A Joe Poty Sandwinder
Tuna's "Orange Crate" dunebuggy
This buggy started off as a project for my brother, my dad, and myself. Life changes and we were all no longer able or interested in seeing this buggy through. With that, I've decided to assume control of the project and put it in my future projects.
The Orange Crate started with a body and no floor pan. The goal is to build it as a very clean and stylish street bugyy (no sand or dirt for this car). Those of you familiar with dune buggies will notice the similarities between this body and the Meyers Manx. There are a few small details different, but is otherwise a duplicate.
Through a few friends, I was able to locate a good '66 Bug floorpan. I made a deal with my cousin Todd to have it shortened. It was then powdercoated gloss black. The front suspension has been detailed with gloss black, orange and chrome parts. Once I can get the transaxle installed, I hope to have the floorpan rolling and will take some shots of it with the wheels installed and the body on.
This buggy will ultimately have a 1911cc Type 4 engine, aftermarket fuel injection, and a full complement of goodies to make it a head turner wherever it goes and a neck snapper for the occupants.Tom
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