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Toy Construction #171: Building a VW Bus

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Blog entry by htl posted 12-25-2017 11:42 PM 2420 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 170: Just about done with the coupe Part 171 of Toy Construction series Part 172: Building a VW Bus #2 »

Couldn’t stand it and had to play with Dutchy's plans for the VW Bus.

Got started on the cabin, and loading space.
This will be the bottom for the VW.
VW’s don’t have separate frames but more of a tub construction or what do they call it unabody?.

So here’s my start on the project, I’ve had my eye on a VW Bus build for a while but Dutchy just made available some great plans so here we go.

The side doors are hinged and Dutchy came up with a great way to get it done.
When I first saw it I was thinking what in the world is going on but now that I’ve got my head around it, it will work just fine.


The motor would go where my thumb is, I need to check about some pictures of one, or better yet a Porsche motor.
Can you see a hot rodded VW Bus. LOL


Got a start on the cab but still need to add the seats.

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#1 posted 12-25-2017 11:59 PM

My oh my, there’s no rest for the good or the machinery in your shed Bruce…

Just saw the model that Dutchy built – WOW & WOW….

Can’t wait to see how excellent yours turns out Bruce!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 12-26-2017 12:14 AM

Won’t go as far into the details as Dutch but a Hot Rod Bus should be cool.
We’ll see what the wood wants to do when the time comes.

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#3 posted 12-26-2017 12:25 AM



Won t go as far into the details as Dutch but a Hot Rod Bus should be cool.

- htl


Hey maybe a VW that runs on tracks! Can’t remember seeing too many of those in the past.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 12-26-2017 02:55 AM

you will be done before me Bruce ….so slow down brother LMAO :<))

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#5 posted 12-26-2017 05:16 AM

I may have got a head start but you can learn from my mistakes and the wood always talks to us differently.

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#6 posted 12-26-2017 08:46 AM

Nice to see someone started building the bus. And even better to see is a blog about it.
You are in hurry Bruce and I wish you a lot of building fun. And in the drawing there is no motor, so go ahead and do not feel inhibited.

I probably will not comment on every blog but for sure I will watch them all carefully.

THANKS FOR THE LINK.

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#7 posted 12-26-2017 08:53 AM

Won t go as far into the details as Dutch but a Hot Rod Bus should be cool.

- htl

Hey maybe a VW that runs on tracks! Can t remember seeing too many of those in the past.

- LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 12-26-2017 08:57 AM


- Dutchy


Hey #4, I’ll ignore any remarks if you leave the red light out.

Thanks Dutchy!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 12-26-2017 09:20 AM

Those are just way cool!!!
I have been wanting to build a set a tracks from the half track and put them on something, and this would fit the bill nicely, but!!!
That’s not what I would call Hot Rodding more in the lines of utility to me.
I’ve still got time to come up with something, at least till noon or so. lol

I can see we’re going to have some fun with these plans!!!

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#10 posted 12-26-2017 09:57 AM

Went looking or hot rod motors for my bus but there just not as pretty as a big V8.

Of course if your a VW nut it’s all in the eyes of the beholder I guess.

I remember way back 1972 when I owned a 1950 bug putting a tuned exhaust on it and thought it looked way cool with it’s 35 HP. LOL

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#11 posted 12-26-2017 10:55 AM


I probably will not comment on every blog but for sure I will watch them all carefully.

- Dutchy

No pressure there!!! LOL

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#12 posted 12-26-2017 12:15 PM

Looking forward to seeing it progress.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 12-26-2017 12:45 PM

Keep us posted.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 12-26-2017 11:36 PM

I’ll be waiting to see more! So far so good! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 12-26-2017 11:58 PM

I’m working on it, I’m working,working.

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