle Stock IRS
Location Yorba Linda, Calif.
Clubs Manx Club / RBC Buggies / DSB Buggies

Sand Rover Registry

An East coast design with wider rear fenders and a tail box over the carberator to meet the East cost standards. It was advertised in late '67 and early '68 so it was one of the earlier models.

The hood is kind of a play on the Beetle hood.

 

Sand Rover

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Body Joe Poty Enterpises Sand Rover
Frame unknown thought to be a 1966
Engine unknown
Owner Steve Weidman
Front Tires/Wheels 14 inch old style slots
Rear Tires/Wheels 14 inch old style slots
Transaxle unknown
Location Waukesha WI
Contact Steve Weidman stephanweidman@hotmail.com
Story Just bought on Friday April 13th 2007 and am looking for help to id my new toy

 

sand rover

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Frame custom frame, 1"x2" square tubing stood on end surrounding the complete pan, with 3/16" plate for the floor
Engine engine is a 1776cc, with a mild cam and some other go fast goodies
Status almost finished restoring this project, just some finishing touches to the cosmetics i still have to do
Front Tires/Wheels tires are bf goodrich radial ta's on cragar sst's
Rear Tires/Wheels tires are bf goodrich radial ta's on cragar sst's
Transaxle transaxle is a 6 rib bus transmission with custom fabricated mounts

 

sand rover

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Frame custom frame, 1"x2" square tubing stood on end surrounding the complete pan, with 3/16" plate for the floor
Engine engine is a 1776cc, with a mild cam and some other go fast goodies
Status almost finished restoring this project, just some finishing touches to the cosmetics i still have to do
Front Tires/Wheels tires are bf goodrich radial ta's on cragar sst's
Rear Tires/Wheels tires are bf goodrich radial ta's on cragar sst's
Transaxle transaxle is a 6 rib bus transmission with custom fabricated mounts

 

sand rover

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Frame custom frame, 1"x2" square tubing stood on end surrounding the complete pan, with 3/16" plate for the floor
Engine engine is a 1776cc, with a mild cam and some other go fast goodies
Status almost finished restoring this project, just some finishing touches to the cosmetics i still have to do
Front Tires/Wheels tires are bf goodrich radial ta's on cragar sst's
Rear Tires/Wheels tires are bf goodrich radial ta's on cragar sst's
Transaxle transaxle is a 6 rib bus transmission with custom fabricated mounts

 

1965

Body sand rover
Frame 1965
Engine 1973 1600cc
Status weekend driven, going to re do this winter
Owner robert and cindy jo langman
glenville west virginia
Location glenville, west virginia
Contact rlangman@bop.gov
Story bought in 2007 instead of a motorcycle...so much more fun

 

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Sand Rover T Pickup

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Body Joe Poty Sand Rover T
Engine 1600 cc
Status Needs some interior work on the dash and some carpet but otherwise in great condition
Owner Jay Plummer
Front Tires/Wheels BF Goodrich/Cragar
Location Gambrills, MD
Contact jayp@slprod.com
Story Purchased from original owner in Fall, 2009.

 

Jerome's Sand Rover

Body Joe Poty Sand Rover
Frame first built on a shortened 66 bug frame, then had a thing 181 pan w bug pans, now building version 3 with a Dave Barrett manxchassis using all thing suspension
Engine engine no 4 is a "mystery motor" was told its a 1835 but wont know till i rebuild it
Status body in back yard, pieces in shed, basement, parents garage, and frame being built in a friends garage
Owner Jerome Beckman
Front Tires/Wheels 5 spoke 15in wagon wheels 5in wide (carlisles) with old school vw bus snow tires
Rear Tires/Wheels 5 spoke 15in wagon wheels 10in wide (carlisles) with 33 desert dogs
Transaxle junkyard trans number 4. one day it will be a custom built kcr trans.
Location belmar, NJ
Contact jeromevw312@yahoo.com
Story Owned for over ten years before I found out what it was thanks to the dune buggy archives. Bought it from a guy who had like 15 bodies behind a local gas station. It was my favorite design and super thick glass. built 2000-2001, and beat the s**t out of it as a daily driver in college. Sat behind parents house for 5 years till I stripped it last year, got a dave barrett manxchassis and started over, hoping to have it back in 2011 with a solid frame, just driving though, same beat up paint job from 2000, thats next winter, I just miss driving and beating on it.

 

Nate P Sand Rover

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Body Sand Rover Gold Flake The one notable thing about this body is Joe didnot spare the fiber glass
it is One Tough Cookie Took out a deer last winter and only spider cracked the finish a bit...
This is a thick strong body... I Weighed in at the Casa De Fruita Tractor Pull last Memorial Day at 1150 lbs without the Driver...don't want to say with the driver:).
Frame Likely a 1967 pan but registered with the title of a 1969 VW
Engine 1940cc with a 76mm Balanced stroker and dual 40mm weber IDFs Dog
house Cooler, some chrome tin and a 6AL fire box by MSD. Speedometer goes up to 90,
but not high enough...Reads off by 10 miles at 65 says 75... but on Freeway the needle
disapears past 90
Status Running Great with new motor built in Lanscatter High desert Ca.
Owner Nate Price
Front Tires/Wheels American Mag 5 spoke 60's style with Michelin HydroEdge Radials 195 55 r15
Rear Tires/Wheels American Mag 5 spoke 60's style with Michelin HydroEdge Radials 215 65 r15
Link Swing Arm
Transaxle Freeway Flyer 4 speed with .82 4th Gear and 3.875 ring and Pinion ratio this is just the right gearing for 80 horses...
Location San Martin, Calif.
Story I have always wanted a buggy since Thompson in Gilroy in the mid 60s built some Manx's in his barn. ...Just replaced the Tranny last week Dan at the UPS Shop in Huntington Beach sold me his spare Freeway flyer...It is awsome. with My friend Dans help ( different Dan this one a Vet of Iraq )we re wired the dash and engine compartment ..I now have wipers and dash Lights ...its like driving a car with all the comforts of home. Why do I need a diode in series with the generator light to be able to shut down the engine with the KEY still learning this is a great hobby. Just put in new seat covers...looking good. A bit more Chrome and Yeah!.
Clubs don't Belong to any... yet

 

Nate P Sand Rover

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Body Sand Rover Gold Flake The one notable thing about this body is Joe didnot spare the fiber glass
it is One Tough Cookie Took out a deer last winter and only spider cracked the finish a bit...
This is a thick strong body... it weighs 1150 with out Driver.
Frame Likely a 1967 pan but registered with the title of a 1969 VW
Engine 1940cc with a 76mm Balanced stroker and dual 40mm weber IDFs Dog
house Cooler, some chrome tin and a 6AL fire box by MSD. Speedometer goes up to 90,
but not high enough...Reads off by 10 miles at 65 says 75... but on Freeway the needle
disapears past 90
Status Running Great with new motor built in Lanscatter High desert Ca.
Owner Nate Price
Front Tires/Wheels American Mag 5 spoke 60's style with Michelin HydroEdge Radials 195 55 r15
Rear Tires/Wheels American Mag 5 spoke 60's style with Michelin HydroEdge Radials 215 65 r15
Link Stock 4 speed with Syncro into First..
Transaxle Swing Arm
Location San Martin Calif.
Story I have always wanted a buggy since Thompson in Gilroy in the mid 60s built some Manx's in his barn.
Clubs don't Belong to any... yet

Sand Rover T Pickup Registry

 

Sand Rover T Bug Pickup

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Body Joe Poty Sand Rover T Bug Pickup
Frame 1967 Shortened Volkswagon
Engine 1835 cc
Status Running like a champ
Owner Karen
Front Tires/Wheels 14 in Slotted action rims
Rear Tires/Wheels 15 inch slotted Action Rims
Location Inland Empire Southern California
Contact kkleinnorc@aol.com
Story I bought this buggy from my Dad...it has been in my family since the mid 1970's.
Previous Owner My Dad :)

 

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Sand Rover T Bug

Body Sand Rover "T" Bug pickup East Coast version.
Frame 1957 VW pan
Engine 1964 Corvair flat 6 110 HP
Status SOLD

 

Sand Rover T

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Body No ID tags, but I am assuming it's a Poty Enterprises buggy.
Frame 1967 Full Size Pan
Engine VW 1600, as of today
Status As of May 2010, I have rebuilt the whole chassis, engine, transaxle, and now changed the SHORT PAN back to a full length, so...........yes, I had to cut and stretch the fiberglass body, and that is where I am at now...starting the fiberglass finishing process.
Owner Gregg Rawdin
Front Tires/Wheels Aluminum wheels/new tires
Rear Tires/Wheels Aluminum wheels/new tires
Transaxle Original and rebuilt
Location San Diego, CA
Contact greggrawdin@att.net
Story I got this from a friend that had it rusting in a field since the 70's. I had to weed around it and through it to push it out and onto a car trailer.
Clubs None
Previous Owner Unknown